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VNH to open Hanoi to Halong Bay route in October

VNH to open Hanoi to Halong Bay route in October

The Northern Vietnam Helicopters (VNH) Company has planned to open two Scheduled Helicopter Flights to Halong Bay From Hanoi on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday every week, starting from 10 October 2017. With this new plan involved in the helicopter service of EC155 B1, 12 seats, and 2 engines, travel to the “Bay of Descending Dragon” becomes… Read more »

Source: Northern Vietnam Helicopters, 07-Jul-17

VNH South completes test flight to Times Square rooftop pad in Ho Chi Minh City

VNH South completes test flight to Times Square rooftop pad in Ho Chi Minh City

On 5th May 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter company (VNH South) successfully performed a test flight for Times Square building which owned by Times Square Vietnam Investment Joint Stock Company by EC-155B1 helicopter. This is the first test flight to evaluate specifications of the helipad and determine flying procedures in order for the helicopter to take off and… Read more »

Source: Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company, 22-May-17

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CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

An official court-filed statement provides a lot more information about the situation at CHC.  It was filed by Michael B Cox, Global Head of Seabury’s Corporate Advisory Services.  Seabury was retained by CHC Group and each of the other debtors (collectively, the “Debtors”) in early 2016 to provide strategic business advice with respect to restructuring… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

Babcock wins German-based windfarm support contract

Babcock wins German-based windfarm support contract

Babcock MCS has won a new contract to fly windfarm workers from Emden in Germany – via its Northern HeliCopter (NHC) subsidiary which it acquired as part of its recent purchase of Heli Aviation. The contract with Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH and Windea Offshore GmbH calls for weekly flights every Friday to support… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-16

Lao operator adds two Airbus H155s

Lao operator adds two Airbus H155s

An operator in the Asian country of Laos (not The Lao People’s Liberation Army Air Force as previously reported) has recently acquired two new H155s from Airbus Helicopters. Seen recently at Vientiane Airport in the photo below, the pair arrived in the far east country of Laos on 11th October. It would appear they are… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Nov-15

15-Sep-15 Airbus EC155 Norwich, UK

Oil rig support helicopter had malfunction leading to one engine being shut down and immediate return to base

15-Sep-15

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

Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus Helicopters is on the point of delivering the 1,000th Dauphin 2 – by which we are including the 365N models including the EC155 (technically the AS365N4).  Starting at serial 6001, the authorities in Japan have issued the registration JA08AR to an AS365N3+ with serial 7001.  That marks the passing of the 1,000th delivery and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-15

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02-Apr-15 PP-LLS Airbus EC155B1 Carapicuiba, Brazil (5F)

Crashed onto the roof of a house during a post-maintenance test flight. Video footage indicates items fell from the helicopter in flight prior to impact. Pilot was named as Thomaz Rodrigues Alckmin, son of Sao Paulo governor Geraldo Alckmin, and three of the other four fatalities were engineers working for Helipark.

02-Apr-15

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Three Dauphin deliveries and two orders for Japanese police and fire services

Three Dauphin deliveries and two orders for Japanese police and fire services

A contract for two new Airbus Helicopters Dauphins, along with deliveries of three Dauphins this month, have underscored the importance of this twin-engine aircraft family in Japan – particularly with the country’s law enforcement and firefighting agencies. The latest order was signed with Japan’s National Police Agency for one H155 version (previously known as the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Apr-15

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Airbus to partner KAI for South Korea’s Light Civil and Light Armed Helicopters

Airbus to partner KAI for South Korea’s Light Civil and Light Armed Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters will join with Korea Aerospace Industries in developing two 5-ton class rotorcraft that meet South Korea’s requirements for its next-generation Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH). As the LCH and LAH competition winner, Airbus Helicopters will continue its highly successful relationship with Korea Aerospace Industries, including the joint program that… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Mar-15

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Starspeed Welcomes Three New Pilots

Starspeed Welcomes Three New Pilots

Starspeed is delighted to welcome three new pilots to its team: Greěgory Meělan comes with 2,700 hours of flying and is based in the South of France, Andrew Weinlein has 7,000 hours of flying, both fixed wing and rotary and Paul Price has more than 6,900 hours of flying. “We’re delighted to welcome our new… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 20-Jan-15

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Saft Batteries power EC175 APU

