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Babcock rotates UK Dauphin N3 fleet

Babcock rotates UK Dauphin N3 fleet

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore are in the process of rotating their AS365N3 fleet, which are based at Blackpool and serve offshore gas installations in the Irish Sea.  In recent weeks they have received two helicopters, one from Germany and one from Tunisia. The German example D-HAVU was previously in the Babcock (Bond) fleet as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-17

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance, which operates three AS365 Dauphin Helicopters in the northern-most counties of England was last week the recipient of £1 Million. GNAA was one of eleven air ambulance charities which received similar donations from a Government fund levied on banks for manipulating the LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). In a statement attributed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-16

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S.A.F.E. Structure awarded US Coast Guard – Miami contract for MH-65 check stands

S.A.F.E. Structure awarded US Coast Guard – Miami contract for MH-65 check stands

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, access platforms, hangar equipment, and specialty tooling, was awarded the contract to manufacture “Safety First” check stands for the MH65 fleet located at The United States Coast Guard Miami, FL Airstation facility.  The “Safety First” check stands… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 02-Sep-16

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

Great North Air Ambulance to feature in second series of Air Ambulance ER

Great North Air Ambulance to feature in second series of Air Ambulance ER

The second series of Air Ambulance ER will broadcast at 9pm on Monday nights on Sky One. The show features the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), which operates across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. Filming took place last summer at both the charity’s bases, at Durham Tees Valley Airport near Darlington and at Langwathby,… Read more »

Source: GNAA, 11-Apr-16

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has submitted EASA and FAA STC data packages for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the following helicopter variants, and anticipates final approvals shortly: AS365N series, Bell 212, 412HP, 412EP, 206, 407, Airbus H145 This represents a major investment by Trakka Systems to provide customers with… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 29-Feb-16

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

Turbomeca (Safran) today celebrates a major achievement: one million hours flown by U.S.Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphins fitted with the Arriel 2C2-CG engine. Operating a fleet of over200 Arriels, the U.S.C.G. is one of Turbomeca’s major US customers. The occasion was celebrated in presence of U.S.C.G. Lieutenant Commander Edward S Apontes, and several Turbomeca representatives, from France… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 18-Dec-15

Bond continues Blackpool operations on smaller fleet

Bond continues Blackpool operations on smaller fleet

Bond Offshore Helicopters has reduced its fleet at its Blackpool base, but continues to maintain operations supporting offshore rigs in the Irish Sea. Initially launched with a fleet of four N3 Dauphins, the base at Blackpool serves gas rigs between the English coast and the Isle of Man – an area often known as Morecambe… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Nov-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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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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Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they will be moving their rig support flights from Blackpool Airport to Warton.  This airfield, better known as the production line for Eurofighters for BAE Systems, is approximately 8 miles to the south east. John Fyall from Bond said “To ensure continuity of services, Bond Offshore Helicopters is transferring… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-14

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UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

British operator Bond has been supporting gas rigs on the Irish Sea since at least 1978 when they took delivery of an initial pair of SA365C Dauphins.  In reality very little has changed over the years apart from a short term change of operator – Bond still fly Dauphins from Blackpool, but these days they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-14

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UF Health celebrates the arrival of new ShandsCair EC155

UF Health celebrates the arrival of new ShandsCair EC155

UF Health celebrates the arrival of the newest member of the ShandsCair fleet — an EC-155 — the largest, fastest and most advanced civilian aeromedicine helicopter in the Southeast. The new helicopter, specially modified for aeromedicine, has been assigned the designation of ShandsCair 1 and replaces the smaller EC-135 in use at ShandsCair’s Gainesville base… Read more »

Source: UF Health, 02-Jun-14

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UK – Great North Air Ambulance opens new base at Newcastle Airport

UK – Great North Air Ambulance opens new base at Newcastle Airport

The region’s air ambulance has opened a new base at Newcastle International Airport. The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) will now operate out of Tyne and Wear after a partnership agreement was made with the airport. GNAAS will still hold its main operational headquarters at Durham Tees Valley Airport near Darlington. It also operates… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 16-May-14

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Ivory Coast – IAS becomes first Airbus maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa

Ivory Coast – IAS becomes first Airbus maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa

Firmly committed to the development of services situated in proximity to its operators, Airbus Helicopters today announced that it has certified the Abidjan maintenance center operated by International Aircraft Services (IAS), the largest civil helicopter operator in Western and Central Africa. Equipped with all the necessary operational resources, the center will service the AS365 and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-May-14

