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Two Spanish helicopters end up in the water on the same day

Two Spanish helicopters end up in the water on the same day

12-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday saw two twin-turbine helicopters have accidents in Spain. In the early hours of the morning, a Customs AS365N3 Dauphin operated by Eliance was chasing a boat crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, suspected of drug running.  No details have yet been released as to the circumstances of how the helicopter ended up in the water. ... Read more

11-Jul-21 EC-JDQ Airbus AS365N3 Strait of Gibraltar, Spain (1F)

11-Jul-21 EC-JDQ Airbus AS365N3 Strait of Gibraltar, Spain (1F)

11-Jul-2021

Customs helicopter was involved in attempting to apprehend a boat being driven at high speed in the early hours of the morning, suspected of transporting drugs across the Strait of Gibraltar.  Helicopter crashed into the sea, and the observer died in the accident – named here as José Luis Domínguez Iborra.  Pilot and Copilot were... Read more

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Council of Ministers in Spain has approved a significant purchase with Airbus, including 40 helicopters and three A330 tanker aircraft. The helicopters consist of 18 H135s for each of the Spanish Interior and Defence Ministries, and 4 H160s for the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry H135 acquisition will replace the Bo105 and BK117 fleets,... Read more

Leonardo investing heavily in AW149 for UK New Medium Helicopter program

Leonardo investing heavily in AW149 for UK New Medium Helicopter program

1-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo is investing a significant amount of time and resources into ensuring the AW149 is as well-prepared as it can be for the UK New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. In March, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the programme by press release, well ahead of any more detailed documentation being made available. It is... Read more

28-Jun-21 M502-3 Airbus AS555SN Lumut, Malaysia

28-Jun-21 M502-3 Airbus AS555SN Lumut, Malaysia

28-Jun-2021

Heavy vertical landing, with skids splayed out, base of fuselage touching the ground and tail boom twisted.  Main blades untouched, pictures suggest.  4 POB to the medical unit on the naval base where the accident occurred.... Read more

Airbus launches Australian rotary-wing safety award

Airbus launches Australian rotary-wing safety award

15-Jun-2021Source: Airbus

The “Civil Helicopter – Innovation in Rotary-wing Safety Award” was launched today at Rotortech, to encourage, recognise and celebrate Australian based rotary wing organisations, groups, and agencies who have made a significant contribution to improve safety performance. To be eligible, nominees must be an Australia Pacific based rotary wing organisation, group, company or agency, and... Read more

Babcock lose UK wind farm contract

Babcock lose UK wind farm contract

14-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock have lost their remaining UK wind farm contract – supporting the Walney projects off the Cumbrian coast.  Operating for Danish company Ørsted, previously known as Dong Energy, the British operator had purchased a new 135T3 and upgraded an older 135T2 for the work. The five year contract started in April 2018 and was thus... Read more

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

7-Jun-2021Source: Safran

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter has its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

Japan approves Airbus H160

Japan approves Airbus H160

18-May-2021

The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has granted its type certification for Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin-engine H160, heralding a new chapter for helicopter operations in Japan. “It is an honour to receive the H160 type certification from the JCAB. This certification, following the recent completion of Japan’s H160 first flight in France, paves the way... Read more

Airbus sells more ACH130 Aston Martin Edition aircraft

Airbus sells more ACH130 Aston Martin Edition aircraft

17-May-2021

Airbus Corporate Helicopters held a pre-EBACE press conference today, to provide updates and answer questions on their products – the exclusive ACH aspect of their product lines. As part of this, ACH confirmed to HeliHub.com that they have now secured seven orders for the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, although did not provide any further information... Read more

SPAES installs ESI-500 in Airbus Helicopter H125

SPAES installs ESI-500 in Airbus Helicopter H125

14-May-2021

The ESI-500 Standby Instrument System was installed as part of a Garmin G500 TXi installation. By installation the G500 TXi, the analog devices were able to removed from the instrument panel, which allowed the cockpit to be digitized completely. Since the G500 TXi provides all flight-relevant data, it was necessary to install a back-up system... Read more

