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Airbus awarded $24M for Lakota mission equipment

Airbus awarded $24M for Lakota mission equipment

Airbus Defense and Space Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $24,012,980 modification (P00878) to multi-year contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 for mission equipment packages to be cut into the Lakota Helicopter production line as part of the Army Aviation Restructure Initiative for training aircraft. Work will be performed in Columbus, Mississippi, with an estimated completion date of July… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Sep-15

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to upgrade from Bo105 to EC135

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to upgrade from Bo105 to EC135

Scotland is the only part of the UK to have Government-funded EMS helicopters, and two H145s are now flying as G-SASN and G-SASS in this role.  Additionally, a charity-funded air ambulance was launched in November 2012 by the predictably worded Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, and started operating in May 2013 with an aging Bo105.  Ironically… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-15

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Airbus completes 12 year inspection of Lee County (Florida) AS350

Airbus completes 12 year inspection of Lee County (Florida) AS350

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in Fort Myers, Fla. its AS350 BA AStar helicopter after completion of the aircraft’s second 12-year Inspection. The 12-year Inspection effectively resets the helicopter’s inspection cycles to zero, updates the aircraft with all applicable factory configuration changes and confirms its compliance with applicable Federal Aviation… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Sep-15

22-Sep-15 OB-1941-P Airbus AS350B3 Ollantaytambo, Peru (5F)

During a transferring flight of “Odebrecht” Co. personnel, from Quillabamba to Cusco, crossing the Andes Mountains, the Helicopter crashed on a slope surrounding the “Veronica” snowy, destroying it completely. The wreckage was found at an altitude of over 4000m All five on board died, identified here as Miguel Angel Pinto Panta (pilot), Felix Cardenas Gonzales… Read more »

22-Sep-15

Guangzhou Police becomes first H145 customer in China

Guangzhou Police becomes first H145 customer in China

Guangzhou Police and Airbus helicopters signed an agreement today for an order of one H145 light helicopter for law enforcement duties, to be delivered at the end of 2016. “Helicopters are a great resource for law enforcement agencies, as they can effectively help ground forces to accomplish a multitude of operations including air patrol, transportation… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Sep-15

21-Sep-15 B-7445 Airbus AS350B3 Gullin, China (2F)

Helicopter took off at 00h15, the last radio communication with ATC was at 00h30, the flight crew reported to the ATC operation normal. At about 02h00, ATC unable to contact with the helicopter, the dispatcher reported that the helicopter was operating normal. At about 04h32, the CAAC regional office received a report by the local… Read more »

21-Sep-15

21-Sep-15 HB-ZGP Airbus SA315B Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland

During an aerial transport, the crew wanted to land near the station of the Bannalp cableway to pick up a container deposited there. During the approach, the helicopter’s tail rotor came in contact with a cable of a small transport cableway. The pilot was able to land the helicopter.

21-Sep-15

Monacair orders six H130s for Monaco – Nice shuttle

Monacair orders six H130s for Monaco – Nice shuttle

Monacair signed today an order for six H130s to set up an improved service of regular scheduled flights linking Monaco Heliport to Nice International Airport. The first commercial flight is planned for January 2016 with a flight every 15 minutes. Specializing in private helicopter management, Monacair has valuable experience in terms of VIP transport and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Sep-15

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Argentine Coast Guard receives first H225

Argentine Coast Guard receives first H225

At a ceremony presided by the Prefecto Nacional Naval Luis Alberto Heiler, Airbus Helicopters officially handed over an H225 helicopter to the Argentine Coast Guard This new helicopter, which will be based in the city of Mar del Plata and used for search and rescue missions in the Argentinian sea, marks the start of the renewal process for the Coast Guard’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Sep-15

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Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Red Cross efforts in Dominica

Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Red Cross efforts in Dominica

