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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Private Use in Quebec

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Private Use in Quebec

Business owner and aviation enthusiast, Harvey Stever has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 for private use, based in Quebec City. “I have chosen the AS350 B2 for the fact that it is a well-proven aircraft in Canada, with low operating costs, powerful capabilities, enhanced safety and comfort,” said Mr. Harvey Stever.“It will allow for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Aug-14

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24-Aug-14 HU.15-90 Airbus Bo105CBS-4 Marana, Spain (3F)

Blades struck mountain side during rescue operation of a climber, causing helicopter to crash.  All three on board killed, named as Captain Emilio Pérez Peláez Lieutenient Marcos Antonio Benito Rodríguez José Martínez Conejo (Mountain specialist) The helicopter is officially serialled HU.15-90.  It also carried the Guardia Civil code 09-118 See also Guardia Civil tribute video… Read more »

24-Aug-14

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23-Aug-14 PR-NEO Airbus EC130B4 Goianira, Brazil

Intended landing point was on a football pitch as part of an election campaign by Alexandre Baldy. When it was about to land, the main rotor blades collided with the cross-bar of the goal and the wire fence surrounding the football pitch. Fragments of the cross-bar were cast at a distance of 41 meters, perforating… Read more »

23-Aug-14

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Mississippi DPS selects Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD for AS350B3e

Mississippi DPS selects Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD for AS350B3e

UTC Aerospace Systems has installed a Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD airborne imaging system on a new Airbus Helicopters Inc. AS350b3e helicopter, operated by the  Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Air Operations.  UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. UTX, +1.06% The installation of the Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD… Read more »

Source: UTC, 21-Aug-14

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Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Poland will move the purchase of 30 attack helicopters forward by two years as part of a review of its army modernisation programme triggered by the crisis in Ukraine, Polish deputy defence minister Czeslaw Mroczek said. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 20-Aug-14

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18-Aug-14 I-AICO Airbus BK117C1 Val Badia, Italy

Main rotor blade strike in mountainous region during rescue. Helicopter landed safely with main blade tips suffering the most damage

18-Aug-14

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18-Aug-14 C-GSSS Airbus AS350B2 Matagami, Canada

On a local flight 32 NM northwest of Matagami, QC, when the engine (Honeywell LTS-101-700-D2) failed on final for the helipad. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot, alone on board, was not injured. The TSB will implement a plan to examine some of the components CADORS 2014Q1697

18-Aug-14

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North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian STC approval for EC135

North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian STC approval for EC135

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (“NFDS”) is pleased to announce Transport Canada has validated their FAA STC approval for their flight data system installation in the Airbus EC135 helicopter. The first Canadian installations will be performed on two (2) EC135’s owned and operated by Phoenix Heli-Flight in Ft.McMurray. The flight data system is comprised of… Read more »

Source: NFDS, 14-Aug-14

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Nautilus soars with Airbus Helicopters in Far North Queensland

Nautilus soars with Airbus Helicopters in Far North Queensland

North Queensland’s Nautilus Aviation has welcomed an Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 as the newest member of its fleet of Airbus Helicopters aircraft.nautilus-112 The EC130 B4’s arrival continues Nautilus Aviation’s expansion since its beginning in 1988. Today, the company operates three Airbus Helicopters EC120s and one Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 from their recently opened Cairns hangar,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 14-Aug-14

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Airbus Helicopters showcases the EC225 to Myanmar Oil & Gas industry

Airbus Helicopters showcases the EC225 to Myanmar Oil & Gas industry

Airbus Helicopters will be demonstrating the capabilities of its workhorse twin engine EC225 to Myanmar’s rapidly growing oil and gas industry. This will take place at Yangon International Airport this week. With its operational range and payload lift capability, the EC225 is perfectly suited for deep-water research and servicing flights to offshore areas, which are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Aug-14

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IAR to produce Super Puma components

IAR to produce Super Puma components

The Ministry of Economy and Airbus Helicopters will sign on 4 September an official document through which in IAR Ghimbav will be produced parts for Super Puma helicopters announced the social-democrat deputy (PSD) for Brasov Emil Nita, quoted by the Mediafax correspondent.       See Full Story

Source: ACT Media, 12-Aug-14

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Great North Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years in Cumbria

Great North Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years in Cumbria

Today the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance celebrated a decade in action! Ten years on from flying into the county for the first time, the aircraft landed at Armathwaite Hall, near Keswick, where it was greeted by a crowd of staff, former patients, and volunteers. The aircraft, based at Langwathby, near Penrith, began work in… Read more »

Source: GNAA, 08-Aug-14

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Metro Life Flight To Test In-Flight Delivery of Plasma

