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FAA certifies Able Aerospace to maintain AS350B2 and B3 models

FAA certifies Able Aerospace to maintain AS350B2 and B3 models

Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded an operations specification by the FAA to complete airframe and Level 1 engine maintenance on the Airbus Helicopters AS350B2/B3 models. The new Operating Specification addition significantly expands the capabilities of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC), established by Able to provide a full… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 16-Oct-17

AMC Receives First-Ever Airbus Helicopters Certification

AMC Receives First-Ever Airbus Helicopters Certification

Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded an operations specification by the FAA to complete airframe and Level 1 engine maintenance on the Airbus Helicopters AS350B2/B3 models. The new Operating Specification addition significantly expands the capabilities of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC), established by Able to provide a full suite of… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 04-Oct-17

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Philippines – PhilJets adds Bell 407GX to fleet

Philippines – PhilJets adds Bell 407GX to fleet

PhilJets has announced the arrival of their new addition to their fleet, the new Bell 407GX helicopter. Scheduled to start flights by the end of the month, it will be the only Bell 407GX helicopter in the Philippines that will be available for charter use. This new addition will be added to their four Airbus… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Sep-17

Helinet Aviation Acquires Airbus AS350 B2

Helinet Aviation Acquires Airbus AS350 B2

Helinet Aviation, one of the most respected helicopter operators on the West Coast, announced today the purchase of an Airbus AS350 B2 for its ENG and Production groups. The aircraft has been specially outfitted by EuroTec, a leading helicopter sales and support company. Dedicated to the memory of Alan Purwin, the B2 features a digitized… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 31-Jul-17

Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to announce the signing of its first support contract in South Korea with Aero Peace. This 5Star Plans Business agreement will cover the Arriel 1D1 engine powering Aero Peace’s AS350B2. The contract has been announced during Rotorcraft Asia in Singapore, in the presence of Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 27-Apr-17

Anaheim Police Department Receives Third Helicopter

Anaheim Police Department Receives Third Helicopter

Anaheim Police Department has recently received the approval from City Council to purchase a 2006 Airbus AS350 B2 helicopter for $538,750. They already have two of the same models, which are based at Fullerton Municipal Airport that are operated by the Air Support Division Patrol. $260,000 has been allocated to the helicopter in order for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-17

JSSI Enrolls HeliAir Sweden Fleet

JSSI Enrolls HeliAir Sweden Fleet

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, signed an agreement at Helitech International 2016 with HeliAir Sweden to enroll two AS350B2, one AS350B3, and two H120 helicopters onto JSSI’s Engine Program. “We are happy and excited to start this collaboration with JSSI”, stated Aram… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 13-Oct-16

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

The LAPD Air Support Division (ASD) is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world.  The LAPD fleet consists of fourteen Eurocopter AS350B2 and five Bell Jet Ranger B3 helicopters, as well as one King Air fixed wing aircraft.  Their mission is to provide city-wide air support to patrol units in their efforts… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Jul-16

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South Beach Helicopters adds AS350B2 to fleet of Robinsons

South Beach Helicopters adds AS350B2 to fleet of Robinsons

South Beach Helicopters has acquired a 1987-build Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2 AStar helicopter that will be used in the company’s growing tourism and charter flights business. “This is a progression of our business that will allow us to better meet the needs of our VIP clients,” said Lisa Landsman, President, pilot and owner of the… Read more »

Source: South Beach Helicopters, 12-Jul-16

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Vector to perform AS350BA to B2 conversion for Mercy Air South Africa

Vector to perform AS350BA to B2 conversion for Mercy Air South Africa

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce it will be performing an Airbus Helicopters AS350 BA to B2 conversion for humanitarian aid aviation service provider Mercy Air South Africa. The conversion will be undertaken by Vector at its facility in Andalusia, AL. “Upgrading… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 01-Mar-16

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Utah Highway Patrol orders Airbus H125

Utah Highway Patrol orders Airbus H125

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has extended its sales leadership in the U.S. market for airborne law enforcement helicopters, booking an order for an H125 AStar from the Utah Highway Patrol. Utah Highway Patrol already operates an AS350 B2, to conduct a wide variety of law enforcement, search and rescue and utility-type missions in Utah. Completion of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-16