Babcock extends East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

Babcock extends East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

13-May-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock and the life-saving charity East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have announced a significant new seven-year contract to keep the helicopter emergency medical service flying high and saving lives into the next decade. The contract will see Babcock providing exclusive aviation support including advanced helicopters, ground support, engineering and pilots and includes the imminent introduction... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders two five-blade H145s

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders two five-blade H145s

13-May-2021Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The two current YAA helicopters, G-YAAC and G-YOAA, which came into service in 2016, will be replaced by a more advanced and state-of-the-art version of their current model, the Airbus H145.  The decision to replace the helicopters is to ensure the people of Yorkshire receive the best operational and medical service from the life-saving Charity.... Read more

Ascent launches EMS operations in the Philippines

Ascent launches EMS operations in the Philippines

12-May-2021Source: Ascent

The Medical City, a leading healthcare provider in the Philippines, announces the launch of their partnership with Ascent, Asia’s on-demand helicopter service that enables travel in a crowd-free and controlled environment. Patients and personnel of The Medical City are now only minutes away from its healthcare network by flying in and out of its world-class... Read more

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

5-May-2021

Emergency field landing after bird strike... Read more

Royal Navy extends British International contract

Royal Navy extends British International contract

30-Apr-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed to HeliHub.com that the Royal Navy has extended the helicopter support contract for their Fleet Operational Sea Training (widely known by its “FOST” initials, and previously called Flag Officer Sea Training). This support programme for the Royal Navy is managed through the training establishment known as HMS Raleigh,... Read more

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-2021

Training accident, further details awaited.  Two POB both to hospital... Read more

Two H125s delivered to Pasco County Mosquito Control District

Two H125s delivered to Pasco County Mosquito Control District

19-Apr-2021

Pasco County Mosquito Control District in Florida has a new weapon in its fight against mosquitoes — two new Airbus H125s. Pasco County is home to roughly 45 different species of mosquitoes, and aerial spraying is one of the most effective ways to fight mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile and Zika viruses. The H125... Read more

Zimbabwe President takes delivery of an Airbus EC225

Zimbabwe President takes delivery of an Airbus EC225

19-Apr-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Local press in the African country of Zimbabwe is reporting the arrival of an Airbus EC225 helicopter at capital city Harare’s international airport on Thursday 15th April. The helicopter was transported on board an Antonov An-124 freighter operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines (registration RA-82077), which had arrived from Rzeszow in Poland. The departure point suggests to... Read more

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

9-Apr-2021

Heavy landing in a garden on grass.  Skids splayed out.  Press report states pilot was Tereso T Orozco, 64, of Topeka, and passenger was Kenneth David Norman, 48, of Sunnyvale, Texas.  Neither were injured... Read more

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

7-Apr-2021

Helicopter dropped load, pinning person to the ground.  Load was a swimming pool shell weighing 2000lb (907kg), which fell 50 ft onto a person standing below. Canadian operator Coldstream Helicopters reported four weeks ago on their Facebook that they had purchased this aircraft.  Victim to hospital by road ambulance... Read more

Japan Coast Guard to add two more Airbus H225s

Japan Coast Guard to add two more Airbus H225s

5-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its tenth H225 in February this year. The new helicopters will join its growing fleet to support territorial coastal... Read more

04-Apr-21 N145SD Airbus EC145 Sioux Falls, US-South Dakota

04-Apr-21 N145SD Airbus EC145 Sioux Falls, US-South Dakota

4-Apr-2021

During positioning flight back to base, VFR at night, the co-pilot’s door sliding window fell out.  Pilot diverted from intended route and landed at Sioux Falls Regional Airport without further incident.... Read more

31-Mar-21 I-MIAT Airbus H125 Bisaccia, Italy

31-Mar-21 I-MIAT Airbus H125 Bisaccia, Italy

31-Mar-2021

Helicopter was involved in loadlifting operations, and lost altitude suddenly , crashing into trees as seen below in the image from Vigili del Fuoco.  37 year old pilot was the only POB and was taken to hospital... Read more

