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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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Altitude Air accept new Airbus H125

Altitude Air accept new Airbus H125

Altitude Air the newly introduced heli operator company has successfully completed the acceptance of its new AS 350 B3e (H125) chopper on August 21, 2017 at Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia and is planning to start its operation in Nepali aviation industry shortly. According to the officials from Altitude Air, the company has successfully completed the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Aug-17

Air Dynasty to take delivery of H125 next month

Air Dynasty to take delivery of H125 next month

The helicopter company Air Dynasty Heli service Pvt Ltd. apparently seems working in the final stage on the procurement of one new AS 350 B3e series rotor aircraft, a single-engine light helicopter manufactured by the by Airbus Helicopter. Mr. Bal Krishna Pandit, Spokesperson for Air Dynasty notified Aviation Nepal that an AS 350 B3e is… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Aug-17

Wiregrass Life Flight closes down in Alabama

Wiregrass Life Flight closes down in Alabama

Although Wiregrass Life Flight Dothan has been closed for two years due to Air Medical Resource Group, one of their partners, being sold out and shut down. But now it seems that a new service will arise. Now, Dothan’s Pilcher Ambulance Service and Haynes LifeFlight will partner together, hoping to open on September 1st, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Aug-17

Canada approves Donaldson IBF for AS350 and EC130

Canada approves Donaldson IBF for AS350 and EC130

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that Transport Canada has certified its Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for installation on Airbus AS350 B3, EC130 B4, and EC130 T2 helicopters. The IBFs keep contamination, including dirt, dust, salt and foreign objects, from degrading the performance and reliability of helicopter… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 01-Aug-17

Last Mi-8MTV-1 Delivery for SKOL

Last Mi-8MTV-1 Delivery for SKOL

Russia’s SKOL Airlines has recently received a delivery of two Mil Mi-8MTV-1 medium helicopters. Based in Surgut, SKOL will be using these crafts as both a passenger and cargo helicopter. The two helicopters marked the end of a 2016 contract. They now currently have a fleet of two Mi-171s, five Mi-8Ts, four Mi-8AMTs, five Mi-26T… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jul-17

Fishtail Air moves AS350B3 to Simikot for summer season

Fishtail Air moves AS350B3 to Simikot for summer season

Fishtail Air is now operating one of its B3 helicopter in Far western region of Nepal called Simikot. Simikot is the gateway to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. Fishtail is operating since May 27 and has done more than 250 shuttles up to now and sending more than 1000 passengers up to Hilsa (Nepal Border)… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 10-Jul-17

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Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical services, and FlightSafety International, the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays, today announced the new FlightSafety Learning Center in Denver. In addition, Air Methods and FlightSafety recently welcomed the second of four FlightSafety-built Level-D qualified… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 21-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135 helicopter, which will be used for emergency medical services.  Separately,… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Mar-17

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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

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Waypoint leases AS350B3 to Calquin Helicopters in Chile

Waypoint leases AS350B3 to Calquin Helicopters in Chile

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Calquin Helicopters S.A. (“Calquin”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo FAASA (“FAASA”), for one Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter, which will transition from firefighting operations in Europe to high altitude utility missions in the… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 30-Aug-16

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Simrik Air buys AS350B3 from Panama

Simrik Air buys AS350B3 from Panama

Local media is reporting that Nepalese operator Simrik Air has bought and imported an AS350B3 to add to its fleet, having imported it from Panama.  The 2005-build aircraft with serial 3786 has been operated from new in the central American country. The aircraft arrived by air freight early on Saturday 25th June at Tribhuvan International… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-16

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Vector completes first 12-year inspection on San Bernardino County Sheriff AS350

Vector completes first 12-year inspection on San Bernardino County Sheriff AS350

Vector Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has completed the first of three 12-year inspections for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s (SBCSD) fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars. The SBCSD flew its second AStar to Vector’s hangar in Langley, BC on June 20th, and returned home with the first completed aircraft, work… Read more »

Source: Vector, 29-Jun-16

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FlightSafety names Manager of new Denver Learning Center