The Airbus Helicopters Foundation has provided support to ongoing humanitarian relief operations in the small island nation of Dominica, in the Caribbean, which was recently hit with heavy rainfall and mudslides in the wake of tropical storm Erika. Chartering an H120 helicopter from Martinique-based operator Héliblue Helicoptère, the Foundation has been able to support assessment… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Sep-15

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance – new livery revealed

Thames Valley Air Ambulance – new livery revealed

The new Airbus H135 helicopter for Thames Valley Air Ambulance has been revealed and shows a much greater attention to branding than the previous unimaginative red and yellow scheme.  Our photo here by Dave Webb shows the aircraft returning from a pre-delivery flight test at Gloucestershire Airport, The helicopter arrived into the UK on 5th… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-15

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Russia – new heliport to be built at Kaluga

Russia – new heliport to be built at Kaluga

Heliports of Russia have recently announced plans for a new heliport in Kaluga, to open in the second half of 2016.  Russian website ATO.ru reports that the announcement, made recently at the JetExpo 2015 event in Moscow, identifies a site on the bank of the river Oka, and a cost of “over 300 million roubles”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-15

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16-Sep-15 F-HCSC Airbus AS350B3 Boisses, France

Two of Tignes ski patrol were seriously injured in the crash at 8.15am.   There were four trackers on board, in addition to the pilot and a mechanic, to be dropped to reactivate the remote avalanche triggering devices after maintenance period occurred this summer.

16-Sep-15

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PhilJets orders an Airbus H130

PhilJets orders an Airbus H130

PhilJets Group has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia for the acquisition of one brand new Airbus Helicopters H130 (formerly EC130T2) scheduled for delivery in early 2016. This helicopter will be operated by PhilJets Aero Charter Corp, the group air transport subsidiary, in order to sustain its activities growth. With this helicopter acquisition,… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 15-Sep-15

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14-Sep-15 LN-OFC Airbus AS350 Narvik, Norway

A total of five helicopters were damaged by rocks while parked due to an uncontrolled blast 100m away from the pad. Two needed roading to Helitrans main base in Værnes including LN-OFC Can anyone help us with the registrations of the other four helicopters? If so, email us at [email protected]

14-Sep-15

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Beijing Capital Helicopter appointed Airbus Helicopters service center

Beijing Capital Helicopter appointed Airbus Helicopters service center

Beijing Capital Helicopter (BCH), a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines Group, has been appointed as Airbus Helicopters’ service center in China. It will carry out maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on the H125 and H135 – two of the most popular light helicopters operating in the country today. Already a customer of Airbus Helicopters owning… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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Metro Aviation places order for six EC145e light twins

Metro Aviation places order for six EC145e light twins

Metro Aviation of Shreveport, La. has contracted to purchase six EC145e twin-engine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Inc. Metro is the first North American customer for this new lighter weight and lower cost version of the highly successful Airbus Helicopters EC145. Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Metro have launched an extensive North America demonstration tour to show… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Sep-15

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MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

HEMS999, an air ambulance operator under the MIT Group, signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters today, for an order of seven H130 light helicopters. Scheduled for delivery starting towards the end of 2015, HEMS999 will be providing these rotorcraft for emergency medical services and rescues for road and highway accidents across the Shandong province. “Shandong… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Sep-15

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10-Sep-15 HU.27-02 Airbus AS532UL Requena, Spain

Training flight.  Helicopter ended up on its side with main blades and tail boom ripped off.  Three POB all safe with minimal injuries.

