Source: Eurocopter Japan, 28-May-13
Eurocopter Japan recently signed contracts with Japan’s National Police Agency for a total of four helicopters. Comprising two medium-class and two twin-engine light helicopters, the new acquisitions will be deployed to Hyogo Prefectural Police (EC155 B1), Hiroshima Prefectural Police (AS365 N3+), Osaka Prefectural Police (EC135 P2e) and Fukuoka Prefectural Police (EC135 P2e), as replacements for [...]
Source: FLIR Systems, 21-May-13
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received an order to support the U.S. Coast Guard valued at $23 million. The order is for the Coast Guard’s Electro-Optical Sensor System (ESS) configuration of FLIR’s commercially developed military qualified Talon 9-inch stabilized multi-sensor gimbal system. The ESS systems will be deployed on the Coast Guard’s H-60 and H-65 helicopters. Work under this order is [...]
Source: Avinco, 20-May-13
Further to the sale of an AS332L2 and an EC 155B1 earlier this year, CHC Helicopter just completed the delivery a 365N3 in a third transaction arranged by Avinco. These recent transactions are the result of the successful support provided by Avinco to help CHC manage its fleet since 2009 and highlights evidence of Avinco’s [...]
Source: Multiflight, 10-May-13
A Dauphin AS365N2 helicopter air ambulance owned and operated by Multiflight is currently providing vital cover for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) service. The helicopter is being used as a replacement aircraft whilst one of the two YAA MD902 Explorers is having its planned mandatory annual service. “Multiflight is pleased to be able to offer [...]
Source: Air Care, 12-Apr-13
Marks Air Care’s 20th anniversary and we wish to express our thanks to all healthcare providers in the region for so many years of teamwork and for helping keep us safe. Since our first mission in 1993, we’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing critical care and rapid trauma interventions to patients in Southwest Michigan and Northern [...]
Source: Your4State, 12-Oct-12
A Maryland State Police Dauphin touched down for the first time Thursday morning for a test landing at Frederick Memorial Hospital’s new rooftop helipad. (see full story)
Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-12
Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer on the civil and parapublic markets, and HÃ©li-Union, the leading French civil helicopter operator, celebrate today the inauguration of a new simulator for the Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ developed and built in partnership with Thales. The simulator certified last February is operational at HÃ©li-Union’s training center in AngoulÃªme, in the [...]
Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-12
Five decades of Eurocopter helicopter operations by the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie were celebrated today at the 2012 Marrakech Air Show, where a commemorative plaque was presented to the military service. The Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie Air Squadron operates a fleet of Eurocopter rotorcraft that covers the company’s product range, with an inventory including SA3130 Alouette II, [...]
Source: Thales, 28-Mar-12
On 29 February 2012, the first example of Thales’s new Reality H Dauphin N3/N3+ helicopter simulator was granted FTD Level 3 and FFS Level B qualification by the French civil aviation authority (DGAC). The Reality H simulator is based on the new generation of Thales products, designed to maximise training capacity and availability while offering [...]
Source: Multiflight, 26-Mar-12
Multiflight continues to expand its helicopter operation and now operates five Dauphin helicopters and employs 12 helicopter pilots. “Our helicopter operation is going from strength to strength and we have firmly established our reputation for providing a comprehensive range of first class helicopter services to clients in the UK and internationally,” said Steve Borrowdale, Multiflight’s [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-12
British operator Starspeed is moving its base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks, nearly 15 miles closer to central London. The company only offers twin-engined helicopters, and apart from a single Sikorsky S76C++ flies a fleet of around ten Eurocopters which it manages on behalf of their owners. Some of these allow the company to charter them [...]
Source: BBC, 02-Feb-12
A memorial for seven men who died in a helicopter crash in Morecambe Bay more than five years ago has been unveiled. Five gas rig workers and two pilots were killed when the Eurocopter SA365N went down 25 miles off the coast after leaving Blackpool Airport. (see full story)
Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-12
Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefitted from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services businesses and optimizing internal operations. The deliveries of 503 rotary-wing aircraft in 2011, along with Eurocopter’s enhanced support and services [...]
