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Lord Corp launches Active Vibration Control System for EC130T2

Lord Corp launches Active Vibration Control System for EC130T2

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is pleased to announce the expansion of their electromechanical business with the launch of Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) for the Eurocopter EC130 T2 platform. Initial product deliveries began in late 2011. Unveiled by Eurocopter during the 2012 Heli-Expo exhibition in Dallas, Texas, the EC130 T2 is designed to… Read more »

Source: Lord Corp, 02-May-12

Eurocopter taking X3 demonstrator to Texas in June

Eurocopter taking X3 demonstrator to Texas in June

Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling announced the tour, expected to begin about June 20 in Grand Prairie, at the American Helicopter Society’s annual meeting in Fort Worth on Tuesday.  (see full story)

Source: SkyTalk, 02-May-12

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UK – Improved helicopter facilities open at HMS Raleigh

UK – Improved helicopter facilities open at HMS Raleigh

The Torpoint base stepped in when Plymouth Airport closed and now serves as a ‘lily pad’  for helicopters working for the Flag Officer Sea Training. In their distinctive blue livery, two Dauphin helicopters which serve the RN’s premier training organisation are parked on new landing pads at HMS Raleigh. This is the new and improved… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 01-May-12

French Navy returns second Dauphin to NHV

French Navy returns second Dauphin to NHV

The French Navy has completed its lease of a AS365N2 Dauphin – and returned it to Belgian operator NHV.  The helicopter was noted outside NHV’s base at Ostend on Saturday, covered over and with its main rotor blades removed.  It is expected to be repainted back from the grey/red French Navy scheme to the standard… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-12

STARS officially launches operations in Saskatchewan

STARS officially launches operations in Saskatchewan

Regina, SK, April 30, 2012 – As of noon today, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) was ready to provide helicopter air ambulance services for critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan. Following a brief ceremony involving dignitaries and former patients, the organization opened its base in Regina. “This is a historic day for… Read more »

Source: STARS, 01-May-12

Helibras successfully tests new Super Puma lighting panel

Helibras successfully tests new Super Puma lighting panel

(electronic translation) A team of Engineering and Flight Testing of the Helibras held its first test campaign in a Super Puma aircraft family, the Brazilian army, held by a crew entirely Brazilian. The objective was to observe during a night flight, the new lighting of the dashboard of the AS532 Cougar EU Avex compatible with… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 30-Apr-12

Eurocopter considers participation in Rotary Wing Training Center

Eurocopter considers participation in Rotary Wing Training Center

The European helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter has shown interest to locate their maintenance training in our Rotary Wing Training Center (RWTC) in Gilze en Rijen, which is opened on Wednesday, April 25 by the Dutch Minister of Defense Hillen. Eurocopter is following the example of Boeing, who relocated it global Chinook maintenance training to the care… Read more »

Source: World Class Aviation Academy, 30-Apr-12

Eurocopter delivers 500th EC145

Eurocopter delivers 500th EC145

The 500th EC145 helicopter was delivered by Eurocopter today, marking a new milestone for this twin-engine workhorse rotorcraft that continues in high-rate production for international customers. Eurocopter’s 500th EC145, along with the 501st production helicopter, were provided to Transportes Aereos Pegaso, which is the largest Mexican operator in the Gulf of Mexico. Pegaso already operates… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 30-Apr-12

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29-Apr-12 N406EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Hugo, US-Oklahoma

Annual check ride with NVGs in EMS helicopter.  After a satisfactory slope landing, the PIC repositioned the helicopter to a flat area and performed a hovering autorotation, which  resulted  in  a  hard  landing.  After the flight, during a post-flight examination,  substantial  damage  was  discovered  to the tail boom and the aft portion of the fuselage

29-Apr-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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Talk of second Winnipeg Police helicopter premature, says councillor

Talk of second Winnipeg Police helicopter premature, says councillor

Winnipeg Police have had their EC120 a year now, and the usage in 2012 at 40 hours a month is 50% higher than planned. Opposition councillors are calling for a second helicopter (see full story)

Source: CBC, 27-Apr-12

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Enerplus passes $500,000 milestone in donations to STARS

