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Dutch EMS operator picks P&W engines for new H135s

Dutch EMS operator picks P&W engines for new H135s

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced that Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has selected Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B3 engine to power the three new Airbus H135P3s, the club is acquiring to renew its fleet of emergency medical services (EMS) helicopters. “The twin-engine Airbus H135 helicopter and the PW206… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 22-Oct-18

Airbus to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter

Airbus to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter

Airbus Helicopters will showcase the versatile and market-leading H135 aircraft as the future training helicopter for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Helicopter Association’s Fleet Fly-in at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola, Florida from October 22-26. “Airbus Helicopters is convinced the H135 is the best solution to prepare the next generation of U.S…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Oct-18

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1st H125 delivered with BLR FastFin kit

1st H125 delivered with BLR FastFin kit

The first H125 equipped with the “Supplemental Type Certificate” (STC) BLR FastFin directly installed by Airbus on the assembly line was delivered to Heli-Austria. Thanks’ to the partnership signed with BLR Aerospace, Airbus Helicopters is now proposing the BLR FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System as an option or a retrofit for its H125 aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Oct-18

Airbus to showcase at Euronaval

Airbus to showcase at Euronaval

Airbus will be showcasing a myriad of smart solutions for safer oceans at this year’s Euronaval in Paris from October 23 to 26. The portfolio presented will range from maritime awareness centres, secure seamless communications services, through satellites and related services, to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aircraft and helicopters. Airbus’ uniquely broad maritime portfolio enables customers… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Oct-18

Competitive boost and enhanced operational capabilities for H145

Competitive boost and enhanced operational capabilities for H145

Airbus H145 customers will now benefit from the extension of the warranty of the H145’s Arriel 2E engines from two years/1,000 hours to three years/2000 hours. This extension is valid for H145s delivered from January 2018. Furthermore, Airbus has rolled out Helionix Step 3 on the H145, an enhanced version of Airbus’ Helionix avionics suite… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

MRO software providers team up with Airbus

MRO software providers team up with Airbus

MRX Systems, Rusada, Ramco and Traxxall have signed agreements with Airbus Helicopters enabling their maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) databases to be connected with Airbus systems. “Through these agreements, we’re paving a two-way digital street between Airbus Helicopters and the companies that manage maintenance data for helicopter operators, facilitating the automatic sharing of data and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

SAF expands fleet

SAF expands fleet

French Alps-based civil operator SAF Group has ordered six new Airbus’ helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) operations, mountain rescue, aerial work and passenger transport. The order includes three light single and three light twin helicopters to be operated in Metropolitan France and in the Reunion Island, where SAF has recently acquired Hélilagon. Delivery of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

Waypoint Delivers One H145 Helicopter to Los Andes

Waypoint Delivers One H145 Helicopter to Los Andes

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo that it has delivered an Airbus H145 to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (also known as Andes) in Peru in support of contracts within the onshore oil and gas sector. Waypoint and Servicios Aéreos de los… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 18-Oct-18

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EuroTec Gains Approval for EC130/H130 Main Battery Kit

EuroTec Gains Approval for EC130/H130 Main Battery Kit

Helicopter operators flying popular EC130/H130 series aircraft now have access to the newest technology in main battery solutions. Vertical Flight Solutions by EuroTec has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada for its kit incorporating True Blue Power’s TB17 (17 amp-hour) Advanced Lithium-ion Battery into Airbus EC130/H130 helicopters. The company reports it is… Read more »

Source: True Blue Power, 18-Oct-18

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DRF Luftrettung to expand its H145 fleet

DRF Luftrettung to expand its H145 fleet

At Helitech, Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract about the delivery of three H145s in 2019. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operator to 17, making them one of the biggest H145 operators worldwide. “The performance of the H145, especially the added value which Helionix brings to our operation, helps… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

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Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB and Airbus sign for six H135s

Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB and Airbus sign for six H135s