Metro Life Flight To Test In-Flight Delivery of Plasma

The MetroHealth System is part of a study called Prehospital Air Medical Plasma Trial (PAMPer). Individuals experiencing hemorrhagic shock (uncontrolled bleeding) will be given two units of plasma while in the helicopter on the way to the hospital by Metro Life Flight. People in this study will be unable to give informed consent because they… Read more »

Source: Metro Health, 07-Aug-14

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Ceremony held for new Elmore Co. medical helicopter

Ceremony held for new Elmore Co. medical helicopter

Haynes Ambulance has a new tool to transport patients to the hospital faster. “See Full Story“

Source: WSFA, 07-Aug-14

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Metro delivers AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight

Metro delivers AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight

Metro Aviation delivered a recently completed AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight Air and Mobile Services in Dayton, Ohio. Originally introduced in the 1970s, the latest version of this platform boasts upgraded engines and avionics and is the first AS365 N3+ to be completed by Metro. “CareFlight at Miami Valley Hospital chose Metro because it… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Aug-14

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NH90: Retrofit of New Zealand’s fleet completed

NH90: Retrofit of New Zealand’s fleet completed

Members of the NH90 team in New Zealand have a lot to celebrate: They have just completed the retrofit of four NH90 TTH helicopters at the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) operational base in Ohakea. The purpose of the retrofit was to upgrade the first four NH90s from initial to final configuration. The RNZAF… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Aug-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350 B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350 B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Lakeshore Helicopters’ newest AS350 B3e will be joiningthe company’sexisting Airbus Helicopters fleet of 3 AS350 B3/B3e’s. This aircraft, which will be based in Fort McMurray, Alberta,will support numerous missions including Onshore Oil &Gas, Research & Development, Hydro, Mining, Construction, Forestry and Charters. “The AS350B3e is able to provide a flexible and reliable solution for the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Aug-14

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Airbus Helicopters starts delivery of EC145 T2 with DRF Luftrettung

Airbus Helicopters starts delivery of EC145 T2 with DRF Luftrettung

The handover of the first EC145 T2 to DRF Luftrettung marks yet another milestone for Airbus Helicopters in the successful program for the BK117/EC145 family. In spring 2014, the latest addition to the family received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA and is now ready to take on a wide variety of missions…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Aug-14

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Airbus Helicopters wins tender for two medical helicopters in Russia

Airbus Helicopters wins tender for two medical helicopters in Russia

Two specially-equipped EC145 helicopters will be delivered for air ambulance service operations in Moscow according to terms of the state tender for the contract. As recently announced by the Moscow Health Department, following an open tender, Airbus Helicopters Vostok was awarded a contract to supply two medical helicopters for the Health Department’s Scientific and Practical… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jul-14

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Derazona Helicopters buys its first rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters: a multi-role AS350 B3e

Derazona Helicopters buys its first rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters: a multi-role AS350 B3e

Airbus Helicopters has increased its global customer base with the first order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, which is acquiring a fully-equipped AS350 B3e for utility missions. Derazona Helicopters, a leading helicopter operator in Indonesia, has been providing services that range from transportation for the oil and gas industry to medical evacuation, aerial filming, charters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Jul-14

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SaxonAir enhances helicopter fleet with Airbus Helicopters EC155

SaxonAir enhances helicopter fleet with Airbus Helicopters EC155

Following the recent announcement of their rotary AOC, SaxonAir Helicopters offer the addition of the Airbus Helicopters EC155 to its fleet.  The EC155 will be exclusively marketed alongside SaxonAir’s existing range of helicopters and is operated in collaboration with DanCopter. The EC155 B1 variant has excellent overall capabilities featuring a completely redesigned cabin providing 30%… Read more »

Source: SaxonAir, 23-Jul-14

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23-Jul-14 C-GTEQ Airbus AS350B3 Points North Landing, Canada

In the initial climb at less than 20ft agl and engine lost power and the pilot observed illumination of the overtorque warning light and heard the low rotor RPM warning tone. A forced landing was completed. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger; the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail boom. After… Read more »

23-Jul-14

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Phoenix Heli-Flight unveils new EC135T2e

Phoenix Heli-Flight unveils new EC135T2e

Phoenix Heli-Flight have held a launch party for a newly arrived EC135T2e, emblazoned with a graphic of the Northern Lights.  It will go into EMS service in September.  See full story

Source: Fort McMurray Today, 18-Jul-14

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UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

A team of six technicians working for Russian helicopter operator UTair gathers closely around the EC175 full-size maintenance training helicopter installed at Airbus Helicopters Training Services in Marignane, France. Their attention is focused on mechanics instructor Yann A., as he explains the effect of tension on the aircraft’s electrical network, one of several subjects covered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jul-14