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Blue Hawaiian welcomes eighth EC130T2 – Largest Fleet of Next-Generation Aircraft in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian welcomes eighth EC130T2 – Largest Fleet of Next-Generation Aircraft in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters (www.bluehawaiian.com) announces the placement of its newest Airbus EC130 T2 “Eco-Star” into service, making it the eighth EC130 T2 to enter operation with Blue Hawaiian in the past two years. To date, Blue Hawaiian’s fleet total is 14 EC130s, eight EC130T2s and five AS350B2s. Blue Hawaiian owns Hawaii’s largest fleet of helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian, 30-Apr-15

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Aerial Firefighters Well Prepared For Coming US Fire Season

Aerial Firefighters Well Prepared For Coming US Fire Season

While the fire season throughout much of the US does not begin until early spring, the private aerial firefighting industry is—even now–battle-ready for what could be another tough year, thanks to ongoing dry conditions in the Western states. “I think there is going to be far more fire activity in 2015, particularly in the Pacific… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 30-Mar-15

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FRASCA International and HNZ Group Announce Simulator Program

FRASCA International and HNZ Group Announce Simulator Program

FRASCA International, Inc, Urbana, IL has contracted with HNZ Group Inc. Montreal, Canada for the supply of an AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device. The FTD will be convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft including the AS350B2 analog instrument panel, the AS350B2 VEMD instrument panel and the AS350B3e VEMD instrument panel. This will… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 09-Mar-15

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HNZ Group buys AS350 B2/B3e Level 7 Flight Training Device

HNZ Group buys AS350 B2/B3e Level 7 Flight Training Device

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a state-of-the-art Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2/B3E Level 7 Flight Training Device (“FTD”) from Frasca International, Inc. (“Frasca”).  The FTD is to be housed at… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 04-Mar-15

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Coastal Helicopters replaces AS350B2 with an AS350B3e

Coastal Helicopters replaces AS350B2 with an AS350B3e

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new AS350 B3e AStar to Coastal Helicopters, LLC, based in Van Nuys, Calif. The aircraft replaces the company’s previously owned AS350 B2. Coastal Helicopters ordered the new AS350 B3e, the most versatile light single engine helicopter on the market, in December and took delivery of the aircraft on February… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350B2 to Hillsborough County, Florida

Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350B2 to Hillsborough County, Florida

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a fourth AS350 B2 AStar helicopter equipped for law enforcement missions to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tampa, Fla. The aircraft replaces an EC120B to give Hillsborough an all-AStar fleet. The Hillsborough Sheriff’s Aviation Unit performs a wide variety of missions including law enforcement, light firefighting and search… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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US Helicopters adds three more AS350B2s to Electronic News Gathering fleet

US Helicopters adds three more AS350B2s to Electronic News Gathering fleet

As one of the nation’s premier providers of full service, exclusive Electronic News Gathering (ENG) helicopters, U.S. Helicopters Inc. is continuing replacement of older aircraft with the addition of three new Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2 AStars. Two of the new aircraft, purchased in 2014, are already in service in the top five U.S. television markets…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace Partners with Turbomeca to offer AS350 BA to B2 Conversions Worldwide

Vector Aerospace Partners with Turbomeca to offer AS350 BA to B2 Conversions Worldwide

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has partnered with Turbomeca (Safran) to provide Airbus Helicopters AS350BA to AS350B2 conversions to customers across the globe. As part of this approval and partnership with… Read more »

03-Mar-15

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Vector to Display AS350 Primary Fuel Tank at Heli-Expo

Vector to Display AS350 Primary Fuel Tank at Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA), will be featuring an AS350 Primary Fuel Tank static display at their booth #3212 at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Florida March 3-5. Designed in… Read more »

Source: Vector, 26-Feb-15

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Transport Canada approves STC for Revue Thommen HSL-1600 searchlight on AS350

Transport Canada approves STC for Revue Thommen HSL-1600 searchlight on AS350

Revue Thommen AG has earned its long reputation as a quality leader in the aerospace and defense markets. In autumn 2014 The Canadian Amtech Aeronautical Limited successfully achieved an amendment of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for searchlight installations on Airbus Helicopter AS 350B, AS 350 B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 B3, AS 350… Read more »

Source: Thommen, 19-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers AS350 to Southwind Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Delivers AS350 to Southwind Helicopters

Southwind Helicopters took delivery of an AS350 B2 from Airbus Helicopters Canada’s Fort Erie, ON facility.The leasing company, based in British Columbia, will be leasing the aircraft for heli-adventures, aerial delivery and forestry work. “The AS350 B2 is a perfect fit for the multi-dimensional missions flown in the rugged terrain of British Columbia,” said Mr…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS355to Hydro One Inc.

