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Ministry Health Care’s Spirit Medical Transportation adds EC145

The EC145 replaces the Ministry’s venerable Bell-222 and is expected to enter into service during the second part of 2010

Source: News of the North, 25-Mar-10

Eurocopter and Funkwerk Avionics perform the first test flight in Galileo GATE test bed

Eurocopter and Funkwerk Avionics perform the first test flight in Galileo GATE test bed

Marignane, Eurocopter and Funkwerk Avionics have successfully completed a helicopter test flight with an EC145 in the Galileo test bed GATE in Berchtesgaden, Southern Germany. The test flight was observed by IFEN GmbH, the operator of the GATE test bed. The test marked the first time that signals from the future European satellite navigation system… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 25-Mar-10

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Dart announces approval of Apical’s EC145 Emergency Floats in Argentina

Dart announces approval of Apical’s EC145 Emergency Floats in Argentina

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received ANAC approval of the EC145 Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems with & without Liferafts in Argentina.  Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approvals have been previously received. The Apical EC145 Emergency Float Kits consist of: four emergency floats attached to the skid… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 22-Mar-10

EADS chooses Sikorsky group company to support US Navy H-72A Fleet

EADS chooses Sikorsky group company to support US Navy H-72A Fleet

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today that Helicopter Support Incorporated (HSI), a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, has been chosen to provide a Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program for U.S. Navy Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) at Patuxent River, Naval Air Station under its contract with EADS North America.  Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Mar-10

UK’s Devon & Cornwall Police takes delivery of a new EC145

UK’s Devon & Cornwall Police takes delivery of a new EC145

On Friday 5th March the Devon & Cornwall Police took delivery of a new EC145 helicopter. This most modern machine was customised at Eurocopter UK in Oxford to meet the demanding needs of the modern police service. It is equipped with the latest aids to police reconnaissance and airborne crime fighting. Included is a state-of-the-art… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Mar-10

Luminator to supply LS16 Searchlight for US Army’s UH-72A Lakota

Luminator to supply LS16 Searchlight for US Army’s UH-72A Lakota

Luminator is selected to provide its LS16 Searchlight on the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter for Security and Support missions. From Luminator’s initial design stage our objective for the LS16 searchlight is to improve flight safety, integrate the latest technology, improve reliability, simplify assembly, and lower maintenance cost. The search light uses solid-state… Read more »

Source: Luminator, 01-Mar-10

Travis County STAR Flight confirms order for an EC145 at Heli-Expo

Travis County STAR Flight confirms order for an EC145 at Heli-Expo

American Eurocopter announced that Travis County STAR Flight has ordered another EC145 for its public safety air rescue program based in Austin, Texas. This will be the third EC145 in its fleet providing service and support for more than 19 counties in the central Texas area. “STAR Flight is a premiere program in the United… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Feb-10

Geisinger adds another EC145 to the Life Flight® fleet

Geisinger adds another EC145 to the Life Flight® fleet

The Life Flight base in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is home to the newest aircraft in Geisinger’s fleet: a state-of-the-art EC-145. The helicopter will operate from the Williamsport Regional Airport and is designed to provide critically ill or injured patients access to advanced life support care and rapid transportation to critical care facilities. The new helicopter is… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 10-Feb-10

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EastCare Air Medical Service takes dlivery of EC135, with two EC145s to follow

EastCare Air Medical Service takes dlivery of EC135, with two EC145s to follow

North Carolina’s Pitt County Memorial Hospital today received an EC135 from American Eurocopter in the first step of complete helicopter fleet upgrade for its EastCare air medical service. EastCare has been an operator of Eurocopter rotary-wing aircraft since the mid-1980s, and will base the new EC135 at Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport.  This helicopter will be… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 29-Jan-10

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Dart Announces EASA Approval of Apical’s EC145 Floats

Dart Announces EASA Approval of Apical’s EC145 Floats

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary Apical Industries has received EASA approval of the EC145 Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems with & without Liferafts.  Transport Canada and FAA approval have been previously received. Your browser may not support display of this image. The Apical EC145 Emergency Float Kits consist of: four emergency… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 26-Jan-10

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Cook Children’s Medical Center takes delivery of EC145

Santa Claus delivered a shiny new $7.1 million present to Cook Children’s Medical Center on Tuesday that had adults and kids scrambling to get a better look.