FlightSafety names Manager of new Denver Learning Center

FlightSafety International announces that Otto Gambrel has been named Manager of the company’s new Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. “We are pleased that Otto will become Manager of our new Learning Center in Denver,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “His experience and in depth understanding of aviation training and the operation of a… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 29-Feb-16

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Airbus delivers six H125s to four California law enforcement agencies

Airbus delivers six H125s to four California law enforcement agencies

Four California law enforcement agencies have bolstered their crime fighting and public service capabilities by taking delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the highest performance, best-selling helicopter for airborne crime-fighting and rescue work. Airbus Helicopters Inc. recently delivered six H125s, including two each to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Riverside County Sheriff’s Office,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Jan-16

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Ohio State Highway Patrol takes delivery of first US-produced H125

Ohio State Highway Patrol takes delivery of first US-produced H125

Market leading law enforcement helicopter is now assembled in Mississippi and completions performed in Texas GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (November 30, 2015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the first H125 AStar helicopter produced on its new U.S. final assembly line to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The new aircraft is the first fully assembled on… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Dec-15

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LAPD contracts with FlightSafety for AS350B3 simulator training

LAPD contracts with FlightSafety for AS350B3 simulator training

FlightSafety announces that it has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3. The training will include use of the first Level D qualified simulator for the AS350 B3 and take place at FlightSafety’s new Learning Center in Denver, Colorado once it opens… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Nov-15

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Avinco helps Mont Blanc Helicopteres acquire AS350B3 in record time

Avinco helps Mont Blanc Helicopteres acquire AS350B3 in record time

Mont Blanc Helicopters (MBH) recently closed the purchase of a fire fighting AS 350B3 with the crucial assistance of Avinco. Further to its recent appointment for a fire fighting mission in Corsica, Mont Blanc entrusted Avinco with rapidly securing the appropriate helicopter. Avinco successfully secured the machine within a record one-week lead-time, by providing full… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 11-Nov-15

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California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have taken delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125s as part of the two agencies’multi-year fleet replacement plans.The H125 is the U.S. law enforcement market sales leader. CHPrecently took delivery of itsthird H125 (previously AS350 B3e),… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

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Flightsafety And Air Methods To Significantly Enhance Training For Single-Engine Helicopters with Level D Qualified Simulators

Flightsafety And Air Methods To Significantly Enhance Training For Single-Engine Helicopters with Level D Qualified Simulators

FlightSafety International is building Level D qualified full flight simulators for single-engine helicopters that will significantly enhance the quality and effectiveness of training. “Building simulators for single-engine helicopters that will be Level D qualified demonstrates our commitment to enhance safety and to provide flight crews with access to the highest quality training,” said David Davenport,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 03-Mar-15

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Flightsafety International to increase its Fleet of Advanced Helicopter Simulators By Over 40%

Flightsafety International to increase its Fleet of Advanced Helicopter Simulators By Over 40%

FlightSafety International plans to increase its fleet of advanced helicopter simulators by over40 percent. “Since building the first Level D qualified helicopter simulator more than 20 years ago, FlightSafety has continuously invested in new programs and facilities designed specifically to serve and support the helicopter industry,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “We offer the… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 03-Mar-15

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California Highway Patrol selects Becker Digital Audio and Polycon Wireless Intercom

California Highway Patrol selects Becker Digital Audio and Polycon Wireless Intercom

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that one of the premier airborne law enforcement agencies in the country, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Office of Air Operations, has chosen the Becker DVCS6100 Digital Audio system and Polycon wireless communication system, for integration into their recent purchase of new fleet replacement helicopters and fixed wing aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Becker, 26-Feb-15

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India’s Pawan Hans receives Airbus Helicopters’ Excellence Award in logging 450,000 flight hours with its Dauphin fleet

India’s Pawan Hans receives Airbus Helicopters’ Excellence Award in logging 450,000 flight hours with its Dauphin fleet

