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01-May-14 Eurocopter EC225 Aberdeen, UK

Bristow EC225 en route to Talisman’s Clyde platform returned to base after a warning light came on

01-May-14

01-May-14 TF-HDW Eurocopter AS350B2 Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Flew  into the side of the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier in low visibility, 4 POB not seriously injured.

01-May-14

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Airbus completes deliveries of EC135s to Turkey’s THK Gokcen Aviation

Airbus completes deliveries of EC135s to Turkey’s THK Gokcen Aviation

Critical-care airlift services from Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation are now at their full-up capability following completion of Airbus Helicopters’ delivery of EC135 to this commercial arm of the Turkish Aeronautical Association. Handover of the milestone EC135 occurred at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany production facility, where the twin-engine rotorcraft is assembled. The EC135 already has demonstrated… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Apr-14

Swift Copters take delivery of AS350B3e

Swift Copters take delivery of AS350B3e

Swift Copters reported on their Facebook page recently that they have taken delivery of HB-ZTE – a brand new AS350B3e, serial 7868.  The accompanying photo was at the Airbus Helicopters factory at Marignane in France and the helicopter has been delivered in primer – we assume paint and any other completion work will be done… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-14

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are pleased to announce that Marcus de Ferranti has been appointed to the role of Chairman with immediate effect. With a strong aviation background that started as a Harrier pilot in the Royal Air Force, de Ferranti has had a highly successful career, both in the public and… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 28-Apr-14

UNM Hospital releases video of PHI Air Medical AS350 accident

UNM Hospital releases video of PHI Air Medical AS350 accident

The University of New Mexico Hospital Board of Trustees on Friday recognized staffers and emergency response personnel, including two UNMH security officers who rushed to the aid of a medical crew shortly after their helicopter crashed on the hospital’s roof earlier this month.  [See HeliHub.com page for this accident] Surveillance video released by UNMH shows the… Read more »

Source: UNM Hospital, 27-Apr-14

Kentucky Army Guard rolls out first of six UH-72A Lakotas

Kentucky Army Guard rolls out first of six UH-72A Lakotas

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson joined Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini and members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s aviation community for the inaugural roll out of the Guard’s newest acquisition, the LUH-72 Lakota helicopter at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., April 24. The American-made LUH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter was specifically selected and… Read more »

Source: Kentucky ANG, 27-Apr-14

Airbus Helicopters selects Software Testing Solution Provider

Airbus Helicopters selects Software Testing Solution Provider

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced today that Airbus Helicopters has selected VectorCAST™ as their standard corporate test solution for the company’s division in Germany. The company chose the VectorCAST/Cover, VectorCAST/C++ and VectorCAST/Ada tools to ensure that they are able to use… Read more »

Source: Vector Software, 27-Apr-14

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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance carries out first blood transfusion

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance carries out first blood transfusion

On Thursday 17th April we carried out our first blood transfusion since we began carrying blood on board all flights earlier this month. The patient was taken to University Hospital Southampton following a road traffic incident in the New Forest. Using technology first utilised by the British military in Afghanistan, we are able to store… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 27-Apr-14

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Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s

Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s

Helibras has just delivered two EC725 helicopters, meeting deadlines and criteria for nationalization stipulated by the contract signed between the company and the Ministry of Defence in 2008, which established the supply of 50 aircraft of this model to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The 10th unit is allocated to the FAB, who has now five… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Apr-14

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MacNeil Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e with Garmin G500H glass cockpit

MacNeil Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e with Garmin G500H glass cockpit

One of America’s leading entrepreneurs is the proud owner of a new, customized AS350 B3e helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI). David MacNeil, owner of MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd. in Bolingbrook, Ill. has taken delivery of the aircraft that he will use in business travels for his highly successful company that manufactures the acclaimed… Read more »

24-Apr-14

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EASA certifies EC225 gear shaft redesign

EASA certifies EC225 gear shaft redesign

The redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 has been certified, enabling its production and installation on all rotorcraft of this type in operation globally, as well as those being produced. Certification was granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and is to be followed by validation from other international airworthiness authorities…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Apr-14

