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South Australia Police update EC130 with Wescam EO/IR

South Australia Police update EC130 with Wescam EO/IR

South Australia Police (SAPOL) have rolled out highly sophisticated infra-red sensor technology among the vital equipment used on the State Rescue Helicopter. The infra-red sensors, funded by the State Government and SAPOL, were installed late last year as part of a significant technology upgrade to the helicopter currently used by SAPOL. “These sensors replaced the… Read more »

Source: South Australia Police, 14-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

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Hospital Wing takes delivery of fourth H130

Hospital Wing takes delivery of fourth H130

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new H130 to Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit air medical transport service, which will join three H130s already in service. The acquisition is part of Hospital Wing’s long-term strategy to transition its entire fleet to this helicopter model. The nonprofit also currently operates three EC130B4s, which is an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jul-17

Taiwan Leasing Firm to Finance Fifth H130 for PhilJets

Taiwan Leasing Firm to Finance Fifth H130 for PhilJets

Chailease, a Taiwanese financial institution, has decided to finance PhilJets Group’s fifth Airbus H130 helicopter in order to create a partnership between the two companies. Chailease Regional Manager, Alexander Tang has commented that by creating this partnership, they will be able to tap into “local markets.” The announcement of this decision was made at the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

Vector and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector  and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has over the past year continued to pursue certification of the crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) being developed with Robertson Fuel Systems LLC as a retrofit for the Airbus AS350/EC130 family of helicopters. Vector and Robertson have undertaken substantial testing of… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC upgrade

Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC upgrade

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

Source: Vector Aerospace, 20-Jan-17

DART Aerospace Teams Up with Air Zermatt to Improve H130/EC130T2 Basket Performance

DART Aerospace Teams Up with Air Zermatt to Improve H130/EC130T2 Basket Performance

The DART Aerospace EC130 Heli-Utility-Basket has been the only external cargo expansion option of its type since arriving on the market in 2010. When Air Zermatt, world-renowned alpine search and rescue operator and longtime DART customer acquired a H130 (EC130T2), they purchased the DART basket. CEO and pilot with Air Zermatt Gerold Biner described this… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 20-Jan-17

Maverick Helicopters Expands its Fleet of EC130 ECO-Star Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters Expands its Fleet of EC130 ECO-Star Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters has expanded its fleet of quiet technology helicopters at its Maui, Hawaii location. The fourth EC130 ECO-Star helicopter was transported from Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal and has been transitioned into the Maui fleet. Maverick Helicopters operates the world’s largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star aircraft out of four locations: Las… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 19-Dec-16

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New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

Superior Air, a Greek training academy and charter operator has added three aircraft and two helicopters, an EC120B and EC130, to its fleet of 16 aircraft. The company has grown in 11 years from offering flights in Greece only, to now offering flights all over Europe and the Middle East. The company is doing well,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

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Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

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

Source: Milestone Aviation, 10-Nov-16

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Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services receives second H130

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services receives second H130

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited (rbhsl) has received its second H130 on 21 June, after the first has entered the Kingdom end of October last year. The new helicopter will join the first to perform similar missions. Similar to the first H130, the second helicopter comes equipped with additional optional equipment such as an integrated… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Jul-16

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Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE) has taken delivery of an EC130 from Airbus Helicopters, where it was previously a demonstrator aircraft.  The 2004-build helicopter currently remains in the white and dark blue Airbus house colours.  With this acquisition, CHE becomes the first helicopter tour provider in Chicago to incorporate the Airbus Helicopters aircraft into its fleet…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jul-16

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Maverick Helicopters develops Hawaii tours with rainforest landing option

Maverick Helicopters develops Hawaii tours with rainforest landing option

Maverick Helicopters is now offering Maui’s first-ever air and landing Hana Rainforest Experience. The 75-minute excursion is unlike any other in Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters uses several acres of remote Hana Rainforest landscape, which has been untouched for decades, for guests to experience the authentic beauty of Maui and to promote conservation of the beautiful island…. Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 06-Jul-16