Airbus Helicopters has conferred an Excellence Award on Pawan Hans Limited for this Indian operator’s overall contribution to the success of the worldwide Dauphin rotorcraft fleet. The honor was bestowed during the Aero India 2015 air show at Bengaluru’s Air Force Station Yelahanka. As India‘s national helicopter company, Pawan Hans has logged the highest number… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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Ultimate HELI sends an AS350 to Antarctica

Ultimate HELI sends an AS350 to Antarctica

Ultimate HELI, a South African based operator, has supplied an Airbus AS350 B3 to support a research team during their summer expedition to Antarctica. The helicopter and crew departed from Cape Town harbor on a scientific research vessel in early January and are only expected to return home in mid-April. While in Antarctica, scientists and… Read more »

Source: Ultimate Heli, 05-Feb-15

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Metro Aviation Completes STC to meet FAA Mandates for the AS350B3

Metro Aviation Completes STC to meet FAA Mandates for the AS350B3

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast or ADS-B is a hot topic in the aviation industry.  Operators have been diligently working to equip their fleets with the required equipment to meet the FAA’s 2020 deadline, and Metro Aviation recently made the requirement a possibility for AS350B3 operators. “Metro had the opportunity to obtain the ADS-B STC… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Jan-15

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Phoenix Heli-Flight expands NORTH FDM technology to single engine fleet

Phoenix Heli-Flight expands NORTH FDM technology to single engine fleet

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (NORTH FDS) is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with Phoenix Heli-Flight to equip their EC130 and AS350B3 helicopters with their integrated flight data system. NORTH FDS has applied to Transport Canada for validation of their AS350/EC130B4 FAA STC, which will cover AS350B3 and EC130B4 installations…. Read more »

Source: NORTH Flight Data Systems, 22-Dec-14

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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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Riverside County to order two AS350B3

Riverside County to order two AS350B3

The Board of Supervisors in Riverside County (California) has approved the purchase of two AS350B3 helicopters, according to local press.  The total cost was quoted in the agenda to the meeting as $11.5 Million, net of which they have an insurance receipt of $1.96M providing a net figure of $9.54M. The insurance receipt relates to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-14

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FlightSafety and Air Methods announce a new Learning Center in Colorado

FlightSafety and Air Methods announce a new Learning Center in Colorado

FlightSafety International announces that it has entered into a comprehensive long-term agreement with Air Methods – the global leader in air medical transportation – to provide four LevelD qualified full flight simulators at the Company’s new Learning Center in Colorado.  The facility is scheduled to open in 2016. “We look forward to opening this new… Read more »

Source: Flight Safety, 08-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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Fishtail Air facilitated the world’s most elite Adventure Everest Skydive

Fishtail Air facilitated the world’s most elite Adventure Everest Skydive

Everest Skydive 2014 has been concluded recently on 7th and 8th November. Fishtail Air, the exclusive facilitator of Everest Skydive once again showed its active participation during the event. Everest Skydive, an elite Adventure on the top of world, which is keenly observed by the professional skydivers of the world this year had six skydivers… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 17-Nov-14

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EagleMed Commences in Montana

EagleMed Commences in Montana

EagleMed’s AS350 B3 at the Bert Mooney Airport, where a dedicated hangar is under construction. EagleMed Photo EagleMed LLC has begun flying critical care air medical transport flights throughout southwest Montana from its newest base at Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport. The company will lease a new dedicated 10,000 square foot hangar that is being built… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 14-Nov-14

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Terna receives two AS350B3e to support Italy’s electricity grid

Terna receives two AS350B3e to support Italy’s electricity grid

Italian electrical transmission grid operator Terna has taken delivery of two Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e rotorcraft to perform surveillance and maintenance support for power lines that deliver electricity throughout the country. These two Ecureuil family helicopters were delivered by Airbus Helicopter’s long term Italian distributor, Aersud Elicotteri, who won Terna’s tender and will retrofit some… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Oct-14

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San Antonio Police add two EC120s into service, becoming all-Airbus fleet

