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UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

The UK distributor for the French-built composite two-seat Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter is expanding into new facilities. HeliGroup is establishing a Centre of Excellence at Oxford Airport, to include a new sales office and training centre. The company is launching a new sales office within the Airbus Helicopters UK complex, as well as a dedicated… Read more »

Source: HeliGroup, 21-Feb-17

Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. Stendhal H225 support contract

Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. Stendhal H225 support contract

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract extension with Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) for its H225 (previously known as EC-225 LP) fleet over the next five years, benefitting from Airbus’ new customer fleet availability service offer ‘HCare Infinite’. “We are delighted with the contract renewal by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Feb-17

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Lao Skyway takes delivery of first Airbus H125

Lao Skyway takes delivery of first Airbus H125

Lao Skyway received its first Airbus H125 helicopter, becoming the first of its kind to fly in the Laotian skies. Lao Skyway acquired two Airbus H125 helicopters in August 2016, for civil and parapublic missions, including domestic charter flights and search-and-locate missions. The second H125 is expected to be delivered in May 2017. “We are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Feb-17

Happy 50th birthday to the Bo105

Happy 50th birthday to the Bo105

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fibre-reinforced rotor blades. “The… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Feb-17

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Svensk Pilotutbildning (SPU) has been awarded an agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (“Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan”) for training of 14 new helicopter pilots a year, until 2020, which in total means 28 positions funded by the Swedish Government. The agency got a lot of attention for its January 2014 decision, where… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 13-Feb-17

Airbus reports on 2016 for North American market

Airbus reports on 2016 for North American market

Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd. solidified their position as the North American market leader in civil and parapublic helicopters in 2016 despite a difficult market environment that saw a dramatic decline in total industry orders. The companies delivered a combined 60 new helicopters to the civil and parapublic market in 2016, 50… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Feb-17

Upgrades for Argentinian US365N2

Upgrades for Argentinian US365N2

Argentina’s Ministry of Security plans to spend €23.943 million on upgrades from Airbus Helicopters for their AS365N2 helicopters. The three helicopters, used by the Prefectura Naval Argentina, are close to their 10-year mark. When they reach that mark they require a complete overhaul, causing them to be out of service for an entire year. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-17

Airbus and Precise Flight Announce Expanded STC Approvals for the Pulselite(R) Bird Strike Prevention System

Airbus and Precise Flight Announce Expanded STC Approvals for the Pulselite(R) Bird Strike Prevention System

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Precise Flight, Inc. have announced approval of the amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System. This approval comes as an amendment to STC SH3319NM, bringing the total number of Airbus rotorcraft models certified for the Pulselite® System to 67. This includes… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 02-Feb-17

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New era on North Sea as oil company buys two H175s

New era on North Sea as oil company buys two H175s

HeliHub.com understands from reliable sources in the offshore helicopter industry that oil company Nexen Petroleum is the principal behind the acquisition of two Airbus H175 helicopters to be operated by Babcock MCS Offshore. We approached Nexen to validate their involvement, but their Corporate Communications lead in Aberdeen declined to comment. Babcock also declined to comment,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jan-17

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NHV wins UK-based H175 contract with Ithaca Energy

NHV wins UK-based H175 contract with Ithaca Energy

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Ithaca Energy UK Ltd (Ithaca) to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming drilling project at the Harrier Well in Block 30/6. The operations are expected to start Q2 2017. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the harrier well, which is approximately… Read more »

Source: NHV, 30-Jan-17

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Airbus releases 2016 production numbers

Airbus releases 2016 production numbers

Airbus Helicopters delivered 418 rotorcraft in 2016, a five percent increase compared with 2015, against a challenging market backdrop. The company strengthened its lead on the civil and parapublic helicopter market while maintaining its position on the military market. Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 388 helicopters in 2016, a stable performance compared to the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Jan-17

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Airbus C295W Demonstrates Refuelling Contacts With Helicopter

