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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

DART Aerospace receives TC Approval for Night Hover Refill Operations

DART Aerospace receives TC Approval for Night Hover Refill Operations

24-Mar-2021Source: DART Aerospace

In partnership with Talon Helicopters, DART Aerospace recently received Transport Canada approval for Talon to perform night hover refill operations with its DART AS365 Fire Attack System (FAS). The approval is the first step in pursuing a full FAA STC update to allow night vision goggles (NVG) aided and unaided night hover refill operations on... 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

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

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

29-Sep-20 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Perth, Australia

29-Sep-20 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Perth, Australia

29-Sep-2020

A rescue crewman was lowered onto the deck of a vessel as part of winch training exercise, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia. During the exercise, the rescue crewman was pulled overboard from the vessel, into and through the water. The rescue crewman was not injured.... Read more

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

3-Sep-2020Source: EASA

Several occurrences have been reported of loss of tightening torque of the Shur-Lok nut, which serves as a retainer of the tail rotor (TR) drive flange of the main gearbox (MGB). Subsequent investigation determined that these events were the result of failure of the Shur-Lok nut locking function, which is normally ensured by two anti-rotation... Read more

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Heli-Union

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Heli-Union

25-Aug-2020Source: GVH Aerospace

GVH Aerospace’s sea tray product has been selected by Heli-Union for the French Navy’s interim naval helicopter program. The French Navy will lease 12 AS365 Dauphin helicopters to bridge the period between the withdrawal from service of the Alouette III helicopter and the arrival of the H160M Guépard helicopter. The GVH Aerospace sea tray product... Read more

French Navy Tests New Navalized Version Of AS365 Dauphin SAR

French Navy Tests New Navalized Version Of AS365 Dauphin SAR

15-May-2020Source: French Navy

[electronic translation] This very first embarkation of a “N ” dolphin marks the culmination of the long shipyard of these aircraft which began in 2013. The navalization includes administrative and technical work which allows the aircraft to be implemented from the sea. This decision was taken in particular to prepare for the withdrawal of active... Read more

Airbus proposes a modification of the Main Rotor Actuator on AS365 Dauphin

Airbus proposes a modification of the Main Rotor Actuator on AS365 Dauphin

18-Feb-2020Source: Airbus

In the frame of its product improvement programme for the medium helicopters (Dauphin family), Airbus Helicopters proposes a modification of the Main Rotor Actuator from Goodrich in order to avoid intermittent seizing alerts, while improving its reliability. This intermittent problem has been highlighted by analytic reports showing a significant ratio of removals due to seizing alerts of the distributor,... Read more

Maxcraft Avionics receives STC for Garmin GTN750H Navigator in AS365

Maxcraft Avionics receives STC for Garmin GTN750H Navigator in AS365

29-Jan-2020Source: Maxcraft Avionics

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new... Read more

Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

3-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of the new Airbus Helicopters South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) regional set-up, the AS365 and H225 Full Flight Simulators (FFS), now both located in Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center (AHSC) Kuala Lumpur facilities, were successfully re-qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Both are qualified as dual FFS Level B / FTD... Read more

Babcock takes delivery of another new S92

Babcock takes delivery of another new S92

13-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore (Babcock MCSO) has added a Sikorsky S-92 to its fleet. Their fleet consists of AS365 helicopters, H175s, AW139s and S-92s. They also have 9 grounded Super Pumas, reports Energy Voice.... Read more

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

16-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Heli Holland have announced on their Facebook page the acquisition of three helicopters to increase their offshore work.  They have acquired two EC155s previously operated by CHC, registered PH-EUB and PH-SHO, and the sole EC175 operated by Mexican operator Pegaso.  The 155s are already carrying Heli Holland Offshore titles, and one is currently not fitted... Read more

09-Jun-17 902 Airbus AS565MB Varna, Bulgaria (1F)

09-Jun-17 902 Airbus AS565MB Varna, Bulgaria (1F)

9-Jun-2017

Crashed into the sea during artillery exercise, after colliding with the Bulgarian Navy Wielingen-class Drazki 41 frigate.  Pilot (named as Captain Georgi Atanasov) later died in hospital, with the other two occupants seriously injured but stable.  Serial confirmed in this article... Read more

