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Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as the navigation solution for the new X4 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters. The X4 is Airbus Helicopters’ new generation 5 to 6-ton twin-engine helicopter. Incorporating innovative technologies, the… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 05-Mar-15

Airbus Helicopter H160 (X4) Takes Centre Stage at Heli-Expo Opening

Airbus Helicopter H160 (X4) Takes Centre Stage at Heli-Expo Opening

The most anticipated event of this year’s Heli-Expo has happened – the reveal of the Airbus Helicopters X4 medium class helicopter, now to be known as the Airbus Helicopter H160. A large crowd assembled for the countdown with the reveal scheduled for 11am (local). During the launch Faury revealed that the H160 is the first… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters outlines Heli-Expo coverage, including X4 launch

Airbus Helicopters outlines Heli-Expo coverage, including X4 launch

The high-profile presence of Airbus Helicopters at Heli-Expo 2015 will confirm the company’s leadership role, with its unveiling of the all-new X4 rotorcraft and a rollout of the industry’s most comprehensive customer services coverage. These developments are aligned with the company’s transformation plan, which has been implemented to provide highly efficient helicopter solutions for customers… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Feb-15

Turbomeca Arranco chosen as exclusive sole engine for Airbus X4

Turbomeca Arranco chosen as exclusive sole engine for Airbus X4

Airbus Helicopters has decided to retain Turbomeca’s Arrano (Safran) as exclusive engine for its new twin-engine X4 helicopter, currently under development. This decision marks a major achievement for Turbomeca and confirms the global competitiveness of its products and services, and more specifically the excellent technological and economic performance of the Arrano. In today’s market, this… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

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

Turbomeca announce the first rotation of the Arrano

Turbomeca announce the first rotation of the Arrano

Turbomeca (Safran) is celebrating the first test run of the Arrano which occurred in February at Bordes’ facility (France). The new 1,100 shp engine unveiled last year at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas is designed to power four to-six ton twin engine helicopters and single engine helicopters close to three tons. It fits between the Arriel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Feb-14

Canada – UAV locates person after ground search failed

Canada – UAV locates person after ground search failed

Early this morning, Saskatoon RCMP received a call of a single vehicle rollover on Highway #5 about 5 km east of St. Denis, Saskatchewan. RCMP, along with St. Denis and Vonda Fire Rescue, and EMS from MD Ambulance responded to the scene. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders could not locate the vehicle’s occupants…. Read more »

Source: Draganflyer, 13-May-13

MAG Tapped for Eurocopter X4 Landing Gear Shock Absorbers

MAG Tapped for Eurocopter X4 Landing Gear Shock Absorbers

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced today that, following an intense international competition, it has been selected by Eurocopter to design and manufacture the landing gears’ shock absorbers for the new-generation X4 helicopter. MAG is responsible for the design, engineering, certification, production and after-sales support of the landing gears, and will provide to Eurocopter the absorbers… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 08-Mar-13

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Turbomeca unveils a brand-new engine: the Arrano

Turbomeca unveils a brand-new engine: the Arrano

 Turbomeca (Safran) is celebrating the introduction of its latest turboshaft engine at Heli-Expo. Christened “Arrano”, the new 1,100 shp engine is designed to power four-to-six ton helicopters and fits between the Arriel and Ardiden performance ranges. In today’s market, The Arrano is unmatched in its category. The Arrano, the commercial name of the TM800, benefits… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-13

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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to supply electric brakes for Eurocopter X4

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to supply electric brakes for Eurocopter X4

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) announced today that it has signed a contract with Eurocopter as a single-source supplier of wheels and brakes for the new-generation X4 helicopter. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will provide the two nose wheels, two main wheels and two electric brakes, as well as several other products: the electronic brake controller (EBC), developed and produced by… Read more »

Source: Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, 13-Sep-12

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Turbomeca TM800 to power the future Eurocopter X4

Turbomeca TM800 to power the future Eurocopter X4

Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) has signed a contract with Eurocopter for the automation of the new generation of helicopter turboshaft engine with its new X4, the TM800. The X4 Eurocopter is a helicopter next generation of the category of 5 to 6 tons. The future device will feature a new engine: the e Turbomeca TM800. This… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 23-Jul-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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European Commission authorises state aid for Eurocopter and AgustaWestland

European Commission authorises state aid for Eurocopter and AgustaWestland

The European Commission has authorised France and Italy to grant aid for research and development (R&D) to two European helicopter manufacturers (Eurocopter in France and Agusta Westland in Italy) for the development of new, innovative, medium-weight aircraft. The Commission has decided that these measures are compatible with the EU rules on state aid, particularly as… Read more »

Source: European Commission, 07-Mar-12

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Eurocopter wins 550M Euro funding for X4

Eurocopter wins 550M Euro funding for X4

French newspaper Le Figaro yesterday reported that Eurocopter has secured French Government funding for the development of its new 4-tonne X4 model.  With 550 million euros promised, the multi-national manufacturer and its partners will also develop an ambitious program in technology including engines, avionics, rotor blades, fuselage and so on.  The four tonne market is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Apr-11

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Eurocopter seeks €550M in aid for X4 program

Eurocopter seeks €550M in aid for X4 program

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

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

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Turbomeca to power Eurocopter X4

Turbomeca to power Eurocopter X4

Although a deal is not set, yet, Turbomeca is likely to provide the powerplant for Eurocopter’s dauphine replacement program, the X4.

Source: Aviation Week, 20-Jul-10

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