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Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop motors of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop motors of CityAirbus NextGen

12-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Airbus’ eVTOL prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the newest generation of electric motors manufactured by MAGicALL. The detailed customisation of CityAirbus NextGen’s electric propulsion system will enable the prototype to benefit... Read more

HAI issues statement on NTSB hearing into fatal tour helicopter crash

HAI issues statement on NTSB hearing into fatal tour helicopter crash

11-May-2022

Helicopter Association International (HAI) appreciates and supports the work of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for its May 10 hearing to announce the probable cause and draft findings and recommendations related to a fatal air-tour helicopter accident that occurred on Dec. 26, 2019, near Kekaha, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. HAI extends... Read more

RUAG completes upgrade of Swiss Air Force Cougar fleet

RUAG completes upgrade of Swiss Air Force Cougar fleet

10-May-2022Source: RUAG

  After around three years, the last of a total of nine modernized Cou-gars of the helicopter fleet were returned to the Swiss Air Force as part of a ceremonial handover. The series modernization program received approval from the Federal Council in 2018 on the occasion of the Army Dispatch and started in early 2019... Read more

Airbus leads Air Mobility Initiative in Munich

Airbus leads Air Mobility Initiative in Munich

9-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  To contribute to the development of advanced air mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities are joining forces under the leadership of Airbus to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). The members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Airbus, City of Ingolstadt, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Diehl Aerospace, Droniq, Munich... Read more

GPMS Appoints New Head of Sales

GPMS Appoints New Head of Sales

9-May-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS International, Inc., announced today that Todd Powers has joined the company to lead its sales organization. Powers will drive the company’s efforts to expand the footprint of Foresight MX, the company’s ground-breaking Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). Powers comes to GPMS after completing an 18-year career with the Airbus Helicopters as one of... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buys an Airbus EC135

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buys an Airbus EC135

5-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA), based at RAF Benson near Oxford, have purchased an Airbus EC135T2+ helicopter as part of their move to a new operating model. After the end of their current contract with Babcock MCS Onshore this autumn, TVAA will start operations on their own account under a newly-issued Air Operations Certificate (AOC).... Read more

Airbus and ITA Airways partner to develop urban air mobility in Italy

Airbus and ITA Airways partner to develop urban air mobility in Italy

5-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus and ITA Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on urban air mobility (UAM) in Italy. The two companies will explore the creation of tailored UAM services, by identifying strategic use cases for emission-free mobility solutions. The agreement foresees a joint approach toward local mobility stakeholders in order to onboard additional partners... Read more

Airbus Helicopter Leader Todd Powers Joins GPMS as Head of Sales

Airbus Helicopter Leader Todd Powers Joins GPMS as Head of Sales

4-May-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS International, Inc., announced that Todd Powers has joined the company to lead its sales organization. Powers will drive the company’s efforts to expand the footprint of Foresight MX, the company’s ground-breaking Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). Powers comes to GPMS after completing an 18-year career with Airbus Helicopters as one of the top,... Read more

16-Apr-22 N808LF Airbus AS350B3 Phoenix, US-Arizona

16-Apr-22 N808LF Airbus AS350B3 Phoenix, US-Arizona

16-Apr-2022

Rotors running refuel – FBO attendant was pulling the grounding cable from the fuel truck and the cable struck the main rotor blades Helicopter operates as “Native Air 7” from a base at Payson, AZ  ... Read more

Brazil sells first ACH160 Line Lounge in Latin America

Brazil sells first ACH160 Line Lounge in Latin America

13-Apr-2022Source: Helibras

The sale of an Airbus ACH160 Line Lounge to a Brazilian customer reinforces the continued success of Airbus Corporate Helicopters in the Brazilian executive market. Intended for private transport, the helicopter will be the third ACH160 sold in Brazil to two different customers and the first with the new ACH Line Lounge interior – the... Read more

US Army National Guard to operate first UH-72B in Arizona

US Army National Guard to operate first UH-72B in Arizona

7-Apr-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

After taking delivery of the first UH-72B Lakota helicopter in September last year, the U.S. Army National Guard is finalizing its training and will begin fielding the new helicopter with numerous state Guard units, beginning with Arizona. Subsequent states to operate the new 5-bladed UH-72B include Colorado and New Mexico later this year, followed by... Read more