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS355to Hydro One Inc.

Hydro One’s AS355 NPwill provide support for the utility’swork across Ontario, including pole and power line patroland maintenance.The aircraft will be based in Oro Station, Ontario and is the firsttwin-engine from the 350 series acquired by Hydro One. “Selection of a twin-engine aircraft was a natural next step for today’s hydro operations. The AS355 is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Dec-14

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Oklahoma City Police put two new AS350B3e AStars into service

Oklahoma City Police put two new AS350B3e AStars into service

The Oklahoma City Police Department’s Aviation Unit has put two new Airbus Helicopters AS350B3e AStar helicopters into service as part of a fleet upgrade plan. The new helicopters, delivered by Airbus Helicopters Inc., of Grand Prairie, Texas include technological and equipment upgrades that will enable the department to significantly improve its airborne law enforcementand public… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation’s EC130 will provide support for the company’s exclusive partnership with Whistler Blackcomb Resort for summer helicopter tours on Blackcomb Mountain as well as, supportingyear-round tourism flights originating from the Whistler Municipal Heliport.The aircraft will be based in Whistler, British Columbia and will also operate out of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

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LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events

LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events

The Los Angeles Police Department helicopter climbed over a ridge of homes surrounding the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club’s golf course and dipped down over a fairway, its blades churning as it hovered above the grass. See Full Story

Source: LA Times, 10-Nov-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

HUBI-FLY takes possession of 3rd Ecureuil Aircraft, reinforcing commitment to the aircraft family. Fort Erie, ON, September 17th, 2014 – HUBI-FLY has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 to support a variety of missions including; Power line inspection, utility, training and filmography. The aircraft will be based in Vienna, Austria and will join the Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Private Use in Quebec

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Private Use in Quebec

Business owner and aviation enthusiast, Harvey Stever has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 for private use, based in Quebec City. “I have chosen the AS350 B2 for the fact that it is a well-proven aircraft in Canada, with low operating costs, powerful capabilities, enhanced safety and comfort,” said Mr. Harvey Stever.“It will allow for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Aug-14

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Metro Aviation features Texas DPS completion at ALEA event

Metro Aviation features Texas DPS completion at ALEA event

Metro Aviation is a trusted partner for airborne law enforcement units, completing aircraft for some of the country’s most notable agencies. The worldwide completion leader will be exhibiting at this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference and exposition at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ from July 16-19. Metro will feature an AS350… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Jul-14

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World Cup – Helisul flies aerial cameras with AS350 fleet

World Cup – Helisul flies aerial cameras with AS350 fleet

[electronic translation]  Produced by Helibrás the Squirrel helicopter was selected to do the aerial images over the games in the 2014 World Cup Brazil style. In all, seven active aircraft (four AS350 B2, AS350 B3e and two AS350 B3) flying over stadiums and a reservation (AS350 B3e), all operated by Helisul, hired by a business partner… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Jul-14

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Brazil – Helibrás delivers three AS350B2s to the State of Pará

Brazil – Helibrás delivers three AS350B2s to the State of Pará

[electronic translation] Helibras delivered three AS350 B2 Squirrel aircraft to Air Grouping of Public Safety (Graesp) Pará State in a ceremony held on this day 1, the Hangar Convention Center Amazon in Belém (PA). The event was attended by Governor Janet Simon, Secretary of the Security Luiz Fernandes Rocha and public authorities of Pará, in addition… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Jul-14

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Mid Atlantic Sim Center in Iceland and Indra sign an agreement for AS350 Simulator.

Mid Atlantic Sim Center in Iceland and Indra sign an agreement for AS350 Simulator.

