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Blackcomb Aviation wins the Airbus Helicopter Canada’s “Innovation in Safety” Award

Blackcomb Aviation wins the Airbus Helicopter Canada’s “Innovation in Safety” Award

Helicopter Association of Canada, Montreal, QC, November 8, 2014 –Blackcomb Aviation has been awarded the 2014 Airbus Helicopters Canada’s “Innovation in Safety” Award for their dedicated and collaborative approach to ensuring 25 years of safe operations. This award is presented to a nominee or organization whose business initiatives have demonstrated a great impact on the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Nov-14

Kawasaki EC145 Medevac Delivered to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki EC145 Medevac Delivered to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has delivered a BK117C-2 helicopter to Central Helicopter Service, Ltd. The new helicopter, the 29th C-2 model to be delivered by Kawasaki in Japan, will be used for emergency medical service. The Kawasaki BK117 helicopter was developed jointly by Kawasaki and European helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, formerly… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 10-Nov-14

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LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events

LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events

The Los Angeles Police Department helicopter climbed over a ridge of homes surrounding the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club’s golf course and dipped down over a fairway, its blades churning as it hovered above the grass. See Full Story

Source: LA Times, 10-Nov-14

Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

The mission capabilities and cost effectiveness of Airbus Helicopters’AS565 MBe Panther has been further validated by Indonesia’s order for 11 rotorcraft to be used in naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. Scheduled for deliveries within three years, the AS565 MBe helicopters will be supplied by Airbus Helicopters to PT Dirgantara Indonesia. Through the strategic industrial agreement… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Nov-14

Airbus Helicopters at Indo Defence 2014

Airbus Helicopters at Indo Defence 2014

The highly fruitful Airbus Helicopters relationship with Indonesia takes center stage at Indo Defence 2014, where this long-term cooperation’s advantages for Indonesian military services, parapublic operators and industry will be highlighted at the exposition in Jakarta. During the 5-8 November event, Airbus Helicopters’ exhibit is to focus on its beneficial relationship with PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Nov-14

Western Power Distribution Selects EC135P2e

Western Power Distribution Selects EC135P2e

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has signed a purchase agreement for a new EC135 P2e from Airbus Helicopters UK. The aircraft, selected against a demanding requirement, will join WPD’s four current EC135 P1s, making it one of the largest, independent fleets in the UK. Robin Tutcher, WPD’s Helicopter Unit Manager said: “Augmenting the existing fleet has… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 31-Oct-14

Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P UK is extending a decades-long relationship with CHC Helicopter in the North Sea, awarding CHC a long-term helicopter transportation contract to support Total’s offshore operations across the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 and two Airbus EC225 helicopters on behalf of Total. The helicopters… Read more »

Source: CHC Helicopter, 28-Oct-14

Metro delivers its 200th EC135 completion

Metro delivers its 200th EC135 completion

In 1997, Metro Aviation completed its first Airbus Helicopters EC135 for STAT MedEvac, serial number 0009. Since then, the worldwide completion leader has customized many EC135’s for air medical, law enforcement, utility and corporate clients. Recently, Metro delivered its 200th EC135 completion to California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR). The EC135, designed and produced by… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Oct-14

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Head-on collision is 20,000th mission for Wales Air Ambulance

Head-on collision is 20,000th mission for Wales Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance has carried out its 20,000th mission since the service was launched in 2001, responding to a head-on collision near Treorchy. The landmark mission came on Tuesday 7th October, when the Swansea-based crew were called to the scene of a two-car road traffic collision on the A4107. WAA paramedic Jason Hughes, who on… Read more »

Source: Wales-air-Ambulance, 28-Oct-14

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28-Oct-14 Airbus EC225 North Sea, UK

Faulty indicator led to precautionary landing on Forties Charlie platform instead of intended destination at Forties Unity

28-Oct-14

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25-Oct-14 N108LN Airbus AS350B3 Denver, US-Colorado