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

5-Apr-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have acquired and committed to a further five next generation helicopters. These additional aircraft bring their total Joint Venture (JV) portfolio to 38 units valued at over US$420 million – a doubling in size in less than two years from... Read more

VSR700 trails autonomous capabilities at sea

VSR700 trails autonomous capabilities at sea

1-Apr-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has begun trialing autonomous take-off and landing capabilities at sea for the VSR700, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) being developed in the frame of the SDAM (Système de drone aérien de la Marine) programme, conducted by the DGA (Direction générale de l’Armement – the French Armament General Directorate) for the French Navy. Trials... Read more

North West Air Ambulance renews contract with Babcock

North West Air Ambulance renews contract with Babcock

31-Mar-2022Source: North West Air Ambulance

Babcock and North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) have announced a significant new multi-year contract which will keep the charity saving lives into the next decade. The new contract, awarded following a competitive procurement process, supported by Aeroptimo, has seen Babcock selected to continue as NWAA’s exclusive aviation partner for at least the next seven years.... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

30-Mar-2022Source: ÖAMTC Air Rescue

To meet increasing demand, ÖAMTC Air Rescue’s technical services division – HeliAir – has expanded their services to include maintenance for Airbus’s H145 helicopters. Having successfully completed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s certification process at the end of 2021, HeliAir now fulfills all legal requirements to maintenance the H145 for customers throughout Europe. “Every... Read more

How are the helicopter OEMs responding to the Russian situation?

How are the helicopter OEMs responding to the Russian situation?

29-Mar-2022

We all know that sanctions are being brought against particular Russian interests by various Governments around the world, following the invasion of Ukraine.  Additionally, significant pressure is being put on large corporations to distance themselves from their involvement with Russia. On that basis, HeliHub.com reached out to four helicopter OEMs to ask – the top... Read more

Boeing and Airbus sign strategic H-47 Chinook partnership

Boeing and Airbus sign strategic H-47 Chinook partnership

28-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Airbus Helicopters today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner on the H-47 Chinook in support of Germany’s Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirements. “We are pleased that Airbus Helicopters has joined our team of strategic partners on the H-47 Chinook program for Germany, and together we will provide the... Read more

HCare Classics, Airbus offers a solution that help older ranges of helicopters to perform

HCare Classics, Airbus offers a solution that help older ranges of helicopters to perform

16-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

With HCare Classics, Airbus Helicopters offers a solution that will ensure  older ranges of helicopters can continue to perform at the highest level. More than 2,500 aircraft worldwide from the Dauphin, H120, Puma, Gazelle and Alouette families are potentially eligible. Yet military users with large, often older fleets, already recognise upgrades and retrofits as a... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

15-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered nine five-bladed Airbus H145s to replace its current four-bladed versions. Rega’s new H145s will come equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system that will enhance the mission capabilities and the safety of operations. “We are very grateful to open another chapter in the relationship between our two organisations with... Read more

15-Mar-22 N99676 Airbus AS350B Valdez, US-Alaska

15-Mar-22 N99676 Airbus AS350B Valdez, US-Alaska

15-Mar-2022

Heli skiiing operation.  On final approach to pick up some skiiers, the helicopter impacted the snow and rolled over... Read more

Airbus Wins PETA Germany Aviation Award

Airbus Wins PETA Germany Aviation Award

14-Mar-2022Source: PETA UK

A Vegan Aviation Award is on its way to Airbus from PETA Germany following the launch of ACH145, the company’s first helicopter with a fully vegan interior. Free from animal-derived fabrics, such as leather and wool, the interior is crafted from Ultraleather, a high-performance vegan material. The innovative design was ordered by a PETA supporter, who... Read more

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

12-Mar-2022Source: Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight has just signed an order for its first five-bladed H145 helicopter as part of a fleet renewal and expansion project to support an increased need for critical care transportation in New England.“The H145 has been a proven and efficient platform for us to carry out critical life-saving flights when time is of the... Read more

Baltimore Police Department to acquire three new Airbus H125

Baltimore Police Department to acquire three new Airbus H125

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Baltimore Police Department will upgrade its existing EC120 fleet to the H125 platform following a cooperative purchase agreement signed with the City of Baltimore to buy three new Airbus H125 helicopters late last year. Purchased through Davenport Aviation’s GSA contract, these helicopters will be of service to the city and department to enhance their... Read more