30-May-17 Airbus AS365N3 Moorea, French Polynesia

30-May-17 Airbus AS365N3 Moorea, French Polynesia

30-May-2017

French Navy Dauphin made a wheels up landing on the runway, with the helicopter remaining upright on its belly. Three POB not injured The French Navy have two examples based at Papeete/Tahiti-Faaa (PPT / NTAA), serialled 6872 and 6928... Read more

27-May-17 VT-ENX Airbus AS365N Ahmedabad, India

27-May-17 VT-ENX Airbus AS365N Ahmedabad, India

27-May-2017

Helicopter was flying from Manekpur in Valsad to Himmatnagar when the engine reportedly heated up.  Successful safe emergency landing made.  VVIP – the Chief Minister of Gujarat (Vijay Rupani) was on board.  The actual helicopter involved has not yet been identified and may have been a replacement in any case – after other issues with... Read more

20-May-17 6595 Airbus HH-65 Berkeley, US-California

20-May-17 6595 Airbus HH-65 Berkeley, US-California

20-May-2017

Emergency landing after the autopilot system failed and a crew member smelled something electrical burning.  Helicopter removed from site by road back to base at CGAS San Francisco... Read more

Babcock rotates UK Dauphin N3 fleet

Babcock rotates UK Dauphin N3 fleet

9-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore are in the process of rotating their AS365N3 fleet, which are based at Blackpool and serve offshore gas installations in the Irish Sea.  In recent weeks they have received two helicopters, one from Germany and one from Tunisia. The German example D-HAVU was previously in the Babcock (Bond) fleet as... Read more

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

29-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Great North Air Ambulance, which operates three AS365 Dauphin Helicopters in the northern-most counties of England was last week the recipient of £1 Million. GNAA was one of eleven air ambulance charities which received similar donations from a Government fund levied on banks for manipulating the LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). In a statement attributed... Read more

Heli-One contracted by UAE military for Ariel and Manila support

Heli-One contracted by UAE military for Ariel and Manila support

12-Oct-2016Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has been selected by the Joint Aviation Command (JAC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide MRO services for their Arriel 2C and Makila 1A engines flown in the fleet’s Airbus AS365 and AS332 aircraft. Although Heli-One has provided MRO services... Read more

S.A.F.E. Structure awarded US Coast Guard – Miami contract for MH-65 check stands

S.A.F.E. Structure awarded US Coast Guard – Miami contract for MH-65 check stands

2-Sep-2016Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, access platforms, hangar equipment, and specialty tooling, was awarded the contract to manufacture “Safety First” check stands for the MH65 fleet located at The United States Coast Guard Miami, FL Airstation facility.  The “Safety First” check stands... Read more

Mahindra to make parts for Airbus AS565MBe Panther

Mahindra to make parts for Airbus AS565MBe Panther

12-Jul-2016Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has awarded a contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to make airframe parts for the AS565 MBe Panther. These parts will be produced at the Mahindra facility in Bengaluru. They will be shipped directly to the Airbus Helicopter production line in Marignane, France where they will be integrated with the rest of the airframe assembly... Read more

Pacific Crown Helicopters win new helicopter maintenance approvals

Pacific Crown Helicopters win new helicopter maintenance approvals

23-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Pacific Crown Helicopters, based at Caloundra Airport in Queensland on the east coast of Australia, is expanding.  The company specialises in the sales, completion and refurbishment of new and used Airbus Helicopters, including custom interiors and exterior paintwork.  Their portfolio includes avionic system design and fit-outs, part supply, and all the roles involved in import,... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance to feature in second series of Air Ambulance ER

Great North Air Ambulance to feature in second series of Air Ambulance ER

11-Apr-2016Source: GNAA

The second series of Air Ambulance ER will broadcast at 9pm on Monday nights on Sky One. The show features the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), which operates across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. Filming took place last summer at both the charity’s bases, at Durham Tees Valley Airport near Darlington and at Langwathby,... Read more

Airbus Helicopters takes six aircraft to FIDAE

Airbus Helicopters takes six aircraft to FIDAE

30-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Group will showcase its full portfolio of products, from across commercial aviation, helicopters and defence and space, and be present with its dedicated Latin American team at the nineteenth edition of the show. Airbus Helicopters will showcase two aircraft from its light helicopter range: an H125 in its utility version, an H130 with an... Read more

11-Mar-16 Eurocopter AS365N Shimen, Taiwan (2F)

11-Mar-16 Eurocopter AS365N Shimen, Taiwan (2F)