Hit flock of ducks on practice approach, breaking the windshield.  Helicopter landed with no further damage

25-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters showcases AS350B3e for law enforcement at IACP 2014

Airbus Helicopters showcases AS350B3e for law enforcement at IACP 2014

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI), the sales leader in airborne law enforcement helicoptersfor more than a decade, will feature the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office new AS350B3e AStar at the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Orlando, Oct 25-28. “Our new AS350B3e has exceeded our expectations. I am impressed with the improvements in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 24-Oct-14

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24-Oct-14 I-DUEK Airbus AS350B3 Trodena, Italy

During take off (aerial work ops) in a mountain and wooded area, the main rotor hit a tree.  Damages to the main blades, to the tail boom and the tail rotor.

24-Oct-14

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US Army orders another 17 Lakotas worth $82M

US Army orders another 17 Lakotas worth $82M

Airbus Defense and Space, Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $82,917,199 modification (P00852) to contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 to acquire 17 72A Lakota helicopters with airborne radio communications 231 radios. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $82,917,199 were obligated at the time of the award. After award of this modification, the total cumulative… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Oct-14

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Terna receives two AS350B3e to support Italy’s electricity grid

Terna receives two AS350B3e to support Italy’s electricity grid

Italian electrical transmission grid operator Terna has taken delivery of two Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e rotorcraft to perform surveillance and maintenance support for power lines that deliver electricity throughout the country. These two Ecureuil family helicopters were delivered by Airbus Helicopter’s long term Italian distributor, Aersud Elicotteri, who won Terna’s tender and will retrofit some… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters Expects China To Become Its Biggest Market By 2020

Airbus Helicopters Expects China To Become Its Biggest Market By 2020

Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter maker, expects China and Hong Kong to become its biggest global market within six years as Beijing starts to lift restrictions on the use of low altitude airspace from 2015. See Full Story

Source: Business Insider, 23-Oct-14

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Aeronautical Accessories to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws for Robinson and Airbus models

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws for Robinson and Airbus models

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it is now a distributor of Helitowcart BearPaw products through its Aeronautical AccessoriesTM brand. The BearPaw product line is approved for a variety of helicopter manufacturers and models, including the Robinson R44 and R66, Airbus AS350, Airbus AS355 and Airbus EC130.  Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) have been received… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Oct-14

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FAA certifies EC145T2

FAA certifies EC145T2

The latest EC145 family member – the EC145 T2 – has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The type certificate paves the way for the first deliveries on U.S ground  which are scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. Since the certification of the EC145 T2 by the European Aviation Safety… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Oct-14

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Royal Thai Navy and Air Force acquire five EC645T2 and two EC725s

Royal Thai Navy and Air Force acquire five EC645T2 and two EC725s

The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s to be deployed on transport duties and other missions, with deliveries scheduled to begin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification

Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the new EC135 T3/P3 by Airbus Helicopters, completing a new and important chapter in the development history of the EC135. Following in the footsteps of the successful EC135 T2+/P2+, the EC135 T3/P3 again sets new standards in terms of performance, safety and reliability for the EC135 family of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Oct-14

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Successful implementation of the new redesigned shaft on first EC225s/EC725s

Successful implementation of the new redesigned shaft on first EC225s/EC725s

Airbus Helicopters is working alongside operators of its EC225 and EC725 aircraft to implement the final step of its proven solution: the retrofit of the worldwide EC225/EC725 fleet with the redesigned bevel gear vertical shaft, which was certified in April of this year. Since the previous safety measures were put in place in July 2013,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Oct-14

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Great Western Air Ambulance upgrades to EC135

Great Western Air Ambulance upgrades to EC135

After a big fundraising campaign and support from members of the public Great Western Air Ambulance Charity have today received their new helicopter. The Eurocopter 135 will replace the current helicopter, an aging Bolkow, enabling the charity to transform the care they are able to offer to patients. The Movin’ On Up campaign was launched… Read more »

Source: GWAAC, 16-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters and Priority 1 Air Rescue join at Helitech

Airbus Helicopters and Priority 1 Air Rescue join at Helitech

The teaming of Airbus Helicopters and Priority 1 Air Rescue for search and rescue (SAR) mission training is being highlighted by the two companies’ joint presence at the Helitech International exposition and conference in Amsterdam. With courses for both pilots and crew, this mission training combines the full resources of Airbus Helicopters as one of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Oct-14

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Airbus to move helicopter production from Germany to France?

