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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

Baltimore County PD safety record recognized by Airbus

Baltimore County PD safety record recognized by Airbus

Baltimore County (Md.) Police Department’s Aviation Team began operations in 1983 with a small Cessna aircraft that it leased for $1 a year. Today, the elite team responds to some 5,000 calls a year using its fleet of three Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the most widely purchased helicopter by U.S. law enforcement agencies. Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Jul-16

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Nepal operator Fishtail Air imports H125

Nepal operator Fishtail Air imports H125

Nepalese operator Fishtail Air is taking delivery of an H125 helicopter.  The shipment is due to arrive on 8th July 2016 at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the capital city. While the helicopter was being quoted as new from the factory, it is now clear that is it new to the operator and it is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-16

British Columbia operator Ascent Helicopters adds new H125

British Columbia operator Ascent Helicopters adds new H125

Ascent Helicopters expands their fleet with a new H125 and the aircraft will be operated in Fernie, B.C. Known for its performance, versatility and low maintenance costs, the H125 is the ideal choice to expand and compliment the working fleet of Ascent Helicopters. “Because the work we do varies and can change at any moment,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada., 20-May-16

RTE pilot celebrates 30,000 helicopter hours as operator receives new H125

RTE pilot celebrates 30,000 helicopter hours as operator receives new H125

On April 21st, Airbus Helicopters delivered an H125 to RTE at a ceremony at its headquarters in Marignane, France. At this occasion, the company also celebrated a major milestone of one of RTE’s pilots who recently clocked in more than 30,000 flight hours, the majority of which on Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil aircraft. On February 4th,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-May-16

First Airbus H125 arrives in Italy

First Airbus H125 arrives in Italy

The first Airbus H125 helicopter has arrived in Italy according to the blog of local enthusiast Damiano Gualdoni. Elitellina has taken delivery at their Sondrio base of serial number 8239 in an all-white scheme.  It arrived on French test registration F-WTAG and has the eventual Italian registration I-MGIO covered over in tape. Jeremy Parkin –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-16

Metro Aviation completes H125 for scientific research

Metro Aviation completes H125 for scientific research

Metro Aviation, a worldwide aircraft completion leader, recently delivered a one-of-a-kind helicopter to the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.  The Airbus H125 (formerly the AS350) will serve as a unique observation platform to provide the scientific community with the capability to make unprecedented observations about the earth’s climate system and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-16

BLR to certify FastFin for H125s in 2016

BLR to certify FastFin for H125s in 2016

BLR Aerospace is working with Airbus Helicopters to certify the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System on an H125 helicopter, the company announced today. Proof of concept flight tests were successfully completed in 2015. BLR is nearing the end of its certification flight test program and is on track for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Donaldson bring flying laboratory to Heli-Expo

Donaldson bring flying laboratory to Heli-Expo

A unique flying scientific laboratory devoted to advancing environmental research will be on display in the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense exhibit 2400 during the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo, March 1-3 in Louisville. The featured Airbus H125 is equipped with an Inlet Barrier Filtration (IBF) system from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI)…. Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 29-Feb-16

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Microflite take delivery of 14th Airbus helicopter – a new H125

Microflite take delivery of 14th Airbus helicopter – a new H125

Microflite Helicopter Services has again placed its trust in the performance, versatility and safety credentials of Airbus Helicopters’ family of civil aircraft, welcoming helicopter No. 14 to an all-star fleet. The latest addition, an H125 (formerly AS350 B3e), is destined to help safeguard thousands of lives, providing enhanced capability to the company’s front-line emergency response… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Dec-15

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Riverside County Sheriff unveils new H125

Riverside County Sheriff unveils new H125

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is adding a new member to its team. See Full Story

Source: KESQ, 27-Oct-15

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Airbus takes H125 to IACP Conference in Chicago

