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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

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

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

12-Sep-20 N453F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

12-Sep-20 N453F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

12-Sep-2020

Precautionary emergency landing at Patterson Park on after a warning light came on (per press), or “altitude and radio issues” (per FAA)... 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

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

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

22-Nov-2018

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

Albuquerque Police look to replace EC120

Albuquerque Police look to replace EC120

12-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

City councillors of Albuquerque, Ken Sanchez and Trudy Jones, have joined together to ask their fellow councillors for the approval of a new helicopter for the Albuquerque Police Department. The department’s current EC120 is going on 17 years old and has issues operating at high altitudes. They have had to use it 44 times this year... Read more

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

9-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Heli-Alps has recently bought a Bell 505. The company opened a flying school in 1987 and used their R22, R44 and Colibri for the pilots. Pilots have to fly a turbine helicopter after they have completed their pilot licence. The school provided their EC120 or AS350 for this, but the use of them was quite... Read more

21-Mar-18 VH-WII Airbus EC120 Hardy Reef, Australia (2F)

21-Mar-18 VH-WII Airbus EC120 Hardy Reef, Australia (2F)

21-Mar-2018

While approaching the pontoon, the pilot reported noticing a warning message illuminate but was unable to verify the nature of the warning due to workload. Pilot elected to conduct a go-around. On the second approach at an altitude of about 40 ft above the pontoon, the pilot recalled feeling a ‘thud’ and the nose of the... Read more

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

28-Feb-2018Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade Services, a leading independent helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters announces record results for 2017 and several industry firsts. Rotortrade through its six offices and various partners around the world has reported the sale of 26 aircraft in 2017 with close to double the number of transactions made in over... Read more

San Jose City Council approves Airbus H125 to replace H120

San Jose City Council approves Airbus H125 to replace H120

11-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The San Jose Police Department are finally getting a new helicopter to replace their H120. Their aging aircraft has been in use for 16, almost double the usual life span. They have been given a budget of $5.2 million for their new Airbus H125 helicopter, reports Mercury News.... Read more

HeliHub prediction comes true – Robinson R66 kills off Airbus H120

HeliHub prediction comes true – Robinson R66 kills off Airbus H120

8-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus has finally conceded defeat on the H120 (née EC120) and confirmed that the production line has been closed after delivering exactly 700 units.  The Robinson R66 Turbine is the reason, and it is a trend HeliHub.com has identified and predicted for many years and written about – check out these stories in particular Clubhouse talk... Read more

Baltimore Mayor proposes cutting one of four Police EC120s

Baltimore Mayor proposes cutting one of four Police EC120s

30-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Baltimore City Mayor, Catherine Pugh, had her first budget proposal in March. Within this proposal was the plan to ground one of the police departments Foxtrot EC120 helicopters. Calculations show that this cutting will save up to $1 million, as reported by Baltimore Sun. Not only does this plan leave the fleet down to three,... Read more

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B

26-May-2017Source: Aeropartner

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B helicopter. Newly registered in the Czech Republic as OK-AMS the helicopter will be engaged in the private air transportation to perfectly fit into the wide range of the Company’s services. The helicopter will often provide a quick shuttle between Prague Int’l Airport and remote heli spots offering... Read more

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

29-Mar-2017Source: Helang Flying Academy

Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group has signed a memorandum of understanding providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts to Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd (HFA). The MoU signed will see GTA & HFA discussing on Support By the Hour program for the future Safran Helicopter... Read more

Agreement Between Helang Flying Academy & Rotortrade Services

Agreement Between Helang Flying Academy & Rotortrade Services

28-Mar-2017Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade Services and Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd are thrilled to announce the signing of a Sales & Purchase Agreement for the first of several EC120B during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition “LIMA 2017” Malaysia. The helicopter shall be delivered within a month and will be shortly followed by the second helicopter considering their... Read more

Thales delivers a flight and navigation training simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force

Thales delivers a flight and navigation training simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force

28-Mar-2017Source: Thales

Thales was selected to deliver an FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer) simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force for the purposes of initial pilot training. The simulator, delivered to the company Gading Kasturi, has been in operation since December. The flight and navigation training simulator for H120 helicopters is a welcome addition to... Read more

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

13-Feb-2017Source: Nordic Rotors

Svensk Pilotutbildning (SPU) has been awarded an agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (“Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan”) for training of 14 new helicopter pilots a year, until 2020, which in total means 28 positions funded by the Swedish Government. The agency got a lot of attention for its January 2014 decision, where... Read more

Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC upgrade

Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC upgrade

20-Jan-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to extend its ADS-B solutions to cover the Airbus Helicopters H120/EC120, H125/AS350, H130/EC130 and H135/EC135 series, with operators able to choose from either the L3 Lynx NGT-9000 or Garmin GTX-345... Read more

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

5-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Superior Air, a Greek training academy and charter operator has added three aircraft and two helicopters, an EC120B and EC130, to its fleet of 16 aircraft. The company has grown in 11 years from offering flights in Greece only, to now offering flights all over Europe and the Middle East. The company is doing well,... Read more

JSSI Enrolls HeliAir Sweden Fleet

JSSI Enrolls HeliAir Sweden Fleet

13-Oct-2016Source: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, signed an agreement at Helitech International 2016 with HeliAir Sweden to enroll two AS350B2, one AS350B3, and two H120 helicopters onto JSSI’s Engine Program. “We are happy and excited to start this collaboration with JSSI”, stated Aram... Read more

HeliAir Sweden Replaces MD500s with EC120B

HeliAir Sweden Replaces MD500s with EC120B

26-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

HeliAir Sweden has recently procured a second EC120B helicopter. The EC120B will be used to help with power line inspections, fire-fighting and collapsing trees. As reported by Eban Magazine. HeliAir Sweden are also going to sell their three MD500s, and demonstration flights were made last week to initial interested parties. Their fleet currently holds three... Read more

New Thermal Imaging Camera funded by Winnipeg Police

New Thermal Imaging Camera funded by Winnipeg Police

5-Sep-2016Source: ec120-winnipeg-police

The Winnipeg Police Service is pleased to announce that funding for a new thermal imaging camera has been put in place for AIR1. The commitment for complete funding was approved today by the Winnipeg Police Board. The Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg had each allocated monies for the camera.  However, due to exchange... Read more

Helisota adds Airbus Helicopters to its EASA Part 145 capabilities

Helisota adds Airbus Helicopters to its EASA Part 145 capabilities

1-Apr-2016Source: Helisota

Helisota, an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul services for rotorcraft, has extended its MRO capabilities by adding H120, H135 and H145 helicopter types to its EASA Part-145 certificate. Following the successful certification, Helisota is now eligible to provide both base and line maintenance support for private and governmental H120, H135, H145 operators.... Read more

Genesys Aerosystems aims for FAA STC for EC120 HeliSAS and Two-Axis Autopilot

Genesys Aerosystems aims for FAA STC for EC120 HeliSAS and Two-Axis Autopilot

6-Mar-2016Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems announces that it has applied for an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of its Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) and two-axis autopilot aboard Airbus EC120 Colibri (hummingbird) light turbine helicopters. “We are extremely excited about this STC program. We have been approached by a number of EC120 operators around the... Read more

Edmonton may put hold on Police EC120 replacement

Edmonton may put hold on Police EC120 replacement

22-Feb-2016Source: Edmonton Journal

A report brought Thursday to the Edmonton Police Commission says the cost of the helicopter, first pegged at $3.47 million, has jumped $2.7 million because of the drop in value of the Canadian dollar. See Full Story... Read more

06-Feb-16 C-???? Eurocopter EC120 Toronto, Canada

06-Feb-16 C-???? Eurocopter EC120 Toronto, Canada

6-Feb-2016

The privately-registered Eurocopter EC-120B helicopter was on a local VFR flight from Toronto Billy Bishop/Toronto City Centre Airport, ON (CYTZ). The helicopter was being flown in circuits at Brampton Airport, ON (CNC3) when it experienced a loss of power. The helicopter crashed near the southern end of the airport property. Two (2) souls on board... Read more

Airbus release their numbers for 2015

Airbus release their numbers for 2015

26-Jan-2016Source: Airbus

Capitalising on its transformation plan that has put the company’s priorities on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness, Airbus Helicopters focused its efforts in 2015 on executing its strategic roadmap and meeting its targets against a challenging market backdrop and delays in the key military campaigns. During 2015, Airbus Helicopters delivered 395 rotorcraft from... Read more

Malaysian military receive first of five H120s

Malaysian military receive first of five H120s

9-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Malaysian Air Force has received the first of five new H120 helicopters from Airbus, ready to be flown for train at the College of the Air Force in Alor Setar. The training syllabus of the first use of these aircraft will begin next year, and will lead the the gradual phase-out of their... Read more

