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Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry. “The H175 offers… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Sep-20

First ACH145 helicopter delivered to Russia

First ACH145 helicopter delivered to Russia

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first ACH145 helicopter to a Russian customer, which was an important achievement in Russia and once again confirmed the company’s leading position in the business and private aviation segment in Russia, where the manufacturer’s share exceeds 50%. The helicopter will be used for private flights and VIP transportation. The ACH145 with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-20

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Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of two additional H145 helicopters. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 in the Offshore Wind segment. “We thank HTM for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and our products”, says Thomas Hein, Head of Sales Western Europe at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Sep-20

Thales H160 Level D sim approved

Thales H160 Level D sim approved

Thales’s Reality H® flight simulator for the new Airbus Helicopters H160 has achieved a key milestone with Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) certification by the French civil aviation authority (DGAC). Reality H® ensures that pilots benefit from high-level training with the most comprehensive and versatile simulation equipment on the market. This first Reality H®… Read more »

Source: Thales, 22-Sep-20

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Sep-20

Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new H215 order

Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new H215 order

Nakanihon Air, one of Japan’s largest helicopter operators, has ordered one H215 heavy helicopter to shore up its capabilities for utility and aerial work. “We are looking forward to receiving Airbus’ mission-proven H215 to support our wide-ranging activities in Japan,” said Taku Shibata, President of Nakanihon Air. “We believe the H215 offers the enhanced precision… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Sep-20

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

This Proposed AD will be closed for consultation on 09 October 2020 During review of existing emergency exit placards, attached to or located near to the cabin sliding doors (both left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides), to verify that they provide an accurate illustration of the proper method of sliding doors emergency opening, it was… Read more »

Source: EASA, 11-Sep-20

06-Sep-20 N354PA Airbus AS350B2 Fort Greely, US-Alaska

Port side sliding door separated and hit main rotor disc.  Emergency landing

06-Sep-20

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Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

Several occurrences have been reported of loss of tightening torque of the Shur-Lok nut, which serves as a retainer of the tail rotor (TR) drive flange of the main gearbox (MGB). Subsequent investigation determined that these events were the result of failure of the Shur-Lok nut locking function, which is normally ensured by two anti-rotation… Read more »

Source: EASA, 03-Sep-20

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Airbus introduces UH-72B based on H145 with fenestron

Airbus introduces UH-72B based on H145 with fenestron

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. will introduce the newest series of its Lakota helicopter to the U.S. Army’s fleet, the company announced today at the 2020 National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) virtual tradeshow. Starting with new orders placed this year for 17 additional Lakota helicopters, the U.S. Army will welcome the newest series –… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Sep-20

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DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

Ready for training: Lufthansa Aviation Training puts its first own helicopter simulator into service after receiving approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority. A new Level D full-flight simulator of the Airbus H145/135 type has joined the existing training fleet at the Frankfurt training location since August 27, 2020 and is available to customers for… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 01-Sep-20

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01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

Emergency landing in field after engine issues

01-Sep-20

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28-Aug-30 JA332T Airbus AS332L1 Nagaoka, Japan

The aircraft took off from the temporary helipad, and was transporting a cargo, and unintentionally dropped the cargo (about 790kg, construction materials) on a grass field near the temporary helipad from a height of about 25m around 9:50 JST. Cargo was old steel tower members, weight: about 790 kilograms.

28-Aug-20

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25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska

Engine failed while hovering over mountainous terrain.  Heavy landing and helicopter rolled onto its side.  Pilot not injured Helicopter was being operated for HighGold Mining, who issued this related press release

25-Aug-20

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French H225M refuels from Airbus A400M for first time

French H225M refuels from Airbus A400M for first time

[electronic translation] On July 22, 2020, the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) and Airbus Helicopters carried out the first refueling test flight with fuel transfer between an A400M Atlas transport aircraft and a Caracal helicopter. Until then, only “dry” in-flight contact tests had been carried out in order to assess the aerodynamic behavior of the… Read more »

Source: DGA, 21-Aug-20

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Airbus delivers first of 16 H125s to US Customs and Border Protection

Airbus delivers first of 16 H125s to US Customs and Border Protection

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (AHI) has delivered the first of 16 new H125 helicopters uniquely configured for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). AMO collaborated with AHI as part of a long-term fleet upgrade initiative, and the resulting configuration has led to one of the most advanced, high-tech law enforcement helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Aug-20

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Saudi operator orders ten Airbus H125s

Saudi operator orders ten Airbus H125s

The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters. The deal comes as part of THC’s commitment to further expand its fleet and introduce new services that fulfill market demand… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Aug-20

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17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350 Stewart, Canada (1F)

Pilot killed in accident.