Airbus takes H125 to IACP Conference in Chicago

Airbus Helicopters Inc., the U.S. sales leader in law enforcement helicopters for more than a decade, will exhibit the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s  H125 AStar at the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Chicago, October 25-27. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety operates the H125 (formerly AS350 B3e) to conduct… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Oct-15

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Chinese leasing company signs for 100 H125/H130s over five years

Chinese leasing company signs for 100 H125/H130s over five years

CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd. (CMIFL) is to acquire 100 Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil-series rotorcraft over five years, with the initial order of 10 units to be delivered in 2016. CMIFL plans to offer these light single-engine helicopters to operators complete with financing solutions, paving the way for easier and faster development of China’s burgeoning… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Sep-15

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Airbus extends UTair training approvals

Airbus extends UTair training approvals

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed the compliance of the UTair Training Center with international standards. Certification for the Training Center enables it to be a part the Airbus Helicopters international network of training centers. Both companies signed an agreement at the HeliRussia 2015 show for the participation of UTair Group in the Airbus Helicopters network of… Read more »

Source: UTAIR, 10-Jun-15

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UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Research Helicopter Platform

UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Research Helicopter Platform

WHO: University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Dean Roni Avissar and scientists. WHAT: Media-only event for an advanced preview of the UM Rosenstiel School’s one-of-a-kind Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP). The flying scientific laboratory allows scientists to obtain vital information about our climate, environment and human health. WHEN: Monday, April 13,… Read more »

Source: UM Rosenstiel School, 14-Apr-15

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UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Research Helicopter Platform

UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Research Helicopter Platform

WHO: University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Dean Roni Avissar and scientists. WHAT: Media-only event for an advanced preview of the UM Rosenstiel School’s one-of-a-kind Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP). The flying scientific laboratory allows scientists to obtain vital information about our climate, environment and human health. WHEN: Monday, April 13,… Read more »

Source: University Of Miami, 25-Mar-15

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SANParks receives air support for anti-poaching operations

SANParks receives air support for anti-poaching operations

South African National Parks (SANParks) is a proud recipient of a brand new Airbus AS-350B3e helicopter with night flying capability, made available with funding from the US based Howard G Buffet Foundation (HGBF). SANParks Board Chairperson, Mr Kuseni Dlamini, stated that SANParks had received an initial grant funding of R254.8 million in 2014 to support… Read more »

Source: SANP, 20-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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New medical helicopter stationed at Mountain View Hospital

New medical helicopter stationed at Mountain View Hospital

On cloudy days, like the ones Utah Valley has been experiencing lately, it will take little effort to spot one of the new MountainStar helicopters flying across the sky. See Full Story

Source: Herald Extra, 04-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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Indiana Helicopters adds AS350B3e and AS365N2

Indiana Helicopters adds AS350B3e and AS365N2

Continued market growth in the upper Midwest has prompted Indiana Helicopters to expand its Airbus Helicopters fleet with the addition of a new AS350 B3e AStar and an AS365 N2. The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based company took delivery of the new AStar on Feb. 24, its fifth Airbus aircraft. A leading provider of professional charters, tours… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Hillsboro Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e and has options for five more

Hillsboro Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e and has options for five more

Hillsboro Aviation Inc., a leading provider of helicopter and airplane services and charter operations in the Pacific Northwest, has purchased its first new Airbus Helicopters aircraft and has signed an option agreement with Airbus Helicopters Inc. enabling it to purchase up to five more. Hillsboro has already taken delivery of its first aircraft, an industry… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Wysong Enterprises completes AS350B3e for Helicopter Express

Wysong Enterprises completes AS350B3e for Helicopter Express

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced this week the company has completed an Airbus AS350 B3e for Helicopter Express. The new helicopter is equipped for aerial firefighting and will be on display at the Heli-Expo held in Orlando, Florida on March 3-5,2015. “This is the fifth Airbus AS350B3e aircraft we have completed for Helicopter Express,” said… Read more »

Source: Wysong, 03-Mar-15

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Botswana Police order three AS350B3e