Source: InCumbria, 30-Nov-11
GNAA has so far sold more than 80,000 tickets for the fundraiser, which will be drawn on December 14. (see full story)
Source: Professional Aviation Associates, 18-Nov-11
Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today it has amplified its rotorcraft supply with more than $1 million in Eurocopter EC155 and Eurocopter AS365 helicopter inventory. The extensive inventory includes tail rotor blades, brakes, wheels, servos, windshields, hardware and tooling. Professional Aviation expanded into the rotorcraft market in March of this year with [...]
Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Nov-11
American Eurocopter announced today that HELISIM has been selected as a satellite flight training facility for the American Eurocopter Training Center. “HELISIM provides state-of-the-art simulators, top-notch training and world-class service, which complements our existing capabilities by providing training programs for our customers who perform missions that require larger helicopters,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO [...]
Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care Transport is celebrating twenty-five years. The flight team reflects on how medical air services have changed and what’s ahead. Somewhere a car crashes and someone is seriously injured. The clock starts ticking. Soon after, a familiar ritual begins to unfold at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center: [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Oct-11
Leeds-based Multiflight has already completed the conversion of three AS365N2 Dauphins and handed them all over one-by-one to Great North Air Ambulance. The third of these was handed over to GNAA’s Grahame Pickering at the recent Helitech 2011 event. Multlflight are now to convert a fourth Dauphin to full EMS specifications, to serve as both [...]
Source: Multiflight, 29-Sep-11
The third Dauphin helicopter bought from Multiflight by the Great North Air Ambulance Service was officially handed over to the charity at Helitech 2011 today, Wednesday September 28th. Multiflight Managing Director Steve Borrowdale made the official hand over to GNAAS Chief Executive Graham Pickering today at Helitech 2011, the largest dedicated helicopter event in Europe. [...]
Police Aviation Services has been successful in renewing its Police Air Wing engineering contract with the Ministry of Interior in Kuwait, which it has held for the last 5 years. The contract involves the management of over 20 staff providing a full range of maintenance, logistics and technical services in support of two EC 135 [...]
Source: SaxonAir, 29-Sep-11
SaxonAir, part of the Klyne Aviation Group announces that they have agreed terms to provide helicopter facilities and associated passenger handling services to Belgian company NHV Helicopters at their new Business Aviation centre at Norwich International Airport. SaxonAir’s new £6.5m Business Aviation Centre was opened in May this year and offers dedicated offshore facilities. It [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Sep-11
Everjets, part of clothing company Ricon Group, has recently bought Dauphin G-DPHN. It was previously operated in the UK by Starspeed for a Surrey-based owner who had upgraded from a Twin Squirrel. The Dauphin currently remains on the Britsh “G” register. Everjets is a startup operator whose name appeared in May of this year at [...]
Source: Dagger Press, 28-Jun-11
Knowing minutes can mean the difference between life and death, the Maryland State Police Aviation Command is implementing a plan to pre-position the medevac helicopter stationed in Baltimore County closer to where it is most frequently used in Northeastern Maryland during hours of peak mission demand.
Source: Del Marva Now, 29-May-11
The Maryland State Police helicopter typically stationed in Salisbury will be relocated to the Ocean City Airport for weekends during the summer. Police say the switch means they can respond more quickly to medical crises in the tourist-packed resort.
Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-11
Great North Air Ambulance is to add a third Dauphin to their fleet, a move that has been expected for some time but did not previously have a time frame. The news comes as their maintenance provider, Multiflight at Leeds, registers an N2 Dauphin in the same sequence of registrations. Great North currently operates G-NHAA [...]
Source: The West Australian, 25-Apr-11
The spokesman said they were confident that three helicopters would be provided by other law enforcement agencies to supplement the current police helicopter, adding that the new AS365N3 had been ordered in May last year, before the dates were finalised for October’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth.
