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Airbus expands data collection and analytics capabilities through partnership with SKYTRAC

Airbus expands data collection and analytics capabilities through partnership with SKYTRAC

Airbus Helicopters has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SKYTRAC that will enable helicopters equipped with SKYTRAC real-time data processing and communications hardware to transmit their aircraft and flight data directly to servers on the ground, ensuring the continuous flow of data from the air to the ground for analysis. Through the partnership, SKYTRAC… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its release of the new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (BK117 D-3), which was jointly developed with Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH. It was also announced that Central Helicopter Service Ltd., which operates 10 BK117 helicopters for EMS, disaster prevention operations and VIP transportations in Japan, will be the first customer to… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 07-Mar-19

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Airbus Helicopters launches Flight Analyser

Airbus Helicopters launches Flight Analyser

Airbus Helicopters has launched a new analytics service that supports operational safety by analysing aircraft data post-flight to identify risks before they lead to incidents. The application, known as Flight Analyser helicopter flight data monitoring (HFDM), analyses the data generated by a number of on-board sources, including the ISEI Helicom system, the Appareo Vision 1000… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

Airbus to offer CRFS retrofit kit for earlier variants of H125 and H130 models

Airbus to offer CRFS retrofit kit for earlier variants of H125 and H130 models

In order to encourage important safety enhancements for its customers, Airbus Helicopters is now selling its current crash resistant fuel system (CRFS) retrofit solution at a reduced cost and extending the development to additional aircraft models, namely the AS350 B3 and EC130 B4. These kits will complement the existing Airbus retrofit solution for the AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-19

StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems are relishing the overwhelming success of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 series, with delivery into the European market on the near horizon. Launch European customer and notorious mountain rescue service provider, Air Zermatt, is set to take acceptance of their first CRFT… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 06-Mar-19

BLR Announces H125 FastFin System Success

BLR Announces H125 FastFin System Success

BLR Aerospace (Booth #B3224) announced the continued success of its Airbus H125 FastFin™ Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for increasing operating performance and safety margins, while creating an impressive return on investment (ROI) for operators. BLR released key ROI analysis information at HELI-EXPO 2019, highlighting customers’ quantifiable investment returns in a variety of operating… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 06-Mar-19

Airbus Helicopters unveils H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation

Airbus Helicopters unveils H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation

The next-generation H160 is debuting a new air medical interior concept at this year’s Heli Expo trade show, with a cabin-mock up on the Airbus Helicopters booth completed by Metro Aviation. Metro, a longstanding partner of Airbus, developed this specific cabin concept design with needs of North American air medical operations in mind. “At Metro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-19

Airbus unveils new H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus unveils new H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopters is unveiling a new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta. Visible on the Airbus booth at the show, this latest upgrade brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-19

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CityAirbus prototype is in public view – but NOT at Heli-Expo

CityAirbus prototype is in public view – but NOT at Heli-Expo

As the industry turns its focus to Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Airbus Helicopters steals the headlines with the first public view of the CityAirbus. In the image seen here, the first prototype is seen outside the German plant at Donauworth, and carries a German registration ready for its first flight. Originally announced as “by the end… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

HCare Infinite is the Airbus Helicopters turnkey solution made for customers who wants to move from traditional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to a global service based on fleet availability commitments. It is carefully designed for operators who want to focus on their missions, but also who wish to keep a streamlined and predictive… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-19

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Cadorath and Airbus Complete Partnership

Cadorath and Airbus Complete Partnership

Cadorath and Airbus Helicopters recognized their partnership at Heli-Expo 2019 being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA on March 5 th . Cadorath will provide D-Level single part repairs for the Dauphin family (365/155) of helicopters. The subsequent approval and performance of these repairs will be based out of Cadorath’s Winnipeg,… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 01-Mar-19

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27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman… Read more »

28-Feb-19

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Genesys Aerosystems earns STC on Airbus EC145e

Genesys Aerosystems earns STC on Airbus EC145e

Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its avionics suite utilizing the IDU-450 featuring 8.0H software on the Airbus Helicopters EC-145e. The IDU-450 coupled with the recently announced IFR HeliSAS allows operators to fly IFR either in single or dual pilot operations. The Genesys configuration certified on the EC-145e includes… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 27-Feb-19

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ACH makes Pacific region debut