Botswana Police order three AS350B3e

Botswana’s Police Service today signed for a contract for three new AS350 B3e ‘Ecureuil” Airbus Helicopters aircraft for its Police Air Support Branch. The new helicopters will be customised to the Botswana Police Service’s specification, including the installation of night vision equipment for night-time operations and other law enforcement equipment. The start of delivery of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Jan-15

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New AS350B3 strengthens Texas Game Wardens

New AS350B3 strengthens Texas Game Wardens

The Texas Game Warden’s today unveiled its new Airbus AS350B3e helicopter that will enhance the department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with its search and rescue and disaster response efforts. The aircraft is outfitted with the latest law enforcement technology and emergency response equipment including a rescue hoist, thermal imager, searchlight, public address system,… Read more »

Source: Texas Game Wardens, 05-Jan-15

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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 showcases AS350B3e for law enforcement at IACP 2014

Airbus Helicopters showcases AS350B3e for law enforcement at IACP 2014

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI), the sales leader in airborne law enforcement helicoptersfor more than a decade, will feature the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office new AS350B3e AStar at the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Orlando, Oct 25-28. “Our new AS350B3e has exceeded our expectations. I am impressed with the improvements in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 24-Oct-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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AS350 B3 pilot helps build world’s longest urban cable car system in Bolivia

AS350 B3 pilot helps build world’s longest urban cable car system in Bolivia

Earlier this year, the city of La Paz in Bolivia launched the world’s longest urban aerial cable-car system, a veritable subway in the sky that has brought relief to millions of the city’s commuters who had faced increasingly longer commutes in mini-buses, taxis and cars on La Paz’s narrow congested streets. An alternative to costlier… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Oct-14

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St. Anthony Hospital and Flight for Life Colorado Introduce New State-of-the-Art Emergency Medical Helicopter

St. Anthony Hospital and Flight for Life Colorado Introduce New State-of-the-Art Emergency Medical Helicopter

Kathy Mayer, Program Director for Flight For Life Colorado, has announced the delivery of Airbus AS350 B3e Emergency Medical Helicopter to Flight For Life Colorado, located at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. The state-of-the-art helicopter was built by United Rotorcraft in Englewood, CO and is slated to begin service on Sept. 30, 2014. “The highly-anticipated… Read more »

Source: St. Anthony Hospital, 01-Oct-14

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More eyes in the sky for Kruger anti-poaching operations

More eyes in the sky for Kruger anti-poaching operations

About R38 million of the massive R225 million made available for anti- and counter-poaching operations in South African national parks has gone to acquisition of a new Airbus helicopter. See full story

Source: Defence Web, 30-Sep-14

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California Highway Patrol orders up to 15 AS350B3e aircraft

California Highway Patrol orders up to 15 AS350B3e aircraft

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for the purchase of up to 15 AS350B3e AStar helicopters by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The initial order is for three helicopters, with deliveries beginning in December. The contract is for three years, with two one-yearoptions. Other state and… Read more »

Source: AHI, 09-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350 B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350 B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Lakeshore Helicopters’ newest AS350 B3e will be joiningthe company’sexisting Airbus Helicopters fleet of 3 AS350 B3/B3e’s. This aircraft, which will be based in Fort McMurray, Alberta,will support numerous missions including Onshore Oil &Gas, Research & Development, Hydro, Mining, Construction, Forestry and Charters. “The AS350B3e is able to provide a flexible and reliable solution for the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Aug-14

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Derazona Helicopters buys its first rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters: a multi-role AS350 B3e

Derazona Helicopters buys its first rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters: a multi-role AS350 B3e

Airbus Helicopters has increased its global customer base with the first order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, which is acquiring a fully-equipped AS350 B3e for utility missions. Derazona Helicopters, a leading helicopter operator in Indonesia, has been providing services that range from transportation for the oil and gas industry to medical evacuation, aerial filming, charters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Jul-14