Source: Cook Children's Medical Center, 24-Dec-09

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Eurocopter delivers two EC145 to Helicopteros Marinos for Offshore Missions

Eurocopter delivers two EC145 to Helicopteros Marinos for Offshore Missions

Eurocopter has completed the delivery of two EC145s to Helicopteros Marinos, an Argentinean offshore operator that serves the oil and gas industry in the southernmost area of Argentina.

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Dec-09

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US Army contracts $247M for another 45 UH-72 Lakotas

US Army contracts $247M for another 45 UH-72 Lakotas

The U.S. Army awarded the fifth year contract for the Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) to EADS North America for $247.2 million. This contract increases the company’s supply of 45 additional Lakotas along with hardware to equip the rotary-wing aircraft for medical evacuation, personnel transport and multi-mission applications.

Source: EADS, 14-Dec-09

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Iraq request 15 Light and 12 Medium Utility Helicopters

Iraq request 15 Light and 12 Medium Utility Helicopters

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of up to 15 AgustaWestland AW109s, or alternatively, 15 Bell Model 429s, or 15 EADS UH-72A Lakotas; and, up to 12 AgustaWestland AW139s, or alternatively, 12 Bell 4122, or 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks

Source: DSCA, 21-Nov-09

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Chief Minister of Haryana takes delivery of new Eurocopter EC145

Source: Economic Times, 21-Nov-09

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Currituck County providing $200K for new helicopter

Currituck County has agreed to donate $200,000 toward the purchase of a new Nightingale emergency and medical transport helicopter.  Operated through Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Nightingale had requested up to $1 million as part of a fundraising campaign for a $7 million aircraft

Source: Hampton Roads, 19-Nov-09

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EADS North America delivers first H-72A training helicopter to the US Navy

EADS North America has delivered the first of five H-72A training helicopters for the U.S. Navy today, marking a new milestone in the company’s production of multi-role helicopters for U.S. military services.

Source: EADS North America, 16-Nov-09

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SkyTrac Systems Obtains STC for Eurocopter EC145 and Bell 204/205/210/214

SkyTrac Systems Obtains STC for Eurocopter EC145 and Bell 204/205/210/214

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that it has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of its automated flight following and satellite communications equipment on the following airframe types: Eurocopter EC 145, Bell 204/205, Bell 210 and Bell 214.

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 30-Oct-09

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Metro Aviation selects CAE Flightscape for flight data analysis

Metro Aviation selects CAE Flightscape for flight data analysis

CAE Flightscape (Ottawa) and Metro Aviation Inc. (Louisiana) are pleased to announce that Metro Aviation has selected CAE Flightscape to provide the analytical solution component for its recently established Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program

Source: CAE Flightscape, 29-Oct-09

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American Eurocopter delivers new EC135 and EC145 to HealthNet Aeromedical Services

American Eurocopter delivers new EC135 and EC145 to HealthNet Aeromedical Services

HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, W.V., will soon expand its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters by taking delivery of its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft are scheduled to be delivered on Nov. 6 and will enter service next March.

Source: American Eurocopter, 28-Oct-09

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Spokane firm picked to manage AirLink service

Northwest MedStar will begin to provide management services and program oversight today for AirLink Critical Care Transport, Cascade Healthcare Community announced Monday.

Source: KTVZ, 14-Oct-09

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Metro Aviation to complete air medical EC135 and EC145 for Healthnet

Metro Aviation, Inc. has been awarded a completion contract to finish two air medically configured helicopters for HealthNet Aeromedical Services based in Charleston, West Virginia. HealthNet, a longtime air medical provider, will receive the new EC135 and EC145 as additions to their current operating fleet.

