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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

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

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

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

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

Airbus appoints head of new Urban Air Mobility unit

Airbus appoints head of new Urban Air Mobility unit

Airbus (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Eduardo Dominguez Puerta, 40, Head of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), a new Airbus unit, effective 1 June 2018. In his new function, he will report to Patrick de Castelbajac, Executive Vice President Strategy and International. With this appointment, Airbus is integrating all its UAM activities – except its current air… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-18

CNC Technologies Announces Major Expansion

CNC Technologies Announces Major Expansion

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today a major expansion with the launch of CNC Aviation, a new division that will provide sales and leasing of new and used aircraft alongside the company’s existing aviation technology business.  The move corresponds to the company’s… Read more »

Source: CNC Technologies, 30-May-18

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Airbus to offer H135 to U.S. Navy

Airbus to offer H135 to U.S. Navy

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will offer the Airbus H135 helicopter as the solution for the U.S. Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program. An H135 demonstrator aircraft in Navy trainer markings is on display this week at the 2018 Naval Helicopter Association Symposium in Norfolk, Va. “The H135 is a market leading twin-engine, multi-mission helicopter performing the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-May-18

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Lee County acquires six Airbus H125s

Lee County acquires six Airbus H125s

Lee County Mosquito Control District in Florida is operating six new Airbus H125 helicopters as part of a major upgrade of its aircraft fleet. The new aircraft are being used to support aerial spraying to control the mosquito population in the roughly 1,000 square-mile district in southwest Florida, which includes the city of Fort Myers…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-May-18

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Metro expands presence in North Caroline

Metro expands presence in North Caroline

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s AirCare, a hospital-based air medical program, is the newest member of the Metro Aviation family, joining other North Carolina Metro Aviation programs Vidant EastCare and Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA). In a matter of six months, Metro Aviation procured and refurbished three Airbus EC135P2+ helicopters for the AirCare program.  Metro… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 10-May-18

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Airbus celebrates 25 years of Parts By the Hour with DRF Luftrettung

Airbus celebrates 25 years of Parts By the Hour with DRF Luftrettung

For 25 years, Airbus support and services has been making a significant contribution to the operational readiness of DRF Luftrettung’s rescue helicopters, thanks to the security and rate of aircraft availability provided by its HCare Smart contract. DRF Luftrettung operates over 50 Airbus helicopters for emergency operations at 31 bases in Germany and Austria. Each year the crews… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-May-18

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Airbus delivers 200th H145

Airbus delivers 200th H145

Airbus Helicopters delivered the 200th H145 to Norsk Luftambulanse (NOLAS). The Air Rescue Operator will use the helicopter for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. The 200th H145 is the final H145 delivered to NOLAS under its current order, bringing the operator’s Airbus fleet to a total of eight H145s and seven H135s, all dedicated to delivering HEMS… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-May-18

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Airbus and Schiebel successfully demonstrate Manned-Unmanned Teaming capabilities

Airbus and Schiebel successfully demonstrate Manned-Unmanned Teaming capabilities

 Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS), thus becoming the first European helicopter manufacturers to demonstrate this technology with the highest level of interoperability (LOI°5). The companies carried out test flights with the support of the Austrian Armaments and Defence… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-May-18

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Multiflight adds H155 to charter fleet

Multiflight adds H155 to charter fleet

Multiflight has expanded its helicopter charter fleet with a VIP Airbus H155 helicopter to meet the increasing demand for its charter services.The new charter aircraft, an Airbus H155 with VIP configuration, joins Multiflight’s existing fleet, which includes two luxury eight seat AS365 Dauphin helicopters.“The VIP Airbus H155 helicopter is a fabulous new addition to the… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 01-May-18

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Airbus presents latest innovations at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show

Airbus presents latest innovations at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show

Airbus will present its extensive product portfolio and a number of innovations at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show from 25 to 29 April, and will once again be the largest single exhibitor. This year’s ILA partner country is France. Airbus Helicopters will have a significant presence at ILA ranging from successful military products to its… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-18

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Donaldson IBFs approved for installation on H125

Donaldson IBFs approved for installation on H125

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the H125 (formerly AS350) Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate, clearing the way for installation of IBFs on Airbus H125 helicopters in China.Baoli Aviation is the first operator in China to… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 25-Apr-18

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Japan Coast Guard orders one more H225