Mid Atlantic Sim Center Ltd, a newly established helicopter training organization in Iceland, and Indra signed an agreement for the supply of a Level D AS350 Full Flight Simulator earlier this week. The new simulator will be the first Level D AS350 Full Flight Simulator in Europe and will service both the Airbus AS350 B2… Read more »

Source: Mid Atlantic Sim Center, 25-Jun-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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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

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Turbomeca extends support contract with Travira Air in Indonesia

Turbomeca extends support contract with Travira Air in Indonesia

During Singapore Airshow, Turbomeca (Safran) announced its agreement with Indonesia’s PT Travira Air for a Customer Support agreement extending a “Support By The Hour” (SBH®) contract for five more years. The €5.7 million ($9.5 million) contract covers a total of 20 engines (Arriel 1D1, 2S1, 2S2 and 1S1), including spares, fitted to seven Sikorsky S76… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-14

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Philadelphia Police orders two AS350B2

Philadelphia Police orders two AS350B2

The Philadelphia Police Department has placed orders with American Eurocopter for two AS350 B2 helicopters as part of its fleet expansion plan, becoming the latest in a growing list of major U.S. Law Enforcement agencies to select the high performance Eurocopter aircraft. The purchases were financed through federal grants. “Track record is important,” said Capt. Kenneth O’Brien… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 21-Oct-13

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Tulsa Police to replace Bell 206L4 with Eurocopter AS350B2

Tulsa Police to replace Bell 206L4 with Eurocopter AS350B2

Tulsa Police have sold the older of its two Bell 206L4 LongRangers, and will take delivery of a newly-ordered AS350B2 in April 2014.  See full story FAA records show that the sold helicopter N201TP was bought by M&J Leisure LLC of Ogden, Utah.

Source: Tulsa World, 14-Oct-13

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Helibras delivers new AS350B2 to Helimarte

Helibras delivers new AS350B2 to Helimarte

Helibras made the symbolic, on Wednesday (14), the first day of the tenth edition of Labace – Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, a new AS350 B2 helicopter to Helimarte, air taxi company in São Paulo and a the largest operators of this aircraft in the country. The helicopter delivered will operate alongside three… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 26-Aug-13

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Second AS350 to join London Helicopter sightseeing tours

Second AS350 to join London Helicopter sightseeing tours

Following their launch on 1st May, The London Helicopter has had regular work offering sightseeing flights from The Barclays London Heliport in Battersea. Initially they were using an AS350B3 Squirrel G-ORKI, which will soon be re-registered G-LHTA to pick up the initials of London Helicopter Tours. Yesterday, a second Squirrel was added – this time… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-13

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Pylon Aviation places orders for six Eurocopter AS350s

Pylon Aviation places orders for six Eurocopter AS350s

Pylon Aviation, an independent aircraft company based in Chandler, Ariz., has placed an order with American Eurocopter for six new AS350 helicopters valued at $20 million. The order is for two AS350B3e aircraft and four AS350B2s. For nearly 20 years, Pylon Aviation has worked as a full-service aviation company that specializes in all aspects of… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 06-Jun-13

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Brazil’s State of Pará orders two AS350B2

Brazil’s State of Pará orders two AS350B2

[electronic translation]  Helibras signed in its booth at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013, a contract for delivery of two new helicopters AS350 B2 Squirrel model for the Secretary of State for Public Security and Social Defense of Pará These aircraft were acquired to form the security planning of the State Government due to the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 18-Apr-13

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Emergency Helicopter to be Based in Golden Triangle

Emergency Helicopter to be Based in Golden Triangle

MedStat EMS announces the expansion of its Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (see full story).

Source: The Columbus Packet, 10-Apr-13

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Soloy SD2 Kit Approved for Installation in China

Soloy SD2 Kit Approved for Installation in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a Validation STC (VSTC0601) of the Supplemental Type Certificate approving Soloy Aviation Solutions’ Honeywell engine conversion in Chinese registered AS350B2 helicopters, replacing the factory Turbomeca powerplant. The validation of Soloy’s successful STC, which approves the installation of the Honeywell LTS101-700D-2 engine in the Eurocopter AS350B2, will allow… Read more »

Source: Soloy Aviation Solutions, 19-Mar-13

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Turbomeca and Phoenix Heli-Flight sign a Support by the Hour Contract

Turbomeca and Phoenix Heli-Flight sign a Support by the Hour Contract

At Heli Expo, Turbomeca signed a Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract with Phoenix Heli-Flight regarding his fleet of Arriel 1D1 following delivery of the two new AS350B2. This contract will cover all the Turbomeca engines in Phoenix Heli-Flight fleet. By signing this contract, Phoenix Heli-Flight becomes the largest Canadian operator under Turbomeca SBH® program…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 08-Mar-13

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Phoenix Heli-Flight expands fleet with single and twin-engined Eurocopters