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Peru – Heliflight orders two EC145s and one EC155

Peru – Heliflight orders two EC145s and one EC155

During FIDAE 2014, Airbus Helicopters signed a letter of intent with Peruvian operator Heliflight for two EC145s and one EC155 B1 Dauphin family rotorcraft, to be used in supporting the country’s energy industry. This customer currently has two AS350 B3s, which are deployed on missions for mining, as well as oil and gas, including operations… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 31-Mar-14

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Tradewind International buys two CHC Dauphins for parting out

Tradewind International buys two CHC Dauphins for parting out

Tradewind International, LLC, a world-wide buyer and supplier of helicopter parts, has accepted two SA-365N Dauphin helicopters from Norway where they last saw service with CHC Helicopter. EI-MIP C/N 6119 built in 1984 and G-BLUM C/N 6101 built in 1985 will be parted out and will supply parts to keep others in the SA-365N fleet… Read more »

Source: Tradewind, 25-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

The capabilities of Airbus Helicopters‟ rotorcraft to meet land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces will be underscored in the company‟s presence at next week‟s Doha International Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX). “With 30-plus years of partnership in the Middle East and more than 600 rotorcraft in service, Airbus Helicopters is fully… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

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Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability. These deliveries follow the signature in Brasília of an amendment standardizing the modifications introduced to the helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

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Rockwell Collins to provide US Coast Guard MH-65E fleet Radar Sensor System solution

Rockwell Collins to provide US Coast Guard MH-65E fleet Radar Sensor System solution

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide the MH-65E Radar Sensor System (RSS) for 102 MH-65E aircraft. Rockwell Collins’ RTA-4114 MultiScan™ Weather Radar with enhanced ground/shoreline mapping and a new maritime surface search mode will provide the Coast Guard with a lightweight, flexible, and supportable solution. “Coast Guard pilots will… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 26-Feb-14

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Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flies 7500th mission

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flies 7500th mission

On Sunday afternoon, the helicopter made its milestone rescue when it was sent to an accident west of Coffs Harbour.  See full story

Source: Coffs Coast Advocate, 18-Feb-14

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Dalian Police receive second Eurocopter EC155

Dalian Police receive second Eurocopter EC155

Dalian Municipality has taken delivery of its second EC155 B1 for missions ranging from surveillance, rescue and anti-terrorism, to fire-fighting, troop airlift and the transportation of personnel. This new EC155 B1 is well-equipped for its multi-role duties – outfitted with an electro-optical FLIR (forward-looking infrared) camera, searchlight, loud speakers, rappelling ropes and hoist. It also… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Dec-13

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Pentastar Aviation completes three 600-hour inspections on EC155s

Pentastar Aviation completes three 600-hour inspections on EC155s

Pentastar Aviation has completed three 600-hour inspections on EC-155 aircraft in a medical configuration. These are the inaugural inspections on EC-155’s used in air medical transport. The inspections, led by Rotor Wing Maintenance Manager Bryan Clay, were performed by a team of five mechanics, who completed the three EC-155 aircraft inspections in succession. By the… Read more »

Source: Pentastar Aviation, 13-Dec-13

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Christie to supply projectors for German Federal Police EC155/AS332 flight training devices

Christie to supply projectors for German Federal Police EC155/AS332 flight training devices

Christie®, who introduced the world’s first DLP® simulation projection system with LED illumination, the Christie Matrix StIM™, today announced that Frasca International, manufacturer of flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, and military organizations worldwide, has awarded Christie the contract to provide 12 simulation projection systems for the German Federal Police’s (BPOL), two new Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: Christie, 09-Dec-13

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AMMROC and Eurocopter complete the overhaul/modification of the first AS565 Panther

AMMROC and Eurocopter complete the overhaul/modification of the first AS565 Panther

AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center) LLC and Eurocopter have successfully completed the overhaul, modification, and delivery of the first Eurocopter AS565 (PANTHER) aircraft to the UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC). AMMROC, a joint venture company owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, and Lockheed Martin… Read more »

Source: AMMROC, 21-Nov-13

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Eurocopter confirms HeliHub.com report of Lithuanian AS365 sale

Eurocopter confirms HeliHub.com report of Lithuanian AS365 sale

Following the HeliHub.com report on 24th October, Eurocopter issued the following on 28th:- Eurocopter will supply three AS365 N3 Dauphin helicopters to the Lithuanian Air Force for a renewed countrywide search and rescue service with around-the-clock availability, adding another customer to the list of global operators using this twin-engine rotorcraft for vital life-saving missions. The… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Oct-13