Japan Coast Guard orders one more H225

Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), bringing JCG’s H225 fleet to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the customer’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, becoming the largest Super Puma… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-18

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First Utility H145 in US delivered to San Diego Gas & Electric

First Utility H145 in US delivered to San Diego Gas & Electric

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new Airbus H145 to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a major Southern California public utility company, which has put the aircraft to use supporting its vast electric transmission and distribution network. This helicopter is the first H145 in utility service in the U.S. Other operations of the modern… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Apr-18

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HELICAL becomes first operator in the South Pacific to choose HCare Smart

HELICAL becomes first operator in the South Pacific to choose HCare Smart

HELICAL, a member of the HCM Group of New Caledonia, recently became the first South Pacific company to choose Airbus’ HCare Smart contract. Under the service, scheduled and unscheduled events are covered by a dedicated worldwide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pool, ensuring the helicopter’s availability at all times, while maintenance costs are optimised and therefore… Read more »

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Airbus signs largest HCare Smart contracts

Airbus signs largest HCare Smart contracts

Both the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have placed their trust in Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than 125 million euros.   The contract with the Brazilian Armed Forces covers the entirety of the 50 H225Ms currently on order, of which… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Apr-18

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First H160 for the Latin American market

First H160 for the Latin American market

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for one H160 with an undisclosed customer in Brazil for private and business aviation operations. This order, the first from a Latin American customer, came after a flight demonstration in Marignane where the customer experienced first-hand the step-change in passenger comfort that the H160 brings to the market…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Apr-18

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Agrarflug Helilift buys EC225

Agrarflug Helilift buys EC225

German operator Agrarflug Helilift has bought an Airbus H225.  The aircraft was the consecutive registration to the H225 which had the accident off Bergen in Norway in April 2016, and was shown on the local Norwegian Aircraft register as owned by “Sparebank 1 SR-Finans AS”.  Sparebank1 is a consortium of Norwegian banks. Agrarflug specialises in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-18

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Airbus to provide 16 Additional UH-72A Lakotas for the US Army

Airbus to provide 16 Additional UH-72A Lakotas for the US Army

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has received a contract modification valued at approximately $116 million to deliver 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The contract is the company’s second this year, highlighting the U.S. Army’s confidence and growth capability of the Lakota program. “We are proud of our partnership with the U.S. Army. As the world’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Mar-18

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Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of  36% since 2013.  As a result, the company has reinforced its position as UK market leader with 46% of the civil and parapublic market. This follows the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Mar-18

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BLADE Completes Series B Financing

BLADE Completes Series B Financing

Fly Blade Inc. (“BLADE”), the digitally powered short-distance aviation leader which services 22 core routes in 7 states, has completed its Series B Financing. Lead investors Colony NorthStar and Lerer Hippeau were joined by Airbus Helicopters and LionTree Ventures. Approximately $38 million was raised. Concurrent with the financing, the company enters an alliance with Airbus Helicopters to provide customer and… Read more »

Source: BLADE, 26-Mar-18

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Milestone Aviation provides four new H135 helicopters to ADAC

Milestone Aviation provides four new H135 helicopters to ADAC

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company (“GECAS”) and the global leader in helicopter leasing announced the lease of four Airbus H135 helicopters to ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (“ADAC”) in Germany. Two aircraft delivered this month with two more scheduled to deliver in April and May 2018; all aircraft were sourced from… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 19-Mar-18

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Voom’s helicopter commuting service launches in Mexico City

Voom’s helicopter commuting service launches in Mexico City

Voom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters that was launched in 2016 as an on-demand helicopter booking platform allowing passengers to request a seat on a helicopter within minutes. By providing a more efficient transportation option to daily commuters, it aims to address challenges associated with rush-hour traffic by offering an alternative form of transportation in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Mar-18

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Airbus appoints new Distributor and Service Center in Turkey

Airbus appoints new Distributor and Service Center in Turkey

Airbus Helicopters has appointed SB Havacılık A.Ş. (SBAIR) as its new distributor and Service Center in Turkey. The Istanbul based company will represent the European manufacturer in Turkey and promote its civil product line. SBAIR was established in 2017 by Mr. Ercüment Bayegan (Bayegan Group) and Mr. Mehmet Yüksel Hocaoğlu (Swan Aviation). Bayegan Group was… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Mar-18