Kern County Sheriff’s Office orders two Airbus H125

Kern County Sheriff’s Office orders two Airbus H125

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office in California will acquire two new Airbus H125s as part of a plan to modernize its aging fleet of helicopters.A first-time Airbus customer, Kern County selected the H125 platform following a thorough vetting process and several flight demonstrations throughout 2020 and 2021. The new helicopters will protect and serve the... Read more

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department orders two Airbus H125

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department orders two Airbus H125

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has announced plans to enhance its crime fighting capabilities with two new Airbus H125 helicopters. The new helicopters, which represent the department’s inaugural partnership with Airbus, will be delivered later this year.Nashville reaches 526 square miles and includes both high-density urban locations and rural areas. Each year, the department’s aviation... Read more

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

STAT MedEvac, an Airbus customer for nearly 40 years, has committed to ordering 10 new H135 helicopters as part of a fleet renewal initiative for its air medical operations. STAT’s total Airbus fleet, a mix of H135 and H145 family aircraft, operates out of 18 bases. “We’ve been flying Airbus products since we began our... Read more

North Memorial Health adds two Airbus H135

North Memorial Health adds two Airbus H135

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

North Memorial Health is partnering with Airbus for the first time to welcome two new H135 helicopters to its Air Care program in late 2022.“Adding these helicopters to our fleet is the latest step in our long-term commitment to create the safest air medical program possible,” said Scott Sampey, vice president and chief of ambulance... Read more

Airbus partners with Spirit AeroSystems to develop the wings of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus partners with Spirit AeroSystems to develop the wings of CityAirbus NextGen

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has signed an agreement with Spirit AeroSystems, through its subsidiary, for the development of CityAirbus NextGen’s wings. This partnership will support Airbus’ exploration of disruptive aircraft design while complying with the most stringent regulations. Spirit AeroSystems will be responsible for developing and manufacturing CityAirbus NextGen’s wings in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Both partners’ ambition is... Read more

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters puts the spotlight on recently developed improvements for its single-engine helicopter family aimed at enhancing performance and flight safety.Following the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in April 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. and Transport Canada (TCCA) in Canada have recently certified the H125 power upgrade, which increases the... Read more

Riverside Police Department orders two Airbus H125

Riverside Police Department orders two Airbus H125

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Riverside Police Department will add two new Airbus H125 helicopters to its law enforcement fleet that serves and protects the City of Riverside, California, following an order placed December last year.“The Riverside Police Aviation Unit is excited to expand its mission capabilities and offer our community additional services by entering into a larger helicopter platform,”... Read more

Astronautics AeroSync Connectivity Solution for H125 and H130

Astronautics AeroSync Connectivity Solution for H125 and H130

10-Mar-2022Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AeroSync wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) as the standard-fit connectivity solution for Airbus Helicopters’ new production H125 and H130 helicopters. Astronautics’ AeroSync wACS is a secure and integrated wireless data transmission system that automatically provides high-speed flight, mission, and maintenance data export and storage services to enhance Airbus’... Read more

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

10-Mar-2022Source: Ecocopter

Ecocopter has ordered three H125s and one H145 to be used for aerial work missions in a variety of industrial sectors. The helicopters will be delivered by the end of 2022 and mid-2023 respectively, and will join Ecocopter’s fleet of 18 helicopters, solely composed of Airbus aircraft, and which carry out operations in Chile, Peru... Read more

Airbus and The Helicopter Company expand partnership in Saudi Arabia

Airbus and The Helicopter Company expand partnership in Saudi Arabia

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus and The Helicopter Company (THC) have signed an agreement in order to continue expanding helicopter activities as well as to introduce urban air mobility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This comes as an additional step toward the co-creation of an Urban Air Mobility ecosystem in the Kingdom. The signing of this agreement is... Read more

Safran signs the first SBH® contract to support Arrano engines

Safran signs the first SBH® contract to support Arrano engines

9-Mar-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) has signed a Support-By-the-Hour(SBH®) contract with Safran Helicopter Engines to support Arrano engines powering its brand new Airbus H160 helicopter. This contract formalizes a MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting the two engines of the helicopter. This is the first-ever SBH® contact signed for the Arrano. This contract... Read more