Airbus Helicopters and air rescue operator Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB, have signed a framework contract for up to six H135s with Helionix. Additionally, they have activated a first batch of three aircraft to be delivered in 2019 and 2020. “The people in the Netherlands rely on the HEMS services we provide in cooperation with four… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

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Helitrans expands H125 fleet

Helitrans expands H125 fleet

Norway’s helicopter operator Helitrans has acquired four light single H125 Airbus helicopters for a wide range of missions that cover power line construction and firefighting as well as sightseeing trips, photo shoots and reindeer herding. The four new aircraft will be delivered in spring 2019. “We have been operating the H125 for almost twenty years… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

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Airbus racer high-speed demonstrator passes preliminary design review milestone

Airbus racer high-speed demonstrator passes preliminary design review milestone

Airbus Helicopters continues to progress with the development of its Racer (Rapid And Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator, funded by European Union’s H2020 framework through the Clean Sky 2 program, and aiming to provide the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance. After the validation of the demonstrator’s aerodynamic configuration last year, key sub-systems have now… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

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Nearly 550 rotorcraft now sharing data with Airbus

Nearly 550 rotorcraft now sharing data with Airbus

Nearly 550 helicopters representing 146 customers are sharing data with Airbus Helicopters with the goal of gaining actionable intelligence that improves operational performance and business results. “In less than two years we’ve brought the number of helicopters connected to Airbus Helicopters from zero to nearly 550,” said Matthieu Louvot, Executive Vice President, Customer Support &… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-18

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HeliGroup launches world-first Airbus ACH135 Helionix for charter operations

HeliGroup launches world-first Airbus ACH135 Helionix for charter operations

HeliGroup is today launching their newly-delivered Airbus ACH135 Helionix into the charter market from their UK base at Wycombe Air Park.  The latest generation twin engine luxury aircraft will serve the high-end charter market. HeliGroup is based close to all of the key London corporate jet airports at Luton, Stansted, Oxford, Biggin Hill and Farnborough, as… Read more »

Source: HeliGroup, 16-Oct-18

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StandardAero renews Air Methods AS350 and EC130 Components contract

StandardAero renews Air Methods AS350 and EC130 Components contract

StandardAero announced today the signing of a three year agreement with Air Methods to support their fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 dynamic components. Over the course of this agreement, StandardAero will provide expert-level repair, light and major overhaul, testing, and modification of dynamic components for Air Methods’ fleet of more than 120 AS350… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 16-Oct-18

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Airbus Turns to RepRap x400 3D Printer

Airbus Turns to RepRap x400 3D Printer

In order to validate the design of an important new component, while also saving on development costs, Airbus Helicopters is yet again turning to industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap for 3D printing assistance, continuing their long partnership. The part is actually a helicopter step, made on the x400 3D printer that was purchased by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Oct-18

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HCare services at Helitech 2018​

HCare services at Helitech 2018​

Airbus Helicopters welcomes you to join us at Helitech 2018 from 16 – 18 October in Amsterdam Over the course of the show we’ll be making several announcements at the Airbus booth. The H160 and H145 in emergency medical service (EMS) configuration will be on display, along with innovations such as the high-speed Racer demonstrator… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Oct-18

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Lider receives two new H135s

Lider receives two new H135s

Helibras announced the delivery of two H135 helicopters to Líder Aviação. The contract was signed at the beginning of the second half of this year and includes the provision of helicopters configured for offshore operations such as passenger transport and medical evacuation missions in the Oil & Gas market. “Flexibility, reduced maintenance and lower operating… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Oct-18

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Airbus details NBAA display

Airbus details NBAA display

With close to 30% of the private and business helicopter market in North America, Airbus Helicopters remains the leader in this segment. Airbus is gearing up to demonstrate what sets it apart from the competition and will be showcasing its dedicated corporate brand – Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) – in North America at this year’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Oct-18

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Airbus delivers new H125 to Newfoundland

Airbus delivers new H125 to Newfoundland

Newfoundland Helicopters Limited has taken delivery of a light single-engine H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters Canada’s Fort Erie, ON facility. The passenger transport and utility company, with bases in Appleton, Clarenville and Deer Lake, Newfoundland, will utilize the newly delivered aircraft for a variety of operations, including forestry, hydroelectricity, mining and tourism. “The H125 was… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Oct-18

