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FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices “FBH”, the Cobham Group company managing the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) in the UK, has started the process of disposing of its fleet ahead of the end of the contract end in March 2018.  From 1st April 2018, a new helicopter contract begins under the new acronym of MFTS Military Flying Training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Nov-17

Airbus Helicopters takes H125 production line into the digital age

Airbus Helicopters takes H125 production line into the digital age

At a recent briefing at the Airbus Helicopters production tactility at Marignane in Southern France, HeliHub.com was shown a new system which has been set up on the H125/H130 line to monitor the progress of each aircraft and provide significantly more management data. In very simple terms, each helicopter moves down the line every three days… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-May-17

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Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

The Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) Argentina has certified three simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana. Two inspectors recently spent time at the HFTC and certified the EC135 Level D full motion simulator, AS350 Level 7 flight training device and BH407 Level 7 flight training device for Argentinian pilots…. Read more »

Source: HFTC, 30-Aug-16

Aero Design launches AS350/355 Quick Release Bike Racks

Aero Design launches AS350/355 Quick Release Bike Racks

Aero Design is very excited to announce a new addition to the Aero Design Extreme Line.   The Quick Release Bicycle Racks for the Airbus AS350/355 utilize the existing Aero Design quick release mounts for their line of cargo baskets. The system allows an operator to swap from basket to bike rack in less time than… Read more »

Source: Aero Design, 16-Aug-16

BLR Aerospace starts taking orders for H125 FastFin

BLR Aerospace starts taking orders for H125 FastFin

BLR Aerospace is accepting pre-certification orders now to secure production slots for its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for the H125 helicopter, the company announced today. BLR is on track for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the H125 FastFin System in the third quarter of this year, according to company President Mike… Read more »

Source: BLR, 29-Jul-16

Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety – an independent helicopter flight training service provider has today announced the order of five new Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and the construction of a new Flight Training Centre to a host variety of Full Flight Simulators. The centre will be located in the vicinity of Helsinki Airport, Finland next to the existing Coptersafety… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 28-Jul-16

Airbus takes Seminole County Sheriff H125 AStar to ALEA Convention

Airbus takes Seminole County Sheriff H125 AStar to ALEA Convention

Airbus Helicopters are exhibiting the Seminole County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office H125 AStar at the 2016 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Conference and Expo in Savannah, Ga., July 18-23. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office operates two H125’s (formerly AS350 B3e) to conduct a wide variety of law enforcement missions, including patrol, search & rescue and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Jul-16

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services receives second H130

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services receives second H130

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited (rbhsl) has received its second H130 on 21 June, after the first has entered the Kingdom end of October last year. The new helicopter will join the first to perform similar missions. Similar to the first H130, the second helicopter comes equipped with additional optional equipment such as an integrated… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Jul-16

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Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE) has taken delivery of an EC130 from Airbus Helicopters, where it was previously a demonstrator aircraft.  The 2004-build helicopter currently remains in the white and dark blue Airbus house colours.  With this acquisition, CHE becomes the first helicopter tour provider in Chicago to incorporate the Airbus Helicopters aircraft into its fleet…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jul-16

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Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères, based in the French island of Reunion in the southern Indian Ocean near Mauritius, has recently taken delivery of a new Airbus H130 helicopter.  In an announcement on the company’s Facebook page the operator features F-OVNI at a handover event at the Airbus factory in Marignane, France. Corail principally operates tourist flights on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Simrik Air buys AS350B3 from Panama

Simrik Air buys AS350B3 from Panama

Local media is reporting that Nepalese operator Simrik Air has bought and imported an AS350B3 to add to its fleet, having imported it from Panama.  The 2005-build aircraft with serial 3786 has been operated from new in the central American country. The aircraft arrived by air freight early on Saturday 25th June at Tribhuvan International… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-16

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Vector completes first 12-year inspection on San Bernardino County Sheriff AS350

Vector completes first 12-year inspection on San Bernardino County Sheriff AS350

Vector Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has completed the first of three 12-year inspections for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s (SBCSD) fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars. The SBCSD flew its second AStar to Vector’s hangar in Langley, BC on June 20th, and returned home with the first completed aircraft, work… Read more »

