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TNI-AU Showcase Its EC725 SARPUR Heli

TNI-AU Showcase Its EC725 SARPUR Heli

The Indonesian Air Force or Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU) has finally received its Airbus Helicopters/IAe EC725 Super Cougar Combat Search and Rescue (SAR Tempur – SARPUR) helicopter to be operated by SkU 8. The Indonesian Super Cougar could be the first among ASEAN operators which are being equipped with FN Herstal 7.62mm machine gun…. Read more »

Source: Malaysia Flying Herald, 24-Nov-16

Royal Thai Air Force orders two more EC725s

Royal Thai Air Force orders two more EC725s

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered two additional mission-ready twin-engine EC725 (now marketed as the H225M Caracal) multirole utility helicopters as part of the continuation of its fleet strengthening programme agreement launched in 2012. Delivery of the two additional EC725s is scheduled for 2019. The RTAF’s EC725s are specially equipped with fast roping,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Oct-16

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H225M Caracal lands in Poland for MSPO 2016

H225M Caracal lands in Poland for MSPO 2016

Airbus Helicopters will have a commanding presence at MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, which takes place in Kielce, Poland from 6-9 September 2016. Highlighting its wide range of products, the company will present the H225M Caracal, which landed yesterday in Kielce following a ferry flight from France, together with the Tiger HAD and H145M on… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Sep-16

Singapore puts military order on ice after EC225 accident

Singapore puts military order on ice after EC225 accident

Reuters is reporting that the Republic of Singapore has put a pause on making a decision for a helicopter fleet purchase of around $1 Billion after the CHC EC225 accident in Norway on 29th April. The Airbus H225M is short-listed along with the AgustaWestland AW101 in a Navy order to replace the 32 Super Pumas,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-16

Airbus HForce weapon system completes first testing round

Airbus HForce weapon system completes first testing round

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a first round of firing tests with HForce, a generic weapon system in development for the company’s commercial helicopter range. The innovative system, which includes a central core unit, Thales’ Scorpion monocular helmet mounted sight display (HMSD), an electro-optical system (EOS) from Wescam as well as gunner armament weapon grips… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Jun-16

German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

Both the German and Brazilian military have reportedly grounded their Cougar/Caracal fleets in the light of the EASA grounding directive made earlier this month.  Following the CHC accident off Bergen on 29th April, only civilian aircraft have been grounded to date, largely driven by the way the certification authorities work.  Military certification is approached a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-16

Poland will reportedly scrap $3 billion H225M deal

Poland will reportedly scrap $3 billion H225M deal

Poland’s $3 billion (2 billion pounds) army helicopter deal with Airbus (AIR.PA) is “very likely” to be canceled, the deputy defence minister said on Tuesday, signalling one of Warsaw’s key military programs, speeded up in response to the Ukraine crisis, may face delays. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 27-Jan-16

New Polish Government confirms review of H225M tender

New Polish Government confirms review of H225M tender

A junior defence minister in Poland is reported by Polsat News to have confirmed that the country’s helicopter tender will be reviewed, some seven months after the short-list was refined down to one “preferred bidder”.  While no contract has been signed with Airbus Helicopters for their H225M Caracal, it had been selected after an extensive… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Dec-15

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New Polish Government questions Airbus Helicopter H225M deal

New Polish Government questions Airbus Helicopter H225M deal

Poland has recently completed a round of national elections, and the Law and Justice (PiS) party are now in power.  The country’s potential foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski yesterday questioned the country’s initial deal with Airbus to buy H225M helicopters as the contract would only leave “leftovers” for Polish producers.   While a provisional deal for 50 H225M… Read more »

Source: Reuters, 04-Nov-15

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Turbomeca offers Poland best-in-class engine solution

Turbomeca offers Poland best-in-class engine solution

In support of the H225M Caracal acquisition by the Polish Armed Forces, Turbomeca (Safran) is delivering an optimum engine solution and comprehensive industrial benefits for the nation’s manufacturing sector. Turbomeca, a company founded by Joseph Szydlowski, a Polish engineer, is the world leader in helicopter engines. The H225M is powered by the Turbomeca Makila 2…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 22-Oct-15

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Brazilian military passes 10,000 flight hours with H225M

