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East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

22-Apr-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has strengthened its operation at Cambridge City Airport with the construction of a new hangar for its Airbus H145 helicopter. The new helicopter hangar for the Anglia Two aircraft is next to the charity’s operational base and will mean that the aircraft no longer needs to be towed across the... Read more

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-2021

Training accident, further details awaited.  Two POB both to hospital... Read more

Two H125s delivered to Pasco County Mosquito Control District

Two H125s delivered to Pasco County Mosquito Control District

19-Apr-2021

Pasco County Mosquito Control District in Florida has a new weapon in its fight against mosquitoes — two new Airbus H125s. Pasco County is home to roughly 45 different species of mosquitoes, and aerial spraying is one of the most effective ways to fight mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile and Zika viruses. The H125... Read more

Zimbabwe President takes delivery of an Airbus EC225

Zimbabwe President takes delivery of an Airbus EC225

19-Apr-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Local press in the African country of Zimbabwe is reporting the arrival of an Airbus EC225 helicopter at capital city Harare’s international airport on Thursday 15th April. The helicopter was transported on board an Antonov An-124 freighter operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines (registration RA-82077), which had arrived from Rzeszow in Poland. The departure point suggests to... Read more

French military orders 8 H225Ms and first VSR700 UAV

French military orders 8 H225Ms and first VSR700 UAV

16-Apr-2021Source: French Military

[Electronic translation] Intended to equip the French Army, the 8 helicopters will be delivered in 2024 and 2025 and will initiate the replacement of the SA330 Puma maneuver helicopters, whose average age is 43 years. They will thus contribute to forming a homogeneous fleet, the Army already having ten Caracal helicopters in service. This order,... Read more

VSR700 achieves a first step in flight envelope opening

VSR700 achieves a first step in flight envelope opening

16-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

A few weeks ago, the VSR700 demonstrator achieved a test flight that pushed its speed limit to 60kts (more than 110km/h), entirely opening its flight envelope at low speed. At the end of the test, the demonstrator had accumulated more than 10 flight hours. Thanks to this milestone, the VSR700 programme is getting closer to... Read more

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

9-Apr-2021

Heavy landing in a garden on grass.  Skids splayed out.  Press report states pilot was Tereso T Orozco, 64, of Topeka, and passenger was Kenneth David Norman, 48, of Sunnyvale, Texas.  Neither were injured... Read more

Airbus ACH145 delivered to Advanced Flight

Airbus ACH145 delivered to Advanced Flight

7-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

New Zealand VIP and charter operator Advanced Flight, launch customer for the new Airbus ACH145 with five rotor-blades, has taken delivery of its helicopter. The aircraft is the latest version of the best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter and provides a 150kg increase in useful load while delivering new levels of comfort and operational simplicity. Its... Read more

Airbus Helicopters appoints Head of Latin America

Airbus Helicopters appoints Head of Latin America

7-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Alberto Robles, Head of Airbus Strategy & International for Latin America, said that the presence of Airbus in Argentina is a natural step in increasing Airbus’ activity in the region. “There are great opportunities for Airbus in Latin America, and this new office in Buenos Aires is essential to consolidate our products in the region,... Read more

Japan Coast Guard to add two more Airbus H225s

Japan Coast Guard to add two more Airbus H225s

5-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its tenth H225 in February this year. The new helicopters will join its growing fleet to support territorial coastal... Read more

Singapore receives its first H225M helicopter

Singapore receives its first H225M helicopter

5-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has taken delivery of its first H225M helicopter in Singapore. Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with Singapore’s Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of H225M Medium Lift Helicopters in 2016. Congratulating Singapore on the H225Ms, Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even said: “Airbus is very happy to celebrate this... Read more

04-Apr-21 N145SD Airbus EC145 Sioux Falls, US-South Dakota

04-Apr-21 N145SD Airbus EC145 Sioux Falls, US-South Dakota

4-Apr-2021

During positioning flight back to base, VFR at night, the co-pilot’s door sliding window fell out.  Pilot diverted from intended route and landed at Sioux Falls Regional Airport without further incident.... Read more