Source: RotorNews, 14-Oct-09

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Currituck County may donate $1M for emergency helicopter

Currituck County may donate $1M for emergency helicopter

After debating for months, Currituck County commissioners could decide Oct. 19 whether to donate $1 million toward a new helicopter for the Nightingale air ambulance.

Source: Hampton Roads, 07-Oct-09

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Sentara Healthcare starts saving for EC145 to replace its BK117

The life-saving helicopter Nightingale is being retired and Sentara needs to buy a new multi-million dollar replacement.

Source: WTKR, 28-Sep-09

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American Eurocopter Delivers EC145 to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital’s Flight For Life Program

American Eurocopter has delivered an EC145 to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital’s Flight For Life program based in Tyler, TX. The aircraft is slated for completion at Metro Aviation, based in Shreveport, Louisiana, where it will be completed and configured for its EMS mission.

Source: American Eurocopter, 16-Sep-09

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Children’s Mercy Unveils New State-of-the-Art EC145

Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics adds a new state of the art EC145 helicopter to its fleet. The EC145 combines size, performance and advanced technologies, and is a perfect addition to the award-winning Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport fleet; which also includes 8 state-of-the-art ambulances and a custom-equipped fixed wing aircraft for longer transports.

Source: Children’s Mercy, 11-Sep-09

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Helicopter Specialties Delivers Two EC145s to Milwaukee Flight For Life Program

Helicopter Specialties Delivers Two EC145s to Milwaukee Flight For Life Program

Helicopter Specialties, Inc. of Janesville, Wis. is proud to announce deliveries of two EC145s to the Milwaukee Flight For Life Program.

Source: Vertical, 10-Sep-09

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Flight for Life to celebrate 25 years as air ambulance in Illinois

Source: Northwest Herald, 01-Sep-09

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American Eurocopter Delivers EC145 to Cook Children’s Medical Center

Cook Children’s has a long-standing tradition of improving the health status of our community’s children by providing care exclusively for the needs of children. It is nationally recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States and it is supported by one of the largest pediatric transport programs in the nation, known… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 27-Aug-09

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Eurocopter Vostok displays EC145 at MAKS-2009

The company Eurocopter Vostok, a subsidiary of Eurocopter in Russia, introduced in version EC145 helicopter ambulance to the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS. The helicopter delivered by the Government of Moscow in 2007, demonstrated in a static exhibit.

Source: Aviaport, 20-Aug-09

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Medstar 2 returns to 100 percent service after Medstar 1 ditches

MEDSTAR 2 is an American Eurocopter BO 105 with the ability to carry two patients and two paramedics. It is currently servicing the critical care needs of Lee and backup for Collier counties until Collier’s aircraft is operational again.

Source: Pine Island Eagle, 20-Aug-09

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HealthNet Orders New EC135 and First EC145 for Air Medical Operations

HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, W.V., Is again expanding its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters, ordering its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Source: American Eurocopter, 14-Aug-09

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EADS North America names Gary M. Bishop to lead its Armed Scout 645 helicopter program

Source: EADS, 13-Aug-09

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Dart Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Apical’s EC145 Emergency Float Kits

Dart Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Apical’s EC145 Emergency Float Kits

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary Apical Industries has received FAA approval of the EC145 Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems with & without Liferafts. Transport Canada and EASA approvals are pending.

Source: Vertical, 24-Jul-09

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MetroHealth unveils EC145s to replace S76s

Source: WKYC, 15-Jul-09

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Kocoglu Aviation rapidly builds Turkish EHMS fleet

Source: EBAN, 10-Jul-09

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Flight For Life’s New EC 145s Ready for Service

Source: American Eurocopter, 02-Jul-09

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EADS proposes near-term AS645 scout helo offer to US Army

Source: Flightglobal, 19-Jun-09

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Helibras delivers first EC145 into Brazilian market

Source: Helibras, 16-Jun-09

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Tulsa Life Flight to Expand Services in Eastern Oklahoma

Saint Francis Health System and St. John Health System along with Air Methods, Inc. are pleased to announce a new arrangement for the provision of Tulsa Life Flight services beginning June, 2009.