Brazilian military passes 10,000 flight hours with H225M

The 16 H225M helicopters, operated by the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force, exceeded the 10,000 flight hour milestone last month. H225M: Multi-Mission Capable The latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ military Super Puma family, this 11-metric-tonne helicopter is used in logistic support missions, disaster support, medical evacuation, search and rescue, combat search and rescue, presidential… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Oct-15

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Airbus H225M deal becomes political football in Poland

Airbus H225M deal becomes political football in Poland

The Polish opposition party (PiS) leading in the polls ahead of October’s parliamentary elections would block a $3 billion contract with Airbus Group to supply the Polish army with helicopters. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 01-Oct-15

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Argentine Coast Guard receives first H225

Argentine Coast Guard receives first H225

At a ceremony presided by the Prefecto Nacional Naval Luis Alberto Heiler, Airbus Helicopters officially handed over an H225 helicopter to the Argentine Coast Guard This new helicopter, which will be based in the city of Mar del Plata and used for search and rescue missions in the Argentinian sea, marks the start of the renewal process for the Coast Guard’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Sep-15

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Helibras opens new simulator training center

Helibras opens new simulator training center

Facilities at the modern Training and Simulation Centre (CTS) of Helibras were inaugurated on Friday (21/08) in Rio de Janeiro. The event was attended by Defence Minister Jaques Wagner, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro Luiz Fernando Bigfoot, City Mayor Eduardo Paes and several civil and military authorities. Strategically located in Rio de Janeiro,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 03-Sep-15

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Royal Thai Air Force receives four EC725s

Royal Thai Air Force receives four EC725s

Airbus Helicopters has completed delivery of an initial four EC725s to the Royal Thai Air Force, providing highly-capable rotorcraft for this military service’s search and rescue and troop transport duties. The order of four EC725s was signed in 2012, with the deliveries having just been completed. They are expected to begin operations later this month…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Aug-15

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PZL-Świdnik files law suit after failed helicopter bid

PZL-Świdnik files law suit after failed helicopter bid

The ministry chose the French helicopters Caracal for tests, with second stage negotiations ongoing. See Full Story

Source: The News, 23-Jun-15

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Royal Thai Air Force receives three H225M with one more due

Royal Thai Air Force receives three H225M with one more due

The Royal Thai Air Force ordered four H225M helicopters for SAR work back in September 2012 – when the model was known as the EC725 – and has now received the first three airframes at their base at Lop Buri.  The three are serialled 20301, 20302 and 20303. In a ceremony on 3rd June, Air… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jun-15

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Poland pre-selects Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Poland pre-selects Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services welcome the decision of the Polish Ministry of Defence to pre-select the H225M Caracal from Airbus Helicopters. We are fully committed to providing Poland with the best product and support for this long-term strategic program. We believe our offer will deeply strengthen the defence capabilities of Poland… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Apr-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

New strategic partnerships announced this week have leveraged almost $44 million in new investments and helped to create or retain over 1,400 jobs in Southwestern Ontario. The latest investment under the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is with Airbus Helicopters Canada in Fort Erie. Funding will support the company’s new production line, equipment and facility upgrades,… Read more »

Source: Ontario, 30-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) signed an agreement today to acquire a 30 percent share in the Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center in Malaysia. This joint venture agreement was signed by BHIC Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin and Philippe Monteux, Airbus Helicopters Senior Vice President for South East Asia & Pacific… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters delivers 2 upgraded AS532 for the French Army Aviation

Airbus Helicopters delivers 2 upgraded AS532 for the French Army Aviation

The French General Directorate for Armament (DGA) took delivery of 2 upgraded AS532 Cougar for the French Army Aviation on Friday the 13th March. Airbus Helicopters was awarded with an ambitious modernization program, by the French General Directorate for Armament, for the 26 Cougar aircraft that are operated by the French Army Aviation. The upgrade… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters confirms its long-term commitment to the Middle East‘s armed forces

Airbus Helicopters confirms its long-term commitment to the Middle East‘s armed forces

With hundreds of its rotorcraft operated by Middle East military services, Airbus Helicopters is further reinforcing the company’s regional presence to support these aircraft – which are used on missions that range from combat, counter terrorism and transport to search and rescue, special missions and training. Airbus Helicopters’ more than 30 years of experience in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters opens design office in Poland