31-Mar-21 I-MIAT Airbus H125 Bisaccia, Italy

31-Mar-21 I-MIAT Airbus H125 Bisaccia, Italy

31-Mar-2021

Helicopter was involved in loadlifting operations, and lost altitude suddenly , crashing into trees as seen below in the image from Vigili del Fuoco.  37 year old pilot was the only POB and was taken to hospital... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Tampa General Hospital

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Tampa General Hospital

26-Mar-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Tampa General Hospital is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of a new Airbus EC145e. The new helicopter provides more cabin space and faster air speeds than their current primary aircraft. “This new medical air transport helicopter is an important part of Tampa General’s Aeromed Program and will play a key... Read more

26-Mar-21 N351SH Airbus AS350B3 Palmer, US-Alaska (5F)

26-Mar-21 N351SH Airbus AS350B3 Palmer, US-Alaska (5F)

26-Mar-2021

Helicopter crashed on Knik Glacier, killing five of the six POB.  The helicopter appears to have hit the mountain 10-15 feet below a ridgeline at an elevation of about 5,500 feet. The helicopter then rolled 800-900 feet downhill.  Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased as: 52-year-old Colorado resident Gregory Harms 56-year-old Czech Republic resident Petr... Read more

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on time. The previously delivered helicopters are used for training and field testing and are available 24/7 at the Niederstetten and Nörvenich... Read more

Airbus proposes new heat resistance solution for H135 tail drive shaft fairing

Airbus proposes new heat resistance solution for H135 tail drive shaft fairing

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

As part of the product improvement programme for its light twin engine H135 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new heat resistance solution for the tail drive shaft (TDS) fairing, while improving its reliability and reducing maintenance costs. This new TDS fairing, available on all EC135 variants, is made of material that prevents thermal deformation... Read more

Eagle Copters partnered with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS

Eagle Copters partnered with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS

22-Mar-2021Source: Eagle Copters

Within the past year, Eagle Copters Ltd. have delivered two fully customized new Airbus H125 helicopters for the Calgary Police Services Air Support Unit (CPS). Working in conjunction with CPS and Airbus, the highly configured “HAWCS” have being servicing Calgary’s public safety needs since September 2020. “On behalf of Calgary Police Service Air Support Unit... Read more

Airbus partners with Draken for UK SAR contract bid

Airbus partners with Draken for UK SAR contract bid

17-Mar-2021Source: Airbus

Airbus is teaming with Draken Europe to address the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) requirement for the Second Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) service. Airbus and Draken present a UK-based partnership demonstrating an extensive track record in delivering critical Search and Rescue services around the world, an ethos of technological advancement and innovation combined with... Read more

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

16-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In 2020, Airbus Helicopters signed contracts for the supply of helicopters with 19 customers. Orders were placed for the popular single-engine H125 and H130 helicopters, as well as the twin-engine world bestsellers H135 and H145. Among other things, the company received the first order from a Russian client for the newest ACH145 helicopter with an... Read more

Airbus improves H125/H130 main rotor actuator

Airbus improves H125/H130 main rotor actuator

12-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of maintenance programme improvements for its light single-engine helicopter range, Airbus Helicopters has continued to improve the maturity of the hydraulic main rotor actuator (MRA) from its supplier, Novintec, while improving its reliability and reducing maintenance costs. This improvement, available for AS350B3/B3e with double hydraulic and EC130 B4/T2 aircraft, consists of an improvement to... Read more

Romania receives three EMS Airbus H135s

Romania receives three EMS Airbus H135s

10-Mar-2021Source: French Embassy

[electronic translation] Madam Ambassador, Laurence Auer, attended, alongside her German counterpart, Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, the reception of the first three Airbus H135 Helionix helicopters , delivered in Bucharest to the General Aviation Inspectorate , which will be used for emergency medical operations . She was accompanied by the internal security attaché. Interior Minister Lucian Bode... Read more

