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Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been selected as the primary supplier to Air Methods Corporation for all AS350 and EC130 dynamic components. This agreement will continue for a period… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

Aero Asahi Super Puma Gets Swift On-Site Retrofit From Heli-One

Aero Asahi Super Puma Gets Swift On-Site Retrofit From Heli-One

Japan’s national leader in aircraft charter has quickly given new life to its largest-capacity helicopter with upgrades performed promptly, safely and on site by Heli-One. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group (NYSE:HELI). Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC) chose Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Mar-15

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited / HeliAir Obtain EC135 EASA STC

Aviation Specialties Unlimited / HeliAir Obtain EC135 EASA STC

United States, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company along with Vienna, Austria based Helikopter Air Transportation GmbH (HeliAir) obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on the civilian Airbus EC135 series. “One of the many strengths of… Read more »

Source: ASU, 03-Mar-15

Maverick Helicopters Achieves 300,000 Flight Hours in EC130 Aircraft and 350,000 Total Flight Hours in March 2015

Maverick Helicopters Achieves 300,000 Flight Hours in EC130 Aircraft and 350,000 Total Flight Hours in March 2015

Continuing to set industry records, Maverick Helicopters has officially logged 300,000 total flight hours using Airbus Helicopters’ EC130, making it the first operator in the world to hit this impressive milestone using the elite aircraft. In addition to this feat, Maverick Helicopters has recorded 350,000 total flight hours since its inception. Both of these remarkable… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 03-Mar-15

Heli-One helps Korea’s National 119 halve EC225 inspection time

Heli-One helps Korea’s National 119 halve EC225 inspection time

A primary provider of private firefighting and rescue services in South Korea had one of its key helicopters safely back in service in less than one-half the expected time following routine inspection and maintenance performed by Heli-One. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI). National 119 was… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Mar-15

PW206B3 Engine Receives Key EASA Validation

PW206B3 Engine Receives Key EASA Validation

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine has earned certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2014, further clearing the way for its entry into service early this year on the new EC135P3 helicopter. The PW206B3 engine received its first certification with Transport Canada on 20 June, 2014. The engine boasts more… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-15

Aerolite Receives EASA STC for EC145 T2 EMS Interior

Aerolite Receives EASA STC for EC145 T2 EMS Interior

Aerolite will be highlighting the newest aeromedical interior designs for the Airbus EC145 T2, EC135 T3 and Bell 429 during the 2015 Heli-Expo. EC145 T2   Aerolite received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA for a modular aeromedical EMS Interior. The interior allows an operator various configuration set up choices regarding stretchers, seating arrangements and… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 02-Mar-15

Vector Aerospace Captures Growing Market for AS350 12-Year Inspections

Vector Aerospace Captures Growing Market for AS350 12-Year Inspections

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has recently conducted  three 12-year inspections with plans to conduct a fourth this month. Vector Aerospace recently performed two Airbus Helicopters AS350 12-year inspections for… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 02-Mar-15

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Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered an EC225 LP to the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), which was acquired as replacement for an aircraft that was destroyed during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This is the last of three EC225s ordered by JCG in July 2011; the earlier two having been delivered last year. With the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Mar-15

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EASA approves VIH Aerospace EC135 bubble window

EASA approves VIH Aerospace EC135 bubble window

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services (Heli-Expo Booth # 3837) has received a European Aviation Safety Agency Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for an aftermarket replacement Crew Bubble Window Installation for the Airbus EC135 helicopter (SCT# 10048796). The VIHA designed and engineered bubble window for the… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 02-Mar-15

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PARIS TN: Hospital picks Vanderbilt for air ambulance

PARIS TN: Hospital picks Vanderbilt for air ambulance

If everything goes as planned, a Vanderbilt Medical Center Life Flight helicopter will be based permanently at Henry County Medical Center by early spring. See Full Story

Source: PI, 02-Mar-15

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Skyhorse Aviation AS350 fields Safe Flight Powerline Detection System