Airbus to move helicopter production from Germany to France?

Airbus is seriously considering building new helicopter programs in France rather than Germany in the future due to a restrictive export policy in Europe’s largest economy, the group CEO told Reuters.  See full story

Source: Reuters, 15-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters receives the Outstanding Supplier Award from Erickson

Airbus Helicopters receives the Outstanding Supplier Award from Erickson

Exceptional customer support provided by Airbus Helicopters – along with Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) and Vector Aerospace – has been recognized with Erickson Helicopters’ Outstanding Supplier Award 2014. The company’s innovative and responsive services were acknowledged during a ceremony at this week’s Helitech International exposition and conference. “The strong relationship we have with Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters launches new service offers to secure repair cycles

Airbus Helicopters launches new service offers to secure repair cycles

To better serve customers and deliver Airbus Helicopters’ best support and services offering, the company has launched a comprehensive improvement effort that is yielding visible results for customers. Airbus Helicopters has improved to 98% the level of planned spares orders delivered on time worldwide. In addition, two new improved repair and overhaul services are now… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-Oct-14

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Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they will be moving their rig support flights from Blackpool Airport to Warton.  This airfield, better known as the production line for Eurofighters for BAE Systems, is approximately 8 miles to the south east. John Fyall from Bond said “To ensure continuity of services, Bond Offshore Helicopters is transferring… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-14

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Vector adds AS332L1 to Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder STC

Vector adds AS332L1 to Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder STC

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 its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has added the AS332L1 model to its FAA certified CVFDR… Read more »

Source: Vector, 14-Oct-14

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Bulgarian military expects 2 Bell 206s and 2 Cougars in early 2015

Bulgarian military expects 2 Bell 206s and 2 Cougars in early 2015

24th Air Base in Krumovo expects 2 new Bell 206 helicopters and 2 more Cougar helicopters at the beginning of the following year,” said Brigadier General Zlatko Zlatev, commander of the air base, speaking for Radio FOCUS – Plovdiv. See Full Story

Source: Focus, 14-Oct-14

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RUAG Aviation upgrade improves safety and comfort of AS350

RUAG Aviation upgrade improves safety and comfort of AS350

The extensive modification programme performed by RUAG Aviation provides significant advantages over the original avionics system. The AS350’s pilots are outfitted with superior situational awareness through the integration of a Garmin G500H Electronic Flight Display and an L3 ESI-2000 Standby Indicator, and benefit from standardised cockpit operations through the inclusion of a Garmin GTN650 Nav/Com… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 14-Oct-14

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BAE Systems’ Laser-Guided Rocket Successfully Demonstrated for Australian military

BAE Systems’ Laser-Guided Rocket Successfully Demonstrated for Australian military

The Australian Defence Forces recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which transforms a standard unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rocket into a precision laser-guided weapon, has been demonstrated… Read more »

Source: Bae Systems, 14-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters’ focus on continuous improvement comes to Helitech

Airbus Helicopters’ focus on continuous improvement comes to Helitech

Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to the enhancement of its product line, the improvement of its services portfolio and the continuous increase of customer satisfaction will be highlighted during this month‘s Helitech International exposition and conference. In addition to the presence of its evolved EC130 T2 and EC145 T2 rotorcraft at Amsterdam‘s RAI exhibit center (Stand #J60,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters delivers China’s first fully-equipped air ambulance