17-Aug-20

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Western Australia police orders first five-bladed H145

Western Australia police orders first five-bladed H145

The Western Australian Police Force has ordered one H145 helicopter to enhance police operations in Western Australia, making it the first Australian customer to operate the five bladed H145. Purchased to replace its BK117 helicopter, and to operate alongside the AS365 N3+, this state-of-the-art H145 offers a full range of capabilities for the WA Police… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Aug-20

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QinetiQ contract with Castle Air to operate new Airbus H145

QinetiQ contract with Castle Air to operate new Airbus H145

QinetiQ has bought a new Airbus H145 for the LTPA (Long Term Partnering Agreement) Range Helicopter Service that covers the UK Ministry of Defence BUTEC (British Underwater Test & Evaluation Centre) and Hebrides sites in North West Scotland.  The LTPA is a 25-year contract between the UK Ministry of Defence and QinetiQ to deliver Test &… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Aug-20

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12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely. The main rotor was damaged… Read more »

12-Aug-20

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11-Aug-20 N45?F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

Police helicopter made emergency landing in park.  No damage/injuries Data from market intelligence firm Parapex Media shows that Baltimore Police currently operate four Airbus H120s, registered N451F, N452F, N453F and N454F

11-Aug-20

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USAIG expands safety collaboration with Airbus

USAIG expands safety collaboration with Airbus

USAIG and Airbus Helicopters North America (AHNA) have a robust tradition of teaming to encourage helicopter operators to consistently participate in high-quality recurrent training endorsed by the manufacturers of their aircraft. The AHNA Training Center in Grand Prairie, TX, has long been a USAIG Safety Bucks program participant. That program enables policyholders that operate turbine-powered… Read more »

Source: USAIG, 07-Aug-20

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Airbus Fleet Master presents uninterrupted data chain

Airbus Fleet Master presents uninterrupted data chain

The amount of data generated by helicopters, and the data’s complexity, has grown in the last decades, increasing the workload to compile and follow them consistently and comprehensively. The digitisation of helicopter operations helps leverage the exchanges across functions and organisations to optimise interactions in fleet management. It reduces pressure and risks and cuts workload… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Aug-20

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Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock has secured two new five-year contracts in the UK and Denmark to provide energy major Total with helicopter transport in the North Sea. The contracts, which were won in a competitive tender, will see Babcock’s Offshore business operate a mix of S-92 and H175 helicopters for Total in the UK. Flights from Aberdeen will… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 03-Aug-20

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31-Jul-20 CC-DAM Airbus AS350B3 Santiago, Chile

The pilot took off from the Santiago Heliport to carry out an aerial work to control frost. Three minutes after takeoff, a light on the governor failure warning panel came on, stopping the engine in flight, for which the pilot performed an autorotation, forcibly landing in a private parking lot. The pilot, the sole occupant… Read more »

31-Jul-20

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VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight

VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) has performed its first free flight. The VSR700 performed a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. This is a significant step in the programme following the first flight in November 2019 when the prototype was tethered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jul-20

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26-Jul-20 F-GNLM Airbus AS350 Clermont-Ferrand, France

When hovering from the park point for take-off, the pilot loses control yawing to the left. The helicopter landed very hard. Investigators report aircraft destroyed

26-Jul-20

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Christoph Dortmund upgrades from BK117 to Airbus H145

Christoph Dortmund upgrades from BK117 to Airbus H145

From July 17th, the DRF Luftrettung in Dortmund will quickly help with another helicopter: A modern EC145 will replace the BK 117. In addition, ” Christoph Dortmund ” will be equipped with an EpiShuttle, a special insulating stretcher. “Christoph Dortmund” makes an extremely important contribution to the emergency medical care of people in North Rhine-Westphalia… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Jul-20