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EASA certifies Airbus EC145T2 – Deliveries start in Q3

EASA certifies Airbus EC145T2 – Deliveries start in Q3

The newest member of Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 rotorcraft family – the EC145 T2 – has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year. Issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR)… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Apr-14

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Airbus Helicopters launches Japan’s first helicopter full flight simulator

Airbus Helicopters launches Japan’s first helicopter full flight simulator

Airbus Helicopters Japan today inaugurated Japan’s first full flight simulator (FFS) for helicopters, with this high-fidelity training system now ready for service at its facilities located in the Kobe Airport vicinity. The simulator is configured to represent Airbus Helicopters’ light twin-engine EC135 P2+ rotorcraft, and has received Level C certification from the Japan Civil Aviation… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Apr-14

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France certifies EC175 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer

France certifies EC175 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer

The EC175 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT III) has been certified by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) and is now operational. Airbus Helicopters pilot instructors are already undergoing training in anticipation of the first student pilots who are expected to arrive early this summer. The EC175 FNPT is just one of the training solutions… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Apr-14

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Summit Aviation to cohost Airbus Helicopters East Regional Symposium

Summit Aviation to cohost Airbus Helicopters East Regional Symposium

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, is pleased to announce it will cohost the Airbus Helicopters East Regional Symposium at Summit’s facility in Middletown, Delaware on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The one day symposium will consist of informational presentations and safety and technical briefings regarding Airbus Helicopters products and services. Summit Aviation will provide a… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 21-Apr-14

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Northwest MedStar to Open Base in Brewster, Washington

Northwest MedStar to Open Base in Brewster, Washington

Northwest MedStar, the region’s critical care transport provider, is establishing an air medical base at Anderson Field Airport in Brewster, Washington. The full-time base will be opening in May, 2014. “This is another opportunity for Northwest MedStar to collaborate with the local health care community throughout north central Washington,” said Eveline Bisson, program director for… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 21-Apr-14

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EASA approves Dart EC145 Skidtubes and BK117 Heli-Utility-Baskets

EASA approves Dart EC145 Skidtubes and BK117 Heli-Utility-Baskets

DART Aerospace has announced that it has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its EC145 skidtubes. DART has also recently received FAA approval for its BK117 Heli-Utility-BasketTM. With DART skidtubes, the central I-beam web absorbs most of the impact on landing so the tube maintains its integrity. Even with… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 21-Apr-14

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UK – Marshalls sell AW109E and AS355N

UK – Marshalls sell AW109E and AS355N

Marshall Aviation Services’ aircraft brokerage business, JETability, has enjoyed a strong first quarter with a notable number of international sales transactions. Led by experienced Sales Director, Howard Povey, the business has sold three aircraft – a Cessna CJ2+, an Agusta Westland 109E Power, and an Airbus Helicopters AS355N.  Howard and the team have built up… Read more »

Source: Marshall, 21-Apr-14

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Northwest MedStar takes to the air from Missoula base

Northwest MedStar takes to the air from Missoula base

Northwest MedStar, the preferred provider of critical care transport for Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center, took to the Montana skies on Wednesday, April 2 at 0700 from its base at the Missoula International Airport. “Our community members and patients are receiving continuous critical care transport services from the local, experienced Missoula teams,”… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 15-Apr-14

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Airbus Helicopters displaying at DSA in Kuala Lumpur

Airbus Helicopters displaying at DSA in Kuala Lumpur

Airbus Helicopters is presenting its aircraft at the Defense Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from April 14-17. On display at the Airbus Group booth for military and governmental customers are one-fifth models of the combat-proven multi-role Cougar EC725, the Tiger HAD combat helicopter, and the EC135 light twin-engine helicopter. Airbus Helicopters’ EC145 and EC135 aircraft… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Apr-14

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Gama Engineering wins UK Army Gazelle avionics update contract

Gama Engineering wins UK Army Gazelle avionics update contract

Gama Engineering Ltd, the Fairoaks Airport, UK based EASA Part 21J and UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Design Approved Organisation Status company, has been awarded a contract to supply the design solution and major parts for a Traffic Alerting System, GPS and 8.33kHz VHF Comms upgrade to a number of Airbus Helicopters’ Gazelle helicopters for… Read more »