Airbus drops price on AS350 Crash Resistant Fuel System

Airbus drops price on AS350 Crash Resistant Fuel System

8-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is offering its H125/H130 Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS) retrofit solution at a promotional price and new additional incentive for any order placed in 2021. This CRFS solution is now available on H125 AS350 B3/B3e with FAA/EASA FAR/CS § 27.952 compliance, and on EC130 B4 with FAA/EASA FAR/CS § 27.952 compliance except for... Read more

Two Japanese prefectures sign helicopter cooperation agreement

Two Japanese prefectures sign helicopter cooperation agreement

5-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The prefectures of Ehime and Yamaguchi have this week signed a Mutual Support Agreement regarding their helicopter operations. Under the agreement, each prefecture will be able to request support from the other for their firefighting and disaster prevention requirements. Ehime Prefecture operates a Kawasaki built EC145, while Yamaguchi Prefecture has a Leonardo AW169. Under the... Read more

Airbus recognizes 2 employees with 50 years of service

Airbus recognizes 2 employees with 50 years of service

5-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

For more than 50 years now, Airbus Helicopters Inc. has served and supported U.S. helicopter operators. Just a small handful of employees have been with Airbus Helicopters Inc. since the very earliest days. The company recently recognized two such employees — Carolyn Russell and Dave Dunstan —for 50 years of service. “It’s a remarkable accomplishment... Read more

Milestone Aviation and NHV Group expand partnership

Milestone Aviation and NHV Group expand partnership

5-Mar-2021Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing and NHV Group (“NHV”), a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, have announced an expansion of their partnership with the provision of two Airbus five-bladed H145 helicopters to support the operator’s contract with Germany’s Federal Armed Forces’ training program... Read more

Le Havre marine pilots lose AS365N3 cruise altitude to just 60 feet

Le Havre marine pilots lose AS365N3 cruise altitude to just 60 feet

1-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

French aircraft investigators BEA are looking into a serious incident which occurred on 11th February off the French port of Le Havre. An Airbus AS365N3 operated by the Le Havre port authority was on one of their regular marine pilot flights, outbound to a ship in the English Channel (“La Manche” to the French) when... Read more

Airbus, BLADE to boost on-demand helicopter services in South Asia

Airbus, BLADE to boost on-demand helicopter services in South Asia

22-Feb-2021Source: Airbus

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FlyBlade India (BLADE) – a joint venture between U.S.-based technology-powered air mobility company Blade Urban Air Mobility Inc. and Indian investment firm Hunch Ventures – to help develop the on-demand helicopter services market in South Asia. Airbus and BLADE will collaborate to create awareness about on-demand... Read more

CareFlight becomes Australia first H145 EMS operator

CareFlight becomes Australia first H145 EMS operator

19-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Australia’s CareFlight has become the country’s first operator of the emergency medical services (EMS) version of the Airbus H145 light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used by the aeromedical services provider for rapid response missions in the Greater Sydney area. CareFlight’s H145, which was unveiled at a ceremony today at the Sydney Opera House,... Read more

Airbus to showcase world-class helicopters, defence and space capabilities at IDEX 2021

Airbus to showcase world-class helicopters, defence and space capabilities at IDEX 2021

18-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus will showcase a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, capabilities and solutions from Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2021. The event is set to take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 21 – 25 February and is held under the patronage of... Read more

Airbus in talks with Indian Navy

Airbus in talks with Indian Navy

17-Feb-2021Source: The Print

 European Aviation giant Airbus is in talks with the Indian Navy to lease out Panther helicopters for its warships as the force looks at bridging the capability gap it faces when it comes to the rotary wing, Rémi Maillard, president of Airbus India and the company’s managing director for South Asia, told ThePrint. See Full... Read more

SPAES improves power on Airbus H145 USB charging unit

SPAES improves power on Airbus H145 USB charging unit

16-Feb-2021Source: SPAES

Due to the poor charging power of the pre-installed USB charging unit of its Airbus H145 helicopters, SPAES was commissioned to replace the system. For the new USB charging unit, the customer selected a device he preferred with a better efficiency. To achieve this, the pre-installed charging system was removed, and the necessary wiring and... Read more