Source: Vector, 29-Jun-16

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Helinet takes two helicopters to American Heroes Air Show

Helinet takes two helicopters to American Heroes Air Show

Two helicopters from Helinet Aviation Services will participate in the American Heroes Air Show on Saturday, June 18, at Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley. The show is the nation’s premier, helicopter-only, admission-free aviation event designed to demonstrate to the public, media and community officials the vital and diverse roles of rotary aviation. American… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 19-Jun-16

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FAA and Transport Canada approve Onboard hook for AS350 series

FAA and Transport Canada approve Onboard hook for AS350 series

Onboard Systems International, Inc., today announced that its Surefire™ hydraulic cargo hook swing system kits for the Airbus AS350 (H125) helicopter have been STC certified by the FAA and Transport Canada. Onboard has also submitted these systems to EASA for certification in Europe. These cargo hook kits are the first to offer Onboard’s new Surefire… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 17-Jun-16

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Heli Support NZ praises PA100 PUREair System for AS350

Heli Support NZ praises PA100 PUREair System for AS350

DART Aerospace and its New Zealand AMC partner Heli Support NZ highlight the performance of the newly installed PA100 PUREair Engine Protection System for The Helicopter Line after its first periodic inspection. Heli Support NZ owns and leases the aircraft for scenic flights and heli-ski missions to The Helicopter Line, who have multiple bases established… Read more »

Source: Dart, 26-May-16

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Pacific Crown Helicopters win new helicopter maintenance approvals

Pacific Crown Helicopters win new helicopter maintenance approvals

Pacific Crown Helicopters, based at Caloundra Airport in Queensland on the east coast of Australia, is expanding.  The company specialises in the sales, completion and refurbishment of new and used Airbus Helicopters, including custom interiors and exterior paintwork.  Their portfolio includes avionic system design and fit-outs, part supply, and all the roles involved in import,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-16

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London Helicopter Charters gains its own AOC

London Helicopter Charters gains its own AOC

British operator London Helicopter Charters Ltd has been issued their own Air Operator Certificate (AOC number 2441), to support the operation of sightseeing tours in and around the UK’s capital city. The company operates under three different guises using the same two AS350 helicopters which are based at Redhill Aerodrome. * The London Helicopter –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-May-16

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Dart Aerospace to exhibit helicopter floats at SAFE Europe Symposium

Dart Aerospace to exhibit helicopter floats at SAFE Europe Symposium

DART Aerospace representatives will highlight the company’s comprehensive aviation safety equipment capabilities at the 23rd SAFE Europe Symposium at the Beaumont Estate Hotel, Old Windsor, UK on April 11-13, 2016 where it will display its’ Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 Quick Release Emergency Float System With Integrated Liferafts. This system is ideal for multi-mission operators looking to… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 06-Apr-16

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Seattle news helicopter crash survivor files lawsuit

Seattle news helicopter crash survivor files lawsuit

Guillermo Sanchez was driving to work in Seattle on the morning of March 18, 2014 when the news helicopter fell from the sky and hit his car while he was stopped at a red light.  See full story

Source: KREM, 23-Mar-16

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San Bernardino County Sheriff picks Vector for AS350 12-year inspections

San Bernardino County Sheriff picks Vector for AS350 12-year inspections

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on three Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars operated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD). Vector will conduct these inspections at its facilities in Langley,… Read more »

Source: Vector, 04-Mar-16

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Able Doubles Hydraulics Facility and Adds New Servo Capabilities

Able Doubles Hydraulics Facility and Adds New Servo Capabilities

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has doubled the size of its in-house hydraulics facility, expanding the bandwidth for its Bell 206 and 407 servo repairs, and supporting the addition of its newest service: the overhaul, repair and exchange of Bell 212/412, AS350 and AS355 hydraulics. “With the Bell 206… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 01-Mar-16

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Robertson Develops Crash-Resistant AS350 Primary Fuel System