10-Sep-15

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Chinese leasing company signs for 100 H125/H130s over five years

Chinese leasing company signs for 100 H125/H130s over five years

CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd. (CMIFL) is to acquire 100 Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil-series rotorcraft over five years, with the initial order of 10 units to be delivered in 2016. CMIFL plans to offer these light single-engine helicopters to operators complete with financing solutions, paving the way for easier and faster development of China’s burgeoning… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Sep-15

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Airbus Helicopters details presence at China Helicopter Expo 2015 in Tianjin

Airbus Helicopters details presence at China Helicopter Expo 2015 in Tianjin

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed its line-up of four rotorcraft to be showcased at the China Helicopter Exposition 2015 – one light single-engine H130 Ecureuil, two light twin-engine H135s and one medium-sized H155 from the Dolphin family. Visitors will be able to take a close look at China’s very first HEMS-configured H135 operated by Beijing 999… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Sep-15

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09-Sep-15 N253HP Airbus AS350B3 Draper, US-Utah

Rope became entangled in main rotor during a manoevre with one skid on a rock ledge while hovering,  Pilot Kent Harrison made some aggressive manoevres to avoid ground crews nearby, during which the tail hit a nearby cliff face.  Helicopter continued spinning, but pilot regained some control and continued to a safer landing zone and… Read more »

09-Sep-15

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Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

Hong Kong-based Government Flying Services (GFS) has ordered seven Airbus Helicopters H175s, becoming the world’s launching customer for this new-generation super-medium-sized rotorcraft in the public services configuration. GFS is a department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, with the main responsibility of providing 24-hour emergency support services. It is an established operator of Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Sep-15

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06-Sep-15 N914SM Airbus AS350B3 Ironton, US-Colorado

Tail rotor struck vegetation landing.  No injuries, damage unknown

06-Sep-15

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Airbus present Tiger to Polish military

Airbus present Tiger to Polish military

Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Tiger will give its first dynamic presentation in Poland, a week before being displayed for the second time at the 23rd edition of MSPO in Kielce. The combat helicopter that will perform the flight demonstration is a Tiger HAD from the French Army. It is a modern, combat-proven, high-tech… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Sep-15

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Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Stavanger, Norway -Heli-One, one of the world’s largest independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been chosen as Bond Offshore Helicopters’ service partner for an H225G-REDR, 9,000 hour G check. The contract, to be serviced at Heli-One’s Stavanger facility in Norway, constitutes the first major H225 inspection in Bond Offshore Helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Heli-one, 02-Sep-15

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new Head of External Communications

Airbus Helicopters appoints new Head of External Communications

As of today, Guillaume Steuer is reporting to Vice President of Corporate Communications Yves Barillé and is managing all external communications activities for Airbus Helicopters. Since June 2014, Guillaume Steuer has held the position of Media & Communication Officer with the European Defence Agency in Brussels – Belgium. After obtaining a European diploma of Higher… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Sep-15

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02-Sep-15 N146AE Airbus AS350B2 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Helicopter crashed into the roof of a house, injuring a female asleep in the house as well as sole-occupant pilot Oliver Gutiérrez

02-Sep-15

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Royal Thai Air Force receives four EC725s

Royal Thai Air Force receives four EC725s

Airbus Helicopters has completed delivery of an initial four EC725s to the Royal Thai Air Force, providing highly-capable rotorcraft for this military service’s search and rescue and troop transport duties. The order of four EC725s was signed in 2012, with the deliveries having just been completed. They are expected to begin operations later this month…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Aug-15

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INAER puts H145 into service with SUEM 118 of Belluno

INAER puts H145 into service with SUEM 118 of Belluno

The latest evolution of the well-known helicopter EC145 of Airbus Helicopters, the H145 model, made its debut these days at INAER’s EMS base in Pieve di Cadore, officially entering into service for SUEM 118 of Belluno. The official ceremony of inauguration was organised on August 10th at the EMS base in Pieve, at the presence… Read more »

Source: INAER, 26-Aug-15

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EASA extends Genesys HeliSAS/Autopilot STC to Airbus H130

EASA extends Genesys HeliSAS/Autopilot STC to Airbus H130

Genesys Aerosystems announced that its HeliSAS Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on Eurocopter EC130 T2 helicopters. The company earned FAA certification for the STC in September 2014. The STC is the result of the company’s active and ongoing… Read more »