16-Nov-15 N88HA Airbus H120 Elkhart, US-Indiana

16-Nov-15 N88HA Airbus H120 Elkhart, US-Indiana

16-Nov-2015

Loss of T/R drive due to failure of air conditioning drive pulley. Instructor pilot completed successful autorotation.  Emergency AD followed for all EC120s fitted with a particular type of air conditioning... Read more

Airbus starts flight tests with cleaner, more efficient engine

Airbus starts flight tests with cleaner, more efficient engine

12-Nov-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has successfully completed the first flight test of the high-compression engine demonstrator aircraft at around 3pm on Friday, November 6th, at Marignane Airport. The development and flight test of this new technology demonstrator is part of the European Clean Sky initiative’s Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator (ITD) program, with support for these flight... Read more

Helidax marks 100,000 hours in H120 fleet in five years

Helidax marks 100,000 hours in H120 fleet in five years

27-Oct-2015Source: DCI

The following is the published text [electronically translated to English] of a presentation by Helidax President Jean-Michel Palagos at an event to mark the achievement of 100,000 hours across the entire Helidax fleet.  Helidax is a joint venture between French company DCI (Defense Conseil International) and operator INAER which operates a fleet of 36 Airbus... Read more

R66 production numbers speed past the H120 total

R66 production numbers speed past the H120 total

20-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co registered serial number 0690 on 9th October (it’s N959BC, if you want to check). This is a landmark achievement in the five-seat single-turbine world as it is the point where the total passes the production to date of the EC120 (now H120).  See also our comparison article between these two types from... Read more

15-Aug-15 SE-JJM Airbus H120 Reisadalen, Norway

15-Aug-15 SE-JJM Airbus H120 Reisadalen, Norway

15-Aug-2015

Ferry flight at approximately 2-300 ft (AGL). Turbulence experienced. Due to an observation on ground, pilot initiated a 360 degree turn with 15 degree bank to the right. Airspeed varied between 80 to 45 kt during the turn due to wind conditions. In the last part of the turn, the pilot experienced a loss of... Read more

Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

20-Jul-2015Source: Calgary Sun

With a large gathering watching, the first dedicated Calgary Police Service helicopter touched down.  See full story... Read more

Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

26-Jun-2015Source: CTV News Winnipeg

Winnipeg police have apologized and launched an investigation after officers flying in a helicopter mistakenly broadcast a cockpit conversation that one person says referred to a sex act. See Full Story.... Read more

Maxcraft Avionics Announces new FAA STC for the Mid-Continent MD302 SAM in Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter)

Maxcraft Avionics Announces new FAA STC for the Mid-Continent MD302 SAM in Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter)

5-Jun-2015Source: Maxcraft

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announces that they have received FAA Validation of their Transport Canada STC SH14-50 (FAA SR03524NY) for installation of the Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module. This complements the G500H PFD/MFD, or any EFIS package in a light helicopter, replacing analog instruments. This STC is applicable to light Airbus (Eurocopter) Helicopters, including AS350, AS355,... Read more

Kitchener Aero Avionics Adds EASA STC for Garmin G-500H mod in Eurocopter EC-120

Kitchener Aero Avionics Adds EASA STC for Garmin G-500H mod in Eurocopter EC-120

24-Mar-2015Source: Kitchener Aero

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) is pleased to announce that they have now been awarded EASA STC in addition to Transport Canada and FAA STC’s already in hand for their successful and popular “Glass-Cockpit” upgrade to the Eurocopter EC-120 helicopter. The Garmin G500H Flight Display system with Helicopter Synthetic Vision (HSVT), an Attitude Heading Reference System... Read more

Aerometals completes purchase of FDC/aerofilters, Announces Name Change

Aerometals completes purchase of FDC/aerofilters, Announces Name Change

3-Mar-2015Source: Aerometals

Aerometals announced today that they have completed the purchase of all shares of FDC/aerofilters. Previously they owned the majority of the company. With the complete acquisition of FDC/aerofilters, FDC/aerofilters will now be called Aerometals. “People in the helicopter business have known about the high quality of Aerometals PMA parts for years,” said Rex Kamphefner. “The... Read more

25-Jul-14 F-GMHZ Eurocopter EC120B Chateaublanc, France

25-Jul-14 F-GMHZ Eurocopter EC120B Chateaublanc, France

25-Jul-2014

Very heavy landing – remained upright but skids splayed out and main rotors chopped tail boom.  Photos here and here... Read more

