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Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

Heli Holland have announced on their Facebook page the acquisition of three helicopters to increase their offshore work.  They have acquired two EC155s previously operated by CHC, registered PH-EUB and PH-SHO, and the sole EC175 operated by Mexican operator Pegaso.  The 155s are already carrying Heli Holland Offshore titles, and one is currently not fitted… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-17

EASA raises H175 gross weight to 7.8 tonnes

EASA raises H175 gross weight to 7.8 tonnes

With 12 H175 now in operation and demonstrating the performance and reliability of the aircraft worldwide, the medium twin-engine helicopter continues to be enhanced in order to bring more value to operators. Among the programme milestones recently reached is the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) extension… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Mar-17

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Milestone places €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H135, H145 and H175

Milestone places €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H135, H145 and H175

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today a €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters including H145, H135 and H175 helicopters. Delivery of the aircraft on order is scheduled to begin in mid-2017 with deployment into emergency medical service and other parapublic segments. Milestone’s current helicopter fleet includes over… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Mar-17

NHV wins UK-based H175 contract with Ithaca Energy

NHV wins UK-based H175 contract with Ithaca Energy

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Ithaca Energy UK Ltd (Ithaca) to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming drilling project at the Harrier Well in Block 30/6. The operations are expected to start Q2 2017. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the harrier well, which is approximately… Read more »

Source: NHV, 30-Jan-17

Airbus launches H175 flight-test campaign

Airbus launches H175 flight-test campaign

Airbus Helicopters has kicked-off the flight test campaign of the public services variant of the H175 medium twin-engine helicopter. An initial flight-test campaign was successfully concluded last week after 12 flights. This included a demonstration carried out last week with customer Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS), who became launch customer for this new variant… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Oct-16

Airbus delivers first H175 to Americas

Airbus delivers first H175 to Americas

The new 7-ton class helicopter has now arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, a company specialized in air transport services for the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This makes Transportes Aéreos Pegaso the first company to operate this new helicopter on the American continent. A second… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 25-Aug-16

NHV starts H175 operations out of Denmark

NHV starts H175 operations out of Denmark

NHV has successfully started H175 helicopter operations in Denmark for our customer Maersk Oil, an international oil and gas company with whom we have a long-standing relationship. The contract entails provision of passenger and freight transport services to Maersk Oil installations in the North Sea from Esbjerg. NHV will provide a dedicated crew, technicians and… Read more »

Source: NHV, 23-Aug-16

Airbus delivers first VIP version of the H175

Airbus delivers first VIP version of the H175

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first VIP version of the H175, the company’s new medium class twin-engine helicopter, which entered service in 2014 for offshore transportation. Combining unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin in its class, the VIP version of the H175 offers a superior level of cabin interior provided by… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Jul-16

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Airbus delivers first H175 into the Americas

Airbus delivers first H175 into the Americas

In the latest issue 104 of the Airbus Helicopters house magazine Rotor, the company has revealed that they have delivered the first H175 helicopter into the Americas.  In particular, they show the image reproduced below in the colours of Mexican operator Pegaso. Prior to that, only Belgian based operator NHV has received any H175 helicopters. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-16

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NHV start operating two H175s out of Ghana

NHV start operating two H175s out of Ghana

Belgian based operator NHV have recently taken two Airbus H175 helicopters out to Western Africa, and will be operating them from Ghana.  They will be based at Takoradi under contract to Tullow Oil, which has had interests in two exploration licences offshore Ghana since 2006. NHV now has two H175s based at Aberdeen in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-May-16

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NHV starts in Aberdeen with two H175s

NHV starts in Aberdeen with two H175s

NHV, a fast growing international helicopter operator, pursues its development by rolling out its strategic plan to become a sizeable, alternative player. Finally after five years we established our new base in Aberdeen. NHV is proud to announce that two Airbus H175 helicopters will reinforce the Aberdeen’s fleet. Being present in Aberdeen is very important… Read more »