ACH makes Pacific region debut

Airbus Helicopters welcomes Melbourne-based operator Microflite as launch customer, as the helicopter manufacturer introduces to Australia and the Pacific region its premium private and business aviation helicopter brand Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), providing a tailored offering to meet the demanding expectations of the corporate and VIP markets. Microflite is due to take delivery of an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-19

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Brazilian Navy orders three multi-role H135s

Brazilian Navy orders three multi-role H135s

The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twinengine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a wide range of missions such as special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation. Two of these aircraft will be… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-19

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24-Feb-19 9H-VIP Airbus EC135 Valetta, Malta

Helicopter damaged at Malta International Airport after the temporary hangar covering the aircraft collapsed in high winds.  Structure seen in image to be tangled up and resting on top of the rotors

24-Feb-19

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22-Feb-19 F-HSOX Airbus EC145 Bidarray, France

Air Ambulance on approach to land – a sheet from a farm building broke loose and embedded in the blades of the helicopter, causing it to turn through 180 degrees, landing heavily from low level. The crew consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a pilot and a flight assistant were unharmed but shocked [Wrongly quoted… Read more »

22-Feb-19

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Heligo receives its first H145

Heligo receives its first H145

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Airbus Helicopters announced today that Heligo Charters Private Limited (HCPL), a Mumbai-based non-scheduled helicopter operator has taken delivery of its first H145 helicopter. The helicopter’s configuration will allow it to perform a variety of missions. The aircraft taken on… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Feb-19

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Airbus eDynamic troubleshooting tool

Airbus eDynamic troubleshooting tool

In pursuing efforts to ease maintenance operations of its aircraft, Airbus Helicopters introduces a new tool named eDynamic troubleshooting (eDTS). eDTS is a web based tool that facilitates daily fault isolation tasks by providing a sequence of questions and tests in order to identify root cause of a default. A given sequence takes into account the system architecture, the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Feb-19

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Airbus Keycopter at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Keycopter at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopter is proud to present you its brand new Keycopter customer portal on March 5-7, at HAI Heli-Expo Atlanta; Discover it by participating to our free training classes. Classes will allow you to explore the added-value of the main features of the new portal, and keep you updated on the various services proposed: •  Learn how… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Feb-19

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18-Feb-19 N350ST Airbus AS350SD2 Glacier View, US-Alaska

Accident pilot was dropping off 2 heli-ski clients at a 6,000 foot msl mountain ridge line site, requiring him to preform a “toe in” landing. While hovering, but with the toes of the skids resting on the up-sloping field, and the two skiers disembarked, the main rotor blades contacted an area of ​​rocky terrain. The pilot then… Read more »

18-Feb-19

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17-Feb-19 ZK-HEX Airbus AS350 Nelson, New Zealand

The press release from investigators TAIC said “Something caused the pilot to conduct an emergency landing. [After jettisoning the water bucket,] The helicopter landed heavily and the sole pilot received moderate injuries. The nature of damage to the helicopter is yet to be established.” Pilot named in this report as Bill Reid of Reid Helicopters

17-Feb-19

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Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results

Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results

Strong 2018 performance, guidance delivered Revenues € 64 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion; Free Cash Flow Before M&A and Customer Financing € 2.9 billion EBIT (reported) € 5.0 billion; EPS (reported) € 3.94 A380 deliveries to cease in 2021 A400M programme re-baselining negotiated 2018 dividend proposal € 1.65 per share, up 10% from 2017 2019… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Feb-19

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DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART Aerospace (“DART”) received STC approval from TCCA, FAA and EASA in the last three months of 2018 for its Replacement Crosstubes for the Airbus EC/H135 helicopters. Adding to DART’s growing portfolio of Landing Gear, the ready-to-install Crosstubes are available in Standard Low and Mid-Height with factory-installed Supports. “This is DART’s first adventure in larger… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 14-Feb-19

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Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

The Hungarian military have made a block purchase of nine Airbus (ex Eurocopter) EC135P2+ helicopters.  This represented the portion of the Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse) fleet which was superceded by later purchases including one EC135P2+, three EC135P3s and eight H135s. Gradually over the latter months of 2018, these nine helicopters have had their ownership… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-19

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Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

The first upgrade of an H135 ambulance helicopter from T2 + to T3 was successfully completed by HeliAir engineers. Reinhard Kraxner: “Managing Director of ÖAMTC Air Rescue”For us, it goes without saying that we are always evolving to provide the highest quality and safety to our patients in all areas, so it makes sense to… Read more »

Source: ÖAMTC, 13-Feb-19

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13-Feb-19 D-HJMD Airbus EC135P2 Neustadt an der Orla, Germany

EMS helicopter landed in a skate park and became entangled with a skateboarding “grind pole”. Helicopter slightly damaged, but roaded out for inspection before flying again.