Airbus Helicopters adds logistics centre in Spain

Airbus Helicopters adds logistics centre in Spain

16-Feb-2021Source: Albacete Aeronautical and Logistics Park

The mayor of Albacete, Vicente Casañ, has stated that when the administrations “work together, the citizens win” and with the signature of the protocols that will materialize the installation of the Airbus Helicopters logistics HUB in the Albacete Aeronautical and Logistics Park ( PALA), “Castilla-La Mancha wins and Albacete wins, today we grow and become... Read more

Airbus and Air Methods sign additional HCare

Airbus and Air Methods sign additional HCare

16-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Air Methods Corporation has signed another HCare support contract with Airbus Helicopters Inc., this time to cover its fleet of EC135 helicopters – the largest HCare contract signed with any civil customer to date. The order expands the number of Air Methods aircraft covered by Airbus support and services to 111, making Air Methods the... Read more

Airbus signs up Thai sale and completion centre

Airbus signs up Thai sale and completion centre

16-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) as its “Prime Contractor and Completion Centre” for the sale and distribution of its helicopters to Thailand’s military and governmental customers. Under this agreement, TAI will act on behalf of Airbus for new rotorcraft sales in the country. At the same time, TAI will undertake additional workshare.... Read more

PHI to fly Airbus H160 for Shell on Gulf of Mexico

PHI to fly Airbus H160 for Shell on Gulf of Mexico

15-Feb-2021Source: Airbus

International energy group Shell has selected leading US offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract marks the entry into the oil and gas market of the H160 with a wealth of design features promising new levels of safety, comfort and schedule... Read more

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

12-Feb-2021Source: HENSOLDT

For HENSOLDT, it is another important EOS contract with a delivery as first tier supplier and prime contractor directly to the customer. “We are offering a turnkey solution here and are assuming responsibility for the entire project until the return delivery of the helicopters with integrated and approved ARGOS II systems in November 2021,” said... Read more

Airbus to partner with Flytech to train drone pilots in India

Airbus to partner with Flytech to train drone pilots in India

12-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Flytech Aviation Academy, a leading Indian aviation training academy, to explore collaboration opportunities in Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) training. The MoU was signed at Aero India 2021. Airbus brings a wealth of experience in aviation training, courseware development, safety and quality standards, while Flytech excels in aviation... Read more

Milestone Aviation adds 11 Airbus H225 to Air Center Helicopters’ Fleet

Milestone Aviation adds 11 Airbus H225 to Air Center Helicopters’ Fleet

12-Feb-2021

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing has announced that it has added 11 Airbus H225 helicopters to the Air Center Helicopters, Inc (“ACHI”) fleet. The aircraft will be delivered throughout 2021 and 2022 and will primarily be used for utility, training and transport missions for... Read more

Dentons represents Airbus Bank on Mexican H145 and H175 financing

Dentons represents Airbus Bank on Mexican H145 and H175 financing

10-Feb-2021Source: Dentons

Global law firm Dentons has advised the Munich-based financier, Airbus Bank GmbH (Airbus Bank), on its portfolio financing of four new Airbus helicopters leased to Transportes Aéreos Pegaso (Pegaso), a Mexican air transport service provider. The helicopter portfolio includes two H175s and two H145s, making Pegaso the first H145 operator in Mexico and the first... Read more

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

1-Feb-2021Source: Philippine National Police

The Philippine National Police has acquired three more multi-role police helicopters for law enforcement and public safety operations. PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas said the PNP Special Action Force-Air Unit has formally accepted delivery of three brand new H-125 Airbus single engine turbine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia PTE LTD on Friday,... Read more

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

27-Jan-2021Source: CENTUM

CENTUM has announced that Lifeseeker, its life-saving technology, has been certified for linefit on Airbus H145 helicopters. Lifeseeker uses signals from a missing person’s mobile phone to guide search and rescue (SAR) teams to the right place quickly. It helps make SAR missions more effective and efficient, saving lives and optimizing operational costs. Lifeseeker turns... Read more