Source: NHV, 05-Jan-16

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H175 to start UK-based offshore operations

H175 to start UK-based offshore operations

Belgian based operator NHV have recently taken delivery of their third H175.  OO-NSD (Serial #5006) routed into the UK via their current base at Norwich on Tuesday 29th September before flying north to Aberdeen from where it is now based.  HeliHub.com understands a second H175 will join it in the coming weeks, ready to start… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Oct-15

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Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

Hong Kong-based Government Flying Services (GFS) has ordered seven Airbus Helicopters H175s, becoming the world’s launching customer for this new-generation super-medium-sized rotorcraft in the public services configuration. GFS is a department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, with the main responsibility of providing 24-hour emergency support services. It is an established operator of Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Sep-15

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Airbus Helicopters H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV

Airbus Helicopters H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV

NHV Group has logged the first 1,000 flight hours with the H175, proving this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of crews and supplies to off-shore oil and gas platforms – the primary mission for which it was designed. The 1,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s initial two… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Sep-15

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Milestone orders up to 28 Airbus H175s

Milestone orders up to 28 Airbus H175s

Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, and Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that Milestone has increased its combined orders and options to a total of 28 H175s, the largest order for Airbus’ new super-medium-lift twin-engine rotorcraft. “We have full confidence in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jun-15

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H175 tours Mexico, the US and Brazil

H175 tours Mexico, the US and Brazil

The H175 has embarked upon a three-month demo-tour in Mexico, the United States and Brazil following its appearance at the Heli-Expo 2015 industry show in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month.

Source: Airbus, 18-Mar-15

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Bristow increases H175 order to seventeen helicopters

Bristow increases H175 order to seventeen helicopters

Bristow Group today raised its total firm orders for Airbus Helicopters’ H175 to 17, and also signed a comprehensive support services agreement for its new seven-metric-ton-category rotorcraft. H175 is the new name of the twin-engine EC175. Airbus Helicopters announced at the Heli-Expo 2015 helicopter industry trade show in Orlando, Florida, the renaming of its products… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Mar-15

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First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E-powered EC175 helicopters have been recently delivered to Belgian operator NHV (Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen). NHV, one of the launch customers for Airbus Helicopter’s new model, has started commercial operation with its first two EC175 helicopters in the North Sea in December 2014 which have already accumulated more than 300 hrs… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-15

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EC175’s first months on the job: High availability with NHV

EC175’s first months on the job: High availability with NHV

First reports back from NHV about the EC175’s entry into service show that the helicopter is performing above expectations for a new aircraft, with 88 percent availability. Less than one week after NHV received their first two EC175s on December 11, 2014, the aircraft entered operation, performing oil & gas crew change missions in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters drops PW210E engine option for X4

Airbus Helicopters drops PW210E engine option for X4

In 2012, Airbus Helicopters launched the X4 initial design concept around two highly capable turboshaft engines options: Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW210E and Turbomeca’s ARRANO. At the conclusion of this preliminary phase, and founded upon a comprehensive market assessment, Airbus Helicopters has decided to amend the product positioning, consequently necessitating a significant engine power increase…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters completes first year bringing three new helicopters to market

Airbus Helicopters completes first year bringing three new helicopters to market

Building on an unprecedented year of new product certification and introduction, Airbus Helicopters has set its sights on best serving its customers in a challenging global marketplace, with the priority on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness. During 2014, Airbus Helicopters delivered 471 rotorcraft from the company’s civil, parapublic and military product lines and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters aims to improve product safety after accidents

Airbus Helicopters aims to improve product safety after accidents

It is just over a year since a police helicopter built by Airbus crashed into a Glasgow pub, killing 10 people. Though an interim report by air accident investigators did not cite technical failure, Guillaume Faury, chief executive of Airbus Helicopters, says his company must draw lessons from that tragedy — and they are that… Read more »

Source: FT, 21-Jan-15

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Airbus fleet passes 10 million flight hours on offshore ops

