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Airbus signs HCare contract with STARS Air Ambulance

Airbus signs HCare contract with STARS Air Ambulance

Demonstrating its trust in Airbus, nonprofit air ambulance provider STARS has signed its first HCare support and service contract, which also represents the first HCare contract Airbus has secured in Canada. he 10-year, nose-to-tail contract will cover nine new Airbus H145 aircraft ordered by STARS. The first three helicopters have already been delivered, with the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Nov-19

Winnipeg Police Chief Pilot wins Airbus Safety Innovation Award

Winnipeg Police Chief Pilot wins Airbus Safety Innovation Award

Airbus Helicopters Canada has recognized Malcolm Murray, Chief Pilot of the Winnipeg Police Service, as the recipient of the 2019 Innovation in Safety Award. A pilot for 20 years, Murray has worked to enhance aviation safety in Winnipeg and across airborne law enforcement operations. Murray joined Winnipeg Police Service in 2011 and assumed the role… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Nov-19

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VSR700 prototype performs first flight

VSR700 prototype performs first flight

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes. In accordance with the airworthiness authority that provided the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-19

AS350 heating and demisting system improvement

AS350 heating and demisting system improvement

In the frame of maintenance program improvements for its light single Helicopters range, Airbus Helicopters proposes a new solution reducing customer’s maintenance costs, while improving reliability. Through a service bulletin applicable to AS350 B2/B3 and prior versions, Airbus Helicopters provides a solution which is preventing corrosion of the heating and demisting lines by: • Replacing… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Nov-19

Airbus opens rotor blade shop in New Zealand

Airbus opens rotor blade shop in New Zealand

Airbus further enhances its blade capabilities in the Pacific region with the opening of a new blade shop at its Blenheim facility in New Zealand. The new facility will reside under the same roof as its existing 3,500 square metre maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for military and civil engines, propellers and components. The… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Nov-19

H145 Cabin door handle improvement

H145 Cabin door handle improvement

Airbus Helicopters is proposing on H145 a new solution to prevent loose screws in the door locking mechanism, while improving its robustness and reliability. This upgrade solution, based on a new design of the outer door handle, effective for both pilot and sliding doors, consists of: • The use of additional flange bushings, Teflon washers… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Nov-19

Airbus to highlight H130 and H145 helicopters at AMTC

Airbus to highlight H130 and H145 helicopters at AMTC

Memphis Hospital Wing, a nonprofit air medical transport service based in Tennessee. The H130’s wide, unobstructed cabin allows full-body patient access as well as ergonomic and efficient movement of the patient through large sliding doors. The H130 is considered the global reference for single-engine air ambulance missions, redefining single-engine critical care air transport by combining… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Nov-19

Air Center signs HCare Smart contract for Airbus H225 fleet

Air Center signs HCare Smart contract for Airbus H225 fleet

Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has signed a set of HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contracts for 10 of its Airbus H225 helicopters. These aircraft are currently in operation with the U.S. Armed Forces for passenger transport, Special Operations Forces training, vertical replenishment and casualty evacuation missions. The HCare Smart contracts cover a three-year period and have been customized to meet the material support and spare parts requirements… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Nov-19

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31-Oct-19 HL9619 Airbus EC225 Dokdo, Korea (7F)

SAR helicopter ditched and located in 72m of water shortly after taking off at 11.26pm on a rescue mission.  7 POB missing There are four EC225s registered in Korea at present.  HeliHub research shows that the subject aircraft is either HL9472 (msn 2702) or HL9619 (msn 2987)

01-Nov-19

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Vertical Flight Expo will have no helicopter manufacturers exhibiting

Vertical Flight Expo will have no helicopter manufacturers exhibiting

Every potential helicopter manufacturer exhibitor – Airbus, Bell, Enstrom, Guimbal, Kopter, Leonardo, MD Helicopters, Robinson and Sikorsky – has decided against taking space at the upcoming Vertical Flight Expo, previously known as Helitech. Representatives from each of these manufacturers (or their UK distributors) have confirmed their position to HeliHub, and none of them appear in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-19

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All change at Soloy with STCs sold and now new owners too

All change at Soloy with STCs sold and now new owners too

A notice on the home page of Soloy’s website announces “The ownership of Soloy Aviation Solutions has been transferred to Fifty-Ten-Yankee, LLC. We will still be doing business as Soloy Aviation Solutions with some changes to the product line. The operation is moving into a new facility at the Olympia airport. During this transition parts… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Oct-19

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NHV gains a UK Air Operator Certificate

NHV gains a UK Air Operator Certificate

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced that it has gained an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). With this AOC, NHV again confirms its intention to strengthen its position in the UK offshore helicopter segment. The Group has currently inducted 7 aircraft under its UK… Read more »

Source: NHV, 28-Oct-19

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Airbus considers giving up factory in Romania

Airbus considers giving up factory in Romania

Romaniaʼs government moved to ease Airbus Helicopters concens and signed a cooperation and support agreement, just a day after a senior official said the company is considering relocating its Brasov-based plant, outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă said on Friday. See Full Story.