Robertson Develops Crash-Resistant AS350 Primary Fuel System

Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company and renowned provider of military-grade fuel systems, is finalizing development of its first fuel system for civil rotorcraft. The company, which has been developing the system with Vector Aerospace, will begin flight testing its Crash-Resistant Primary Fuel System (CRPFS) for AS350 helicopters this summer. Production would begin this… Read more »

Source: Robertson, 29-Feb-16

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Vector Aerospace showcases retrofittable AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank

Vector Aerospace showcases retrofittable AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2016 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Louisville, KY, this week (March 1-3). One of the highlights of Vector’s booth (# 7556) is an Airbus… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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BLR to certify FastFin for H125s in 2016

BLR to certify FastFin for H125s in 2016

BLR Aerospace is working with Airbus Helicopters to certify the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System on an H125 helicopter, the company announced today. Proof of concept flight tests were successfully completed in 2015. BLR is nearing the end of its certification flight test program and is on track for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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India approves AS350 hook from Onboard Systems

India approves AS350 hook from Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its replacement cargo hook kit for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft has been certified for use in India by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). A letter of acceptance was issued for the installation of Onboard Systems cargo… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 24-Feb-16

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Vector add AS350 capabilities in Scotland

Vector add AS350 capabilities in Scotland

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new dynamic component repair (DCR) capability for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil family at its Almondbank site in Perth, Scotland. The new capability, which was officially opened by Deputy First Minister for… Read more »

Source: Vector, 19-Feb-16

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First commercial helicopter in Tonga starts ops in February

First commercial helicopter in Tonga starts ops in February

Tonga’s own life-saving helicopter service is expected to start in early 2016. The new helicopter service will also enable visitors to enjoy the beauty of Tonga from the air and to drop into remote island resorts. See Full Story

Source: Matangi Tonga, 06-Jan-16

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PA100 PUREair Engine Protection System completes snow trials for H125, H130

PA100 PUREair Engine Protection System completes snow trials for H125, H130

The PA100 PUREair System is ready for in-flight missions in falling and blowing snow conditions after successfully completing falling and blowing snow flight testing .The PA100 is now fully approved by TCCA, FAA and ANAC with no operational limitations. The PA100 continuously removes falling and blowing snow and will not clog during flight. Harsh operating… Read more »

Source: DART, 16-Dec-15

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Collier EMS hosts open house

Collier EMS hosts open house

Collier County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) held an open house, offering a tour of their MedFlight hanger and helicopter on Nov. 14.See full story.

Source: Collier Citizen, 27-Nov-15

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LAPD contracts with FlightSafety for AS350B3 simulator training

LAPD contracts with FlightSafety for AS350B3 simulator training

FlightSafety announces that it has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3. The training will include use of the first Level D qualified simulator for the AS350 B3 and take place at FlightSafety’s new Learning Center in Denver, Colorado once it opens… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Nov-15

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Valley Med Flight open new base at Roseau

Valley Med Flight open new base at Roseau

Patients in need of urgent care in northwestern Minnesota will no longer need to wait for a medical flight from Grand Forks or Bemidji to take them to a hospital.See full story.

Source: Grand Forks Herald, 11-Nov-15

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Spanish Police impound three helicopters and pilots on drug smuggling allegations

Spanish Police impound three helicopters and pilots on drug smuggling allegations

Spanish Police have recently announced that they impounded three helicopters in the last year which they believe have been used in drug smuggling operations between Morocco and Spain – photos of two of these are shown below.  They believe they have broken two criminal organisations, and arrested a total of 15 and seized 810kg of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-15

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Mexico approves Onboard Systems H125/AS350 cargo hook

Mexico approves Onboard Systems H125/AS350 cargo hook

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook swing kit with Onboard Weighing System and Fuel Drain Guard for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft has been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 26-Oct-15

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AMRG launch Wiregrass Life Flight

AMRG launch Wiregrass Life Flight

It was a dream of the Pilcher family for the better part of 50 years. Owners of Pilcher’s Dothan Ambulance Service, the family envisioned air transport to complement their ground service. It didn’t happen overnight, but it did eventually materialize.  See full story