Enerplus passes $500,000 milestone in donations to STARS

Enerplus Corporation, who have been strong supporters of STARS since 1992, have reached the $500,000 giving milestone. A celebration, which included a logo unveiling on the STARS helicopter, was held on April 25 for the independent oil and gas producer at the STARS Calgary hanger. “Enerplus has been in business for over 25 years, and… Read more »

Source: STARS, 27-Apr-12

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Bond renews Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance contract for five years

Bond renews Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance contract for five years

Bond Air Services has been awarded a new, five-year contract, worth £8 million, by air ambulance charity, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. The contract will see Bond continue to provide a complete helicopter support service, including aircraft, crew and maintenance support until 2017. Bond has been providing the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the Air… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 27-Apr-12

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P&WC’s PW210 engine to power Eurocopter X4

P&WC’s PW210 engine to power Eurocopter X4

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) PW210 engine has been selected by Eurocopter to power the next-generation X4 helicopter. The PW210-powered X4 is expected to enter into service by 2017. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company UTX -0.05%  . The PW210 engine – the latest in P&WC’s turboshaft product line – is… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 26-Apr-12

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Romanian Ministry of Health orders two more EC135s

Romanian Ministry of Health orders two more EC135s

The Romanian Ministry of Health’s Eurocopter EC135 helicopter fleet will be increased with two additional helicopters ordered as part of a framework contract signed last year covering a total six of the twin-engine rotorcraft. This new agreement will lead to deliveries of the latest two EC135s during 2012, and provides follow-on to an initial helicopter… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Apr-12

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FAA approves Dart Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350/EC130

FAA approves Dart Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350/EC130

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce FAA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) newly improved Auxiliary Fuel Tank for the AS350 series of aircraft and the EC 130 B4. The newly improved Auxiliary Fuel Tank provides additional fuel capacity that can be transferred to the main fuel tank as desired in order to extend… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 25-Apr-12

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25-Apr-12 Eurocopter AS350 Yangzhou, China

Emergency landing after running out of fuel.  No damage.

25-Apr-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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UK – Avon and Somerset Police EC135 to remain at Filton under NPAS

UK – Avon and Somerset Police EC135 to remain at Filton under NPAS

Avon and Somerset Police can confirm that a police helicopter will continue to be based at Filton airfield when the new National Police Air Service is launched. In October 2012 the National Police Air Service will begin adopting responsibility for police air operations from individual forces to the new service. In July 2013 Avon and… Read more »

Source: Avon and Somerset Police, 24-Apr-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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FlightSafety names new Assistant Manager at Tucson centre

FlightSafety names new Assistant Manager at Tucson centre

FlightSafety International announces that Jeremy Pisell has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona. “Our Customers and Teammates who train and work at the Tucson Learning Center will appreciate and benefit from Jeremy’s aviation experience, thorough understanding of FlightSafety’s training programs, focus on service, and ability to manage and… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Apr-12

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Omni receives first of four EC225, and orders six more

Omni receives first of four EC225, and orders six more

Eurocopter has delivered the first from an initial contract for four EC225 helicopters to OMNI Helicopter International (OHI). During this occasion, OHI also placed a second order for six additional aircraft of this type, bringing to ten the total number of EC225s that they will operate for oil & gas missions in Brazil. Delivered in… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Apr-12

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Maryland National Guard celebrates UH-72 arrival

Maryland National Guard celebrates UH-72 arrival

The Maryland Army National Guard introduced their new helicopter during an orientation event conducted at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation near Reisterstown, Md., April 18. The event gave service members and the media the opportunity to learn about the capabilities of the new UH-72A ‘Lakota’ helicopter and what benefits it brings to the Maryland Army National… Read more »

Source: Maryland National Guard, 20-Apr-12

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ABLE Eurocopter EC120s sold to Canada

ABLE Eurocopter EC120s sold to Canada

The helicopters were sold to Truscott Contracting, Ltd, said Newport police Chief Jay Johnson, who is also chairman of the ABLE Board of Governors. Truscott Contracting is based in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. (see full story) HeliHub.com Editor note – Trustcott Contracting currently owns one Robinson R44 II, registered C-FSRT

Source: Orange County Register, 19-Apr-12

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Transport Canada approve Dart’s rear locker extender for AS355N/NP

