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CHI Aviation Purchases Two EC175s

CHI Aviation Purchases Two EC175s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Tuesday announced the purchase of two EC175s by CHI Aviation, to be utilized in search and rescue missions and passenger transport for its oil and gas customers along the Gulf Coast. Established in 1980 and accident free, CHI Aviation provides search and rescue and passenger transport services to oil and gas… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

Boston MedFlight continues upgrading fleet with EC145s

Boston MedFlight continues upgrading fleet with EC145s

In keeping with its commitment to provide the highest level of service for patients, Boston MedFlight continues to upgrade its fleet with the planned addition of a second EC145 purchased from Airbus Helicopters Inc. After a review of all the available aircraft, Boston MedFlight officials selected the EC145 in 2012 to replace their existing BK117… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Alaska Department of Public Safety places second AS350B3e into service

Alaska Department of Public Safety places second AS350B3e into service

The Alaska Department of Public Safety has taken delivery of its second Airbus Helicopters AS35B3e and placed it in service to support operations of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and State Troopers. DPS purchased the new AS50B3e in order to be able to expand operations from its Anchorage headquarters to Fairbanks, more than 350 miles to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

Liberty Helicopters adds two AS350B2s

Liberty Helicopters adds two AS350B2s

Business is growing for Liberty Helicopters, New York City’s premiere tour and charter company, and so is their all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. “Over the past 28 years, we have become the largest and most experienced sightseeing and executive charter operator in New York City,” said Chris Vellios, COO of Liberty Helicopters. “To keep pace with our… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

EagleMed orders 11 Donaldson AS350 inlet barrier filters

EagleMed orders 11 Donaldson AS350 inlet barrier filters

EagleMed, a critical care air medical transport provider, has ordered 11 Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) AS350 Inlet Barrier Filter Systems (IBF), joining a growing number of air medical operators relying on Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s IBF systems to protect the engines on their helicopters and support the completion of their critical missions. The IBFs… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 25-Feb-14

Airbus Helicopters brings new vision at its first show under new image

Airbus Helicopters brings new vision at its first show under new image

HAI HELI-EXPO 2014 will mark Airbus Helicopters’ first major rotorcraft industry event in its new identity, with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. “Under our new name, Airbus Helicopters, we have redefined our priorities. We are committed to new standards with respect to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

HeliHub.com produces list of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

HeliHub.com produces list of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

The HeliHub.com team have produced the following list of the helicopters at the Heli-Expo 2014 convention in Anaheim, California.  This is a “work in progress” story, which we will update regularly, so please check back if there is a detail here currently incomplete.  As news stories emerge relating to particular aircraft, we will annotate the story… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Feb-14

Airbus Helicopters brings a new vision and enhanced product line to Heli-Expo 2014

Airbus Helicopters brings a new vision and enhanced product line to Heli-Expo 2014

Heli-Expo 2014 will mark Airbus Helicopters’ first major rotorcraft industry event in its new identity, with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. “Under our new name, Airbus Helicopters, we have redefined our priorities. We are committed to new standards with respect to customer… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters sponsors heli-skiing challenge in India

Airbus Helicopters sponsors heli-skiing challenge in India

The three-day challenge has been organised by the Kashmir Heliski Club and sponsored by Airbus Helicopters  See full story

Source: Two Circles, 21-Feb-14

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21-Feb-14 C-GRHL Airbus AS350B2 Slave Lake, Canada

During a hydraulics off landing exercise, control of the helicopter was lost and the helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The two flight crew sustained minor injuries. The engine continued to run after the impact; however, there was no post impact fire. CADORS 2014C0677

21-Feb-14

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The PA100 PUREair System flies for first time on AS350

The PA100 PUREair System flies for first time on AS350

DART Aerospace today announced that the next generation engine protection system for the AS350 and EC130 family of helicopters has been successfully installed and flight-tested in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 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… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 20-Feb-14

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US Army contracts for four more UH-72A Lakotas

US Army contracts for four more UH-72A Lakotas

EADS-NA, Herndon, Va., was awarded a $22,856,085 modification (P00766) to contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 to acquire four UH-72A Lakota helicopters with engine inlet barrier filters and ARC-231 radios. Fiscal 2014 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $22,856,085 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is March 31, 2015. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Feb-14