Airbus fleet passes 10 million flight hours on offshore ops

Utilized worldwide in some of the most challenging conditions, the deployed fleet of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft in service for the oil & gas industry has accumulated more than 10 million flight hours as of the end of 2014. The milestone marks a new achievement in the 50-plus year history of heli-lift duties performed by Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-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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Airbus hands over first two EC175s

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

A double-handover ceremony today marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175, with two of these 7-metric-ton category rotorcraft provided to NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea. The milestone EC175s will be utilized on core applications for which Airbus Helicopters developed this medium-sized rotorcraft: the airlift of crews and supplies… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Dec-14

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Focus on safety: Airbus Helicopters develops industry’s first EC225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Focus on safety: Airbus Helicopters develops industry’s first EC225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Airbus Helicopters is working together with Helicopter Operators to develop a Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM) for EC225 aircraft that are utilized for oil and gas missions, marking the first such source document created in the rotorcraft sector, and further reinforcing the company’s safety initiatives in cooperation with operators and industry stakeholders. This initial source… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Dec-14

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50,000 trainees in 50 years: Airbus Helicopters Training Services reaffirms its commitment to safety

50,000 trainees in 50 years: Airbus Helicopters Training Services reaffirms its commitment to safety

Airbus Helicopters Training Services (AHTS) has completed the instruction of its 50,000th trainee, marking a new achievement for this wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters. This milestone was achieved during an EC225 rotorcraft T1 type rating course for mechanics, and the accomplishment was celebrated during a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters Training Services’ facilities in Marignane, France,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Dec-14

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Services ready for first EC175 delivery on December 11

Services ready for first EC175 delivery on December 11

The delivery of the first EC175 is less than two weeks away, with Belgian operator Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) to become the first customer to receive the next-generation medium-sized helicopter on December 11. EC175 © Amelie Laurin – 2014 Committed to delivering a mature helicopter, Airbus Helicopters has already put in place a broad range… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

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Savings in the VIP helicopter market: mission possible?

Savings in the VIP helicopter market: mission possible?

The global helicopter market has been growing for quite a while now with the demand for VIP choppers further accelerated by the recovering business environment and the expanding circle of the rich worldwide. However, even the rich are cost-conscious thus forcing operators and MROs to seek cheaper solutions without compromising high service quality. Air travelling… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 28-Nov-14

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V1062 Heli-Carrier for wheeled helicopters operating on oil platforms

V1062 Heli-Carrier for wheeled helicopters operating on oil platforms

Helitowcart is adding the new V1062 model to its Heli-Carrier line for wheeled helicopters. This addition was created to meet the specific needs of operators needing to move heavy helicopters on oil platforms fitted with landing nets. To meet such challenge this model is equipped with much larger pneumatic wheels to roll over such thick… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters Expects China To Become Its Biggest Market By 2020

Airbus Helicopters Expects China To Become Its Biggest Market By 2020

Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter maker, expects China and Hong Kong to become its biggest global market within six years as Beijing starts to lift restrictions on the use of low altitude airspace from 2015. See Full Story

Source: Business Insider, 23-Oct-14

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UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

A team of six technicians working for Russian helicopter operator UTair gathers closely around the EC175 full-size maintenance training helicopter installed at Airbus Helicopters Training Services in Marignane, France. Their attention is focused on mechanics instructor Yann A., as he explains the effect of tension on the aircraft’s electrical network, one of several subjects covered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jul-14

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EC175 full-flight simulator ready for service

EC175 full-flight simulator ready for service

The first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 rotorcraft has received airworthiness certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling launch pilots to be trained with this high-fidelity system. “Safety and support are of the utmost importance to Airbus Helicopters. Our introduction of these training systems responds to customers’ needs and expectations… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Jul-14

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EC175 in Arizona for hot and high trials

EC175 in Arizona for hot and high trials

The EC175 set off last week by Antonov for a six-week campaign in the United States to test its flight performance in high and hot environments. Successful completion of the tests will enable Airbus Helicopters to expand the helicopter’s flight envelope in extremely high temperatures and at high altitudes. “The heights and temperatures we will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Jun-14