11-Mar-2016

While in low hover with winchman on the wire, the helicopter started to spin uncontrollably and then crashed into the sea.  2 fatality, 3 critical The scene was a beached cargo ship, and the weather was rough Cell phone video here... Read more

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

Trakka announces pending FAA and EASA STCs

29-Feb-2016Source: Trakka

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has submitted EASA and FAA STC data packages for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the following helicopter variants, and anticipates final approvals shortly: AS365N series, Bell 212, 412HP, 412EP, 206, 407, Airbus H145 This represents a major investment by Trakka Systems to provide customers with... Read more

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

18-Dec-2015Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) today celebrates a major achievement: one million hours flown by U.S.Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphins fitted with the Arriel 2C2-CG engine. Operating a fleet of over200 Arriels, the U.S.C.G. is one of Turbomeca’s major US customers. The occasion was celebrated in presence of U.S.C.G. Lieutenant Commander Edward S Apontes, and several Turbomeca representatives, from France... Read more

24-Nov-15 VT-ELJ Airbus AS365N2 Meluri, India

24-Nov-15 VT-ELJ Airbus AS365N2 Meluri, India

24-Nov-2015

Aircraft was taken off from Dimapur with 4 passengers onboard and just after 35 minutes of flight the helicopter had made a crash landing. Helicopter rear portion caught fire after landing and destroyed.... Read more

Bond continues Blackpool operations on smaller fleet

Bond continues Blackpool operations on smaller fleet

16-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bond Offshore Helicopters has reduced its fleet at its Blackpool base, but continues to maintain operations supporting offshore rigs in the Irish Sea. Initially launched with a fleet of four N3 Dauphins, the base at Blackpool serves gas rigs between the English coast and the Isle of Man – an area often known as Morecambe... Read more

04-Nov-15 VT-PWF Airbus AS365N3 off Mumbai, India (2F)

04-Nov-15 VT-PWF Airbus AS365N3 off Mumbai, India (2F)

4-Nov-2015Source: http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.45.pdf

Crashed into sea on night training flight.  Helicopter was operating a training flight for night recency and took-off from rig “WIS”. While landing at “RONTAP MEYER” it met with an accident. After impact ELT was triggered. Cockpit door found at the last known position during SAR. Pilots named here as TK Guha and Eeso Samuel... Read more

03-Nov-15 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Jandakot, Australia

03-Nov-15 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Jandakot, Australia

3-Nov-2015

After returning from a test flight, a maintenance inspection revealed damage to a main rotor blade.... Read more

Breeze-Eastern announces $8.9M USCG Dolphin hoist contract

Breeze-Eastern announces $8.9M USCG Dolphin hoist contract

29-Oct-2015Source: Breeze-Eastern

The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted with Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC) to provide new hydraulic hoist controllers for their MH-65 search and rescue fleet. The contract provides for deliveries over the next three years with early deliveries acceptable and encouraged.  Breeze-Eastern, the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, received this production contract... Read more

02-Jul-15 D2-EWA Airbus AS365N3 Nhime, Angola (6F)

02-Jul-15 D2-EWA Airbus AS365N3 Nhime, Angola (6F)

2-Jul-2015

Crashed and burnt out.  Wreckage not found for six days.  Helicopter was being operated for National Institute of Medical Emergencies... Read more

29-Jun-15 Airbus MH-65 San Francisco, US-California

29-Jun-15 Airbus MH-65 San Francisco, US-California

29-Jun-2015

Landing accident on post maintenance test flight.  ended up on its side... Read more

13-May-15 Airbus H155 Norwich, UK

13-May-15 Airbus H155 Norwich, UK

13-May-2015

Near miss between two (Eurofighter) Typhoon jets and an EC155... Read more

02-Apr-15 PP-LLS Airbus EC155B1 Carapicuiba, Brazil (5F)

02-Apr-15 PP-LLS Airbus EC155B1 Carapicuiba, Brazil (5F)

2-Apr-2015

Crashed onto the roof of a house during a post-maintenance test flight. Video footage indicates items fell from the helicopter in flight prior to impact. Pilot was named as Thomaz Rodrigues Alckmin, son of Sao Paulo governor Geraldo Alckmin, and three of the other four fatalities were engineers working for Helipark.... Read more