Saft Batteries power EC175 APU

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced batteries for industry and aerospace applications, with its advanced nickel-based batteries already installed on two-thirds of the world’s fleet of civil and military aircraft, is supplying the on-board batteries for Airbus Helicopters’ twin-turbine EC175 helicopter that has entered series production with the first delivery on December… Read more »

Source: Saft Batteries, 15-Dec-14

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Metro Aviation Welcomes Survival Flight

Metro Aviation Welcomes Survival Flight

Metro Aviation began a great relationship with the University of Michigan Health System’s Survival Flight program during the completion of the program’s three Airbus EC155 twin-engine helicopters, delivered in 2012. Now, Metro is pleased to announce Survival Flight is not only a completions customer, but an operations customer as well. “Survival Flight is a mature… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Inc. features industry-leading models at AMTC

Airbus Helicopters Inc. features industry-leading models at AMTC

One of the most capable and sophisticated helicopters available for the air medical transport industry, ShandsCair Flight Program’s new EC155 B1, will be featured by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Sept. 22-24, in Nashville, Tenn. The recently delivered and placed into service ShandsCair EC155 and the Vanderbilt University LifeFlight… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Sep-14

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SaxonAir enhances helicopter fleet with Airbus Helicopters EC155

SaxonAir enhances helicopter fleet with Airbus Helicopters EC155

Following the recent announcement of their rotary AOC, SaxonAir Helicopters offer the addition of the Airbus Helicopters EC155 to its fleet.  The EC155 will be exclusively marketed alongside SaxonAir’s existing range of helicopters and is operated in collaboration with DanCopter. The EC155 B1 variant has excellent overall capabilities featuring a completely redesigned cabin providing 30%… Read more »

Source: SaxonAir, 23-Jul-14

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UF Health celebrates the arrival of new ShandsCair EC155

UF Health celebrates the arrival of new ShandsCair EC155

UF Health celebrates the arrival of the newest member of the ShandsCair fleet — an EC-155 — the largest, fastest and most advanced civilian aeromedicine helicopter in the Southeast. The new helicopter, specially modified for aeromedicine, has been assigned the designation of ShandsCair 1 and replaces the smaller EC-135 in use at ShandsCair’s Gainesville base… Read more »

Source: UF Health, 02-Jun-14

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Peru – Heliflight orders two EC145s and one EC155

Peru – Heliflight orders two EC145s and one EC155

During FIDAE 2014, Airbus Helicopters signed a letter of intent with Peruvian operator Heliflight for two EC145s and one EC155 B1 Dauphin family rotorcraft, to be used in supporting the country’s energy industry. This customer currently has two AS350 B3s, which are deployed on missions for mining, as well as oil and gas, including operations… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 31-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters delivers EC155 to Chilean corporate owner

Airbus Helicopters delivers EC155 to Chilean corporate owner

Airbus Helicopter delivered an EC155 B1 to a private client on March 26 during the FIDAE airshow in Santiago, Chile. A member of the Dauphin family, the EC155 B1 is poised to set the new standard for comfort and style in private aviation in Latin America, one of the world’s most important helicopter markets for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Mar-14

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Metro Aviation delivers EC155 to Brazil

Metro Aviation delivers EC155 to Brazil

Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered an EC155 to a corporate customer in Brazil.  The aircraft was configured per customer specifications and will accommodate twelve passengers and two pilots, each with their own Bose headset.  The luxury helicopter also includes carpet and leather interior panels. “The size and organization of Metro Aviation is impressive, but what caught… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Mar-14

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ExecuJet Europe launches helicopter charter services in the UK

ExecuJet Europe launches helicopter charter services in the UK

ExecuJet Europe is launching commercial helicopter charter and management services from the company’s London Cambridge FBO, after being granted a helicopter Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The company’s managed and charter fleet includes two Eurocopter EC155 helicopters based at Cambridge Airport, with an additional two contracts in the final stages… Read more »

Source: ExecuJet Europe, 28-Feb-14

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Waypoint Leasing to Acquire Assets from Helicopter Transportation Group

Waypoint Leasing to Acquire Assets from Helicopter Transportation Group

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

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 24-Feb-14

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Dalian Police receive second Eurocopter EC155

