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Airbus short-lists two locations for Indian Panther base

Airbus short-lists two locations for Indian Panther base

Airbus is currently looking at Dholera and Mundra as prospective sites for their new base to manufacture Panther helicopters. Airbus’s Vice President, Ashish Saraf has commented how the Gujarat state is key in implementing their “India strategy.” They plan to build an aerospace ecosystem at Dholera and Mundra is seeming to be the ideal location… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jul-17

Airbus to Build Helicopter Plant in Romania

Airbus to Build Helicopter Plant in Romania

Airbus has announced it intends to build helicopters at a new plant at Ghimbav, close to the central Romanian city of Brasov, in an investment worth about 40 million euro. See Full Story

Source: Balkan Insight, 20-May-15

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Airbus uses H175 to demonstrate low-noise IFR approaches at commercial airport

Airbus uses H175 to demonstrate low-noise IFR approaches at commercial airport

Airbus Helicopters has achieved another key milestone in more eco-friendly rotorcraft operations by successfully demonstrating low-noise helicopter instrument (IFR) approaches at an airport with commercial airline traffic. As the final outcome of a seven-year project devoted to environment-friendly helicopter approach procedures, Airbus Helicopters used an H175 helicopter to fly low-noise IFR approaches to the heliport… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-May-15

Poland – AgustaWestland workers stage protest at Swidnik

Poland – AgustaWestland workers stage protest at Swidnik

Employees of PZL-Świdnik gathered at the gates of the factory (Poland’s biggest manufacturer of helicopters) at around 3pm local time, before setting off to the town’s Constitution Square. See Full Story

Source: Radio Poland, 12-May-15

EASA approves EC145 version for utility work

EASA approves EC145 version for utility work

A new version of the twin-engine EC145 rotorcraft has received its type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency. The EC145 (formerly known as EC145e) has been developed by Airbus Helicopters to offer a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for utility users. Integrating a standardized interior and an equipment list tailored specifically for utility missions,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Apr-15

India – Heritage Aviation acquires two H125 helicopters

India – Heritage Aviation acquires two H125 helicopters

In an acceptance ceremony held today in Marignane, India’s Heritage Aviation received two H125 helicopters acquired for charter and utility missions, with a special focus on pilgrimage heli-tours. The first H125 will arrive in India by the end of the month, followed by the second in early May. Heritage Aviation has been operating at pilgrimage… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Apr-15

Airbus marketing head appointed to lead Airbus Helicopters Inc

Airbus marketing head appointed to lead Airbus Helicopters Inc

Airbus Group today announced that Chris Emerson, a veteran Airbus Group executive, has been appointed President and Chief Executive of Airbus Helicopters Inc. effective June 1.  Emerson will also serve as head of Airbus Helicopters North America Region, which includes oversight of both the U.S. subsidiary and Airbus Helicopters Canada. In his new roles Emerson… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Apr-15

Airbus Group Appoints John Harrison as Group General Counsel

Airbus Group Appoints John Harrison as Group General Counsel

Airbus Group has appointed John Harrison, 47, to become Group General Counsel, a newly created Executive Committee position which will consolidate the responsibilities of Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance. Currently, Harrison is Group General Counsel of Technip S.A. in Paris and will join Airbus Group in June 2015. “The integration of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Mar-15

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Airbus Group Completes Successful Flight Tests of Laser-Based Airspeed Sensor System

Airbus Group Completes Successful Flight Tests of Laser-Based Airspeed Sensor System

Airbus Group has completed successful flight tests on a fiber-optic, eye-safe, laser-based sensor system that delivers accurate airspeed information in the three axis at low and even negative airspeed. This range of capability is not possible with pitot tubes, the longstanding industry standard for airspeed sensors. The sensor system, developed by Manassas, Virginia-based Optical Air… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Dec-14

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Spain – Airbus delivers Police EC135 to Police and AS355NP to Road Traffic Authority

Spain – Airbus delivers Police EC135 to Police and AS355NP to Road Traffic Authority