Airbus C295W Demonstrates Refuelling Contacts With Helicopter

Airbus Defence and Space has followed its recent successful demonstration of air-to-air refuelling between two C295W medium transports with a demonstration of refuelling contacts with a H225M Caracal helicopter. In the trial, performed jointly with Airbus Helicopters from Marignane, France in December, contacts were executed at speeds of 105-115kt and both crews reported smooth and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Defence and Space, 23-Jan-17

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Debut Flight for New Avicopter AC352

Debut Flight for New Avicopter AC352

China’s Avicopter and France’s Airbus has come together and created a new generation medium sized helicopter, the AC-352. The helicopter made its debut this past Tuesday in Harbin. China and France have both signed a joint agreement for the production of 1000 units of the helicopter, reports CCTV.

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Jan-17

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Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC upgrade

Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC upgrade

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to extend its ADS-B solutions to cover the Airbus Helicopters H120/EC120, H125/AS350, H130/EC130 and H135/EC135 series, with operators able to choose from either the L3 Lynx NGT-9000 or Garmin GTX-345… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 20-Jan-17

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Poland Considers Helicopter Purchase

Poland Considers Helicopter Purchase

Poland’s Defence Minister has reported that they are considering purchasing 14 new helicopters, either from Airbus, Sikorsky or Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The 1 billion zlotys contract is part of Poland’s military overhaul that started after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. By 2022, the total cost of military renovation will come to 61 billion zlotys, reports Yahoo Finance…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-17

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Swiss Rotor Solutions Receives EASA STC for MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT for H125/AS350

Swiss Rotor Solutions Receives EASA STC for MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT for H125/AS350

Swiss Rotor Solutions proudly announces that the MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT, the next generation aerial work safety and visibility solution for the Airbus H125 / AS350 helicopter family, has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC No. 10060578) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT (MPVK) revolutionizes pilot visibility and operational safety… Read more »

Source: Swiss Rotor Solutions, 20-Jan-17

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Airbus to Test Unmanned Taxi Prototype

Airbus to Test Unmanned Taxi Prototype

Last year, Airbus disclosed that they hope to create a “self-flying taxi.” They have worked towards this goal and hope to test flight their first prototype of a single-person craft by the end of 2017. These independent taxis will be called CityAirbus, and will be accessible through an app on any smartphone, similar to Uber…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jan-17

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Rajasthan State holds Open Bidding for Helicopter Procurement

Rajasthan State holds Open Bidding for Helicopter Procurement

The Indian General Administration Department (GAD) will now be holding an open bidding for the purchase of a Rajasthan state helicopter, due to their deal with AgustaWestland not working out. The deal was put off when the manufacturers Bell and Airbus voiced reservations over the source tenders. They claimed that the Indian Government floated a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jan-17

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Hiratagakuen takes delivery of Airbus H135 helicopter

Hiratagakuen takes delivery of Airbus H135 helicopter

Airbus has delivered a brand new H135 to Hiratagakuen. Upon delivery, the helicopter will be deployed for emergency medical service (EMS) operations for the Nara Prefecture from February onwards. It will be the first time that the H135 is used for such EMS operations in Japan. “We have been operating an earlier version of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Jan-17

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Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore orders two H135s for UK windfarm contract

Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore orders two H135s for UK windfarm contract

Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore has won a contract from windfarm operator Dong Energy for helicopter support. This has resulted in an order for Airbus Helicopters for two Turbomeca-powered H135s, which will be fitted with a hoist. The aircraft will support the 660 MegaWatt Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea between Britain’s Lancashire… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

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Waypoint leases Airbus H225 to GHS for ops in Africa

Waypoint leases Airbus H225 to GHS for ops in Africa

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed to lease one Airbus H225 helicopter to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), a German operator with a strong presence in Africa, for utility and humanitarian support missions. Con Barber, Director of Middle East & Africa Sales and… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 13-Jan-17

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Japanese Police orders two H135s

