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New Helicopters for Maharashtra Government

New Helicopters for Maharashtra Government

The Maharashtra Government has made the decision to purchase two new helicopters. One will be used for anti-Naxal campaigns in Gadchiroli and Chandrapur for the police and also for air ambulance services, reports Press Trust of India. The government has also decided to use one of their Eurocopter AS365N3 helicopters for educational purposes.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Sep-17

Babcock rotates UK Dauphin N3 fleet

Babcock rotates UK Dauphin N3 fleet

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore are in the process of rotating their AS365N3 fleet, which are based at Blackpool and serve offshore gas installations in the Irish Sea.  In recent weeks they have received two helicopters, one from Germany and one from Tunisia. The German example D-HAVU was previously in the Babcock (Bond) fleet as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-17

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Japanese Police orders two H135s

Japanese Police orders two H135s

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jan-17

Fukuoka City places order for AS365N3+

Fukuoka City places order for AS365N3+

Airbus Helicopters Japan has signed a contract for one AS365N3+ with the Fukuoka City. The twin-engine Dauphin family aircraft will replace the currently operated AS365N2. The delivery is scheduled in spring 2018. The Fukuoka City Fire Department currently operates a fleet of one AS365N2 and one AS365N3+ for firefighting missions. Fukuoka City first introduced the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Oct-16

Lithuania puts AS365N3+ into SAR service

Lithuania puts AS365N3+ into SAR service

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces assigned their three new AS365 N3+ helicopters to the 24/7 SAR mission service. Only two years after ordering the helicopters, Lithuanian Armed Forces are now ready to ensure SAR 24/7 service with their AS365 N3+. Following the first two deliveries in June and September 2015,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Jan-16

Bond continues Blackpool operations on smaller fleet

Bond continues Blackpool operations on smaller fleet

Bond Offshore Helicopters has reduced its fleet at its Blackpool base, but continues to maintain operations supporting offshore rigs in the Irish Sea. Initially launched with a fleet of four N3 Dauphins, the base at Blackpool serves gas rigs between the English coast and the Isle of Man – an area often known as Morecambe… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Nov-15

Indonesia acquires two AS365 N3+ Dauphin for SAR

Indonesia acquires two AS365 N3+ Dauphin for SAR

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has ordered two AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters to boost the search and rescue (SAR) capabilities of Indonesia. Airbus Helicopters will deliver these twin-engine rotorcraft to PTDI within one year. These helicopters will be reassembled, tested, qualified, completed and customized by PTDI with mission equipment including hoists, flotation systems, direction finder, an… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Jun-15

First of three SAR AS365N3+ arrives in Lithuania

First of three SAR AS365N3+ arrives in Lithuania

On 2 June 2015, the Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin, the new helicopter of the Lithuanian Air Force landed at Siauliai Airbase. See Full Story

Source: The Baltic Course, 04-Jun-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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Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore-based AS365 simulator upgraded for day and night SAR

Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore-based AS365 simulator upgraded for day and night SAR

The AS365 Dauphin rotorcraft full-flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore-based training center has been upgraded to provide highly realistic training in both day and night search and rescue (SAR) operations, offering pilots the unique capability to safely practice these demanding life-saving missions. The upgrade was made by Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia at its Seletar Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Jan-15

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Western Australia Police grounded after Chief Pilot and deputy resign

Western Australia Police grounded after Chief Pilot and deputy resign

The State of Western Australia is currently without aerial law enforcement after both the Chief Pilot and Deputy Chief Pilot resigned, according to local press.  The Western Australian added that “Assistant Commissioner Nick Anticich denied last night the resignations were linked to personality clashes within the police Air Wing, despite rumours of tension and infighting”…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-15

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Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they will be moving their rig support flights from Blackpool Airport to Warton.  This airfield, better known as the production line for Eurofighters for BAE Systems, is approximately 8 miles to the south east. John Fyall from Bond said “To ensure continuity of services, Bond Offshore Helicopters is transferring… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-14

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UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