Airbus Helicopters opens design office in Poland

Building on a decade of cooperation in Poland, Airbus Helicopters today expanded its in-country presence by opening an engineering design office at Łódź, which will employ approximately 100 engineers. This new Airbus Helicopters Polska facility is to be assigned a wide variety of mechanical design activities, with a focus on future breakthrough technologies in such… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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Helibras certifies EC725 configuration with a hydraulic winch

Helibras certifies EC725 configuration with a hydraulic winch

[electronic translation] Helibras certified this year, the possibility of a new configuration for the EC725 in relation to cargo winches. From now on, the configuration is designed to receive two winches, electrical and hydraulic. The company held the instrumentation and flight tests for configuration containing only one hydraulic winch, as requested of the Navy of Brazil. From… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 05-Dec-14

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Helibras delivers fifth EC725 to Brazilian Armed Forces

[electronic translation] The Helibras held this week, the delivery of the fifth helicopter EC725 the Brazilian Army. This is the seventh aircraft that the company delivered to the armed forces this year and is part of the 50 units acquired by the Ministry of Defence, under the H-XBR program , which provides for the absorption… Read more »

27-Nov-14

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Airbus Helicopters hands over Indonesia’s first CSAR EC725

Airbus Helicopters hands over Indonesia’s first CSAR EC725

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first of six EC725 rotorcraft acquired by Indonesia for combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions. Present at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane, France facility to accept the aircraft included members of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, the Indonesian Air Force, as well as PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI). The 11-ton twin-engine helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Nov-14

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Indonesian Army receives first of 12 Fennec family rotorcraft

Indonesian Army receives first of 12 Fennec family rotorcraft

The Indonesian Army has taken delivery of an Airbus Helicopters lightweight rotorcraft, the first in a fleet of 12 which will provide this military service with advanced capabilities in attack missions. Comprising six single-engine and six twin-engine versions, the helicopters are to be supplied through 2016. These 12 rotorcraft from the Ecureuil/Fennec family will constitute… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Nov-14

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Airbus Helicopters at Indo Defence 2014

Airbus Helicopters at Indo Defence 2014

The highly fruitful Airbus Helicopters relationship with Indonesia takes center stage at Indo Defence 2014, where this long-term cooperation’s advantages for Indonesian military services, parapublic operators and industry will be highlighted at the exposition in Jakarta. During the 5-8 November event, Airbus Helicopters’ exhibit is to focus on its beneficial relationship with PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Nov-14

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Royal Thai Navy and Air Force acquire five EC645T2 and two EC725s

Royal Thai Navy and Air Force acquire five EC645T2 and two EC725s

The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s to be deployed on transport duties and other missions, with deliveries scheduled to begin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Oct-14

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Successful implementation of the new redesigned shaft on first EC225s/EC725s

Successful implementation of the new redesigned shaft on first EC225s/EC725s

Airbus Helicopters is working alongside operators of its EC225 and EC725 aircraft to implement the final step of its proven solution: the retrofit of the worldwide EC225/EC725 fleet with the redesigned bevel gear vertical shaft, which was certified in April of this year. Since the previous safety measures were put in place in July 2013,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Oct-14

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Bulgarian military expects 2 Bell 206s and 2 Cougars in early 2015

Bulgarian military expects 2 Bell 206s and 2 Cougars in early 2015

24th Air Base in Krumovo expects 2 new Bell 206 helicopters and 2 more Cougar helicopters at the beginning of the following year,” said Brigadier General Zlatko Zlatev, commander of the air base, speaking for Radio FOCUS – Plovdiv. See Full Story

Source: Focus, 14-Oct-14

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Helibrás receives the first offset credits for the EC725

Helibrás receives the first offset credits for the EC725

Helibras received the first recognitions of offset credit by offset of the H-XBR program relating to the absorption of new knowledge and production technologies in Brazil EC725 helicopter. In this new milestone achieved by the company, the two letters issued by COPAC (Coordinating Committee of Combat Aircraft Program) amount to more than € 7.5 million. The company was… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 08-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters shows combat-proven capabilities of its rotorcraft for Poland

Airbus Helicopters shows combat-proven capabilities of its rotorcraft for Poland

Airbus Helicopters’ high-profile presence at MSPO Expo this week is focused on demonstrating the capabilities of the company’s Tiger HAD attack helicopter and multi-mission EC725 Caracal that perfectly respond to the Polish military’s operational requirements. “The EC725 and Tiger HAD are modern, and battle-proven, having shown their full capabilities in real combat situations,” said Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Sep-14