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Airbus feature new Oklahoma AS350B3e at ALEA conference

Airbus feature new Oklahoma AS350B3e at ALEA conference

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) will feature the recently-delivered Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) AS350B3e helicopter at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, July 16-19 at Booth 811. The Oklahoma DPS AStar features an advanced avionics and mission equipment suite, including the Garmin G500H electronic flight information system, Wescam MX10 thermal imager,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-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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Aerial Power Lines add AS350B3e and EC135T2e for Malaysian power grid ops

Aerial Power Lines add AS350B3e and EC135T2e for Malaysian power grid ops

The delivery of Airbus Helicopters‟ initial two rotorcraft to Aerial Power Lines Sdn Bhd (APL) will enable this Malaysian operator to offer competitive solutions for electrical power line construction, maintenance and surveillance – furthering the country‟s evolution as a developed nation. Provided to APL during a ceremony today at the Airbus Helicopters Malaysia subsidiary in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Jun-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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Mississippi Department of Public Safety takes delivery of AS350B3e

Mississippi Department of Public Safety takes delivery of AS350B3e

Captain Ron Kelly of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Air Wing accepted delivery Tuesday of an Airbus Helicopters Inc.AS350 B3eAStar produced for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The new law enforcement-equipped helicopter is a Mississippi-built product. Kelly, commander of the Highway Patrol Air Wing, said the AS350 B3e was clearly the best aircraft for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Jun-14

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Metro delivers law enforcement aircraft to Seminole County

Metro delivers law enforcement aircraft to Seminole County

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Section recently received a new AS350 B3e completed by Metro Aviation. This multi-mission law enforcement aircraft is equipped with a cargo hook for sling work including a Bambi Bucket for fire suppression and a hoist for rescue operations. The AS350 B3e is also equipped with an HD color/low-light camera… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Jun-14

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Airbus Helicopters designs innovative maneuver for SpacePlane drop test

Airbus Helicopters designs innovative maneuver for SpacePlane drop test

Early last month, an AS350 B3e Ecureuil operated by Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia (AHSA) played an important role in a technology demonstration led by Airbus Group’s Defence and Space division that may one day see tourists traveling to space. The project, known as the SpacePlane, aims to take passengers on short trips above the atmosphere… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jun-14

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AS350 B3e breaks record on Mexico’s highest mountain

AS350 B3e breaks record on Mexico’s highest mountain

An Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e helicopter achieved a new record in Mexican aviation history today by landing on the country’s highest peak, the 5,610-meter-high Pico de Orizaba (also known as Citlaltépetl). The historic landing―coordinated with the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) and undertaken in accordance with international operating standards―underscores the extraordinary power and reliability of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jun-14

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Swift Copters take delivery of AS350B3e

Swift Copters take delivery of AS350B3e

Swift Copters reported on their Facebook page recently that they have taken delivery of HB-ZTE – a brand new AS350B3e, serial 7868.  The accompanying photo was at the Airbus Helicopters factory at Marignane in France and the helicopter has been delivered in primer – we assume paint and any other completion work will be done… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-14

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UNM Hospital releases video of PHI Air Medical AS350 accident

UNM Hospital releases video of PHI Air Medical AS350 accident

The University of New Mexico Hospital Board of Trustees on Friday recognized staffers and emergency response personnel, including two UNMH security officers who rushed to the aid of a medical crew shortly after their helicopter crashed on the hospital’s roof earlier this month.  [See HeliHub.com page for this accident] Surveillance video released by UNMH shows the… Read more »

Source: UNM Hospital, 27-Apr-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350B3e to Innukoptères

Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350B3e to Innukoptères

The AS350 B3e will join Innukoptères’ current fleet of 3 AS350 B2’s and will be flown for different utilities projects, including mining industry, tourism and wildlife services. “Selecting the AS350 B3e was an important next step for Innukoptères,” said Mr. Paul Desmeules, General Director, Innukoptères Inc. “This aircraft will provide accessibility for higher payload and range for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Apr-14