Three Dauphin deliveries and two orders for Japanese police and fire services

Three Dauphin deliveries and two orders for Japanese police and fire services

1-Apr-2015Source: Airbus

A contract for two new Airbus Helicopters Dauphins, along with deliveries of three Dauphins this month, have underscored the importance of this twin-engine aircraft family in Japan – particularly with the country’s law enforcement and firefighting agencies. The latest order was signed with Japan’s National Police Agency for one H155 version (previously known as the... Read more

13-Mar-15 B511 Eurocopter AS565MB Gageodo Island, Korea (4F)

13-Mar-15 B511 Eurocopter AS565MB Gageodo Island, Korea (4F)

13-Mar-2015

Crashed in waters off Gageodo Island, while trying to land near a seawall to carry out a mission to transport an emergency patient to an inland hospital. The accident left one dead and three others aboard the helicopter missing.... Read more

Indiana Helicopters adds AS350B3e and AS365N2

Indiana Helicopters adds AS350B3e and AS365N2

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Continued market growth in the upper Midwest has prompted Indiana Helicopters to expand its Airbus Helicopters fleet with the addition of a new AS350 B3e AStar and an AS365 N2. The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based company took delivery of the new AStar on Feb. 24, its fifth Airbus aircraft. A leading provider of professional charters, tours... Read more

Management buy PDG Helicopters for £20M+

Management buy PDG Helicopters for £20M+

12-Feb-2015Source: LDC

The management team at PDG Helicopters, the industry leading aerial service provider to the construction and utility sectors, has completed a £20million+ MBO backed by LDC, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for its services. The deal sees LDC take a majority equity stake in the business with management investing alongside and holding... Read more

Italy – Hoverfly to replace AS365 with AW169

Italy – Hoverfly to replace AS365 with AW169

10-Dec-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that HoverFly of Italy has signed a contract for an AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter to perform passenger transport missions plus a comprehensive package of support and training services. This aircraft will replace an ageing AS365 helicopter providing the operator with greater mission capability and the latest safety features. The AW169... Read more

Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

5-Nov-2014Source: Airbus

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

Airbus Helicopters at Indo Defence 2014

Airbus Helicopters at Indo Defence 2014

5-Nov-2014Source: Airbus

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

Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

14-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

1-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight begins service with AS365 N3+

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight begins service with AS365 N3+

22-Sep-2014Source: Airbus

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

Metro Aviation receives STC for AS365 N3+

Metro Aviation receives STC for AS365 N3+

5-Aug-2014Source: Metro Aviation

The Airbus AS365 “Dauphin” platform was a pioneer for Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) and has transported critically ill or injured patients for years. The Dauphin is known for excellent performance, long range and passenger comfort. However, there has not been a fully STC’d, repeatable fleet configuration until now. Metro Aviation recently received a FAA Supplemental... Read more

17-Jul-14 HL9461 Eurocopter AS365N3 Gwangju, Korea (5F)

17-Jul-14 HL9461 Eurocopter AS365N3 Gwangju, Korea (5F)

17-Jul-2014

Firefighting helicopter crashed in built-up area killing all five on board – video online shows helicopter descending at high speed in 70 degree nose-down attitude.  Aircraft identified from this photo showing a Dauphin tail with GW001 code and this photo tracking it to HL9461... Read more

UF Health celebrates the arrival of new ShandsCair EC155

UF Health celebrates the arrival of new ShandsCair EC155

2-Jun-2014Source: UF Health

UF Health celebrates the arrival of the newest member of the ShandsCair fleet — an EC-155 — the largest, fastest and most advanced civilian aeromedicine helicopter in the Southeast. The new helicopter, specially modified for aeromedicine, has been assigned the designation of ShandsCair 1 and replaces the smaller EC-135 in use at ShandsCair’s Gainesville base... Read more

26-May-14 N365WM Eurocopter AS365N2 Constantine, US-Michigan

26-May-14 N365WM Eurocopter AS365N2 Constantine, US-Michigan

26-May-2014

Hand landing causing damage to nose wheel and starboard landing wheels.  Helicopter came to rest on an angle without the blades striking the ground... Read more

UK – Great North Air Ambulance opens new base at Newcastle Airport

UK – Great North Air Ambulance opens new base at Newcastle Airport

16-May-2014Source: Great North Air Ambulance

The region’s air ambulance has opened a new base at Newcastle International Airport. The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) will now operate out of Tyne and Wear after a partnership agreement was made with the airport. GNAAS will still hold its main operational headquarters at Durham Tees Valley Airport near Darlington. It also operates... Read more