23-Oct-15

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Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters adds Elite helicopter sim

Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters adds Elite helicopter sim

Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters (JTH) in McMin­nville, Ore­gon recently added an ELITE TH100 Heli­copter Advanced Avi­a­tion Train­ing Device (AATD) to their flight train­ing pro­grams. The TH100 will be used to lower train­ing cost, increase pro­fi­ciency and enhance the safety of stu­dents and pilots. JTH is rec­og­nized in the heli­copter com­mu­nity for their top-notch train­ing pro­grams and… Read more »

Source: Elite, 22-Oct-15

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Airbus completes 12 year inspection of Lee County (Florida) AS350

Airbus completes 12 year inspection of Lee County (Florida) AS350

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in Fort Myers, Fla. its AS350 BA AStar helicopter after completion of the aircraft’s second 12-year Inspection. The 12-year Inspection effectively resets the helicopter’s inspection cycles to zero, updates the aircraft with all applicable factory configuration changes and confirms its compliance with applicable Federal Aviation… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Sep-15

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JSSI Launches Parts-Only Program for AS350

JSSI Launches Parts-Only Program for AS350

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced its new Parts-Only Program for the full line of Airbus AS350 helicopters, at this week’s 2015 Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE). “We listened to AS350 owners and operators to uncover how JSSI could… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 12-Aug-15

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Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today it will deploy a custom-developed microwave downlink solution for the Suffolk County Police Department’s Aviation Section. The new system will provide a real-time HD video and data link between the Department’s two Eurocopter AS350B2 AStar helicopters… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 17-Jul-15

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Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is proud to announce that the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has ordered the first H125 AStar produced on the new final assembly line at the company’s production facility in Columbus, Miss. The AStar, America’s most popular single-engine turbine helicopter, is now built in the United States by American workers. Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Jul-15

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FAA approves Pall PA100 PureAir system for H125/AS350/EC130

FAA approves Pall PA100 PureAir system for H125/AS350/EC130

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced that the next generation engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters’ H125, AS350, and EC130 families of helicopters has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The STC allows operators to install the equipment on their helicopters. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace,… Read more »

Source: Pall, 15-Jun-15

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EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed LLC has begun critical care air medical service operations in Salida, Colo., for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, a full-service hospital providing extensive diagnostic capabilities, treatments and rehabilitation services. EagleMed is the preferred air medical services provider for the Colorado hospital. The base employs 15 EagleMed flight, medical, management and ground support… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 13-May-15

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Californian Highway Patrol picks Trakka A800 searchlight for AS350 fleet

Californian Highway Patrol picks Trakka A800 searchlight for AS350 fleet

Trakkacorp Pty Ltd is proud to announce the first Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight installation and delivery for the new Californian Highway Patrol AS350 fleet. This marks the first delivery of fifteen new AS350’s from Airbus USA for CHP. Airbus has collaborated with Hangar One, a leading MRO based in California, for integration and delivery of these… Read more »

Source: Trakkacorp, 07-Apr-15

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Vanuatu / Cyclone Pam – Garden City Helicopters to the rescue

Vanuatu / Cyclone Pam – Garden City Helicopters to the rescue

New Zealand operator Garden City Helicopters has sent an AS350 and a BK117 to Vanuatu to help with the ongoing humanitarian aid operation in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Pam, which hit the archipelago country on Saturday 14th.  President Baldwin Lonsdale is quoted as saying the storm has wiped out all development of recent… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-15

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Japan certifies Onboard Systems AS350 (H125) Cargo Hook Swing Retrofit Kit

Japan certifies Onboard Systems AS350 (H125) Cargo Hook Swing Retrofit Kit

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook swing retrofit kit for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 (H125) aircraft (P/N 200-286-02) has been certified for use in Japan by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). “Onboard’s swing retrofit kit enables operators to upgrade their factory-installed… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 17-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and Miami Dade Police sign AS350 Component MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace and Miami Dade Police sign AS350 Component MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been selected by Miami Dade County to provide dynamic component MRO support for the Miami Dade Police Air Support Unit for their fleet of… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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AS350 Lands at Helicopter Flight Training Center