13-Feb-19

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Babcock H175s return to Airbus for retrofit work

Babcock H175s return to Airbus for retrofit work

Babcock MCS Offshore have a fleet of four Airbus H175 helicopters, and we recently tracked one of these taking an unusual route.  Ship #5022 registered as G-MCSE took a two day ferry flight on 29th and 30th January from Babcock’s base at Aberdeen through to the Airbus Helicopters facility at Albacete in Spain, with an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Feb-19

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Airbus and Helisim break ground on new Texas training centre

Airbus and Helisim break ground on new Texas training centre

Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Helisim broke ground Tuesday on a new, state-of-the-art helicopter pilot and maintenance crew training center in Grand Prairie, Texas. With an initial investment of $40 million, the Helisim Simulation Center will provide introductory and recurrent training to thousands of pilot personnel each year. The first stage of the new facility is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Feb-19

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus. Alain will be replaced in his current position by Stefan Thomé, 47, currently Head of New Business Models & Services at Airbus Defence and Space. These management changes are effective… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Feb-19

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Airbus Receives First Order for ACH145 from Russian Customer

Airbus Receives First Order for ACH145 from Russian Customer

Airbus Helicopters has signed a firm contract with a Russian customer for the supply of a H145 helicopter in the ACH Line configuration from Airbus Corporate Helicopters. This is the first order from Russia for the newest version of this multipurpose twin-engine helicopter. The ACH145 model in the ACH Line configuration is notable for improved ergonomics,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Feb-19

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Airbus Germany signs framework contract with SGL Carbon

Airbus Germany signs framework contract with SGL Carbon

The helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters Germany and SGL Carbon have been working together for years in the field of processing composite materials for aircraft doors of the Airbus Group. In the future, the cooperation with Airbus will be extended to applications for the helicopter sector and further intensified. The two companies have defined the framework… Read more »

Source: SGL Carbon, 04-Feb-19

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03-Feb-19 ZU-RZM Airbus SA342M Rand, South Africa

Helicopter ended on its starboard side.  Indications of main blades contacting tail boom.  All four on board exited without serious injury Aircraft was originally built by the Soko factory in the former Yugoslavia

03-Feb-19

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Airbus rings in 2019 with milestone anniversaries

Airbus rings in 2019 with milestone anniversaries

Airbus Helicopters North America is celebrating two milestone anniversaries of operations this year. Airbus Helicopters, Inc., based in Grand Prairie, Texas, is celebrating 50 years of sales and support for U.S. helicopter operators, while Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd., located in Fort Erie, Ontario, is marking its 35-year milestone. “For 50 years, our customers and the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jan-19

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New solution to reduce the maintenance burden of H145

New solution to reduce the maintenance burden of H145

Airbus Helicopters developed, within the 2018 top irritant program, a new solution to reduce the maintenance burden on the Main Rotor Blade vibration absorber for the H145 aircraft: To switch the lubricating oil type in the vibration absorbers from MIL-PRF-23699 (CM 103) to ZNF-L-3001(CM 1001). The oil change requires approximately 2 hours per blade for a dynamic… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-19

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Los Andes receives a second H145

Los Andes receives a second H145

Airbus has delivered a second H145 helicopter to Servicios Aéreos Los Andes, a Peruvian operator specializing in air services for the energy industry. It is the second aircraft of this model that Los Andes receives under a leasing contract with Waypoint Leasing. The new helicopter will be based in Kiteni, near Cuzco, and will carry… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-19

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Airbus sees strong sales increase in 2018

Airbus sees strong sales increase in 2018

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters (net: 381) in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017), maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market while reinforcing its position in the military market thanks to key successes with international campaigns. The company also booked 148 orders for light… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Jan-19

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25-Jan-19 I-EDIC Airbus AS350B2 La Thuile, Italy (7F)