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EC175 launch customer NHV holds demo flights in Belgium

EC175 launch customer NHV holds demo flights in Belgium

Following its successful demo tour in the North Sea, the EC175 headed to NHV in Ostende, Belgium for three days of demonstration flights. In total, five flights were held carrying passengers such as NHV shareholders, investors, and Search and Rescue pilots. Listen to Annabelle De Witte, HSE Manager for Senvion Benelux, Remco Siemerink, SAR base… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-14

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Trakka A800 searchlights qualified for Airbus Helicopters

Trakka A800 searchlights qualified for Airbus Helicopters

Trakkacorp Pty Ltd is pleased to confirm that the Company has achieved approval from Airbus Helicopters Germany for the Serial Production Qualification of the Trakka A800 Helicopter Searchlight. Extensive testing, qualification and close collaboration between Trakka and Airbus Helicopters’ engineering teams has taken place over the last three years to ensure that the Trakka Searchlight… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 20-May-14

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North Sea EC175 demo tour this week

North Sea EC175 demo tour this week

The EC175 is Airbus Helicopters’ newest-certified rotorcraft in the 7-metric-ton class. It will demonstrate its outstanding Category A performance and its mission capabilities for the oil and gas sector during a three-nation demonstration tour starting on May 19. In conjunction with the new rotorcraft’s tour of the North Sea, Airbus Helicopters will announce an increase… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-May-14

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France certifies EC175 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer

France certifies EC175 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer

The EC175 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT III) has been certified by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) and is now operational. Airbus Helicopters pilot instructors are already undergoing training in anticipation of the first student pilots who are expected to arrive early this summer. The EC175 FNPT is just one of the training solutions… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Apr-14

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Airbus Helicopters and Avicopter sign production agreement for 1,000 EC175s

Airbus Helicopters and Avicopter sign production agreement for 1,000 EC175s

Airbus Helicopters and China’s Avicopter (the helicopters business unit of AVIC) today signed a joint agreement for the production of 1,000 new-generation EC175/AC352 rotorcraft, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President François Hollande at the Elysée Palace in Paris. The agreement cements the industrial partnership between Airbus Helicopters and AVIC on… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Mar-14

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P&WC Congratulates Airbus Helicopters for EC175 Certification

P&WC Congratulates Airbus Helicopters for EC175 Certification

On January 30 of this year, Airbus Helicopters successfully obtained EASA Type Certification on the EC175 powered by the PT6C-67E. Designed especially for the medium-sized twin market, the engine is equipped with the latest technology dual-channel FADEC control system to optimize pilot workload. The powerplant also includes new technologies to provide reliable starting with excellent… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings for new product line at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings for new product line at Heli-Expo

The 78 bookings announced by Airbus Helicopters at this week’s Heli-Expo industry convention underscore the competitiveness of its product line – with acquisitions covering rotorcraft that range from the workhorse EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e, to the next-generation EC175, along with the new EC145 T2 and the evolved EC225e and AS332 C1e versions…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Certified on EC175

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Certified on EC175

Esterline CMC Electronics’ (CMC) latest versions of its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) [see photo] and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) landing system sensor have been certified as the navigation solution on the Airbus EC175 helicopter.  The EC175 is the latest-generation, medium-sized twin-engine helicopter from Airbus Helicopters and is well-suited for a full range of… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 26-Feb-14

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LCI orders six EC175s; becomes an EC225e launch customer, ordering 15

LCI orders six EC175s; becomes an EC225e launch customer, ordering 15

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the Libra Group’s aviation leasing arm, will acquire as many as 21 new Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft in a contract involving both the next-generation EC175 and the newly-unveiled EC225e. The total contract value is estimated in commercial terms to be around US$645 million with delivery scheduled to commence in 2016. The major… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters to locate EC175 full-flight simulator in the US

