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Flight testing begins for the first H225Ms for Kuwait

Flight testing begins for the first H225Ms for Kuwait

The first H225Ms to be delivered to Kuwait later this year have started flight testing. Kuwait ordered 30 of the long-range multi-role H225Ms in August 2016. They will be operated by the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard. There are currently 95 H225Ms in service across the world, having accumulated around 114,000 flight hours. The H225M is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Oct-19

Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

PhilJets has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to manage both PhilJets Aero Charter and PhilJets Aero Services in the midst of its expansion in 2019. Established in 2013, PhilJets has grown its portfolio to 15 aircrafts currently under management including newly added Gulfstream G200, Citation Latitude, Citation CJ4 and with additional upcoming R44, Bell… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 08-Oct-19

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SPAES gets EASA STC approval for BK117 searchlight

SPAES gets EASA STC approval for BK117 searchlight

Together with the helicopter operator Heli Service International the SPAES GmbH & Co. KG has create an EASA-STC for the installation of an additional search and landing light for the helicopter Airbus BK 117 C-1. The Nightscanner® is an integrated search and landing light, which is installed in the lower fuselage of the helicopter and… Read more »

Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, 07-Oct-19

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

New Airbus H145 the 3rd STARS has bought to replace its older models in the Prairie provinces. See Full Story.

Source: CBC, 04-Oct-19

Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 for SAR

Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 for SAR

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the terms of a firm contract assisted by Airbus Helicopters, two H225s repurposed from the oil and gas industry will be delivered over the coming months to replace the ageing S-61… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Oct-19

Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

Airbus Helicopters and EASA have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aiming to harness their respective experience and know-how to bring the next generation of VTOL platforms to life, along with the necessary regulatory framework to support them. “I am very pleased to be joining efforts with EASA to build a common framework for the next… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-19

50 Years – Airbus Helicopters in the US

50 Years – Airbus Helicopters in the US

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is celebrating 50 years of supporting U.S. helicopter operators. The company’s U.S. operations began in 1969 with the establishment of Vought Helicopter, Inc. in Texas, which France’s Aerospatiale took over in 1974. Six years later, in 1980, Airbus Helicopters Inc. opened the doors to its current facilities in Grand Prairie, which is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-19

Airbus demonstrates ACH160 on yacht for first time

Airbus demonstrates ACH160 on yacht for first time

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will this week begin demonstrating the world’s most advanced medium helicopter – the ACH160 – to prospective customers at the Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s foremost super yacht event. The aircraft will form the centrepiece of a triumvirate of Airbus helicopters also including the marketleading ACH145 and the lighter ACH135 –… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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The new Airbus H145 lands on top of the Andes

The new Airbus H145 lands on top of the Andes

Airbus Helicopters has reached new heights: the latest version of the H145 has set its skids down on the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, culminating at 6,962 metres (22,840 feet). This is the first time a twin-engine helicopter has landed at this altitude, confirming the performance and the extensive flight envelope of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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Romanian orders three H135s for AMS

Romanian orders three H135s for AMS

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search and rescue (SAR) missions in the country, following a four-year framework agreement signed at the end of July 2019 that foresees the procurement of up… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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First helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M

First helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved its first helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M. Over the course of 4 flights, operated in day conditions over the south of France, the A400M performed 51 dry contacts marking a decisive milestone towards its full capability as a tanker. These tests were performed under… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters has appointed Alexandre Ceccacci General Manager of his own customer assistance center in Italy. The appointment of Alexandre Ceccacci follows the recent acquisition by Airbus of Aersud Helicopters, historical distributor of Airbus Helicopters in Italy. Airbus has thus consolidated the its presence in an important market that currently has 250 Airbus helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-19

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Airbus Foundation supports Bolivian efforts to fight fires in Amazon

Airbus Foundation supports Bolivian efforts to fight fires in Amazon

The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Centre is supporting Bolivia’s efforts against the severe fires currently affecting the country. An Airbus A330neo test aircraft transported 38 firefighters of the French Civil Security and equipment from Vatry, France, to Bolivia. They will participate in fighting… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Sep-19

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Metro Aviation takes delivery of first Airbus EC145e