Airbus Helicopters resilient in 2020

Airbus Helicopters resilient in 2020

26-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In 2020, Airbus Helicopters logged 289 gross orders (net: 268) in a challenging market heavily impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, reinforcing the company’s position on the civil and parapublic market. Additionally, the company delivered 300 rotorcraft worldwide despite the pandemic travel restrictions, resulting in a stable 48% share of the civil... Read more

Airbus unveils Flightlab testbed for new technologies

Airbus unveils Flightlab testbed for new technologies

22-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has started in-flight tests on board its Flightlab, a platform-agnostic flying laboratory exclusively dedicated to maturing new technologies. Airbus Helicopters’ Flightlab provides an agile and efficient test bed to quickly test technologies that could later equip Airbus’ current helicopter range, and even more disruptive ones for future fixed-wing aircraft or (e)VTOL platforms. Airbus... Read more

Garmin honored with consecutive On-Time Delivery Awards from Airbus

Garmin honored with consecutive On-Time Delivery Awards from Airbus

22-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it has received a 2020 On-Time Delivery Award from Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are available as standard on select Airbus Helicopters, including the H125, H130, H135 and H145. Each year, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. recognizes suppliers... Read more

Airbus improves EC145 anti-collision light

Airbus improves EC145 anti-collision light

18-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of the product improvement programme for its light twin-engine helicopter, Airbus Helicopters proposes a new design solution for the EC145 LED anti-collision light, while improving its reliability and preventing damage to the part. The solution consists of replacing the existing light with the new design, which uses six (instead of four) mounting screws with a smaller... Read more

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

18-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada has delivered two new twin-engine H145 helicopters to STARS, a physician driven non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization serving Western Canada, continuing the company’s multi-year fleet renewal program for nine new helicopters. The four remaining helicopters to be delivered will arrive in the new five-bladed configuration, beginning later this year. STARS’ H145 helicopters,... Read more

Airbus Helicopters will NOT be at Heli-Expo 2021

Airbus Helicopters will NOT be at Heli-Expo 2021

18-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they will not be attending Heli-Expo, with the quote below “Airbus Helicopters is proud to showcase its products and services at Heli Expo, our industry’s largest trade show, and looks forward to the occasion each year. As eager as we are to resume in-person trade shows, we do... Read more

Australia to replace Tiger with AH-64E

Australia to replace Tiger with AH-64E

15-Jan-2021Source: Australian Gov

The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability will be strengthened following the selection of Boeing Apache Guardian to replace Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the AH-64E Apache Guardian is equipped with improved sensors, communications suites, attack capabilities and improved survivability. “This new ARH capability... Read more

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-2021

Bird strike on night flight took out the port lower windshield.  Emergency landing made at Amsterdam Heliport.  Recording of ATC conversation in this YouTube video  ... Read more

First flight for Airbus H160 for All Nippon Helicopter

First flight for Airbus H160 for All Nippon Helicopter

14-Jan-2021Source: Airbus

All Nippon Helicopter’s (ANH) H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry into service in Japan. ANH deploys a helicopter fleet comprising six AS365s and five H135s for electronic news gathering for the TV stations across Japan. This H160... Read more

10-Jan-21 ZU-RAJ Aerospatiale SE313 Brits, South Africa (1F)

10-Jan-21 ZU-RAJ Aerospatiale SE313 Brits, South Africa (1F)

10-Jan-2021

Helicopter ended up submerged in a river, reasons currently unclear Pilot freed himself, swam to river bank and called for help.  Male passenger freed, but female passenger trapped and declared dead at scene... Read more

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

5-Jan-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

It is a milestone in the history of air rescue in German-speaking countries and also EU-wide: DRF Luftrettung is expanding its fleet with Airbus H145 helicopters which have five main rotor blades. Today, the technicians at DRF Luftrettung start equipping the first of five of these helicopters to be delivered this year, for deployment at... Read more