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Turbomeca rewards three customers in Nepal

Turbomeca rewards three customers in Nepal

Turbomeca (Safran) rewards executives from three customers from Nepal. On behalf of the Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), Turbomeca CEO Olivier Andriès will present trophies to Mr. Sudhir Mittal, Chairman Shree Airlines; Capt Dawa Sherpa, Chairman Mountain Helicopters and Capt Rameswar Thapa, Chairman of Simrik Air. Shree Airlines recently took delivery of an AS… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Feb-14

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Papillon Airways and Rainier Heli-International expand fleets

Papillon Airways and Rainier Heli-International expand fleets

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Mississippi DPS purchases AS350B3e to consolidate helicopter fleet

Mississippi DPS purchases AS350B3e to consolidate helicopter fleet

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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AS350 is helicopter of choice for Oklahoma police agencies

AS350 is helicopter of choice for Oklahoma police agencies

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Alaska Department of Public Safety places second AS350B3e into service

Alaska Department of Public Safety places second AS350B3e into service

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Shree Airlines receives first of five AS350B3e helicopters

Shree Airlines receives first of five AS350B3e helicopters

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

Source: Airbus, 11-Feb-14

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University of Miami buys AS350B3e for environmental research

University of Miami buys AS350B3e for environmental research

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is adding to its fleet of specialized research vessels with its latest acquisition – a helicopter equipped with state-of-the-art technology that converts a commercial aircraft into a flying scientific laboratory. This one-of-a-kind Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP) will allow scientists to obtain vital information on… Read more »

Source: University of Miami, 07-Jan-14

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Yellowhead Helicopters take delivery of a new AS350B3e for heliski work

Yellowhead Helicopters take delivery of a new AS350B3e for heliski work

Eurocopter Canada have announced that over the holidays, Yellowhead Helicopters took delivery of a AS350 B3e for heli-skiing operations in British Columbia.  Serial 7649 remains on the Canadian register in Eurocopter’s name, but it expected to change to Yellowhead in the near future. From left to right: Brad Pratt, Pilot and Rob Wittmack, AME. Jeremy Parkin… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-14

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Yellowhead Helicopters buy Eurocopter AS350B3e for heli-skiing

Yellowhead Helicopters buy Eurocopter AS350B3e for heli-skiing

Yellowhead Helicopters’ AS350 B3e will be based in Valemount, British Columbia, one of many bases situated in Alberta and British Columbia. The aircraft will be delivered in December 2013 and will be used for heliski Operations at the Mike Wiegele world class Heli-sking destination for helicopter skiing, located in Blue River, BC. “The Ecureuil family… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 11-Nov-13

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Eurocopter delivers last of UTair order for 20 AS350 and AS355

Eurocopter delivers last of UTair order for 20 AS350 and AS355

UTair Aviation has received its 20th Eurocopter helicopter, the final delivery of which marks the completion of the 2010 contract for AS 350/355 Ecureuil aircraft delivery. The 20 rotary wing aircraft, including 14 new AS350 B3e and 6 AS355 NP, have entered service within the airline’s fleet. “We continue our partnership with Eurocopter in view of the… Read more »

14-Sep-13

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Metro Aviation adds details of Austin Police’s new AS350B3e

Metro Aviation adds details of Austin Police’s new AS350B3e

Editor Note – HeliHub.com has already run the story of this helicopter being launched – see Austin Police launches Eurocopter AS350B3e operations  – the press release below was issued today by Metro Aviation and adds  to the specification details in the earlier article The Austin Police Department Air Support Unit recently added a third helicopter to its… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Sep-13

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Austin Police launches Eurocopter AS350B3e operations