Transport Canada approve Dart’s rear locker extender for AS355N/NP

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce the addition of the Eurocopter AS355N/NP models to DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Transport Canada STC for the Rear Locker Extender. The Rear Locker Extender installs in the aft end of the existing baggage compartment and allows operators to carry cargo that is normally difficult to stow. Constructed from… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 18-Apr-12

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18-Apr-12 N191EH Eurocopter AS350B2 Valdez, US-Alaska

Tail rotor separated while landing on glacier

18-Apr-12

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Spain’s Traffic Police sell two AS355Ns

Spain’s Traffic Police sell two AS355Ns

Trafico – the Spainish Traffic Police – have sold a pair of Eurocopter AS355N helicopters.  The 1998 and 1999 manufactured airframes were purchased by DMG Heli Sales in the UK and have 3700 and 4400 hours on the airframes.  Both are being offered for immediate resale. See also http://www.DMGHeliSales.co.uk Copyright photo reproduced with permission of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Apr-12

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Lakota fleet of 200+ approaches 100K flight hours

Lakota fleet of 200+ approaches 100K flight hours

The Army’s newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota, is approaching 100,000 flight hours, and maintains one of the highest mission-capable rates among Army aircraft. The Army expects to buy a total of 345 of the aircraft, and the service has just taken delivery of 209 so far. “The real success story for us: it’s been on… Read more »

Source: US Army, 16-Apr-12

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Rega reports record number of missions in 2011

Rega reports record number of missions in 2011

[electronic translation from German]  The Swiss air rescue missions was asked to 14’240 in 2011 by the people as never before. 1953, a year after its founding, the Rega flew just six. On average, the rescue helicopters are now nearly 30 times per day in operation. This service, 365 days around the clock for people… Read more »

Source: Rega, 16-Apr-12

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British Gazelle pilot sparks anti-terrorist alert

British Gazelle pilot sparks anti-terrorist alert

A badly reported story in the UK on Saturday needs clearing up!  According to the Ministry of Defence, “two QRA Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Coningsby when a small civilian aircraft was transmitting inadvertently on an emergency frequency and was out of radio communication with Air Traffic Control.  Authorisation was given for one of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Apr-12

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St Lucia Helicopters sells AS350BA

St Lucia Helicopters sells AS350BA

St Lucia Helicopters have had an AS350BA for sale on their website recently, and the transaction has now apparently gone through.  What has surprised the HeliHub.com team is that the aircraft has turned up in Ireland, well known across Europe in the last three years as being the best place to buy a used helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Apr-12

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Heli Gotthard adds new EC120

Heli Gotthard adds new EC120

Swiss operator Heli Gotthard has added a new Eurocopter EC120 to its fleet – a 2012 build aircraft with serial number 1667.  Now registered HB-ZLR, it is owned by Automaten Meyer AG and will be operated by Heli Gotthard from their Pfaffnau base alongside two other EC120s. The company also operates four AS350B3 helicopters from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-12

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STARS sets date for Saskatchewan start

STARS sets date for Saskatchewan start

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is pleased to announce it will launch its first Saskatchewan base on Monday, April 30 in Regina. Beginning at 12 p.m. (noon), STARS will be ready to provide safe, rapid medical transport for critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan. “We’re very excited that helicopter air medical… Read more »

Source: STARS, 12-Apr-12

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ADAC welcomes first female pilot

ADAC welcomes first female pilot

German EMS operator ADAC has recently welcomed the first female pilot to their roster of around 150.  Melanie von Allwörden has joined their “Christop 39” base at Perleberg, approx 100 miles south east of Hamburg, flying a Eurocopter EC135.  The 34-year old previously worked for the Hamburg Police – and lives in Hamburg with her… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-12

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Atlantic Ambulance adds third EC135

Atlantic Ambulance adds third EC135

Atlantic Ambulance Corporation, a subsidiary of Atlantic Health System, the parent company of Morristown, Overlook and Newton Medical Centers and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, this week launched its third medevac helicopter into the skies above northern New Jersey. The new chopper, Atlantic Air Three, will provide service primarily to the residents of Sussex and Passaic Counties…. Read more »

Source: Atlantic Health System, 11-Apr-12

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Switzerland takes delivery of first two upgraded Super Pumas