Source: Genesys, 26-Aug-15

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MidAtlantic MedEvac adds third EC135

MidAtlantic MedEvac adds third EC135

MidAtlantic MedEvac, the joint partnership between Hahnemann University Hospital and Med-Trans Corporation that provides emergency medical evacuation services across much of the Greater Philadelphia area, took possession Tuesday (Aug. 18, 2015) of a third Airbus H135 helicopter (above) outfitted in its new paint scheme. See Full Story

Source: Sanatoga PA, 25-Aug-15

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REACH to open new California base at Alpine

REACH to open new California base at Alpine

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announces the planned opening of its new air ambulance base in Alpine, California. This emergency medical helicopter service is expected to be placed on the Viejas Casino grounds serving the tribal communities and surrounding region with 24/7/365 emergency air medical transport.This is the sixth REACH air transport vehicle offering service… Read more »

Source: REACH, 21-Aug-15

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21-Aug-15 I-GBVD Airbus AS350B3 Arzana, Italy

During fire fighting activities, the helicopter, equipped with bambi bucket, immediately after the first water drop experienced control problems. Trying an emergency landing in a nearby area 1 km away, the helicopter in the final phase of the flight, started an abrupt spin and crashed.  Helicopter was on contract to Forest Service of Sardinia. Only… Read more »

21-Aug-15

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H145 completes Australian Demonstration Tour

H145 completes Australian Demonstration Tour

After logging more than five weeks of touring Australia’s Eastern sea board, the world’s leading twin-engine helicopter in its class, the Airbus Helicopters H145, has successfully completed its Australian visit and is now heading home. The H145 arrived in Australia in mid-June as part of a global tour and over five weeks was demonstrated to… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Aug-15

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Airbus demonstrates maturity of Sferion helicopter pilot assistance system

Airbus demonstrates maturity of Sferion helicopter pilot assistance system

Sferion, the most advanced pilot assistance system from Airbus Defence and Space, has proven its capabilities to protect helicopters in restricted visibility conditions during a series of live flights during the German Army Aviation’s Helicopter Forum at its International Training Centre in Bückeburg. Thereby, the company demonstrated the systems’ ability to prevent the most significant… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Aug-15

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15-Aug-15 SE-JJM Airbus H120 Reisadalen, Norway

Ferry flight at approximately 2-300 ft (AGL). Turbulence experienced. Due to an observation on ground, pilot initiated a 360 degree turn with 15 degree bank to the right. Airspeed varied between 80 to 45 kt during the turn due to wind conditions. In the last part of the turn, the pilot experienced a loss of… Read more »

15-Aug-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Seeking Nominations for Safety Innovation award

Airbus Helicopters Canada Seeking Nominations for Safety Innovation 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 13th-15th in Vancouver, BC. The award recipient will receive a cash prize of $10,000.00 in addition to recognition from… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Aug-15

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Army Air Corps Lynx/Dauphin pilot joins Devon Air Ambulance

Army Air Corps Lynx/Dauphin pilot joins Devon Air Ambulance

As a child, Richie Tate recalls seeing helicopters delivering hay to snowbound cattle near his South Molton home and resolving that one day he would be a helicopter pilot. He achieved his ambition by learning to fly in a 23 year army career and has now landed his dream job as a pilot with the… Read more »

Source: DAAT, 13-Aug-15

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JSSI Launches Parts-Only Program for AS350

JSSI Launches Parts-Only Program for AS350

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced its new Parts-Only Program for the full line of Airbus AS350 helicopters, at this week’s 2015 Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE). “We listened to AS350 owners and operators to uncover how JSSI could… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 12-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation completes H145 for Suffolk County Police

Metro Aviation completes H145 for Suffolk County Police

The Suffolk County Police Department recently added a new H145, formerly known as the EC145, to its fleet, replacing an older AS350B2.  Metro Aviation completed the twin-engine aircraft at its completion center in Shreveport, Louisiana. “The completion process was smooth and seamless,” said Sergeant Brian Barrett, Commanding Officer for the police department’s aviation section.  “We… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Aug-15