Phoenix Heli-Flight expands fleet with single and twin-engined Eurocopters

Phoenix Heli-flight will soon welcome two new AS350 B2’s, an EC135 twin-engine aircraft and signs MOU for the first Canadian EC145 T2. “The AS350 B2’s are a favorite of our clients and we needed to increase our capacity to satisfy the demand for this aircraft”, sited Paul Spring, President and CEO of Phoenix Heli-Flight. The… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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US Helicopters takes delivery of an AS350B2 for Chicago TV station

US Helicopters takes delivery of an AS350B2 for Chicago TV station

American Eurocopter today announced delivery of a new AS350 B2 AStar aircraft to U.S. Helicopters, Inc. U.S. Helicopters, Inc. based in Marshville, N.C., is one of the largest operators of electronic news gathering helicopters in the country. The company has served dozens of major television stations located in cities in most of the lower 48… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 01-Feb-13

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EASA certifies Cobham HeliSAS™ on AS350/EC130

EASA certifies Cobham HeliSAS™ on AS350/EC130

Cobham has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its HeliSAS™ Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  STC #10049171 allows installation of HeliSAS on a significant new range of Eurocopter helicopters, including: AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, D, and EC130B4 models across the European Union. With more than… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 18-Jan-13

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Omsk Flight College takes delivery of two AS350B2

Omsk Flight College takes delivery of two AS350B2

Omsk Flight & Technical College have taken delivery of two Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopters just prior to Christmas from Eurocopter Vostok.  These are the first two helicopters in their fleet from non-Russian manufacturers, having previously exclusively used Mi-8s.  They also fly An-2 fixed wing aircraft. The primary motivator for the purchase was to reduce costs, said… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 10-Jan-13

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Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

[electronic translation]  The Helibras delivered in October, two new helicopters for the Air Taxi Helisul, enjoying the celebration of 40 years of activity of the company, which operates in all markets by leasing aircraft and chartering. The models were delivered one AS350 B2 Squirrel and one EC130 B4 in the same family, they become part of… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Nov-12

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Two more AS350s for EagleMed

Two more AS350s for EagleMed

Today, at the ILA Berlin Airshow 2012, American Eurocopter announced that EagleMed LLC, one of the oldest and most experienced air medical transport service providers in the Midwest United States, has purchased an AS350® B2 and an AS350 B3. The aircraft will join EagleMed’s all-Eurocopter rotor wing fleet and will be utilized to service growth… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Sep-12

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Vertical Aviation Adds AS 350B2 to its 135 Certificate

Vertical Aviation Adds AS 350B2 to its 135 Certificate

Vertical Aviation LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz. has added an AS350B2 to its 135 certificate. The Helicopter will be based in Boulder City, Nev. The Helicopter just completed maintenance and conformity inspection at our facility and is on its way home to go to work doing Grand Canyon Tours and Las Vegas Strip night tours. Give… Read more »

Source: Vertical Aviation, 03-Jul-12

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Héli-Boréal adds eighth Eurocopter to fleet

Héli-Boréal adds eighth Eurocopter to fleet

Héli-Boréal Inc. has selected the AS350 B2 as its eighth Eurocopter helicopter. The aircraft was delivered by Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) on March 16, 2012 and will be used to expand Héli-Boréal’s work in mining exploration; hydro surveying and maintenance missions. “The proven AS350 B2 has become renowned for its versatility,” said Guy Joannes, President… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 18-Mar-12

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Fishtail Air adds Eurocopter AS350B2 from Italy

Fishtail Air adds Eurocopter AS350B2 from Italy

Our team of Capt. Ashish, Capt. Mukhiya and Col. O.P. Shrestha left for Singapore to fly our AS 350 B2 Helicopter 9N-AKA to Nepal. Our latest addition to the fleet had been bought from Italy from where it had been shipped to Singapore. They will ferry the helicopter from Singapore for Nepal on the 14th… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 14-Mar-12

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Long Beach Police seeks approval to sell two EC130s

Long Beach Police seeks approval to sell two EC130s

The EC130s were bought in 2001 for $5.76 million and went into service the following December. Police purchased two replacement AS350B-2  in February 2011 for $3.52 million from the Los Angeles County Sheriff.  The acquisition was intended to reduce operating costs by 42 percent – from $768 per hour to $448, according to a staff… Read more »