Airbus Helicopters delivers China’s first fully-equipped air ambulance

A new era in Chinese air ambulance operations began today with Airbus Helicopters’ delivery of a twin-engine EC135 as the first rotorcraft outfitted for dedicated helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) missions in the country. During a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany engineering and production site where the aircraft was assembled, the milestone EC135 was… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Oct-14

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10-Oct-14 N229LA Eurocopter AS350B2 Los Angeles, US-California

Emergency night landing in public park

10-Oct-14

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HIOWAA introduce new CEO

HIOWAA introduce new CEO

Following a thorough selection process, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Lochrane as Chief Executive from 1st October 2014.  He will replace John Perry, who stands down after five years as Chief Executive, during which time the charity has grown steadily to the point where it… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 09-Oct-14

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09-Oct-14 JA6741 Eurocopter AS332L1 Tsumagoi, Japan

5-6kg section of insecure load dropped from 100m during underslung operations

Source: 2413, 09-Oct-14

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Helibrás receives the first offset credits for the EC725

Helibrás receives the first offset credits for the EC725

Helibras received the first recognitions of offset credit by offset of the H-XBR program relating to the absorption of new knowledge and production technologies in Brazil EC725 helicopter. In this new milestone achieved by the company, the two letters issued by COPAC (Coordinating Committee of Combat Aircraft Program) amount to more than € 7.5 million. The company was… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 08-Oct-14

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Wales Air Ambulance gets Government commitment for doctors on all flights

Wales Air Ambulance gets Government commitment for doctors on all flights

A new clinical emergency service to stabilise and transfer the most critically-ill and injured patients to hospital by road and air, ensuring they receive the best life-saving care, will be operational in Wales from April 2015, Deputy Minister for Health Vaughan Gething announced The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service Cymru (EMRTS Cymru) is the… Read more »

Source: Welsh Government, 03-Oct-14

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Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”- www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters. “Signing this contract with Orange County… Read more »

Source: Vector, 03-Oct-14

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02-Oct-14 HB-ZJC Eurocopter EC130 Bart, France (5F)

Helicopter took off from Lausanne, Switzerland and has crashed in France – reportedly just prior to landing at Montbéliard – Courcelles Aerodrome. Weather reported as foggy and press report says that pilot was looking for a gap in the cloud to land at the airfield.  Five of seven POB killed when helicopter landed on a… Read more »

02-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Oct/Nov/Dec 2014

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Oct-14

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UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

British operator Bond has been supporting gas rigs on the Irish Sea since at least 1978 when they took delivery of an initial pair of SA365C Dauphins.  In reality very little has changed over the years apart from a short term change of operator – Bond still fly Dauphins from Blackpool, but these days they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-14

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New EC135T3 for Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance will allow night ops

New EC135T3 for Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance will allow night ops

MORE lives are set to be saved after the air ambulance service that operates in Oxfordshire revealed it will begin night flights.  See full story

Source: The Herald, 30-Sep-14

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More eyes in the sky for Kruger anti-poaching operations

More eyes in the sky for Kruger anti-poaching operations

About R38 million of the massive R225 million made available for anti- and counter-poaching operations in South African national parks has gone to acquisition of a new Airbus helicopter. See full story

Source: Defence Web, 30-Sep-14

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Airbus – Construction starts on Marignane Development Center

Airbus – Construction starts on Marignane Development Center

Airbus Helicopters and GFC Construction, the subsidiary of Bouygues Construction in southeastern France, today began work on the Marignane Development Center at the helicopter manufacturer’s main site in Marignane, Bouches du Rhône. The result of a 30-million-euro investment, the building will accommodate more than 1,000 employees from Airbus Helicopters’ R&D community. Comprising a floor area… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Sep-14

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Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance to upgrade to night-capable EC135T3

Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance to upgrade to night-capable EC135T3

Today we are delighted to be able to announce that we will be upgrading to a specially-equipped new helicopter next year, which will have full night flying capability. As a young charity, this is considerable achievement, keeping us at the forefront of helicopter emergency services care, and allowing us to continuously improve our service to… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 29-Sep-14

