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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

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

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 »

06-Jun-19

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

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

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

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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ARH Tiger support contract extension announced

ARH Tiger support contract extension announced

The Australian Government has announced an extension to Airbus Australia Pacific’s through-life support (TLS) contract for the Australian Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). The ARH Tiger, first introduced into service in 2004, has matured into a critical asset for the Australian Defence Force. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the extension… Read more »

Source: Australian Government, 15-Apr-19

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Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

The US Government has issued a statement proposing new import duties, on the basis of what they believe to be subsidies from the EU to Airbus (as a Group) valued at $11 Billion per year. This figure is subject to an arbitration at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the result of which is expected to… Read more »

11-Apr-19

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Full Flight Simulator upgraded

Full Flight Simulator upgraded

The Full Flight Simulator (FFS) of Airbus Helicopters in Helisim (France) has been upgraded with the latest step 3 Helionix version delivered on new H175 aircraft. In addition to the improved similarity with the aircraft real life situations, this update includes new mission capabilities: • AFCS SAR (Search And Rescue) modes allowing to perform SAR… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Apr-19

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Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225

Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225

Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters as the first step in a renewal of the agency’s helicopter fleet. The aircraft are replacing two of the ICG’s three existing Airbus AS332L1 Super Pumas, the first of which entered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Apr-19

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Airbus and Helibras arrive in Rio for LAAD 2019

Airbus and Helibras arrive in Rio for LAAD 2019

Between 2-5 April, at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Airbus will display key products and technologies from Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters in one of Latin America’s most important trade shows – LAAD Defence & Security. Spanning civil and defense transport aircraft, security and surveillance solutions, as well as space satellite systems, Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Apr-19

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Airbus becomes first helicopter manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first helicopter 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 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 numerous:… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Apr-19

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H135 equipped with the Heliconics to Mainichi Shimbun

H135 equipped with the Heliconics to Mainichi Shimbun

Airbus Helicopters Japan Co., Ltd. has handed over the H135 equipped with the Heliconics to Mainichi Shimbun. To commemorate this, a new coverage helicopter safety prayer festival and a naming ceremony were held on the 28th in the daily newspaper company Haneda Hangar. The aircraft will be added to three EC135 (now H135) aircraft owned… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Apr-19

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Helibras delivers ACH130 to client of Santa Catarina

Helibras delivers ACH130 to client of Santa Catarina

[electronic translation] Helibras delivered an ACH130 model helicopter to a customer in the state of Santa Catarina. The aircraft in VIP configuration is the eighth of this category delivered in the state and will be used for private transportation. Helibras is the market leader in Santa Catarina, with more than 50% of the fleet in operation…. Read more »

Source: Helibras, 01-Apr-19

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FlightSafety centre in Denver add more courses for EC130T2

FlightSafety centre in Denver add more courses for EC130T2

FlightSafety International now offers new Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 and AS350B3 courses at its Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. “We are pleased to augment the support offered to operators of the EC130T2 and AS350B3 helicopter with these new courses in Denver,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “The development and introduction of these new programs… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 26-Mar-19

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GVH Aerospace helps Swiss Rotor Solutions

GVH Aerospace helps Swiss Rotor Solutions

GVH Aerospace is pleased to be Swiss Rotor Solutions’ certification partner and helping Swiss Rotor Solutions in achieving the partnership with Airbus Helicopters to offer the MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT (MPVK) as a factory fit and retrofit option for the H125 helicopter. Airbus is taking immediate orders to install the MPVK on production line aircraft… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 22-Mar-19

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Airbus bids for Australian Army tender with H145M

Airbus bids for Australian Army tender with H145M

Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson confirmed that Airbus had recently responded to the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) request for information for a four-tonne class, rapidly deployable, multi-role helicopter for Australian Special Forces.“The Airbus H145M helicopter is the military version of the H145 – the most advanced member of Airbus’ multi-purpose twin-engine category. It… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Mar-19

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Hensoldt enters into Framework Agreement with Airbus

Hensoldt enters into Framework Agreement with Airbus

At the end of 2018, Hensoldt and Airbus Helicopters signed a framework agreement for the delivery of the Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS). Initially, the agreement will have a term of ten years without any minimum purchase requirement being set. Now the first order has already been placed. Hensoldt will deliver a total of 20… Read more »

Source: Hensoldt, 19-Mar-19

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Astronautics wACS successfully completes initial ground tests