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Eurocopter to attend Seoul ADEX 2013

Eurocopter to attend Seoul ADEX 2013

Eurocopter will attend the Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exhibtion (Seoul ADEX 2013) at the KINTEX Exhibition Centre in South Korea from October 29 to November 3. The company will display the Surion Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) developed in partnership with Korea Aerospace Industries. This military transport helicopter, which entered into service this year, demonstrates… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 28-Oct-13

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Lithuania orders three AS365s for SAR

Lithuania orders three AS365s for SAR

Lithuania is to place an order for three AS365 Dauphin helicopters with Eurocopter, the Lithuanian military announced today. They will replace Mil Mi-8s in the SAR role. The order, valued at 180 Lithuanian Litas ($71.96M) includes pilot and maintenance training, three years of maintenance and various associated equipment. Financing for one of the three helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Oct-13

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Maryland State Police confirm pilot error in Dauphin wheels-up landing

Maryland State Police confirm pilot error in Dauphin wheels-up landing

Pilot error was the reason a state medevac helicopter hit the tarmac without its landing gear deployed last month, state police confirmed see full story See also HeliHub.com page for this incident 25-Sep-13 N95MD Eurocopter AS365N3 Leonardtown, US-Maryland

Source: WBFF Fox 45, 15-Oct-13

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Nagoya City Fire Department orders AS365N3+ for 2015 delivery

Nagoya City Fire Department orders AS365N3+ for 2015 delivery

Eurocopter Japan has signed a contract to supply Nagoya with an AS365 N3+ Dauphin for operation by the Nagoya City Fire Bureau as an upgrade for the service’s existing helicopter resources. Delivery of this new rotorcraft is planned in 2015 to the Pacific Coast city of Japan, which is the country’s fourth most populous urban… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 01-Oct-13

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ExecuJet Europe to launch helicopter charter service

ExecuJet Europe to launch helicopter charter service

ExecuJet Europe, the leading business aircraft organisation, will be launching commercial helicopter charter operations from the company’s London Cambridge FBO later this year. ExecuJet Europe is scheduled to receive a global helicopter Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority in December 2013. The company’s managed fleet already includes two Eurocopter EC155 helicopters… Read more »

Source: ExecuJet Europe, 25-Sep-13

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AS365/EC155 parts specialist Alpine Air Support at Helitech 2013

AS365/EC155 parts specialist Alpine Air Support at Helitech 2013

Aftermarket helicopter parts distributor Alpine Air Support will be exhibiting at the Helitech 2013 show in London, September 24-26, booth E51. As a niche component supplier, Alpine stocks inventory for the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin range of mid-size helicopters including the EC155. The independent Swiss aerospace company is based next to Zürich International Airport, Switzerland, supplying… Read more »

Source: Alpine Air Support, 21-Sep-13

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Monacair add EC155 on management

Monacair add EC155 on management

Monacair have recently added a brand new Eurocopter EC155 to their managed fleet and based at Monte Carlo Heliport. Operated for a private owner, the helicopter is registered M-NACO on the Isle of Man register, with the owner listed as “Mosaics Industry Corporation” at an address in the British Virgin Islands. Serial number 6968, this… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Aug-13

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UK – Multiflight gets security upgrade

UK – Multiflight gets security upgrade

A Keighley firm has helped Multiflight overhaul its security operation, meaning high-profile visitors can continue using their base at Leeds-Bradford Airport  see full story

Source: Telegraph & Argus, 01-Jul-13

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UK – Patriot Aerospace wants to reopen Plymouth Airport as a heliport

UK – Patriot Aerospace wants to reopen Plymouth Airport as a heliport

Patriot Aerospace, the main aviation company within the Rigby Group plc, has had outline discussions with airport leaseholder the Sutton Harbour Group to reopen Plymouth Airport as a Heliport.  Patriot have a particular interest given they own British International who hold the Royal Navy FOST (Flag Officer Sea Training) contract operating two Dauphins see full story

Source: Plymouth Herald, 28-Jun-13

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Japan Police orders two EC135s and one each EC155 and AS365N3+

Japan Police orders two EC135s and one each EC155 and AS365N3+

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… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Japan, 28-May-13

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EBACE – Heli Asset places first Eurocopter EC155B1 into Switzerland

