Statement in response to AAIB Special Bulletin 14 Feb 2014
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has issued its latest Special Bulletin detailing information as part of its ongoing investigation into the accident at the Clutha Vaults, Glasgow on 29 November 2013.
Statement in response to Eurocopter Safety Information Notice No. 2673-S-28
Eurocopter has issued a Safety Information Notice (SIN) to operators of the EC135 across the world regarding the issue involving the fuel indication and alert system discovered by Bond during normal service operations on Wednesday 11th, which we immediately reported to Eurocopter and the appropriate authorities.
Following our discovery during routine operations of an issue with an indicator system on one of our aircraft on the 11 December, Bond Air Services temporarily suspended service operations to allow precautionary testing. This involved detailed examinations and tests to evaluate the function and accuracy of the fuel indicator and alert system on our fleet of EC135s. Following these tests, we were able to release a number of aircraft back to full operational service immediately. Over the last few days, we have worked with the manufacturer Eurocopter to fix those aircraft which were discovered to have a fuel indication anomaly. Our EC135 aircraft are now fully operational and are available for missions with our air ambulance and police customers.