San Antonio Police add two EC120s into service, becoming all-Airbus fleet

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that the San Antonio Police Department has placed two new EC120’s into service, giving them an all-Airbus Helicopters helicopter fleet for patrol and search-and-rescue missions. Deployment the new EC120’s marks the beginning of a fleet upgrade project that will likely result in the purchase of at least… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-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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Airbus Helicopters and UTair renew training agreement

Airbus Helicopters and UTair renew training agreement

The successful training of pilots and technical personnel on Ecureuil-family rotorcraft will be continued in a joint Airbus Helicopters and UTair effort with the signing of an agreement at this week’s HeliRussia exhibition in Moscow. UTair’s Personnel Training Center (PTC) provides the courses, which covers type ratings, as well as recurrent and refresher training, for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-May-14

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HeliRussia – Airbus Helicopters displays locally-operated AS350B3

HeliRussia – Airbus Helicopters displays locally-operated AS350B3

As the leading supplier of foreign-made turbine-powered rotorcraft in Russia, Airbus Helicopters’ participation at this week’s HeliRussia industry show focuses on its product range and mission diversity – including the display of a single-engine AS350 B3, a best-seller that has earned its reputation with customers in Russia and abroad. Airbus Helicopters’ AS350 B3 is the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-May-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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Vostok Aviation Expands Fleet

Vostok Aviation Expands Fleet

Vostok Aviation, a part of the UTair Group, has launched operations with the first AS350.3 helicopter in its fleet produced by Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter. The helicopter operated its first commercial flight from Khabarovsk to Komsomolsk-on-Amur on a mission for Russia’s largest oil and gas company.  The AS350 also operates test flights to demonstrate to… Read more »

Source: UTair, 13-Mar-14

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Angola Police to have new Luanda helicopter base

Angola Police to have new Luanda helicopter base

Angola Police are looking to create a new self-contained base (subject to budget) away from Luanda’s international airport – see full story

Source: Angop, 27-Feb-14

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Arriel engines reach 500,000 flight hours with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Arriel engines reach 500,000 flight hours with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Turbomeca (Safran) announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and Turbomeca. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is expected to exceed 500,000 flight hours on the Turbomeca Arriel engine prior to the end of the year. Blue Hawaiian currently flies Arriel 1D1 and 2B1 engines, and has most recently added the Arriel 2D… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Feb-14

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Waypoint Leasing to Acquire Assets from Helicopter Transportation Group

Waypoint Leasing to Acquire Assets from Helicopter Transportation Group

Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Helicopter Transportation Group AS (“HTG”), a helicopter lessor based in Oslo, Norway, to acquire certain assets of HTG, including 23 aircraft and affiliated contracts.  Waypoint has already taken delivery of 7 of the 23 aircraft and expects to… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 24-Feb-14

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Eurocopter showcases EC175, EC145T2 and AS350B3 at Dubai Air Show 2013

Eurocopter showcases EC175, EC145T2 and AS350B3 at Dubai Air Show 2013

From commercial and military aircraft to satellites and secure communications systems, EADS and its Divisions – Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – will present a broad selection of cutting-edge products, technologies and services at Dubai Airshow from 17 to 21 November 2013 at Dubai World Central (DWC) located in Jebel Ali, Dubai. Dubai Airshow is… Read more »

Source: EADS, 12-Nov-13

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Eurocopter show AS350B3 at Russian business aviation “Jet Expo” event

Eurocopter show AS350B3 at Russian business aviation “Jet Expo” event

[electronic translation] Eurocopter returned to the exhibition business aviation Jet Expo with an unusually elegant VIP-helicopter. Visitors to the exhibition of the Russian business aviation Jet Expo, which is held in Moscow in the business terminal “Vnukovo-3” from September 12 to 14, will see Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter with a stylish interior and a VIP-will… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Vostok, 13-Sep-13

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EagleMed Initiates Air Medical Service in Wyoming