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Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

On the occasion of the Farnborough Air Show, Thales announces that the Thales Training Academy has received its final EASA FSTD1 Operator qualification by the French Aviation Safety Agency (DGAC), and is now operational to deliver training for civil helicopter operators. The academy is the first European training centre to operate the AS350 Full Flight… Read more »

Source: Thales, 18-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters Inc partners with Precision Aviation Services and Government Capital Corp

Airbus Helicopters Inc partners with Precision Aviation Services and Government Capital Corp

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) has partnered with Precision Aviation Services and Government Capital Corp. to provide tax-exempt financing for mission equipment technology upgrades and required major maintenance for law enforcement and government-owned AS350-series helicopters. Precision Aviation Services, of Peachtree City, Ga., AHI’s newest service center, will work with AHI and Government Capital to provide aircraft… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Services, 18-Jul-14

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Metro Aviation features Texas DPS completion at ALEA event

Metro Aviation features Texas DPS completion at ALEA event

Metro Aviation is a trusted partner for airborne law enforcement units, completing aircraft for some of the country’s most notable agencies. The worldwide completion leader will be exhibiting at this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference and exposition at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ from July 16-19. Metro will feature an AS350… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters promote in-house 12-year inspections

Airbus Helicopters promote in-house 12-year inspections

Law enforcement operators across the United States and Canada continue to rely on Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) and Airbus Helicopters Canada (AHC) for 12-year Inspections on the popular AS350-series and EC120 helicopters. The 12-Year Inspection effectively resets the inspection cycles to zero (0) and allows the aircraft to be completely updated by incorporating all existing… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Jul-14

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San Antonio Police add two EC120s into service, becoming all-Airbus fleet

San Antonio Police add two EC120s into service, becoming all-Airbus fleet

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that the San Antonio Police Department has placed two new EC120’s into service, giving them an all-Airbus Helicopters helicopter fleet for patrol and search-and-rescue missions. Deployment the new EC120’s marks the beginning of a fleet upgrade project that will likely result in the purchase of at least… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Jul-14

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UW Med Flight Expands 24/7 Service With Two Helicopters

UW Med Flight Expands 24/7 Service With Two Helicopters

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics’ Med Flight service has begun providing emergency medical response with two helicopters, 24/7. Med Flight will now have both helicopters in service between 9pm and 9am seven days a week in addition to regular daytime hours.  Previously, only one of the two Med Flight helicopter was staffed from 9pm… Read more »

Source: UW Health, 17-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters to design new compound rotocraft demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters to design new compound rotocraft demonstrator

The design of a large-scale compound rotorcraft demonstrator dubbed LifeRCraft (Low Impact Fast & Efficient RotorCraft) will be led by Airbus Helicopters in the framework of Europe’s Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative, which was formally launched last week at Brussels. The go-ahead for this second phase of the Clean Sky effort will enable Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3/P3 takes on the Alps

Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3/P3 takes on the Alps

The enhanced EC135 T3/P3 version of Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 twin-engine rotorcraft demonstrated its improved performance – especially in high-and-hot operating conditions – during a three-day demonstration event in the Italian Dolomites. Operating from the facilities of Helicopters Italia near the city of Trento, the helicopter conducted 14 customer and operator flights last week, confirming the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-14

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CMC Electronics’ Avionics Provide Advanced Mission Capabilities on New Super Pumas

CMC Electronics’ Avionics Provide Advanced Mission Capabilities on New Super Pumas

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the latest versions of its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 GPS Landing System have been certified recently by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the new AS332L1e and AS332C1e Super Puma helicopters from Airbus Helicopters. Esterline CMC’s CMA-9000 FMS and CMA-5024 GPS have… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 16-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters celebrates 40 years as the all-in-one solution for UK helicopter industry

Airbus Helicopters celebrates 40 years as the all-in-one solution for UK helicopter industry

Airbus Helicopters UK is celebrating 40 years of operations in the United Kingdom, supporting its rotorcraft industry as a vital element of the economy, security and infrastructure. With headquarters in Oxford, a base at Hawarden/Wales, a dedicated Oil & Gas Service Center in Aberdeen and a presence at customer operating locations across the UK and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters marks 40 years as a training partner for British military pilots

Airbus Helicopters marks 40 years as a training partner for British military pilots

The important role of Airbus Helicopters in the ab-initio training of British military rotorcraft pilots is being marked by Airbus Helicopters during this week’s Farnborough Airshow. During the past four decades, thousands of British crewmembers have earned their wings, trained on mission scenarios and practiced their flying skills aboard Airbus Helicopters-designed rotorcraft. This activity traces… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-14