Japanese Police orders two H135s

The National Police Agency of Japan has placed an order for two H135 light-twin helicopters, making it the first in Japan to operate the Helionix-equipped helicopters, when these are delivered in 2019. The H135 will be deployed by the Wakayama Prefectural Police and the Kumamoto Prefectural Police for law enforcement missions. At the same time,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jan-17

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Airbus Malaysia overhauls VNH South AS332L2

Airbus Malaysia overhauls VNH South AS332L2

On December 9th 2016, one Super Puma AS332L2 (SP L2) of Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) safely landed at Vung Tau airport after completion of its overhaul at Airbus Helicopter Malaysia’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre (MRO) in Subang, Malaysia. This aircraft will resume its commercial flights since 2007. The overhaul included basic overhaul… Read more »

Source: Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company, 10-Jan-17

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US Army awards Airbus with five year UH-72A support contract

US Army awards Airbus with five year UH-72A support contract

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has been awarded a Contractor Logistics Support contract by the U.S. Army to provide spare parts, material and engineering support for the Army’s UH-72A Lakota fleet of utility and training helicopters. The contract includes a base year and four one-year options, with a potential five-year value of more than $967 million. Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Jan-17

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China – Skyway orders Bucher EMS interior for H135

China – Skyway orders Bucher EMS interior for H135

During Zhuai Air Show in Shanghai, on November 2nd, 2016, Skyway General Aviation Co. Ltd signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters, Bucher Leichtbau AG and Waypoint Leasing Co. Ltd for one H135 HEMS. After extensive research, Skyway decided to develop the air rescue market together with local government, insurance companies and hospitals starting operation first… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 03-Jan-17

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UK military awards Everett Aviation contract for three BK117s in Kenya

UK military awards Everett Aviation contract for three BK117s in Kenya

Everett Aviation has announced the award of a major new contract to provide helicopter medevac services to the UK Ministry of Defence for the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK). At peak periods the contract will engage three of Everett’s BK117 helicopters in medevac configuration. The contract is for three (3) years, with an… Read more »

02-Jan-17

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German Navy Plans for Sea Lynx Replacement

German Navy Plans for Sea Lynx Replacement

The German Navy has started to plan the retirement of their fleet of 21 Westland Sea Lynx helicopters. Before they can create a bidding process, they still have to formulate what requirements they are looking for in the replacements. The parties interested seem to be Sikorsky, AgustaWestland, Airbus and Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The decision will be delayed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army

Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army

In early December, the Chilean Army took delivery of a tenth heavy-weight, twin-engine H215M, the last delivery in a project that began in 2008 with the purchase of eight of these helicopters, to which two more were added in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The new rotorcraft will serve alongside the previous nine in the Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Dec-16

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Air Methods Corp. acquires three Airbus Helicopters H145-family aircraft

Air Methods Corp. acquires three Airbus Helicopters H145-family aircraft

Airbus Helicopters Inc., the leading provider of helicopters to the U.S. air medical transport industry, is pleased to announce that Air Methods Corp. has acquired three new helicopters of the Airbus H145-family that will replace older aircraft now in service. Two of the aircraft will be used by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and one will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-16

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Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognizes air medical transport industry leaders

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognizes air medical transport industry leaders

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognized leaders of the air medical transport industry Tuesday for their efforts to improve safety and quality of service. BJ Miles, Director of Safety and Risk Management for Life Flight Network in Aurora, Ore., received the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-16

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PHI Air Medical named winner of Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

PHI Air Medical named winner of Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

PHI Air Medical has been awarded the 2016 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award for its development of a unique and innovative safety initiative designed to address the workings of the human brain and improve mindfulness among employees. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the award and a $10,000 check to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-16

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Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare Smart contract in Brazil

Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare Smart contract in Brazil

This first contract of the Smart line of HCare shows the potential of the Brazilian market for these services in light and medium aircraft. HCare Smart offers maintenance services with payment per flight hour, allowing greater budget control by the customer, and optimized spare parts availability via direct access to Airbus Helicopters’ worldwide stock. “We… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Dec-16

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Airbus H135 earns positive reviews from CALSTAR