Skyhorse Aviation AS350 fields Safe Flight Powerline Detection System

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced that Skyhorse Aviation of Pretoria, South Africa is the launch customer of Safe Flight’s Powerline Detection System (PDS) for the Airbus Helicopters AS350. Safe Flight’s PDS has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). … Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 01-Mar-15

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Despite Decline, Military Rotorcraft Segment an Important Niche for Manufacturers

Despite Decline, Military Rotorcraft Segment an Important Niche for Manufacturers

As the military rotorcraft market enters a downturn, Forecast International sees a strong niche in the medium/heavy military rotorcraft sector with over 5,300 units expected to be produced in the next 10 years. The company’s new study “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft” reports that, during the 2015-2024 forecast period, the value of production will… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 01-Mar-15

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Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Attendees at the HAI (Helicopter Association International) HELI-EXPO 2015, the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show, will be among the first to see Papillon Group’s “Golden Helicopter,” created to celebrate the company’s 50th golden anniversary. The show will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5. This occasion provides a rare opportunity to… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-15

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First Royal Thai Army pilots, engineers complete UH-72A training

First Royal Thai Army pilots, engineers complete UH-72A training

Six pilots and 10 maintenance technicians from the Royal Thai Army have successfully completed training to fly and maintain the UH-72A Lakota, the initial group of Thai pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians that will be trained to operate Lakotas for Thailand. The Thai pilots and technicians were honored Friday in a graduation ceremony at Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-15

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01-Mar-15 N960LA Airbus AS350B2 Santa Clarita, US-California

Sheriff helicopter made emergency landing in fields of Hart High School due to lightning

01-Mar-15

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27-Feb-15 UP-EC010 Eurocopter EC130 Karatau, Kazakhstan

According to preliminary information, after take-off from the helipad on a helicopter has failed directional control system, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing to determine the circumstances and causes of the failure. During landing the helicopter rolled over on its right side and collapsed.  Reportedly destroyed.  Location was a helipad located at the… Read more »

27-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters outlines Heli-Expo coverage, including X4 launch

Airbus Helicopters outlines Heli-Expo coverage, including X4 launch

The high-profile presence of Airbus Helicopters at Heli-Expo 2015 will confirm the company’s leadership role, with its unveiling of the all-new X4 rotorcraft and a rollout of the industry’s most comprehensive customer services coverage. These developments are aligned with the company’s transformation plan, which has been implemented to provide highly efficient helicopter solutions for customers… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Feb-15

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Airbus Defence and Space joins forces with Australia’s DSTO to improve protection of helicopters

Airbus Defence and Space joins forces with Australia’s DSTO to improve protection of helicopters

Airbus Defence and Space has joined forces with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) of the Australian Ministry of Defence to improve the protection of wide-body aircraft and helicopters. In a joint development program they upgraded Airbus Defence and Space’s proven MILDS AN/AAR-60 Block II Missile Approach Warning system with a HFI (Hostile Fire… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Feb-15

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Royal Thai Army signs for six VIP EC145T2s

Royal Thai Army signs for six VIP EC145T2s

A further addition to the Royal Thai Army’s rotorcraft fleet has been committed with the acquisition of six Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family. The Royal Thai Army signed for six EC145 T2s with a VIP installation, under the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters’ EC130 T2 enters the Indian market with orders from two launch customers

Airbus Helicopters’ EC130 T2 enters the Indian market with orders from two launch customers

Airbus Helicopters today signed Indian market launch orders for its single-engine EC130 T2 with Sanjay Ghodawat Group and Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (GVHL), which are to introduce the popular single-engine EC130’s enhanced version later this year for passenger transport services in Kolhapur and Delhi respectively. Signing ceremonies with both customers – who ordered one EC130… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Feb-15

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23-Feb-15 CC-AFR Airbus AS350B3 Yungay, Chile

Tail rotor hit rock during firefighting work on approach to land to pick up a forest fire brigade team

23-Feb-15

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EC175’s first months on the job: High availability with NHV