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Australian Army fails to fix Tiger fumes issue after five years

Australian Army fails to fix Tiger fumes issue after five years

News Corp Australia has also been told the chopper base has no comprehensive fire and emergency response service to cover Tiger operations.See Full Story

Source: News, 10-Aug-15

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08-Aug-15 CS-HIA Airbus AS350B3 Lapa, Portugal

Positioning flight back to base at low level when it crashed and was written off

08-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Coastal Helicopters

Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Coastal Helicopters

California-based Coastal Helicopters recently took delivery of their new H125, formerly known as the Airbus AS350 B3e.  Bringing their aircraft total to six, the company boasts one of the most diverse fleets in Southern California. “Metro Aviation’s reputation preceded them,” said a Coastal representative.  “Everything we heard about Metro was awesome, and the completion experience… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Aug-15

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Great Western Air Ambulance – where a pint is beer, not blood

Great Western Air Ambulance – where a pint is beer, not blood

Beer lovers will soon be able to support the local air ambulance while enjoying their favourite tipple.See Full Story.

Source: Bath Chronicle, 06-Aug-15

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Iraqi EC635 armament upgrade completed

Iraqi EC635 armament upgrade completed

The Iraqi Army Air Corps’ EC635 light helicopters are now armed with machineguns, cannons, rockets and Ingwe missiles provided by South Africa and Airbus Helicopters.See Full Story

Source: Defence Web, 05-Aug-15

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Selex ES to update UK RAF Puma electronic warfare capability

Selex ES to update UK RAF Puma electronic warfare capability

Selex ES has won a contract worth around €27M (£19M) to provide an ongoing radar warning capability for the UK Royal Air Force’s fleet of Puma helicopters. The company was selected by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide its SG200-D Radar Warning Receiver (SG200-D RWR). SG200-D is a UK-specific product from the family of… Read more »

Source: Selex ES, 05-Aug-15

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04-Aug-15 VT-PHK Airbus AS365N3 Khonsa, India (3F)

Went missing over dense jungle. Foggy weather during flight.  Wreckage not located until 10-Aug-15

04-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation Delivers North America’s First H145 T2

Metro Aviation Delivers North America’s First H145 T2

Metro recently delivered its 75th H145 completion and the first H145 T2 in North America to Dare MedFlight, a leading air medical provider serving North Carolina’s Dare County.  As the launch customer for the H145 T2, Dare County worked closely with Metro Aviation to ensure the new airframe fit their exact mission profile. The H145… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Aug-15

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HTM takes delivery of first H135 in wind farm support

HTM takes delivery of first H135 in wind farm support

The first H135 configured for offshore hoisting duties has been delivered to HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH, marking a new milestone for the enhanced version of Airbus Helicopters’ lightweight rotorcraft previously known as the EC135 T3. The H135 is well adapted to the full range of offshore operations, benefitting from the helicopter’s excellent performance, especially… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 31-Jul-15

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31-Jul-15 I-CMCM Airbus AS350B3 Alpe Zocca, Italy (3F)

Hit mountain, and subsequent crash killed all three on board – pilot Folini Augustine, engineer Stefano Olcelli, and flight engineer Marco Gianatti

31-Jul-15

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29-Jul-15 N6095U Airbus AS350B2 Tucson, US-Arizona

The Customs and Border Patrol Instructor Pilot demonstrated an autorotation, yet misjudged the flare. Helicopter destroyed

29-Jul-15

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Australia accepts first EC135 for HATS training program

Australia accepts first EC135 for HATS training program

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Boeing Defence Australia as the prime contractor for the new training system for the ADF, joined with representatives of the Royal Australian Navy… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jul-15

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New dynamic testing method at Airbus brings helicopters to market quickly