Source: Press Telegram, 05-Mar-12

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Fishtail Air adds AS350B2 with another B3 to follow

Fishtail Air adds AS350B2 with another B3 to follow

Nepalese operator Fishtail Air has announced that their AS350B3 9N-AJI has returned to their fleet after an extended period of mainteannce. The company has also added Eurocopter AS350B2 9N-AKA, which they expect to have in operation by mid March.  A further new AS350B3 is expected to arrive this week as well. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-12

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Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Exceeds 10,000 Flight Hours

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Exceeds 10,000 Flight Hours

American Eurocopter today announced the Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has exceeded 10,000 hours of flight time on its fleet of aircraft from American Eurocopter — three AS350 B2’s and one EC120. Since the delivery of the first AS350 in September 2002, the HCSO has utilized its fleet to answer more than 17,000 calls… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 12-Feb-12

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LA Sheriff installs 12 Air Comm aircon systems

LA Sheriff installs 12 Air Comm aircon systems

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Aero Bureau has completed installation of new Air Comm air conditioning systems for the Bureau’s 12 recently purchased American Eurocopter AS350B2 AStar helicopters.  The LASD selected Air Comm in a competitive bid to equip the new AStar fleet with air conditioning systems that meet the Air Bureau’s rigorous… Read more »

Source: Air Comm, 12-Feb-12

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Korea Forest Service accepts Frasca AS350B2 FTD

Korea Forest Service accepts Frasca AS350B2 FTD

The Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea, has completed factory acceptance of their Level 7 AS350B2 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) built by Frasca International. The FTD will be installed at their training facility later this month. The FTD will include Frasca’s TruVisionâ„¢ visual system with a 120° x 80° spherical visual display system and… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 11-Feb-12

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Uniflight LLC selected for AS350B2 VIP completion

Uniflight LLC selected for AS350B2 VIP completion

Uniflight LLC of Grand Prairie Texas extremely pleased to announce that Mr. Saul Maia, Partner of Liam Kenneth of Miami Florida has selected them to perform a VIP completion on his new AS350B2. “Mr. Maia selecting us as his completion house for his VIP AS350 is very exciting” stated Uniflight President David Horton. “Mr. Maia’s… Read more »

Source: Uniflight, 01-Feb-12

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Second AS350B2 handed over to Ecuador’s National Police

Second AS350B2 handed over to Ecuador’s National Police

Eurocopter’s Mexican subsidiary, Eurocopter de México S.A. (EMSA), delivered a single-engine AS350 B2 helicopter to the Quito Aerial Police Service, of the Ecuadorian National Police Force, for use on public security missions. The new aircraft was presented during a ceremony at the customer’s facilities in Quito which was attended by senior officials from Ecuador’s Ministry… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Jan-12

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Ecuadorian Army takes delivery of two new AS350B2s

Ecuadorian Army takes delivery of two new AS350B2s

Eurocopter has delivered the first two Ecureuil AS350 B2 of nine helicopters contracted by the Ecuadorian Armed Forces in July 2010 under its extensive modernization program. The two Ecureuil AS350 B2s were delivered to the Army Aviation Brigade at La Balvina, Sangolquí in the presence of the Ecuadorian Defense Minister Javier Ponce, the Head of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Dec-11

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Two birdstrikes in two days create holes in two Eurocopters

Two birdstrikes in two days create holes in two Eurocopters

Bird strikes are not that uncommon with helicopters as most are operating at relatively low level.  But to have two EUrocopters make emergency landings on consecutive days with holes created by those bird strikes is unusual. On Wednesday a news gathering AS350B2 in Scottsdale, Arizona took a dove into the cockpit.  The helicopter is operated… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-11

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AeroSimulators delivers new EC135 simulator to Air Methods

AeroSimulators delivers new EC135 simulator to Air Methods

AeroSimulators USA, Inc. announced today the delivery of an EC 135 helicopter flight simulator to Air Methods Corporation, the nation’s largest provider of air medical emergency transport services. This device complements two AeroSimulators AS350 B2 simulators delivered to Air Methods earlier in the year. These simulators provide an enclosed Air Methods-configured cockpit together with a… Read more »

Source: AeroSimulators, 17-Nov-11

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EagleMed adds Garden City helicopter service

EagleMed adds Garden City helicopter service

Wichita-based EagleMed and St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City have a new partnership to provide critical-care air medical transport services. (see full story)