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US Army order 35 more UH-72A Lakotas

US Army order 35 more UH-72A Lakotas

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. received a contract valued at approximately $273 million to deliver 35 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The $273 million contract includes the UH-72A production aircraft, associated technical and flight operator manuals and program management. This procurement is broken into two configurations: 17 UH-72A Lakotas for the Initial Entry Rotary… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-18

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Airbus comes out of Heli-Expo 2018 with more than 50 orders

Airbus comes out of Heli-Expo 2018 with more than 50 orders

Airbus Helicopters, the leader in the civil and parapublic helicopter market, has wrapped up Heli Expo 2018 in Las Vegas with orders for over 50 of the company’s wide range of helicopters for customers worldwide. The most anticipated sales include the H160’s launch customer as well as the first orders placed for this new-generation helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-18

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Thales awarded contract to test H145M mission capability

Thales awarded contract to test H145M mission capability

In ever more urban environments, the priority of armed forces is to reduce the risk of collateral damage, and in this ambition they can rely on Thales. The Group has been recently awarded a contract from Airbus Helicopters for the test of its rocket systems to boost the H145M mission capability. This contract follows the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 12-Mar-18

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New training capabilities launched for Airbus helicopters

New training capabilities launched for Airbus helicopters

Building world-class helicopters is only the first part of the Airbus mission; what follows is a commitment to supporting the worldwide operators who fly the company’s rotorcraft. The commitment has been further strengthened with the launch of an optimised training and flight operations service, which was announced at last week’s Heli-Expo trade show in Las… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-18

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Airbus Partners with TRAXXALL

Airbus Partners with TRAXXALL

TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of a highly innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, today announced a partnership with Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer. All new Airbus Helicopters delivered in the US and Canada will include the TRAXXALL aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system for one year. Additionally, TRAXXALL and Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-18

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Airbus partners with Blade to boost Urban Air Mobility business

Airbus partners with Blade to boost Urban Air Mobility business

Airbus Helicopters and Fly Blade, Inc. (“Blade”), a digitally-powered aviation leader servicing 22 core routes in 7 U.S. states, have signed a strategic partnership to develop new premium on-demand helicopter flight experiences, paving the way for enhanced urban air mobility solutions to benefit the future of vertical flight. “Airbus continues to develop the future of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-18

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Anodyne and Airbus Collaborate on STC for 600W Loud Speaker System

Anodyne and Airbus Collaborate on STC for 600W Loud Speaker System

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has received a Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp.‘s (AEM) 600W Loud Speaker system on Airbus H125/ AS350B3 series helicopters. The STC represents the culmination of more than 10 months of effort by the two companies to install, integrate, and certify the loudspeaker system… Read more »

Source: AEM, 05-Mar-18

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Airbus and Safran to develop new helicopter data monitoring systems

Airbus and Safran to develop new helicopter data monitoring systems

Airbus Helicopters and Safran Electronic and Defense have signed a letter of intent for the distribution of helicopter data monitoring systems. The systems can be integrated on all Airbus helicopters not already equipped with the Helionix avionics suite or a health and usage monitoring system (HUMS). “Our goal is always to offer our more modern,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-18

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Pegaso returns to the H175 with new order

Pegaso returns to the H175 with new order

Mexican Oil&Gas operator Transportes Aéreos Pegaso has signed for an additional H175, bringing to four the number of orders it has placed for this super-medium. Delivered in the summer of 2016, the first aircraft has been performing crew change missions for geo-seismic vessels. A second H175 will be delivered in the spring of 2018 to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-18

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FAA certifies Airbus H135 with Helionix avionics suite

FAA certifies Airbus H135 with Helionix avionics suite

Airbus Helicopters’ light-twin helicopter H135 has received the type certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Helionix is a family concept with standardised features and is available on the H175, H145 and soon on the H160. The… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-18

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Helionix fleet hits 100,000 flight-hour milestone

Helionix fleet hits 100,000 flight-hour milestone

Airbus’ fleet of helicopters equipped with the Helionix avionics system have surpassed the symbolic milestone of 100.000 flight hours, just three years after customer operations started. Initially in service with the H145 and H175, this digital avionics suite was later certified in the H135 and in the future will equip the H160 as well as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-18

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Boston Medflight to upgrade EC145s and BK117 to three H145s

