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Airbus offers to shift Panther production line to India

Airbus offers to shift Panther production line to India

On Monday, Airbus Group offered to shift an assembly plant for its Panther helicopters to India from France.  See full story

Source: Marketwatch, 15-Mar-16

Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

The Korean Coast Guard has once again selected AEM’s Loud Speaker systems. The newest contract is for 700W systems to be set up on their Ka-32 helicopters. The immediate requirement is for five systems that will be installed, tested and certified in Korea by LG International’s Aviation Unit. The systems include AA21-400 PA/Siren Control Units,… Read more »

Source: AEM, 12-Jun-15

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

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

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

Airbus Helicopters takes NH90 and AS565 models to DIMDEX exhibition

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Mar-14

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

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

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 »

Source: AMMROC, 21-Nov-13

First Brazilian Army Panther K2 starts flight tests

First Brazilian Army Panther K2 starts flight tests

[electronic translation]  Delivery of the first helicopter model Panther K2, modernized for the Brazilian Army, next December, will mark the beginning of an important phase for Helibras. In addition to celebrating the completion of an important business model – the retrofit of military aircraft, already adopted in several countries – the company also completes another… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 07-Nov-12

First “Standard 2” Panther delivered to French Navy

First “Standard 2” Panther delivered to French Navy

The Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has delivered the first helicopter Panther “standard 2” to the Navy May 31, 2011. The entire fleet of the Navy Panther, 16 helicopters, will be the standards of this new standard by 2016. This new version improves the interoperability of NATO helicopter through the integration of data link L11…. Read more »

Source: DGA, 29-Jun-11

France clears Bulgaria of obligations over last three AS565 Panthers

France clears Bulgaria of obligations over last three AS565 Panthers

The Bulgarian-based website Novinite.com is today saying that the country has been “pardoned” over its obligations over the last three AS565 Panthers.  This follows a meeting between Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Anyu Angelov and his French counterpart Gerard Longuet in Paris.  Bulgarian originally ordered 12 Cougars and 6 Panthers, but had not paid for three of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Jun-11

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Eurocopter gives AS350, EC135, AS365/AS565 and AS332 the “e” treatment

Eurocopter gives AS350, EC135, AS365/AS565 and AS332 the “e” treatment

A comprehensive evolution of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line was announced at the Heli-Expo 2011 exposition in Orlando, Florida, providing enhanced operating capabilities, improved mission effectiveness and increased efficiency across four families in the company’s light, medium and heavy rotary-wing aircraft categories. These enhanced helicopters result from Eurocopter’s continuing major investments in innovation, and respond to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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DCI trains Royal Saudi Naval Forces Panther SAR crews

DCI trains Royal Saudi Naval Forces Panther SAR crews

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) has entrusted  DCI-NAVFCO, the naval branch of DCI group, with the training of its flight crews for the use of the helicopters PANTHER N3 Search and Rescue. This training takes place in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and in Toulon (France). DCI-NAVFCO has sent 6 instructors and provided operational means in… Read more »

Source: DCI, 25-Feb-11

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Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

Paris, January 24, 2011 Eurocopter generated an increased turnover in 2010 with the delivery of 527 helicopters. The year also was marked by achievements in innovation, new products, services and the company’s SHAPE transformation program – all of which position the group for a future upturn of the civil and military rotary-wing marketplace. The 2010… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-11

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Agreement not yet reached between Bulgaria and Eurocopter

Agreement not yet reached between Bulgaria and Eurocopter

All 12 Cougars are now paid for and delivered.  However, only 3 Panthers of 6 are delivered and Bulgaria is seeking to avoid penalties while still cancelling the remaining three

Source: Novinite, 20-Dec-10

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Bulgaria budgets for funds to rescue troubled Eurocopter deal

Bulgaria budgets for funds to rescue troubled Eurocopter deal

Bulgaria has already received 11 Cougar and 3 Panther  helicopters, and has paid 60% of the entire deal – about EUR 240 M – which is the guarantee deposit.  But they still owe BGN 175 M and Eurocopter is holding back 1 Cougar and 3 Panthers as a result

05-Aug-10

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Bulgarian Panther order reduced after budget cuts

Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry intends to alter the scope of some its of weapon purchases because of a shortage of money, Defense Minister Angelov has announced.

Source: Novinite, 07-Apr-10

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Eurocopter reinforces its commitment to India showcasing AS550, EC725 and Panther at Defexpo 2010

Eurocopter reinforces its commitment to India showcasing AS550, EC725 and Panther at Defexpo 2010

Eurocopter, the world leading helicopter manufacturer, will show a significant presence at Defexpo 2010, with its star product, the AS 550 C3, participating in the ongoing trials for the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopter requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. The premiere defence Airshow in Asia, being organized by the Indian Ministry of Defence will see… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Feb-10

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