Airbus Helicopters to locate EC175 full-flight simulator in the US

Airbus Helicopters today announced its plans to provide a new level of support for the EC175 rotorcraft in North America, with a Level D full-flight simulator located in the United States as part of a commitment to operators serving the offshore oil and gas industry. The Level D full-flight simulator will be operational in 2016… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) has ordered six more Airbus Helicopters EC175s, increasing its acquisitions of the new-generation rotorcraft to 16. NHV is an EC175 launch customer, booking its first contract for 10 of the mid-sized, twin-engine helicopters in 2012. “We – NHV and our customers – having experienced the EC175’s performance first-hand, have full confidence… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 25-Feb-14

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CHI Aviation Purchases Two EC175s

CHI Aviation Purchases Two EC175s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Tuesday announced the purchase of two EC175s by CHI Aviation, to be utilized in search and rescue missions and passenger transport for its oil and gas customers along the Gulf Coast. Established in 1980 and accident free, CHI Aviation provides search and rescue and passenger transport services to oil and gas… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Airbus takes EC175 to Northern Canada for cold weather trials

Airbus takes EC175 to Northern Canada for cold weather trials

Airbus Helicopters have shipped one of their EC175 development aircraft to Canada, ready for cold weather trials. The helicopter was shipped by Volga-Dnepr Airlines in one of their Antonov AN124 freighters (RA-82074, should anyone be asking!) to Edmonton last Friday evening. It then moved north 900 odd miles to Yellowknife, arriving Sunday 26th – captured… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-14

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EASA certifies the EC175

EASA certifies the EC175

The certification process of the EC175 has been successfully completed. On January 27, 2014, the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Internal Safety Committee formally approved the recommendation of the EC175 Project Certification Team to grant the EC175 with EASA type certification.EASA will officially issue the type certificate in the coming days. “This is a major milestone for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-14

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Bristow and CHC EC225 training captains like EC175 too

Bristow and CHC EC225 training captains like EC175 too

Participants of the Oil & Gas Symposium had a great night networking during a party organized at the Sky Bar, on level 33 of the Traders Hotel after the first day of presentations and workshops. It was a great vantage point from which they had a panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. The… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Dec-13

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Eurocopter customer MHS praises EC175

Eurocopter customer MHS praises EC175

Under the overcast skies at Subang, the rain threatened to wreak havoc on a day when the EC175 is set to show its might to experienced offshore pilots, many of whom arrived from all over Asia to attend the 2-day Oil & Gas Symposium organized by Eurocopter, in addition to the demo flights. Fortunately for… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Dec-13

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Eurocopter takes EC175 and EC145T2 on three-week tour of Asia

Eurocopter takes EC175 and EC145T2 on three-week tour of Asia

Two of Eurocopter’s newest members in its twin-engine helicopter family – the next-generation EC175 and evolved EC145 T2 – are coming to Asia for a three-week demonstration tour with operators in the oil and gas, VIP, corporate, charter, military and law enforcement segments. In addition to providing opportunities to experience the performance and capabilities of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 03-Dec-13

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Eurocopter EC175 sets two time-to-climb records

Eurocopter EC175 sets two time-to-climb records

Eurocopter’s EC175 – which opens new standards for the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment – has achieved two time-to-climb records, further validating its performance as the rotorcraft’s flight manual is submitted to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as part of the certification process. These milestones have occurred as Eurocopter targets EASA certification in early… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 18-Nov-13

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Eurocopter at the 2013 Dubai Airshow

Eurocopter at the 2013 Dubai Airshow

With a Dubai Airshow presence dedicated to its customers, Eurocopter will showcase the company’s highly-capable military helicopters – represented at this biennial industry event by the combat-proven EC725 and efficient NH90 – and latest generation of corporate aircraft, including the new EC145 T2 and executive version EC175 being presented for the first time in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Nov-13

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

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

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

Source: EADS, 12-Nov-13

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Eurocopter sells two VIP EC175s