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SUU and SAFE to webcast safety seminar from Airbus facility

SUU and SAFE to webcast safety seminar from Airbus facility

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is expanding its support of the maintenance sector of the helicopter industry by hosting a Maintenance Safety Symposium dedicated to providing the latest safety and training resources to mechanics. This Maintenance Safety Symposium will focus on “Troubleshooting Technology”. The virtual conference will be held via ZOOM on September 23, 2020. This unique… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 17-Jul-20

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Italian order highlights continuing success of ACH160

Italian order highlights continuing success of ACH160

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has won a new order for its latest ACH160 helicopter, announced just days after the H160 achieved certification. This new order, placed by an experienced Italian operator for use on private and corporate flights mainly inside Italy, means the ACH160 has been ordered by customers in eight countries across North America,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-20

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Brazilian Navy receives second of a pair of Airbus H135s

Brazilian Navy receives second of a pair of Airbus H135s

[electronic translation] On July 10, the Brazilian Navy received the second UH-17 aircraft in the 1st General Employment Helicopter Squadron (EsqdHU-1). With the N-7091 aircraft, another phase of the Aircraft Procurement Contract for the “Antarctic” Operation is concluded. The obtainment of UH-17 aircraft has the main objective of avoiding a gap in air operations embarked on… Read more »

Source: Brazilian Navy, 16-Jul-20

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Airbus marks 60 years of long-standing partnership with Japan

Airbus marks 60 years of long-standing partnership with Japan

Airbus Helicopters marks 60 years of long-standing partnership with Japan this year. Since its predecessor Sud Aviation entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with Nozaki & Co., Ltd. in Japan in 1960, followed by the company’s first helicopter delivery – an Alouette II – in 1961, there are over 370 Airbus helicopters flying in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Heliopters, 14-Jul-20

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Airbus forms Team Nightjar for Australian special ops bid

Airbus forms Team Nightjar for Australian special ops bid

Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. Under this Project, the Commonwealth of Australia is seeking a fleet of helicopters to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations. Bringing together Australia’s best industry capabilities and academia,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Jul-20

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Kawasaki receives 5-blade H145 order from Thai corporate operator

Kawasaki receives 5-blade H145 order from Thai corporate operator

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the receipt of an order for its leading-edge H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (D-3) by NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. This is the first time Kawasaki has received a D-3 order from overseas, and the customer plans to utilize the helicopter for transport operations of its employee and related personnel in Thailand after… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 09-Jul-20

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Airbus facilitates first e-delivery in Asia Pacific

Airbus facilitates first e-delivery in Asia Pacific

Indonesia’s PT. Smart Cakrawala Aviation has become the first customer in Asia Pacific to take delivery of its new H130 helicopter facilitated through a specially arranged e-acceptance process, which complies with COVID-19 health and safety regulations. The Jakarta-based commercial air service operator formally accepted the new intermediate single helicopter into its fleet at the Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Jul-20

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SPAES modifies AS350 external mirror mounting

SPAES modifies AS350 external mirror mounting

For a customer SPAES designed a mounting bracket for the new external mirror and carried out the approval. The customer’s Airbus AS350 helicopter is used for external cargo flights. In order to have the attached load in view even with long rope lead, the existing load mirror had to be exchanged for a larger one…. Read more »

Source: SPAES, 07-Jul-20

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Airbus H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The company is expecting FAA certification to follow shortly prior to first delivery to an undisclosed US customer later this year. “The successful completion of the H160 Type… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jul-20

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Airbus adds 250 helicopters to HCare Smart and Infinite contracts

Airbus adds 250 helicopters to HCare Smart and Infinite contracts

From 2019 until the present, Airbus Helicopters has added more than 250 helicopters to its HCare Smart and Infinite contracts, increasing to 2,250 the number of aircraft now covered by a global HCare material management solution. This represents a coverage of 19% of Airbus Helicopters’ worldwide fleet. Global contracts such as these have become increasingly… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Jun-20

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A new address for AirbusWorld collaborative platform

A new address for AirbusWorld collaborative platform

Since its successful launch in February 2020, Airbus Helicopters’ new AirbusWorld collaborative customer platform is continuing to evolve based on feedback from customers.   This new platform replaced Keycopter, bringing to the market a new and modern approach such as easy-to-use and seamless navigation, new services such as a marketplace dedicated to spare parts, communities,… Read more »