08-May-14 TU-HAA Eurocopter AS365N Takoradi, Ghana (4F)

08-May-14 TU-HAA Eurocopter AS365N Takoradi, Ghana (4F)

8-May-2014

Offshore rig support helicopter operated by Volta River Aviation, working for Lukoil.  8 POB.  Four deceased (one named as Samuel Sambo and another as Walter Agbetimevor), and four rescued.  Helicopter appears to have broken up, given image in this story.  Helicopter was en route from Takoradi to the Jack Ryan drillship.  Registration confirmed as TU-HAA in... Read more

Ivory Coast – IAS becomes first Airbus maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa

Ivory Coast – IAS becomes first Airbus maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa

7-May-2014Source: Airbus

Firmly committed to the development of services situated in proximity to its operators, Airbus Helicopters today announced that it has certified the Abidjan maintenance center operated by International Aircraft Services (IAS), the largest civil helicopter operator in Western and Central Africa. Equipped with all the necessary operational resources, the center will service the AS365 and... Read more

01-May-14 F-GVFE Eurocopter AS365N Maripasoula, French Guiana

01-May-14 F-GVFE Eurocopter AS365N Maripasoula, French Guiana

1-May-2014

Starboard gear damaged in heavy landing at night... Read more

Peru – Heliflight orders two EC145s and one EC155

Peru – Heliflight orders two EC145s and one EC155

31-Mar-2014Source: Airbus

During FIDAE 2014, Airbus Helicopters signed a letter of intent with Peruvian operator Heliflight for two EC145s and one EC155 B1 Dauphin family rotorcraft, to be used in supporting the country’s energy industry. This customer currently has two AS350 B3s, which are deployed on missions for mining, as well as oil and gas, including operations... Read more

Tradewind International buys two CHC Dauphins for parting out

Tradewind International buys two CHC Dauphins for parting out

25-Mar-2014Source: Tradewind

Tradewind International, LLC, a world-wide buyer and supplier of helicopter parts, has accepted two SA-365N Dauphin helicopters from Norway where they last saw service with CHC Helicopter. EI-MIP C/N 6119 built in 1984 and G-BLUM C/N 6101 built in 1985 will be parted out and will supply parts to keep others in the SA-365N fleet... Read more

Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

25-Mar-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The capabilities of Airbus Helicopters‟ rotorcraft to meet land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces will be underscored in the company‟s presence at next week‟s Doha International Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX). “With 30-plus years of partnership in the Middle East and more than 600 rotorcraft in service, Airbus Helicopters is fully... Read more

Airbus Helicopters takes NH90 and AS565 models to DIMDEX exhibition

Airbus Helicopters takes NH90 and AS565 models to DIMDEX exhibition

24-Mar-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The multi-role NH90 and the multi-purpose AS565 Panther will take center stage from March 25-27 at the Airbus Group booth at the Doha International Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) in Qatar. The scale models of both aircraft highlight Airbus Helicopters’ capability to meet the land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces. Come... Read more

22-Mar-14 SE-JRB Eurocopter AS365N3 Gallivare, Sweden

22-Mar-14 SE-JRB Eurocopter AS365N3 Gallivare, Sweden

22-Mar-2014

Tail boom stabiliser fin lost inflight.  Minor damage to belly of aircraft... Read more

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

13-Mar-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability. These deliveries follow the signature in Brasília of an amendment standardizing the modifications introduced to the helicopter’s... Read more

02-Mar-14 Eurocopter MH-65C Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

02-Mar-14 Eurocopter MH-65C Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

2-Mar-2014

Emergency landing made after crew experienced “flight control malfunctions”... Read more

Rockwell Collins to provide US Coast Guard MH-65E fleet Radar Sensor System solution

Rockwell Collins to provide US Coast Guard MH-65E fleet Radar Sensor System solution

26-Feb-2014Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide the MH-65E Radar Sensor System (RSS) for 102 MH-65E aircraft. Rockwell Collins’ RTA-4114 MultiScan™ Weather Radar with enhanced ground/shoreline mapping and a new maritime surface search mode will provide the Coast Guard with a lightweight, flexible, and supportable solution. “Coast Guard pilots will... Read more

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flies 7500th mission

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flies 7500th mission

18-Feb-2014Source: Coffs Coast Advocate

On Sunday afternoon, the helicopter made its milestone rescue when it was sent to an accident west of Coffs Harbour.  See full story... Read more