30-Mar-21 G-EMEB Airbus H175 Mariner A Platform, UK

30-Mar-21 G-EMEB Airbus H175 Mariner A Platform, UK

30-Mar-2021

Offshore rig helideck surface block collapsed, trapping the starboard main wheel.  Unclear at present whether the collapse was caused by the wheel or the integrity of the block.  Anonymously supplied images can be seen at both links below The Mariner field is in UK Block 9/11a in the northern North Sea approximately 95 miles east... Read more

26-Mar-21 N351SH Airbus AS350B3 Palmer, US-Alaska (5F)

26-Mar-21 N351SH Airbus AS350B3 Palmer, US-Alaska (5F)

26-Mar-2021

Helicopter crashed on Knik Glacier, killing five of the six POB.  The helicopter appears to have hit the mountain 10-15 feet below a ridgeline at an elevation of about 5,500 feet. The helicopter then rolled 800-900 feet downhill.  Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased as: 52-year-old Colorado resident Gregory Harms 56-year-old Czech Republic resident Petr... Read more

Airbus partners with Draken for UK SAR contract bid

Airbus partners with Draken for UK SAR contract bid

17-Mar-2021Source: Airbus

Airbus is teaming with Draken Europe to address the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) requirement for the Second Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) service. Airbus and Draken present a UK-based partnership demonstrating an extensive track record in delivering critical Search and Rescue services around the world, an ethos of technological advancement and innovation combined with... Read more

Two Japanese prefectures sign helicopter cooperation agreement

Two Japanese prefectures sign helicopter cooperation agreement

5-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The prefectures of Ehime and Yamaguchi have this week signed a Mutual Support Agreement regarding their helicopter operations. Under the agreement, each prefecture will be able to request support from the other for their firefighting and disaster prevention requirements. Ehime Prefecture operates a Kawasaki built EC145, while Yamaguchi Prefecture has a Leonardo AW169. Under the... Read more

Le Havre marine pilots lose AS365N3 cruise altitude to just 60 feet

Le Havre marine pilots lose AS365N3 cruise altitude to just 60 feet

1-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

French aircraft investigators BEA are looking into a serious incident which occurred on 11th February off the French port of Le Havre. An Airbus AS365N3 operated by the Le Havre port authority was on one of their regular marine pilot flights, outbound to a ship in the English Channel (“La Manche” to the French) when... Read more

SPAES improves power on Airbus H145 USB charging unit

SPAES improves power on Airbus H145 USB charging unit

16-Feb-2021Source: SPAES

Due to the poor charging power of the pre-installed USB charging unit of its Airbus H145 helicopters, SPAES was commissioned to replace the system. For the new USB charging unit, the customer selected a device he preferred with a better efficiency. To achieve this, the pre-installed charging system was removed, and the necessary wiring and... Read more

PHI to fly Airbus H160 for Shell on Gulf of Mexico

PHI to fly Airbus H160 for Shell on Gulf of Mexico

15-Feb-2021Source: Airbus

International energy group Shell has selected leading US offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract marks the entry into the oil and gas market of the H160 with a wealth of design features promising new levels of safety, comfort and schedule... Read more

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

1-Feb-2021Source: Philippine National Police

The Philippine National Police has acquired three more multi-role police helicopters for law enforcement and public safety operations. PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas said the PNP Special Action Force-Air Unit has formally accepted delivery of three brand new H-125 Airbus single engine turbine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia PTE LTD on Friday,... Read more

Royal Navy opens new helipad facility in Plymouth

Royal Navy opens new helipad facility in Plymouth

18-Jan-2021Source: Royal Navy

HMNB Devonport has welcomed the first landing on its new, multi million pound, Helicopter Operating Facility. A Dauphin from the Fleet Helicopter Support Unit (FHSU) touched down at the new facility, where they will forward base away from their home airfield in Newquay, to facilitate Fleet Operational Sea Training (FOST) staff transfers to ships at... Read more

Airbus Helicopters will NOT be at Heli-Expo 2021

Airbus Helicopters will NOT be at Heli-Expo 2021

18-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they will not be attending Heli-Expo, with the quote below “Airbus Helicopters is proud to showcase its products and services at Heli Expo, our industry’s largest trade show, and looks forward to the occasion each year. As eager as we are to resume in-person trade shows, we do... Read more