EC175’s first months on the job: High availability with NHV

First reports back from NHV about the EC175’s entry into service show that the helicopter is performing above expectations for a new aircraft, with 88 percent availability. Less than one week after NHV received their first two EC175s on December 11, 2014, the aircraft entered operation, performing oil & gas crew change missions in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters confirms its long-term commitment to the Middle East‘s armed forces

Airbus Helicopters confirms its long-term commitment to the Middle East‘s armed forces

With hundreds of its rotorcraft operated by Middle East military services, Airbus Helicopters is further reinforcing the company’s regional presence to support these aircraft – which are used on missions that range from combat, counter terrorism and transport to search and rescue, special missions and training. Airbus Helicopters’ more than 30 years of experience in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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India’s Pawan Hans receives Airbus Helicopters’ Excellence Award in logging 450,000 flight hours with its Dauphin fleet

India’s Pawan Hans receives Airbus Helicopters’ Excellence Award in logging 450,000 flight hours with its Dauphin fleet

Airbus Helicopters has conferred an Excellence Award on Pawan Hans Limited for this Indian operator’s overall contribution to the success of the worldwide Dauphin rotorcraft fleet. The honor was bestowed during the Aero India 2015 air show at Bengaluru’s Air Force Station Yelahanka. As India‘s national helicopter company, Pawan Hans has logged the highest number… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters opens design office in Poland

Airbus Helicopters opens design office in Poland

Building on a decade of cooperation in Poland, Airbus Helicopters today expanded its in-country presence by opening an engineering design office at Łódź, which will employ approximately 100 engineers. This new Airbus Helicopters Polska facility is to be assigned a wide variety of mechanical design activities, with a focus on future breakthrough technologies in such… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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Transport Canada approves STC for Revue Thommen HSL-1600 searchlight on AS350

Transport Canada approves STC for Revue Thommen HSL-1600 searchlight on AS350

Revue Thommen AG has earned its long reputation as a quality leader in the aerospace and defense markets. In autumn 2014 The Canadian Amtech Aeronautical Limited successfully achieved an amendment of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for searchlight installations on Airbus Helicopter AS 350B, AS 350 B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 B3, AS 350… Read more »

Source: Thommen, 19-Feb-15

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Turbomeca Arranco chosen as exclusive sole engine for Airbus X4

Turbomeca Arranco chosen as exclusive sole engine for Airbus X4

Airbus Helicopters has decided to retain Turbomeca’s Arrano (Safran) as exclusive engine for its new twin-engine X4 helicopter, currently under development. This decision marks a major achievement for Turbomeca and confirms the global competitiveness of its products and services, and more specifically the excellent technological and economic performance of the Arrano. In today’s market, this… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

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Indra to supply EC135 simulator to Spanish Army in €14.4m contract

Indra to supply EC135 simulator to Spanish Army in €14.4m contract

The Arms and Materials General Board (DGAM) for the Spanish Ministry of Defense has chosen Indra to provide an integrated training system for the EC135 helicopter; this project will be worth €14.4m. This system is comprised of the following: level D mission simulator, which reproduces aircraft flight behavior accurately; simulation support systems; and a computer-assisted… Read more »

Source: Indra, 13-Feb-15

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Thales and Rheinmetall expand Tiger training capabilities

Thales and Rheinmetall expand Tiger training capabilities

On the 16th of December 2014, the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has awarded a contract to Thales, in partnership with Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (RDE), to supply or upgrade 20 Tiger combat helicopter simulators for the French and German armed forces. Thales and its partner will upgrade 18 simulators to the latest Tiger helicopter… Read more »

Source: Thales, 13-Feb-15

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Management buy PDG Helicopters for £20M+

Management buy PDG Helicopters for £20M+

The management team at PDG Helicopters, the industry leading aerial service provider to the construction and utility sectors, has completed a £20million+ MBO backed by LDC, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for its services. The deal sees LDC take a majority equity stake in the business with management investing alongside and holding… Read more »

Source: LDC, 12-Feb-15

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Helicopter tours launched in Vietnamese city of Danang