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first AS355 NP Ecureuil to the Spanish Road Transport Authority (DGT) and the first EC135 to the country’s National Police Force under the contract signed in February of this year with the DGT. The agreement covers the supply of a total of seven helicopters: four AS355 NP Ecureuils and three… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Dec-14

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AgustaWestland sues US Army to block Airbus helicopter deal

AgustaWestland sues US Army to block Airbus helicopter deal

AgustaWestland, a unit of Italy’s Finmeccanica SpA, has sued the U.S. Army to block its plans to buy 155 helicopters built by Europe’s Airbus without a competition, arguing that its own helicopters would be cheaper to buy and operate. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 24-Sep-14

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Nautilus soars with Airbus Helicopters in Far North Queensland

Nautilus soars with Airbus Helicopters in Far North Queensland

North Queensland’s Nautilus Aviation has welcomed an Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 as the newest member of its fleet of Airbus Helicopters aircraft.nautilus-112 The EC130 B4’s arrival continues Nautilus Aviation’s expansion since its beginning in 1988. Today, the company operates three Airbus Helicopters EC120s and one Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 from their recently opened Cairns hangar,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 14-Aug-14

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Airbus Group Launches All-New Corporate Website

Airbus Group Launches All-New Corporate Website

Following its renaming in January, Airbus Group has launched a new website to reflect the company’s one vision and unified brand identity. This state-of-the-art website reflects the latest digital trends, with a strong focus on story-telling as well as optimised user experience. Its responsive, modular design provides the best-possible user experience on every device. The… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 14-Jul-14

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Airbus Group Named Preferred Employer By French Engineering Students in 2014

Airbus Group Named Preferred Employer By French Engineering Students in 2014

Airbus Group has been named the most attractive employer among students at France’s leading engineering universities, according to the 2014 surveys by renowned employer branding consultancies Universum Global and Trendence. For the 10th consecutive year, students at France’s top engineering universities (Grandes Écoles) selected Airbus Group as their “Ideal Employer” in the Universum Global Survey… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 14-Apr-14

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Airbus buys a bank – to provide more Group aviation financing options

Airbus buys a bank – to provide more Group aviation financing options

Airbus Group (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with Raiffeisenverband Salzburg to acquire Salzburg München Bank AG, in order to provide additional financing options for the aeronautics and defence company. Salzburg München Bank, owned 100% by Raiffeisenverband Salzburg, is a small fully-licensed bank based in Munich serving small and medium… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Feb-14

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Airbus Group Creates Singapore-based Financial Hub

Airbus Group Creates Singapore-based Financial Hub

Airbus Group has announced plans to set up a financial hub in Singapore as part of its strategy to support the financial business activities of all Airbus Group entities in Singapore and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries (ASEAN). “Singapore is a key strategic market for Airbus, located at the heart of the fastest… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 11-Feb-14

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US Congress Continues Support of UH-72A Lakota

US Congress Continues Support of UH-72A Lakota

Airbus Group leaders today welcomed the decision by Congress to fund procurement of 20 UH-72A Lakota helicopters through an omnibus spending package that the President has indicated he will sign into law. “This continuation of the government contract orders for the Lakota demonstrates the value of affordable, cost-effective programs in a constrained budget environment,” said… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 20-Jan-14

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New boss for US division of Airbus Group (ex EADS North America)

New boss for US division of Airbus Group (ex EADS North America)

Sean O’Keefe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Group, Inc, the company’s North American business unit, will resign his position effective 1 March 2014. His successor will be Allan McArtor, currently Chairman of Airbus Americas. In his new capacity, McArtor will be a member of the Airbus Group Executive Committee. O’Keefe has elected… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 08-Jan-14

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Airbus Group takes off into 2014 with joint brand

Airbus Group takes off into 2014 with joint brand

Taking off into the New Year, the EADS group has been rebranded as “Airbus Group”. Uniting all its activities under a single and strong brand, Airbus Group also renames two of its three Divisions. Going forward, the Group is home to: Airbus, focussing on commercial aircraft activities; Airbus Defence and Space, integrating the Group’s defence… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 02-Jan-14

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