Milestone delivers H145 to Ecocopter Ecuador

Milestone delivers H145 to Ecocopter Ecuador

9-Mar-2022Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing announced the delivery of an Airbus H145 helicopter to Ecocopter Ecuador, a leading South American operator. Located at Ecocopter’s base in Quito, the aircraft will be the first of its type to be based in Ecuador and will be deployed on missions across... Read more

Phoenix Heli-Flight upgrades Airbus fleet with Appareo’s new 4K Ultra HD FDR

Phoenix Heli-Flight upgrades Airbus fleet with Appareo’s new 4K Ultra HD FDR

9-Mar-2022Source: Phoenix Heli-Flight

Phoenix Heli-Flight, a charter helicopter company based in Alberta, Canada announced plans to upgrade the Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) systems on its fleet of Airbus Helicopters aircraft to Appareo’s recently-certified AIRS-400 4K Ultra HD flight data recorder. The announcement was made today at the HAI HELI-EXPO conference in Dallas, Texas. “When I first met the... Read more

Customer profile guides Airbus Helicopters’ new HCare offer

Customer profile guides Airbus Helicopters’ new HCare offer

9-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled a new support and services structure which replaces the company’s previous HCare offer. Operators will be matched to the best combination of services according to their profile and fleet make-up. Simplified to just three flexible solutions, HCare is now composed of HCare Initial, HCare In-service, or a combination of the two,... Read more

FAA approves BLR H125 FastFin Power Upgrade STC

FAA approves BLR H125 FastFin Power Upgrade STC

9-Mar-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace has received FAA approval of its H125 FastFin® System incorporating the H125 Arriel 2D engine Power Upgrade certified by Airbus Helicopter in October of 2021.  The increase in directional control that BLR’s FastFin® System provides combined with the additional engine power now available results in useful load increases up to 485 pounds (220... Read more

09-Mar-22 N162MW Airbus EC135P1 Lincoln, US-Nebraska

09-Mar-22 N162MW Airbus EC135P1 Lincoln, US-Nebraska

9-Mar-2022

Bird strike.  2 POB, neither injured... Read more

MBDA and Airbus to integrate Mistral 3 missile on Tiger MkIII

MBDA and Airbus to integrate Mistral 3 missile on Tiger MkIII

8-Mar-2022Source: MBDA

MBDA and Airbus Helicopters have been co-contracted for the integration of Mistral 3 missile on the French-Spanish Tiger MkIII attack helicopter and MHT missile on the French Tiger MkIII. The contracts were signed by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation), on behalf of the French and Spanish Procurement agencies, the DGA (Direction générale de l’armement)... Read more

Cadorath strengthens OEM support by adding over 400 new repairs

Cadorath strengthens OEM support by adding over 400 new repairs

8-Mar-2022Source: Cadorath

Cadorath completed its first D-Level single part repair in December of 2019. Since then, they have added an additional 400 new repairs to their capabilities for Airbus Helicopters products. These repairs are offered among the AS365/H155 and AS350/H125 dynamic component assemblies. The repairs are provided in partnership with the Airbus Helicopters Marignane and North America... Read more

Airbus H160 misses Heli-Expo due to airspace limits on Russian aircraft

Airbus H160 misses Heli-Expo due to airspace limits on Russian aircraft

8-Mar-2022

Airbus Helicopters was expecting to bring an H160 to Dallas for Heli-Expo, but as we can see it never arrived. Recently, many countries closed their airspace to Russian airlines, Russian-registered aircraft and other aircraft in Russian ownership. Typically, manufacturers of larger helicopters move aircraft around the world by air freight, unless there really isn’t an... Read more

SPAES installs a Direct Call Unit in an Airbus H125

SPAES installs a Direct Call Unit in an Airbus H125

8-Mar-2022Source: SPAES

Due to the shutdown of the 2G network, a telephone modem for a helicopter was manufactured for a customer and the data transfer system was exchanged from 2G to 4G in an Airbus H125. The telephone modem is used in the helicopter to communicate with on-the-ground units. SPAES offered the complete package from start to... Read more