Helicopter tours launched in Vietnamese city of Danang

Director of the VNH Central Pham Ngoc Diep said a 15-minute trip in an EC 130T2  around Danang City, departing from Nuoc Man Airport to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) and Linh Ung pagoda and returning to Nuoc Man Airport will cost VND2.5 million ($111) – See full story

12-Feb-15

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11-Feb-15 HB-ZIG Airbus AS350B3 Guttannen, Switzerland

Rotorstrike during landing phase, helicopter ended up on its side.  No serious injuries to 4 POB

11-Feb-15

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08-Feb-15 Eurocopter EC145 Toubkal, Morocco

Crashed on snowy mountainside.  Some reports say EC135, but the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie have both EC135 and EC145 and analysis of the accident photo confirms EC145.  Thus the subject aircraft is one of their two EC145s, CN-BZE (9344) or CN-BZF (9369).  Reports also differ between the accident being on Saturday 07-Feb-15 and Sunday 08-Feb-15.  This… Read more »

Source: Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie, 08-Feb-15

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Moscow prepares for HeliRussia exhibition in May

Moscow prepares for HeliRussia exhibition in May

Traditionally, on a platform of Crocus Expo IEC will be held the gala review   of helicopters featuring all developments and technical achievements of the last year.  In addition to full scale specimens a wide range of navigation equipment, systems of radio control, equipment for helipads will be presented in the frames of the exhibition. Participation… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 03-Feb-15

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02-Feb-15 Airbus AS350B3 Popham, UK

Airframe vibration and control problems.

02-Feb-15

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Onboard Systems to provide EC145T2 cargo hook to Airbus

Onboard Systems to provide EC145T2 cargo hook to Airbus

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has been awarded a contract from Airbus Helicopters to provide the cargo hook kit for the EC145T2 beam system. The new beam system will use a single or dual-hook configuration of Onboard’s TALON® LC Hydraulic cargo hooks. The… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 29-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters completes first year bringing three new helicopters to market

Airbus Helicopters completes first year bringing three new helicopters to market

Building on an unprecedented year of new product certification and introduction, Airbus Helicopters has set its sights on best serving its customers in a challenging global marketplace, with the priority on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness. During 2014, Airbus Helicopters delivered 471 rotorcraft from the company’s civil, parapublic and military product lines and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jan-15

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HATS flying as first Australian military EC135T2+ takes to the air

HATS flying as first Australian military EC135T2+ takes to the air

The first EC135 T2+ helicopter in a planned fleet of modern, twin-engine, rotary-wing aircraft being acquired by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for its new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS), has successfully completed its first flight in Europe. Under the HATS project, a joint training scheme for both Army and Navy aircrew will utilise some… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Jan-15

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Botswana Police order three AS350B3e

Botswana Police order three AS350B3e

Botswana’s Police Service today signed for a contract for three new AS350 B3e ‘Ecureuil” Airbus Helicopters aircraft for its Police Air Support Branch. The new helicopters will be customised to the Botswana Police Service’s specification, including the installation of night vision equipment for night-time operations and other law enforcement equipment. The start of delivery of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Jan-15

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27-Jan-15 PR-BGA Airbus EC225 Campos dos Goytacazes , Brazil

The engine number 2 caught fire as the aircraft was taxying in. Substantial damage restricted to the right hand side engine

27-Jan-15

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Uni-Fly wins UK windfarm contract with Dong Energy

Uni-Fly wins UK windfarm contract with Dong Energy

Danish operator Uni-Fly has recently started a new wind farm support contract using a Danish registered Airbus EC135.  This is the second wind farm support helicopter based in the UK, and sees a hoist-fitted aircraft based at Humberside Airport.  The customer is Danish company Dong Energy, and this is the first time they have contracted… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-15

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Paradigm Aerospace completes ADS-B Out certification on EC135