Switzerland takes delivery of first two upgraded Super Pumas

In a ceremony at Emmen on 2nd April, the Swiss military accepted delivery of the first pair of Super Puma helicopters from their upgrade program.  The full fleet of 15 will go through this work, with the last one for completion in 2014. The aim of the program is to both modernize and upgrade the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-12

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11-Apr-12 N135WJ Eurocopter EC135P2 Palm City, US-Florida

Emergency landing while en route to an accident scene – smoke in the cockpit.  Registration assumed as this is the only helicopter operated by Martin County on this work and our report stated “Martin County LifeStar”

11-Apr-12

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11-Apr-12 Eurocopter MH-65C Salinas, US-California

Emergency landing after crew began to smell smoke in the cockpit and reported that the engine was acting unusual.  MH-65C assumed on the basis that the CGAS San Francisco website states they currently operate four of these (and no other types)

11-Apr-12

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Hackensack University Medical Center welcomes new EC135 “AirMed 1”

Hackensack University Medical Center welcomes new EC135 “AirMed 1”

As part of its commitment to strengthening its regional network, Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that its new helicopter, AirMed1, will become operational as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 5. “We are thrilled to welcome AirMed1 to HackensackUMC,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of HackensackUMC. “Our medical center… Read more »

Source: Hackensack UMC, 10-Apr-12

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Eurocopter Group appoints new General Counsel

Eurocopter Group appoints new General Counsel

Jean-Pascal Méo is appointed Eurocopter Group’s General Counsel as of 2nd April 2012. He will replace Georges Richelme, who has been elected as President of the Commercial Court of Marseilles. At Eurocopter he will now oversee the institutional relations of the Group. Having joined Eurocopter in January 1998, following roles as legal advisor in a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-12

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Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie recognized for 50 years of Eurocopter operations

Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie recognized for 50 years of Eurocopter operations

Five decades of Eurocopter helicopter operations by the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie were celebrated today at the 2012 Marrakech Air Show, where a commemorative plaque was presented to the military service. The Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie Air Squadron operates a fleet of Eurocopter rotorcraft that covers the company’s product range, with an inventory including SA3130 Alouette II,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-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 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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Cobham’s Flexcomm system selected for US Army Lakotas

Cobham’s Flexcomm system selected for US Army Lakotas

Cobham Aerospace Communications has been selected to supply its Flexcomm communications system for 39 UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH), as part of E b ADS North America’s Lakota Mission Equipment Package (MEP) in 2012. Cobham has already supplied over 200 such systems for the Lakotas, and the entire fleet order is anticipated to be… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 09-Apr-12

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Cobham provides downlink for US Army UH-72s

Cobham provides downlink for US Army UH-72s

Cobham is providing a crucial downlink as part of a Security and Support Mission Equipment Package designed to better support law enforcement and assist during state responses. This package includes a dual channel, high resolution Cobham tactical downlink system, with both FM and COFDM links. The High Resolution Downlink enables agents or National Guardsmen on… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 09-Apr-12

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Pima County Sheriffs selects Becker digital ICS for new AS350B3e

Pima County Sheriffs selects Becker digital ICS for new AS350B3e

Becker Avionics announced today that Pima County Sheriffs Department (PCSD) of Tucson, Arizona, selected the DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control panel system for its new AS350 B3e multi-mission helicopter. The aircraft delivered in mid-March during a ceremony at American Eurocopter’s Grand Prairie TX Delivery Center. During the next few months the aircraft will be outfitted… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 09-Apr-12

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06-Apr-12 F-GFZC Eurocopter AS350BA Tenere desert, Niger (6F)

Four Chinese employees from state oil firm CNPC and two French crew members were killed in a helicopter crash in Niger’s Tenere desert.  Helicopter went missing 6th April and was not found until 9th April

06-Apr-12

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06-Apr-11 N244AM Eurocopter EC135P2+ St Augustine, US-Florida

Ingested plastic carrier bag on final approach to land on road to pick up accident victim.  Aircraft went U/S and patient continued by road.  Mechanic called to clear aircraft for flight.