Boston Medflight to upgrade EC145s and BK117 to three H145s

Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit organization that provides critical care air medical transport for Boston-area and other Eastern Massachusetts hospitals, has ordered three new versatile Airbus H145 helicopters as part of a comprehensive plan to upgrade its fleet with more modern and more capable aircraft. “The H145 platform suits our needs because of its versatility, safety,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-18

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Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s

Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s

Babcock is set to become the global launch customer for the H160 after signing a five year frame agreement for the purchase of a fleet of H160s. The fleet of H160s is destined for EMS and other critical services missions starting in Europe and to be deployed progressively across Babcock’s bases worldwide. “The H160 was… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-18

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Heliflite China appointed Airbus distributor with order for 10 helicopters

Heliflite China appointed Airbus distributor with order for 10 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has signed with Heliflite China for an order of seven H125 and three H130 aircraft. The company, based in Xian, China, has also been accredited as an official Airbus Helicopters distributor in the region, supporting Airbus’ growth in this rapidly developing market. The light helicopters will be used for utility and helicopter emergency… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-18

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Astronautics achieves hardware milestone

Astronautics achieves hardware milestone

Astronautics Corporation of America recently began testing the first engineering units of its new air-ground communications system (AGCS). AGCS is a secure connectivity solution that Astronautics is providing to Airbus Helicopters. Astronautics’ AGCS will provide: Secure protection of critical avionics from non-authorized access through implementation of a modern cybersecurity framework Wireless access to operational and… Read more »

Source: Astronautics Corporation, 04-Mar-18

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Airbus Helicopters announces more sales in Japan

Airbus Helicopters announces more sales in Japan

Airbus Helicopters has secured new contracts for three helicopters from Japanese operators, following its successful start to the New Year with recent contract announcements for one new H135 and an AS365 N3+.  With this new stream of orders, Airbus Helicopters has received orders for a total of five helicopters in the first quarter of 2018,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-18

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Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e

Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that Metro Aviation Inc. had ordered an unprecedented 25 EC145e helicopters that it will place into service providing air medical transport and other aerial services. It is one of the larger commercial helicopter orders ever booked by the U.S. based company. Metro was the first customer in the world for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Feb-18

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Aneto selected to power Airbus Helicopters Racer high-speed demonstrator

Aneto selected to power Airbus Helicopters Racer high-speed demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters has selected Safran’s new Aneto engine to power its Racer (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) high-speed demonstrator. Twin Aneto-1X engines will contribute significantly to the new rotorcraft’s cruise speed performance of up to 400 kph. Unveiled in June 2017 at the Paris Airshow, Racer is a technology demonstrator funded by the European Commission’s H2020… Read more »

Source: Safran, 28-Feb-18

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LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today announced that it is expanding its partnership with CHC through the placement of a second Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft with the operator. The helicopter is due to enter service in December 2018 and will be supporting CHC’s operations in the UK. This… Read more »

Source: LCI, 28-Feb-18

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Edmonton Police Service Takes Delivery of Airbus H125

Edmonton Police Service Takes Delivery of Airbus H125

Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has taken delivery of their third Airbus helicopter, an H125, which will allow for greater in-air coverage and policing of the growing city of Edmonton.  When combined with other policing resources, the H125 will add increased operational efficiency, fitting the ever expanding role of EPS. “With the continued growth of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-18

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Airbus H160 arrives in US for Heli-Expo and sales tour

Airbus H160 arrives in US for Heli-Expo and sales tour

The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas and will be headlining Airbus Helicopters’ presence for the first time ever at an international airshow at this year’s Heli-Expo from 27 Feb – 1 March at the Las Vegas convention centre.  Showgoers will be able see for themselves the #H160ReasonsWhy the H160 is raising the bar… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Feb-18

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Liebherr contracting for Airbus H160 heating valves

Liebherr contracting for Airbus H160 heating valves

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France) has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to supply the heating valves for its H160 helicopter program. Liebherr-Aerospace will not only develop, qualify and manu-facture the environmental control system components, but the company will also service them. Liebherr will supply two valves of the heating system that will be installed in… Read more »

Source: Liebherr, 19-Feb-18

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Airbus Helicopters name new CEO

Airbus Helicopters name new CEO

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee. Bruno Even comes to Airbus from Safran where he was CEO of the Helicopter Engines business since 2015. He… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Feb-18