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Airbus Group open for business at MSPO

Airbus Group open for business at MSPO

Airbus Group and its Divisions will showcase its portfolio of advanced helicopter, defence and security products at the 22nd MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, from 1 to 4 September in Kielce, Poland. The Group will have a major presence incorporating a static display for real helicopters, a hospitality area, meeting rooms and a large stand… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Sep-14

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Helibras delivers the first EC725 produced in Brazil

Helibras delivers the first EC725 produced in Brazil

The first “built-in-Brazil” EC725 was provided to the Brazilian Navy last Friday, marking a major milestone in Airbus Helicopters’ cooperation with the country to supply mission-ready multi-role rotorcraft for its three military services and to develop a capable national helicopter industry. This milestone aircraft’s handover occurred at the new rotary-wing center of excellence operated by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jun-14

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Armed EC725 undergoes flight tests

Armed EC725 undergoes flight tests

A prototype of the EC725 did flight tests in France, with a specialized team, led by the engineer Pedro Paim from Helibras and Airbus Helicopters experts. These tests evaluated the behavior of the aircraft in critical phases of flight with anti-surface missiles AM39 Block 2 Mode 2 with 700 kg installed on each side of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jun-14

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Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s

Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s

Helibras has just delivered two EC725 helicopters, meeting deadlines and criteria for nationalization stipulated by the contract signed between the company and the Ministry of Defence in 2008, which established the supply of 50 aircraft of this model to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The 10th unit is allocated to the FAB, who has now five… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Apr-14

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BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

Publically quoted BHIC (Boustead Heavy Industries Corp) posted the following in an official notice to the Bursa Malaysia Securities recently:- The Company wishes to inform that its subsidiary, BHIC AeroServices Sdn Bhd (“BHICAS”) has received a letter dated 20 March 2014 from the Secretary General to the Ministry of Defence Malaysia awarding BHICAS an In-Service Support… Read more »

Source: BHIC, 31-Mar-14

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First Brazilian EC725 completes 1,000 flying hours

First Brazilian EC725 completes 1,000 flying hours

The Brazilian Air Force has reason to celebrate. Last week its team of EC725 pilots logged their 1,000th flight hour with one aircraft (H-36 FAB 8510) while performing EMS, firefighting and Search and Rescue missions in the region. This mighty helicopter, operated by the Aviation Group Falçao, enables the team to protect and save lives… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Jan-14

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Eurocopter receives first Indonesian-built EC225/EC725 fuselage

Eurocopter receives first Indonesian-built EC225/EC725 fuselage

PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) has delivered the first complete main fuselage assembly it has produced for Eurocopter EC725 and EC225 helicopters, marking a significant milestone in the companies’ industrial partnership. This no. 1 assembly – consisting of the integrated upper and lower fuselage sections – was built at IAe’s Bandung, Indonesia facility in West… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Nov-13

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Malaysia signs acceptance documents for three EC725s

Malaysia signs acceptance documents for three EC725s

Chief of Air Force, elect Jen Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Rodzali bin Daud Force has completed the signing of Transfer of Ownership EC725 aircraft, M55-09, M55-10 and M55-11, held in Eagle Nest, the Defence Ministry. Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Chief of Air Force, Chief of Operations, Chief of Air Support, AKS PPO… Read more »

Source: Royal Malaysian AF, 25-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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Norwegian Trade Unions want AW101 for SAR, not EC725

Norwegian Trade Unions want AW101 for SAR, not EC725

[Electronic translation] The purchase of new rescue helicopters must provide added value and jobs in Norway, says Hans Christian Gabrielsen, 2 Deputy Chairman of the LO. The reason for the statement is the government’s imminent election of the new rescue helicopters. The procurement of 16 new rescue helicopters to replace the Sea King, which has… Read more »

Source: Landsorganisasjonen i Norge, 31-Oct-13

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Helibras becomes certifier for EC225/EC725 gearbox assemblies

Helibras becomes certifier for EC225/EC725 gearbox assemblies

Helibras just won another important step in the process of transfer of technology, needed for the company’s goal of developing a helicopter in Brazil. Eurocopter has granted permission to Helibras sign the Certificates of Conformity for mounting the gearbox main (CTP) of EC725/225, which means that teams formed by Brazilian technicians assume full responsibility of this… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Oct-13