Source: Gama Engineering, 11-Apr-14

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Family sues Airbus, Honeywell and Soloy for EagleMed AS350 crash

Family sues Airbus, Honeywell and Soloy for EagleMed AS350 crash

The widow and children of pilot Mark Montgomery have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Tarrant County, Texas alleging that the helicopter crashed after losing power, as a result of a defective and negligently designed Honeywell LTS-101 engine.  See full story See also 22-Feb-13 N917EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Oklahoma City, US-Oklahoma (2F)

09-Apr-14

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Kallax Flyg of Sweden To Order PA100 PUREair Filtration

Kallax Flyg of Sweden To Order PA100 PUREair Filtration

DART Aerospace announced that Kallax Flyg of Sweden has provided a letter of intent to order two PA100 PUREair engine protection systems for their AS350 family of helicopters once the system has received EASA certification. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air… Read more »

Source: Dart, 09-Apr-14

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Bristow Super Puma heavily damaged in Nigerian hangar fire

Bristow Super Puma heavily damaged in Nigerian hangar fire

Bristow Helicopters recently suffered a hangar fire at its Port Hardcourt base in Nigeria. As the photo below shows, there was extensive damage to the hangar roof and two Super Pumas were damaged, one heavily. The fire is believed to have started in one of the stores housing aircraft spares and consumables – seen in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Apr-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350B3e to Innukoptères

Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350B3e to Innukoptères

The AS350 B3e will join Innukoptères’ current fleet of 3 AS350 B2’s and will be flown for different utilities projects, including mining industry, tourism and wildlife services. “Selecting the AS350 B3e was an important next step for Innukoptères,” said Mr. Paul Desmeules, General Director, Innukoptères Inc. “This aircraft will provide accessibility for higher payload and range for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Apr-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Apr/May/Jun 2014

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Apr-14

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BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

Publically quoted BHIC (Boustead Heavy Industries Corp) posted the following in an official notice to the Bursa Malaysia Securities recently:- The Company wishes to inform that its subsidiary, BHIC AeroServices Sdn Bhd (“BHICAS”) has received a letter dated 20 March 2014 from the Secretary General to the Ministry of Defence Malaysia awarding BHICAS an In-Service Support… Read more »

Source: BHIC, 31-Mar-14

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Onboard Systems awarded EC130T2 Cargo Hook System by Airbus Helicopters

Onboard Systems awarded EC130T2 Cargo Hook System by Airbus Helicopters

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has been awarded a contract from Airbus Helicopters to design and manufacture the cargo hook system for theEC130T2 aircraft. The new system will be a single-point hydraulic release cargo hook sling design featuring a TALON® cargo hook and… Read more »

31-Mar-14

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Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center orders an EC135

Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center orders an EC135

The 999 Emergency Rescue Center (999 Center), a subsidiary of the Beijing Red Cross Foundation, signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters China today for the purchase of one Airbus Helicopters EC135 P2e, with an option for another similar unit. The light twin-engine helicopter is scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2014, and will… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 31-Mar-14

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Puma Mark 2 trials hosted by Vector Aerospace UK

Puma Mark 2 trials hosted by Vector Aerospace UK

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services recently supported the characterisation trials of the Radar Warning Receiver on the Puma Mk 2 at its Fleetlands site in Gosport, Hampshire. Working alongside Airbus Helicopters and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the company hosted two separate weeks… Read more »

Source: Vector, 31-Mar-14

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Peru – Heliflight orders two EC145s and one EC155

Peru – Heliflight orders two EC145s and one EC155

During FIDAE 2014, Airbus Helicopters signed a letter of intent with Peruvian operator Heliflight for two EC145s and one EC155 B1 Dauphin family rotorcraft, to be used in supporting the country’s energy industry. This customer currently has two AS350 B3s, which are deployed on missions for mining, as well as oil and gas, including operations… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 31-Mar-14

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Bolivian Air Force orders two more EC145s