Paradigm Aerospace completes ADS-B Out certification on EC135

PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, completed the installation of a Garmin GTX-330ES extended squitter transponder system in an Airbus EC135 helicopter in December 2014 and received certification for the ADS-B Out in Jan 2015. The EMS configured helicopter is owned by Metro Aviation, Shreveport LA, and operated by PENNSTAR FLIGHT, Hospital of the University… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore-based AS365 simulator upgraded for day and night SAR

Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore-based AS365 simulator upgraded for day and night SAR

The AS365 Dauphin rotorcraft full-flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore-based training center has been upgraded to provide highly realistic training in both day and night search and rescue (SAR) operations, offering pilots the unique capability to safely practice these demanding life-saving missions. The upgrade was made by Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia at its Seletar Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Jan-15

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22-Jan-15 6559 Eurocopter MH-65D Kemah, US-Texas

Emergency landing in retail parking lot after bird strike

22-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters aims to improve product safety after accidents

Airbus Helicopters aims to improve product safety after accidents

It is just over a year since a police helicopter built by Airbus crashed into a Glasgow pub, killing 10 people. Though an interim report by air accident investigators did not cite technical failure, Guillaume Faury, chief executive of Airbus Helicopters, says his company must draw lessons from that tragedy — and they are that… Read more »

Source: FT, 21-Jan-15

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21-Jan-15 C-GJPW Airbus AS350B2 Key Lake, Canada

Helicopter was involved with long line operations on a power-line construction project 11 nm SE of Key Lake, SK. After a power-line cable was moved, the long line did not release. The helicopter descended and struck the ground. The pilot was injured and was transferred to La Ronge Hospital for medical attention. The helicopter sustained… Read more »

21-Jan-15

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21-Jan-15 C-GJPW Airbus AS350B2 Key Lake, Canada

The flight was operating a hydro line patrol and suffered “collision with terrain”. Sole occupant pilot airlifted to hospital. CADORS 2015C0207

21-Jan-15

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Great North Air Ambulance gets grant to carry blood

Great North Air Ambulance gets grant to carry blood

Thanks to the magnificent fundraising efforts of the Henry Surtees Foundation and its supporters, the charity is now able to support the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and the local Blood Bike groups As of this week, the Air Ambulance service now has the capacity to deliver fresh blood supplies to… Read more »

Source: GNAAS, 19-Jan-15

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FAA approves Donaldson filter for EC130T2

FAA approves Donaldson filter for EC130T2

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the only Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system available for the Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 helicopter. This new IBF helps prevent engine damage in all environments and is approved for year-round… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 19-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers AS350 to Southwind Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Delivers AS350 to Southwind Helicopters

Southwind Helicopters took delivery of an AS350 B2 from Airbus Helicopters Canada’s Fort Erie, ON facility.The leasing company, based in British Columbia, will be leasing the aircraft for heli-adventures, aerial delivery and forestry work. “The AS350 B2 is a perfect fit for the multi-dimensional missions flown in the rugged terrain of British Columbia,” said Mr…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Jan-15

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Airbus fleet passes 10 million flight hours on offshore ops

Airbus fleet passes 10 million flight hours on offshore ops

Utilized worldwide in some of the most challenging conditions, the deployed fleet of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft in service for the oil & gas industry has accumulated more than 10 million flight hours as of the end of 2014. The milestone marks a new achievement in the 50-plus year history of heli-lift duties performed by Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-Jan-15

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TVACAA hits prime time TV!

TVACAA hits prime time TV!

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance (TVACAA) will be coming to your living room this month, in a newly commissioned primetime television series.  Sky 1’s Air Ambulance ER is a six-part documentary featuring the day-to-day work of TVACAA , where 365 days a year the highly skilled crew bring hospital-standard emergency care and equipment to… Read more »

Source: TVACAA, 08-Jan-15

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08-Jan-15 XA-SMG Airbus EC130B4 Juarez, Mexico (2F)

Crashed at night killing owner Mauro Garza Fernandez, and passenger Alejandro Lopez Lopez.  Pilot Ciro Huerta Martinez and the other two passengers named as Balden Lorenzo González and Jorge Armando Gonzalez Bustos were injured.  Some reports say that the helicopter was not equipped for night flights.  Video of the crash site here.