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East Anglian Air Ambulance supports British Medical Journal research

East Anglian Air Ambulance supports British Medical Journal research

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) welcomes recent discussions on the treatment of cardiac arrest patients, published in the British Medical Journal this week. The article supports the need for immediate, good quality, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced medical intervention at the scene, in order to give the best possible chance of survival after a cardiac… Read more »

Source: EAAA, 29-Sep-14

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27-Sep-14 HS-CCN Eurocopter EC130 Naung Mon, Myanmar (1F)

Crashed in jungle on flight searching for two missing mountaineers.  Wreckage found three days later.  Two occupants (pilot  Capt Chatchawal Thanthong and experienced mountain trekker U Shwe Yin Taw Gyi) hiked for some time and were located further days after that according to this report.  The third (Myanmar co-pilot Aung Myat Toe who navigated) was… Read more »

27-Sep-14

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JSSI covers Blackcomb Aviation EC135T2e Engines

JSSI covers Blackcomb Aviation EC135T2e Engines

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, has announced the enrollment of Turbomeca Arrius 2B2plus engines for Blackcomb Aviation’sAirbus EC135 T2e helicopter. “Predictable maintenance budgets are difficult to maintain for any helicopter operation, and our programs are designed to provide just that, plus the… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 26-Sep-14

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Vector Aerospace becomes D-Level Repair Center for AS350, AS355 and EC130

Vector Aerospace becomes D-Level Repair Center for AS350, AS355 and EC130

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) is pleased to officially announce that it is an Airbus Helicopters D-Level certified repair center for the AS350/AS355 and EC130 helicopters. “Our ability to perform D-Level repair on  Airbus Helicopters products allows us to provide fast, approved service for our customers without sacrificing quality,” says Craig Pluim,… Read more »

Source: Vector, 24-Sep-14

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Protean wins Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Protean wins Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Airbus HelicoptersInc. (AHI)is proud to announce that Protean LLC has been honored as the 2014 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award recipient for development of the LZControl.com database, a free flight safety service the companyprovides the air medical industry. Jennifer Hardcastle, Sales Manager – Air Medical Specialist for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented Protean CEO John Cornett… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters honors leaders in air medical industry

Airbus Helicopters honors leaders in air medical industry

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) honored leaders of the air medical transport industry Monday for their efforts to improve safety and quality of service.The annual Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award and the Program of the Year award, both sponsored by AHI, were presented to recipients at the Air Medical Transport Conference Annual Community Awards. PHI Air… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

HUBI-FLY takes possession of 3rd Ecureuil Aircraft, reinforcing commitment to the aircraft family. Fort Erie, ON, September 17th, 2014 – HUBI-FLY has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 to support a variety of missions including; Power line inspection, utility, training and filmography. The aircraft will be based in Vienna, Austria and will join the Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Sep-14

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Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filters Prove Their Worth In Air Medical Operations

Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filters Prove Their Worth In Air Medical Operations

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters prove their worth every day, according to air medical operators who say the filtration systems protect their helicopters’ engines from erosion, reduce power plant maintenance costs, and help air crews safely complete missions. Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), will be displaying… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 23-Sep-14

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Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight begins service with AS365 N3+

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight begins service with AS365 N3+

CareFlightAir & Mobile Services of Miami Valley Hospital has taken delivery of a new AS365 N3+ Dauphin, the latest version of Airbus Helicopters outstanding medium twin-engine helicopter. The new aircraft, which is based at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, joins CareFlight’s all-Dauphin fleet of four air medical transport helicopters. “We have a lot of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Airbus Helicopters Canada Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Airbus Helicopters Canada employees, customers and stakeholders celebrated with elected officials and Airbus Group senior management to mark the company’s 30th Anniversary. With 190 customers operating over 680 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters Canada is marking 30 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry.Over the past 30 years, Airbus Helicopters has… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Inc. features industry-leading models at AMTC