Bolivian Air Force orders two more EC145s

Among the announcements at FIDAE 2014 was the Bolivian Air Force’s order for two more EC145s.  They will be operated to support natural disasters, fire support, medical evacuations, supply in isolated areas and the transfer of government personnel. The new order includes pilot training, technical assistance and a logistic package of tools and spare parts… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters delivers EC155 to Chilean corporate owner

Airbus Helicopters delivers EC155 to Chilean corporate owner

Airbus Helicopter delivered an EC155 B1 to a private client on March 26 during the FIDAE airshow in Santiago, Chile. A member of the Dauphin family, the EC155 B1 is poised to set the new standard for comfort and style in private aviation in Latin America, one of the world’s most important helicopter markets for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Mar-14

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Chile takes delivery of the first Cougar AS532 ALe

Chile takes delivery of the first Cougar AS532 ALe

The Chilean Army, Ejército de Chile, took delivery of the world’s first Cougar AS532 ALe on Tuesday, March 25 at the FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Santiago, Chile. This new aircraft is the latest member of the Cougar family and features the same four-axis autopilot and glass cockpit as the EC225. It is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Mar-14

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Royal Thai Army order six UH-72A Lakotas

Royal Thai Army order six UH-72A Lakotas

EADS-N.A., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $34,018,858 modification (P00772) to sole-source, foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 for six Lakota helicopters with the environmental control unit, mission equipment package and airborne radio communication (ARC-231) radios for the Royal Thai Army. Fiscal 2010 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $34,018,857 were obligated at the time… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Mar-14

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Vector Financial Services places AS332L in UK

Vector Financial Services places AS332L in UK

Vector Financial Services – the Leasing Division of Vector Aerospace Corporation, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services – is pleased to announce the induction of its first Airbus Helicopters AS332L Super Puma into Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-UK based at its Fleetlands site in Gosport, Hampshire. Vector Financial Services already operates… Read more »

Source: Vector, 28-Mar-14

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HNZ Australia expands base at Karratha

HNZ Australia expands base at Karratha

HNZ Australia have made a strategic expansion in the resource rich sector of north-west Australia. Their Karratha Helicopter Base which has run 24 hours a day Marine Pilot Transfer operations continuously for over 20 years, has now diversified into single-engine utility operations as well. Targeting a specific gap in the market, HNZ have positioned two… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 27-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters and Avicopter sign production agreement for 1,000 EC175s

Airbus Helicopters and Avicopter sign production agreement for 1,000 EC175s

Airbus Helicopters and China’s Avicopter (the helicopters business unit of AVIC) today signed a joint agreement for the production of 1,000 new-generation EC175/AC352 rotorcraft, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President François Hollande at the Elysée Palace in Paris. The agreement cements the industrial partnership between Airbus Helicopters and AVIC on… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Mar-14

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Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

Sundance Helicopters unveiled their new EC130T2s and newly designed Sundance Helicopters brand identity during an event held last week in Las Vegas – See full story

Source: Las Vegas Informer, 26-Mar-14

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Haynes Ambulance partners with Metro Aviation in Central Alabama

Haynes Ambulance partners with Metro Aviation in Central Alabama

Haynes Ambulance has partnered with Metro Aviation to introduce an air ambulance helicopter to their fleet.  Haynes Ambulance, headquartered in Wetumpka, AL, has contracted with Metro for the completion and operation of an AS350. “We are excited to expand our ambulance services to now include air transport. There is certainly a need for an air… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters creates a shared portal for its partners

Airbus Helicopters creates a shared portal for its partners

The success of Airbus Helicopters is closely linked to the quality of its collaboration with partners. Integrating partners into its industrial process makes up part of Airbus Helicopters’ strategy and contributes to the success of the objectives outlined in its transformation plan, which focuses on customer satisfaction, quality, safety and competitiveness. The Airbus Helicopters Partner… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights its strong footprint and range in Latin America at FIDAE

Airbus Helicopters highlights its strong footprint and range in Latin America at FIDAE

For the first time in Latin America under its new branding, Airbus Helicopters will display its efficient and adapted product line-up at next week’s FIDAE International Air and Space Fair, featuring rotorcraft flown by a cross-section of Latin American operators to underscore the company’s leadership in this portion of the world. Maintaining an overall 40… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