New dynamic testing method at Airbus brings helicopters to market quickly

An astonishing new building was recently unveiled at the Marignane plant in southern France. Built in under a year, the giant cylinder known as DHC0–Dynamic Helicopter Zero–now makes it possible to perform dynamic integration testing for the H160 and future helicopters in the Airbus Helicopters range. Gary Clark, head of vehicle test and integration at… Read more »

24-Jul-15

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Devon Air Ambulance pilot retires after 23 years and over 7,000 missions

Devon Air Ambulance pilot retires after 23 years and over 7,000 missions

This week saw the end of an era for Devon’s Air Ambulances, with the final operational flight flown by Captain Rob Mackie, before he retires. One constant at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) over its 23 years of operation is Rob, who has flown with the service since April 1993. He is thought to be the… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance Trust, 24-Jul-15

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LCI completes world’s first Islamic-structured PDP helicopter financing

LCI completes world’s first Islamic-structured PDP helicopter financing

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has completed the world’s first secured helicopter PDP (“Pre-Delivery Payment”) funding under a unique Islamic finance structure. The innovative multi-year financing arrangement by LCI’s helicopter leasing division, LCI Helicopters, initially covers over US$250 million worth of Airbus Helicopters assets. Bank of London and the Middle East… Read more »

Source: LCI, 24-Jul-15

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FAA certifies Latituide IONode FDM system for EC135

FAA certifies Latituide IONode FDM system for EC135

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and Satcom solutions for helicopter fleets, has announced that the company’s award-winning IONode™ ION100 Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) lightweight flight data recorder is now FAA certified for installation on all Airbus EC135 airframe types. Also included is Latitude’s SkyNode® S200 Satcom voice and… Read more »

Source: Latitude, 23-Jul-15

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Nova Systems joins with Starspeed on EC135 ops

Nova Systems joins with Starspeed on EC135 ops

Starspeed’s Gloucestershire Training facility at Kemble airport has been chosen by Nova Systems as the base for their new Airbus Helicopter, H135. The partnership between the two companies will see the aircraft, now operating under its new registration G-NSYS, used to the optimum: Nova Systems is a leading provider of independent flight test and evaluation… Read more »

Source: Nova, 22-Jul-15

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22-Jul-15 JA6777 Airbus AS332L1 Akita Prefecture, Japan

Took off from a temporary helipad in Akita prefecture, Japan at about 11:31 Japan Standard Time. While carrying a hut, at an altitude of about 300 ft, three of the doors of the hut were dropped. Each of them was about 5 kg and 180 cm by 90 cm. No one was injured. The helicopter… Read more »

22-Jul-15

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Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

With a large gathering watching, the first dedicated Calgary Police Service helicopter touched down.  See full story

Source: Calgary Sun, 20-Jul-15

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19-Jul-15 D-HAID Airbus BK117B2 Mannheim, Germany

Static and unattended EMS helicopter was blown partly off its mobile helipad in severe weather, leaving it with its tail resting on the ground.  Known as Christoph 53.  See Photo

19-Jul-15

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Lower Saxony Police to receive two EC135P2e, replacing 365C Dauphins

Lower Saxony Police to receive two EC135P2e, replacing 365C Dauphins

Lower Saxony Police – or Neidersachsen Polizei in local language – have two new Airbus EC135P2e helicopters on order.  The first aircraft was due for delivery in June according to the May/June edition of Lower Saxony Police’s proPolizei publication, with the second following in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Both will be based at Langenhagen… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jul-15

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Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today it will deploy a custom-developed microwave downlink solution for the Suffolk County Police Department’s Aviation Section. The new system will provide a real-time HD video and data link between the Department’s two Eurocopter AS350B2 AStar helicopters… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 17-Jul-15

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16-Jul-15 D-HCOL Airbus AS350B2 Portugal

Aerial electrical cable collision following water discharge during fire-fighting operation. The pilot managed to immediately land the helicopter. Initial assessment reveals bucket, helicopter tail and one main rotor blade damage.