Mid-air crash between AS350B2 I-EDIC and a Jodel D140 fixed wing F-PMGV, resulting in seven fatalities between the total of nine on board the two aircraft.  Helicopter pilot was named here as Maurizio Scarpelli, accompanied by mountain guide Frank Henssler and three others, one of whom survived. In the fixed wing were four people, the French instructor named… Read more »

25-Jan-19

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H145 New Engine Mount Bushing

H145 New Engine Mount Bushing

Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution to prevent delamination of engine mount bushings, thus improving their reliability. The solution consists of a new engine bushing made of steel mesh that can be installed without any modification to the engine mounts, in approximately 8 hours. As a result, the 50 Flight Hours repetitive inspections will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Jan-19

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Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate HELI is a world class provider of helicopter services, supplying the safest and the most efficient helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, advanced helicopter training, utility helicopters and helicopter support worldwide. We are proud to announce that we have deployed 2 x Bell 412EP’s and 1 x Airbus Helicopter AS350B2 to Antarctica that departed Cape Town… Read more »

Source: Ultimate Heli, 24-Jan-19

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24-Jan-19 F-OFML Airbus H125 Grand-Brûlé, Reunion

Bambi bucket cable became entangled in tail rotor during firefighting operations.  Pilot managed to put helicopter down safely on its skids, but with damage tail boom and blades

24-Jan-19

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Airbus consolidates its global digital strategy

Airbus consolidates its global digital strategy

Airbus Helicopters is further paving a digital street through 4 newly signed partnerships with Maintenance Information Systems (MIS) providers that will connect their MRO databases with Airbus systems, making valuable helicopter maintenance data available to Airbus and its customers. Common data management is providing at least three benefits for customers: • Data loading time is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Jan-19

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19-Jan-19 VH-YHS Airbus H130 Mansfield, Australia

The pilot reported that during the initial climb at about 3 m, the helicopter began to yaw and roll to the left at an increasing rate. The pilot then initiated a landing during which the helicopter rolled over. The helicopter was substantially damaged but no one was injured.

19-Jan-19

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Adar Poonawalla takes delivery of India’s first ACH145

Adar Poonawalla takes delivery of India’s first ACH145

Airbus has delivered India’s first fully customised, ACH145 helicopter to Mr Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by doses. This marks the entry of the highly successful twin engine helicopter into India’s private and business aviation market. The helicopter will be ready to fly in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters, 17-Jan-19

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Indonesian Air Force places order for eight additional H225Ms

Indonesian Air Force places order for eight additional H225Ms

The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight additional twin-engine multirole H225M helicopters as part of the country’s fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat search and rescue-capable fleet. Under the agreement between the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI), the 11-ton combat-proven helicopters will be delivered to the air force upon reassembly and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Jan-19

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14-Jan-19 PP-ECF Airbus AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1F)

While in a low hover during a rescue mission, the helicopter crashed into the water.  One police officer was trapped inside the wreckage and was later pronounced dead.  He was named in this report as Felipe Marques de Queiroz.  The others on board were named here as Major Alves, Major Albuquerque and Sargentos Morais Helicopter callsign… Read more »

14-Jan-19

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11-Jan-19 N346AE Airbus AS350B2 Ponca City, US-Oklahoma

Circumstances unclear.  Helicopter ended up on its starboard side on the edge of the apron by the hangars.  Pilot and copilot, the only two on board, were not injured.

11-Jan-19

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Airbus exhibits H125 in Chile

Airbus exhibits H125 in Chile

[electronic translation] Airbus exhibited at the Cachagua Golf Open its single-engine light helicopter H125 (formerly known as AS350B3), in a multirrol-executive version, especially focused on the segment of corporate and VIP users, who are looking for versatile helicopters, with low costs of operation and that allow to operate in different environments such as the desert, coastal… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Jan-19

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Airbus updates on 2018 commercial aircraft deliveries

Airbus updates on 2018 commercial aircraft deliveries

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) confirms that it achieved 800 commercial aircraft deliveries in 2018, subject to the finalisation of the auditing process. The final 2018 audited commercial aircraft order and delivery figures will be published after the market closure on Wednesday, 09 January 2019.