Source: Wichita Eagle, 17-Nov-11

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Veracity Aviation buys new AS350B2

Veracity Aviation buys new AS350B2

Texas operator Veracity Aviation has bought a new Eurocopter AS350B2 – registration N119VA and serial 7208. Their website tells us that Veracity Aviation is a helicopter services company, with two locations. The home office is Northwest of Seguin, TX at Huber Airpark (E70). Seguin is a prime location for flight training, centered between San Antonio… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-11

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Quebec’s Capitale Hélicoptère receives EC130, AS350B2 and AS350B3

Quebec’s Capitale Hélicoptère receives EC130, AS350B2 and AS350B3

With the delivery of three new helicopters in October 2011 from the Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) facility in Fort Erie, Ontario, Capitale Hélicoptère’s fleet will have a total of 11 Eurocopter aircraft consisting of 5 AS350 B2’s, 3 EC130 B4’s, 2 AS350 B3’s and 1 EC120 B available for the 2011-2012 operating season. “We are… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 03-Nov-11

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Erie County Sheriff buys HeliWagon dolly

Erie County Sheriff buys HeliWagon dolly

Erie County Sheriff’s Department in NY state has approved funding of $31,000 to purchase a HeliWagon remote-controlled self-propelled landing dolly.  The option to repair their current 40-year old dolly to acceptable standards was more expensive. Erie County Sheriff operates two helicopters.  “Air 1” is a 2001 build Eurocopter AS350B2 registered N338SD which has been on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Oct-11

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Long Beach Police swap EC130s for AS350B2s

Long Beach Police swap EC130s for AS350B2s

The Long Beach Police Department has acquired two air support units from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, in an effort to reduce fuel and maintenance costs. The mission of the Long Beach Police Department’s Air Support Unit is to provide direct support to daily patrol operations as well as support for detectives and SWAT… Read more »

Source: Long Beach Police, 10-Oct-11

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Ontario Police Dept takes delivery of third AS350B2

Ontario Police Dept takes delivery of third AS350B2

American Eurocopter announced today that the Ontario (CA) Police Air Support Unit has taken delivery of its third AS350 B2. The aircraft is scheduled to join the fleet in December when it will go into service performing patrol and surveillance missions for the City of Ontario, California. “The AS350 family of helicopters is recognized throughout… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Aug-11

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Fayette County Sheriff upgrades from military surplus to AS350B2

Fayette County Sheriff upgrades from military surplus to AS350B2

Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter announced today that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has selected an AS350 B2 helicopter to replace its aging military surplus helicopter. The new rotorcraft will augment the mission capabilities of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit and will increase the availability of aerial support to the citizens of… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 22-Jul-11

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American Eurocopter showcases AStar leadership at ALEA 2011

American Eurocopter showcases AStar leadership at ALEA 2011

The AStar family of helicopters has become the standard in airborne law enforcement. It is a reliable, high performance platform that has been proven throughout the U.S. law enforcement community. In service with agencies like U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, California… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 18-Jul-11

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07-Jul-11 N40TX Eurocopter AS350B2 Waco, US-Texas

Cessna Citation VII N701HA was being ground handled when its wing struck the parked helicopter and damaged it.

07-Jul-11

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06-Jul-11 9N-AIW Eurocopter AS350B2 Rangeli, Nepal

Tail damaged in force landing on river bank after “technical problems”.  Wrongly quoted in some reports as 9N-AWI.  Three Japanese and two Nepali passengers and the Australian pilot  are safe

06-Jul-11

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San Diego operator orders two AS350B2s and two B3s

San Diego operator orders two AS350B2s and two B3s

Grand Prairie, Texas – Today, American Eurocopter announced that Corporate Helicopters, a helicopter service provider based in San Diego, California, has placed an order for two AS350 B2’s and two AS350 B3e’s. Two of the helicopters are for specific customers and the other two will be used to upgrade its fleet and help meet the… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 30-Jun-11

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URS obtains STC for Aspen EFIS in AS350B2 and B3

URS obtains STC for Aspen EFIS in AS350B2 and B3

United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) is pleased to announce on June 24, 2011 they were awarded an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Display System in the Eurocopter AS350B2/B3 model helicopters. The URS installation design was carried out on the recently delivered Hospital Wing AS350B3.  Hospital Wing allowing this installation and… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft Solutions, 29-Jun-11

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