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Spanish Traffic Dept orders four AS355NP and three EC135

Spanish Traffic Dept orders four AS355NP and three EC135

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Spanish Traffic Department to supply a total of seven helicopters: four AS355NP Ecureuils and three EC135s, with the latter aircraft to be operated by Spain’s National Police Force. Delivery will begin in 2014 with one EC135 and one AS355NP and will be completed in 2016. Spain’s Traffic… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Feb-14

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PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Airbus Helicopters sign support agreement

PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Airbus Helicopters sign support agreement

The long-established cooperation of PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Airbus Helicopters will be expanded to include support and services for the users of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft based on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today at the Singapore Airshow. This MoU covers maintenance, repair and overhaul for the various Airbus Helicopters products operated within Indonesia –… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Feb-14

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Shree Airlines receives first of five AS350B3e helicopters

Shree Airlines receives first of five AS350B3e helicopters

Shree Airlines today received the first of five AS350 B3e rotorcraft ordered last year from Airbus Helicopters, expanding this Nepal-based operator’s capabilities for passenger transport and utility missions throughout the region. The new AS350 B3e was formally presented to Shree Airlines at the Singapore Airshow, where this helicopter is on display at the Changi Exhibition… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Feb-14

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Airbus Group Creates Singapore-based Financial Hub

Airbus Group Creates Singapore-based Financial Hub

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

Source: Airbus Group, 11-Feb-14

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Research Report – The 6 leading military helicopter manufacturers

Research Report – The 6 leading military helicopter manufacturers

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Strategy Orientation – Military Helicopters & Rotorcrafts – 2014 – World’s 6 Leading Military Helicopter & Rotorcraft Manufacturers – Key Strategies, Plans, Strategic Focus, Trends & Insights, Strategic Outlook – Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland, Bell, Sikorsky, Boeing, Russian Helicopters” report to their offering. Global Military Helicopter and Rotorcraft Segment Driven… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 07-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada to make EC225 engine cowlings

Airbus Helicopters Canada to make EC225 engine cowlings

Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly called Eurocopter Canada) announced today that it will be adding a new production line at its Fort Erie, ON helicopter production facility, creating approximately 40 new high-skill manufacturing jobs. Following a global competitive process the new production work has been awarded to Airbus Helicopters Canada by its parent company, Airbus Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters’ Foundation partners with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Center

Airbus Helicopters’ Foundation partners with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Center

The Airbus Helicopters Corporate Foundation today expanded its humanitarian outreach, signing a high-level agreement on heliborne airlift support for French government-coordinated operations at international natural disaster sites and in other emergency situations. This accord establishes a partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Center, and offers helicopter transportation services from operators chartered by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Jan-14

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Airbus takes EC175 to Northern Canada for cold weather trials

Airbus takes EC175 to Northern Canada for cold weather trials

Airbus Helicopters have shipped one of their EC175 development aircraft to Canada, ready for cold weather trials. The helicopter was shipped by Volga-Dnepr Airlines in one of their Antonov AN124 freighters (RA-82074, should anyone be asking!) to Edmonton last Friday evening. It then moved north 900 odd miles to Yellowknife, arriving Sunday 26th – captured… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-14

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First Brazilian EC725 completes 1,000 flying hours

First Brazilian EC725 completes 1,000 flying hours

The Brazilian Air Force has reason to celebrate. Last week its team of EC725 pilots logged their 1,000th flight hour with one aircraft (H-36 FAB 8510) while performing EMS, firefighting and Search and Rescue missions in the region. This mighty helicopter, operated by the Aviation Group Falçao, enables the team to protect and save lives… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Jan-14

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EASA certifies the EC175

EASA certifies the EC175

The certification process of the EC175 has been successfully completed. On January 27, 2014, the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Internal Safety Committee formally approved the recommendation of the EC175 Project Certification Team to grant the EC175 with EASA type certification.EASA will officially issue the type certificate in the coming days. “This is a major milestone for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-14

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Airbus Helicopters reports on 2013 deliveries and orders