Airbus H135 earns positive reviews from CALSTAR

The powerful twin-engine Airbus Helicopters H135 deftly navigated the heat and high altitude of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains after it was put into service last summer. California Shock Trauma and Rescue (CALSTAR), the first U.S. air medical transport service to operate the H135, reports the aircraft has exceeded expectations. Based in Sacramento, Calif., CALSTAR took… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Dec-16

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H225s Approved by US FAA

H225s Approved by US FAA

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Airbus to continue with their Super Puma line. Their H225s and AS332 L2s have been grounded in Norway and the UK after a fatal crash on the Norwegian coast. Investigators have suggested a second-stage planet gear in the epicyclic module may have disintegrated, causing the crash. In… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Dec-16

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Look, Smile, Reward! Wales Air Ambulance celebrates new H145 fleet

Look, Smile, Reward! Wales Air Ambulance celebrates new H145 fleet

In the last couple of weeks, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the three H145 helicopters from the factory in Germany for Wales Air Ambulance (WAA). Painted in red overall, they have been delivered to Babcock MCS Onshore, who will both carry out the interior medical completion and then operate them for WAA. They will replace three… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Dec-16

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Airbus H130 enables high performance while improving economic factors

Airbus H130 enables high performance while improving economic factors

Air medical transport operators are finding the Airbus Helicopters H130 to be an economical, high-performance aircraft that also allows them to provide higher quality care to critically ill and injured patients. With nearly 25 percent more cabin space than other single engine helicopters, the H130 is giving operators the cabin space and patient access of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Dec-16

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Airbus to feature industry leading H135 and H130 air medical transport helicopters at AMTC

Airbus to feature industry leading H135 and H130 air medical transport helicopters at AMTC

Industry leader Airbus Helicopters Inc. will exhibit the most efficient helicopters for air medical transport solutions at the Air Medical Transport Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C. Airbus Helicopters Inc. will exhibit an H135-series light twin-engine helicopter operated by STAT MedEvac at the Air Medical Transport… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Dec-16

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Rega purchases six new rescue helicopters

Rega purchases six new rescue helicopters

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega today signed a contract to purchase six new rescue helicopters of the type, Airbus Helicopters H145. These new helicopters are to replace the current EC 145 lowland fleet and will already go into operation in 2018. “With this decision in favour of the H145, we are continuing to renew the Rega fleet… Read more »

Source: REGA, 14-Dec-16

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CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family

CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family

CMIG Leasing received a brand new H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France, making it the 100th Ecureuil family helicopter to operate in China’s skies. This helicopter will be operated by the Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (Skyway GAC), one of the pioneers in China general aviation, with a fleet of seven H125. Skyway… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Dec-16

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German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight

The NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland and Vincent Dubrule, NHI President welcomed this important milestone in the programme, in presence of Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of the German Navy and Ralph Herzog, Director in… Read more »

Source: NHIndustries, 14-Dec-16

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First UKMFTS H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter Arrive in Britain

First UKMFTS H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter Arrive in Britain

The H135 Juno and the H145 Jupiter, the first two aircraft in the 32-strong fleet of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) helicopters, can be seen together for the first time, marking the start of a new era in helicopter military flight training in the UK. Flown over from the Airbus Helicopters’ manufacturing site… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Dec-16

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German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters

German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters

The German federal police (Bundespolizei) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 multi-role rotorcraft via the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior . The aircraft will be tasked with a number of challenging roles, among them maritime emergencies and police missions. The helicopters are scheduled for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Dec-16

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Airbus H145 delivered to Wiking Helikopter

Airbus H145 delivered to Wiking Helikopter

Wiking Helikopter has just received their first H145 Airbus helicopter, one of two. The two helicopters are the first ones ordered in offshore configuration. The second H145 will be delivered in October 2017, reports Eban Magazine. The new helicopters will be used for recuse missions in the North Sea area, transporting harbour pilots and technicians… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

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Marenco Swisshelicopter appoints new CEO as founder leaves