VRM Switzerland delivers an Airbus H125 VR Training Device to the first US operator

VRM Switzerland delivers an Airbus H125 VR Training Device to the first US operator

7-Mar-2022Source: VRM Switzerland

The world leading Virtual Reality Helicopter Training Device manufacturer VRM Switzerland delivers its Training Device to Colorado Highland Helicopters (CHH). The Durango, CO based helicopter operator and flight school ordered an Airbus H125 simulator to offer basic flight training, mountain flying and special operations like external sling load instruction. CHH intends to qualify the device... Read more

ITC-AeroLeasing Delivers One H135T3H

ITC-AeroLeasing Delivers One H135T3H

7-Mar-2022Source: ITC-AeroLeasing

ITC-AeroLeasing has successfully commenced the delivery and lease of one EMS configured Airbus Helicopters H135T3H to a European operator, which provides special mission services worldwide. “We are very pleased to serve this well-established European operator on its critical EMS missions. This delivery not only expands ITC’s footprint in Europe, but also furthers one of our... Read more

07-Mar-22 N29VA Airbus EC145 Abingdon, US-Virginia

07-Mar-22 N29VA Airbus EC145 Abingdon, US-Virginia

7-Mar-2022

Engine issues while landing on a trolley at night, pilot lost control and impacted the ground... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers new EC145e aircraft to Flight For Life

Metro Aviation delivers new EC145e aircraft to Flight For Life

4-Mar-2022Source: Metro Aviation

Flight For Life is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of two new Airbus EC145e aircraft. The new helicopters will be replacing aircraft at their bases in Waukesha, WI, and Burlington, WI, and introducing a new paint scheme for the first time in fourteen years. The new EC145e is equipped with... Read more

France and Spain launch Tiger MkIII programme

France and Spain launch Tiger MkIII programme

4-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation), on behalf of the French and Spanish Armament General Directorate, the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) and the DGAM (Dirección General de Armamento y Material) has awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters for the development, production, and initial in-service support of the Tiger MkIII attack helicopter upgrade programme. The... Read more

Ex‐Change Parts buys surplus Airbus H225 parts inventory

Ex‐Change Parts buys surplus Airbus H225 parts inventory

4-Mar-2022Source: Ex-Change Parts

Ex-Change Parts AB has finalised an agreement with one of the world’s largest Helicopter operator, which facilitates Ex-Change Parts AB’s purchase of the operator’s worldwide surplus EC225 Super Puma stock inventory. The EC225, now renamed as the H225, is the latest member of the Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family, which the operator had up to... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance become first UK operator of upgrade five-blade H145

East Anglian Air Ambulance become first UK operator of upgrade five-blade H145

2-Mar-2022Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is the first air ambulance in the UK to upgrade its Airbus H145 helicopter with a new five blade rotor head.  This UK-engineering first will generate more lift, reduce vibrations and improve handling and stability, providing improved comfort for EAAA’s patients and crew as they operate 24/7. The Norwich-based Anglia... Read more

GPMS Receives Transport Canada STC for Airbus H125 Helicopter Platform

GPMS Receives Transport Canada STC for Airbus H125 Helicopter Platform

1-Mar-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS, the leader in helicopter predictive analytics, announced today that Transport Canada Civil Aviation has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate for GPMS’s Foresight MX, the company’s enhanced Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) solution, on the H125 helicopter. The certificate was based on a prior Federal Aviation Administration STC and covers the installation of Foresight... Read more

Royal Malaysian Air Force passes 20,000 hours in Airbus H225M fleet

Royal Malaysian Air Force passes 20,000 hours in Airbus H225M fleet

23-Feb-2022Source: Airbus

Great milestone: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) logged 20,000 flight hours, becoming Asia’s highest #H225M flyer. Congratulations to all RMAF crew involved. The RMAF’s fleet of 12 H225M helicopters has been in service since 2012. Designed for the most demanding missions, these H225Ms have participated in various exercises and humanitarian missions, including flood rescue... Read more

Chile – Ecocopter adds second Airbus H145

Chile – Ecocopter adds second Airbus H145

17-Feb-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

In Chile, there was only one aircraft of this type acquired by Ecocopter, the first national company to incorporate this “colossus of the air” to its modern fleet. However, the Chilean company, the only operator of this helicopter in the country, added a second H145 that began operations to provide multipurpose services.  This twin-engine aircraft,... Read more