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Helibras signs Makila engine transportation contract

Helibras signs Makila engine transportation contract

[Electronic translation] Helibras signed a contract with the AGS Holding to transport the turbines Makila, to be used by the Armed Forces EC725 helicopters. Under the agreement, the company, which 15 years ago provides logistics services in the aviation market, will carry 46 turbines from the factory Turbomeca, in Rio de Janeiro, to the industrial unit… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 03-Oct-13

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Helibras tests countermeasures system on EC725

Helibras tests countermeasures system on EC725

[electronic translation] Helibras successfully conducted the flight test campaign system launcher countermeasures “Chaff & Flare” EC725 helicopter. The design of system integration, unprecedented in Brazil for this aircraft model, represents the fulfillment by Helibras another important phase of Project H-XBR, which by 2017 will provide the Brazilian Armed Forces 50 new EC725, with an index of National… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 12-Sep-13

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Eurocopter displays EC725 Caracal at MSPO 2013

Eurocopter displays EC725 Caracal at MSPO 2013

As part of the presence at MSPO – being held September 2-5 in Kielce – Eurocopter has brought for a second time the EC725 Caracal helicopter. The machine operating recently in Afghanistan, Mali or Libya belongs to the French Air Forces. The Caracal is proposed for Poland’s acquisition of 70 multi-role helicopters, with Eurocopter and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 03-Sep-13

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Norway reduces SAR bidders to two

Norway reduces SAR bidders to two

The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has informed the four bidders that further negotiations will be held with the two companies AgustaWestland and Eurocopter for the replacement of the current Sea King fleet. Norway intends to procure up to 16 new SAR helicopters with an option for additional 6. The project target is that… Read more »

Source: Norwegian Government, 10-Jul-13

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Helibras announces EC225/EC725 simulator

Helibras announces EC225/EC725 simulator

[electronic translation] Helibras announces during LAAD Defence & Security 2013 – International Exhibition of Defence and Security in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), the details of the construction of a training center and Simulators Flight helicopters EC725 and EC225, models being produced in company’s new hangar in Itajubá (MG). The new Training Center and Simulators Helibras… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 15-Apr-13

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Eurocopter and Turbomeca to work with WZL1 for Polish production lines

Eurocopter and Turbomeca to work with WZL1 for Polish production lines

As reported by HeliHub.com on 25th March – see Eurocopter to set up production in Poland? – what follows below is the official press release from Eurocopter Eurocopter and Turbomeca (Safran) today announced the signature of industrial cooperation agreements with Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No. 1 (WZL-1) that include the creation of two separate full assembly… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Apr-13

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Royal Malaysian Air Force receives first two of twelve EC725s

Royal Malaysian Air Force receives first two of twelve EC725s

The initial two Eurocopter EC725 helicopters for the Royal Malaysian Air Force were formally presented today during a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, with the first unit being delivered on time and the second unit coming three months ahead of schedule. Malaysia is to receive a total of 12 EC725s through 2014, creating a highly capable… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Dec-12

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French EC725 unit trains in air-to-air refuelling with Italian Air Force

French EC725 unit trains in air-to-air refuelling with Italian Air Force

[Electronic translation] From November 12 to November 21, 2012, the squadron of helicopters (EH) 1/67 “Pyrenees” in Cazaux Air Base 120 has led his second campaign refueling HAAR ( Helicopter Air to Air Refuelling ) in closely with the 46 th Brigade transport of the Italian Air Force based in Pisa (Italy). During this period,… Read more »

Source: Armée de l'air, 28-Nov-12

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EC725 simulator to go live early 2013 in Malaysia

EC725 simulator to go live early 2013 in Malaysia

The system is being assembled at Eurocopter Malaysia’s new Simulation Center at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Selangor, near Kuala Lumpur and where Eurocopter Malaysia is based.  (see full story)

Source: UPI, 13-Nov-12

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ATECH and Cassidian to work together on Brazilian EC725 mission system

ATECH and Cassidian to work together on Brazilian EC725 mission system

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, joins forces with Brazilian systems specialist ATECH, São Paulo, to equip the new EC725 helicopters of the Brazilian Navy with an advanced mission management system. As part of the procurement of 50 EC725 helicopters by the Brazilian armed forces, Eurocopter and its Brazilian subsidiary Helibras signed a… Read more »