Dalian Police receive second Eurocopter EC155

Dalian Municipality has taken delivery of its second EC155 B1 for missions ranging from surveillance, rescue and anti-terrorism, to fire-fighting, troop airlift and the transportation of personnel. This new EC155 B1 is well-equipped for its multi-role duties – outfitted with an electro-optical FLIR (forward-looking infrared) camera, searchlight, loud speakers, rappelling ropes and hoist. It also… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Dec-13

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Pentastar Aviation completes three 600-hour inspections on EC155s

Pentastar Aviation completes three 600-hour inspections on EC155s

Pentastar Aviation has completed three 600-hour inspections on EC-155 aircraft in a medical configuration. These are the inaugural inspections on EC-155’s used in air medical transport. The inspections, led by Rotor Wing Maintenance Manager Bryan Clay, were performed by a team of five mechanics, who completed the three EC-155 aircraft inspections in succession. By the… Read more »

Source: Pentastar Aviation, 13-Dec-13

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Christie to supply projectors for German Federal Police EC155/AS332 flight training devices

Christie to supply projectors for German Federal Police EC155/AS332 flight training devices

Christie®, who introduced the world’s first DLP® simulation projection system with LED illumination, the Christie Matrix StIM™, today announced that Frasca International, manufacturer of flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, and military organizations worldwide, has awarded Christie the contract to provide 12 simulation projection systems for the German Federal Police’s (BPOL), two new Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: Christie, 09-Dec-13

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Corporate Helicopters of San Diego receives new EC155

Corporate Helicopters of San Diego receives new EC155

Corporate Helicopters of San Diego has taken delivery of a new, customized EC155 helicopter equipped for Corporate and VIP transportation missions. The luxurious and powerful EC155 was purchased from American Eurocopter, which continues to provide a range of state of the art helicopters for business transportation. Corporate Helicopters, founded in 1990 by Ivor and Deann… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 21-Oct-13

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ExecuJet Europe to launch helicopter charter service

ExecuJet Europe to launch helicopter charter service

ExecuJet Europe, the leading business aircraft organisation, will be launching commercial helicopter charter operations from the company’s London Cambridge FBO later this year. ExecuJet Europe is scheduled to receive a global helicopter Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority in December 2013. The company’s managed fleet already includes two Eurocopter EC155 helicopters… Read more »

Source: ExecuJet Europe, 25-Sep-13

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AS365/EC155 parts specialist Alpine Air Support at Helitech 2013

AS365/EC155 parts specialist Alpine Air Support at Helitech 2013

Aftermarket helicopter parts distributor Alpine Air Support will be exhibiting at the Helitech 2013 show in London, September 24-26, booth E51. As a niche component supplier, Alpine stocks inventory for the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin range of mid-size helicopters including the EC155. The independent Swiss aerospace company is based next to Zürich International Airport, Switzerland, supplying… Read more »

Source: Alpine Air Support, 21-Sep-13

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Monacair add EC155 on management

Monacair add EC155 on management

Monacair have recently added a brand new Eurocopter EC155 to their managed fleet and based at Monte Carlo Heliport. Operated for a private owner, the helicopter is registered M-NACO on the Isle of Man register, with the owner listed as “Mosaics Industry Corporation” at an address in the British Virgin Islands. Serial number 6968, this… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Aug-13

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SaxonAir marks first anniversary of Dancopter handling contract

SaxonAir marks first anniversary of Dancopter handling contract

SaxonAir Flight Support Ltd has marked a key milestone in its first year of offshore ground handling with DanCopter AS.  The contract involves SaxonAir handling all Shell offshore passengers and freight from Norwich Airport on behalf of DanCopter AS of Denmark. DanCopter were awarded the Shell contract in July 2012 to operate helicopters carrying passengers… Read more »

Source: SaxonAir, 11-Jul-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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EBACE – Heli Asset places first Eurocopter EC155B1 into Switzerland

EBACE – Heli Asset places first Eurocopter EC155B1 into Switzerland

Zurich-based business aviation charter operator Heli-Link, sister company to Jet-Link and now subsidiary company of DC Aviation of Germany, took delivery of the 2008-build model, configured with eight VIP seats and newly registered as HB-ZOL, this week.  It will be available for third party charter with immediate effect, joining an existing EC-120B in the fleet…. Read more »

Source: Heli Asset, 22-May-13

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UK – ExecuJet Europe adds first helicopter to managed fleet