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Airbus feature new Oklahoma AS350B3e at ALEA conference

Airbus feature new Oklahoma AS350B3e at ALEA conference

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) will feature the recently-delivered Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) AS350B3e helicopter at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, July 16-19 at Booth 811. The Oklahoma DPS AStar features an advanced avionics and mission equipment suite, including the Garmin G500H electronic flight information system, Wescam MX10 thermal imager,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters picks Donaldson filters for German CH-53GA upgrades

Airbus Helicopters picks Donaldson filters for German CH-53GA upgrades

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has been selected to provide air filtration systems for  CH-53 transport helicopters that Airbus Helicopters is upgrading for the German military. Donaldson’s products will filter cooling air for avionics bays on 40 medium-lift CH-53Gs that Airbus Helicopters is upgrading to the -53GA configuration… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 15-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters only take scale models to Farnborough 2014

Airbus Helicopters only take scale models to Farnborough 2014

Airbus Helicopters’ Farnborough International Airshow participation will emphasize the company’s long-standing commitment to the U.K.’s civil and military markets through its diversified helicopter product line, along with the company’s innovation for further improvements in rotorcraft performance, efficiency and reliability. During the biennial industry gathering at the UK’s Farnborough Airport this month, Airbus Helicopters’ significant role… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters Inc. announces new financing plans for government owned AS350s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announces new financing plans for government owned AS350s

Airbus HelicoptersInc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that Government Capital Corp. will provide tax-exempt financing for mission equipment technology upgrades and required major maintenance for law enforcement and government-owned AS350-series helicopters. Government Capital, based in Southlake, Texas, has extensive experience providing financing to public agencies. In addition, Precision Aviation Services, of Peachtree City, Ga., AHI’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Jul-14

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New Managing Director at Airbus Helicopters UK

New Managing Director at Airbus Helicopters UK

Airbus Helicopters UK Ltd. has appointed Colin James as Managing Director, effective first of August. Mr. James, who has been leading Airbus Helicopter’s Engineering Test Centre organisation in the company’s Donauworth and Marignane facilities, succeeds Markus Steinke to head up the UK branch of the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer. Within Airbus Helicopter’s Research and Development… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Jul-14

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Fourth EC135 delivered to Massachusetts State Police

Fourth EC135 delivered to Massachusetts State Police

Airbus Helicopters Inc.(AHI) has delivered a fourth EC135T2+ twin engine helicopter to the Massachusetts State Police, further demonstrating the company’s strong leadership position in the U.S. law enforcement helicopter market for both single engine and twine engine aircraft. Massachusetts State Police selected the EC135 in 2009as the replacement aircraft for their existing fleet of Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Jul-14

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Airbus appoints Vice President Post Merger Integration and Carve-Out Management

Airbus appoints Vice President Post Merger Integration and Carve-Out Management

Wow.  What a title.  Just imagine how wide his new business card will need to be!   The appointment of a new person at the top of Airbus Helicopters UK included mention of the new role for the previous UK head, Markus Steinke.  To repeat it here, and just to confirm that his new massively-long job… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Jul-14

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Starlite Aviation Group signs new lease on Vector-owned AS332L

Starlite Aviation Group signs new lease on Vector-owned AS332L

Vector Financial Services, the leasing division of Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service, is pleased to announce the signing of new leasing and hourly support agreements for Vector-owned AS332L with Starlite Aviation Group. The aircraft is being prepared for immediate deployment for use in Utility… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 10-Jul-14

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EC175 full-flight simulator ready for service

EC175 full-flight simulator ready for service

The first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 rotorcraft has received airworthiness certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling launch pilots to be trained with this high-fidelity system. “Safety and support are of the utmost importance to Airbus Helicopters. Our introduction of these training systems responds to customers’ needs and expectations… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Jul-14

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Shell launches landmark SAR service in Australia

Shell launches landmark SAR service in Australia

Shell Australia has launched a dedicated search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service to support the offshore oil and gas industry in the Kimberley – the first of its kind in Australia. The EC225 SAR helicopter is based at the Broome International Airport and is operated by CHC.  It is supported by a dedicated team of… Read more »

Source: Shell, 08-Jul-14

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Three Chinese operators order 123 Airbus helicopters over 5 years

Three Chinese operators order 123 Airbus helicopters over 5 years

On the occasion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s state visit in Beijing where she met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Airbus Helicopters signs a record 123 civil helicopters with three customers from various Chinese provinces today. The rotorcraft will be used for general aviation activities covering multiple missions including utility work, aerial tours, passenger transport,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Jul-14