Marenco Swisshelicopter appoints new CEO as founder leaves

Swiss media is reporting that Marenco Swisshelicopter founder and CEO Martin Stucki is leaving the company, and has been replaced. The company, now flying the second prototype of the single-turbine SKYe SH09 helicopter is lagging behind on its delivery schedule and is not expected to make first customer deliveries until 2018. Air Zermatt has been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Dec-16

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Indonesian Air Force Receives First Delivery of H225Ms

Indonesian Air Force Receives First Delivery of H225Ms

Indonesia’s Air Force has received two of their six Airbus H225M helicopters from Dirgantara Indonesia.  The handing over ceremony was held at Dirgantara’s Bandung facility this past Friday. Dirgantara receives the H225Ms from Airbus’ France production site and then adds their own equipment, nation specific, reports Flight Global. The new H225Ms have infrared cameras, pintle-mounted… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus Helicopters delivers final EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of the last six of the EC135T2+ for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), completing on-time deliveries of the full fleet of 15 helicopters. Under the JP9000 Phase 7 HATS project, a new joint helicopter training program for Navy and Army aircrew will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Nov-16

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Airbus to build new customer service center in Chile

Airbus to build new customer service center in Chile

Airbus Helicopters recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile, and unveiled new investments in the South Cone region of South America, amounting to 4.6 million US dollars. On November 11, 2016, Airbus Helicopters celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile, and unveiled new investments in the South Cone region of South America, amounting to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Nov-16

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Airbus delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of the 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia, ahead of contract schedule, at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy. This follows the contract signature in late 2014 with PT Dirgantara Indonesia… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Nov-16

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TNI-AU Showcase Its EC725 SARPUR Heli

TNI-AU Showcase Its EC725 SARPUR Heli

The Indonesian Air Force or Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU) has finally received its Airbus Helicopters/IAe EC725 Super Cougar Combat Search and Rescue (SAR Tempur – SARPUR) helicopter to be operated by SkU 8. The Indonesian Super Cougar could be the first among ASEAN operators which are being equipped with FN Herstal 7.62mm machine gun…. Read more »

Source: Malaysia Flying Herald, 24-Nov-16

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Airbus delivers EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus delivers EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of the last six of the EC135T2+ for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), completing on-time deliveries of the full fleet of 15 helicopters. Under the JP9000 Phase 7 HATS project, a new joint helicopter training program for Navy and Army aircrew will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Nov-16

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H135 receives EASA certification for Helionix

H135 receives EASA certification for Helionix

The light-twin helicopter H135 received the type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Helionix is a family concept with standardised features and is already available on the H175 and H145. Axel Humpert, Head of H135… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

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Nishi Nippon Airlines takes delivery of H125

Nishi Nippon Airlines takes delivery of H125

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered a brand-new H125 to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. This Ecureuil family aircraft will be used for various services the company offers, including power line patrols, aerial photography, survey and cargo transportation. The company currently operates a total of five AS350Bs / AS350BAs, and one AS365N2. “We are pleased to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters Japan, 16-Nov-16

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HCare Infinite contract to ensure global fleet availability for Japan

HCare Infinite contract to ensure global fleet availability for Japan

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has signed a contract with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) benefiting from Airbus Helicopters’ new customer fleet availability service offer called HCare Infinite. The comprehensive agreement covers maintenance, parts supply, technical support as well as repair of 15 TH-135 training helicopters currently in operation at the JMSDF, and is effective from… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

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HNZ Topflight presented with 2016 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight presented with 2016 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight and Don Wall, President & CEO of HNZ Group named as the recipients of the 5th Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ Airbus Helicopters Canada recognizes HNZ Topflight for their outstanding contribution to safety and innovation Don Wall recognized for his leadership and dedication to improving the safety of helicopter pilot training at HNZ… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

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Singapore Ministry of Defence orders H225M

Singapore Ministry of Defence orders H225M

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Singapore Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of H225M – Medium Lift Helicopters. “We are greatly honoured that Singapore has selected the H225M as its next-generation Medium Lift Helicopter” said Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “The Super Puma has served Singapore well for the last 30… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-16