Source: Budapest Business Journal, 28-Oct-19

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Airbus delivers first NH90 Sea Lion to the German Armed Forces

Airbus delivers first NH90 Sea Lion to the German Armed Forces

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), with a further two to be delivered by the end of the year. In total, 18 Sea Lions have been ordered for the Germany Navy, with deliveries expected to be… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Oct-19

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ACJ and ACH highlight corporate jets and helicopters at NBAA 2019

ACJ and ACH highlight corporate jets and helicopters at NBAA 2019

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) are jointly exhibiting an ACJ319 and ACH145 at the NBAA show[1], giving potential customers the chance to appreciate their benefits at first hand. ACJ and ACH are part of the only manufacturer to offer both corporate jets and helicopters, which are marketed as Business Aviation by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Oct-19

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Airbus H125 helicopters enter Austrian Ministry of Interior service

Airbus H125 helicopters enter Austrian Ministry of Interior service

Austria’s Ministry of the Interior (BMI) has formally introduced into service two Airbus H125 helicopters extensively equipped for law enforcement and rescue missions. The aircraft join BMI’s existing fleets of Airbus H135 and AS350 helicopters and will operate from Innsbruck and Salzburg on behalf of the Tyrolean Government in the Tyrol and other mountainous areas… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Oct-19

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DRF to upgrade Airbus H145 fleet to five-blade rotorhead

DRF to upgrade Airbus H145 fleet to five-blade rotorhead

From the fourth quarter of 2020, DRF Luftrettung will modify its H 145 helicopters from four to five rotor blades. As soon as the approval procedure at Airbus Helicopters has been completed, the so-called SB Retrofit Kits will be delivered to the air rescue operator. In addition to DRF Luftrettung’s patients, third-party customers will also… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Oct-19

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Flight testing begins for the first H225Ms for Kuwait

Flight testing begins for the first H225Ms for Kuwait

The first H225Ms to be delivered to Kuwait later this year have started flight testing. Kuwait ordered 30 of the long-range multi-role H225Ms in August 2016. They will be operated by the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard. There are currently 95 H225Ms in service across the world, having accumulated around 114,000 flight hours. The H225M is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Oct-19

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21-Oct-19 N922RJ Airbus EC130 Oroville, US-California

Bird strike (quoted in local press as a goose), and subsequent emergency landing at Oroville Municipal Airport en route Sacramento to Chico

21-Oct-19

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Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

PhilJets has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to manage both PhilJets Aero Charter and PhilJets Aero Services in the midst of its expansion in 2019. Established in 2013, PhilJets has grown its portfolio to 15 aircrafts currently under management including newly added Gulfstream G200, Citation Latitude, Citation CJ4 and with additional upcoming R44, Bell… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 08-Oct-19

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SPAES gets EASA STC approval for BK117 searchlight

SPAES gets EASA STC approval for BK117 searchlight

Together with the helicopter operator Heli Service International the SPAES GmbH & Co. KG has create an EASA-STC for the installation of an additional search and landing light for the helicopter Airbus BK 117 C-1. The Nightscanner® is an integrated search and landing light, which is installed in the lower fuselage of the helicopter and… Read more »

Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, 07-Oct-19

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STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

New Airbus H145 the 3rd STARS has bought to replace its older models in the Prairie provinces. See Full Story.