Airbus Helicopters Inc. features industry-leading models at AMTC

One of the most capable and sophisticated helicopters available for the air medical transport industry, ShandsCair Flight Program’s new EC155 B1, will be featured by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Sept. 22-24, in Nashville, Tenn. The recently delivered and placed into service ShandsCair EC155 and the Vanderbilt University LifeFlight… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

HUBI-FLY has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 to support a variety of missions including; Power line inspection, utility, training and filmography. The aircraft will be based in Vienna, Austria and will join the Airbus Helicopters fleet of a previously delivered AS350 B2 and AS355F2. “We have chosen the AS350 B2 because it is a… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Sep-14

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Metro Aviation Delivers EC135 to Life Air Rescue

Metro Aviation Delivers EC135 to Life Air Rescue

Metro Aviation recently completed an Airbus EC135 for Life Air Rescue, the premiere air medical service in Shreveport, Louisiana. Compared to Life Air’s former helicopter, which had a serial number of 0013, the new aircraft is equipped with great technological and medical improvements. The new, completely refurbished aircraft includes a Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Sep-14

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Puerto Rico fails to pay – last air ambulance closes down

Puerto Rico fails to pay – last air ambulance closes down

AEROMED ceases operations… and by the time without air ambulance Puerto Rico once more Puerto Rico without air ambulance. After 18 months without receiving a single payment from the Department of health and instead submit a proposal to commit to pay only 17 of 262 flights in that period of time at a rate below… Read more »

Source: Aeromed, 15-Sep-14

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ADAC takes delivery of its first EC145T2

ADAC takes delivery of its first EC145T2

[electronic translation] The ADAC air rescue has today taken in Donauwörth the first of 14 new EC145 T2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters in reception. In the presence of Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO Airbus Helicopters Germany, stressed the ADAC Vice President for Technology, Thomas Burkhardt. “With this modern, silent and powerful helicopter, we are taking a big… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 15-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada accepting nominations for ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

Airbus Helicopters Canada accepting nominations for ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

Airbus Helicopters Canada is looking to recognize outstanding achievement in the rotary wing industry with the 3rd Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’. Fort Erie, ON, September 12th, 2014 – The winner(s) of the ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ will be selected by a committee of industry professionals.  The award ceremony will take place during the Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-Sep-14

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BIS Minister Matthew Hancock MP visits Britain’s Civil Helicopter Hub

BIS Minister Matthew Hancock MP visits Britain’s Civil Helicopter Hub

Minister for Business and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock visited Airbus Helicopters, and toured the company’s advanced aerospace design and maintenance operations. The Minister was briefed on the scale and nature of the company’s operations, including the award of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) support contract. The NPAS contract, worth in the region of £35 million… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters UK wins 5 year NPAS maintenance contract

Airbus Helicopters UK wins 5 year NPAS maintenance contract

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has awarded a five-year contract for airworthiness management, maintenance and parts to Airbus Helicopters UK Limited. Covering the 19 Airbus helicopters in the NPAS fleet, the contract starts on Wednesday 1 October. The company will provide 17,100 hours of support every year – or 85,500 hours over the five… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 11-Sep-14

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Genesys HeliSAS® Stabilization & Autopilot System Certified For EC130T2

Genesys HeliSAS® Stabilization & Autopilot System Certified For EC130T2

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that its HeliSAS Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilothas received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installation in Eurocopter EC130 T2 helicopters. The latest STC is the result of the company’s active and ongoing expansion of certifications for the HeliSAS system. HeliSAS already is certified for Eurocopter EC130 and AS350… Read more »

Source: Genesys, 10-Sep-14

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California Highway Patrol orders up to 15 AS350B3e aircraft

California Highway Patrol orders up to 15 AS350B3e aircraft

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for the purchase of up to 15 AS350B3e AStar helicopters by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The initial order is for three helicopters, with deliveries beginning in December. The contract is for three years, with two one-yearoptions. Other state and… Read more »