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Airbus showcases EMS capabilities at Helitech 2018

Airbus showcases EMS capabilities at Helitech 2018

Airbus Helicopters will highlight a wide range of products and digital services at this year’s Helitech International air show, taking place October 16-18 in Amsterdam. Special focus will be given to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) missions, a segment the company leads with 60% of the in-service fleet, thanks to its long expertise and wide range of dedicated solutions. On… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Oct-18

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Installation of SLANT-console in Airbus EC135

Installation of SLANT-console in Airbus EC135

For a customer in aviation industry SPAES GmbH & Co. KG installed with Intercopter a SLANT-console in a helicopter Airbus EC135. Various devices can be mounted cleary in the cockpit. For a better overview of navigation systems in the cockpit SPAES installed with Intercopter a SLANT-console in a helicopter Airbus EC 135. Two Garmin devices… Read more »

Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, 10-Oct-18

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Swedish military sells AS332M1 fleet

Swedish military sells AS332M1 fleet

Swedish Defence Material (FMV) and Ex-Change Parts AB have signed an agreement for the sale of Super Puma helicopter system with 6 ea. AS332M1 helicopters including a large support inventory of engines, components, spare parts, GSE and special tools. The transaction was approved by Swedish and French authorities in July and delivery to Ex-Change Parts… Read more »

Source: Ex-Change Parts, 09-Oct-18

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H225M surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone

H225M surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone

The H225M, with 88 aircraft currently in service in six countries across the globe, has surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone, following its first delivery to the French Air Force in 2006. The aircraft was rapidly deployed by the French Air Force in Lebanon in 2006 where the H225M, also known as the Caracal, successfully… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Oct-18

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Airbus introduces new visio-assistance tool for Tech Reps

Airbus introduces new visio-assistance tool for Tech Reps

This new tool facilitates the troubleshooting and boosts the efficiency of Airbus Helicopters Technical Representatives The Highly Qualified technicians with recurrent training certified by relevant civil aviation authorities are dedicated to daily improving customer’s satisfaction, the flight operation safety and availability. While the troubleshooting is one of their main missions, they provide in addition On-Job… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Oct-18

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Airbus Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

Airbus Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

Airbus Helicopters completion of delivery of 29 Helionix-equipped H135s and three Helionix, hoist-equipped H145s earlier this year, marked the end of the delivery phase of the MFTS contract. Today, the company has completed its service provision build up and is fully embedded at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley, supporting Ascent’s Training delivery from newly modernised facilities. On 1st April 18, the precise… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-18

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Airbus Helicopters improves superceded parts process

Airbus Helicopters improves superceded parts process

Airbus Helicopters is glad to announce the new, improved process and communication flow concerning the superseded parts – the replacing parts which are not yet referenced in Airbus Helicopters IPC. The new process will help Customers demonstrate more quickly to the authorities that the new part is airworthy and can be fitted on the helicopter…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-18

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Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to be delivered to China per a framework agreement signed in June 2016. The H135 was delivered in HEMS configuration, fully equipped with the latest medical interior, and will perform life-saving EMS… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-18

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Red Arrows Support Handover of First ACH135 for charter ops

Red Arrows Support Handover of First ACH135 for charter ops

UK operator HeliGroup has taken delivery of the first ever ACH135 Helionix for VIP charter operations from Airbus Corporate Helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Club during the annual yacht show in the Principality. The handover event was attended by representatives of global aviation and yachting industries and supported by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-18

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Improved fuel sensor for H135 now available

Improved fuel sensor for H135 now available

In line with its continuous efforts to pursue products optimization, Airbus Helicopters is pleased to inform you that the new fuel sensors are now available for H135. The benefits of these sensors are: • New design with high quality electronic components to avoid probe drift and prevent trapping of water in probe if fuel contaminated… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-18

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Airbus adds features to 24×7 eRequest service