Astronautics wACS successfully completes initial ground tests

Astronautics Corporation of America’s wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) successfully completed initial ground tests on Airbus Helicopters’ H145 prototype aircraft, an important programmatic milestone. Astronautics’ wACS is a complete air-to-ground data management platform that simply and securely gets information on and off the aircraft—enabling streamlined operations, improved dispatch rates, improved mission capabilities, and mobile device… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-19

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Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Nebojsa Stefanovic spoke over the last weekend at a conference entitled “Capital Investments and Capacity Building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs“. He used his keynote speech to extol his Ministry’s achievements in recent years, and also to list capital spending projects completed and budgeted for…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-19

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CHC H175 to become first helicopter new digital logcards

CHC H175 to become first helicopter new digital logcards

CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 will become the first Airbus helicopter to be delivered with digital logcards. The announcement, made at HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, makes Airbus Helicopters the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. “A logcard is a document that tracks the entire history of critical… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Babcock Australasia reports successful first year of H175 operations

Babcock Australasia reports successful first year of H175 operations

Babcock Australasia, the aerospace and defence company, is celebrating its first year of Airbus H175 helicopter operations in Timor Leste after clocking up nearly 1400 flights providing offshore aviation services for their oil and gas customer. The company, which operates two H175s on personnel transport, search and rescue, and medevac duties in the Timor Sea… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Airbus H160 handles Finland’s winter

Airbus H160  handles Finland’s winter

Airbus Helicopters has successfully completed its certification programme of cold-weather testing of its latest H160 helicopter in northern Finland. The company deployed the first serial aircraft to Rovaniemi in Lapland in February where the test team benefited from a period of exceptionally low temperatures down to -37°C (-35°F). The main objective of this second campaign… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Lundin Software team up with Airbus

Lundin Software team up with Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers – Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software – that will enable their maintenance information systems (MIS) to be connected to Airbus, facilitating the two-way exchange of maintenance and aircraft data from Airbus to the customer’s MIS. Aircraft Maintenance Systems (AMS software) and Lundin Software… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Aerometals Developing Innovative Airbus H225 Engine Inlet Barrier Filter System

Aerometals Developing Innovative Airbus H225 Engine Inlet Barrier Filter System

Aftermarket aircraft parts manufacturer and engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) innovator, Aerometals has announced a developmental program to certify an engine inlet barrier filter system for the Airbus H225 transport category helicopter. Due to industry demand, Aerometals has entered a cooperative agreement with engine manufacturer Safran Helicopter Engines to develop the next generation engine inlet… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 12-Mar-19

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David MacNeil becomes first private customer in North America to upgrade to new H145

David MacNeil becomes first private customer in North America to upgrade to new H145

Chicago-based customer David MacNeil is the first business and private aviation customer in North America to choose the new 5-bladed H145, announced at the Heli-Expo trade show. The new version of Airbus’ best-selling H145 increases the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg (330lbs) while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity and connectivity. “As… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to introduce the H145 in Mexico

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to introduce the H145 in Mexico

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso (Pegaso) has acquired two H145 helicopters to be operated in the Gulf of México in support of the oil and electricity industries, becoming the first operator for this type in Mexico. The contract includes an HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour package, as well as Flyscan, the predictive maintenance service that analyses Health & Usage… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Airbus Helicopters announces 43 orders at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopters announces 43 orders at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopters wraps up the 2019 edition of Heli-Expo with 43 orders from worldwide customers announced for the whole Airbus civil product range – H125, H130, H135, H145, H160, H175 and H225. Twenty-one helicopters of the 43 orders announced at the show were from longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which unveiled… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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ACH160 helicopter sale maintains strong ACH momentum into 2019

ACH160 helicopter sale maintains strong ACH momentum into 2019

The sale of an Airbus ACH160 private helicopter to a European customer who is taking an Airbus aircraft for the first time underlines the sustained success of Airbus Corporate Helicopters following its highly positive first full year in 2018. Leading helicopter operator LionsAir of Switzerland will fly and maintain the aircraft on behalf of an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Dare County MedFlight to upgrade to new H145

Dare County MedFlight to upgrade to new H145

North Carolina air medical operator Dare County MedFlight will be the first customer in North America to retrofit its helicopter to the new 5-bladed version, announced today at the Heli-Expo tradeshow at the Georgia World Congress Center. The new version of Airbus Helicopters’ best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Forest Helicopters upgrades fleet with Airbus H125