Source: GTR, 09-Jun-09

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Carilion Clinic launches new Life-Guard 10

Source: WSLS, 13-May-09

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Eurocopter presents the first EC145 Stylence at EBACE 2009

Eurocopter presents the first EC145 Stylence at EBACE 2009

The latest addition to the Stylence family, the EC145 merges ergonomics and advanced technology to provide fully-equipped in-flight offices for business executives and companies. Business executives can thus work in peace and quiet whilst having access to all telecommunication means such as built-in telephones, internet and emails.

Source: EADS, 11-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: EC145 of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations

Source: Airliners.net, 29-Apr-09

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Lakota proves worth as airborne platform

Source: US Army, 23-Apr-09

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STAT MedEvac signs long term simulator training contract with American Eurocopter

STAT MedEvac signs long term simulator training contract with American Eurocopter

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Apr-09

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UH-72A Lakota Surpasses 10,000 Flight-Hour Milestone in U.S. Army Service

UH-72A Lakota Surpasses 10,000 Flight-Hour Milestone in U.S. Army Service

The U.S. Army’s growing fleet of UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters has passed the 10,000 flight-hour milestone, demonstrating the aircrafts’ mission performance and reliability in operations throughout the United States.

Source: EADS, 26-Mar-09

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Mayo One air ambulance upgrades to Eurocopter EC145

Source: Austin Post-Bulletin, 25-Mar-09

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EADS North America begins deliveries of UH-72A Lakotas to the DC National Guard

EADS North America begins deliveries of UH-72A Lakotas to the DC National Guard

EADS North America today delivered the initial three UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to the District of Columbia National Guard, providing new-generation aircraft for a range of aviation support missions in the nation’s capital area.

Source: EADS, 14-Mar-09

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Lloyd Helicopters selects Becker Avionics’ DVCS 6100 Intercom and Audio Selector Panel for integration into two EC145

Source: Rotorhub, 13-Mar-09

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STAR Flight trialing airborne ultrasound technology

Source: Nurse.com, 02-Mar-09

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The EC145 makes a ‘starring’ appearance at HELI-EXPO 2009 in its law enforcement configuration

Source: American Eurocopter, 25-Feb-09

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Rebtech Receives EC145 Night Vision Certification STC for Texas DPS

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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Air Comm EC-145 Air Conditioner Selected for LUH; Deliveries Under Way

Source: Rotorhub, 20-Feb-09

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SkyTrac Systems Chosen by STAT MedEvac for Flight Following and SatCom

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 19-Jan-09

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American Eurocopter’s Flight Simulator is Operational Army aviators first to train in EC145 flight training device

American Eurocopter’s Flight Simulator is Operational Army aviators first to train in EC145 flight training device

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Dec-08

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Helicopter Transport Service for Hospitals

Helicopter Transport Service for Hospitals

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Nov-08

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Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine and Eurocopter sign contract for rescue and emergency missions helicopters

Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine and Eurocopter sign contract for rescue and emergency missions helicopters

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Oct-08

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Eurocopter at India Aviation 2008

Eurocopter at India Aviation 2008

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Oct-08

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Eurocopter highlights its position as the World’s No. 1 Business Aviation Helicopter Manufacturer at EBACE 2008

Eurocopter highlights its position as the World’s No. 1 Business Aviation Helicopter Manufacturer at EBACE 2008

Source: Eurocopter, 19-May-08

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Eurocopter signs Distributorship Agreement with Heli Invest in Poland

Eurocopter signs Distributorship Agreement with Heli Invest in Poland

Source: Eurocopter, 09-May-08

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Austrian Minister of the Interior presents Eurocopter EC135 to Air Police in Innsbruck

Austrian Minister of the Interior presents Eurocopter EC135 to Air Police in Innsbruck

Source: Eurocopter, 06-May-08

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Eurocopter confirms its long lasting commitment to the Moroccan Kingdom in attending the First Edition of Aeroexpo Morocco 08

Eurocopter confirms its long lasting commitment to the Moroccan Kingdom in attending the First Edition of Aeroexpo Morocco 08

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-08

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