Airbus adds features to 24×7 eRequest service

As a part of its digital strategy, since 2015 Airbus Helicopters offers a 24/7 online technical request (eRequest) service to its Customers, through its Keycopter customer portal. With more than 2,500 monthly eRequests – Airbus Helicopters facilitates Customer interaction and provides: • A reactive AOG and routine request management service for a large scope of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Oct-18

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29-Sep-18 N849NA Airbus AS350B2 Alto, US-New Mexico

Heavy landing with some forward momentum, then pitched up on the front of its skids, slid forward, then down a slope, moving round as it did, but still ending on its skids (see video) Aircraft operated by Trans Aero, part of Roberts Aircraft – and operated under “Trans Aero Medevac” titles from a base at… Read more »

29-Sep-18

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Airbus Tiger to get a new set of claws

Airbus Tiger to get a new set of claws

OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) has commissioned Airbus Helicopters, on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw and DGAM, to perform de-risking studies aimed at providing the Tiger with next generation battlefield capabilities. Their main objective is to prepare the development and retrofit phases of the new avionics, mission, and weapon… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Sep-18

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28-Sep-18 N907PL Airbus AS350B3 Lituya Bay, US-Alaska (3F)

One passenger rescued, other three occupants not found – presumed drowned – after helicopter went down in the water.  Reuters reported the survivor as 12-year-old Aiden Peppard, and missing were the boy’s father Josh Pepperd, 42, the man’s other son, Andrew Pepperd, 11, and the pilot, David King, 53, owner of Last Frontier Air Ventures. … Read more »

28-Sep-18

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Coast Guard becomes first Philippine parapublic H145 operator

Coast Guard becomes first Philippine parapublic H145 operator

Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-18

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Airbus focuses on the wind turbine growth market

Airbus focuses on the wind turbine growth market

Airbus Helicopters views the support for wind farms as a business segment that is undergoing global growth and expects demand for up to a thousand helicopters over the coming two decades, corresponding to revenues of approximately €9 billion. Airbus Helicopters will present its supply, maintenance and crew transport solutions at the WindEnergy expo, which will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-18

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ACH Displays New ACH135 Helionix

ACH Displays New ACH135 Helionix

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) Airbus’ dedicated private and business helicopter entity, will display the company’s new ACH135 Helionix for the first time on the rooftop of the Monaco Yacht Club during the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.  Fitted with the company’s in-house ACH Line interior configuration, the updated, Helionix-equipped provides a technological leap forward for the light, twin-engine… Read more »

Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters, 24-Sep-18

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Airbus to start large-scale printing of A350 components

Airbus to start large-scale printing of A350 components

Airbus Helicopters has officially launched the production of latch shafts for the doors of A350 passenger aircraft using 3D manufacturing. The printed components are cheaper to produce and weigh less than their counterparts made using traditional means, thereby helping Airbus to offer ever more economical and environmentally friendly aircraft. Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth is manufacturing… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-18

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Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet

Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet

Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as part of the fleet strengthening programme. This follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021. Specially equipped with emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Sep-18

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Hiratagakuen strengthens Japan’s aeromedical operations with Airbus fleet

Hiratagakuen strengthens Japan’s aeromedical operations with Airbus fleet

Kansai-based helicopter operator Hiaratagakuen has welcomed its second H145//BK117D-2, following the milestone delivery of its first unit in December 2017. Currently operating 14 H135s and one H145//BK117D-2, this new H145//BK117D-2 will join Hiratagakuen’s growing fleet to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions, and serves as a passenger and material transport. The first H145//BK117D-2 already entered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Sep-18

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Devon Air Ambulance buy Airbus H145

Devon Air Ambulance buy Airbus H145

Devon Air Ambulance prides itself on being a dynamic and forward-thinking charity, committed to providing the very best patient care and ensuring the service continues to grow and improve. The exciting next step in this development is just about to be taken, with the purchase of a new state of the art Airbus H145 helicopter,… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 20-Aug-18

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Airbus renews partnership with USP of São Carlos