The capabilities of Airbus Helicopters‟ rotorcraft to meet land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces will be underscored in the company‟s presence at next week‟s Doha International Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX). “With 30-plus years of partnership in the Middle East and more than 600 rotorcraft in service, Airbus Helicopters is fully… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters takes NH90 and AS565 models to DIMDEX exhibition

The multi-role NH90 and the multi-purpose AS565 Panther will take center stage from March 25-27 at the Airbus Group booth at the Doha International Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) in Qatar. The scale models of both aircraft highlight Airbus Helicopters’ capability to meet the land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces. Come… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Mar-14

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EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator arrives at Helicopter Flight Training Center

EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator arrives at Helicopter Flight Training Center

Since its opening in 2012, the Helicopter Flight Training Center has seen continuous expansion, and recently added its first full motion simulator.  The EC135 P2+ Level D Full Flight Simulator arrived from FlightSafety International’s DFW facility. “We have anticipated the arrival of the full motion simulator and are very excited to begin utilizing it for training,”… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Mar-14

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Airbus Group at FIDAE 2014

Airbus Group at FIDAE 2014

Airbus Group will have a major presence at the 18th edition of the FIDAE air show from the 25-30 March 2014 at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport. The Group, which is taking part in the show for the first time under its new name, will feature its three Divisions: Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 21-Mar-14

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21-Mar-14 G-OLCP Airbus AS355N Peterborough, UK

The helicopter was hover taxiing from its parking position towards the runway. As it did so, the tail of a Cessna 152 parked at a nearby refuelling point lifted and, under the influence of the rotor wash and a relatively strong surface wind, the aircraft came to rest inverted.

21-Mar-14

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New Zealand – Heli-Support to fly the PA100 PUREair System

New Zealand – Heli-Support to fly the PA100 PUREair System

DART Aerospace today announced that Heli-Support of Wanaka, New Zealand will demo the PA100 PUREair System engine protection system for the AS350 and EC130 families of helicopters. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air protection system that takes the capabilities of its… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 17-Mar-14

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Nebraska – Midwest Medical Transport adds EC135 at Hastings

Nebraska – Midwest Medical Transport adds EC135 at Hastings

Midwest Medair has successfully flown an EC135 from North Platte and recently added a second aircraft at Hastings  See full story

17-Mar-14

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Metro Aviation delivers EC155 to Brazil

Metro Aviation delivers EC155 to Brazil

Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered an EC155 to a corporate customer in Brazil.  The aircraft was configured per customer specifications and will accommodate twelve passengers and two pilots, each with their own Bose headset.  The luxury helicopter also includes carpet and leather interior panels. “The size and organization of Metro Aviation is impressive, but what caught… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Mar-14

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Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability. These deliveries follow the signature in Brasília of an amendment standardizing the modifications introduced to the helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

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Vector Signs Exclusive 5-year MRO Support Contract with Sunshine Helicopters

Vector Signs Exclusive 5-year MRO Support Contract with Sunshine Helicopters

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”),  one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a 5 year, exclusive MRO support contract with Sunshine Helicopters of… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 11-Mar-14

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STARS Resumes Service in Manitoba

STARS Resumes Service in Manitoba

On the advice of medical professionals, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance will resume responding to calls for emergency service effective immediately, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. “The decision to temporarily suspend STARS was a difficult one, but I rely on the advice of medical experts,” Minister Selby said.  “The medical… Read more »

Source: Manitoba Health, 10-Mar-14

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Airbus delivers last German Army Tiger upgraded for Afghanistan

Airbus delivers last German Army Tiger upgraded for Afghanistan

The Germany Army today received the last of 12 Tiger UHT support helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters for Afghanistan missions to support ground troops, protect convoys and perform reconnaissance operations. This milestone rotorcraft – presented during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany production facility – was provided to the military service’s 36 Combat… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-14

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Devon Air Ambulance awarded their own Air Operators Certificate