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Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères, based in the French island of Reunion in the southern Indian Ocean near Mauritius, has recently taken delivery of a new Airbus H130 helicopter.  In an announcement on the company’s Facebook page the operator features F-OVNI at a handover event at the Airbus factory in Marignane, France. Corail principally operates tourist flights on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight names two new Medical Affairs Managers

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names two new Medical Affairs Managers

Two veteran Vanderbilt LifeFlight paramedics have been named Medical Affairs Managers.  Bo Phillips, B.S., CCP, FP-C, IC, and Eric Newman, CCP, FP-C, will be responsible for overseeing education, relationships and customer service with medical and emergency service providers. They replace Liz Reeves, B.S., RN, AEMT, IC, who recently transitioned to a new role with Air… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 29-Jun-16

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Maverick prepares for three busiest days of the year

Maverick prepares for three busiest days of the year

Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive company to provide helicopter travel to and from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, heightens the 20th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas experience with VIP flight transfers on June 17, 18 and 19, 2016. “Since partnering with EDC during its first year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, helicopter demand to the… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 06-Jun-16

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New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

Helicopter Flight Services (HFS), who fly Bell 407s and Airbus H130s, is reportedly buying waterfront proprerty on the east bank of the Hudson River in the Yonkers suburb of New York. They are looking at creating a floating heliport in an industrial zone between the Domino Sugar refinery and a sewage treatment plant. HFS met… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-16

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Monacair receives last of six new H130s

Monacair receives last of six new H130s

Monacair has received the last H130 of a contract for six units signed in September 2015. Like the previous five aircraft, the new helicopter will join the regular scheduled flight service that Monacair has set up between Monaco Heliport and Nice International airport. Monacair started this shuttle service in January this year after taking delivery… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 25-May-16

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters faces lawsuit over hard landing

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters faces lawsuit over hard landing

A lawsuit has been filed against tour operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters following a hard landing on Kauai in January of this year.  The preliminary NTSB report of the accident of Airbus EC130T2 N11VQ on 17th January stated “On January 17, 2016, about 1430 Hawaii standard time, an Airbus EC130 T2, N11VQ, landed hard on a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-May-16

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Maverick Aviation Group holds big PR event with local school

Maverick Aviation Group holds big PR event with local school

Rancho High School’s aviation maintenance students were given the experience of a lifetime on Friday, April 8 as they received an all-access look at Maverick Aviation Group’s corporate headquarters, as well as interacted with pilots and maintenance technicians. The behind-the-scenes tour kicked off as Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Aviation Group, welcomed… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 12-Apr-16

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Maverick marks first year in Maui with two new tours

Maverick marks first year in Maui with two new tours

In honor of Maverick Helicopters’ first anniversary in Maui, Hawaii, the award-winning aviation company will launch two new flights on Friday, April 1. The unique excursions, one that offers a breathtaking sunset flight over Maui, Molokai and Lanai and another that allows locals and visitors alike to adventure over the North Shore of Maui, are… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 01-Apr-16

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Airbus approves subsidiary Vector for EC130 Tail Rotor Gearbox MRO

Airbus approves subsidiary Vector for EC130 Tail Rotor Gearbox MRO

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the addition of the Airbus Helicopters H130 (formerly EC130 T2) and EC130 B4 tail rotor gearbox (TGB) to its existing range of rotorcraft repair and overhaul (R&O) capabilities. Vector will offer this expanded support for the… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-16

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Phoenix Heli Flight to equip fleet with Jupiter JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller

Phoenix Heli Flight to equip fleet with Jupiter JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller

Dallas Avionics, Jupiter Avionics and Maxcraft Avionics, Ltd., announced today from the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual HELI EXPO convention that Phoenix Heli-Flight, Inc., (Phoenix) has chosen to equip their entire fleet of Airbus helicopters with the JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller. Phoenix’s recently acquired H130 with the JA94 installed is showcased at Airbus booth 9651…. Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 02-Mar-16

