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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

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

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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Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Apr-14

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

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

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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North Flight Data Systems receives CVR/FDR STC for AS350 and EC130

North Flight Data Systems receives CVR/FDR STC for AS350 and EC130

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (Heli-Expo Booth # 413) is pleased to announce the FAA STC approval for their flight data system installation in the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS350B3 and the EC130B4 helicopter. The North system is the first affordable Lightweight Aircraft Recording System (LARS) that is fully integrated into these models. The system includes… Read more »

Source: North Flight Data Systems, 26-Feb-14

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Turbomeca introduces Makila 2B engine for latest EC225e

Turbomeca introduces Makila 2B engine for latest EC225e

Turbomeca (Safran) has designed a new Makila variant to offer increased performance to the newest Airbus Helicopters EC225e. The new combustion chamber and high-power turbine blades will permit take-off a significant increase of MTOW in CAT A conditions. Reducing maintenance costs, other Makila 2B improvements provide an increased TBO of 4,000 hours. Executive VP Programmes… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Feb-14

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Turbomeca announce the first rotation of the Arrano

Turbomeca announce the first rotation of the Arrano

Turbomeca (Safran) is celebrating the first test run of the Arrano which occurred in February at Bordes’ facility (France). The new 1,100 shp engine unveiled last year at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas is designed to power four to-six ton twin engine helicopters and single engine helicopters close to three tons. It fits between the Arriel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Feb-14

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LCI orders six EC175s; becomes an EC225e launch customer, ordering 15

LCI orders six EC175s; becomes an EC225e launch customer, ordering 15

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the Libra Group’s aviation leasing arm, will acquire as many as 21 new Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft in a contract involving both the next-generation EC175 and the newly-unveiled EC225e. The total contract value is estimated in commercial terms to be around US$645 million with delivery scheduled to commence in 2016. The major… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

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Custom “pay-as-you-fly” support plans offered by Airbus Helicopters

Custom “pay-as-you-fly” support plans offered by Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. now offers “pay as you fly” Component Support Programs (CSP) for operators of new and in service helicopters, with flat rate charges that enable aircraft operators to better manage and predict maintenance and operational costs. During the Heli-Expo 2014, Airbus Helicopters Inc. Support and Services Sales team is offering aggressive new flat… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

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Waypoint Leasing to acquire 12 EC225 and 25 EC145T2

Waypoint Leasing to acquire 12 EC225 and 25 EC145T2

Two major Waypoint Leasing orders with Airbus Helicopters were announced today as the global helicopter lessor intends to acquire 37 EC225 and EC145 T2 rotorcraft. These key transactions, Waypoint’s first deliveries in 2014, were detailed at the 2014 Heli-Expo industry convention in Anaheim, California, where Airbus Helicopters President Guillaume Faury and Waypoint Leasing CEO Ed… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 26-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters launches enhanced Super Puma – the EC225e

Airbus Helicopters launches enhanced Super Puma – the EC225e

The new EC225e version of Airbus Helicopters’ workhorse Super Puma product line was formally launched today, offering an enhanced rotorcraft that responds to operators’ requirements for extended-range missions – particularly in support of deep-water oil and gas airlift missions. Details on the EC225e were outlined at the 2014 Heli-Expo convention in Anaheim, California, along with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters to locate EC175 full-flight simulator in the US

Airbus Helicopters to locate EC175 full-flight simulator in the US

Airbus Helicopters today announced its plans to provide a new level of support for the EC175 rotorcraft in North America, with a Level D full-flight simulator located in the United States as part of a commitment to operators serving the offshore oil and gas industry. The Level D full-flight simulator will be operational in 2016… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters receives additional orders for AS332C1e

Airbus Helicopters receives additional orders for AS332C1e

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 rapid production times and cost-effective acquisition prices. The unveiling occurred at the 2014 Heli-Expo industry show in Anaheim, California, where the first production AS332 C1e is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Indiana Helicopters VIP EC130T2 to be showcased at Heli-Expo 2014