UK – ExecuJet Europe adds first helicopter to managed fleet

ExecuJet Europe, the leading global business aviation organisation, is adding the first helicopter to its managed fleet, the Eurocopter EC155, based at Cambridge Airport. The EC155 helicopter has capacity for eight VIP passengers and two pilots. With a range of more than 500 miles, the aircraft will primarily be used for transfers to the City… Read more »

Source: ExecuJet Europe, 10-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for second HEMS user in US

Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for second HEMS user in US

After completing the first three EC155s to be used for HEMS operations in the US early last year, Metro Aviation is preparing to complete another Eurocopter EC155, this time for Shands at the University of Florida’s ShandsCair. The ShandsCair aircraft will be the fourth EC155 used for HEMS in the country.  Metro Aviation received an… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Apr-13

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Transportes Aereos Pegaso Signs for Two EC155s

Transportes Aereos Pegaso Signs for Two EC155s

On the final day of the Heli-Expo air show in Las Vegas, Mexican operator Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, the largest oil and gas transportation provider in the Gulf of Mexico, signed on for two EC155s. Live from the Eurocopter booth, Transportes Aéreos Pegaso CEO Enrique Zepeda and Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling celebrated the signature,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Mar-13

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Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

An innovative agreement signed by Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group today brings these two industry leaders together for cooperative marketing of Milestone’s growing helicopter portfolio, backed by Eurocopter’s comprehensive Parts-by-the-Hour (PBH) support services. This agreement enables Eurocopter to provide its customers and operators commercial access to Milestone’s inventory of helicopters with all of the financial… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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Government Flying Service celebrates 10 years of SBH® contract with Turbomeca

Government Flying Service celebrates 10 years of SBH® contract with Turbomeca

During the Air Show China, Turbomeca China (Safran group) and Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS), celebrate 10 years of SBH® (Support By the Hour) contract. 100% of GFS helicopter, powered by Turbomeca engines, is under SBH® contract. The main mission accomplished by GFS is Search & Rescue (SAR), GFS providing a 24 hours air… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Nov-12

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Turbomeca engines reach 400,000 hours on Citic Offshore fleet

Turbomeca engines reach 400,000 hours on Citic Offshore fleet

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

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Nov-12

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ShandsCair purchases Eurocopter EC155B1

ShandsCair purchases Eurocopter EC155B1

American Eurocopter, the leading provider of helicopters to the U.S. air medical transport industry, today announced that ShandsCair, the air medical and critical care transport system for Shands at the University of Florida, has purchased an EC155 B1. With a range of more than 300 miles, the EC155 B1 will expand ShandsCair coverage area in… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 23-Oct-12

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American Eurocopter Showcases Air Medical Solutions at AMTC 201

American Eurocopter Showcases Air Medical Solutions at AMTC 201

American Eurocopter, the nation’s leading provider of helicopters for the U.S. air medical service industry, today announced it will be showcasing the University of Michigan Health System Survival Flight’s EC155 and the Air Methods Corporation’s EC130 B4 at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) October 22-24 in Seattle. The featured EC130 B4 is a… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-12

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EC155 enters service with U-M Health System’s Survival Flight

EC155 enters service with U-M Health System’s Survival Flight

Three new maize-and-blue helicopters will soon be saving lives in the air above the Great Lakes states, and speeding patients toward advanced care at the University of Michigan Health System’s hospitals. The arrival of three newAmerican Eurocopter 155helicopters marks the beginning of a new era for the 29-year-old U-M Survival Flight  program, which was the first medical… Read more »

Source: University of Michigan, 14-Aug-12

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NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

HeliHub.com understands that Belgian operator NHV has acquired two Eurocopter EC155s from Bristow.  One – with UK registration G-ISSU – has already been delivered to NHV’s heliport close to Ostend Airport, and will presumably move to the local OO- register and be repainted yellow in the near future.  A photo of it on arrival in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-12

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Dancopter EC155s commence UK-based Shell contract

Dancopter EC155s commence UK-based Shell contract

Sunday 1st July saw Dancopter commence operations out of Norwich Airport in the UK, flying for Shell.  Two EC155s were noted at the airport this morning – OY-HJA & OY-HSL. Handling work at Norwich is being provided to the Danish operator by SaxonAir Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-12

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Last two of twenty EC155s handed over to German Federal Police