EBACE – Heli Asset places first Eurocopter EC155B1 into Switzerland

Zurich-based business aviation charter operator Heli-Link, sister company to Jet-Link and now subsidiary company of DC Aviation of Germany, took delivery of the 2008-build model, configured with eight VIP seats and newly registered as HB-ZOL, this week.  It will be available for third party charter with immediate effect, joining an existing EC-120B in the fleet…. Read more »

Source: Heli Asset, 22-May-13

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FLIR Systems wins $23M US Coast Guard order

FLIR Systems wins $23M US Coast Guard order

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… Read more »

Source: FLIR Systems, 21-May-13

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Avinco completes its third major transaction for CHC in 2013

Avinco completes its third major transaction for CHC in 2013

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… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 20-May-13

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Multiflight provides AS365N2 cover for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Multiflight provides AS365N2 cover for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 10-May-13

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Becker avionics selected for corporate AS365N2

Becker avionics selected for corporate AS365N2

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system was recently installed in a Eurocopter AS365N2 Dauphine corporate helicopter, operating in the Northeast U.S.  The Becker DVCS replaces the aircraft’s legacy audio system which has become difficult to support since it is no longer in production and replacement parts and service have been significantly diminished.  The… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 08-May-13

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West Michigan AirCare celebrates 20 years

West Michigan AirCare celebrates 20 years

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… Read more »

Source: Air Care, 12-Apr-13

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UK – ExecuJet Europe adds first helicopter to managed fleet

UK – ExecuJet Europe adds first helicopter to managed fleet

ExecuJet Europe, the leading global business aviation organisation, is adding the first helicopter to its managed fleet, the Eurocopter EC155, based at Cambridge Airport. The EC155 helicopter has capacity for eight VIP passengers and two pilots. With a range of more than 500 miles, the aircraft will primarily be used for transfers to the City… Read more »

Source: ExecuJet Europe, 10-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for second HEMS user in US

Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for second HEMS user in US

After completing the first three EC155s to be used for HEMS operations in the US early last year, Metro Aviation is preparing to complete another Eurocopter EC155, this time for Shands at the University of Florida’s ShandsCair. The ShandsCair aircraft will be the fourth EC155 used for HEMS in the country.  Metro Aviation received an… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Apr-13

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Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

An innovative agreement signed by Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group today brings these two industry leaders together for cooperative marketing of Milestone’s growing helicopter portfolio, backed by Eurocopter’s comprehensive Parts-by-the-Hour (PBH) support services. This agreement enables Eurocopter to provide its customers and operators commercial access to Milestone’s inventory of helicopters with all of the financial… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin enters service with Bangladesh Army

Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin enters service with Bangladesh Army

The Bangladesh Army has marked its formal service introduction of two new Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters, which will be deployed on United Nations humanitarian missions and operated in multi-role transport duties for the republic. Supplied through the Eurocopter South East Asia subsidiary, these are the first Eurocopter-built rotorcraft to join the Bangladesh Army’s aviation… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Nov-12

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Government Flying Service celebrates 10 years of SBH® contract with Turbomeca

Government Flying Service celebrates 10 years of SBH® contract with Turbomeca

During the Air Show China, Turbomeca China (Safran group) and Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS), celebrate 10 years of SBH® (Support By the Hour) contract. 100% of GFS helicopter, powered by Turbomeca engines, is under SBH® contract. The main mission accomplished by GFS is Search & Rescue (SAR), GFS providing a 24 hours air… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Nov-12

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Turbomeca engines reach 400,000 hours on Citic Offshore fleet

Turbomeca engines reach 400,000 hours on Citic Offshore fleet

During the Air Show China, Turbomeca China (Safran group) and Citic Offshore Helicopter Co Ltd (COHC) celebrate the 400,000 cumulative operation hours of Turbomeca engines powering COHC fleet. Today, COHC is the biggest civil helicopter operator in South-east Asia. Lin Yang, Turbomeca China Customer Support & Sales Director, said: “COHC is one of our most… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Nov-12

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Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

American Eurocopter today announced Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio, has purchased a new AS365 N3+ for its CareFlight program. CareFlight Air and Mobile Services (CareFlight) has become an icon of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH). The program serves more than 150 hospitals and more than 300 community life squads, fire departments, and police departments in… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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Eurocopter’s to showcase Naval and Maritime helicopters at Euronaval 2012