Devon Air Ambulance awarded their own Air Operators Certificate

This week Devon’s Air Ambulances are celebrating becoming truly independent and self-sufficient The Charity, through its operating arm Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company Limited, has been awarded their own Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), something the Charity have previously relied on other agencies to hold and operate on their behalf…. Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 09-Mar-14

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Airbus releases smartphone app on Android platform

Airbus releases smartphone app on Android platform

Discover Airbus Helicopters’ range of products and find out more about Airbus Helicopters. You will be able to discover also Airbus Helicopters’ international network and follow its latest news in real time by downloading the Airbus Helicopters application for Android devices in Google Play Store. This app allows you to: – Read all of the latest news… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Mar-14

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Argentine Federal Police take delivery of new EC135 and EC145

Argentine Federal Police take delivery of new EC135 and EC145

In the last few weeks, the Argentine Federal Police have taken delivery of two new helicopters from Airbus Helicopters production plant in Germany. As usual, the two-tone blue aircraft carry large tactical codes as well as much smaller ATC registrations on the tail. The new aircraft are the first acquisitions for two and a half… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-14

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All American now approved as an Airbus CSF

All American now approved as an Airbus CSF

All American Maintenance and Avionics, LLC (an affiliate of All American Aviation, LLC) has been approved as a Customer Service Facility for Airbus Helicopters.  All American Maintenance and Avionics occupies 43,000sf of space at the David Wayne Hooks Airport in Tomball, TX, and specializes in the maintenance, repair, and completion work on helicopters, airplanes, and… Read more »

Source: All American, 05-Mar-14

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Helicopter Flight Training Center Welcomes CALSTAR as Co-Launch Customer for EC135 Simulator

Helicopter Flight Training Center Welcomes CALSTAR as Co-Launch Customer for EC135 Simulator

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce California Shock Trauma Air Rescue Ambulance (CALSTAR) as its co-launch customer for EC135 simulator training at the Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  CALSTAR recently signed a five-year training agreement utilizing the EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator. “Safety is a priority for Metro and I can say that… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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Wales Air Ambulance flies 19,000th mission

Wales Air Ambulance flies 19,000th mission

Wales Air Ambulance has carried out its 19,000th mission since the service was launched in 2001. The landmark mission comes as the charity celebrates its 13th birthday this month. The specialist aircrew went to their very first mission on St David’s Day 2001, airlifting a young rugby player from Glyn Neath. Swansea-based crew were called to an… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 05-Mar-14

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Precision Aviation Services Signs Service Center Agreement with Airbus Helicopters

Precision Aviation Services Signs Service Center Agreement with Airbus Helicopters

In a move that signals its ongoing commitment to the marketplace, Airbus Helicopters  Inc. (AHI) named Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group (PAG) company, as an AHI Service Center. This is the newest AHI service center in the Southeast and the first in the Atlanta market. The state-of-the-art 35,000 square foot facilities, located at the… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 05-Mar-14

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Airbus expands rollout of Cockpit Image and Flight Data Recorders

Airbus expands rollout of Cockpit Image and Flight Data Recorders

Today at the annual HAI HELI-EXPO conference in Anaheim, CA, Airbus Helicopters announced its intention for all new aircraft produced by the company to be equipped with a cockpit image and flight data recorder. For the past several years, Airbus Helicopters has equipped all of its AS350 model helicopters with the Vision 1000 as a… Read more »

Source: Appareo Systems, 04-Mar-14

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Sweden – Northern Helicopters introduce EC135 type ratings

Sweden – Northern Helicopters introduce EC135 type ratings

We announce that we are introducing the EC135 type rating courses. Training is offered in both full flight simulator and aircraft training on customers aircraft. With a great flexibility we are adjusting each training course to fit the mission to be flown by the operator. Courses are estimated to be available for all customers in April… Read more »

Source: Northern Helicopters, 04-Mar-14

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P&WC Congratulates Airbus Helicopters for EC175 Certification

P&WC Congratulates Airbus Helicopters for EC175 Certification

On January 30 of this year, Airbus Helicopters successfully obtained EASA Type Certification on the EC175 powered by the PT6C-67E. Designed especially for the medium-sized twin market, the engine is equipped with the latest technology dual-channel FADEC control system to optimize pilot workload. The powerplant also includes new technologies to provide reliable starting with excellent… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings at Heli-Expo