Last two of twenty EC155s handed over to German Federal Police

The German Federal Police today formally accepted its remaining two EC155 B1 helicopters from Eurocopter to complete an extensive fleet upgrade program involving 20 of these versatile, multi-role, twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft. A ceremony at Blumberg, Brandenburg marked the service entry of the 19th and 20th EC155 B1s, joining others that are deployed at German Federal… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Jun-12

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North Flight Data Systems receives FAA STC for EC155 LARS system

North Flight Data Systems receives FAA STC for EC155 LARS system

NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC( NORTH FDS) is pleased to announce they have received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of their Lightweight Aircraft Recording (LARS) system in the Eurocopter EC155 series helicopters. In cooperation with Metro Aviation, Inc., NORTH FDS integrated their voice, video and flight data recording system into the… Read more »

Source: North Flight Data Systems, 24-Apr-12

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Eurocopter book 11 sales at FIDAE show in Chile

Eurocopter book 11 sales at FIDAE show in Chile

Through its subsidiary in the Southern Cone region, Eurocopter has announced the signing of five contracts and six letters of intent with a number of private and parapublic operators in Argentina, Chile and Peru at this year’s FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Santiago, Chile. The following bookings have been registered: 4 AS350 B3e,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-12

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Indian corporates order Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135 and EC155

Indian corporates order Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135 and EC155

Eurocopter India, a subsidiary of Eurocopter, announced its first bookings in India for 2012. Comprising light and medium class helicopters, the bookings included an AS350 B3e, an EC135 and an EC155. Signed against the backdrop of India Aviation 2012 in Hyderabad, these helicopters will be delivered in corporate configuration within this year. With four out… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Mar-12

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UK – Starspeed moves base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks

UK – Starspeed moves base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks

British operator Starspeed is moving its base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks, nearly 15 miles closer to central London.  The company only offers twin-engined helicopters, and apart from a single Sikorsky S76C++ flies a fleet of around ten Eurocopters which it manages on behalf of their owners.  Some of these allow the company to charter them… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-12

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American Eurocopter announces top flight component support plans

American Eurocopter announces top flight component support plans

Top Flight Component Support Plans provide a comprehensive service for parts and components supply and offer customizable coverage from a single component to comprehensive “Nose to Tail” plans American Eurocopter is not only the leading provider of civil and parapublic helicopters in the United States, but it also strives to provide the best aftermarket support… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 15-Feb-12

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German Federal Police order Frasca helicopter FTDs

German Federal Police order Frasca helicopter FTDs

Frasca International has contracted with the NATO Maintenance & Supply Agency (NAMSA) to deliver two new Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs) to the German Federal Police (BPOL) for the Eurocopter EC155 and AS332 helicopters and to upgrade BPOL’s existing Frasca-built Eurocopter EC135 FTD to have common technical standards with the new FTDs. All three devices… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 12-Feb-12

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Tanis announces preheat system for EC155

Tanis announces preheat system for EC155

Tanis Aircraft Products has announced the availability of its aircraft preheat systems for the Eurocopter line of helicopters, a manufacturer of civilian and military models. Eurocopter manufactures the EC155 helicopter, a long-range twin-engine medium-lift passenger transport helicopter, along with many other models. Collaborating with Metro Aviation, Inc. at their corporate headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana, representatives… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 26-Jan-12

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Eurocopter sales up 12% in 2011 and 111 more helicopters sold than 2010

Eurocopter sales up 12% in 2011 and 111 more helicopters sold than 2010

Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefitted from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services businesses and optimizing internal operations. The deliveries of 503 rotary-wing aircraft in 2011, along with Eurocopter’s enhanced support and services… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-12

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Metro Aviation receives FAA STC for EC155B1

Metro Aviation receives FAA STC for EC155B1

Metro Aviation, Inc. received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate SR09591RC (STC) for a complete Emergency Medical System kit and associated options for the Eurocopter EC155B1. This is the first EC155B1 to be equipped with an EMS package in the United States. Metro Aviation, Inc. received approval late December after five months of completing the STC… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 10-Jan-12

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Everett Aviation adds EC155 for offshore work

Everett Aviation adds EC155 for offshore work

Everett Aviation has added a Eurocopter EC155B1 in support of the Offshore Oil and Gas industry in Tanzania. The company’s website is still advertising for Captains and Co-Pilots The particular aircraft – serial 6662 and registration 5H-EXO – has been bought from Blueway who have operated it for the last four years.  It was originally… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-12