Eurocopter sells two VIP EC175s

Eurocopter has signed two customers for the VIP version of its EC175, with these bookings coming only six months after the twin-engine, medium-class helicopter was introduced to the upper-end market with a specially designed elegant and luxurious interior. The two firm orders were announced by Eurocopter today at the U.K. Helitech International exposition in London…. Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Sep-13

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Eurocopter EC175 certification slips by six months to “early 2014”

Eurocopter EC175 certification slips by six months to “early 2014”

Flightglobal reports that Eurocopter has delayed certification of its developmental EC175 super medium helicopter as it looks to ensure maturity of the type before it enters service. see full story

19-Jun-13

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EBACE – Corporate EC175 features dimmable windows and cabin partitions

EBACE – Corporate EC175 features dimmable windows and cabin partitions

Vision Systems, a Research Frontiers REFR +3.21%  licensee and tier-one supplier of SPD-Smart electronically dimmable products, has announced that helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter will feature Vision Systems’ SPD-Smart Noctis windows and a partition in the mock-up of its EC175 helicopter. Eurocopter will exhibit this mock-up in Stand 7050 at EBACE 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland from May… Read more »

Source: Research Frontiers Inc., 22-May-13

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EBACE – Eurocopter launches EC175 with VIP/executive interior

EBACE – Eurocopter launches EC175 with VIP/executive interior

Eurocopter today set new standards in business and private aviation by unveiling the next-generation EC175 helicopter in its Executive and VIP versions, which combine unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin of any medium-sized twin-engine helicopter. The EC175 Executive and VIP versions – which were introduced by Eurocopter at the European Business… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-May-13

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EC175 completes US demonstration tour

EC175 completes US demonstration tour

The Eurocopter EC175’s performance, advanced avionics, handling qualities and operational safety received rave reviews during a U.S. demonstration tour of this next-generation medium-sized, twin-engine helicopter for airlift providers to the off-shore oil and gas sector, as well as the law enforcement and emergency medical services sectors. Performed with the no. 1 series production EC175, the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Mar-13

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Eurocopter booked 69 orders at Heli-Expo 2013

Eurocopter booked 69 orders at Heli-Expo 2013

New orders and commitments for Eurocopter’s helicopter family, along with an unveiling of the latest evolution in its product line, marked the company’s highly successful participation at Heli-Expo 2013 – the rotorcraft industry’s largest international gathering, held this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bookings covered products ranging from Eurocopter’s light single-engine AS350 helicopter to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Mar-13

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EC175 demo for offshore oil and gas industry

EC175 demo for offshore oil and gas industry

Eurocopter and American Eurocopter are bringing a new EC175 helicopter, configured for offshore oil and gas industry transport, to the Houston area for demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, March 14-15. As part of the demonstration tour news media are invited to come see and fly in the EC175 on March 14 at Western Airways, 100… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Mar-13

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EC175 US Demo Tour Continues Over Las Vegas

EC175 US Demo Tour Continues Over Las Vegas

Following a brief pause to be on the booth at eurocoper the EC175 U.S. Demo Tour continues with a few lucky pilots taking the controls in Las Vegas on Saturday. Direct from the Henderson Executive Airport, the EC175 teams welcomed three customers for a series of demonstration flights over the desert. Check out the video below… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Mar-13

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Bristow signs for up to 12 EC175s

Bristow signs for up to 12 EC175s

Bristow Group, a world-leading provider of transportation services for the offshore energy industry, today signed an agreement for up to 12 EC175s – marking the latest major acquisition of Eurocopter’s rotorcraft, which sets new standards in the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment. The contract was formalized at the Heli-Expo 2013 industry show in Las Vegas,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-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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Milestone orders five EC175s and more EC225s

Milestone orders five EC175s and more EC225s

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced an order for 14 additional Eurocopter EC225 twin-engine helicopters, which will join the 16 EC225s ordered last year – along with the company’s initial EC175 booking, covering five of these next-generation aircraft. This new order for the two Eurocopter helicopter types brings Milestone’s EC225… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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What is Eurocopter showing at Heli-Expo?