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Voom helicopter booking platform joins Airbus

Voom helicopter booking platform joins Airbus

Voom, the world’s premier on-demand helicopter booking platform, is now joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters. Initially incubated in A^3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, Voom launched commercial operations in April 2017 in Sao Paulo, flying thousands of passengers over the last ten months, and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Feb-18

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Airbus starts 2018 with orders and deliveries in Japan

Airbus starts 2018 with orders and deliveries in Japan

Airbus Helicopters’ business in Japan gains traction with two new orders and two new deliveries at the start of the year, reaffirming the company’s strong presence in the country. Currently leading the Japanese civil and parapublic helicopter market with more than 50% market share, Airbus Helicopters plans to increase its position in tandem with the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Feb-18

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Airbus and Thai Aviation Industries sign Thai military support contract

Airbus and Thai Aviation Industries sign Thai military support contract

Airbus Helicopters and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) have signed an agreement to support all Airbus’ military and law enforcement helicopters in Thailand, over two years. Under this agreement, TAI will become the main Airbus Helicopters’ service provider in Thailand for the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Royal Thai Police. Airbus Helicopters’ signature HCare suite of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Feb-18

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EASA issues single Production Organisation Approval to Airbus

EASA issues single Production Organisation Approval to Airbus

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus Helicopters have just implemented a new single Production Organisation Approval (POA). This replaces previous national approvals from France, Germany and Spain by a single, integrated framework allowing for simplified industrial exchanges between Airbus Helicopters’ manufacturing facilities and supporting the company’s industrial strategy of site specialisation across Europe…. Read more »

Source: EASA, 06-Feb-18

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H145M successfully launched 70mm Laser Guided Rockets

H145M successfully launched 70mm Laser Guided Rockets

The successful capability enhancement for the H145M continues. In the first weeks of December 2017, Airbus Helicopters demonstrated the ability to fire laser guided rockets (FZ275 LGR from Thales) with its new H145M platform at the Älvdalen test range of the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Flight test Centre. In a rough and challenging environment the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Feb-18

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ATP improves torquing method for Airbus EC145

ATP improves torquing method for Airbus EC145

Advanced Torque Products (ATP) of Newington, CT has been working hard with Airbus to improve the torquing method of the mast nut on the EC145. And they’re excited to announce this custom tooling kit is now available to anyone working on the EC145 mast nut. This tooling was developed working directly with maintenance professionals in… Read more »

Source: Advanced Torque Products, 02-Feb-18

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Airbus take H130 and H135 to Singapore Airshow

Airbus take H130 and H135 to Singapore Airshow

Airbus will be the largest international exhibitor at the upcoming Singapore Airshow, showcasing a selection of its latest products, services and innovations in the commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter markets. The show takes place at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, 6-11 February. The highlight at the static display will be the new long-range… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Feb-18

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Airbus delivers 1300th helicopter from the H135 family

Airbus delivers 1300th helicopter from the H135 family

Airbus Helicopters delivered the 1300th helicopter from the H135-family, a number underlining the multipurpose lightweight twin-engine helicopter’s worldwide success. The global fleet of this type has accumulated a total of more than 4.5 million flight hours since the entry into service of the first helicopter in 1996. More than 300 customers in 60 countries use… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Jan-18

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Airbus reports on 2017 orders and deliveries

Airbus reports on 2017 orders and deliveries

Airbus Helicopters delivered 409 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 350 helicopters (net: 335) in 2017, with a strong commercial performance on the heavy and super-medium segments. The company booked 54 orders for helicopters of the Super Puma family and 19 orders for the super-medium H175, confirming those types as best-sellers on their respective market… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Jan-18

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Airbus appoints new Chairman and CEO in China

Airbus appoints new Chairman and CEO in China

Eric Chen, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, succeeds Laurence Barron as Chairman of Airbus China. Simultaneously, George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China. In his role as country head of Airbus China, Xu is responsible for all Airbus commercial aircraft activities and for leading the company’s helicopter, defence and space businesses… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jan-18

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French military awards UAV helicopter development contract to Airbus and Naval Group

French military awards UAV helicopter development contract to Airbus and Naval Group

 The DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de-risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships. The demonstration project will lead to trials of the drone… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jan-18

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Wiking commences UK windfarm operations with H145