EagleMed Initiates Air Medical Service in Wyoming

EagleMed LLC has begun air medical service operations in Cody, Wyo., for West Park Hospital, a primary, full-service medical center serving communities throughout Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. EagleMed is the preferred air medical services provider for the Wyoming hospital. When fully staffed, the base will have approximately 15 EagleMed flight, medical, management and ground support… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 24-Jul-13

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04-Jun-13 F-GSOE Eurocopter AS350B3 Livet-et-Gavet, France

Helicopter was involved in aerial work.  Helicopter struck63,000 volt powerline while turning, and caused local power failure.  Extent of damage to helicopter not yet known

04-Jun-13

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Fishtail Air carry out rescue with AS350B3 at 25,590ft

Fishtail Air carry out rescue with AS350B3 at 25,590ft

Yet again, Fishtail Air and Simone Moro have succeeded in carrying out the highest ever helicopter rescue on Everest. The rescue was carried out in an incredible altitude of 7,800 m (that’s 25,590 ft. Ed). Despite the difficulty to fly in thin air at such high altitudes, renowned Italian climber Simone Moro piloted the AS… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 28-May-13

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Nepal’s Fishtail Air adds an AS350B3+

Nepal’s Fishtail Air adds an AS350B3+

Fishtail Air’s newest helicopter commenced its first commercial flight on 11th April, 2013! The AS 350 B3+ single-engine light helicopter had arrived in Nepal on 29th March after having left Italy on 18th March 2013. Registered I-VIEW, the helicopter is fitted with 5+1 passenger seat version and is constantly ready to undertake real challenges and… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 19-Apr-13

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Eurocopter recognises Ecocopter for operations in Chile and Peru

Eurocopter recognises Ecocopter for operations in Chile and Peru

Eurocopter kicked off day 2 of Heli-Expo with a ceremony recognizing Ecocopter, the largest Eurocopter commercial operator in Chile, for 10 years of operation in Chile and Peru. On the occasion, Dominique Andréani, commercial director of Eurocopter Cono Sur, presented Ecocopter President Eduardo Ergas and CEO Fernando Kogan with a commemorative plaque as well as… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-13

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Rebtech provides NVG capability to HeliStream

Rebtech provides NVG capability to HeliStream

REBTECH, one the first civil and military aviation night vision lighting providers in the world has announced the initial night vision compatible conversion of an AS350B3 owned and operated by longtime helicopter training provider, HeliStream.  Based in Costa Mesa, California at the John Wayne airport, HeliStream has been offering comprehensive flight training, FAR Part 133,… Read more »

Source: Rebtech, 20-Feb-13

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UTair wins multi-type contract with oil producer Bashneft

UTair wins multi-type contract with oil producer Bashneft

UTair Ufa, part of the UTair Group, has won a tender for the performance of complex of air transport operations for passengers and cargo for Bashneft. UTair Ufa will be the general contractor and organizer of air operations conducted by UTair Group companies: UTair-Helicopter Operations, UTair-Passenger Operations, UTair Express and UTair-Cargo. Transport operations for Bashneft… Read more »

18-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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FAA issues STC for Trakkabeam A800 searchlight on AS350B3

FAA issues STC for Trakkabeam A800 searchlight on AS350B3

American Eurocopter announced today that is has issued a Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) with concurrence from the FAA for the installation of the Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight System on the AS350 B3 helicopter. The A800 searchlight, as installed, provides a compact and modern solution for law enforcement and other operators. Advantages of the Trakkabeam A800 searchlight… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 27-Nov-12

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Jury finds defect in Eurocopter AS350B3 Flight Control System

Jury finds defect in Eurocopter AS350B3 Flight Control System

On Friday, November 16, 2012, an El Paso, Texas jury found a defective flight control component caused the fatal crash of a U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopter on May 22, 2007.  The crash killed the pilot and critically injured the other crewmember. The two-week trial centered on claims by the pilot’s… Read more »

Source: YES Communications, 19-Nov-12

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High-profile participation for Eurocopter at Airshow China