Indiana Helicopters VIP EC130T2 to be showcased at Heli-Expo 2014

Indiana Helicopters’ new VIP EC130T2, the first operating in the U.S., will be showcased in its first public appearance at the Airbus Helicopters exhibit at Heli-Expo 2014, February 25-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Indiana Helicopters took delivery of the new EC130T2 from completion in early February. It is the only VIP EC130T2 operating in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Papillon Airways and Rainier Heli-International expand fleets

Papillon Airways and Rainier Heli-International expand fleets

Business at Papillon Airways Inc. and sister company Rainer-Heli International continues to grow along with their ever-expanding Airbus Helicopters fleets. Papillon and Rainer-Heli are two of 12 helicopter companies owned by the Halvorson family, who have been in the rotary-wing aircraft business since 1965. The two companies own a combined 70 helicopters. “We value our… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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US Helicopters continues fleet upgrade with addition of AS350B2s

US Helicopters continues fleet upgrade with addition of AS350B2s

U.S. Helicopters Inc. a premier provider of full service, exclusive use Electronic News Gathering (ENG) helicopter programs in the U.S., continues to upgrade its fleet with the addition of two new Airbus Helicopters Inc. AS350B2s. Delivered in July and December of 2013, the two new B2s will service news stations in two of the top… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters announces schedule for Customer Service Symposiums

Airbus Helicopters announces schedule for Customer Service Symposiums

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that it will hold its national CS3 Customer Service Symposium on Sept. 8-10 in Grapevine, Texas. The annual event is an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest safety and technical updates and meet with the company’s key customer support personnel and management. In addition to the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Honeywell navigation selected for EC145T2 and EC645T2

Honeywell navigation selected for EC145T2 and EC645T2

Honeywell Aerospace’s (NYSE: HON) LASEREF VI navigation system has been selected by Airbus Helicopters for its light helicopter platforms, the EC145 T2 and EC645 T2 family. The LASEREF inertial reference unit (IRU) allows helicopter operators to always have an autonomous navigation source available in the absence of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and radio navigation. The capability is… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 25-Feb-14

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Mississippi DPS purchases AS350B3e to consolidate helicopter fleet

Mississippi DPS purchases AS350B3e to consolidate helicopter fleet

After operating a fleet of three different helicopters for more than a decade, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety decided to consolidate by buying an AS350B3e AStar from Airbus Helicopters Inc. The AS350B3e was chosen over the competition as the aircraft best suited for multiple missions, including patrol, drug eradication and hurricane support. Mississippi DPS… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

Maverick Helicopters continues to grow its Grand Canyon and Las Vegas tour business with the addition of Airbus Helicopters EC130 T2s to its aircraft fleet. Maverick, based in Henderson, Nev., is upgrading its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. The company, which operates a fleet of 34 EC130 B4s, signed an agreement in 2012 to purchase up to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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AS350 is helicopter of choice for Oklahoma police agencies

AS350 is helicopter of choice for Oklahoma police agencies

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced that the police departments of Oklahoma City and Tulsa have purchased AS350-series helicopters to upgrade their fleets, increasing to three the number of major Oklahoma law enforcement agencies operating Airbus Helicopters products. The Oklahoma City Police Department ordered two AS350B3e helicopters to replace their current fleet of patrol helicopters and to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) has ordered six more Airbus Helicopters EC175s, increasing its acquisitions of the new-generation rotorcraft to 16. NHV is an EC175 launch customer, booking its first contract for 10 of the mid-sized, twin-engine helicopters in 2012. “We – NHV and our customers – having experienced the EC175’s performance first-hand, have full confidence… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 25-Feb-14

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Med-Trans takes delivery of 25th EC135

Med-Trans takes delivery of 25th EC135

Med-Trans Corp., a leading provider of air medical transport services, has taken delivery of a new EC135 helicopter, the 25th of the popular twin-engine aircraft model that it has purchased from Airbus Helicopters Inc. and placed into service since 2007. “We have been very pleased with the EC135 as we continue to expand our fleet… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters Inc, 25-Feb-14

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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

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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

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