08-Jan-15

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California – Enloe Flightcare ready to launch EC130T2

California – Enloe Flightcare ready to launch EC130T2

Enloe FlightCare will begin its 30th year of air ambulance service with a new helicopter: a single-engine EC130 T2 EcoStar, featuring the latest in aviation safety technology, new medical equipment, a roomy cabin and a quieter sound signature. The program will be the first in the world to use the EC130 T2 EcoStar for Emergency… Read more »

Source: Enloe, 07-Jan-15

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Western Australia Police grounded after Chief Pilot and deputy resign

Western Australia Police grounded after Chief Pilot and deputy resign

The State of Western Australia is currently without aerial law enforcement after both the Chief Pilot and Deputy Chief Pilot resigned, according to local press.  The Western Australian added that “Assistant Commissioner Nick Anticich denied last night the resignations were linked to personality clashes within the police Air Wing, despite rumours of tension and infighting”…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-15

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06-Jan-15 I-LASW Airbus AS350B3 Pertica Bassa, Italy

During fire fighting operation, pilot experienced problems on the tail rotor and landed safely – another report suggests the cable holding the water bucket (empty at the time) contacted the tail rotor. Damages found on tail rotor and tail boom.

06-Jan-15

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New AS350B3 strengthens Texas Game Wardens

New AS350B3 strengthens Texas Game Wardens

The Texas Game Warden’s today unveiled its new Airbus AS350B3e helicopter that will enhance the department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with its search and rescue and disaster response efforts. The aircraft is outfitted with the latest law enforcement technology and emergency response equipment including a rescue hoist, thermal imager, searchlight, public address system,… Read more »

Source: Texas Game Wardens, 05-Jan-15

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04-Jan-15 G-EMAA Eurocopter EC135T2 Biddulph, UK

Precautionary landing due to fog and ended up parked overnight.  No damage

04-Jan-15

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27-Dec-14 C-20 Eurocopter BK117B2 Tirúa, Chile

Passenger injured from gunshot fired from the ground while helicopter was overflying.  damage to plexiglass window

27-Dec-14

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Flightsafety to offer EC145 training using a new FS1000 level D qualified simulator

Flightsafety to offer EC145 training using a new FS1000 level D qualified simulator

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer training for the Airbus EC145 helicopter. The design and manufacture of the FlightSafety FS1000 simulator for the EC145 is well underway. It is expected toreceive Level D qualification and enter service at a FlightSafetyLearning Center early in 2016. “Our significant experience in providing training for helicopters will ensure… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Dec-14

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Sweden – Värmland-Dalarna selects EC145T2 for EMS

Sweden – Värmland-Dalarna selects EC145T2 for EMS

The county councils in Värmland and Dalarna announce that they have signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters for two new EC 145 T2 helicopters. The agreement includes an option for eight more helicopters to the counties’ joint HEMS federation. – This permanent solution improves patient safety and increase the ability to provide equitable health… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 19-Dec-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS355to Hydro One Inc.

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS355to Hydro One Inc.

Hydro One’s AS355 NPwill provide support for the utility’swork across Ontario, including pole and power line patroland maintenance.The aircraft will be based in Oro Station, Ontario and is the firsttwin-engine from the 350 series acquired by Hydro One. “Selection of a twin-engine aircraft was a natural next step for today’s hydro operations. The AS355 is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Dec-14

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17-Dec-14 PR-BGR Eurocopter EC225 Macae, Brazil

While the helicopter was hovering prior to departure from an oil platform, the crew heard a strong noise followed by vibration and instability of the helicopter. The pilot commanded an immediate landing on the deck, with the helicopter touching the floor in an abrupt manner.  17 POB.  Substantially damaged

17-Dec-14

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CAE wins OCCAR-EA/Tiger Helicopter Program training analysis contract