British operator Bond has been supporting gas rigs on the Irish Sea since at least 1978 when they took delivery of an initial pair of SA365C Dauphins.  In reality very little has changed over the years apart from a short term change of operator – Bond still fly Dauphins from Blackpool, but these days they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-14

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Metro delivers AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight

Metro delivers AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight

Metro Aviation delivered a recently completed AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight Air and Mobile Services in Dayton, Ohio. Originally introduced in the 1970s, the latest version of this platform boasts upgraded engines and avionics and is the first AS365 N3+ to be completed by Metro. “CareFlight at Miami Valley Hospital chose Metro because it… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Aug-14

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Turbomeca signs first SBH contract for Indian offshore operation

Turbomeca signs first SBH contract for Indian offshore operation

During the Singapore Airshow, Turbomeca announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Turbomeca Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Heligo Charters Pvt Mumbai, India Ltd who have signed a new “Support By The Hour” (SBH®) contract to cover the Arriel 2C engines fitted on its fleet of two Dauphin AS 365N3 helicopters. Mr. Aurelien Blanc,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-14

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Eurocopter confirms HeliHub.com report of Lithuanian AS365 sale

Eurocopter confirms HeliHub.com report of Lithuanian AS365 sale

Following the HeliHub.com report on 24th October, Eurocopter issued the following on 28th:- Eurocopter will supply three AS365 N3 Dauphin helicopters to the Lithuanian Air Force for a renewed countrywide search and rescue service with around-the-clock availability, adding another customer to the list of global operators using this twin-engine rotorcraft for vital life-saving missions. The… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Oct-13

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Maryland State Police confirm pilot error in Dauphin wheels-up landing

Maryland State Police confirm pilot error in Dauphin wheels-up landing

Pilot error was the reason a state medevac helicopter hit the tarmac without its landing gear deployed last month, state police confirmed see full story See also HeliHub.com page for this incident 25-Sep-13 N95MD Eurocopter AS365N3 Leonardtown, US-Maryland

Source: WBFF Fox 45, 15-Oct-13

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Nagoya City Fire Department orders AS365N3+ for 2015 delivery

Nagoya City Fire Department orders AS365N3+ for 2015 delivery

Eurocopter Japan has signed a contract to supply Nagoya with an AS365 N3+ Dauphin for operation by the Nagoya City Fire Bureau as an upgrade for the service’s existing helicopter resources. Delivery of this new rotorcraft is planned in 2015 to the Pacific Coast city of Japan, which is the country’s fourth most populous urban… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 01-Oct-13

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Japan Police orders two EC135s and one each EC155 and AS365N3+

Japan Police orders two EC135s and one each EC155 and AS365N3+

Eurocopter Japan recently signed contracts with Japan’s National Police Agency for a total of four helicopters. Comprising two medium-class and two twin-engine light helicopters, the new acquisitions will be deployed to Hyogo Prefectural Police (EC155 B1), Hiroshima Prefectural Police (AS365 N3+), Osaka Prefectural Police (EC135 P2e) and Fukuoka Prefectural Police (EC135 P2e), as replacements for… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Japan, 28-May-13

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Avinco completes its third major transaction for CHC in 2013

Avinco completes its third major transaction for CHC in 2013

Further to the sale of an AS332L2 and an EC 155B1 earlier this year, CHC Helicopter just completed the delivery a 365N3 in a third transaction arranged by Avinco. These recent transactions are the result of the successful support provided by Avinco to help CHC manage its fleet since 2009 and highlights evidence of Avinco’s… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 20-May-13

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Feadship prepare to deliver 99m yacht with enclosed helicopter hangar

Feadship prepare to deliver 99m yacht with enclosed helicopter hangar

Dutch shipyard Feadship is currently conducting pre-delivery trials on their largest superyacht to date – the 99m long ship known as “Project Dream”. In their press release they indicate that “Experience of a different kind underpinned some of the other special requests for this latest member of the Feadship fleet. Leveraging on the expertise accrued… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Apr-13

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Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin enters service with Bangladesh Army

Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin enters service with Bangladesh Army