Airbus renews partnership with USP of São Carlos

Airbus continues to strengthen its investments in education in Brazil. The company announced the renewal of its partnership with the School of Engineering of São Carlos of the University of São Paulo (EESC – USP) at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), held at Congonhas Airport (SP) . For 10 years, Airbus has supported… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Aug-18

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Jhonlin Air Transport to add Airbus H145

Jhonlin Air Transport to add Airbus H145

Indonesian operator Jhonlin Air Transport (JAT )will soon take delivery of a new Airbus H145.  The aircraft has been noted recently test flying at the Airbus Helicopters factory at Donauworth in Germany and is in a yellow and black colour scheme. JAT is based at Syamsudin Noor International Airport and was formed in late 2011…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Aug-18

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Bergen H225 Final Accident Report : Comprehensive and Worrying

Bergen H225 Final Accident Report : Comprehensive and Worrying

It seems a long time ago. On 29th April 2016, the Main Rotor Head and mast suddenly detached from an Airbus Helicopters H225 flying from Gullfaks B to Bergen Airport Flesland. The helicopter impacted on a small island east of Turøy.  As the final accident report is published our thoughts have to be with the… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 10-Aug-18

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Aerometals Receives FAA STC Approval for Airbus H130 IBF System

Aerometals Receives FAA STC Approval for Airbus H130 IBF System

Aftermarket civil and military aircraft parts manufacturer and engine Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) innovator Aerometals has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for Airbus Helicopters H130 (EC130T2) IBF System. Utilizing the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling software, Aerometals’ engineers have created the most effective and efficient next generation IBF design available on the market… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 10-Aug-18

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San Jose Police unveil new Airbus H125

San Jose Police unveil new Airbus H125

On Friday, July 27, 2018, at 1:00 PM, Chief Eddie Garcia will unveil “Air3,” a new Airbus H125 helicopter to replace the current Air2 helicopter. Air3 will provide greater safety for officers and the community with its modern capabilities. The Airbus H125 helicopter is one of the most commonly operated single engine helicopters in law enforcement… Read more »

Source: San Jose Police Department, 02-Aug-18

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Metro Delivers New Aircraft to University of Chicago

Metro Delivers New Aircraft to University of Chicago

Chicago’s only hospital-based medical flight program began flying a more advanced helicopter this month. The Airbus EC145 replaces the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN)’s Dauphin N model helicopter, which has been in use since 1990. The retiring helicopter has transported more than 13,000 patients across the region during its tenure at the University of Chicago Medicine…. Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Aug-18

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Airbus Canada Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Innovation in Safety Award

Airbus Canada Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Innovation in Safety Award

As in previous years, the winner(s) of the Innovation in Safety Award will be selected by a committee of industry professionals.  The award ceremony will take place during the Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference, November 3rd  in Vancouver, BC.  The award recipient(s) will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD in addition to recognition… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Jul-18

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Airbus and the Ukrainian sign for 55 helicopters

Airbus and the Ukrainian sign for 55 helicopters

Following the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between France and Ukraine on 8 June, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the country. The 55 aircraft include 21 repurposed H225s,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Jul-18

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First H160 pre-assembled rear fuselage is plug and play ready

First H160 pre-assembled rear fuselage is plug and play ready

The first pre-serial H160 has been fitted with its rear fuselage, the first major component assembly having been pre-assembled in Albacete, Spain according to the site specialisation strategy implemented in Airbus Helicopters. The main fuselage of the first pre-serial aircraft arrived from the company’s facilities in Donauworth, Germany earlier in the year. A total of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jul-18

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Japan Coast Guard signs HCare Smart for its H225 fleet

Japan Coast Guard signs HCare Smart for its H225 fleet

Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has signed with Airbus Helicopters for an HCare Smart full-by-the-hour material management contract, for a period of five years. Beginning in July, the contract will cover comprehensive maintenance support, including parts-bythe-hour for JCG’s H225 fleet. With the provision of all the parts needed for the maintenance of the rotorcraft in one… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jul-18

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CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate

CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jul-18

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NH90 Sea Lion starts Qualification phase

NH90 Sea Lion starts Qualification phase

The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion has performed its first flight in serial configuration on July 10. This event marks the beginning of the helicopter’s qualification phase together with the customer’s official authorities. When the qualification phase is finished, the German customer will release the military type certificate to allow the first serial… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jul-18

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Airbus hands over Empire Test Pilot School H125 to QinetiQ

Airbus hands over Empire Test Pilot School H125 to QinetiQ

Colin James, Airbus Helicopters’ UK Managing Director, formally handed over the latest Empire Test Pilot School (ETPS) H125 helicopter to Nic Anderson, Managing Director Air and Space, QinetiQ.  Under the current modernisation programme, the world-renown test pilot flight school will receive four H125s, which will make up ETPS’ new generation, single-engine helicopter fleet.  Minister of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jul-18

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CNC Technologies selected to Deploy Airborne Mission Suites for Agency’s New Airbus H125

CNC Technologies selected to Deploy Airborne Mission Suites for Agency’s New Airbus H125

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today its selection by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) to develop and support two airborne mission suites for the agency’s recently-acquired Airbus H125 helicopters. CNC has lead all aspects of the assignment, with responsibility for design,… Read more »

18-Jul-18

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NHV win Siemens Gamesa wind farm contract with H175 at Aberdeen

NHV win Siemens Gamesa wind farm contract with H175 at Aberdeen

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Siemens Gamesa to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of the Beatrice Offshore Wind farm. The operations are expected to start mid-summer until spring 2019. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. NHV… Read more »

Source: NHV, 11-Jul-18

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Airbus delivers law enforcement H125s in North America faster than one per month

Airbus delivers law enforcement H125s in North America faster than one per month

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will be exhibiting its role as the North American market leader for new law enforcement helicopters at the Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON) Expo July 11-13, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. at Booth #809. An H125, the best-selling, high-performance helicopter for airborne law enforcement, owned by Seminole County… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Jul-18

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Airbus pays Era $40 Million linked to EC225

Airbus pays Era $40 Million linked to EC225

The following statement, issued by Era Group to the US Securities & Exchange Commission (original here), states that Airbus has agreed a $42 Million payout to Era relating to the operators purchase of eleven H225s. “On July 3, 2018, Era Group Inc. (the “Company”) and Era Helicopters, LLC (together with the Company “Era”), entered into… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 10-Jul-18

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Hungary orders 20 H145Ms

Hungary orders 20 H145Ms

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 20 H145M military helicopters equipped with the innovative HForce weapon management in the frame of the military modernisation programme Zrinyi 2026. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will provide an extensive training and support package. “We are honoured to be of service – once more – to the Hungarian Ministry of Defence whom we today… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jul-18

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NHV wins contract in Gambia with two H155s

NHV wins contract in Gambia with two H155s

FAR Gambia Ltd have recently awarded offshore operator NHV a contract for the Provision of Helicopter Transport Services out of Banjul (Gambia).  The Belgian based operator has said that they will be using two H155s to cover the work required. Australian-owned FAR expanded its West African exploration portfolio in March 2017 in the offshore Mauritania-Senegal-Guinea-Bissau… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-18

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Airbus Delivers Four H125s to Nova Scotia

Airbus Delivers Four H125s to Nova Scotia

Airbus has delivered four H125 helicopters to Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR), completing the province’s air fleet renewal, following a competitive bid in 2016. Airbus delivers four H125 helicopters to Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR). The aircraft will increase service capacity for NSDNR missions including search and rescue, forestry programs, wildlife… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jun-18

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China approves BLR FastFin for H125

China approves BLR FastFin for H125

BLR Aerospace today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the Supplemental Type Certificate for the H125 FastFin® System, clearing the way for installation of FastFin on Airbus H125 helicopters in China. It is the first FastFin System to be validated in China, according to BLR President Mike Carpenter.“We are pleased to continually… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 29-Jun-18

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H125 and H130 benefit from 25% engine TBO extension