Eurocopter’s to showcase Naval and Maritime helicopters at Euronaval 2012

Eurocopter’s extensive range of helicopters for naval and maritime missions will take pride of place at Euronaval 2012, the 23rd Naval, Defense and Maritime Exhibition and Conference, with the company displaying models of the NH90 NFH, the AS365 N3+ and the AS565 MB/Panther (Hall 2A – Stand G70). Eurocopter’s participation in this biennial event, to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Oct-12

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American Eurocopter Showcases Air Medical Solutions at AMTC 201

American Eurocopter Showcases Air Medical Solutions at AMTC 201

American Eurocopter, the nation’s leading provider of helicopters for the U.S. air medical service industry, today announced it will be showcasing the University of Michigan Health System Survival Flight’s EC155 and the Air Methods Corporation’s EC130 B4 at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) October 22-24 in Seattle. The featured EC130 B4 is a… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-12

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First landing made at new Frederick Memorial Hospital helipad

First landing made at new Frederick Memorial Hospital helipad

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: Your4State, 12-Oct-12

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EC155 enters service with U-M Health System’s Survival Flight

EC155 enters service with U-M Health System’s Survival Flight

Three new maize-and-blue helicopters will soon be saving lives in the air above the Great Lakes states, and speeding patients toward advanced care at the University of Michigan Health System’s hospitals. The arrival of three newAmerican Eurocopter 155helicopters marks the beginning of a new era for the 29-year-old U-M Survival Flight  program, which was the first medical… Read more »

Source: University of Michigan, 14-Aug-12

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NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

HeliHub.com understands that Belgian operator NHV has acquired two Eurocopter EC155s from Bristow.  One – with UK registration G-ISSU – has already been delivered to NHV’s heliport close to Ostend Airport, and will presumably move to the local OO- register and be repainted yellow in the near future.  A photo of it on arrival in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-12

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Dancopter EC155s commence UK-based Shell contract

Dancopter EC155s commence UK-based Shell contract

Sunday 1st July saw Dancopter commence operations out of Norwich Airport in the UK, flying for Shell.  Two EC155s were noted at the airport this morning – OY-HJA & OY-HSL. Handling work at Norwich is being provided to the Danish operator by SaxonAir Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-12

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Last two of twenty EC155s handed over to German Federal Police

Last two of twenty EC155s handed over to German Federal Police

The German Federal Police today formally accepted its remaining two EC155 B1 helicopters from Eurocopter to complete an extensive fleet upgrade program involving 20 of these versatile, multi-role, twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft. A ceremony at Blumberg, Brandenburg marked the service entry of the 19th and 20th EC155 B1s, joining others that are deployed at German Federal… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Jun-12

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Héli-Union inaugurates its 365N3/N3+ Dauphin Simulator

Héli-Union inaugurates its 365N3/N3+ Dauphin Simulator

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer on the civil and parapublic markets, and Héli-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 Héli-Union’s training center in Angoulême, in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-12

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Western Australia Police N3 Dauphin to go live in two weeks

Western Australia Police N3 Dauphin to go live in two weeks

Western Australia Police are on the point of replacing their BK117 with a new AS365N3 Dauphin, subject to completion of paperwork with CASA regarding installed equipment. (see full story).  The Police Air Wing also operate three fixed wing aircraft – two Pilatus PC12 and a Cessna 182.

Source: The West Australian, 15-May-12

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UK – Improved helicopter facilities open at HMS Raleigh

UK – Improved helicopter facilities open at HMS Raleigh

The Torpoint base stepped in when Plymouth Airport closed and now serves as a ‘lily pad’  for helicopters working for the Flag Officer Sea Training. In their distinctive blue livery, two Dauphin helicopters which serve the RN’s premier training organisation are parked on new landing pads at HMS Raleigh. This is the new and improved… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 01-May-12

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French Navy returns second Dauphin to NHV

French Navy returns second Dauphin to NHV

The French Navy has completed its lease of a AS365N2 Dauphin – and returned it to Belgian operator NHV.  The helicopter was noted outside NHV’s base at Ostend on Saturday, covered over and with its main rotor blades removed.  It is expected to be repainted back from the grey/red French Navy scheme to the standard… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-12

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North Flight Data Systems receives FAA STC for EC155 LARS system

North Flight Data Systems receives FAA STC for EC155 LARS system

NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC( NORTH FDS) is pleased to announce they have received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of their Lightweight Aircraft Recording (LARS) system in the Eurocopter EC155 series helicopters. In cooperation with Metro Aviation, Inc., NORTH FDS integrated their voice, video and flight data recording system into the… Read more »