Airbus Helicopters reports on 2013 deliveries and orders

Eurocopter closed out a 20-year history of rotorcraft leadership with increased deliveries of 497 helicopters in 2013. Renamed Airbus Helicopters, the company opened 2014 with the certification of its new EC175 and the implementation of an ambitious customer-driven transformation plan. “We enter 2014 with a transformation plan that is being applied across the company and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-14

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Bolivia orders six AS332C1e for public-security and disaster-relief missions

Bolivia orders six AS332C1e for public-security and disaster-relief missions

The Bolivian Air Force (FAB) has selected the latest high-power version of the Super Puma to fight drug trafficking and perform public-security and disaster-relief missions throughout the country. The contract includes a logistics package that will support fleet sustainability in the coming years. The first two helicopters will be delivered this year and the remaining… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Jan-14

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Spain becomes worlds leading military EC135 operator

Spain becomes worlds leading military EC135 operator

Spanish Ministry of Defense Becomes the World’s Leading Operator of the Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 Helicopter for military use Airbus Helicopters’ factory in Spain provided the setting early this week for the delivery of the two EC135 helicopters to the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET). The aircraft were the first to be delivered as part of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jan-14

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Airbus Helicopters takes off

Airbus Helicopters takes off

The rebranding of Eurocopter as Airbus Helicopters, effective today, marks a new era in the history of the company, which joins Airbus and Airbus Defence & Space within the new Airbus Group – the global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. Airbus Helicopters will benefit from and enrich the Airbus brand as it develops,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Jan-14

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Airbus Group takes off into 2014 with joint brand

Airbus Group takes off into 2014 with joint brand

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

Source: Airbus Group, 02-Jan-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Jan/Feb/Mar 2014

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Jan-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Oct/Nov/Dec 2013

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Oct-13

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Industry considers Eurocopter rename is a PR disaster

Industry considers Eurocopter rename is a PR disaster

EADS – or “European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V” to give it its full title – has decided to rename itself Airbus Group, and will be aligning all its subsidiaries accordingly. According to this press release, The Airbus Group will consist of three Divisions: * Airbus, responsible for all commercial aircraft activities – so… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-13

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Jul/Aug/Sept 2013

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Jul-13

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Apr/May/Jun 2013

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Apr-13

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30-Mar-13 N911AA Eurocopter AS350B3 Talkeetna, US-Alaska

Impacted terrain while maneuvering during an SAR flight near Talkeetna, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, an Alaska state trooper serving as a flight observer for the pilot, and a stranded snowmobiler who had requested rescue were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed by impact and postcrash fire.

30-Mar-13

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ASU Completes AS350B2 Modification For Era Training Center

ASU Completes AS350B2 Modification For Era Training Center

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) has completed night vision cockpit modifications for an AS350B2 for Era Training Center, LLC., in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Chris Reber, ASU Assistant Director of Maintenance, was onsite to complete the modification at the Era Training Center. Reber has been with ASU since 2007 and has personally conducted over 100 NVIS lighting… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 15-Mar-13

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Jan/Feb/Mar 2013

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Jan-13

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Oct/Nov/Dec 2012

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Oct-12

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – July/Aug/Sept 2012

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Jul-12

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Apr/May/Jun 2012

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Apr-12

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Jan/Feb/Mar 2012

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Jan-12

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17-Aug-10 EC-KUJ Eurocopter AS350B3 Ben Bakhta, Algeria (2F)

Crashed when working on cleaning powerline insulators.  2 killed in the accident (David Canon – 28, Spanish, and Alex Weagg – 47, Spanish), 1 seriously injured (Antoni Habilane Salmero, 47, Spanish) to hospital

17-Aug-10

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St.Vincent unveils new air ambulance agreement

St.Vincent unveils new air ambulance agreement

August 12, 2010 INDIANAPOLIS – Today, St.Vincent Health officials announced a new integration agreement with PHI Air Medical. The agreement enhances the hospital system’s ONE Call Transfer service and creates a new critical care transport brand – St.Vincent StatFlight. St.Vincent StatFlight has four air ambulances and bases located in Anderson, Danville, North Vernon and West… Read more »

Source: St.Vincent Health, 13-Aug-10

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