Metro Aviation takes delivery of first Airbus EC145e

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered to Metro Aviation Inc. the first EC145e produced at its U.S. assembly plant in Columbus, Miss. This latest aircraft delivery is part of an order for 25 that Metro placed in 2018, and the remaining aircraft will all be delivered out of Columbus. Metro is a Shreveport, La.-based company that… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Sep-19

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Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma

Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma

Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma helicopter: a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast. This delivery completes the German Federal Police’s order for four H215s, the first three of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Sep-19

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Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

[electronic translation] The Airbus Foundation and Helibras, in partnership with the civil society organization (OSC) CIEDS, held last Thursday (22) the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Flying Challenge Brazil youth development program. The initiative aims to stimulate a taste for studies and inspire children ages 9 to 11 to explore careers in the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Sep-19

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Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Early August, the second prototype of the new five-bladed H145 took off for its maiden flight at the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth. The helicopter will be used for additional flight tests to achieve EASA certification of the new five-bladed H145 in early 2020. The first prototype is currently performing a high altitude test campaign… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Sep-19

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Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department in South Korea is shortly to take delivery of a brand-new Leonardo AW169 to strengthen its aerial capacity. The aircraft, serial number 69101, the 101st to be built, is currently undergoing test-flying at Varese-Venegono in Italy with the test marks I-RAIM. It will be registered as HL9649 when it is delivered. Daegu,… Read more »

Source: Daegu Fire Department, 05-Sep-19

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Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities

Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities

Airbus Helicopters as prime contractor will work together with Dresden-based Elbe Flugzeugwerke to maintain the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) NH90 fleet. Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed the corresponding 10-year support contract on Wednesday. The services to be rendered at a package price under this contract… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Sep-19

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Airbus offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability. The RFI seeks solutions for the army’s future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs. Airbus is the manufacturer of the tandem seat Tiger helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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“Before your flight” example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives

“Before your flight”  example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives

The new pre-flight risk-assessment app called “Before your flight” went live in July to aid operators in making informed decisions prior to a flight. It is an example of Airbus Helicopters proactive support of global safety initiatives. “Before your flight” is available in nine languages: French, English, German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19

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Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus has delivered two H145 helicopters to the New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Medical Services at a ceremony at the GCH Aviation Group headquarters. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said these were the first two H145 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration in the New Zealand market. “I’m proud that Airbus’ helicopters are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19

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Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019

Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019

Helibras, a subsidiary of Airbus and the only manufacturer of turbine helicopters in Latin America, will once again be one of the highlights of Labace (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition). business aviation business in Latin America. Company booth # 6009 will feature the ACH145 Line, the world’s first-selling booth, as well as the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 23-Aug-19

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota for training operations with the Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Ala. The aircraft represents the company’s 440th Lakota delivery since the program began in 2006, sustaining one of the Department of Defense’s only on-time, on-cost and on-quality Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs over the last… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Aug-19

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Airbus now accepting nominations for sixth annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

Airbus now accepting nominations for sixth annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

As part of celebrating 35 years of operations in Canada, Airbus will present the 2019 Innovation in Safety Award at this year’s Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference on November 16th in Vancouver, BC. The award recipient(s) will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD in addition to recognition from the industry. “Our priority has… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Aug-19

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Airbus opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus is extending further its extensive footprint in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional helicopter completion and delivery centre (CDC) at its Subang facility. The new CDC will see Airbus’ new helicopters for customers in the Southeast Asia region being completed in, and delivered from this centre of excellence, consolidating Malaysia’s role as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Aug-19

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Airbus Helicopters Canada appoints President

Airbus Helicopters Canada appoints President

Airbus announced today that Dwayne Charette has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Canada Limited, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer. He succeeds Romain Trapp, who has assumed the role of President of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. “We have a very strong team in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Aug-19

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Smartforce: the power of big data for military operators

Smartforce: the power of big data for military operators

On the occasion of Paris Airshow 2019, Airbus Helicopters has launched seven new products for military customers under its digital support services offering called Smartforce. With these additions, Airbus expands the Smartforce offering, and allows customers to select the services that best fit the specific requirements of their fleets and aircraft mix. The development of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Aug-19