CAE wins OCCAR-EA/Tiger Helicopter Program training analysis contract

The Organisation conjointe de cooperation en matiere d’armement (OCCAR-EA), a European organization responsible for managing the through-life support of cooperative European defence programs, has awarded CAE a contract for the analysis of training needs for the German-French Tiger Helicopter Technical School located in Fassberg, Germany. The technical school is responsible for the theoretical and practical… Read more »

Source: CAE, 16-Dec-14

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16-Dec-14 N352SL Airbus AS350B2 Bicknell, US-Utah

Loss of power at 20ft agl, heavy landing

16-Dec-14

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Germany – Nordrhein-Westfalen Police orders six EC145T2

Germany – Nordrhein-Westfalen Police orders six EC145T2

Six EC145 T2 rotorcraft have been ordered by Germany’s Landespolizei Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia Police Force), becoming the latest law enforcement customer for this enhanced member of Airbus Helicopters’ twin-engine EC145 family. Deliveries of these helicopters are planned in 2016-2017. As one of the largest of Germany’s 12 state flying police forces, the Landespolizei Nordrhein-Westfalen serves… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-Dec-14

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Air Methods appoints new President at Sundance Helicopters

Air Methods appoints new President at Sundance Helicopters

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that Jay Francis has been appointed as president of Sundance Helicopters. Francis will succeed Bob Engelbrecht who is transitioning to the role of interim president for the Tourism Division. Prior to joining Air Methods, Francis served as managing director of leisure, lifestyle… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 15-Dec-14

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Brazil – Receita Federal adds EC135T2+ in Parana state

Brazil – Receita Federal adds EC135T2+ in Parana state

[electronic translation] Since Saturday 6th December, an Airbus EC135T2+ has been operated by Receita Federal from the city of Foz do Iguaçu for another search mission and smuggling crackdown in Paraná state. With the proximity to Christmas, the movement on the border of the country that connects Brazil to cities of Paraguay and Argentina is… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 12-Dec-14

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Congress keeps Newport USCG helicopter base open for a year

Congress keeps Newport USCG helicopter base open for a year

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter base in Newport – known as Yaquina Bay – has won a reprieve from Congress and will remain open for a further 12 months.  Democratic members from Oregon have announced that they were able to attach a provision to the Coast Guard authorization bill, effectively requiring them to keep the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-14

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Airbus hands over first two EC175s

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

A double-handover ceremony today marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175, with two of these 7-metric-ton category rotorcraft provided to NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea. The milestone EC175s will be utilized on core applications for which Airbus Helicopters developed this medium-sized rotorcraft: the airlift of crews and supplies… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Dec-14

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Italy – Hoverfly to replace AS365 with AW169

Italy – Hoverfly to replace AS365 with AW169

AgustaWestland announced today that HoverFly of Italy has signed a contract for an AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter to perform passenger transport missions plus a comprehensive package of support and training services. This aircraft will replace an ageing AS365 helicopter providing the operator with greater mission capability and the latest safety features. The AW169… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Dec-14

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Riverside County to order two AS350B3

Riverside County to order two AS350B3

The Board of Supervisors in Riverside County (California) has approved the purchase of two AS350B3 helicopters, according to local press.  The total cost was quoted in the agenda to the meeting as $11.5 Million, net of which they have an insurance receipt of $1.96M providing a net figure of $9.54M. The insurance receipt relates to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-14

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Monacair adds EC145 to fleet

Monacair adds EC145 to fleet

Monacair, based in the principality of Monaco on the Mediterranean coast near the French/Italian border, has recently added an Airbus EC145 to their fleet.  The aircraft, registered 3A-MIJ, is one of the select few with the Mercedes-Benz styling pack, and is believed to have been purchased from German operator Meravo. The EC145 adds to Monacair’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-14

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Staten Island University Hospital Gets New Emergency Helicopter

Staten Island University Hospital Gets New Emergency Helicopter

When it comes to treating a patient in an emergency situation, every second counts. A new helicopter being used by a Staten Island University Hospital will cut down on the amount of time it takes to get patients from one place to another. See Full Story

Source: NY 1, 08-Dec-14

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