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Vector Aerospace showcases retrofittable AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank

Vector Aerospace showcases retrofittable AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2016 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Louisville, KY, this week (March 1-3). One of the highlights of Vector’s booth (# 7556) is an Airbus… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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EASA approves Pall PureAir system for Airbus H125/AS350/H130

EASA approves Pall PureAir system for Airbus H125/AS350/H130

Pall Corporation today announced that the PA100 PUREair System engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters’ H125/AS350, and EC130 families of helicopters has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aerospace Safety Agency (EASA). The next generation PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, re-engineered, and retested… Read more »

Source: Pall Corporation, 12-Feb-16

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Thailand – New H130 for Advance Aviation

Thailand – New H130 for Advance Aviation

Thai operator Advance Aviation has posted to their Facebook page a photo of their new acquisition Airbus H130, serial 8090.  Still currently on test flights with Airbus Helicopters South East Asia in Singapore carrying French test registration F-WTCP, the aircraft will become HS-JCN once it becomes operational on Advance’s fleet in Thailand in the new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-15

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United Rotorcraft Delivers H130 Demonstrator to Airbus Helicopters

United Rotorcraft Delivers H130 Demonstrator to Airbus Helicopters

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced the delivery of a completed Airbus H130 (formerly EC130 T2) air medical transport service demonstrator for Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas.   The aircraft was completed at the United Rotorcraft Decatur, Texas facility and includes medical interior, avionics, exterior lighting accessories, and three-color paint scheme was designed… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Oct-15

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24-Oct-15 F-GOLH Airbus EC130 Megève, France

Sightseeing flight – failed to take-off, lost height and rolled over on landing.  Only one of the 7 POB was not injured.  Registration to be confirmed – Type, Colour scheme and operator match to our records

24-Oct-15

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Chicago Helicopter Experience Launches CHE Premier Charter Service

Chicago Helicopter Experience Launches CHE Premier Charter Service

Chicago’s premier helicopter tour and transportation company, Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE), today announced the launch of their new charter service, CHE Premier. Operating out of their own downtown heliport, CHE Premier provides the ultimate, hassle-free charter experience that is all about luxury and speed. Flights to Midwest destinations are available 24/7 on Chicago’s most modern… Read more »

Source: CHE, 22-Oct-15

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Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will feature the newest, most innovative and highly capable single-engine helicopter for air medical transport services when AMTC 2015 opens Monday in Long Beach. The leading provider of air medical transport service helicopters in the U.S. market, Airbus Helicopters Inc. (Booth 727) will exhibit two leading helicopter models. The featured aircraft is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Oct-15

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PhilJets orders an Airbus H130

PhilJets orders an Airbus H130

PhilJets Group has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia for the acquisition of one brand new Airbus Helicopters H130 (formerly EC130T2) scheduled for delivery in early 2016. This helicopter will be operated by PhilJets Aero Charter Corp, the group air transport subsidiary, in order to sustain its activities growth. With this helicopter acquisition,… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 15-Sep-15

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MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

HEMS999, an air ambulance operator under the MIT Group, signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters today, for an order of seven H130 light helicopters. Scheduled for delivery starting towards the end of 2015, HEMS999 will be providing these rotorcraft for emergency medical services and rescues for road and highway accidents across the Shandong province. “Shandong… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Sep-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 Helicopters details presence at China Helicopter Expo 2015 in Tianjin

Airbus Helicopters details presence at China Helicopter Expo 2015 in Tianjin

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed its line-up of four rotorcraft to be showcased at the China Helicopter Exposition 2015 – one light single-engine H130 Ecureuil, two light twin-engine H135s and one medium-sized H155 from the Dolphin family. Visitors will be able to take a close look at China’s very first HEMS-configured H135 operated by Beijing 999… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Sep-15