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Airbus Celebrates 10 Anniversary at NAS Pax River

Airbus Celebrates 10 Anniversary at NAS Pax River

Airbus hosted a ceremony with leaders of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) to commemorate the UH-72A Lakota’s 10th anniversary at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. Airbus Helicopters established the Lakota program at the USNTPS in July 2009. Over the past ten years, the UH-72A Lakota fleet there has consistently exceeded operational… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jul-19

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Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10

Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10

Part of a fleet upgrade program, two new H125s ordered by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will support aerial spraying to control the mosquito population in the Florida Keys, off the southern coast of the state. With a sub-tropical environment, the Keys regions from Key Largo to Key West is home to approximately 46… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Jul-19

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Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago. This aircraft will feature the ACH160 Exclusive version highlighting two wide hinged doors and electrical footsteps… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Jul-19

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Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July. Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, including an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Jul-19

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Airbus develops its presence in Italy

Airbus develops its presence in Italy

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role in the development of the country’s helicopter market. It has successfully increased Airbus Helicopters’ market share in Italy, particularly… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jul-19

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Airbus makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company. “The simplification of our organisation aims at being leaner, improving our efficiency and developing collaboration within the company. To achieve this, we have regrouped certain functions into single organisations such as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-19

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Airbus Helicopters makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company. “The simplification of our organisation aims at being leaner, improving our efficiency and developing collaboration within the company. To achieve this, we have regrouped certain functions into single organisations such as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jul-19

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The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jul-19

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Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus announced that Romain Trapp has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of President of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. Trapp brings a broad experience within Airbus, having worked for the company for nearly two decades,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

Serbia has received its first H145M helicopter and will become a maintenance hub for SA 341 / SA 342 Gazelle helicopters. ”Both events underline the fact that Serbia and Airbus have entered into a close partnership”, as Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even pointed out at the Partner Defence Exhibition in Belgrade. The Moma Stanojlovic aeronautical plant, located… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Aerospace and academic experts from Airbus and the International Space University (Strasbourg) have selected Team “Zero” Heroes from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, as winner of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global student competition. The team convinced the expert jury with their smart batteryless wireless switches for aircraft systems that provide power at your… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jul-19

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The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

In the frame of the 2019 Top irritant resolution program for H135, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a retrofit solution to prevent a failure of the electrical master boxes due to water ingress. The solution consists of replacing the existing air ducts with the new ones with an integrated water trap, which protects the master boxes… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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China’s ACH160 launch customer

China’s ACH160 launch customer

Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (Shenzhen Eastern GAC) has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China. The aircraft will be used to perform mainly private and business aviation (PBA) missions around the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area of China, which is home to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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Airbus Helicopters expands online purchasing to external vendors

Airbus Helicopters expands online purchasing to external vendors

Airbus Helicopters (AH) opened a new online Market place through its Keycopter eOrdering service. Recently deployed, this Market place is an opportunity for AH customers to buy a wide range of parts and products directly from external vendors. More than 10,000 new parts are currently accessible from the catalogues and the customer advantages include: •… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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Airbus and the French Ministry for Transport to perform first flight of hybrid light demonstrator

Airbus and the French Ministry for Transport to perform first flight of hybrid light demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters and the French Ministry for Transport (DGAC) have announced the launch of a research project aimed at demonstrating the use of a hybrid propulsion system on board a single-engine helicopter testbed. This initiative, which will lead to the first flight of a demonstrator in 2020, will focus on the integration of an electric… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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French Prime Minister meets Airbus apprentices

French Prime Minister meets Airbus apprentices

During a visit dedicated to highlighting the role of apprenticeships in the French aeronautical industry, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with some of the several hundred young apprentices that work at Airbus Helicopters. The Prime Minister was then invited to experience first-hand one of the next generation helicopters that they have contributed to during… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Jun-19

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Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter manufacturer, and Safran Helicopter Engines, the global leader in helicopter turbines, are teaming up to prepare the future of cleaner, quieter and more efficient vertical flight, ahead of the upcoming Horizon Europe research programme which should be carried out during the next decade.   A Letter of Intent… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 21-Jun-19