The Bangladesh Army has marked its formal service introduction of two new Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters, which will be deployed on United Nations humanitarian missions and operated in multi-role transport duties for the republic. Supplied through the Eurocopter South East Asia subsidiary, these are the first Eurocopter-built rotorcraft to join the Bangladesh Army’s aviation… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Nov-12

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Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

American Eurocopter today announced Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio, has purchased a new AS365 N3+ for its CareFlight program. CareFlight Air and Mobile Services (CareFlight) has become an icon of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH). The program serves more than 150 hospitals and more than 300 community life squads, fire departments, and police departments in… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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Eurocopter’s to showcase Naval and Maritime helicopters at Euronaval 2012

Eurocopter’s to showcase Naval and Maritime helicopters at Euronaval 2012

Eurocopter’s extensive range of helicopters for naval and maritime missions will take pride of place at Euronaval 2012, the 23rd Naval, Defense and Maritime Exhibition and Conference, with the company displaying models of the NH90 NFH, the AS365 N3+ and the AS565 MB/Panther (Hall 2A – Stand G70). Eurocopter’s participation in this biennial event, to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Oct-12

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Thales Reality H simulator at Eurocopter South-East Asia receives dual certification

Thales Reality H simulator at Eurocopter South-East Asia receives dual certification

Thales announces that its Reality H helicopter simulator at Eurocopter’s training centre in South-East Asia has obtained FTD level 3 and FFS level B certification from the French civil aviation authority DGAC. Based in Singapore, this simulator serves the training needs of Eurocopter’s civil and military customers in the region. This certification to European JAR/EASA… Read more »

Source: Thales, 07-Jun-12

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Eurocopter South East Asia passes 100 flight hours on AS365 simulator

Eurocopter South East Asia passes 100 flight hours on AS365 simulator

Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA) is proud to announce that 100 flight hours have been performed on its Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ Full Flight Simulator since the commencement of its operation in April this year. Located in ESEA Training Centre in Singapore, this simulator is certified for FFS level B and FTD level 3 in accordance… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter South East Asia, 05-Jun-12

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Western Australia Police N3 Dauphin to go live in two weeks

Western Australia Police N3 Dauphin to go live in two weeks

Western Australia Police are on the point of replacing their BK117 with a new AS365N3 Dauphin, subject to completion of paperwork with CASA regarding installed equipment. (see full story).  The Police Air Wing also operate three fixed wing aircraft – two Pilatus PC12 and a Cessna 182.

Source: The West Australian, 15-May-12

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Eurocopter South East Asia goes live with AS365 N3/N3+ full-flight simulator

Eurocopter South East Asia goes live with AS365 N3/N3+ full-flight simulator

Eurocopter South East Asia received bookings from five customers from the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions for its duly certified Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ Full Flight Simulator, which commenced operations in early April 2012 at the Eurocopter South East Asia Training Centre located in Singapore. In line with Eurocopter’s Vision 2020 to develop worldwide training… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter SEA, 20-Apr-12

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ANH adds two AS365N3+ Dauphins for newsgathering

ANH adds two AS365N3+ Dauphins for newsgathering

Eurocopter Japan has received an order for two new AS365 N3+ Dauphins from All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) to replace two rotary-wing aircraft from its existing fleet for use in electronic newsgathering missions on behalf of Japanese national broadcaster, NHK. ANH, which is an operator for NHK in news missions, owns a fleet of 12 Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Mar-12

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Thales installs Dauphin N3/N3+ simulator at Eurocopter South East Asia

Thales installs Dauphin N3/N3+ simulator at Eurocopter South East Asia

Thales, the European simulation market leader, has completed installation of a Full Flight Simulator for the Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ helicopter at the Eurocopter South East Asia Training Centre in Singapore. The simulator is the first of its type in Asia and will meet the training requirements of civil and military customers of Eurocopter in the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Feb-12

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UK special forces add fifth N3 Dauphin

UK special forces add fifth N3 Dauphin

The UK’s Special Air Service (SAS), the elite unit of the Army Air Corps, has taken delivery of a fifth Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin.  Industry sources tell HeliHub.com that the upcoming Olympics in London has inter alia placed additional responsibilities on the SAS, hence the need for the extra aircraft.  It is expected to take up… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-12

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