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Government of Bhutan selects Airbus H130

Government of Bhutan selects Airbus H130

The Government of Bhutan announced yesterday that they have selected the Airbus H130 following a recent tender process.  Bell and AgustaWestland also put proposals in, while Enstrom declined the invitation to bid. The government will purchase two H130 helicopters at a total cost of around Nu 459.9M or $7.3M US if you prefer dollars to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jul-15

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New Zealand – Over The Top adds new H130 to fleet

New Zealand – Over The Top adds new H130 to fleet

Pioneering helicopter company Over The Top has a new state-of-the-art environmentally friendly helicopter. See Full Story.

Source: Voxy, 26-Jun-15

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Air Zermatt receives the first H130 configured for aerial work

Air Zermatt receives the first H130 configured for aerial work

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role H130 rotorcraft will soon accomplish additional duties as the first aerial work-configured member of this lightweight single-engine rotorcraft family has been delivered to Air Zermatt. Equipped with a new cargo sling, the H130 version will demonstrate its versatility by performing a full range of aerial work assignments, while also supporting the Swiss… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Jun-15

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FAA approves Pall PA100 PureAir system for H125/AS350/EC130

FAA approves Pall PA100 PureAir system for H125/AS350/EC130

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced that the next generation engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters’ H125, AS350, and EC130 families of helicopters has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The STC allows operators to install the equipment on their helicopters. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace,… Read more »

Source: Pall, 15-Jun-15

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Maxcraft Avionics Announces new FAA STC for the Mid-Continent MD302 SAM in Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter)

Maxcraft Avionics Announces new FAA STC for the Mid-Continent MD302 SAM in Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter)

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announces that they have received FAA Validation of their Transport Canada STC SH14-50 (FAA SR03524NY) for installation of the Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module. This complements the G500H PFD/MFD, or any EFIS package in a light helicopter, replacing analog instruments. This STC is applicable to light Airbus (Eurocopter) Helicopters, including AS350, AS355,… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft, 05-Jun-15

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours’ Cuts Prices on Father’s Day Flights

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours’ Cuts Prices on Father’s Day Flights

In celebration of Father’s Day, Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours’ is cutting prices on select adventures that will make this Dad’s Day one he’ll never forget. Father’s Day, which is on Sunday, June 21, 2015, is typically a huge holiday for National Park tours that depart from Las Vegas and the South Rim in Tusayan, AZ…. Read more »

Source: Grand Canyon Helicopter, 03-Jun-15

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30-May-15 5Y-GYM Airbus EC130 Kinangop, Kenya

Emergency landing in potato field due to weather.  Passengers included Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa. Pilot named as Evans Sigilai

30-May-15

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Chicago Helicopter Experience Opens Chicago’s First Ever Private Heliport

Chicago Helicopter Experience Opens Chicago’s First Ever Private Heliport

Chicago’s premier helicopter tour and transportation company, Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE), makes history with the opening of the C.H.E. Chicago Heliport. The first ever private heliport in Chicago features the city’s newest tourism experience, providing VIP-level helicopter tours at an unmatched price point. The current, purpose-built facility, which will be used primarily for tours, maintains… Read more »

Source: CHE, 29-May-15

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Uber offers helicopter service during Cannes Film Festival

Uber offers helicopter service during Cannes Film Festival

The US-based car-hailing app will offer helicopter taxis during the Cannes Film Festival, French TV reported. The first-of-the-kind service in France will allow guests to catch a speedy ride from Nice-Côte d’Azur airport to Cannes for about 160 euros. See Full Story

Source: RT, 07-May-15

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

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

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

Source: Blue Hawaiian, 30-Apr-15

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Maverick Helicopters makes first official flight from Maui, Hawaii

Maverick Helicopters makes first official flight from Maui, Hawaii

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, hosted its first official flight at its new location in Maui, Hawaii on Friday, April 10. Pilot Brad Blucher took passengers David Warr from Columbia, South Carolina and Leoni Merole and John Wright from Cambridge, Massachusetts on the adventure of a lifetime over the beautiful island… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 15-Apr-15

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FAA Proposes $1.54 Million Civil Penalty Against Air Methods Corp.