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EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus Helicopters H160. Arrano is a new generation engine in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range, perfectly suited for new four-to-six tonne helicopters. The H160 made its first flight with the Arrano in January… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Jun-19

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Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

Airbus Helicopters and Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the future introduction of two new categories of rotorcraft in the PHL fleet as well as for the repair, maintenance and overhaul of its existing AS365N Dauphin helicopters. The MoU, signed by Air Commodore Dayasagar, Executive Director at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jun-19

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Airbus Helicopters supports modernisation of training centre in Ukraine

Airbus Helicopters supports modernisation of training centre in Ukraine

Airbus Helicopters has accelerated the set-up of new pilot and technician training capabilities in Ukraine. The company will be delivering an H225 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) that will be based in Krementchuk, as well as delivering the first two H125 for pilot training purposes by the end of December 2019. “We are very proud to announce that we are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jun-19

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French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force and in particular it will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jun-19

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Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into the future. This year Paris is also the stage to celebrate Airbus’ 50 years of pioneering progress which created a string of world aerospace… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jun-19

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Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Airbus Helicopters has delivered Nakanihon Air Service’s 20th H135, at an entry-into-service ceremony held today at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture. This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions throughout the country. One of the largest aircraft operators in Japan, Nakanihon operates… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jun-19

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DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

The most modern helicopter, which is currently used in the civil air rescue, now flies in Bad Berka: Since yesterday, a H 145 launches as the new ”    “. The intensive care helicopter is the only one in Thuringia that can be alerted around the clock. The H 145 represents a generation change in the air… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 11-Jun-19

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Airbus, Bell, Guimbal and Robinson all represented at Heli UK Expo

The upcoming Heli UK Expo event at Wycombe Air Park on 13-15 June will feature four manufacturers. Airbus Helicopters UK will be bringing an H130, Bell’s representatives HelixAv have two 505s and a 407 and HeliGroup will show a G2 Cabri from French manufacturer Guimbal. Robinson have three distributors based in the UK, and all… Read more »

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Airbus Delivers an H125 to Forest Leasing & Management

Airbus Delivers an H125 to Forest Leasing & Management

The newly delivered H125 will support a variety of utility missions including firefighting, diamond drill support, powerline maintenance, wildlife services, airborne geophysics (bird towing) and precision aerial construction.

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jun-19

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Airbus Celebrates 35th Anniversary in Canada

Airbus Celebrates 35th Anniversary in Canada

With 200 customers operating over 700 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters Canada is marking 35 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry. Over the past 35 years, Airbus Helicopters has supported regional and national law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, utility operators, government and corporate customers to supply, operate and maintain… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-19

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Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

In the frame of the new Airbus Helicopters South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) regional set-up, the AS365 and H225 Full Flight Simulators (FFS), now both located in Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center (AHSC) Kuala Lumpur facilities, were successfully re-qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Both are qualified as dual FFS Level B / FTD… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus Helicopters becomes the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. The new https://keycopter.airbus.com/en/-/new-digital-logcard-service Digital LogCard service was announced during HAI Heli-Expo 2019, with the CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 to become the first Airbus helicopter to benefit fully from this new service. The advantages of Digital LogCard are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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Airbus and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

Airbus and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

Airbus Helicopters and the Hungarian Government have selected the town of Gyula in the Békés County as the site for a new aerospace enterprise in Hungary. Gyula is located in the country’s eastern part. The new installation will be built up from scratch and will be the core of an emerging Hungarian aeronautics cluster. This… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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Airbus to display H135 at CANSEC 2019

Airbus to display H135 at CANSEC 2019

On May 29 and 30, at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Airbus will display a wide range of innovative products and services at Canada’s premier global defence and security trade show – CANSEC 2019. Canada is a key partner for Airbus, currently celebrating 35 years of operations in the country based on solid and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-May-19

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France brings forward H160M Joint Light Helicopter programme

France brings forward H160M Joint Light Helicopter programme

The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the launch of the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger; HIL) programme has been brought forward to 2021. The HIL programme, for which the Airbus Helicopters’ H160 was selected in 2017, was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-May-19

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Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