What is Eurocopter showing at Heli-Expo?

“At Heli-Expo 2013, Eurocopter will highlight how we are meeting our vision of transitioning from an industry-leading helicopter manufacturer to the no. 1 vertical lift mission solutions provider,” said President & CEO Lutz Bertling. “We will achieve this vision through the evolution of our current product line, the introduction of a next-generation rotorcraft family and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Feb-13

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Eurocopter’s EC175 takes on the world

Eurocopter’s EC175 takes on the world

This tour uses Eurocopter’s no. 1 series production EC175 – which is configured for oil and gas operations – and kicks off with a two-week U.S. visit starting today at New Iberia, Louisiana in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. It is the first of multiple stopovers across the country through March 15 that enables the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Feb-13

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EC175 arrives in US for demo tour and Heli-Expo

EC175 arrives in US for demo tour and Heli-Expo

Eurocopter has air-freighted an EC175 into the US for a demo tour, but only provided teaser photos so far of a bold blue colour scheme it has added to the first production example.  This aircraft first flew in early December – see First production EC175 flies The demonstration tour would be expected to visit all… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Feb-13

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AW189 beats EC175 in UK SAR contest

AW189 beats EC175 in UK SAR contest

FlightGlobal are quoting Eurocopter’s EC175 marketing manager admitting that both remaining bidders in the UK SAR contest have the UK-built AW189 in their tenders. (see full story)

Source: FlightGlobal, 22-Feb-13

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First production EC175 flies

First production EC175 flies

Eurocopter has conducted the first flight of its no. 1 series-production EC175, and confirmed the excellent performance of this next-generation multi-role helicopter. The maiden flight occurred last week at Eurocopter’s Marignane, France headquarters facility, with company pilot Augustin Dupuis at the controls. “With this first production series aircraft now airborne, the EC175 helicopter is a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Dec-12

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Eurocopter’s Farnborough presence to focus on the mission operability and performance

Eurocopter’s Farnborough presence to focus on the mission operability and performance

Eurocopter’s participation at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow will highlight the capabilities of the company’s growing rotorcraft family – including the new EC175, a new seven metric ton-category helicopter which is setting the standard for cabin size, mission payload and range performance. For its appearance in the biennial UK industry event, the EC175 is to be… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Jul-12

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EC175 to make first appearance at Farnborough Air Show

EC175 to make first appearance at Farnborough Air Show

From commercial and military aircraft to satellites and secure communications systems, EADS and its Divisions – Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – will present a wide array of innovative products at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs from July 9 to July 15. Visitors will see the Group’s extensive capabilities in the fields of aerospace… Read more »

Source: EADS, 04-Jul-12

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P&WC’s PT6C-67E engine for EC175 certified, Moves into production

P&WC’s PT6C-67E engine for EC175 certified, Moves into production

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a division of United Technologies Corp., has received Transport Canada type certification for the PT6C-67E turboshaft engine that will power Eurocopter’s EC175 helicopter. The Eurocopter EC175 is a new commercial multirole helicopter and the PT6C-67E is the latest turboshaft engine in the PT6C-67 family for the medium class helicopter segment…. Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 24-Apr-12

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Eurocopter selects Cobham digital audio for EC175

Eurocopter selects Cobham digital audio for EC175

Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected as forward-fit for the new Eurocopter EC175. Since 2008, DACS has been forward-fit on more medium and heavy helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world, including the EC135, 635, 225, 725, and 155. The EC175, a seven metric ton-category helicopter, will feature enhanced… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Mar-12

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Belgian operator NHV orders ten EC175s

Belgian operator NHV orders ten EC175s

Eurocopter has expanded its EC175 order book with Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen’s 10-aircraft acquisition of this new seven metric ton-category helicopter. Deliveries of the EC175s will begin next year for Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) and are to continue through 2015, with the rotary-wing aircraft equipped for missions that include transportation flights for the oil and gas… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Feb-12

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