06-Apr-12

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Eurocopter Canada Newsletter – Jan/Feb/Mar 2012

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 05-Apr-12

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Eurocopter Rotor – January-March 2012 edition

Source: Eurocopter, 01-Apr-12

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EADS North America to unveil next evolution of Armed Aerial Scout at Quad-A

EADS North America to unveil next evolution of Armed Aerial Scout at Quad-A

EADS North America and its industry team will unveil the company’s next evolution of its Armed Aerial Scout helicopter during a press briefing at the annual Army Aviation Association of American annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. This latest Armed Aerial Scout will offer the U.S. Army even greater performance, range, endurance and combat capability. Speakers… Read more »

Source: EADS North America, 30-Mar-12

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Security worry over police helicopter at Redhill

Security worry over police helicopter at Redhill

The proposal to move a helicopter to the east of the county was agreed at a Surrey Police Authority meeting on Monday (March 26) in preparation for the introduction of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) scheme next month. (see full story)

Source: Get Surrey, 30-Mar-12

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Two UK EMS charities work together to extend hours

Two UK EMS charities work together to extend hours

People living and working in the East of England will again benefit from a unique partnership between the region’s two Air Ambulance Charities this summer. Under the agreement, trialled successfully in 2011, the Charities will collaborate with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to extend their service to cover the longer summer… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 30-Mar-12

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30-Mar-12 N929JV Eurocopter SA315B Alva, US-Oklahoma

Autorotated into field during external load operations

30-Mar-12

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29-Mar-12 2216 Eurocopter AS332B Chaparralito, Venezuela (7F)

Crashed during anti-drug operations

29-Mar-12

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Thales’s first Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

Thales’s first Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

On 29 February 2012, the first example of Thales’s new Reality H Dauphin N3/N3+ helicopter simulator was granted FTD Level 3 and FFS Level B qualification by the French civil aviation authority (DGAC). The Reality H simulator is based on the new generation of Thales products, designed to maximise training capacity and availability while offering… Read more »

Source: Thales, 28-Mar-12

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Eurocopter pushes Indian military hard at Defexpo 2012 in New Delhi

Eurocopter pushes Indian military hard at Defexpo 2012 in New Delhi

The capabilities of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line to fulfill a full range of mission requirements for the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard will be spotlighted at this month’s Defexpo 2012 exposition in New Delhi. Eurocopter’s presence at the Pragati Maidan exhibition center (Hall 11, Stand 11.4) is to include scale models of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 28-Mar-12

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Eurocopter to showcase its ability to support Asia’s business aviation market at ABACE 2012

Eurocopter to showcase its ability to support Asia’s business aviation market at ABACE 2012

Eurocopter will exhibit in the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) held in Shanghai from 27-29 March, with two of its most popular helicopter models for business aviation on display – one AS350 B3 Ecureuil on static display and one mock-up of its light twin-engine EC135 at Stand No. P616. The Asian Business… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 28-Mar-12

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28-Mar-12 Eurocopter SA319 Lunundo, Angola (2F)

Helicopter was carrying out filming work.  The accident killed Feliciano Saiminho of Public Television of Angola and Air Force technician Manuel André

28-Mar-12

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Canada approves STC for Aspen Avionics Evolution Pro-H in AS350

Canada approves STC for Aspen Avionics Evolution Pro-H in AS350

Aspen Avionics announced today that Aeronav Avionics Inc, a full-service avionics system repair and maintenance company, has received Transport Canada STC approval for installation of Aspen’s single Evolution Pro H Primary Flight Display, and the 1500H and 2000H dual flight display systems in the AS350 series helicopter. The installation approval allows for night VFR configuration,… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 27-Mar-12

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Multiflight helicopter operation continues to expand

Multiflight helicopter operation continues to expand

Multiflight continues to expand its helicopter operation and now operates five Dauphin helicopters and employs 12 helicopter pilots. “Our helicopter operation is going from strength to strength and we have firmly established our reputation for providing a comprehensive range of first class helicopter services to clients in the UK and internationally,” said Steve Borrowdale, Multiflight’s… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 26-Mar-12

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25-Mar-12 D-HENN Eurocopter AS350SD2 Gelsdorf, Germany