This strikingly painted Airbus ACH130 helicopter, captured here over the English countryside, is due to be delivered to mobile home park entrepreneur Alfie Best a few days after the EBACE exhibition. Best, a proud Romany who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List, is acquiring the helicopter to support him in managing the numerous… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-May-19

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Airbus delivers ACH145 for use on super yachts

Airbus delivers ACH145 for use on super yachts

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has delivered the first of two ACH145 helicopters to an existing private customer as the first step in a fleet renewal programme. The two aircraft will be primarily flown from super yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean regions on behalf of the owner who is a highly experienced user of Airbus helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopter, 27-May-19

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Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans has taken delivery of two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards, becoming the first H125 operator able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally, resulting in better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety. These helicopters are the first two in a series of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-May-19

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Latest ACH160 order underlines market confidence in new model

Latest ACH160 order underlines market confidence in new model

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has secured an additional sale for its latest ACH160 helicopter just days before the EBACE 2019 business aviation show in Geneva.This new order, from an experienced UK helicopter operator which will use it for general corporate purposes, takes the ACH160 orderbook to 11 aircraft of which four have been won in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-May-19

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Airbus Helicopters showed H135 at HeliRussia

Airbus Helicopters showed H135 at HeliRussia

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters will take part in the 12th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2019, which will be held May 16-18 at Crocus Expo in Moscow. At the company’s booth (1K, hall 3, pavilion 1), the H135 helicopter with the Helionix avionics complex will be presented for the first time. In addition, Airbus Helicopters will conduct… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-May-19

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Airbus improves Dauphin and H155 landing gear control switch

Airbus improves Dauphin and H155 landing gear control switch

In the frame of the 2019 Top irritant resolution program for Dauphin aircraft (AS 365, AS 565 and EC 155), Airbus Helicopters proposes a new solution improving the reliability of the landing gear control switch. The improvement consists in installing a new micro switch, which is a result of a new method used to reduce… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-May-19

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Anti-poaching with the H125

Anti-poaching with the H125

The statistics are dire. Less than 4,000 tigers are left in the wild. The western black rhino and northern white rhino are now extinct outside of protected reserves (1). These animals, and hundreds of other species, are victims of poaching – killed for their pelts, horns, tusks, shells, etc. – and sold around the world… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Apr-19

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Airbus reduce order quantities on 1000 parts

Airbus reduce order quantities on 1000 parts

Airbus Helicopters launched a plan for reducing a number of new spare parts with minimum order quantity required. Since the beginning of the year, 1,000 part numbers (PN) have had their minimum order quantities reduced or cancelled: 500 PN with a bag value above 500€ and 500 PN with a bag value between 150 and 500€. This measure allows… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Apr-19

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STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

Together with former patients, crew and community allies, STARS officially welcomed to the Calgary base today two new Airbus H145 aircraft.  The helicopters are the first part of a plan to replace the non-profit air ambulance’s entire fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about bringing us one step closer to making our fleet renewal program… Read more »

Source: STARS, 29-Apr-19

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Airbus removes six month battery inspections on H130, H125 and H120

Airbus removes six month battery inspections on H130, H125 and H120

As from February 2019, the 6-month battery periodic inspection is cancelled for all EC120, AS350/H125 and EC130/H130 aircraft equipped with battery MPN 150CH-1 / 151CH-1 and operated in normal conditions environment. The Maintenance Service Manual chapter 05-25 has been updated consequently and a tech data update has been released in ORION. This improvement is a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Apr-19

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China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China. A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-19

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Airbus awarded Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension

Airbus awarded Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension

Airbus has been awarded an extension of the Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of Defence. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said that the five-year, TLS contract extension reflected the current standing of the Tiger in Australia. “Airbus is committed to ensuring the success… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Apr-19

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H135 final assembly line starts operations

H135 final assembly line starts operations

Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, as well as the first H135 FAL outside of Europe. The opening of this FAL follows a cooperation agreement… Read more »

18-Apr-19

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RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities

RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities

Approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the STC is specifically designed to maximize situational awareness for all mission flights, day or night. RUAG integrated the customized avionics package, NVIS and cockpit upgrade STC on two new Airbus Helicopters H125 (formerly AS350), belonging to FOCA and STSB. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Airbus Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 15-Apr-19

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