Dart receives FAA emergency float STC for Airbus H145 D3

Dart receives FAA emergency float STC for Airbus H145 D3

8-Feb-2022Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its Emergency Float System with Integrated Liferafts for the five-bladed Airbus H145. This certification comes alongside its existing TCCA & EASA approvals.  Previously approved for the Airbus four-bladed H145 and EC145 models, the floats feature a tri-bag float design for increased stability in water up... Read more

Ecocopter adds ninth Airbus H125

Ecocopter adds ninth Airbus H125

8-Feb-2022Source: Ecocopter

The H125 is a member of the robust and proven Airbus family. Some 6,500 members (H125, H130, H135, H145, H155) are operating in nearly 120 countries for almost 2,000 operators. Together, these helicopters have accumulated more than 33 million flight hours.  The H125 has been the undisputed leader in its class for at least 30... Read more

Airbus and Kongsberg sign Norwegian NH90 support agreement

Airbus and Kongsberg sign Norwegian NH90 support agreement

4-Feb-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus and Kongsberg of Norway have signed a long-term strategic agreement to collaborate over support and services for the Norwegian Armed Forces. Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding between Airbus Helicopters, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, and Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services, the companies will work to strengthen the deployment of local maintenance capabilities with... Read more

UK military orders five H135s from Airbus

UK military orders five H135s from Airbus

2-Feb-2022

Airbus Helicopters in the UK has won an order to provide five additional H135 helicopters for the Ministry of Defence.  HeliHub.com understands that these are to replace elderly Gazelle helicopters in the surveillance role. Currently the Ministry of Defence operates 29 H135 helicopters at the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury where all... Read more

Airbus Helicopters bounces back in 2021

Airbus Helicopters bounces back in 2021

27-Jan-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

In 2021, Airbus Helicopters logged 419 gross orders (net: 414) showing solid signs of recovery from the 2020 market situation which was heavily impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020 – 289 gross/ 268 net orders). The increase in orders for light helicopters, H125 and H130, reflects the recovery of the civil... Read more

Airbus Helicopters opens new MRO Logistics Centre in Paris

Airbus Helicopters opens new MRO Logistics Centre in Paris

26-Jan-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Airbus Helicopters MRO Logistics Centre has begun operations in the AeroliansParis business park in Tremblay-en-France near Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. The 13,400 m2 building, developed by BARJANE, was conceived to house all logistics activities related to helicopter component repair, including the receipt, screening, control, storage and distribution of MRO parts, at one site close to... Read more

Airbus delivers the last ever Dauphin to Spanish Customs

Airbus delivers the last ever Dauphin to Spanish Customs

24-Jan-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has delivered the last Dauphin helicopter, an AS365 N3, to the Spanish Customs Service. This helicopter will reinforce the Customs Surveillance Service’s capacity to combat drug trafficking in the Strait of Gibraltar, the Alboran Sea, and in Galicia. The helicopter was customised at Airbus Helicopters’ facilities in Albacete and comes equipped with mission equipment... Read more

Babcock France certified Part CAMO and Part 145 on H145 D3

Babcock France certified Part CAMO and Part 145 on H145 D3

19-Jan-2022Source: Babcock

Babcock France announces that it has received from the OSAC l Aviation & Sécurité its Part CAMO and PART 145 certificate of approval for the maintenance of its Airbus H145 D3 helicopter fleet at its Cannet-des-Maures site. Meeting the needs of its customers across the country, Babcock’s maintenance sites offer a full range of MCO... Read more

Baltimore Police defend replacing four EC120s with three H125s

Baltimore Police defend replacing four EC120s with three H125s

12-Jan-2022Source: Baltimore Brew

In response to questions by The Brew about the city’s $18 million  helicopter contract, which will replace helicopters purchased a decade ago for $9.5 million, Comptroller Bill Henry called on the Police Department to explain the contract today to the Board of Estimates. The discussion was strictly academic because the board had already approved the... Read more

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

11-Jan-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of Armed Forces, this order is part... Read more