Edmonton Police seek $22M for twin turbine helicopters and new heliport

Edmonton Police seek $22M for twin turbine helicopters and new heliport

23-Jul-2014Source: Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Police are to put a budget request in for twin turbine helicopters and a new heliport closer to the centre of town  – one $7M helicopter this autumn and a second in 2019.  see full story  They currently operate two EC120s bought in 2001 and 2009... Read more

Airbus Helicopters promote in-house 12-year inspections

Airbus Helicopters promote in-house 12-year inspections

17-Jul-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Law enforcement operators across the United States and Canada continue to rely on Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) and Airbus Helicopters Canada (AHC) for 12-year Inspections on the popular AS350-series and EC120 helicopters. The 12-Year Inspection effectively resets the inspection cycles to zero (0) and allows the aircraft to be completely updated by incorporating all existing... Read more

San Antonio Police add two EC120s into service, becoming all-Airbus fleet

San Antonio Police add two EC120s into service, becoming all-Airbus fleet

17-Jul-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that the San Antonio Police Department has placed two new EC120’s into service, giving them an all-Airbus Helicopters helicopter fleet for patrol and search-and-rescue missions. Deployment the new EC120’s marks the beginning of a fleet upgrade project that will likely result in the purchase of at least... Read more

Hélidax passes the 70,000 flight hour milestone

Hélidax passes the 70,000 flight hour milestone

21-Jun-2014Source: DCI

Hélidax, a subsidiary of DCI and INAER, announces an extension of its activities to cover the armed forces’ training. In 2013, 400 hours for training crews from the 5th attack helicopter battalion in Pau (5th ATKHB) were performed on Hélidax EC120 aircraft, in the Calliope configuration. These training missions continue in 2014 with the supply of EC120... Read more

19-May-14 RA-07232 Eurocopter EC120B Lepsari, Russia (2F)

19-May-14 RA-07232 Eurocopter EC120B Lepsari, Russia (2F)

19-May-2014

Crashed into wooded area killing both on board... Read more

02-May-14 PR-FPL Eurocopter EC120 Luiziania, Brazil

02-May-14 PR-FPL Eurocopter EC120 Luiziania, Brazil

2-May-2014

During the approach for landing as part of a hydraulic failure training, with the aircraft already sustaining “ground effect”, a high level of vibration occurred . In the sequence, the aircraft skidded to the left and rolled, colliding with the ground. The aircraft sustained breakage of the main rotor blades and tail boom. It also sustained substantial... Read more

Westpac EC120 starts 24H EMS operation in Central West NSW

Westpac EC120 starts 24H EMS operation in Central West NSW

31-Mar-2014Source: Western Advocate

After a long and emotive battle, the people of the central west New South Wales have access to a 24-hour Ambulance NSW rescue helicopter service based in Orange.  See full story... Read more

17-Feb-14 F-HBVC Eurocopter EC120 Tabaille-Usquain, France

17-Feb-14 F-HBVC Eurocopter EC120 Tabaille-Usquain, France

17-Feb-2014

On approach to land when something caused main blades to slice tail boom, causing helicopter to crash from low level into a field .  The two occupants were not injured... Read more

FAA approve EC120 glass cockpit STC from Kitchener Aero

FAA approve EC120 glass cockpit STC from Kitchener Aero

16-Feb-2014Source: Kitchener Aero

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) – is pleased to announce the addition of an FAA STC for their “Glass-Cockpit” upgrade to the Eurocopter EC-120 helicopter. This STC has been granted under FAA Project No. ST07457NY-R. The Canadian STC was granted in December 2012. The heart of this mod is the Garmin G500H Flight Display system with... Read more

21-Jan-14 VH-JYV Eurocopter EC120 Port Headland, Australia

21-Jan-14 VH-JYV Eurocopter EC120 Port Headland, Australia

21-Jan-2014

During a practice autorotation from 1 500 ft, the engine failed and the crew completed an autorotation landing. An engineering inspection did not reveal the reason for the failure... Read more

Edmonton Police move their two EC120s 35km away

Edmonton Police move their two EC120s 35km away

1-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Following the closure of the City Centre Airport last month, Edmonton police are moving their flight operations 35km to Villeneuve Airport for “at least the next three years” — despite the additional 12 minute delay each way to get to the city and a corresponding reduction in on-scene time. The City Centre Airport had been... Read more

18-Dec-13 CS-HEX Eurocopter EC120 Marmelete, Portugal (1F)

18-Dec-13 CS-HEX Eurocopter EC120 Marmelete, Portugal (1F)

18-Dec-2013

Struck powerlines while surveying them for energy company Energias de Portugal.  Helicopter crashed into a wooded area.  1 fatal, 2 serious.... Read more