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China signs deal to purchase 100 Airbus helicopters

China signs deal to purchase 100 Airbus helicopters

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Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jul-14

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First EC130T2 delivered into Canadian market

First EC130T2 delivered into Canadian market

Fox Aviation of Montreal, Quebec has taken delivery of the first EC130 T2 helicopter in Canada. The aircraft will be flown privately and is the third Airbus Helicopters (formally Eurocopter) aircraft in the past 13 years to beselected by Fox Aviation.The initial purchase was for an EC120, followed by an EC130 B4 and now the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Jul-14

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Transport Canada approves PW206B3 engine for EC135P3

Transport Canada approves PW206B3 engine for EC135P3

Transport Canada has given its seal of approval to Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine, selected to power the new Airbus Helicopters EC135 P3 light, multipurpose twin-engine helicopter. The updated EC135 P3, announced at Heli-Expo 2013, is scheduled to enter service in the first quarter of 2015. The PW206B3, which received Transport Canada certification… Read more »

Source: PWC, 07-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters accept responsibility for North Sea ditching

Airbus Helicopters accept responsibility for North Sea ditching

Lawyers representing several passengers injured when a Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter came down in the North Sea 32 miles south west of Shetland in October 2012 have welcomed an acceptance of responsibility from the helicopter manufacturer which paves the way for settlements to be agreed. Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Aviation Law team represents 12 oil rig… Read more »

Source: Irwin Mitchell, 07-Jul-14

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Norsk Luftambulanse in Danish EMS operation

Norsk Luftambulanse in Danish EMS operation

On 1 July 2014 the Nordic Air Ambulance team was thanked for its service in the HEMS trial period in Karup, Denmark. The operation will now be inherited by Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA), which will operate the Karup helicopter in cooperation with SOS until 20 September 2014. Starting on 1 October 2014 Norsk Luftambulanse will commence… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 07-Jul-14

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Norsk Luftambulanse to run Narvik HEMS

Norsk Luftambulanse to run Narvik HEMS

Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA) has been awarded a contract for the operation of a new air ambulance base at Evenes, Norway. The National Air Ambulance Service of Norway, locally designated Luftambulansetjenesten ANS, announced the assignment on 18 June. The new emergency medical operation will be stationed at Harstad / Narvik Airport Evenes, and it will employ… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 07-Jul-14

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World Cup – Helisul flies aerial cameras with AS350 fleet

World Cup – Helisul flies aerial cameras with AS350 fleet

[electronic translation]  Produced by Helibrás the Squirrel helicopter was selected to do the aerial images over the games in the 2014 World Cup Brazil style. In all, seven active aircraft (four AS350 B2, AS350 B3e and two AS350 B3) flying over stadiums and a reservation (AS350 B3e), all operated by Helisul, hired by a business partner… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Jul-14

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Brazil – Helibrás delivers three AS350B2s to the State of Pará

Brazil – Helibrás delivers three AS350B2s to the State of Pará

[electronic translation] Helibras delivered three AS350 B2 Squirrel aircraft to Air Grouping of Public Safety (Graesp) Pará State in a ceremony held on this day 1, the Hangar Convention Center Amazon in Belém (PA). The event was attended by Governor Janet Simon, Secretary of the Security Luiz Fernandes Rocha and public authorities of Pará, in addition… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Jul-14

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03-Jul-14 N832PA Airbus AS350B3 Winnemucca, US-Nevada

Heavy landing during sling-load operations for Bureau of Land Management.  Level of damage not known.

03-Jul-14

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Bristow transports Commonwealth Games Baton

Bristow transports Commonwealth Games Baton

As part of its massive 288 day tour of the Commonwealth countries, the Commonwealth Games Baton has today been taken to and from the Clair platform in the North Sea.  The baton is on a 40 day tour of Scotland from 14 June to 23 July, and the symbolic visit to the rig marks the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-14

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New Flight for Life EC145 in East Texas

New Flight for Life EC145 in East Texas

In a joint announcement, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Good Shepherd Medical Center and Champion EMS will be expanding Flight For Life medical air transportation service, beginning Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Trinity Mother Frances’ new, instrument-rated EC-145 helicopter will be stationed at the East Texas Regional Airport in Longview. Primarily serving Gregg and Harrison… Read more »

Source: TMF, 02-Jul-14

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02-Jul-14 Eurocopter EC225 North Sea, Norway (1F)

Swedish patient airlifted from Troll A platform in North Sea broke loose and fell from the helicopter to his death while en route to Bergen.  Body found one hour later

02-Jul-14

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