H125 and H130 benefit from 25% engine TBO extension

Airbus H125 and H130 helicopter customers will get a boost in their operations thanks to a significant reduction in direct maintenance costs for the Safran Arriel 2D engine, which equips both single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % of the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-18

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Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Safran has significantly reduced direct maintenance costs of its Arriel 2D engine, which equips both Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters. This competitiveness boost will benefit to customers who operates those single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours for new… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 28-Jun-18

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Airbus have sold 21 ex-CHC H225s to Ukraine

Airbus have sold 21 ex-CHC H225s to Ukraine

Following our detailed analysis of the H225/AS332L2 fleet movements yesterday there is one other key contract for H225s which we can now provide more details to. In late May, the French Government announced that Airbus signed a €555 million ($643M) deal with Ukraine for 55 helicopters.  The Ukraine Government have said that this covers 24… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-18

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Airbus H225s finding new homes onshore

Airbus H225s finding new homes onshore

It is a widely held view that the H225 (and AS332L2) has no future in the offshore oil and gas market after a “perfect storm” of two key factors which grounded the type from civilian operations worldwide.  HeliHub.com estimates 126 H225s and AS332L2s are currently in storage around the world, as well as eight Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-18

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Airbus delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October. Over a period of 15 years, the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Jun-18

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Oceania Aviation appointed distributor for H125 maximum view kit

Oceania Aviation appointed distributor for H125 maximum view kit

Oceania Aviation’s Sales, Marketing and Communications team met with the CEO and CMO of Swiss Rotor Solutions at Rotortech to discuss the distribution and installation opportunities for their Maximum Pilot View Kit. We are now pleased to announce our new partnership with Swiss Rotor Solutions as their authorised distributor for their H125/AS350 Maximum Pilot View Kit… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 20-Jun-18

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Airbus delivers fifth and final H135 for Bundeswehr training

Airbus delivers fifth and final H135 for Bundeswehr training

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the fifth and final H135 that will be used by the German Armed Forces in Bückeburg to train their pilots. The German Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) is leasing these helicopters – all delivered on time by Airbus – for initial and recurrent pilot training…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jun-18

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RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

For the first time, RUAG Aviation has overhauled a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 engine. The maintenance of the engine that is used in the Airbus H135 and H135M helicopters was carried out in the engine maintenance. The Swiss Air Force has more than 20 of these helicopters, which are still listed under their former… Read more »

Source: RUAG Aerospace, 15-Jun-18

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Mercyhealth REACT Has New Helicopter in Service

Mercyhealth REACT Has New Helicopter in Service

Mercyhealth REACT has a new Airbus EC145 helicopter, which will replace the air medical program’s Airbus EC135 aircraft. With the Airbus EC145, REACT will be able to support a wider variety of missions and deliver specialized care to women and children. Air Methods, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, provides the helicopter and aviation services to Mercyhealth… Read more »

Source: Mercyhealth REACT, 11-Jun-18

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Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC

Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, now offers their existing market-leading Super Puma and H225 Vertical Reference Door supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Airbus H215 variant. This modification is well-suited for the H215 (a variant in the Super Puma/Cougar family) utilized for aerial and utility work. This feature… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 01-Jun-18

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Airbus to show H125 with Garmin avionics at HeliRussia 2018

Airbus to show H125 with Garmin avionics at HeliRussia 2018

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters will take part in the 11th International helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia 2018, which will be held from May 24 to 26 at the Crocus Expo exhibition center in Moscow. At the company’s stand (4L, hall 15, pavilion 3), the H125 helicopter equipped with the Garmin navigation and navigation system will be presented… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-18

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Airbus Corporate Helicopters delivers first ACH130

Airbus Corporate Helicopters delivers first ACH130

The ACH130 on display at Airbus’ EBACE stand is the first of its type to be delivered since the launch of Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) and represents the first time the aircraft is displayed in public. The aircraft, delivered in the racing-inspired, in-house Stylence by ACH configuration, provides a high-quality yet lightweight completion, suitable for high intensity… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-18

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