AS350 Lands at Helicopter Flight Training Center

The Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana is growing at a steady pace.  Already home to a FlightSafety AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device and an EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator, the center will add a Frasca Bell 407/GX Flight Training Device this summer. Simulators are great tools for aviators, and allow… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Mar-15

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Indiana Helicopters adds AS350B3e and AS365N2

Indiana Helicopters adds AS350B3e and AS365N2

Continued market growth in the upper Midwest has prompted Indiana Helicopters to expand its Airbus Helicopters fleet with the addition of a new AS350 B3e AStar and an AS365 N2. The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based company took delivery of the new AStar on Feb. 24, its fifth Airbus aircraft. A leading provider of professional charters, tours… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Latest EagleMed AS350 delivery brings AS350 fleet to 15

Latest EagleMed AS350 delivery brings AS350 fleet to 15

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that EagleMed LLC, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), is committed to growing its fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar helicopters. EagleMed has ordered three AS350s and taken delivery of two since May 2014, including one delivered Feb. 19. Delivery of the third aircraft is scheduled… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350B2 to Hillsborough County, Florida

Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350B2 to Hillsborough County, Florida

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a fourth AS350 B2 AStar helicopter equipped for law enforcement missions to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tampa, Fla. The aircraft replaces an EC120B to give Hillsborough an all-AStar fleet. The Hillsborough Sheriff’s Aviation Unit performs a wide variety of missions including law enforcement, light firefighting and search… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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US Helicopters adds three more AS350B2s to Electronic News Gathering fleet

US Helicopters adds three more AS350B2s to Electronic News Gathering fleet

As one of the nation’s premier providers of full service, exclusive Electronic News Gathering (ENG) helicopters, U.S. Helicopters Inc. is continuing replacement of older aircraft with the addition of three new Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2 AStars. Two of the new aircraft, purchased in 2014, are already in service in the top five U.S. television markets…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Wysong Enterprises completes AS350B3e for Helicopter Express

Wysong Enterprises completes AS350B3e for Helicopter Express

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced this week the company has completed an Airbus AS350 B3e for Helicopter Express. The new helicopter is equipped for aerial firefighting and will be on display at the Heli-Expo held in Orlando, Florida on March 3-5,2015. “This is the fifth Airbus AS350B3e aircraft we have completed for Helicopter Express,” said… Read more »

Source: Wysong, 03-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace Captures Growing Market for AS350 12-Year Inspections

Vector Aerospace Captures Growing Market for AS350 12-Year Inspections

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has recently conducted  three 12-year inspections with plans to conduct a fourth this month. Vector Aerospace recently performed two Airbus Helicopters AS350 12-year inspections for… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 02-Mar-15

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Management buy PDG Helicopters for £20M+

Management buy PDG Helicopters for £20M+

The management team at PDG Helicopters, the industry leading aerial service provider to the construction and utility sectors, has completed a £20million+ MBO backed by LDC, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for its services. The deal sees LDC take a majority equity stake in the business with management investing alongside and holding… Read more »

Source: LDC, 12-Feb-15

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FAA approves Donaldson filter for EC130T2

FAA approves Donaldson filter for EC130T2

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the only Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system available for the Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 helicopter. This new IBF helps prevent engine damage in all environments and is approved for year-round… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 19-Jan-15

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Riverside County to order two AS350B3

Riverside County to order two AS350B3

The Board of Supervisors in Riverside County (California) has approved the purchase of two AS350B3 helicopters, according to local press.  The total cost was quoted in the agenda to the meeting as $11.5 Million, net of which they have an insurance receipt of $1.96M providing a net figure of $9.54M. The insurance receipt relates to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-14

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Medical copter service returning to Green Valley area

Medical copter service returning to Green Valley area

At least 20 Southern Arizona fire and medical responders and the citizens they serve including the Green Valley Fire District and surrounding departments could benefit from new helicopter service recently restored in Tubac.  See full story