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Jan-19

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Airbus Helicopters Japan appoints COO/President

Airbus Helicopters Japan appoints COO/President

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters Japan Co., Ltd. announced that Guiyum Rupulus assumed office as Chief Operating Officer and President of the company on January 1, 2019. Luprance will concurrently serve as Sales Director and will direct the activities of Sales Division and Marketing Division. Olivier Tillier, the former president and CEO, took over as head of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Jan-19

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ServiceNow takes delivery of first Airbus H145 for SoCal Air Services

ServiceNow takes delivery of first Airbus H145 for SoCal Air Services

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. is proud to deliver a twin-engine H145 rotorcraft to new customer SoCal Air Services, a venture recently launched by Fred Luddy, founder of ServiceNow (NYSE – NOW), a cloud computing company that Forbes declared “The World’s Most Innovative Company of 2018” (May 2018 cover issue). “We are extremely excited to begin flying… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jan-19

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Ukrainian Ministry of Interior takes delivery of its first H225s

Ukrainian Ministry of Interior takes delivery of its first H225s

Kick-starting the modernisation of Ukraine’s helicopter fleet, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two H225s, out of an order for 21 aircraft, to the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior. One aircraft is destined for search and rescue missions and the other one will be operated by the National Guard for law enforcement missions. The H225 helicopters were… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jan-19

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Airbus VSR700 demonstrator flies unmanned

Airbus VSR700 demonstrator flies unmanned

The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator took off for a fully unmanned autonomous flight at the military airbase in Istres in the south of France. The purpose of the flight was to establish compliance with the demanding regulatory and safety systems necessary for future unmanned flight in France.  During the exercise the demonstrator performed a 30… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jan-19

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Airbus and Hungary announce long-term industrial partnership

Airbus and Hungary announce long-term industrial partnership

Airbus Helicopters and Hungary have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain high precision mechanical parts for helicopter dynamic systems. This project is part of the ‘Zrinyi 2026’ armed forces development program supporting Hungary’s national security goals of developing… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Dec-18

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First serial H160 takes to the skies

First serial H160 takes to the skies

The first serial H160 to roll off the brand new assembly line in Marignane performed a flight demonstration on the 17 December in front of the H160 team in an end-of-the-year celebration of the programme’s achievements in 2018. The helicopter, which will be delivered to launch customer Babcock in 2020, had already performed its first… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Dec-18

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police receive Airbus H145

Royal Canadian Mounted Police receive Airbus H145

Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The versatile twin-engine Airbus H145 is the latest variant of the H145 family of aircraft. RCMP’s Air Support Unit will utilize the H145 for a variety of missions including surveillance and pursuit, fast roping, hoisting, Emergency Response Team operations, harbour surveillance… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-18

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Lithuanian Air Force renews AS365N3+ HCare Infinite contract

Lithuanian Air Force renews AS365N3+ HCare Infinite contract

The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters following achievement of 97% average fleet availability over a three-year period. These helicopters entered service performing SAR missions in 2015 with a three-year full warranty and Airbus’ commitment to… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Dec-18

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Cayman Islands Police orders Airbus H145

Cayman Islands Police orders Airbus H145

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is adding a second helicopter, expected to be in operation mid-2019. The Airbus H145 The accompanying image shows Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin with UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State for the Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. The pair signed a memorandum of understanding in London… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-18

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Garmin® awarded supplier of the year by Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® awarded supplier of the year by Airbus Helicopters

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it received the 2018 Supplier of Excellence Award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized as the Supplier of Excellence for its unmatched responsiveness and competitiveness in various capacities, including its support of the U.S…. Read more »

Source: Garmin, 07-Dec-18

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Airbus presents Flight Planner extensions

Airbus presents Flight Planner extensions

Flight Planner, the Airbus Helicopters all-in-one mobile Electronic Flight Bag, supports pilots in their mission preparation. It allows direct performance computation based on OEM flight manual data and wireless data transfer to the aircraft Flight Management System – available in iOS version or on rugged Panasonic tablet. Flight Planner, initially proposed with the H175, is now extended… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Dec-18

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Heli-One and Air Center Sign Agreement

Heli-One and Air Center Sign Agreement

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce they will be supporting Air Center Helicopters’ Airbus H225 helicopters through a multi-year parts-by-the-hour (PBH) contract. This contract covers airframe and a combination of dynamics, small components, and avionics. By leveraging Heli-One’s H225 inventory and expertise, Air Center will… Read more »

Source: Heli_One, 05-Dec-18

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Airbus expands presence in Japan