Source: Eurocopter, 19-Apr-11
Eurocopter’s 1,000th helicopter from its Dauphin family was delivered today to India’s Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, the world’s largest civilian operator of this successful twin-engine, medium weight rotary-wing aircraft. Pawan Hans’ milestone helicopter is an AS365 N3 version, configured for offshore oil and gas drilling missions, and it brings the Indian operator’s fleet to a [...]
Source: Baltimore Sun, 15-Apr-11
In its latest filing, the federal government says the pilot failed to properly assess the risk of landing the helicopter and executing an approach to the base’s runway, and that he attempted to descend too quickly.
Source: WBAL 11 News, 19-Mar-11
The state is looking into the possibility of billing each patient transported, according to 11 News reporter David Collins. This would be a huge departure from current policy, which uses tax dollars to fund the program, without charging patients.
Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11
A comprehensive evolution of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line was announced at the Heli-Expo 2011 exposition in Orlando, Florida, providing enhanced operating capabilities, improved mission effectiveness and increased efficiency across four families in the company’s light, medium and heavy rotary-wing aircraft categories. These enhanced helicopters result from Eurocopter’s continuing major investments in innovation, and respond to [...]
Source: http://in.reuters.com/article/idINLDE70P05020110126, 27-Jan-11
The French Government is reported to have already offered Eurocopter â‚¬400M in aid for the X4 program, but the manufacturer is holding out for â‚¬550M. The X4 is seen as the successor to the EC155/AS365 range.
Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-11
Paris, January 24, 2011 Eurocopter generated an increased turnover in 2010 with the delivery of 527 helicopters. The year also was marked by achievements in innovation, new products, services and the company’s SHAPE transformation program – all of which position the group for a future upturn of the civil and military rotary-wing marketplace. The 2010 [...]
Source: MLive.com, 24-Jan-11
USCG plans to use the specially designed hangar at the Norton Shores airport through September. But the federal budgeting process holds the fate of funding for helicopter operations beyond that. This SAR facility has been on the federal chopping block in previous years
Source: Buffalo News, 13-Jan-11
The state of Maryland has filed a $4 million lawsuit against the federal government over the 2008 crash of a state police helicopter that killed four people.
Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-11
ONGC, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India, is increasing its shareholding in helicopter operator Pawan Hans with a cash injection of Rs96 crore – 960 million rupees – equivalent to US$21.2M. This takes the ONGC shareholding from 21% to 49% in the state-owned helicopter operator. Given this as the value of 28% would [...]
Source: Gazette, 14-Dec-10
The sole survivor of a 2008 Maryland State Police helicopter crash in District Heights has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the FAA, alleging negligence on the part of air traffic controllers.
Source: Nordic Rotors, 13-Dec-10
The air ambulance company Scandinavian MediCopter started its EMS operations in GÃ¤llivare on 1st December. It took off on its first medical call at 17:02. The company will operate a Eurocopter AS 365 N3 Dauphin (SE-JIA) from the base at VassaratrÃ¤sk, near the town center. The previous operator, Norrlandsflyg AB, is now leaving GÃ¤llivare – [...]
Source: Eldersburg Patch, 25-Nov-10
David H. Hopwood, 35, of the 7000-block of Bristol Place in Sykesville was charged with reckless endangerment, attempted second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and prohibited use of a laser pointer.
Source: Multiflight, 23-Nov-10
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has launched the second of two Dauphin Eurocopter AS 365 N2 helicopters it has bought from Multiflight. Both of the Dauphin helicopters will be managed and crewed by Multiflight. The first Dauphin bought from Multiflight was launched into service by GNAAS earlier this year. Multiflight Managing Director Steve [...]
Source: Victoria Police, 21-Sep-10
The Victoria Police Air Wing today welcome’s a new helicopter to their fleet that will continue to act as an eye in the sky, keeping Victorian’s safe. The new helicopter, a Eurocopter AS 365 N3, will act as the primary aircraft for Victoria Police while the other AS365 N3 Dauphin will be shared with Air [...]