Australia to replace Tiger with AH-64E

Australia to replace Tiger with AH-64E

15-Jan-2021Source: Australian Gov

The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability will be strengthened following the selection of Boeing Apache Guardian to replace Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the AH-64E Apache Guardian is equipped with improved sensors, communications suites, attack capabilities and improved survivability. “This new ARH capability... Read more

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-2021

Bird strike on night flight took out the port lower windshield.  Emergency landing made at Amsterdam Heliport.  Recording of ATC conversation in this YouTube video  ... Read more

First flight for Airbus H160 for All Nippon Helicopter

First flight for Airbus H160 for All Nippon Helicopter

14-Jan-2021Source: Airbus

All Nippon Helicopter’s (ANH) H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry into service in Japan. ANH deploys a helicopter fleet comprising six AS365s and five H135s for electronic news gathering for the TV stations across Japan. This H160... Read more

10-Jan-21 ZU-RAJ Aerospatiale SE313 Brits, South Africa (1F)

10-Jan-21 ZU-RAJ Aerospatiale SE313 Brits, South Africa (1F)

10-Jan-2021

Helicopter ended up submerged in a river, reasons currently unclear Pilot freed himself, swam to river bank and called for help.  Male passenger freed, but female passenger trapped and declared dead at scene... Read more

02-Jan-21 ZS-OXK Airbus AS350B3 Cape Town, South Africa

02-Jan-21 ZS-OXK Airbus AS350B3 Cape Town, South Africa

2-Jan-2021

Damaged after losing control during take off from Cape Town International Airport.  Helicopter ended up on its starboard side on the apron outside a hangar.  The pilot was flying alone and only suffered minor injuries and received medical attention.... Read more

30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

30-Dec-2020

Crashed in white-out conditions during landing, during which the main rotor disc hit the ground.  20 minutes after the accident the helicopter caught fire and completely burned out.  It is evident from images that the helicopter was written off in the accident (boom in multiple pieces) prior to the conflagration.  Pilot named in this report... Read more

26-Dec-20 (tba) Airbus H125 Minimarg, Pakistan (4F)

26-Dec-20 (tba) Airbus H125 Minimarg, Pakistan (4F)

26-Dec-2020

Helicopter was involved in an operation to evacuate the body of a shaheed soldier, Abdul Qadeer The four on board were named here as Pilot Major M. Hussain, Co Pilot Maj Ayaz Hussain, Naik Inzimam Alam and Sepoy Muhammad Farooq. No details on cause of accident... Read more

23-Dec-20 RA-07328 Airbus H125 Novopodkletnoe, Russia

23-Dec-20 RA-07328 Airbus H125 Novopodkletnoe, Russia

23-Dec-2020

Accident on training flight.  Two POB both injured and airlifted out.  Helicopter ended up on its port side EMERCOM photo... Read more

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-2020

Starboard transmission cowling flipped up into the main rotor shortly after departure... Read more

15-Dec-20 ZK-HEK Airbus H120 Kekerengu, New Zealand (2F)

15-Dec-20 ZK-HEK Airbus H120 Kekerengu, New Zealand (2F)

15-Dec-2020

Helicopter crashed on rocky beach.  Eyewitness reported seeing the helicopter spiralling out of control and plummeting to the ground Two fatalities named as owner/pilot Andrew Hamish Davidson, 60, and wife Lin Chen, 39.  Three injured passengers including their two children and another child.  The children – two boys and a girl – were all aged under 14 TAIC photo... Read more

NHV awarded H145 contract by German Air Force

NHV awarded H145 contract by German Air Force

10-Dec-2020Source: NHV

The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) have awarded NHV a contract for the provision and maintenance of three H145 aircraft in support of their Special Forces’ training program at Laupheim (HSG64). The one-year contract is foreseen to start in January 2021. In partnership with Milestone Aviation, NHV will provide two Airbus Helicopters H145D3 and one H145D2... Read more