Turbomeca signs first SBH contract for Indian offshore operation

Turbomeca signs first SBH contract for Indian offshore operation

12-Feb-2014Source: Turbomeca

During the Singapore Airshow, Turbomeca announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Turbomeca Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Heligo Charters Pvt Mumbai, India Ltd who have signed a new “Support By The Hour” (SBH®) contract to cover the Arriel 2C engines fitted on its fleet of two Dauphin AS 365N3 helicopters. Mr. Aurelien Blanc,... Read more

21-Jan-14 6578 Eurocopter HH-65C New Haven Township, US-Michigan

21-Jan-14 6578 Eurocopter HH-65C New Haven Township, US-Michigan

21-Jan-2014

Flying from Traverse City to Lansing for maintenance of a compass malfunction when it developed mechanical problems requiring the emergency landing.  Roaded out.... Read more

18-Jan-14 VT-ELD Eurocopter AS365N Birbhum, India

18-Jan-14 VT-ELD Eurocopter AS365N Birbhum, India

18-Jan-2014

Helicopter wheels stuck in concrete – helipad had been hastily built for new Santiniketan-Calcutta service  and had not fully set!... Read more

04-Jan-14 ZS-HOS Eurocopter AS365 Cape Town, South Africa

04-Jan-14 ZS-HOS Eurocopter AS365 Cape Town, South Africa

4-Jan-2014Source: Eurocopter

The helicopter lifted an external load of 485 kg from the deck of a vessel at sea to transport it to land. After lifting the load, the helicopter gained climbing speed and began to climb to 300 ft AMSL for the cruise. Once at 300 ft the load was reported to be stable, the PIC... Read more

17-Dec-13 Eurocopter AS365N Guwahati, India

17-Dec-13 Eurocopter AS365N Guwahati, India

17-Dec-2013

Port side landing gear failed on landing, helicopter fell onto its side.  Later photo shows propped up helicopter with tail sitting on the ground and port stabiliser end-plate bent from ground contact.  All six passengers and two crew safely evacuated.  It is believed that the helicopter was operating on the scheduled route between Guwahati and Shillong... Read more

Dalian Police receive second Eurocopter EC155

Dalian Police receive second Eurocopter EC155

16-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter

Dalian Municipality has taken delivery of its second EC155 B1 for missions ranging from surveillance, rescue and anti-terrorism, to fire-fighting, troop airlift and the transportation of personnel. This new EC155 B1 is well-equipped for its multi-role duties – outfitted with an electro-optical FLIR (forward-looking infrared) camera, searchlight, loud speakers, rappelling ropes and hoist. It also... Read more

Pentastar Aviation completes three 600-hour inspections on EC155s

Pentastar Aviation completes three 600-hour inspections on EC155s

13-Dec-2013Source: Pentastar Aviation

Pentastar Aviation has completed three 600-hour inspections on EC-155 aircraft in a medical configuration. These are the inaugural inspections on EC-155’s used in air medical transport. The inspections, led by Rotor Wing Maintenance Manager Bryan Clay, were performed by a team of five mechanics, who completed the three EC-155 aircraft inspections in succession. By the... Read more

Christie to supply projectors for German Federal Police EC155/AS332 flight training devices

Christie to supply projectors for German Federal Police EC155/AS332 flight training devices

9-Dec-2013Source: Christie

Christie®, who introduced the world’s first DLP® simulation projection system with LED illumination, the Christie Matrix StIM™, today announced that Frasca International, manufacturer of flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, and military organizations worldwide, has awarded Christie the contract to provide 12 simulation projection systems for the German Federal Police’s (BPOL), two new Eurocopter... Read more

AMMROC and Eurocopter complete the overhaul/modification of the first AS565 Panther

AMMROC and Eurocopter complete the overhaul/modification of the first AS565 Panther

21-Nov-2013Source: AMMROC

AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center) LLC and Eurocopter have successfully completed the overhaul, modification, and delivery of the first Eurocopter AS565 (PANTHER) aircraft to the UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC). AMMROC, a joint venture company owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, and Lockheed Martin... Read more

20-Nov-13 VT-ELR Eurocopter AS365N Chowra Island, India

20-Nov-13 VT-ELR Eurocopter AS365N Chowra Island, India

20-Nov-2013

The LH sliding door flown off during flight causing damages to tail structure. The helicopter made an emergency landing on nearby helipad at Chowra island.... Read more

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