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Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased two new Airbus H130 helicopters to HEMS999 Company Ltd. (“HEMS999”), a Chinese air ambulance operator subsidiary of MIT Group, to support emergency medical service operations in China’s Shandong Province. “There is… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 10-Nov-16

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Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

Helibras and Airbus Helicopters have opened a new chapter in the history of the H225M multirole utility helicopter with the official presentation of the first aircraft in naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ subsidiary in Brazil, this new H225M version is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Brazilian… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Nov-16

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FFLC Unveil Helicopter Dedicated To Serving Neonatal And Pediatric Patients

FFLC Unveil Helicopter Dedicated To Serving Neonatal And Pediatric Patients

Flight For Life Colorado (FFLC), the critical care transport service of Centura Health, and Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) today announced plans to expand their critical care transport services to include a new helicopter specially configured to meet the needs of even the tiniest pediatric patients and staffed by nurses and respiratory therapists from the… Read more »

Source: Centura Health, 01-Nov-16

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Airbus to exhibit two helicopters at NBAA conference

Airbus to exhibit two helicopters at NBAA conference

The Airbus Helicopters H130 and H125 helicopters, two of the leading models available for business, VIP, and personal transportation, will be displayed by Airbus Helicopters Inc. at the NBAA Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, Nov. 1-3 in Orlando. The H130 and H125 are high-performance single-engine aircraft that come equipped with modern glass cockpit avionics and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Oct-16

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Plans to Upgrade Polish Navy Fleet

Plans to Upgrade Polish Navy Fleet

Polish Naval Aviation has encountered difficulties with procuring new Airbus H225M Caracal rotor-wing aircrafts for their fleet. The government has declined to purchase the heliers, reports Defense Aerospace. Currently the Navy has two Mi-14 rotor-wing ASW and SAR helicopters that they plan to phase out, due to their age, between 2017 and 2021. They originally… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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DCNS and Airbus Join forces to design French Navy Aerial Drone

DCNS and Airbus Join forces to design French Navy Aerial Drone

DCNS, a world leader in naval defence, and Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, are joining forces to design the future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine – SDAM) programme. By pooling naval and aerospace skills and expertise, the teaming of DCNS and Airbus Helicopters will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-16

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DCNS and Airbus join forces for French Naval drone requirement

DCNS and Airbus join forces for French Naval drone requirement

DCNS, a world leader in naval defence, and Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, are joining forces to design the future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine – SDAM) programme. By pooling naval and aerospace skills and expertise, the teaming of DCNS and Airbus Helicopters will… Read more »

Source: DCNS, 22-Oct-16

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Hangar for Brandywine Hospital

Hangar for Brandywine Hospital

JeffSTAT was happy to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of their new helicopter hangar on Brandywine Hospital grounds. The hangar, which took thousands of dollars to renovate and upgrade, will be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The renovations included furnished meetings rooms and overnight accommodation for flight crews. JeffSTAT… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Parilease asks Avinco to manage 21 ex CHC EC225s

Parilease asks Avinco to manage 21 ex CHC EC225s

Helicopter marketing company Avinco has been asked to recover, manage and remarket a fleet of EC225s previously operated by CHC following the operator’s filing for Chapter 11.  Avinco report that they have already completed a “lengthy and complex” initial phase consisting of centralising 21 machines spread about the world to one European location.  HeliHub.com research… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-16

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Elbit Systems Awarded Title by Airbus Helicopters

Elbit Systems Awarded Title by Airbus Helicopters

Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded by Airbus Helicopters the title of “Industrial Best Performer Supplier” for the year 2015. Elbit was selected by Airbus for its “quality and on-time delivery performances and customer protection” With over 4,000 electronic units delivered to Airbus Helicopters over the last decade, 1,400 out of them during… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 20-Oct-16

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FastFin to Gain FAA Approval