Forest Helicopters upgrades fleet with Airbus H125

Forest Helicopters Inc. has signed an order for a light single-engine H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters Canada. A seasoned utility operator with Ontario bases in Kenora and Pickle Lake, the company will utilize the aircraft for a variety of missions including diamond drill support, powerline maintenance, fire suppression, wildlife services, airborne geophysics and precision aerial… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Airbus and Swiss Rotor Solutions promoting use of Maximum Pilot View Kit

Airbus and Swiss Rotor Solutions promoting use of Maximum Pilot View Kit

Airbus Helicopters and Swiss Rotor Service (SRS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the promotion of the Maximum Pilot View Kit (MPVK) for the H125 and older variants of the AS350 single-engine helicopter (B2 & B3 versions). This will enable customers to have the MPVK installed directly by Airbus Helicopters on newly-built… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Norwegian Air Ambulance orders new Airbus

Norwegian Air Ambulance orders new Airbus

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation (NAAF) has become the launch customer in the emergency medical services (EMS) sector for the new H145 helicopter unveiled at the Heli-Expo 2019 exhibition. The Foundation, parent of Norwegian Air Ambulance Services (NOLAS), has ordered a single H145 which will be used for advanced research and development purposes. Airbus announced at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken the decision to retrofit its entire H145 fleet of seven helicopters to the new 5-bladed version, that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo, making them the launch customer for the retrofit of the new H145. “We’re proud to be amongst the first customers to upgrade our H145 to the new version”,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Air Medical places order for 21 Airbuses

Air Medical places order for 21 Airbuses

Longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) will add a total of 21 helicopters to its fleet for air medical transport missions, announced at the Heli-Expo 2019 trade show in Atlanta. The agreement consists of a mix of single-engine H125 and twin-engine H135 helicopters, with nine of the orders confirmed in 2018 and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Airbus selects PW206B3 engine to power H135

Airbus  selects PW206B3 engine to power H135

Airbus Helicopters announced Wednesday its selection of the Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power the Airbus H135 IFR-certified helicopter the company is proposing for the U.S. Navy helicopter trainer replacement. Company officials made the announcement at the 2019 Heli-Expo industry trade show in Atlanta. “Pratt & Whitney engines power a large portion of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Japan Coast Guard expands Super Puma fleet

Japan Coast Guard expands Super Puma fleet

Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has acquired an additional H225. With the new helicopter, JCG’s Super Puma fleet will include two AS332s and 11 H225s, for security enforcement, territorial coastal activities, and disaster relief missions in Japan. “We are delighted at how our Super Puma helicopters have continued to remain relevant… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-19

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Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for SAR

Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for SAR

The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration. These new H175s will perform SAR missions in one of the world’s busiest areas for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-19

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Advanced Flight of New Zealand launches new ACH145 helicopter

Advanced Flight of New Zealand launches new ACH145 helicopter

New Zealand VIP and charter operator Advanced Flight has become launch customer for the Airbus ACH145 helicopter – the private and business aviation version of the new H145 announced at Heli-Expo. The aircraft is the latest model in the portfolio of Airbus Corporate Helicopters, the premium brand of Airbus Helicopters, providing a tailored offering to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-19

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Metro delivers first IFR certified EC145e

Metro delivers first IFR certified EC145e

Metro Aviation announced the delivery of the first Single/Dual Pilot Instrument Flight Rules-capable Airbus EC145e to GundersenAIR in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. “Having IFR capabilities assures that we are providing our crews and our patients with the utmost safety and technology and we are grateful to Metro Aviation for the painstaking and meticulous work they have done… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Mar-19

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DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

Safran is proud to announce that DRF Luftrettung is its first major customer to use its Premium Health Monitoring service through Airbus’ Helionix avionic. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life is improved through the early detection of low signals, prognosis… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 07-Mar-19

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Airbus increases orders and market share in 2018

Airbus increases orders and market share in 2018

Airbus Helicopters North America delivered 57 rotorcraft and logged gross bookings for 75 helicopters (net: 71) in 2018 (up from 70 gross orders in 2017), reaffirming its North American civil & parapublic market lead with a market share of 72%. Notable orders from 2018 include the first installment of a 21-helicopter contract with Air Medical… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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Airbus expands data collection and analytics capabilities through partnership with SKYTRAC

Airbus expands data collection and analytics capabilities through partnership with SKYTRAC