Source: KTTV Fox 11, 01-Sep-10
For the second time this week, someone pointed a laser beam at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, causing the crew to make a precautionary landing.
Source: Eurocopter, 03-Aug-10
Eurocopter is pleased to announce the introduction of the first Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the Dauphin AS365 N3 in South East Asia. The simulator is being developed and built in partnership with Thales and will be operational in Eurocopter South East Asia’s (ESEA) new training facility in Singapore by mid 2012. “Simulators are widely [...]
Source: Washington Post, 02-Aug-10
The attorney for Kenneth Mallard says he deserves compensation for the death of his wife because of the “negligence of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers”
Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jun-10
HeliHub.com notes that an N2 Dauphin in the UK has been registered G-NHAB, the consecutive out-of-sequence registration to Dauphin G-NHAA operated by Great North Air Ambulance. This is in line with a story we ran in late March, where the UK EMS operator stated that they G-NHAA was the first of two to be supplied [...]
Source: Turbomeca, 03-Jun-10
British oil & gas helicopter support operator Bond Offshore Helicopters signed a new Support-by-the-Hour® contract with Turbomeca UK for their four new AS365N3 Dauphins, powered by the Arriel engine. The helicopters’ Arriel 2C turbines will be maintained by Turbomeca UK which supports nearly 700 engines powering British and Irish-owned customers’ helicopters. Two of the new [...]
Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters, 03-Jun-10
[The following press release from Bond supplements HeliHub's own story regarding the delivery of these two 365s] The latest additions to Bond Offshore Helicopters’ fleet of aircraft have entered service on behalf of new client, Perenco (UK) Ltd, in the UK sector of the southern North Sea. Crew change flights with two AS365N3 Dauphin aircraft [...]
Source: FlightGlobal, 01-May-10
TheMalaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has put in a formal request to double its air fleet, a move that comes as the country prepares for a major clamp down on human trafficking.
The attorney for flight paramedic Mickey Lippy’s family said Wednesday that his wife and young daughter deserve restitution for the “negligent acts” of FAA air traffic controllers – who are claimed to have provided outdated weather information
Source: RTH, 14-Apr-10
This move may be linked to the accident of Rostock based EMS A109 D-HAMF on 06-Feb-10
Source: Multiflight, 13-Apr-10
A Dauphin N2 helicopter supplied to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) charity by Multiflight has been launched in Newcastle. The helicopter, the first of two Dauphin N2 helicopters that Multiflight has supplied to the charity, flew in over the Tyne and landed on Gateshead’s Quayside for the launch event. Representatives from GNAAS, Multiflight [...]
Source: Multiflight, 27-Mar-10
The first of two Dauphin N2 helicopters supplied by Multiflight to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) will be launched by the charity today. The charity’s new life-saving helicopter, in its official GNAAS livery and fitted with state-of-the-art life-saving equipment, will be launched today, Friday March 26th. It will go by the name of [...]
Source: Mer et Marine, 22-Mar-10
Two Dauphins for delivery in 2011 and 2012 will replace two French Air Force Super Pumas
Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Mar-10
Eurocopter have issued “Information Notice” document number 2157-I-00 in which they express the opinion that all SA360C Dauphins are now withdrawn from use, and have asked any operator to contact them by 1st May 2010. If none come forward by that date, they will commence the withdrawal of the type certificate. A total of 2 [...]
Source: Eurocopter, 03-Mar-10
Hyderabad: Eurocopter, the world’s number one manufacturer of helicopters and Pawan Hans Helicopters, today announce the purchase of seven new Dauphin AS 365 N3 helicopters by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited. Mrs. Marie-Agnes Veve, Head of Eurocopter activities in India and Mr. Rainer Farid, VP Sales South Asia, Eurocopter presented a memento to Mr. R.K. Tyagi, [...]