High-profile participation for Eurocopter at Airshow China

Appearing at Airshow China – to be held November 13-18 in the Zhuhai Airport Exposition Center – are two Chinese-registered Eurocopter rotorcraft in the Squirrel product line: an AS350 B3 flown in charter service by the CITIC General Aviation Co., Ltd.; and an EC130 B4 configured by ZOECO for VIP transportation. Included on the Airshow… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Nov-12

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Turbomeca engines reach 400,000 hours on Citic Offshore fleet

Turbomeca engines reach 400,000 hours on Citic Offshore fleet

During the Air Show China, Turbomeca China (Safran group) and Citic Offshore Helicopter Co Ltd (COHC) celebrate the 400,000 cumulative operation hours of Turbomeca engines powering COHC fleet. Today, COHC is the biggest civil helicopter operator in South-east Asia. Lin Yang, Turbomeca China Customer Support & Sales Director, said: “COHC is one of our most… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Nov-12

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ASU contributes specialist NVG knwoledge to Botswana Police AS350B3 upgrades

ASU contributes specialist NVG knwoledge to Botswana Police AS350B3 upgrades

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced in conjunction with Eurocopter Southern Africa Ltd., (ESAL) that they have completed three AS350 B3s for the Botswana Police Service, in Johannesburg South Africa. In addition to the installation, ASU also provided ESAL technicians training for support of the installation. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa with a… Read more »

Source: ASU, 30-Sep-12

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Botswana’s three AS350B3 helicopters upgraded for night operations

Botswana’s three AS350B3 helicopters upgraded for night operations

The three AS350B3s of the Botswana Police have been upgraded for night operations.  Eurocopter South Africa modified the instrument panel and the FLIR camera observer’s console to be NVG compliant. (see full story)

Source: DefenceWeb, 23-Sep-12

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Eurocopter to show EC130, EC145 and AS350B3 at AAD 2012

Eurocopter to show EC130, EC145 and AS350B3 at AAD 2012

The pivotal role played by Eurocopter helicopters in Africa in homeland security, law enforcement, rescue missions and military support will be highlighted at the upcoming AAD Airshow, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa on September 19-23. To demonstrate the versatility of its range of aircraft, Eurocopter will present an EC130, an EC145 and an… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 18-Sep-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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Southern Lakes Helicopters wins three year Antarctic contract

Southern Lakes Helicopters wins three year Antarctic contract

The contract requires an AS 350 B3 Squirrel on the ice between November 1 and late February each summer. Operating from Scott Base, they would carry Antarctica NZ crew (mostly scientists) and their equipment. (see full story)  File photo

Source: Eurocopter, 03-Sep-12

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Eurocopter opens first Certified Services Center in Peru

Eurocopter opens first Certified Services Center in Peru

With a view to increasing the close-proximity services it offers its customers, Eurocopter’s subsidiary in the Southern Cone has put its partnership with Servicios Aéreos de Los Andes SAC on an official footing and has also opened its first certified services center in Peru. The new center, based in the city of Ayacucho and opened… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 25-Jul-12

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American Eurocopter Showcases Performance and Technology at ALEA 2012

American Eurocopter Showcases Performance and Technology at ALEA 2012

At this year’s ALEA Conference in Reno, American Eurocopter will be showcasing the performance and technology available in its product offerings for airborne law enforcement. Two helicopters will be featured on American Eurocopter’s booth #112: an AS350® B3 from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department Air Support Unit and an EC120® from the Fresno Police Department… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 13-Jul-12

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Metro Aviation to feature latest Texas DPS completion at ALEA

Metro Aviation to feature latest Texas DPS completion at ALEA

Metro Aviation will be exhibiting again this year during the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) 42nd Annual Conference and Exposition at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from 11-14 JUL 2012. The company will be featuring their latest AS350B3 law enforcement completion provided to the Texas Department of Public Safety Aviation Section. The aircraft is the first… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Jul-12

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Cobham and DAC International complete first Brazilian HeliSAS® installation