Airbus Helicopters has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SKYTRAC that will enable helicopters equipped with SKYTRAC real-time data processing and communications hardware to transmit their aircraft and flight data directly to servers on the ground, ensuring the continuous flow of data from the air to the ground for analysis. Through the partnership, SKYTRAC… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its release of the new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (BK117 D-3), which was jointly developed with Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH. It was also announced that Central Helicopter Service Ltd., which operates 10 BK117 helicopters for EMS, disaster prevention operations and VIP transportations in Japan, will be the first customer to… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 07-Mar-19

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Airbus Helicopters launches Flight Analyser

Airbus Helicopters launches Flight Analyser

Airbus Helicopters has launched a new analytics service that supports operational safety by analysing aircraft data post-flight to identify risks before they lead to incidents. The application, known as Flight Analyser helicopter flight data monitoring (HFDM), analyses the data generated by a number of on-board sources, including the ISEI Helicom system, the Appareo Vision 1000… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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Airbus to offer CRFS retrofit kit for earlier variants of H125 and H130 models

Airbus to offer CRFS retrofit kit for earlier variants of H125 and H130 models

In order to encourage important safety enhancements for its customers, Airbus Helicopters is now selling its current crash resistant fuel system (CRFS) retrofit solution at a reduced cost and extending the development to additional aircraft models, namely the AS350 B3 and EC130 B4. These kits will complement the existing Airbus retrofit solution for the AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-19

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StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems are relishing the overwhelming success of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 series, with delivery into the European market on the near horizon. Launch European customer and notorious mountain rescue service provider, Air Zermatt, is set to take acceptance of their first CRFT… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 06-Mar-19

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BLR Announces H125 FastFin System Success

BLR Announces H125 FastFin System Success

BLR Aerospace (Booth #B3224) announced the continued success of its Airbus H125 FastFin™ Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for increasing operating performance and safety margins, while creating an impressive return on investment (ROI) for operators. BLR released key ROI analysis information at HELI-EXPO 2019, highlighting customers’ quantifiable investment returns in a variety of operating… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 06-Mar-19

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Airbus Helicopters unveils H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation

Airbus Helicopters unveils H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation

The next-generation H160 is debuting a new air medical interior concept at this year’s Heli Expo trade show, with a cabin-mock up on the Airbus Helicopters booth completed by Metro Aviation. Metro, a longstanding partner of Airbus, developed this specific cabin concept design with needs of North American air medical operations in mind. “At Metro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-19

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Airbus unveils new H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus unveils new H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopters is unveiling a new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta. Visible on the Airbus booth at the show, this latest upgrade brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-19

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CityAirbus prototype is in public view – but NOT at Heli-Expo

CityAirbus prototype is in public view – but NOT at Heli-Expo

As the industry turns its focus to Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Airbus Helicopters steals the headlines with the first public view of the CityAirbus. In the image seen here, the first prototype is seen outside the German plant at Donauworth, and carries a German registration ready for its first flight. Originally announced as “by the end… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

HCare Infinite is the Airbus Helicopters turnkey solution made for customers who wants to move from traditional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to a global service based on fleet availability commitments. It is carefully designed for operators who want to focus on their missions, but also who wish to keep a streamlined and predictive… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-19

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Cadorath and Airbus Complete Partnership

Cadorath and Airbus Complete Partnership

Cadorath and Airbus Helicopters recognized their partnership at Heli-Expo 2019 being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA on March 5 th . Cadorath will provide D-Level single part repairs for the Dauphin family (365/155) of helicopters. The subsequent approval and performance of these repairs will be based out of Cadorath’s Winnipeg,… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 01-Mar-19

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27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman… Read more »

28-Feb-19

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Genesys Aerosystems earns STC on Airbus EC145e

Genesys Aerosystems earns STC on Airbus EC145e

Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its avionics suite utilizing the IDU-450 featuring 8.0H software on the Airbus Helicopters EC-145e. The IDU-450 coupled with the recently announced IFR HeliSAS allows operators to fly IFR either in single or dual pilot operations. The Genesys configuration certified on the EC-145e includes… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 27-Feb-19

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ACH makes Pacific region debut

ACH makes Pacific region debut

Airbus Helicopters welcomes Melbourne-based operator Microflite as launch customer, as the helicopter manufacturer introduces to Australia and the Pacific region its premium private and business aviation helicopter brand Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), providing a tailored offering to meet the demanding expectations of the corporate and VIP markets. Microflite is due to take delivery of an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-19

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