11-Jan-22 N531LN Airbus EC135P2 Drexel Hill, US-Pennsylvania

11-Jan-22 N531LN Airbus EC135P2 Drexel Hill, US-Pennsylvania

11-Jan-2022

Pilot reported difficulties while flying and made emergency landing in built-up area – it appeared to be circling at low level in this doorbell footage  All four on board, including a baby of 2 months old, got out without further injury. Air Methods statement : Today an Air Methods owned aircraft experienced an accident in... Read more

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

8-Jan-2022

Press release: Devon Air Ambulance’s H145 Helicopter, G-DAAS has been parked on the Derriford Hospital Helipad since the afternoon of Saturday 8 January. This is as a result of damage the aircraft sustained during a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) task on Dartmoor. The aircraft skid was damaged during the landing on the moor, probably as a... Read more

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

3-Jan-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place in the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish government to support the industry.  The Ministry of Defence will receive 18 helicopters to be operated by the air force and the navy while the Ministry of... Read more

France signs for first batch of 30 H160M helicopters

France signs for first batch of 30 H160M helicopters

23-Dec-2021Source: Airbus

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the development and procurement of the H160M in the frame of the Light Joint Helicopter programme (HIL). The contract includes the development of several prototypes and the delivery of a first batch of 30 aircraft (21 for the army, 8 for... Read more

Helibras delivers first Naval Operational H225M to Brazilian Navy

Helibras delivers first Naval Operational H225M to Brazilian Navy

20-Dec-2021Source: Helibras

The first multi-mission helicopter H225M in its Naval Operational Version was delivered to the Brazilian Navy, starting operations at the São Pedro d’Aldeia Naval Air Base. The H225M Naval aircraft is part of the contract signed in 2008 between the Helibras-Airbus Consortium and the Brazilian government, which provides for the delivery to the 3 Brazilian... Read more

Gorka Heliport certified as MRO center for Airbus Helicopters

Gorka Heliport certified as MRO center for Airbus Helicopters

20-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters has certified the Gorka heliport as an authorized maintenance center for its helicopters in Russia. Gorka will perform maintenance of the most popular models of Airbus helicopters in Russia, H125 and H130, and will also be able to supply the owners of these helicopters with spare parts at factory prices on... Read more

French Sécurité Civile to expand fleet with two Airbus H145s

French Sécurité Civile to expand fleet with two Airbus H145s

20-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has ordered an additional two five-bladed H145s destined to equip the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs rescue and air medical transport services throughout France. This contract is a follow-up to the contract signed in 2020 for an initial batch of two H145s... Read more

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

17-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Ministry of Interior of Bavaria has ordered eight five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the two bases of the Bavarian helicopters squadron at the airport in Munich and in Roth, close... Read more

First Airbus ACH145 arrives in Brazil

First Airbus ACH145 arrives in Brazil

15-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

After the success of the ACH145 Line version in the executive market, a new model of super-luxury helicopter has just arrived in the Brazilian market. The long-awaited Mercedes-Benz Style Edition ACH145 version equipped with the new 5-blade rotor that is the novelty of this helicopter model that is the result of the partnership between Airbus... Read more

Ecocopter stand prepared for 2021-22 forest fire season in Chile

Ecocopter stand prepared for 2021-22 forest fire season in Chile

15-Dec-2021

Experts agree that there will be above-normal temperature conditions and below-normal rainfall, which implies that the fuel – the vegetation – will have much drier characteristics and this evidently contributes to a greater frequency and extension of forest fires that will break out in the central-southern area of the country. Faced with this worrying forecast,... Read more

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

14-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

[updated 15-Dec-21.  Despite a reliable source in Romania confirming that Airbus bid the SMURD contract with the H175M, the OEM has contacted HeliHub.com to confirm that was not the case and they bid with the H215.  Text thus updated accordingly] Lockheed Martin have confirmed via social media – see tweet below – that they are... Read more

SAFE Delivers Maintenance Stands to Airbus Helicopters

SAFE Delivers Maintenance Stands to Airbus Helicopters

13-Dec-2021Source: SAFE Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the delivery of custom ergonomic  maintenance stands to the Airbus Helicopters Maintenance Training center in Grand Prairie Texas.  The aircrafts that have been outfitted at the training center are the EC120, EC130 and H145.   The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of... Read more

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