FAA Proposes $1.54 Million Civil Penalty Against Air Methods Corp.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $1.54 million civil penalty against Air Methods Corp. of Englewood, Colo., for allegedly operating Eurocopter EC-130 helicopters on dozens of flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Air Methods operated two helicopters on 70 passenger-carrying flights for… Read more »

Source: FAA, 15-Apr-15

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North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian Validation for AS350 and EC130 installation March 2nd, 2015

North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian Validation for AS350 and EC130 installation March 2nd, 2015

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (NORTH), now a department of Outerlink Global Solution, has received Transport Canada approval of their AS350/EC130 FAA STC for the installation of their lightweight flight data recorders. The first Canadian installations of the integrated flight data system will be performed on the EC130 and AS350, owned and operated by Phoenix… Read more »

Source: Outerlink, 06-Mar-15

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Maverick Helicopters Re-Signs Multi-Year Contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Maverick Helicopters Re-Signs Multi-Year Contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Maverick Helicopters has re-signed a multi-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway that will continue its relationship as the exclusive helicopter operator for events at the complex including NASCAR Weekend, corporate functions and more. Through this agreement, Maverick Helicopters will manage the heliport and work with the speedway and its entities to transfer guests and celebrities to events…. Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 06-Mar-15

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Airbus to take EC130T2 on US tour this spring

Airbus to take EC130T2 on US tour this spring

Airbus Helicopters Inc. plans a multi-city tour across the U.S. this spring demonstrating the next generation air medical service capabilities of its EC130 T2. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, will be completing the Airbus EC130 T2 for the tour, equipping the aircraft with a state-of-the-art, next generation medical interior and avionics suite. Since… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Mar-15

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Maverick Helicopters sets record 300,000 EC130 flight hours, and orders eight more

Maverick Helicopters sets record 300,000 EC130 flight hours, and orders eight more

Maverick Helicopters, based in Las Vegas, Nev., continues to expand its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. Maverick Helicopters took delivery of five EC130 T2s in 2014 and has ordered eight for delivery in 2015. The EC130 fleet serves Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tour business. In February the company became the first to achieve 300,000… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been selected as the primary supplier to Air Methods Corporation for all AS350 and EC130 dynamic components. This agreement will continue for a period… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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Aerometals completes purchase of FDC/aerofilters, Announces Name Change

Aerometals completes purchase of FDC/aerofilters, Announces Name Change

Aerometals announced today that they have completed the purchase of all shares of FDC/aerofilters. Previously they owned the majority of the company. With the complete acquisition of FDC/aerofilters, FDC/aerofilters will now be called Aerometals. “People in the helicopter business have known about the high quality of Aerometals PMA parts for years,” said Rex Kamphefner. “The… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 03-Mar-15

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Maverick Helicopters Achieves 300,000 Flight Hours in EC130 Aircraft and 350,000 Total Flight Hours in March 2015

Maverick Helicopters Achieves 300,000 Flight Hours in EC130 Aircraft and 350,000 Total Flight Hours in March 2015

Continuing to set industry records, Maverick Helicopters has officially logged 300,000 total flight hours using Airbus Helicopters’ EC130, making it the first operator in the world to hit this impressive milestone using the elite aircraft. In addition to this feat, Maverick Helicopters has recorded 350,000 total flight hours since its inception. Both of these remarkable… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 03-Mar-15

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Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Attendees at the HAI (Helicopter Association International) HELI-EXPO 2015, the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show, will be among the first to see Papillon Group’s “Golden Helicopter,” created to celebrate the company’s 50th golden anniversary. The show will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5. This occasion provides a rare opportunity to… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-15