08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

8-Dec-2020

Helicopter was carrying an air rescue crew on a training mission when it fell from an altitude of (5,900ft). The surviving pilot raised the alarm at around 19:10 local time (18:10 GMT) after managing to escape from the helicopter. The crew onboard consisted of two pilots – one in training – along with two winch operators and... Read more

Denmark sets 2050 as the end of oil production

Denmark sets 2050 as the end of oil production

7-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Danish parliament made two far-reaching decisions late last week. Firstly, to abandon the planned round of tenders for oil exploration, and secondly to stop all production from the Danish sector of the North Sea by 2050. The announcement included plans for a local initiative to support longer term development and employment in Esbjerg and... Read more

05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

5-Dec-2020

At approximately 140 KIAS, the right rear passenger door came open. The PIC had also heard and felt a change in the aircraft. PIC immediately slowed down the aircraft and the flight nurse in the back of the aircraft while still seat-belted was able to close the door. Upon safe landing and exiting of the... Read more

04-Dec-20 JA504D Airbus AS350 Higashi Matsuyama, Japan

04-Dec-20 JA504D Airbus AS350 Higashi Matsuyama, Japan

4-Dec-2020

Take off from a temporary helipad in Higashi Matsuyama, Miyagi Prefecture at 10:50 (JST). The flight was for carrying trees with a sling (total weight of about 380 kg), and at an altitude of about 90 m near Miyato Kokegaura in Higashi Matsuyama, one of the trees (about 30 kg) fall in a paddy field.  No... Read more

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

3-Dec-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has donated an Airbus AS350B2 helicopter to southern Africa-based humanitarian relief organization, Mercy Air Africa. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 to provide private flight support for nongovernmental organizations serving in the southern region of Africa. Matthias Reuter, Director of Mercy... Read more

02-Dec-20 OF-??? Airbus AS350 Mombo, Botswana

02-Dec-20 OF-??? Airbus AS350 Mombo, Botswana

2-Dec-2020

Crashed on take-off during an anti-poaching operation.  Army spokesperson advised that all five Botswana Defence Force members aboard the helicopter survived the accident and are currently receiving medical attention... Read more

FAA approves five-blade Airbus H145

FAA approves five-blade Airbus H145

1-Dec-2020Source: Airbus

The new five-bladed H145 helicopter has received its certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This type certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability. This newest version of the H145 family received EASA certification this past summer... Read more

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-2020

Bird strike took out the port windshield and damaged area between nose and base of windshield.  Safe landing, but some of 6POB were injured... Read more

20-Nov-20 LV-FQN Airbus AS350B3 Coronel Moldes, Argentina (2F)

20-Nov-20 LV-FQN Airbus AS350B3 Coronel Moldes, Argentina (2F)

20-Nov-2020

Crashed after hitting zip wire.  Both occupants received fatal injuries. One was named as entrepreneur Jorge Brito... Read more

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-2020

The aircraft was performing external load flights with delivering of concrete to a powerline fundament. During delivery of concrete to powerline mast number 49, the pilot experienced severe vertically vibrations. The pilot took immediate action, released the external load and was capable to manoeuvre the helicopter away from the construction area. During this operation the... Read more

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

29-Oct-2020

Sûreté du Québec, regularly abbreviated as SQ, is the provincial police service for the Canadian province of Quebec. The force has a history of operating Bell helicopters for many years, partly as a way of demonstrating support for the factory at Mirabel.  But not now. SQ have surprised many observers by not just moving away... Read more

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-2020

The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the sole occupant pilot was seriously injured.... Read more

Starspeed to manage two H145s on new polar vessel Ultramarine

Starspeed to manage two H145s on new polar vessel Ultramarine

20-Oct-2020Source: Luxaviation

Luxaviation Helicopters and their dedicated VIP helicopter management company Starspeed have been selected by Quark Expeditions to manage helicopter services onboard their new polar vessel, Ultramarine Luxaviation Group, one of the largest private aircraft operators worldwide headquartered in Luxembourg, and Quark Expeditions Inc. based in Seattle, the leader in polar adventures, today announce their cooperation for... Read more

Two new customers for Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Two new customers for Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