Source: AirbusWorld, 25-Jun-20

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Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and six AS365 helicopters, with one H215 and two H225 already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for missions including law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Jun-20

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Four new Airbus H125s for Norwegian operators in one week

Four new Airbus H125s for Norwegian operators in one week

A total of four new H125 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters are being delivered to operators on Norway in a seven day period. On Friday 19th, the first of two for Helitrans arrived at their Trondheim Airport base and the second is en route today. These are registered LN-OGA and LN-OGB. Earlier this month Helitrans become the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-20

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Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

Airbus Helicopters’ five-bladed H145 has been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries towards the end of summer 2020. The certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggles capability. “Our new… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jun-20

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NHV extends North Sea contract with Ithaca Energy

NHV extends North Sea contract with Ithaca Energy

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has signed a five-year contract extension with Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited, providing aviation services to the Ithaca Energy Group’s operated FPF-1 installation, Alba, Captain and Erskine fields in the Scottish North Sea. The extension covers seven-day-a-week coverage and will start in January 2021…. Read more »

Source: NHV, 15-Jun-20

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Airbus helps Hungarian Air Ambulance become a digital organisation

Airbus helps Hungarian Air Ambulance become a digital organisation

Airbus Helicopters is helping Hungary’s largest civilian operator become a digital organisation capable of capturing, storing and then analysing the rich amounts of data generated from its day-to-day helicopter operations, turning them into continuous improvement actions.   At Heli-Expo 2020, Hungarian Air Ambulance became the first helicopter operator to purchase a complete end-to-end solution, from… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-20

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COVID-19 – Airbus Helicopters offers solutions to air ambulance operators in the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 – Airbus Helicopters offers solutions to air ambulance operators in the fight against COVID-19

[electronic translation] The global health system is under tremendous pressure. At the forefront of the fight against the pandemic was a significant part of the ambulance operators. Airbus is committed to ensuring maximum helicopter availability for emergency departures. The manufacturer is developing special solutions for isolating the helicopter cabin from the main part of the cabin. Among them are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-20

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COVID-19 – How Airbus is helping frontline operators in the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 – How Airbus is helping frontline operators in the fight against COVID-19

A message from Airbus Helicopters’ EVP of Customer Support & Services, Christoph Zammert: Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been humbled and impressed by how our operators have risen to the challenge of combatting the most wide-ranging health crisis to hit our planet in modern times. Whether EMS, police, search and rescue or… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-20

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Helitrans accepts two Airbus H125s under e-delivery process

Helitrans accepts two Airbus H125s under e-delivery process

Helitrans of Norway has become the first customer to take delivery of new Airbus helicopters using the e-Delivery process devised to enable deliveries while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all the requirements of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-20

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First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

In July 2018, Airbus Helicopters announced a large order from the Ukraine, including 21 H225s, 10 H145s and 24 H125s. Prior to this official announcement, HeliHub.com reported that the H225s were in fact lease repossessions from offshore operator CHC which were being converted for the Ukraine, and included three in the search and rescue role. At… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-20

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Gama Aviation starts Scottish EMS operations after taking contract back from Babcock

Gama Aviation starts Scottish EMS operations after taking contract back from Babcock

HeliHub.com editor note – below is the press release from Gama Aviation regarding the commencement of operations for the Scottish Ambulance Service.  It is worth noting that Gama Aviation have held the contract since the 1990s to provide two fixed-wing and two rotary-wing aircraft.  Up to now, the rotary-wing element has been subcontracted to Babcock… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-20

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Q1 production analysis – Airbus rises while every other OEM falls

Q1 production analysis – Airbus rises while every other OEM falls

GAMA, the General Aviation Manufacturers’ Association, has released it’s quarterly production report covering January to March 2020. This covers the general aviation aircraft shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2020. Piston, turboprop, business jet and rotorcraft deliveries declined across all segments during the first quarter of 2020 as compared to the first quarter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-20

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UKMFTS program adds first of four additional Airbus H145s