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27-Feb-15 UP-EC010 Eurocopter EC130 Karatau, Kazakhstan

According to preliminary information, after take-off from the helipad on a helicopter has failed directional control system, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing to determine the circumstances and causes of the failure. During landing the helicopter rolled over on its right side and collapsed.  Reportedly destroyed.  Location was a helipad located at the… Read more »

27-Feb-15

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Vector to Display AS350 Primary Fuel Tank at Heli-Expo

Vector to Display AS350 Primary Fuel Tank at Heli-Expo

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

Source: Vector, 26-Feb-15

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PhilJets Group Year 2014 Review

PhilJets Group Year 2014 Review

2014 has been a particularly active year for PhilJets Group and its team. Created only 2 years ago, the company benefited from high and intense growth, which allowed an important development of both activities and projects. The delivery of the new EC130T2 helicopter on March 2014 has underlinedPhilJets’s wish to reinforce its services in chartering… Read more »

Source: Philjets, 13-Feb-15

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Helicopter tours launched in Vietnamese city of Danang

Helicopter tours launched in Vietnamese city of Danang

Director of the VNH Central Pham Ngoc Diep said a 15-minute trip in an EC 130T2  around Danang City, departing from Nuoc Man Airport to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) and Linh Ung pagoda and returning to Nuoc Man Airport will cost VND2.5 million ($111) – See full story

12-Feb-15

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Maverick celebrates 10 Years at Grand Canyon South Rim Location

Maverick celebrates 10 Years at Grand Canyon South Rim Location

Today (Thursday, Feb. 5), marks Maverick Helicopters’ 10-year anniversary at its Grand Canyon South Rim location, adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout the years, the company has serviced thousands of flights to this landmark, deemed as one of the greatest “Seven Natural Wonders of the World.” Acquired in February 2005, Maverick Helicopters’ South… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 06-Feb-15

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“Maverick Helicopters offers locals discount on Valentine Day flights”

“Maverick Helicopters offers locals discount on Valentine Day flights”

Maverick Helicopters spreads the love to Nevada residents with a 10 percent discount on its romantic helicopter getaways. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the exclusive opportunity lets natives take in the wonder and beauty of the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas Strip aboard the world’s most luxurious tourism aircraft. Guests can experience the journey… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 02-Feb-15

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FAA approves Donaldson filter for EC130T2

FAA approves Donaldson filter for EC130T2

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the only Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system available for the Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 helicopter. This new IBF helps prevent engine damage in all environments and is approved for year-round… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 19-Jan-15

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Maverick Helicopters Offers NASCAR Fans Exclusive Flight Package

Maverick Helicopters Offers NASCAR Fans Exclusive Flight Package

Maverick Helicopters offers race enthusiasts, drivers and race teams a chance to enhance their 2015 NASCAR Weekend experience with VIP helicopter transfers to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8. As the event’s exclusive helicopter company, Maverick Helicopters will be breaking industry records this year by officially providing more travel via… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 14-Jan-15

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08-Jan-15 XA-SMG Airbus EC130B4 Juarez, Mexico (2F)

Crashed at night killing owner Mauro Garza Fernandez, and passenger Alejandro Lopez Lopez.  Pilot Ciro Huerta Martinez and the other two passengers named as Balden Lorenzo González and Jorge Armando Gonzalez Bustos were injured.  Some reports say that the helicopter was not equipped for night flights.  Video of the crash site here.