Austin Police launches Eurocopter AS350B3e operations

Police forces in some 30 regions across the world operate aircrafts from the AS350 B3e family. The AS350 B3e offers excellent visibility, has a pilot-friendly ergonomic cockpit and exceptional endurance and speed. The unobstructed, flat floor cabin concept and low vibration level allow for the installation of all necessary equipment, including fully integrated law enforcement… Read more »

Source: Austin Police, 09-Sep-13

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Henan New Continental Business Aviation orders Asia’s first EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style

Henan New Continental Business Aviation orders Asia’s first EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style

Henan New Continental Business Aviation of China will acquire two VIP passenger transport helicopters from Eurocopter to commence its chartering business – an exclusively designed EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style, which will also be the first such model to be sold in Asia; as well as an AS350 B3e from the Ecureuil family. These two rotorcraft will… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Sep-13

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Brazil – UniAir takes delivery of EMS AS350B3e

Brazil – UniAir takes delivery of EMS AS350B3e

[electronic translation] Helibras held a symbolic delivery of the new AS350 Squirrel helicopter B3e for UniAir, air taxi company responsible for aeromedical transport group Unimed Rio Grande do Sul This is the second medical settings Squirrel with the company, the first being based in Minas general in the service of the State Federation Unimed.  “The squirrel… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Aug-13

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Paul’s Aircraft Services takes delivery of fifth AS350

Paul’s Aircraft Services takes delivery of fifth AS350

Eurocopter Canada delivers a new AS350 B3e for utility operations to Paul’s Aircraft Services based out of Yellowknife, NT Paul’s Aircraft Services’ new AS350 B3e will join their existing Eurocopter fleet of 4 AS350’s. This is the first delivery of the enhanced AS350 B3e to Paul’s Aircraft Services. The addition of the aircraft for Paul’s… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 12-Aug-13

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ALEA 2013 – Alaska DPS latest law enforcement customer for AS350B3e

ALEA 2013 – Alaska DPS latest law enforcement customer for AS350B3e

Alaska Department of Public Safety is the latest U.S. law enforcement agency to take delivery of a new Eurocopter AS350B3e helicopter and has placed an order with American Eurocopter for a second aircraft to be delivered in early 2014. The new AStar was delivered in a July 2 ceremony to a crew headed by Lt…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Jul-13

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ALEA 2013 – American Eurocopter profiles AS350B3e in law enforcement role

ALEA 2013 – American Eurocopter profiles AS350B3e in law enforcement role

Eurocopter AS350 series helicopters remain the leading choice of U.S. law enforcement agencies to provide airborne law enforcement capabilities. There are more than 200 AS350s used in law enforcement service, outselling the nearest competitor by nearly a three-to-one margin. The trend has continued as American Eurocopter finds wide customer acceptance with law enforcement for the… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Jul-13

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Rebtech NVG integrated into Austin Police AS350B3e

Rebtech NVG integrated into Austin Police AS350B3e

REBTECH, one the first civil and military aviation night vision lighting providers in the world, has announced the initial night vision goggle (NVG) compatible conversion of an AS350B3e recently acquired by the City of Austin Police Department (APD).  The addition of this aircraft to the APD Air Support Unit will allow expanded critical support roles… Read more »

Source: Rebtech, 15-Jul-13

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Alaska State Troopers show off new AS350B3e

Alaska State Troopers show off new AS350B3e

The Alaska State Troopers rolled out their new helicopter – Helo 2 on Thursday, July 11, 2013.  see full story and photo

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 12-Jul-13

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Utah – Eagle Air Med starts AS350 ops at Castleview Hospital

Utah – Eagle Air Med starts AS350 ops at Castleview Hospital

Beginning Monday, June 10th, travelers on Highway 6 noticed a brand new helicopter proudly positioned on the helipad at Castleview Hospital [in Price, Utah Ed.]. The helicopter is operated by Eagle Air Med and will provide the city of Price and the surrounding area with an added resource for emergency response and quick patient transportation…. Read more »