Source: Cassidian, 06-Nov-12

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Brazilian supply chain expands for locally-built EC725s

Brazilian supply chain expands for locally-built EC725s

During the inauguration of the new production facility in Minas Gerais, Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary signed yesterday a contract with Brazil’s InbraAerospace to supply composite armor protection on the Brazilian armed forces’ multi-role EC725 helicopters to be assembled in the new plant. This new agreement brings to 15 the number of supplier contracts already placed for… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Oct-12

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Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Eurocopter marked a major development for Brazil’s aeronautical industry yesterday with the inauguration of its Helibras subsidiary’s new rotary-wing center of excellence in Itajubá, Minas Gerais, where Brazilian Armed Forces EC725 helicopters will be assembled. Helibras’ new Itajubá plant will produce, assemble and maintain the EC725s being acquired by Brazil’s three armed forces in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Oct-12

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Eurocopter to supply four SAR EC725 to Royal Thai Air Force

Eurocopter to supply four SAR EC725 to Royal Thai Air Force

[HeliHub.com had already run a story over two weeks ago to say the Thai Government had approved this sale – this is Eurocopter’s press release following the contract signature] A contract was signed today between Eurocopter and the Royal Thai Air Force for the supply of four EC725 helicopters, configured for search and rescue missions…. Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Sep-12

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Thailand orders four EC725s for SAR

Thailand orders four EC725s for SAR

The Thai Government has in the last week approved the purchase of four Eurocopter EC725 helicopters for SAR work by the Royal Thai Air Force.  These are thought to be the first four of a potential order for ten, with a further batch to be confirmed in later years.  They will certainly modernise the SAR… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Sep-12

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Eurocopter takes EC725 to Poland’s MSPO defence industry exhibition

Eurocopter takes EC725 to Poland’s MSPO defence industry exhibition

Eurocopter’s solution for the Polish Armed Forces will be the theme of its participation at next week’s MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition at Kielce, Poland, which is to include the display of a combat proven multi-role EC725. As the latest and most advanced member of Eurocopter’s 11-ton military product line, the EC725 has become a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 30-Aug-12

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Airbus Military A400M demonstrates loading of NH90 and EC725

Airbus Military A400M demonstrates loading of NH90 and EC725

Airbus Military has successfully demonstrated the loading of NH Industries NH90 and Eurocopter EC725 helicopters onto the A400M new generation airlifter. In a series of tests at Holzdorf air base in Germany and at Toulouse, France respectively, the NH90 and EC725 were loaded onto, and unloaded from, the Grizzly 4 development aircraft as required for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Military, 19-Jun-12

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Helibras assembles the first EC725 gearbox in Brazil

Helibras assembles the first EC725 gearbox in Brazil

[electronic translation] The training program of Helibras technology for the production of large helicopter continues to advance. Teams of engineers and technicians from Eurocopter and Helibras performed the assembly and testing of the first transmission box of EC725 (military) and EC225 (civil / offshore) in Itajubá (MG). This work, developed under the supervision of Eurocopter, is… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 11-Jun-12

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Eurocopter exhibits the largest range of military helicopters at Eurosatory 2012

Eurocopter exhibits the largest range of military helicopters at Eurosatory 2012

Backed by the largest range of military helicopters in operation with armed forces around the world, Eurocopter will showcase the versatility and efficiency of its rotorcraft at the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition, to be held June 11-15 at the Villepinte Exhibition Center near Paris. This presence will include French Army displays of the most modern air… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Jun-12

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Kazakhstan orders 20 Eurocopter EC725s

Kazakhstan orders 20 Eurocopter EC725s

Kazakhstan has signed a letter of intent to acquire 20 Eurocopter EC725 helicopters, marking a major new commitment for this medium-lift rotorcraft. These aircraft, which will be assembled in Kazakhstan, will be used by the country’s Ministry of Defense in a full range of mission applications. The agreement, formalized at this month’s KADEX-2012 military exposition… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-May-12

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Eurocopter displays at Kadex-2012 military exhibition in Kazakhstan