08-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 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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Sundance Helicopters Debuts New Website

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New Website

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New WebsiteSundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website, www.sundancehelicopters.com. The first of its kind in the helicopter tour industry, the entire site is driven by video. Now visitors will experience a stronger connection to the Sundance Helicopters tours… Read more »

Source: Sundance, 12-Nov-14

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Helicopter Operators Save Thousands Of Dollars In Maintenance Costs With Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter

Helicopter Operators Save Thousands Of Dollars In Maintenance Costs With Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter

Helicopter operators using Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters to protect their engines save tens of thousands of dollars per aircraft in maintenance costs while preserving more power for mission performance. A division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), Donaldson Aerospace & Defense will be exhibiting its Inlet Barrier filter (installed on an Airbus… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-Nov-14

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Maverick orders eighth EC130T2

Maverick orders eighth EC130T2

Maverick Aviation Group, the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, expands with the addition of its eighth EC-130 T2. Honorably designated as the launch client of the T2, Maverick Helicopters boasts the largest and youngest fleet of EC-130 aircraft in the world. As the next generation of the EC-130, Airbus Helicopters’… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 03-Nov-14

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Maverick Aviation salutes the troops with military discount for Veteran’s Day 2014

Maverick Aviation salutes the troops with military discount for Veteran’s Day 2014

Maverick Aviation Group, the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, salutes the troops this Veteran’s Day by offering all military personnel a 10 percent discount. The country’s courageous heroes are invited to experience aerial adventures through the Grand Canyon and above the Las Vegas Strip. During each flight, guests enjoy personal… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 28-Oct-14

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Aeronautical Accessories to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws for Robinson and Airbus models

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws for Robinson and Airbus models

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it is now a distributor of Helitowcart BearPaw products through its Aeronautical AccessoriesTM brand. The BearPaw product line is approved for a variety of helicopter manufacturers and models, including the Robinson R44 and R66, Airbus AS350, Airbus AS355 and Airbus EC130.  Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) have been received… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters’ focus on continuous improvement comes to Helitech

Airbus Helicopters’ focus on continuous improvement comes to Helitech

Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to the enhancement of its product line, the improvement of its services portfolio and the continuous increase of customer satisfaction will be highlighted during this month‘s Helitech International exposition and conference. In addition to the presence of its evolved EC130 T2 and EC145 T2 rotorcraft at Amsterdam‘s RAI exhibit center (Stand #J60,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Oct-14

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Maverick Helicopters expands to Hawaii in Spring 2015

Maverick Helicopters expands to Hawaii in Spring 2015

Maverick Helicopters, a division of Maverick Aviation Group, has expanded its roots beyond Nevada and Arizona by unveiling its latest helicopter operation in Maui, Hawaii. The new helicopter expeditions will take flight starting in spring 2015. “We take guests over the Grand Canyon and the famous Las Vegas Strip, two of the U.S.’s most adored… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 09-Oct-14

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02-Oct-14 HB-ZJC Eurocopter EC130 Bart, France (5F)

Helicopter took off from Lausanne, Switzerland and has crashed in France – reportedly just prior to landing at Montbéliard – Courcelles Aerodrome. Weather reported as foggy and press report says that pilot was looking for a gap in the cloud to land at the airfield.  Five of seven POB killed when helicopter landed on a… Read more »

02-Oct-14

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27-Sep-14 HS-CCN Eurocopter EC130 Naung Mon, Myanmar (1F)

Crashed in jungle on flight searching for two missing mountaineers.  Wreckage found three days later.  Two occupants (pilot  Capt Chatchawal Thanthong and experienced mountain trekker U Shwe Yin Taw Gyi) hiked for some time and were located further days after that according to this report.  The third (Myanmar co-pilot Aung Myat Toe who navigated) was… Read more »

27-Sep-14

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Vector Aerospace becomes D-Level Repair Center for AS350, AS355 and EC130

Vector Aerospace becomes D-Level Repair Center for AS350, AS355 and EC130

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) is pleased to officially announce that it is an Airbus Helicopters D-Level certified repair center for the AS350/AS355 and EC130 helicopters. “Our ability to perform D-Level repair on  Airbus Helicopters products allows us to provide fast, approved service for our customers without sacrificing quality,” says Craig Pluim,… Read more »

Source: Vector, 24-Sep-14

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