Source: CBC, 04-Oct-19

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Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 for SAR

Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 for SAR

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the terms of a firm contract assisted by Airbus Helicopters, two H225s repurposed from the oil and gas industry will be delivered over the coming months to replace the ageing S-61… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Oct-19

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Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

Airbus Helicopters and EASA have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aiming to harness their respective experience and know-how to bring the next generation of VTOL platforms to life, along with the necessary regulatory framework to support them. “I am very pleased to be joining efforts with EASA to build a common framework for the next… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-19

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50 Years – Airbus Helicopters in the US

50 Years – Airbus Helicopters in the US

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is celebrating 50 years of supporting U.S. helicopter operators. The company’s U.S. operations began in 1969 with the establishment of Vought Helicopter, Inc. in Texas, which France’s Aerospatiale took over in 1974. Six years later, in 1980, Airbus Helicopters Inc. opened the doors to its current facilities in Grand Prairie, which is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-19

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World’s largest yacht to feature Airbus ACH145 helicopter

World’s largest yacht to feature Airbus ACH145 helicopter

Airbus Helicopters is to provide the on-board helicopter for the REV Ocean research and expedition vessel – the world’s largest superyacht. The research expedition vessel, which is 600ft (183m) long, is the flagship of Norwegian businessman and philanthropist Kjell Inge Røkke’s not-for-profit oceanic research foundation, REV Ocean. It will carry one of the first examples… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Oct-19

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Airbus demonstrates ACH160 on yacht for first time

Airbus demonstrates ACH160 on yacht for first time

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will this week begin demonstrating the world’s most advanced medium helicopter – the ACH160 – to prospective customers at the Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s foremost super yacht event. The aircraft will form the centrepiece of a triumvirate of Airbus helicopters also including the marketleading ACH145 and the lighter ACH135 –… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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The new Airbus H145 lands on top of the Andes

The new Airbus H145 lands on top of the Andes

Airbus Helicopters has reached new heights: the latest version of the H145 has set its skids down on the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, culminating at 6,962 metres (22,840 feet). This is the first time a twin-engine helicopter has landed at this altitude, confirming the performance and the extensive flight envelope of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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Romanian orders three H135s for EMS

Romanian orders three H135s for EMS

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search and rescue (SAR) missions in the country, following a four-year framework agreement signed at the end of July 2019 that foresees the procurement of up… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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First helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M

First helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved its first helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M. Over the course of 4 flights, operated in day conditions over the south of France, the A400M performed 51 dry contacts marking a decisive milestone towards its full capability as a tanker. These tests were performed under… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters has appointed Alexandre Ceccacci General Manager of his own customer assistance center in Italy. The appointment of Alexandre Ceccacci follows the recent acquisition by Airbus of Aersud Helicopters, historical distributor of Airbus Helicopters in Italy. Airbus has thus consolidated the its presence in an important market that currently has 250 Airbus helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-19

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23-Sep-19 VT-UTC Airbus H125 Kedarnath, India

Tail damaged and starboard skid splayed out on landing at Kedarnath shrine, which is at an altitude of 11,500ft.  6 POB no serious injuries.  Wreckage airlifted out 26 October per this press report

23-Sep-19

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Airbus Foundation supports Bolivian efforts to fight fires in Amazon

Airbus Foundation supports Bolivian efforts to fight fires in Amazon

The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Centre is supporting Bolivia’s efforts against the severe fires currently affecting the country. An Airbus A330neo test aircraft transported 38 firefighters of the French Civil Security and equipment from Vatry, France, to Bolivia. They will participate in fighting… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Sep-19

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Metro Aviation takes delivery of first Airbus EC145e

Metro Aviation takes delivery of first Airbus EC145e

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered to Metro Aviation Inc. the first EC145e produced at its U.S. assembly plant in Columbus, Miss. This latest aircraft delivery is part of an order for 25 that Metro placed in 2018, and the remaining aircraft will all be delivered out of Columbus. Metro is a Shreveport, La.-based company that… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Sep-19

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Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma

Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma

Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma helicopter: a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast. This delivery completes the German Federal Police’s order for four H215s, the first three of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Sep-19

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Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

[electronic translation] The Airbus Foundation and Helibras, in partnership with the civil society organization (OSC) CIEDS, held last Thursday (22) the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Flying Challenge Brazil youth development program. The initiative aims to stimulate a taste for studies and inspire children ages 9 to 11 to explore careers in the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Sep-19

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Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Early August, the second prototype of the new five-bladed H145 took off for its maiden flight at the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth. The helicopter will be used for additional flight tests to achieve EASA certification of the new five-bladed H145 in early 2020. The first prototype is currently performing a high altitude test campaign… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Sep-19

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Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department in South Korea is shortly to take delivery of a brand-new Leonardo AW169 to strengthen its aerial capacity. The aircraft, serial number 69101, the 101st to be built, is currently undergoing test-flying at Varese-Venegono in Italy with the test marks I-RAIM. It will be registered as HL9649 when it is delivered. Daegu,… Read more »

Source: Daegu Fire Department, 05-Sep-19

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Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities

Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities

Airbus Helicopters as prime contractor will work together with Dresden-based Elbe Flugzeugwerke to maintain the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) NH90 fleet. Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed the corresponding 10-year support contract on Wednesday. The services to be rendered at a package price under this contract… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Sep-19

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Airbus offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability. The RFI seeks solutions for the army’s future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs. Airbus is the manufacturer of the tandem seat Tiger helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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“Before your flight” example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives

“Before your flight”  example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives

The new pre-flight risk-assessment app called “Before your flight” went live in July to aid operators in making informed decisions prior to a flight. It is an example of Airbus Helicopters proactive support of global safety initiatives. “Before your flight” is available in nine languages: French, English, German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19

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Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus has delivered two H145 helicopters to the New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Medical Services at a ceremony at the GCH Aviation Group headquarters. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said these were the first two H145 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration in the New Zealand market. “I’m proud that Airbus’ helicopters are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19

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Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019

Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019

Helibras, a subsidiary of Airbus and the only manufacturer of turbine helicopters in Latin America, will once again be one of the highlights of Labace (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition). business aviation business in Latin America. Company booth # 6009 will feature the ACH145 Line, the world’s first-selling booth, as well as the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 23-Aug-19

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota for training operations with the Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Ala. The aircraft represents the company’s 440th Lakota delivery since the program began in 2006, sustaining one of the Department of Defense’s only on-time, on-cost and on-quality Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs over the last… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Aug-19

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Airbus now accepting nominations for sixth annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

Airbus now accepting nominations for sixth annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

As part of celebrating 35 years of operations in Canada, Airbus will present the 2019 Innovation in Safety Award at this year’s Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference on November 16th in Vancouver, BC. The award recipient(s) will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD in addition to recognition from the industry. “Our priority has… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Aug-19

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Airbus opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus is extending further its extensive footprint in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional helicopter completion and delivery centre (CDC) at its Subang facility. The new CDC will see Airbus’ new helicopters for customers in the Southeast Asia region being completed in, and delivered from this centre of excellence, consolidating Malaysia’s role as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Aug-19

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Airbus Helicopters Canada appoints President

Airbus Helicopters Canada appoints President

Airbus announced today that Dwayne Charette has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Canada Limited, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer. He succeeds Romain Trapp, who has assumed the role of President of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. “We have a very strong team in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Aug-19

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Smartforce: the power of big data for military operators

Smartforce: the power of big data for military operators

On the occasion of Paris Airshow 2019, Airbus Helicopters has launched seven new products for military customers under its digital support services offering called Smartforce. With these additions, Airbus expands the Smartforce offering, and allows customers to select the services that best fit the specific requirements of their fleets and aircraft mix. The development of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Aug-19

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Airbus Celebrates 10 Anniversary at NAS Pax River

Airbus Celebrates 10 Anniversary at NAS Pax River

Airbus hosted a ceremony with leaders of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) to commemorate the UH-72A Lakota’s 10th anniversary at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. Airbus Helicopters established the Lakota program at the USNTPS in July 2009. Over the past ten years, the UH-72A Lakota fleet there has consistently exceeded operational… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jul-19

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Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10

Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10

Part of a fleet upgrade program, two new H125s ordered by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will support aerial spraying to control the mosquito population in the Florida Keys, off the southern coast of the state. With a sub-tropical environment, the Keys regions from Key Largo to Key West is home to approximately 46… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Jul-19

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Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago. This aircraft will feature the ACH160 Exclusive version highlighting two wide hinged doors and electrical footsteps… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Jul-19

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Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July. Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, including an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Jul-19

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Airbus develops its presence in Italy

Airbus develops its presence in Italy

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role in the development of the country’s helicopter market. It has successfully increased Airbus Helicopters’ market share in Italy, particularly… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jul-19

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Airbus makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company. “The simplification of our organisation aims at being leaner, improving our efficiency and developing collaboration within the company. To achieve this, we have regrouped certain functions into single organisations such as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-19

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Airbus Helicopters makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company. “The simplification of our organisation aims at being leaner, improving our efficiency and developing collaboration within the company. To achieve this, we have regrouped certain functions into single organisations such as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jul-19

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The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jul-19

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Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus announced that Romain Trapp has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of President of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. Trapp brings a broad experience within Airbus, having worked for the company for nearly two decades,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

Serbia has received its first H145M helicopter and will become a maintenance hub for SA 341 / SA 342 Gazelle helicopters. ”Both events underline the fact that Serbia and Airbus have entered into a close partnership”, as Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even pointed out at the Partner Defence Exhibition in Belgrade. The Moma Stanojlovic aeronautical plant, located… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Aerospace and academic experts from Airbus and the International Space University (Strasbourg) have selected Team “Zero” Heroes from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, as winner of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global student competition. The team convinced the expert jury with their smart batteryless wireless switches for aircraft systems that provide power at your… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jul-19