Shortly after take off with five passengers on a pleasure flight at the Frühlingsfest event, the helicopter descended suddenly and suffered a heavy run-on landing which caused the skids to completely deform -then  sliding onwards through two security fences before coming to rest in a 40 degree nose down angle on the bank of a… Read more »

25-Mar-12

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24-Mar-12 9N-AKA Eurocopter AS350B2 Dhorpatan, Nepal

Tail rotor suffered minor damage after it stuck the ground while attempting to take off

24-Mar-12

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EASA approves 850hp engine BK117 upgrade

EASA approves 850hp engine BK117 upgrade

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the BK117-850D2 engine upgrade. This STC allows for the replacement of the standard BK117-B2 750hp engines with upgraded 850hp engines.  This increase in power significantly improves One Engine Inoperative (OEI) performance, allowing the BK117-850D2 to achieve true Category A standard.  The… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 22-Mar-12

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Eurocopter confirms commitment to Latin America at FIDAE

Eurocopter confirms commitment to Latin America at FIDAE

Eurocopter’s participation at the FIDAE International Air and Space Show in Santiago de Chile will underscore its strong presence in Latin America with a competitive range of products perfectly adapted to the growing needs of customers in the region. Eurocopter is the leader in Latin America with more than 1,200 helicopters in operation, accounting for… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Mar-12

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ANH adds two AS365N3+ Dauphins for newsgathering

ANH adds two AS365N3+ Dauphins for newsgathering

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

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Mar-12

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21-Mar-12 HB-ZKK Eurocopter AS350B3 Claridenfirn, Switzerland

Helicopter landing on snow ended up on its starboard side.  2 of 6 POB had minor injuries

21-Mar-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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20-Mar-12 Eurocopter SE313 El Cuervo, Spain (3F)

Helicopter crashed with significant vertical descent rate.  see photo here and here.

20-Mar-12

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Nigerian Air Force refurbishes two Super Pumas

Nigerian Air Force refurbishes two Super Pumas

The Minister of Defence, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed while commissioning the two helicopter gunships Friday at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, said it would boost current defence efforts in the country. (see full story)

Source: This Day, 19-Mar-12

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Eurocopter named again France’s most attractive employer

Eurocopter named again France’s most attractive employer

Eurocopter has again come out on top in the Randstad Award survey, after being voted France’s most attractive employer across all sectors for the second year running. A leader in its domain for more than 10 years, Eurocopter was also at the top of the list for the third time in the capital goods industrial… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Mar-12

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Eurocopter Canada partners with HS Capital to provide financing solutions

Eurocopter Canada partners with HS Capital to provide financing solutions

“We are confident that the partnership with HS Capital will give Eurocopter owners and operators financing options that can assist customers with business opportunities today and in preparation for future contracts,” cited Guy Joannes, President and CEO of Eurocopter Canada Limited. The key appeal of HS Capital’s approach is being able to quickly establish a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 18-Mar-12

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Eurocopter Canada name “Innovation in Safety” award winner

Eurocopter Canada name “Innovation in Safety” award winner

Eurocopter Canada presents the first “Innovation in Safety” award to Mr. Geoff Goodyear, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited (UHNL). Committee members have selected an outstanding individual in Mr. Geoff Goodyear who personifies what Eurocopter Canada’s Innovation in Safety Award is all about.  Active in the industry for over 33 years, Geoff… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 18-Mar-12

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Peak Aviation buy fourth Eurocopter, an AS350B3e

Peak Aviation buy fourth Eurocopter, an AS350B3e

Peak Aviation Inc. has selected the AS350 B3e to assist with its mining, fire and long-lining missions. The sale by Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) will mark Peak Aviation’s fourth Eurocopter product, including two EC130 B4s and one AS350 B3. “The AS350 B3e is the best single engine aircraft for the type of utility work that… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 18-Mar-12

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Héli-Boréal adds eighth Eurocopter to fleet

Héli-Boréal adds eighth Eurocopter to fleet

Héli-Boréal Inc. has selected the AS350 B2 as its eighth Eurocopter helicopter. The aircraft was delivered by Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) on March 16, 2012 and will be used to expand Héli-Boréal’s work in mining exploration; hydro surveying and maintenance missions. “The proven AS350 B2 has become renowned for its versatility,” said Guy Joannes, President… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 18-Mar-12

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