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Shanghai targets city fleet of 15 helicopters by 2020

Shanghai targets city fleet of 15 helicopters by 2020

From a current fleet of four, a total of 15 helicopters will be in place by 2020, said the Aviation Force of the Shanghai police yesterday. The next new helicopter should be a firefighting Ka32 for delivery in 2012 (see full story).  The current fleet includes two EC135s and the EC155 photo’d here for the… Read more »

Source: East Day, 29-Nov-11

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Professional Aviation Associates invests in AS365/EC155 inventory

Professional Aviation Associates invests in AS365/EC155 inventory

Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today it has amplified its rotorcraft supply with more than $1 million in Eurocopter EC155 and Eurocopter AS365 helicopter inventory. The extensive inventory includes tail rotor blades, brakes, wheels, servos, windshields, hardware and tooling. Professional Aviation expanded into the rotorcraft market in March of this year with… Read more »

Source: Professional Aviation Associates, 18-Nov-11

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Northern Vietnam Helicopter Corp receives EC155

Northern Vietnam Helicopter Corp receives EC155

One Eurocopter helicopter EC155-B1 was officially handed over from Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC) to Northern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH North) on 5th November at Gia Lam Heliport, Hanoi. To be presented at the ceremony were top leaders from Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, Ministry of Defense, Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, Vietnam Airlines, European Aeronautic Defense… Read more »

Source: Vinacopter, 10-Nov-11

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American Eurocopter selects Helisim in France

American Eurocopter selects Helisim in France

American Eurocopter announced today that HELISIM has been selected as a satellite flight training facility for the American Eurocopter Training Center. “HELISIM provides state-of-the-art simulators, top-notch training and world-class service, which complements our existing capabilities by providing training programs for our customers who perform missions that require larger helicopters,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Nov-11

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University of Michigan EC155 completion on schedule

University of Michigan EC155 completion on schedule

Survival Flight conducted an initial review of the EC155 B1 aircraft last week. On the agenda for the configuration team was to approve the final paint layout and review the medical system installation. With the approval of the new paint scheme and the medical system configuration, Metro Aviation, Inc. continues to proceed with an on… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Oct-11

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NHV Helicopters contracts with SaxonAir for offshore terminal

NHV Helicopters contracts with SaxonAir for offshore terminal

SaxonAir, part of the Klyne Aviation Group announces that they have agreed terms to provide helicopter facilities and associated passenger handling services to Belgian company NHV Helicopters at their new Business Aviation centre at Norwich International Airport. SaxonAir’s new £6.5m Business Aviation Centre was opened in May this year and offers dedicated offshore facilities. It… Read more »

Source: SaxonAir, 29-Sep-11

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Eurocopter to highlight UK capabilities at Helitech

Eurocopter to highlight UK capabilities at Helitech

Eurocopter’s strong presence in the UK multi-mission helicopter marketplace will be demonstrated at the Helitech 2011 show and conference, which is to include this event’s first appearance of the EC145 T2 – the company’s new generation version of its workhorse twin-engine EC145. During the September 27-29 Helitech show at Duxford Airport, the EC145 T2 will… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Sep-11

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Dalian Police order two EC155s

Dalian Police order two EC155s

The Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau in northeast China is acquiring two EC155 helicopters from Eurocopter for police missions, with the initial rotary-wing aircraft deployed during an upcoming meeting of the World Economic Forum. To be delivered early this month, the first EC155 will be utilized for VIP transport and security patrols during the World… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Sep-11

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American Eurocopter ships first EC155 for UM Survival Flight to Metro Aviation for completion

American Eurocopter ships first EC155 for UM Survival Flight to Metro Aviation for completion

American Eurocopter announced that it has shipped the first EC155 bound for the University of Michigan’s Survival Flight program to Metro Aviation, the air medical service provider and helicopter completions specialist based in Shreveport, LA, for completion. This aircraft is the first of three EC155s to be delivered this year. It is currently scheduled to… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 21-Jun-11

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Eurocopter’s X3 and EC175 to make public debut at Paris Air Show 2011