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The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

In the frame of the 2019 Top irritant resolution program for H135, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a retrofit solution to prevent a failure of the electrical master boxes due to water ingress. The solution consists of replacing the existing air ducts with the new ones with an integrated water trap, which protects the master boxes… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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China’s ACH160 launch customer

China’s ACH160 launch customer

Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (Shenzhen Eastern GAC) has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China. The aircraft will be used to perform mainly private and business aviation (PBA) missions around the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area of China, which is home to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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Airbus Helicopters expands online purchasing to external vendors

Airbus Helicopters expands online purchasing to external vendors

Airbus Helicopters (AH) opened a new online Market place through its Keycopter eOrdering service. Recently deployed, this Market place is an opportunity for AH customers to buy a wide range of parts and products directly from external vendors. More than 10,000 new parts are currently accessible from the catalogues and the customer advantages include: •… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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Airbus and the French Ministry for Transport to perform first flight of hybrid light demonstrator

Airbus and the French Ministry for Transport to perform first flight of hybrid light demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters and the French Ministry for Transport (DGAC) have announced the launch of a research project aimed at demonstrating the use of a hybrid propulsion system on board a single-engine helicopter testbed. This initiative, which will lead to the first flight of a demonstrator in 2020, will focus on the integration of an electric… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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French Prime Minister meets Airbus apprentices

French Prime Minister meets Airbus apprentices

During a visit dedicated to highlighting the role of apprenticeships in the French aeronautical industry, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with some of the several hundred young apprentices that work at Airbus Helicopters. The Prime Minister was then invited to experience first-hand one of the next generation helicopters that they have contributed to during… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Jun-19

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Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter manufacturer, and Safran Helicopter Engines, the global leader in helicopter turbines, are teaming up to prepare the future of cleaner, quieter and more efficient vertical flight, ahead of the upcoming Horizon Europe research programme which should be carried out during the next decade.   A Letter of Intent… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 21-Jun-19

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EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus Helicopters H160. Arrano is a new generation engine in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range, perfectly suited for new four-to-six tonne helicopters. The H160 made its first flight with the Arrano in January… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Jun-19

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Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

Airbus Helicopters and Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the future introduction of two new categories of rotorcraft in the PHL fleet as well as for the repair, maintenance and overhaul of its existing AS365N Dauphin helicopters. The MoU, signed by Air Commodore Dayasagar, Executive Director at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jun-19

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Airbus Helicopters supports modernisation of training centre in Ukraine

Airbus Helicopters supports modernisation of training centre in Ukraine

Airbus Helicopters has accelerated the set-up of new pilot and technician training capabilities in Ukraine. The company will be delivering an H225 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) that will be based in Krementchuk, as well as delivering the first two H125 for pilot training purposes by the end of December 2019. “We are very proud to announce that we are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jun-19

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French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force and in particular it will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jun-19

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Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into the future. This year Paris is also the stage to celebrate Airbus’ 50 years of pioneering progress which created a string of world aerospace… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jun-19

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Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Airbus Helicopters has delivered Nakanihon Air Service’s 20th H135, at an entry-into-service ceremony held today at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture. This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions throughout the country. One of the largest aircraft operators in Japan, Nakanihon operates… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jun-19

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DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

The most modern helicopter, which is currently used in the civil air rescue, now flies in Bad Berka: Since yesterday, a H 145 launches as the new ”    “. The intensive care helicopter is the only one in Thuringia that can be alerted around the clock. The H 145 represents a generation change in the air… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 11-Jun-19

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Airbus, Bell, Guimbal and Robinson all represented at Heli UK Expo

The upcoming Heli UK Expo event at Wycombe Air Park on 13-15 June will feature four manufacturers. Airbus Helicopters UK will be bringing an H130, Bell’s representatives HelixAv have two 505s and a 407 and HeliGroup will show a G2 Cabri from French manufacturer Guimbal. Robinson have three distributors based in the UK, and all… Read more »

06-Jun-19

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Airbus Delivers an H125 to Forest Leasing & Management

Airbus Delivers an H125 to Forest Leasing & Management

The newly delivered H125 will support a variety of utility missions including firefighting, diamond drill support, powerline maintenance, wildlife services, airborne geophysics (bird towing) and precision aerial construction.

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jun-19

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