FastFin to Gain FAA Approval

BLR Aerospace are looking to gain approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) next month for the FastFin modification on Airbus Helicopter’s H125. The FastFin modification combines vortex generators and an aerodynamic cowling on the left side of the tail boom, opposite a strake. This creates a “lateral lift” reports Flight Global. The one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-16

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Kobe-based Hiratagakuen signs contract for two H145s

Kobe-based Hiratagakuen signs contract for two H145s

Airbus Helicopters Japan has signed a contract with Hiratagakuen for two H145//BK117D-2s as a sales agent in Japan for Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the helicopter. A signing ceremony was held today at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016, in the presence of Mitsuhiro Hirata, Vice President, Aviation Operation Division of Hiratagakuen and Guillaume Leprince, Head… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Oct-16

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Avinco to remarket 21 ex-CHC H225 fleet

Avinco to remarket 21 ex-CHC H225 fleet

Avinco was recently awarded the largest contract of its kind, in charge of recovering, managing and remarketing a fleet of H 225 superpumas previously operated by CHC following the operator’s filing for Chapter 11. Further to the lengthy and complex initial phase consisting of centralising 21 machines spread about the world to one European location,… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 19-Oct-16

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Indian HEMS service leases three H130s from LCI

Indian HEMS service leases three H130s from LCI

Aviators Air Rescue Pvt Ltd has leased three Airbus H130 helicopters from Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group. Based in Bangalore, India, Aviators Air Rescue stakes its claim as the country’s first civil helicopter emergency service with advanced life support capabilities. The aircraft will be used for emergency medical service… Read more »

Source: Air Med and Rescue, 19-Oct-16

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LCI to lease 3 H130s to Aviators Air Rescue

LCI to lease 3 H130s to Aviators Air Rescue

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has leased three Airbus Helicopters H130 aircraft to Aviators Air Rescue Pvt Ltd. The company, which is India’s first civil helicopter emergency service with advanced life support capability, is based in Bangalore and will use the aircraft for emergency medical services (EMS) missions. Michael… Read more »

Source: LCI, 18-Oct-16

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Toho Air Service takes delivery of H125

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered a brand-new H125 to Toho Air Service Co., Ltd. It is the 10th H125 delivered to the Japanese customer and this Ecureuil family aircraft will be used for various services, including passenger and cargo transport. Toho Air Service is the very first customer of Airbus Helicopters in Japan, currently operating… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-16

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WAA carries out first baby transfer in new incubator

WAA carries out first baby transfer in new incubator

The first baby to be transported in the Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) Charity’s new fourth aircraft has been flown home with the help of the neonatal team at Glan Clwyd Hospital. Baby Noah Griffiths, from Carmarthen, was born thirteen weeks prematurely at the unit in Bodelwyddan, but as soon as he was deemed well enough… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 18-Oct-16

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Helicopter Travel Munich buys H145 for wind farm work

Helicopter Travel Munich buys H145 for wind farm work

Leading global helicopter offshore hoist operator Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) has signed for one H145 today at Helitech International. The new aircraft – to be delivered in December 2017- will be operated from HTM’s bases at Emden, Norden, Borkum and Helgoland, serving offshore windfarms in the German Bight. The H145 joins HTM’s already-extensive inventory of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Oct-16

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Airbus celebrates 20 year of the H135

Airbus celebrates 20 year of the H135

Airbus Helicopters is celebrating two decades of operations with the H135 light twin, multi-mission helicopter at the Helitech show. Twenty years after its entry into service and thanks to continuous evolution, the H135 has significantly extended its performance and mission capabilities. Today, more than 300 customers in 75 countries operate the H135 for a wide… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Oct-16

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Airbus to exhibit a California Highway Patrol H125 AStar at IACP 2016

Airbus to exhibit a California Highway Patrol H125 AStar at IACP 2016

Airbus Helicopters Inc., the North American sales leader in law enforcement helicopters for more than a decade, will exhibit a California Highway Patrol H125 AStar at the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 16-18, Booth #4927. The California Highway Patrol operates 11 H125/AS350-series AStar aircraft to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Oct-16

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