Eurocopter’s X3 and EC175 to make public debut at Paris Air Show 2011

Eurocopter’s commitment to innovation will be showcased at the 2011 Paris Air Show, where the company’s high-profile participation is to include the first public flight presentations of its X3 hybrid demonstrator and the new EC175 helicopter. The Eurocopter presence at Le Bourget Airport also will comprise displays of its enhanced EC145 T2 and AS350 B3e… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 14-Jun-11

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Metro Aviation announces innovative iPad app

Metro Aviation announces innovative iPad app

Metro Aviation, Inc. has announced an industry first iPad App now available to provide customers with a familiarization and training tool for installed equipment description, functionality and operation, among other uses. The company plans to include the Eurocopter AS350, EC130, EC135, EC145 and EC145T2 as well as the EC155 model type helicopters as part of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Mar-11

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Metro Aviation develops first EMS EC155B1 interior for US customer

Metro Aviation develops first EMS EC155B1 interior for US customer

As the result of a recent competitive bid award, Metro Aviation, Inc. will finish three Eurocopter EC155B1 critical care transport helicopters for The University of Michigan Health System Survival Flight program.  Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Survival Flight will enter service with their first EC155B1 in September 2011 and will replace the current fleet of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-11

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Royal Thai Police takes delivery of three EC155s

Royal Thai Police takes delivery of three EC155s

Following an order announced in October 2009, the Royal Thai Police have recently taken delivery of three Eurocopter Ec155B1 helicopters.   These 3 new medium weight twin-engine helicopters will be dedicated to VVIP missions, and add to two others which have been operated since early 2005. When the order was announced at the Asian Aerospace event,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-11

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Eurocopter seeks €550M in aid for X4 program

Eurocopter seeks €550M in aid for X4 program

The French Government is reported to have already offered Eurocopter €400M in aid for the X4 program, but the manufacturer is holding out for €550M.  The X4 is seen as the successor to the EC155/AS365 range.

Source: http://in.reuters.com/article/idINLDE70P05020110126, 27-Jan-11

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Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

Paris, January 24, 2011 Eurocopter generated an increased turnover in 2010 with the delivery of 527 helicopters. The year also was marked by achievements in innovation, new products, services and the company’s SHAPE transformation program – all of which position the group for a future upturn of the civil and military rotary-wing marketplace. The 2010… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-11

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Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company upgrades two EC155s

Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company upgrades two EC155s

Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA) has recently signed a contract with the SSFC to retrofit two of their helicopters. Based in Vung Tau City, SSFC belongs to the Service Flight Corporation of Vietnam, a long standing partner of Eurocopter, and is a leading helicopter services provider in Vietnam. With a fleet primarily composed of Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter South East Asia, 19-Oct-10

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State of Madhya Pradesh orders EC155

State of Madhya Pradesh orders EC155

Madhya Pradesh Aviation Department has confirmed the order, which is not due for delivery for at least 12 months

Source: Daily Bhaskar, 28-Sep-10

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Starspeed flying four EC155s for UK papal visit

Starspeed flying four EC155s for UK papal visit

The Pope arrived in the UK today on a four day visit.  No busy schedule such as the one being undertaken by the Pope is complete without helicopters, and HeliHub.com understands that Starspeed will be operating four Eurocopter EC155 helicopters for this purpose.  This could translate into AS365s and EC155s, as this operator flies both… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-10

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EC155 gets new SAR mode

EC155 gets new SAR mode

Eurocopter is offering on the EC155 Dauphin the autopilot search-and-rescue (SAR) mode that until now could be found only on the larger EC225 Super Puma.

Source: AIN, 02-Jun-10

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Three EC155s ordered by University of Michigan’s Survival Flight

Three EC155s ordered by University of Michigan’s Survival Flight

Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter announced today that University of Michigan’s Survival Flight program has ordered three EC155s to upgrade its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) and replace its current fleet. “This order demonstrates that the state-of-the-art EC155 is the aircraft of choice for the future of helicopter emergency medical services,” said Marc Paganini,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-May-10

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India’s Maharashtra State looks to replace Dauphin with EC155 or S76

India’s Maharashtra State looks to replace Dauphin with EC155 or S76

“The cost of a mandatory CV/FDR and the impending 10-year overhaul/refurbishment on the Dauphin would cost Rs 20 crore. A new helicopter at Rs 70 crore makes more sense” said a cabinet minister requesting anonymity.

Source: Hindustan Times, 07-May-10

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