Source: WOOD TV, 13-Feb-10
The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter search-and-rescue unit at the Muskegon County Airport would close under the proposed 2011 federal budget, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra said Thursday.
Source: Turbomeca, 07-Jan-10
Further to HeliHub.com breaking the story earlier today…. The Brazilian Army Aviation signed a contract with Helibras and Turbomeca do Brasil to upgrade its 34 AS365K Panther helicopter fleet. Through this contract, Turbomeca do Brasil will strengthen its partnership with the Brazilian military forces, providing full support for the 68 Arriel 2C2 CG engines. The [...]
Source: HeliHub.com editorial team, 07-Jan-10
The Brazilian Army has signed contracts with both Turbomeca and Helibras Brazil which will result in the modernization of 34 of their Eurocopter AS565K Panthers, or “Pantera” as they are known locally. These aircraft were acquired in 1988. The upgrades include installation of new engines, avionics and navigation radios. Military engineers will be involved in [...]
Source: HeliHub.com editorial team, 06-Jan-10
To start the new year, Bond Offshore Helicopters took over the rig support contract out of Blackpool Airport for gas firm Centrica. Bond have now moved in with two brand new bright red AS365N3 Dauphins, registered G-REDE and G-REDF, operating initially from temporary accommodation at this UK airport. They had won the contract from CHC [...]
Source: PIB, 23-Dec-09
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the proposal for purchase of seven number of Dauphin AS-365 N3 helicopters by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited
Source: Multiflight, 22-Dec-09
Multiflight has sold one of its charter helicopters, a Eurocopter AS 365N2 Dauphin helicopter, to GNAAS
Source: News and Star, 14-Dec-09
An air ambulance is currently based in Flimby to deal with emergencies on the south side of the River Derwent.
Source: Rotorhub, 03-Dec-09
The Public Service Dauphins of the French Navy have marked a milestone, rescuing 1,430 people over 15 years.
Source: WJZ, 02-Oct-09
The Maryland State Police Trooper 6 medevac helicopter is relocating from Centreville to a hangar at the Easton Airport.
Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Sep-09
The Public Service award was presented to pilot Jim MacKay and trooper/flight paramedic Nate Wheelock, who received this distinction during the Rotor & Wing 2009 Search and Rescue summit in Reston, Virginia.
Source: GAR, 03-Sep-09
Eurocopter’s Panther has been quietly serving the French Navy for well over a decade with 36 Flotille, Tony Osborne reports for GAR on what the squadron has been up to in recent years, and what the future holds for the aircraft in this changing Air Arm.
Source: Redwood Times, 28-Aug-09
Coast Guard helicopters flying around Humboldt County will now be able to provide a more integrated response to search and rescue missions due to the arrival of the latest version of the Dolphin helicopter.
Maryland State Police unit awarded ‘rescue of the year’ for lifesaving mission with the AS365 Dauphin
Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Aug-09
A Maryland State Police Aviation Command crew has been honored for a daring December 2008 rescue which utilized American Eurocopter’s Dauphin AS365 when a broken water main left several vehicles trapped in three-to-four feet of swiftly-flowing water.
Source: EBAN, 16-Jul-09
Source: Rotorhub, 17-Jun-09
Eurocopter CEO, Lutz Bertling is proud to hand over the 100th EC155 B1 to Dancopter CEO Nils Skeby at the Paris Air Show today. The Scandinavian operator is a long-standing Eurocopter customer operating already 5 EC155s in the North Sea oil and gas market, and one of the launch customers of the EC175 with 2 [...]
Source: Chennai Vision, 02-Jun-09
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Source: Rotorhub, 20-May-09
Source: Coastguard News, 16-May-09
Source: EADS, 05-May-09
Developed and built in partnership with Thales, the simulator will be operational from 2011 at HÃ©li-Union’s training center in AngoulÃªme, in the Charente region of France. The project has the support of AngoulÃªme’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).
Source: Rotorhub, 11-Apr-09