Wiking commences UK windfarm operations with H145

Turkish-owned German-based operator Wiking Helikopter Service has started its wind farm support contract in the UK.  Airbus H145 D-HOAE has been ferried from Emden in Germany across the North Sea to Norwich on 7th January.  Later the same day it positioned to its new base at Great Oakley Airfield, near Harwich. Wiking Helikopter Service will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jan-18

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Heliports of Russia to add two H130s

Heliports of Russia to add two H130s

The operational arm of Heliports of Russia has ordered two H130 helicopters from Airbus for 2018 delivery.  The company’s short press release states that the aircraft will help “expand the list of services provided and increase the market share” of the company Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-18

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Airbus H145 enters the Japanese market

Airbus H145 enters the Japanese market

Airbus Helicopters Japan (AHJ) has successfully handed over the first H145//BK117D-2 to Hiratagakuen, at a delivery ceremony held in AHJ Kobe facility today. The aircraft will enter into service for the emergency medical service (EMS) operations in Nagasaki prefecture in June 2018. This new delivery reinforces the partnership between Hiratagakuen and AHJ. Hiratagakuen signed the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jan-18

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Airbus delivers H125 to TransCanada PipeLines Limited

Airbus delivers H125 to TransCanada PipeLines Limited

Airbus has delivered an H125 to TransCanada PipeLines Limited. The aircraft will be based out of Toronto, ON and will be the second H125 to join TransCanada PipeLines’ fleet. With one of North Americas largest infrastructure portfolios, TransCanada has built and maintains a 91,500 km network of natural gas pipelines, which supplies more than 25… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jan-18

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UTair orders four Airbus H125 helicopters

UTair orders four Airbus H125 helicopters

UTair Helicopters has recently ordered four H125 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, states a local press source quoting commercial director Oleg Semenov.  The first will be delivered in April/May 2018 with all four arriving by mid-summer.  They will replace four Robinson R44s which are no longer being used operationally, but are leased out by UTair to other… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-18

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Airbus appeals Travis County AW169 choice

Airbus appeals Travis County AW169 choice

Airbus has challenged Travis County’s decision to go with three of AgustaWestland’s AW169 helicopters to replace their EMS fleet. Airbus argues that the winning bid for the $34 million contract was a poor decision as it was more expensive than their offer. They also argue that the filtration systems for the engines and the cabin… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-18

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Airbus extends UK Puma Mk.2 support

Airbus extends UK Puma Mk.2 support

Airbus Helicopters and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a Follow-on Support Arrangement contract to provide support to the Royal Air Force Puma 2 fleet over the planned service life of the aircraft.  The contract, worth an initial £100 million, is the first of two pricing periods which will see Airbus Helicopters provide… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jan-18

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Airbus delivers first Tiger HAD retrofit to the French Army Aviation

Airbus delivers first Tiger HAD retrofit to the French Army Aviation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation, after having previously completed its formal acceptance process with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). This retrofit from the HAP to the HAD version involves performing over 100 airframe modifications and installing over 1500 new parts and 250… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jan-18

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CityAirbus reaches next milestone

CityAirbus reaches next milestone

The CityAirbus programme has reached another important milestone: the completion and “power on” of the “iron bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. This enables the verification of the entire electric propulsion system of CityAirbus, developed by Airbus’ E-Aircraft Systems unit. The first full electric propulsion test bench has the capability to operate the propulsion… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-17

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CHC receives second H175 via LCI lease

CHC receives second H175 via LCI lease

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has taken delivery of its first Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft and placed it on lease with CHC. The aircraft will be based out of Aberdeen, Scotland, supporting oil and gas production activities in the North Sea. Crispin Maunder, Executive Chairman of LCI, says: “This… Read more »

Source: LCI, 18-Dec-17

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Airbus fly image processing system on H225 testbed

Airbus fly image processing system on H225 testbed

Airbus Helicopters has gone a step further in the experimentation of its Project Eagle, with the in-flight validation of the innovative on-board image processing system. Performed on an H225 flying testbed, the trials have demonstrated the system’s ability to select a small ground “target” from ranges of up to 2 miles and to automatically track… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Dec-17

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HAI announces Airbus Golden Hour Award winner

HAI announces Airbus Golden Hour Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Jonathan “JR” Roebuck, remote access project manager for Lifeflight of Maine and MedComm, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas. Roebuck is… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Dec-17

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