Source: Castleview Hospital, 01-Jul-13

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Nepal’s Shree Airlines orders five AS350B3e and three EC130T2

Nepal’s Shree Airlines orders five AS350B3e and three EC130T2

Nepal’s Shree Airlines has placed an order for eight helicopters from Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family – comprising five AS350 B3e and three EC130 T2 – for use in search and rescue, aerial work, disaster relief missions and heli-tourism. With this major acquisition, Shree Airlines becomes the largest Ecureuil operator in South Asia. Shree Airlines, a leading… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Jun-13

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AS350B3e “not grounded” after UK accident, says Eurocopter

AS350B3e “not grounded” after UK accident, says Eurocopter

Eurocopter has issued a statement to HeliHub.com after we requested further information on the accident on 19th June of G-ECUK, a very recently delivered AS350B3e helicopter. The statement says this – “Regarding the accident that occurred on June 19 near Oxford in the UK with an AS350 B3e, Eurocopter is, at this stage, not able… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-13

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Wood Buffalo Helicopters takes delivery of an AS350B3e

Wood Buffalo Helicopters takes delivery of an AS350B3e

Utility operator, Wood Buffalo Helicopters has taken delivery of an AS350 B3e. The new aircraft is part of a fleet renewal and will join their existing fleet of Eurocopter aircraft, which includes 5 AS350 B2’s and 2 EC120’s. “Acquisition of the AS350 B3e is an investment in the continued security and efficiency of our utility… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 26-Jun-13

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Eurocopter Canada delivers second AS350B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Eurocopter Canada delivers second AS350B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Lakeshore Helicopters’ AS350 B3e will join their existing Eurocopter fleet of 2 AS350 B3’s and a AS350 B3e, that was delivered in April 2012. The addition of a second AS350 B3e to Lakeshore’s fleet will provide utility and transport solutions for their customers, who, through experience, have come to rely on the multi-mission platform of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 26-Jun-13

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Helikoptertjänst adds an AS350B3e to its fleet

Helikoptertjänst adds an AS350B3e to its fleet

Stockholms Helikoptertjänst AB (SHT) announced that the company has added an AS 350 B3e to its fleet. The aircraft will reportedly be operated in cooperation with the sales company Helikopterlyft AB, which is based in Gothenburg. The new helicopter, SE-JLI, was imported to Sweden by Scandinavian Helicopter Group a year ago. The aircraft joins SHT’s current fleet,… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 23-Jun-13

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Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation signs for Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135T3 and EC225

Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation signs for Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135T3 and EC225

The development, monitoring and maintenance of Malaysia’s electrical power infrastructure will be performed by Eurocopter’s AS350 B3e, EC135 T3 and EC225 helicopters, which are being ordered by Kris Sakti Aviation. A subsidiary of Kris Sakti Holding, Kris Sakti Aviation will embark on a new venture to provide aerial power line solutions in Malaysia, as they… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jun-13

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Helipartner Thailand orders 10 Eurocopter AS350B3e to lease out

Helipartner Thailand orders 10 Eurocopter AS350B3e to lease out

Helipartner Thailand’s order of 10 AS350 B3e highlights the effectiveness and capabilities of this Ecureuil family helicopter to meet the increasing demand for light helicopters in the ASEAN region. The acquisition of 10 Eurocopter enhanced high-performance AS350 B3e helicopters by Helipartner Thailand responds to increased demand for high-performance utility helicopters across ASEAN countries in support… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-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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Spain – Sky Helicopters adds AS350B3e in Mallorca

Spain – Sky Helicopters adds AS350B3e in Mallorca

Spanish operator Sky Helicopters has added a new Eurocopter AS350B3e to its fleet – serial 7575 and registered as EC-LXH. THe helicopter is now based on the island of Mallorca at Sky’s main base at Son Bonet aerodrome – once Palma’s main airport. Sky has a total of six AS350s, three AS355s, three W3 Sokols… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jun-13

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