Cobham and DAC International complete first Brazilian HeliSAS® installation

Cobham Commercial Systems and DAC International have announced the first installation of a HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System in Brazil.  Cobham, HeliSAS’ manufacturer, and DAC, HeliSAS’ South American sales representative, worked with Aristek Comércio Aeronautico, Sao Paulo, to install the system on a privately-owned Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter. HeliSAS is lightweight, and designed specifically… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 11-Jul-12

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Russian military evaluates three AS350B3 and two AS355NP

Russian military evaluates three AS350B3 and two AS355NP

Eurocopter have recently supplied the five helicopters to the State Flight Test Center in Moscow for evaluation tests, a source with knowledge on the situation told Interfax-AVN on Wednesday.  The five comprise of three single-engine AS350B3 Squirrels and two AS355NP Twin Squirrels from Eurocopter. A fleet acquisition of at least 50 is still feasible, despite… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-12

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Austin Police request funds for a Eurocopter AS350B3

Austin Police request funds for a Eurocopter AS350B3

Austin Police Department have put a funds request in to the City Council for $3,745,000 to buy a new Eurocopter AS350B3 – and the request will be heard at their scheduled meeting on 28th June at Austin City Hall.  The paperwork submitted indicates that this is ostensibly to replace their 1969-vintage Bell OH-58A. There is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-12

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Life Flight Network to open new base in Pendleton, Oregon

Life Flight Network to open new base in Pendleton, Oregon

Life Flight Network (LFN), a not-for-profit air medical transport service in the Northwest and Intermountain West, announced today they will open a new helicopter base in Pendleton, Oregon on June 1, 2012. “Our decision to open a base in Pendleton follows dialogue with area healthcare professionals to confirm introducing our air medical capabilities into the… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-May-12

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Fishtail Air achieve long-line vertical-face rescue at 6,380m altitude

Fishtail Air achieve long-line vertical-face rescue at 6,380m altitude

Our Italian duo of rescue experts Capt. Piergiorgio Rosati and Capt. (Mountain climber) Simone Moro rescued the dead body of a Ukrainian man whose body has been stuck at Tengkangpoche about 18 months using the longline from our B3 helicopter. The Ukrainian climber had been climbing the Tengkangpoche peak 18 months ago with his female… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 25-May-12

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Quito’s Metropolitan Public Security take delivery of AS350B3

Quito’s Metropolitan Public Security take delivery of AS350B3

Eurocopter’s Mexican subsidiary, Eurocopter de México (EMSA), has delivered a single-engine AS350 B3 helicopter to EMSEGURIDAD-Q, Quito’s Metropolitan Public Security and Civic Engagement Logistics Agency. The aircraft will be used in law enforcement missions. The handover ceremony took place in the Parque Lineal, in the Ecuadorian capital’s Solanda district, and was attended by EMSA representatives… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 01-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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Vector Aerospace now offers AS350 B3/B4 components MRO support

Vector Aerospace now offers AS350 B3/B4 components MRO support

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com, (Heli-Expo Booth #7139) a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation  and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services is now offering components repair and overhaul support for Eurocopter AS350 B3 and B4 dynamic components. With more than 20 years experience in delivering… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 12-Feb-12

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Air Senok takes delivery of two AS350B3

Air Senok takes delivery of two AS350B3

Sri Lankan start-up operator Air Senok has taken delivery of two Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopters from Eurocopter South East Asia in Singapore- as we predicted in our article 14 months ago.  One black and one dark grey, these two helicopters with gold stripes feature high skids with courtesy steps, night navigation lights, high-visibility panels in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jan-12

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RSG complete AS350B3 for Gateway Canyons Air Tours

RSG complete AS350B3 for Gateway Canyons Air Tours

Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft completions for 37 years, recently delivered a Eurocopter AS350B3 “VIP Air Tour” to Gateway Canyons Air Tours of Grand Junction, Colorado.  RSG worked closely with the General Manager of Gateway Canyons, Deanna Strand, to configure an elegant VIP tour and transport helicopter for the Colorado skyline.  Gateway Canyons… Read more »

Source: RSG, 07-Dec-11

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