Eurocopter displays at Kadex-2012 military exhibition in Kazakhstan

Eurocopter’s participation at the KADEX-2012 exhibition will underscore its helicopter product line capabilities to meet Kazakhstan’s military, government and public protection mission requirements, while also spotlighting the company’s commitment to industrial partnerships in the country. To be held May 3-6 at the Astana Air Force Base, KADEX-2012 is to include the presence of an EC725… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Apr-12

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Eurocopter sells six EC725s to Indonesia for local customization and delivery

Eurocopter sells six EC725s to Indonesia for local customization and delivery

A contract is signed today between Eurocopter and PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace for the supply of six EC725. To be received in 2014, Indonesian Aerospace will customize and deliver these combat search and rescue configured helicopters to the Indonesian Air Force under a contract signed with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence last month. The aircraft,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-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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Helibras to provide parts and services for Brazilian military EC725 fleet

Helibras to provide parts and services for Brazilian military EC725 fleet

The Helibras subsidiary of Eurocopter will supply and manage all spare parts, stocks and related technical support for the Brazilian armed forces’ fleet of 50 EC725 helicopters, offering significant savings and operational synergies for the country’s three military services operating the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft. This responsibility is being assigned to Helibras under terms of a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Jan-12

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Brazilian Air Force signs EC725 logistical support contract

Brazilian Air Force signs EC725 logistical support contract

(electronic translation from local language press release) The agreement of five years, provides for the supply of materials and services and will have a budget of $ 149 million The Brazilian Air Force signed on Wednesday (21/12) in Brasilia, the logistics support contract for the fleet of EC-725 helicopters of the Armed Forces. The deal,… Read more »

Source: Brazilian Air Force, 23-Dec-11

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First Malaysian EC725 unveiled at LIMA 11 via video link

First Malaysian EC725 unveiled at LIMA 11 via video link

The production roll-out of Eurocopter’s no. 1 EC725 helicopter for the Royal Malaysian Air Force was shown today with a live video broadcast from the company’s Marignane, France facility, which was beamed to the Langkawi Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) for an audience that included Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Defense… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Dec-11

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Eurocopter details Dubai display and Middle East commitment

Eurocopter details Dubai display and Middle East commitment

Eurocopter’s participation at the 2011 Dubai Airshow will underscore its market leadership in the Middle East with a competitive, capable helicopter product line, as well as the company’s dedication to a continued local presence through partnerships and cooperation. With more than 600 rotary-wing aircraft currently in service throughout the Middle East, Eurocopter helicopters are performing… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Nov-11

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Brazilian military signs Makila support contract with Turbomeca

Brazilian military signs Makila support contract with Turbomeca

Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) HAS signed a five year GSP (Global Support Package) contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, to cover the support of Makila 2A 100 gas turbines. The engines power the EC 725, operated by Brazilian armed forces all Three Presidential and the transportation group. The GSP, based on a maintenance… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Oct-11

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Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca’s Makila series powers civil and military medium-lift helicopters from Eurocopter. The Makila’s biggest application is the EC 225 and its military EC 725 variant. Sales of the EC 725 have increased over the past few years, buoyed by an order for 50 aircraft in 2009 from Brazil’s armed forces. The deal included assembly of… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 19-Oct-11

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Helibras signs two EC725 supplier contracts

Helibras signs two EC725 supplier contracts

(Electronic translation from local language) Helibras signed two contracts with Brazilian suppliers of engineering services and logistics, continuing its expansion program for design and development, in Itajubá (MG), settings of 50 EC725 helicopters purchased by the military. They are the SDV Brazil, which will provide logistics services and inventory management and Akaer, for engineering services…. Read more »

Source: Heilbras, 01-Oct-11

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Malaysia signs contract for 12 EC725s

Malaysia signs contract for 12 EC725s

On Thursday at the Paris Air Show, the Malaysian Ministry of Defence signed a supplementary contract with Eurocopter related to the supply of 12 EC725s. These aircraft will be operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force in search and rescue (SAR) and utility missions. The contract was signed with Eurocopter Malaysia in the presence of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jun-11

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Eurocopter plots expansion in Indonesia

Eurocopter plots expansion in Indonesia

Eurocopter Indonesia is looking to expand its industrial partnership with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to enable the state-owned aerospace manufacturer to undertake substantial production of EC225 and EC725 models

Source: Janes, 12-Mar-11

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