8-Oct-2020Source: Airbus

Airbus are reporting new customers in North America and Asia Pacific over the coming months for the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition. Launched in January, this model is a stylish special version of the ACH130 featuring a range of interior and exterior designs created by Aston Martin to delight helicopter owners who appreciate the thrill of piloting... Read more

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

5-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Milestone Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to include six H160s in Milestone’s orderbook. The helicopters will be destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services, the first of which is set to deliver in 2023. “Today’s announcement will see us enhance our orderbook to include the H160 which we... Read more

23-Sep-20 G-???? Airbus H175 Aberdeen, UK

23-Sep-20 G-???? Airbus H175 Aberdeen, UK

23-Sep-2020

Failure of recently-overhauled main gear box during ground run. Significant damage to the main gear box No information provided on registration or operator.... Read more

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-2020

The aircraft took off to carry out a local flight, with the purpose of conducting police patrol, with two pilots, an air operator and two policemen on board.On the return, during the taxi in the central area of ​​the apron, there was loss of control of the aircraft, which carried out two turns of approximately... Read more

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

11-Sep-2020Source: EASA

This Proposed AD will be closed for consultation on 09 October 2020 During review of existing emergency exit placards, attached to or located near to the cabin sliding doors (both left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides), to verify that they provide an accurate illustration of the proper method of sliding doors emergency opening, it was... Read more

25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska

25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska

25-Aug-2020

Engine failed while hovering over mountainous terrain.  Heavy landing and helicopter rolled onto its side.  Pilot not injured Helicopter was being operated for HighGold Mining, who issued this related press release... Read more

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-2020

Helicopter crashed while carrying out a long-line sling operation. The sole pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire.... Read more

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-2020

Pilot killed in accident.... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

12-Aug-2020

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely. The main rotor was damaged... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada

12-Aug-2020

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines in the Sacré-Coeur, QC, area when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely.... Read more

11-Aug-20 N45?F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

11-Aug-20 N45?F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

11-Aug-2020

Police helicopter made emergency landing in park.  No damage/injuries Data from market intelligence firm Parapex Media shows that Baltimore Police currently operate four Airbus H120s, registered N451F, N452F, N453F and N454F... Read more

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)

4-Aug-2020

Pilot died when helicopter crashed into wooded area.  This report quotes pilot as Juan Francisco Escobar Blas... Read more

26-Jul-20 F-GNLM Airbus AS350 Clermont-Ferrand, France

26-Jul-20 F-GNLM Airbus AS350 Clermont-Ferrand, France

26-Jul-2020

When hovering from the park point for take-off, the pilot loses control yawing to the left. The helicopter landed very hard. Investigators report aircraft destroyed... Read more

Airbus forms Team Nightjar for Australian special ops bid

Airbus forms Team Nightjar for Australian special ops bid

10-Jul-2020Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. Under this Project, the Commonwealth of Australia is seeking a fleet of helicopters to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations. Bringing together Australia’s best industry capabilities and academia,... Read more

Kawasaki receives 5-blade H145 order from Thai corporate operator

Kawasaki receives 5-blade H145 order from Thai corporate operator

9-Jul-2020Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the receipt of an order for its leading-edge H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (D-3) by NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. This is the first time Kawasaki has received a D-3 order from overseas, and the customer plans to utilize the helicopter for transport operations of its employee and related personnel in Thailand after... Read more

Four new Airbus H125s for Norwegian operators in one week

Four new Airbus H125s for Norwegian operators in one week

22-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

A total of four new H125 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters are being delivered to operators on Norway in a seven day period. On Friday 19th, the first of two for Helitrans arrived at their Trondheim Airport base and the second is en route today. These are registered LN-OGA and LN-OGB. Earlier this month Helitrans become the... Read more

NHV extends North Sea contract with Ithaca Energy

NHV extends North Sea contract with Ithaca Energy

15-Jun-2020Source: NHV

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has signed a five-year contract extension with Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited, providing aviation services to the Ithaca Energy Group’s operated FPF-1 installation, Alba, Captain and Erskine fields in the Scottish North Sea. The extension covers seven-day-a-week coverage and will start in January 2021.... Read more

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