Source: North Flight Data Systems, 24-Apr-12

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Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie recognized for 50 years of Eurocopter operations

Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie recognized for 50 years of Eurocopter operations

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,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-12

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Eurocopter book 11 sales at FIDAE show in Chile

Eurocopter book 11 sales at FIDAE show in Chile

Through its subsidiary in the Southern Cone region, Eurocopter has announced the signing of five contracts and six letters of intent with a number of private and parapublic operators in Argentina, Chile and Peru at this year’s FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Santiago, Chile. The following bookings have been registered: 4 AS350 B3e,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-12

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Thales’s first Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

Thales’s first Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

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… Read more »

Source: Thales, 28-Mar-12

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Multiflight helicopter operation continues to expand

Multiflight helicopter operation continues to expand

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… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 26-Mar-12

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ANH adds two AS365N3+ Dauphins for newsgathering

ANH adds two AS365N3+ Dauphins for newsgathering

Eurocopter Japan has received an order for two new AS365 N3+ Dauphins from All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) to replace two rotary-wing aircraft from its existing fleet for use in electronic newsgathering missions on behalf of Japanese national broadcaster, NHK. ANH, which is an operator for NHK in news missions, owns a fleet of 12 Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Mar-12

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Indian corporates order Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135 and EC155

Indian corporates order Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135 and EC155

Eurocopter India, a subsidiary of Eurocopter, announced its first bookings in India for 2012. Comprising light and medium class helicopters, the bookings included an AS350 B3e, an EC135 and an EC155. Signed against the backdrop of India Aviation 2012 in Hyderabad, these helicopters will be delivered in corporate configuration within this year. With four out… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Mar-12

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UK – Starspeed moves base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks

UK – Starspeed moves base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-12

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Eurocopter South East Asia designated as Dauphin Asia Pacific training and MRO hub

Eurocopter South East Asia designated as Dauphin Asia Pacific training and MRO hub

As part of Eurocopter’s Vision 2020 to achieve a balanced portfolio with emphasis on growing the Support & Services line of business, its South East Asia subsidiary based in Singapore will serve as a hub for the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, to provide training, major inspection and heavy structural repairs for the medium… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Feb-12

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American Eurocopter announces top flight component support plans

American Eurocopter announces top flight component support plans

Top Flight Component Support Plans provide a comprehensive service for parts and components supply and offer customizable coverage from a single component to comprehensive “Nose to Tail” plans American Eurocopter is not only the leading provider of civil and parapublic helicopters in the United States, but it also strives to provide the best aftermarket support… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 15-Feb-12

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German Federal Police order Frasca helicopter FTDs

German Federal Police order Frasca helicopter FTDs

Frasca International has contracted with the NATO Maintenance & Supply Agency (NAMSA) to deliver two new Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs) to the German Federal Police (BPOL) for the Eurocopter EC155 and AS332 helicopters and to upgrade BPOL’s existing Frasca-built Eurocopter EC135 FTD to have common technical standards with the new FTDs. All three devices… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 12-Feb-12

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UK: Memorial unveiled for victims of Morecambe Bay crash

UK: Memorial unveiled for victims of Morecambe Bay crash

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: BBC, 02-Feb-12

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Multiflight adds another Dauphin to charter fleet

Multiflight adds another Dauphin to charter fleet

Leading UK private aviation company Multiflight has added another Dauphin helicopter to its fleet of charter helicopters. The Eurocopter 365 N2, G-CGGD, has been fully converted and refurbished at Multiflight’s in-house engineering and maintenance facility at Leeds Bradford International Airport.  The Dauphin has undergone an extensive refurbishment, inspection and validation programme, including the installation of… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 01-Feb-12

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Tanis announces preheat system for EC155

Tanis announces preheat system for EC155

Tanis Aircraft Products has announced the availability of its aircraft preheat systems for the Eurocopter line of helicopters, a manufacturer of civilian and military models. Eurocopter manufactures the EC155 helicopter, a long-range twin-engine medium-lift passenger transport helicopter, along with many other models. Collaborating with Metro Aviation, Inc. at their corporate headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana, representatives… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 26-Jan-12

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Eurocopter sales up 12% in 2011 and 111 more helicopters sold than 2010

Eurocopter sales up 12% in 2011 and 111 more helicopters sold than 2010

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… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-12

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