The 78 bookings announced by Airbus Helicopters at this week’s Heli-Expo industry convention underscore the competitiveness of its product line – with acquisitions covering rotorcraft that range from the workhorse EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e, to the next-generation EC175, along with the new EC145 T2 and the evolved EC225e and AS332 C1e versions…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters Japan delivers two EC135P2+ to Police units

Airbus Helicopters Japan delivers two EC135P2+ to Police units

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters Japan Co., Ltd. was delivered two aircraft the Airbus EC135P2 + Helicopters made ​​helicopters to the National Police Agency. After delivery to the National Police Agency, these aircraft were delivered to each of the Fukuoka Prefectural Police and Osaka prefectural police. In the future, will be deployed as a successor to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Feb-14

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Indra working on EC175 simulator for Airbus Helicopters at Marignane

Indra working on EC175 simulator for Airbus Helicopters at Marignane

Pilot training with the first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ new EC175 rotorcraft will be available from this summer, using an Indra-built system located at the Airbus Helicopters Training Services facility in Marignane, France. Its near-term availability, announced today at the Heli-Expo 2014 convention in Anaheim, California, will enable pilot training to begin… Read more »

Source: Indra, 28-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings for new product line at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings for new product line at Heli-Expo

The 78 bookings announced by Airbus Helicopters at this week’s Heli-Expo industry convention underscore the competitiveness of its product line – with acquisitions covering rotorcraft that range from the workhorse EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e, to the next-generation EC175, along with the new EC145 T2 and the evolved EC225e and AS332 C1e versions…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters and Priority 1 Air Rescue cooperate for SAR training

Airbus Helicopters and Priority 1 Air Rescue cooperate for SAR training

Airbus Helicopters today signed a cooperation agreement with Priority 1 Air Rescue for the delivery of search and rescue (SAR) training. The agreement’s signing was at the 2014 Heli-Expo convention in Anaheim, California by Matthieu Louvot, Airbus Helicopters’ Senior Vice President – Support and Services, and Brad Matheson, the President of Priority 1 Air Rescue…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters’ new AS332C1e is ready for duty

Airbus Helicopters’ new AS332C1e is ready for duty

Launch customer Starlite Aviation adds firm order of two AS 332C1e and will deploy its first delivered rotorcraft to Kosovo Anaheim, California, 25 February 2014 – Airbus Helicopters today unveiled the latest member of its Super Puma helicopter family: the multi-mission AS332 C1e utility workhorse version, which comes with a standardized equipment definition for more… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions, including five new online services

Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions, including five new online services

The increased scope of Airbus Helicopters’ support and services offer is being spotlighted at this week’s 2014 Heli-Expo exhibition in Anaheim, California, where the company is providing details on support for new aircraft, training and operations, helicopter upgrades, new information services and enhancements to the Keycopter® customer portal. “Keeping our helicopters flight-ready with customers and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions

Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions

The increased scope of Airbus Helicopters’ support and services offer is being spotlighted at this week’s 2014 Heli-Expo exhibition in Anaheim, California, where the company is providing details on support for new aircraft, training and operations, helicopter upgrades, new information services and enhancements to the Keycopter® customer portal. “Keeping our helicopters flight-ready with customers and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes AMGH as launch customer

Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes  AMGH as launch customer

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) as its launch customer for simulator training at the Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. AMGH recently signed a four-year training agreement utilizing the EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator as well as the AS350 and BH407 Level 7 Flight Training Device. “We… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Feb-14

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Avpro ratifies sales at Heli Expo

Avpro ratifies sales at Heli Expo

Avpro announced the closure of several deals during the first day of business at HAI Heli Expo (February 25th-27th) in Anaheim, California.  Booth 1411, Hall A.  Avpro signed an agreement to purchase a new Airbus Helicopters’ EC145 T2 on behalf of an undisclosed corporate client with delivery scheduled for 2015. In addition, the company signed a… Read more »

Source: Avpro, 26-Feb-14

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