16-Jul-15

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California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have taken delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125s as part of the two agencies’multi-year fleet replacement plans.The H125 is the U.S. law enforcement market sales leader. CHPrecently took delivery of itsthird H125 (previously AS350 B3e),… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

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Suffolk County Police takes delivery of second H145

Suffolk County Police takes delivery of second H145

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of a second H145 helicopter to the Suffolk County Police Department (Long Island, N.Y.). The new H145 (previously EC145) has joined the department’s existing fleet of one H145 and two AS350B2s, and will replace an older AS350B2 AStar. The Suffolk County H145s primarily conduct medical evacuation… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

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Erlanger Life Force to add another H135

Erlanger Life Force to add another H135

Erlanger Health System announced today that LIFE FORCE plans to add a fifth helicopter to its fleet of air ambulances in September. The new helicopter will be based at the Winchester, Tenn., airport, which is located in Middle Tennessee. “LIFE FORCE is pleased to have the opportunity to move into Middle Tennessee,” said Kevin M…. Read more »

Source: Erlanger, 15-Jul-15

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15-Jul-15 G-BXTH Airbus SA341G Abbeyshrule, Ireland

Helicopter ended up on its side on a narrow strip of grass between hotel and canal after main blades struck building.  Unclear from early press reports whether it was an intentional or emergency landing.  Pilot “detained on suspicion of endangerment”

15-Jul-15

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Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is proud to announce that the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has ordered the first H125 AStar produced on the new final assembly line at the company’s production facility in Columbus, Miss. The AStar, America’s most popular single-engine turbine helicopter, is now built in the United States by American workers. Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Jul-15

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Metro Aviation takes EC145e and Star Flight EC145 to ALEA 2015

Metro Aviation takes EC145e and Star Flight EC145 to ALEA 2015

Nestled in the heart of Shreveport, Louisiana, Metro Aviation’s sprawling, 160,000 square-foot completion facility produces aircraft for some of the world’s most notable law enforcement, air medical and corporate entities.  The worldwide completion leader will be exhibiting at this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference and exposition at the George R. Brown Convention Center… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Jul-15

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Finland recieves last NH90 from order for 20

Finland recieves last NH90 from order for 20

Airbus Helicopters and Patria, the company responsible for the local assembly of the NH90, marked the important milestone of the delivery of the 20th and last serial NH90 during a ceremony with the customer at Patria’s facility in Halli, Finland. “These helicopters are used for various tasks of the Finnish Defense Forces such as national… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jul-15

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12-Jul-15 N498PT Airbus AS350B Bridgeport, US-California

On landing, object flew out and struck blades

12-Jul-15

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10-Jul-15 N572AM Airbus AS350B2 Tallahassee, US-Florida

Emergency field landing.  Pilot was only one on board Date could be 09-Jul-15 (press report was very early morning on 10-Jul-15)

10-Jul-15

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CAE to manufacture two more UH-72A flight training devices

CAE to manufacture two more UH-72A flight training devices

CAE was awarded a contract by Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. to manufacture two additional UH-72A Lakota flight training devices (FTDs). These UH-72A FTDs, the seventh and eight being produced by CAE for the U.S. Army, will be delivered to Fort Rucker, Alabama during the spring of 2016. These training devices, which are Federal Aviation… Read more »

Source: CAE, 09-Jul-15

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Heli SGI import first BK117-850D2 into Indonesia

Heli SGI import first BK117-850D2 into Indonesia

PT Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI) are pleased to announce that the first BK117-850D2 to be imported into Indonesia will arrive at Benoa Heliport, Bali in the coming quarter. The BK117-850D2 has recently gained STC certification with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Indonesia. This approval has been a collaborative effort between Airwork… Read more »

Source: Heli SGI, 09-Jul-15

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