Source: GV News, 27-Nov-14

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EagleMed Commences in Montana

EagleMed Commences in Montana

EagleMed’s AS350 B3 at the Bert Mooney Airport, where a dedicated hangar is under construction. EagleMed Photo EagleMed LLC has begun flying critical care air medical transport flights throughout southwest Montana from its newest base at Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport. The company will lease a new dedicated 10,000 square foot hangar that is being built… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 14-Nov-14

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Aeronautical Accessories to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws for Robinson and Airbus models

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws for Robinson and Airbus models

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it is now a distributor of Helitowcart BearPaw products through its Aeronautical AccessoriesTM brand. The BearPaw product line is approved for a variety of helicopter manufacturers and models, including the Robinson R44 and R66, Airbus AS350, Airbus AS355 and Airbus EC130.  Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) have been received… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Oct-14

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RUAG Aviation upgrade improves safety and comfort of AS350

RUAG Aviation upgrade improves safety and comfort of AS350

The extensive modification programme performed by RUAG Aviation provides significant advantages over the original avionics system. The AS350’s pilots are outfitted with superior situational awareness through the integration of a Garmin G500H Electronic Flight Display and an L3 ESI-2000 Standby Indicator, and benefit from standardised cockpit operations through the inclusion of a Garmin GTN650 Nav/Com… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 14-Oct-14

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Maverick Helicopters expands to Hawaii in Spring 2015

Maverick Helicopters expands to Hawaii in Spring 2015

Maverick Helicopters, a division of Maverick Aviation Group, has expanded its roots beyond Nevada and Arizona by unveiling its latest helicopter operation in Maui, Hawaii. The new helicopter expeditions will take flight starting in spring 2015. “We take guests over the Grand Canyon and the famous Las Vegas Strip, two of the U.S.’s most adored… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 09-Oct-14

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Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”- www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters. “Signing this contract with Orange County… Read more »

Source: Vector, 03-Oct-14

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Genesys HeliSAS® Stabilization & Autopilot System Certified For EC130T2

Genesys HeliSAS® Stabilization & Autopilot System Certified For EC130T2

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that its HeliSAS Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilothas received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installation in Eurocopter EC130 T2 helicopters. The latest STC is the result of the company’s active and ongoing expansion of certifications for the HeliSAS system. HeliSAS already is certified for Eurocopter EC130 and AS350… Read more »

Source: Genesys, 10-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350 B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350 B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Lakeshore Helicopters’ newest AS350 B3e will be joiningthe company’sexisting Airbus Helicopters fleet of 3 AS350 B3/B3e’s. This aircraft, which will be based in Fort McMurray, Alberta,will support numerous missions including Onshore Oil &Gas, Research & Development, Hydro, Mining, Construction, Forestry and Charters. “The AS350B3e is able to provide a flexible and reliable solution for the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Aug-14

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Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

On the occasion of the Farnborough Air Show, Thales announces that the Thales Training Academy has received its final EASA FSTD1 Operator qualification by the French Aviation Safety Agency (DGAC), and is now operational to deliver training for civil helicopter operators. The academy is the first European training centre to operate the AS350 Full Flight… Read more »

Source: Thales, 18-Jul-14

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Metro Aviation features Texas DPS completion at ALEA event

Metro Aviation features Texas DPS completion at ALEA event

Metro Aviation is a trusted partner for airborne law enforcement units, completing aircraft for some of the country’s most notable agencies. The worldwide completion leader will be exhibiting at this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference and exposition at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ from July 16-19. Metro will feature an AS350… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Jul-14

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Airbus feature new Oklahoma AS350B3e at ALEA conference

Airbus feature new Oklahoma AS350B3e at ALEA conference

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) will feature the recently-delivered Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) AS350B3e helicopter at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, July 16-19 at Booth 811. The Oklahoma DPS AStar features an advanced avionics and mission equipment suite, including the Garmin G500H electronic flight information system, Wescam MX10 thermal imager,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters Inc. announces new financing plans for government owned AS350s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announces new financing plans for government owned AS350s