02-Jan-21 ZS-OXK Airbus AS350B3 Cape Town, South Africa

02-Jan-21 ZS-OXK Airbus AS350B3 Cape Town, South Africa

2-Jan-2021

Damaged after losing control during take off from Cape Town International Airport.  Helicopter ended up on its starboard side on the apron outside a hangar.  The pilot was flying alone and only suffered minor injuries and received medical attention.... Read more

30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

30-Dec-2020

Crashed in white-out conditions during landing, during which the main rotor disc hit the ground.  20 minutes after the accident the helicopter caught fire and completely burned out.  It is evident from images that the helicopter was written off in the accident (boom in multiple pieces) prior to the conflagration.  Pilot named in this report... Read more

26-Dec-20 (tba) Airbus H125 Minimarg, Pakistan (4F)

26-Dec-20 (tba) Airbus H125 Minimarg, Pakistan (4F)

26-Dec-2020

Helicopter was involved in an operation to evacuate the body of a shaheed soldier, Abdul Qadeer The four on board were named here as Pilot Major M. Hussain, Co Pilot Maj Ayaz Hussain, Naik Inzimam Alam and Sepoy Muhammad Farooq. No details on cause of accident... Read more

23-Dec-20 RA-07328 Airbus H125 Novopodkletnoe, Russia

23-Dec-20 RA-07328 Airbus H125 Novopodkletnoe, Russia

23-Dec-2020

Accident on training flight.  Two POB both injured and airlifted out.  Helicopter ended up on its port side EMERCOM photo... Read more

Héli-Union to purchase two Airbus H160

Héli-Union to purchase two Airbus H160

22-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and its historical partner Héli-Union have signed a contract for the purchase of two multi-mission H160s to address a wide range of operations. “We are excited to be one of the first customers to onboard the H160 which will expand our fleet of 40 helicopters. We believe this program will have a great... Read more

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-2020

Starboard transmission cowling flipped up into the main rotor shortly after departure... Read more

15-Dec-20 ZK-HEK Airbus H120 Kekerengu, New Zealand (2F)

15-Dec-20 ZK-HEK Airbus H120 Kekerengu, New Zealand (2F)

15-Dec-2020

Helicopter crashed on rocky beach.  Eyewitness reported seeing the helicopter spiralling out of control and plummeting to the ground Two fatalities named as owner/pilot Andrew Hamish Davidson, 60, and wife Lin Chen, 39.  Three injured passengers including their two children and another child.  The children – two boys and a girl – were all aged under 14 TAIC photo... Read more

S.A.F.E. is Providing Maintenance Stands to Airbus Helicopters

S.A.F.E. is Providing Maintenance Stands to Airbus Helicopters

11-Dec-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the order for custom maintenance stands for the Airbus Helicopters Maintenance Training center in Texas.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of the aircraft.  The stands are equipped with the latest features including anti-fatigue mat and tool trays to increase comfort and... Read more

NHV awarded H145 contract by German Air Force

NHV awarded H145 contract by German Air Force

10-Dec-2020Source: NHV

The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) have awarded NHV a contract for the provision and maintenance of three H145 aircraft in support of their Special Forces’ training program at Laupheim (HSG64). The one-year contract is foreseen to start in January 2021. In partnership with Milestone Aviation, NHV will provide two Airbus Helicopters H145D3 and one H145D2... Read more

Airbus opens up on details of H160 simulator

Airbus opens up on details of H160 simulator

10-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

When H160 test pilot Olivier Gensse stepped out of the full flight simulator (FFS) after the final practice run and said: “That felt just like the H160,” it was music to the ears of the simulator project team. of hard work had paid off, paving the way for the simulator’s qualification by the European EASA airworthiness authority in August... Read more

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 for shipborne operations

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 for shipborne operations

8-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The German Bundeswehr has ordered 31 NH90 helicopters, to be known as Sea Tiger, for the German Navy’s shipborne operations. Nathalie Tarnaud-Laude, President of NH90 Helicopter Industries (NHI) and Giorgio Gomma, General Manager of the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the... Read more