UKMFTS program adds first of four additional Airbus H145s

Gp Capt Chris Mullen, the Station Commander and Commandant of No. 1 Flying Training School was on the flight line to welcome a brand-new Jupiter (Airbus H145) helicopter. This new addition to the fleet will shortly be taking to the skies, once final checks and transfer to the military register are completed, to deliver world-leading… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 28-May-20

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COVID-19 – Airbus provides range of support help for customers

COVID-19 – Airbus provides range of support help for customers

Due to the current concern regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (covid-19), Airbus Helicopters is actively supporting customers by proposing solutions so that they may fly in safe and sanitary conditions. For this purpose, Airbus Helicopters has published the following Information Notice (IN) and Safety Information Notice (SIN): • IN 3476-I-12 revision 1 “SERVICING… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-May-20

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BladeSense research advances rotor blade health monitoring

BladeSense research advances rotor blade health monitoring

Airbus Helicopters in the UK is exploring future activities to follow on from a four-year research project that has shown strong potential for advancing the state-ofthe-art in measuring deformation of helicopter rotor blades in the rotating frame. The BladeSense project, a £2 million programme supported with a £1 million grant from Innovate UK, via the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-May-20

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SPAES creates mounting for Hamilton T1 ventilator in Airbus H145

SPAES creates mounting for Hamilton T1 ventilator in Airbus H145

On request of a customer, SPAES carried out the development, procurement and certification of mounting brackets for the Hamilton T1 on seven Airbus H145 helicopters. After replacing the old ventilators with the Hamilton T1 in the H145 helicopters, a new mount had to be developed because the existing one was not compatible with the newly… Read more »

Source: SPAES, 14-May-20

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Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, and SCOTTY Group, a developer of beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication solutions based in Austria, have announced that they have secured line-fit offerability for the Thuraya Aero mobile connectivity solution on Airbus H145 and H135 helicopters. For the first time, Airbus customers… Read more »

Source: Thuraya, 08-May-20

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Airbus partners with Nova Systems

Airbus partners with Nova Systems

Airbus Helicopters and Nova Systems have signed a charter, agreeing to identify future collaborative business opportunities, improve their capabilities through the complementary application of skills, and deliver competitive solutions to the Australian aerospace sector.This announcement builds upon Airbus’ nearly two-decade-long commitment to the Australian economy through the MRH90 Taipan and ARH Tiger programmes, which has… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-May-20

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Global Medical Response to Acquire Two FRASCA Helicopter FTDs

Global Medical Response to Acquire Two FRASCA Helicopter FTDs

Global Medical Response, headquartered in Greenwood Village Colorado, has placed an order for two FRASCA Level 7 Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs), which will support aviation training for two of its air medical operations. Guardian Flight will begin using the Airbus H125 FTD, and Med-Trans Corporation will start using the Bell 407GX FTD for both… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 22-Apr-20

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COVID-19 – Super Puma drafted to carry COVID-19 patients in Norway

COVID-19 – Super Puma drafted to carry COVID-19 patients in Norway

In Norway, Super Puma helicopter operator Lufttransport reacted fast to an urgent request from Norwegian Air Ambulance Services (Luftambulansetjenesten) to provide a solution to the challenge of transporting COVID-19 victims to hospital in the north of the country. Luftambulansetjenesten, like other such services, has turned to the EpiShuttle isolation and transportation system from EpiGuard of Oslo to carry patients to hospital… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Apr-20

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Airbus Helicopters launches new tech request mobile app

Airbus Helicopters launches new tech request mobile app

Committed to improving customers’ digital experience, Airbus Helicopters is now introducing a new web application for its technical request service, enhancing the mobility of this service. It is accessible through the new AirbusWorld customer platform. This user-friendly web application, running under all browsers and compatible with all systems (Android and iOS) and devices (smartphone and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Apr-20

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12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

Hillsborurgh County Sheriff helicopter suffered bird strike. No injury reported to 2 POB

12-Apr-20

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09-Apr-20 N9334W Airbus SA341 Fort Myers, US-Florida

Hard landing.  No injury reported to 1 POB

09-Apr-20

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COVID-19 – Airbus recommendations for cleaning and disinfection of their helicopters

COVID-19 – Airbus recommendations for cleaning and disinfection of their helicopters