Airbus HelicoptersInc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that Government Capital Corp. will provide tax-exempt financing for mission equipment technology upgrades and required major maintenance for law enforcement and government-owned AS350-series helicopters. Government Capital, based in Southlake, Texas, has extensive experience providing financing to public agencies. In addition, Precision Aviation Services, of Peachtree City, Ga., AHI’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Jul-14

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Three Chinese operators order 123 Airbus helicopters over 5 years

Three Chinese operators order 123 Airbus helicopters over 5 years

On the occasion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s state visit in Beijing where she met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Airbus Helicopters signs a record 123 civil helicopters with three customers from various Chinese provinces today. The rotorcraft will be used for general aviation activities covering multiple missions including utility work, aerial tours, passenger transport,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Jul-14

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First EC130T2 delivered into Canadian market

First EC130T2 delivered into Canadian market

Fox Aviation of Montreal, Quebec has taken delivery of the first EC130 T2 helicopter in Canada. The aircraft will be flown privately and is the third Airbus Helicopters (formally Eurocopter) aircraft in the past 13 years to beselected by Fox Aviation.The initial purchase was for an EC120, followed by an EC130 B4 and now the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Jul-14

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World Cup – Helisul flies aerial cameras with AS350 fleet

World Cup – Helisul flies aerial cameras with AS350 fleet

[electronic translation]  Produced by Helibrás the Squirrel helicopter was selected to do the aerial images over the games in the 2014 World Cup Brazil style. In all, seven active aircraft (four AS350 B2, AS350 B3e and two AS350 B3) flying over stadiums and a reservation (AS350 B3e), all operated by Helisul, hired by a business partner… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Jul-14

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Aerial Power Lines add AS350B3e and EC135T2e for Malaysian power grid ops

Aerial Power Lines add AS350B3e and EC135T2e for Malaysian power grid ops

The delivery of Airbus Helicopters‟ initial two rotorcraft to Aerial Power Lines Sdn Bhd (APL) will enable this Malaysian operator to offer competitive solutions for electrical power line construction, maintenance and surveillance – furthering the country‟s evolution as a developed nation. Provided to APL during a ceremony today at the Airbus Helicopters Malaysia subsidiary in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Jun-14

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Mid Atlantic Sim Center in Iceland and Indra sign an agreement for AS350 Simulator.

Mid Atlantic Sim Center in Iceland and Indra sign an agreement for AS350 Simulator.

Mid Atlantic Sim Center Ltd, a newly established helicopter training organization in Iceland, and Indra signed an agreement for the supply of a Level D AS350 Full Flight Simulator earlier this week. The new simulator will be the first Level D AS350 Full Flight Simulator in Europe and will service both the Airbus AS350 B2… Read more »

Source: Mid Atlantic Sim Center, 25-Jun-14

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EagleMed selects Metro Aviation for AS350 simulator training

EagleMed selects Metro Aviation for AS350 simulator training

EagleMed LLC critical care air medical transport company has selected Metro Aviation as its preferred provider of helicopter simulator training for its pilots. EagleMed will conduct this important training at Metro Aviation’s Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, La., utilizing a Eurocopter AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device. “EagleMed’s unconditional commitment to safety is further… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 19-Jun-14

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Mississippi Department of Public Safety takes delivery of AS350B3e

Mississippi Department of Public Safety takes delivery of AS350B3e

Captain Ron Kelly of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Air Wing accepted delivery Tuesday of an Airbus Helicopters Inc.AS350 B3eAStar produced for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The new law enforcement-equipped helicopter is a Mississippi-built product. Kelly, commander of the Highway Patrol Air Wing, said the AS350 B3e was clearly the best aircraft for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Jun-14

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Canada approves PA100 PUREairsystem for AS350/EC130

Canada approves PA100 PUREairsystem for AS350/EC130

Transport Canada has awarded DART Aerospace a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the PA100PUREairsystem for the AS350 and EC130 helicopters.Operators can now install the PA100 PUREairsystem in markets where the TCCA approval is recognized. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air protection… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 18-Jun-14

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