08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

8-Dec-2020

Helicopter was carrying an air rescue crew on a training mission when it fell from an altitude of (5,900ft). The surviving pilot raised the alarm at around 19:10 local time (18:10 GMT) after managing to escape from the helicopter. The crew onboard consisted of two pilots – one in training – along with two winch operators and... Read more

Denmark sets 2050 as the end of oil production

Denmark sets 2050 as the end of oil production

7-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Danish parliament made two far-reaching decisions late last week. Firstly, to abandon the planned round of tenders for oil exploration, and secondly to stop all production from the Danish sector of the North Sea by 2050. The announcement included plans for a local initiative to support longer term development and employment in Esbjerg and... Read more

True Blue Power announce VFS receive TCCA approval

True Blue Power announce VFS receive TCCA approval

7-Dec-2020Source: True Blue Power

True Blue Power announced Vertical Flight Solutions (VFS) by EuroTec has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for the installation of the ultralightweight True Blue Power TB17 lithium-ion main ship battery on Airbus H125/AS350 Series helicopters. The battery integration requires no structural work and includes an NVIS-compatible cockpit annunciator. Additional approvals, including Federal Aviation... Read more

05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

5-Dec-2020

At approximately 140 KIAS, the right rear passenger door came open. The PIC had also heard and felt a change in the aircraft. PIC immediately slowed down the aircraft and the flight nurse in the back of the aircraft while still seat-belted was able to close the door. Upon safe landing and exiting of the... Read more

04-Dec-20 JA504D Airbus AS350 Higashi Matsuyama, Japan

04-Dec-20 JA504D Airbus AS350 Higashi Matsuyama, Japan

4-Dec-2020

Take off from a temporary helipad in Higashi Matsuyama, Miyagi Prefecture at 10:50 (JST). The flight was for carrying trees with a sling (total weight of about 380 kg), and at an altitude of about 90 m near Miyato Kokegaura in Higashi Matsuyama, one of the trees (about 30 kg) fall in a paddy field.  No... Read more

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

3-Dec-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has donated an Airbus AS350B2 helicopter to southern Africa-based humanitarian relief organization, Mercy Air Africa. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 to provide private flight support for nongovernmental organizations serving in the southern region of Africa. Matthias Reuter, Director of Mercy... Read more

Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

2-Dec-2020Source: Eagle Copters

The new Airbus H125 helicopter is the same make and model as AIR-1, the EPS’s other helicopter, and will replace an EC120 model that is no longer being manufactured. A fleet consisting of the same aircraft type allows for efficiencies in training and maintenance, as the aircrew do not need to be trained on two... Read more

02-Dec-20 OF-??? Airbus AS350 Mombo, Botswana

02-Dec-20 OF-??? Airbus AS350 Mombo, Botswana

2-Dec-2020

Crashed on take-off during an anti-poaching operation.  Army spokesperson advised that all five Botswana Defence Force members aboard the helicopter survived the accident and are currently receiving medical attention... Read more

FAA approves five-blade Airbus H145

FAA approves five-blade Airbus H145

1-Dec-2020Source: Airbus

The new five-bladed H145 helicopter has received its certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This type certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability. This newest version of the H145 family received EASA certification this past summer... Read more

Thales and StandardAero mark first flight of 4-axis autopilot for Airbus AS350 and H125

Thales and StandardAero mark first flight of 4-axis autopilot for Airbus AS350 and H125

1-Dec-2020Source: StandardAero

Thales and StandardAero have announced the successful first flight test of a revolutionary compact autopilot system that will bring Airbus AS350 and H125 helicopters into a new era of performance and safety.  The achievement of this key milestone lays the groundwork for this important phase of the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process and the launch... Read more

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-2020

Bird strike took out the port windshield and damaged area between nose and base of windshield.  Safe landing, but some of 6POB were injured... Read more

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