Source: AHI, 09-Sep-14

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New partnership between Morris Fire Dept and LifeStar 1 Chicago

New partnership between Morris Fire Dept and LifeStar 1 Chicago

The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District has been teaming up with helicopter rescue service Lifestar to shave valuable minutes off response times in potentially fatal crashes.  See full story

Source: Morris Daily Herald, 08-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters and Romania extend working relationship

Airbus Helicopters and Romania extend working relationship

The Government of Romania and Airbus Helicopters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a ceremony at the Victoria Palace in Victory Square, the headquarters of the Romanian Government. Present for the signing were Romanian Prime Minister Victor Viorel Ponta; Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs Gabriel Oprea; Minister of National Defence Mircea… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters shows combat-proven capabilities of its rotorcraft for Poland

Airbus Helicopters shows combat-proven capabilities of its rotorcraft for Poland

Airbus Helicopters’ high-profile presence at MSPO Expo this week is focused on demonstrating the capabilities of the company’s Tiger HAD attack helicopter and multi-mission EC725 Caracal that perfectly respond to the Polish military’s operational requirements. “The EC725 and Tiger HAD are modern, and battle-proven, having shown their full capabilities in real combat situations,” said Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Sep-14

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Patria has acquired Malmskogen Aerocenter AB:s operations

Patria has acquired Malmskogen Aerocenter AB:s operations

Patria Helicopters AB has acquired Malmskogen Aerocenter AB:s business operations based in Linköping in Sweden. The acquisition includes the business operations and employees. The acquisition will secure the growing business focused on maintenance of helicopters, helicopter components and equipment as well as engines, upgrades and modifications, spare parts and electronic products. Patria Helicopters AB is… Read more »

Source: Patria, 04-Sep-14

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Bucher offers new flexible interior concept for EC145-T2

Bucher offers new flexible interior concept for EC145-T2

Airbus Helicopters recently celebrated the official hand-over of the EC145-T2 to DRF Luftrettung. This was the green light for Bucher Leichtbau to begin the first installation in an EC145-T2 of their totally redesigned and developed helicopter emergency medical system (AC70). It is the culmination of two years of intensive collaboration with our customers and partners,… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 03-Sep-14

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New General Manager at Airbus Helicopters Vostok

New General Manager at Airbus Helicopters Vostok

The Airbus Helicopters Board of Directors announced 34-year-old Emeric Lhomme as the new General Manager of the wholly owned subsidiary in Russia. In a planned move, he takes over the position from Laurence Rigolini, who will continue her career within the holding company. Emeric Lhomme started his career with Airbus Helicopters in Russia, joining the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Sep-14

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BK117 Transport Canada – Certifications Received by Airwork

BK117 Transport Canada – Certifications Received by Airwork

Airwork proudly announces it has recently received Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) for the BK117 Particle Separator, Lightweight High Density Seating and 1200 kg Cargo Hook. These STC’s complement Airwork’s existing Transport Canada BK117-850D2 STC, which exchanges the Honeywell -750 engine’s for higher powered -850 engine’s. The BK117-850D2 STC is also approved by EASA,… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 03-Sep-14

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Airbus Group open for business at MSPO

Airbus Group open for business at MSPO

Airbus Group and its Divisions will showcase its portfolio of advanced helicopter, defence and security products at the 22nd MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, from 1 to 4 September in Kielce, Poland. The Group will have a major presence incorporating a static display for real helicopters, a hospitality area, meeting rooms and a large stand… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Sep-14

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28-Aug-14 N991SD Airbus AS350B3 Hemet, US-California

The Riverside County Sheriff press release says “On 08/28/2014 at approximately 11:00 AM the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit was conducting training exercises with a department helicopter. While low-flying over the Hemet / Ryan Airport runway the helicopter crashed. Sheriff’s personnel operating the helicopter were transported to a local area hospital for treatment of… Read more »

28-Aug-14

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