Airbus expands presence in Japan

Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019. The company’s existing facility is capable of accommodating up… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Dec-18

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Serbia takes delivery of first H145M

Serbia takes delivery of first H145M

In a ceremony held at the Airbus Helicopters factory at Donauworth in Germany, Serbian Minister of Defense Alexander Vulin received the first Airbus H145M from Klaus Przemek, the Head of Airbus Helicopters’ German Military Support Center.  The event held late last week marks the first export handover of an H145M under the HForce program Equipment noted in images… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Nov-18

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China approves Coptersafety simulators

China approves Coptersafety simulators

Helicopter training service provider Coptersafety has received certificates issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China(CAAC) for its current Airbus H145 and two Leonardo AW139 full-flight simulators (FFS). According to CAAC’s evaluation, Coptersafety’s simulators comply with level D requirements of CCAR-60 (China Civil Aviation Regulations Part 60). Level D is the highest certification level. In practice, this means… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 26-Nov-18

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H125 Crash Resistant Fuel System upgrade

H125 Crash Resistant Fuel System upgrade

This solution, compliant with the FAA/EASA FAR/CS § 27.952 specifications, except for operations with underbelly installation, allows to perform customer missions in the safest conditions by reducing the risk of post-crash fire and improving occupant survivability in case of an accident. Airbus Helicopters strongly recommends that operators retrofit their helicopters with CRFS and any other equipment… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Nov-18

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22-Nov-18 N124ML Airbus H120 La Romana, Dominican Republic (5F)

The aircraft took off from Río San Juan to La Romana Int’l airport MDLR with 5 peoples on board, after been transfer to the La Romana tower he reported 6 miles NW out and the tower report with the traffic inside, Clear to land. Around 30 seconds after the controller lost the visual contact with… Read more »

22-Nov-18

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Airbus EC135 – FAA AD 2013-21-05R1 – Bearings

We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-21-05 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135 P1, P2, P2+, T1, T2, and T2+ helicopters. AD 2013-21-05 required an initial and repetitive inspections of certain bearings and modifying the floor and a rod. Since we issued AD 2013-21-05, we have determined that… Read more »

Source: FAA, 16-Nov-18

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PAC delivers 3 Upgraded EC135s

PAC delivers 3 Upgraded EC135s

PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, recently delivered three refurbished Airbus EC135P2+ helicopters to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s AirCare Program. Metro Aviation recently became the air operator for the 3-base program. The aircraft interior components were refurbished to include crew and medical attendant seats, all storage pouches, and complete reconditioning of the Metro EMS… Read more »

Source: PAC International, 15-Nov-18

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Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry. Due to be delivered in the second half of 2019, the two helicopters will become the first HEMS-configured H145s to enter New Zealand, and will bolster… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-18

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Airbus Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to UK police

Airbus Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to UK police

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise the UK police helicopter fleet’s Night Vision (NVIS) capability.  Under the new configuration, all seven NPAS’ H135 helicopters will be capable of NVIS operations down to ground level, enhancing… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-18

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Medical Air Rescue Company signs for an Airbus H130

Medical Air Rescue Company signs for an Airbus H130

In keeping with its commitment to provide exceptional patient care, Medical Air Rescue Company (MARC) will soon operate its first Airbus helicopter, the versatile single-engine H130, following a signature ceremony at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, AZ. The acquisition is part of a long-term plan by the provider to modernize its fleet… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Nov-18

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Airbus to participate at New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum

Airbus to participate at New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum

Airbus will this week join other international aerospace and government agencies exhibiting at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Forum. Now in its 21st year, the event is taking place 30 October – 1 November at the Palmerston North Central Energy Trust Arena. Airbus is located at Stands 14 – 15 with an exhibit… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Oct-18

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Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine helicopters of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Oct-18

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STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

Following an extensive RFP process, Airbus’ H145 was selected as the fleet replacement aircraft for STARS air ambulance’s aging fleet, becoming the first H145s in HEMS configuration to enter Canada. The twin-engine H145 was chosen thanks to its exceptional HEMS heritage and safety record with its BK117 and EC145 predecessors. Offering the largest cabin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-18

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Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus Helicopters is expanding its presence in the North American emergency medical services (EMS) market with the sale of six helicopters for two customers at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference, which took place in Phoenix, AZ from October 22-24.   “Airbus Helicopters has been supporting the air medical market in North America since its… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-18

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