Due to the current concern regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (covid-19), recently renamed SARS-CoV-2, Airbus Helicopters would like to remind operators about recommendations and guidance related to the cleaning and disinfection of their helicopters. On 30 March 2020, Airbus Helicopters released revision 1 of its IN 3476-I-12 information notice, “SERVICING – Disinfection of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Apr-20

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Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225

Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225

Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan. “We… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Apr-20

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Airbus Helicopters launches RTEX tool to monitor Service Bulletins

Airbus Helicopters launches RTEX tool to monitor Service Bulletins

Committed to improving the management of aircraft configurations, from the end of January 2020 Airbus Helicopters proposes a new free-of-charge service called RTEX to follow Service Bulletin (SB) status at the aircraft serial number level. This RTEX service, which offers customers new features to better assess fleet management and safety thanks to a quick and complete status… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Mar-20

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Guardian Flight to Open Helicopter Base in Kenai, Alaska

Guardian Flight to Open Helicopter Base in Kenai, Alaska

Guardian Flight, a Global Medical Response (GMR) critical care air transport company, will open its first rotor wing base in Alaska at Kenai Municipal Airport this spring. The Airbus H125 helicopter will serve Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula’s hospitals including South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and Providence Seward Medical Center in Seward…. Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 17-Mar-20

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Airbus will only sell you a five-blade H145 now

Airbus will only sell you a five-blade H145 now

Airbus Helicopters have confirmed to HeliHub.com that every sale of the H145 will now be a commitment to a five-blade helicopter.  The four-blade rotorhead is no longer an option, and a number of the existing fleet are already scheduled for update to the newer model, including those ordered by German EMS operator DRF Luftrettung. HeliHub.com understands that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Mar-20

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Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it received the 2019 On-Time Delivery award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized with this award for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are currently available as standard on select… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Mar-20

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Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Pegaso Air Transportation (Pegaso) has become the first H145 operator in Mexico. This aircraft is the first of four that will be delivered to Pegaso to provide air transport services to the energy industry, focusing more specifically on oil and gas exploration activities in the Gulf of Mexico. Pegaso currently uses a fleet… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-20

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Airbus leads commercial market again in 2019

Airbus leads commercial market again in 2019

Airbus Helicopters North America maintained its position as the leading provider of helicopters in the region in 2019, completing 61 deliveries to its growing customer base for a market share of 64%. The company also took in 66 gross orders in the U.S. and Canada. Key deliveries include the first U.S. produced EC145e to Metro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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EC135 Reduced mandatory maintenance and flight checks

EC135 Reduced mandatory maintenance and flight checks

In the frame of its maintenance improvement programme for the light twin engine helicopters, Airbus Helicopters has developed a solution to reduce inspection times and provide more flexibility to carry out checks on the H135 (EC135 P2/P2+ and T2/T2+), while reducing maintenance costs and aircraft ground time. Through the rework of the “Ground Check Run”… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

In the frame of product improvement programme for its light twin helicopters, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution which is preventing false fire detection and inadvertent activation of the fire extinguishing bottles, while improving reliability and reducing the maintenance costs. This solution, available for H135/EC135 versions/types equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines, consists in the installation of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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Helibras delivers the first Navy H135

Helibras delivers the first Navy H135

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Helibras, Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, delivered to the Brazilian Navy, this past Friday (28), the first H135 model, with multi-mission configuration. The helicopter had already been presented at the event of 103 years of Naval Aviation, in August this year. The aircraft will be integrated into the 1st General Employment Helicopter Squadron (HU-1) and… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 04-Mar-20

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Gama Aviation makes a power play for UK helicopter market

Gama Aviation makes a power play for UK helicopter market

Long-established business aviation operator Gama Aviation is making its first move into the UK helicopter market with the launch of a fleet of three Airbus H145s.  Two of the three aircraft are being permanently fitted out for EMS work, and will be put to work on the Scottish Ambulance Service contract from 1st June 2020 –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-20

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Executive Vice-President Finance appointed at Airbus Helicopters

Executive Vice-President Finance appointed at Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 March 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President of Performance Management and Costing for Airbus Helicopters and Managing Director for Airbus Helicopters Germany. He succeeds Linda Honold, who wiII retire after more than three decades… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-20

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