08-Dec-13 VH-VMT Eurocopter EC120 Byron Bay, Australia

08-Dec-13 VH-VMT Eurocopter EC120 Byron Bay, Australia

9-Dec-2013

During landing at a private property, the helicopter skid and main rotor contacted the ground and the helicopter rolled over onto its right side. The occupants were able to exit uninjured but the helicopter was substantially damaged.... Read more

08-Dec-12 Eurocopter EC120 Niagara, Canada

08-Dec-12 Eurocopter EC120 Niagara, Canada

8-Dec-2013

Emergency landing with no apparent damage.  TV reports stated helicopter had been “smoking” and that it remained in place and was blocking a taxiway.... Read more

Eurocopter to attend Seoul ADEX 2013

Eurocopter to attend Seoul ADEX 2013

28-Oct-2013Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter will attend the Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exhibtion (Seoul ADEX 2013) at the KINTEX Exhibition Centre in South Korea from October 29 to November 3. The company will display the Surion Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) developed in partnership with Korea Aerospace Industries. This military transport helicopter, which entered into service this year, demonstrates... Read more

Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

8-Oct-2013Source: Northern Helicopters

Northern Helicopters has been awarded with the training contract for the Finnish Border Patrol, the Finnish military.  The air squadron pilots will join the CPL integrated program which starts on the Guimbal Cabri, and includes advanced training on the EC120.  ... Read more

Switzerland – Bonsai Helikopter renamed to Helialpin

Switzerland – Bonsai Helikopter renamed to Helialpin

30-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Swiss operator Bonsai Helicopter has been renamed Helialpin. As we write this article, their old website URL remains active at www.bonsaiheli.ch and their new www.helialpin.ch is not yet ready – although the active site does refer to the new URL. Helialpin operates the following fleet – Robinson R22 Beta – HB-XTQ – Robinson R22 Beta... Read more

26-Sep-13 HB-ZIX Eurocopter EC120 Schwyz, Switzerland

26-Sep-13 HB-ZIX Eurocopter EC120 Schwyz, Switzerland

26-Sep-2013

Helicopter landed close to building, and two passengers alighted.  On take-off, the main blades hit the building, causing both of the recently alighted passengers and the pilot to be injured.  The pilot’s 12 year old son on board was unharmed.... Read more

26-Sep-13 SE-JHH Eurocopter EC120B Kiruna, Sweden

26-Sep-13 SE-JHH Eurocopter EC120B Kiruna, Sweden

26-Sep-2013

The occupants survived without serious injuries, but the helicopter was badly damaged. The commercial helicopter was engaged in a lifting task south of the lake Rostujaure when something went wrong... Read more

UTC Aerospace Systems to support Helidax EC120 fleet

UTC Aerospace Systems to support Helidax EC120 fleet

5-Sep-2013Source: UTC Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems has signed a major contract with French company HeliDax SAS to provide aftermarket service for its fleet of helicopters – the largest EC120 worldwide fleet in operation today. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). Actuation Systems will provide flight controls and hydraulic operational support based on... Read more

Eurocopter displays at China Helicopter Exposition

Eurocopter displays at China Helicopter Exposition

5-Sep-2013Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter’s dedication to the Chinese helicopter market – and its ability to respond to China’s evolving rotorcraft requirements – will be the company’s focus at this year’s China Helicopter Exposition. Leading Eurocopter’s presence during the September 5-8 event in Tianjin will be Group CEO Guillaume Faury, who will be joined by Norbert Ducrot, the newly-named... Read more

23-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC120 Calgary, Canada

23-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC120 Calgary, Canada

23-Aug-2013

Calgary Police EC120 – emergency landing in field.  Repaired on site by engineer.  no damage. Not clear which of Calgary Police’s pair of EC120s involved – they fly C-FCPS (1468) and C-FHMC (1050)... Read more

21-Aug-13 PR-IVE Eurocopter EC120B Sao Paulo, Brazil

21-Aug-13 PR-IVE Eurocopter EC120B Sao Paulo, Brazil

21-Aug-2013

Post maintenance test flight.  Pilot saw the low oil pressure alert when flying at 1,200ft AGL and performed an autorotation for landing on the Marginal Tiete Avenue which was busy with traffic.  While trying to avoid the traffic, the landing flare caused the helicopter to hit a low concrete wall, causing teh tail boom to separate.... Read more

21-Jul-13 RA-04049 Eurocopter EC120 Kola Peninsula, Russia (3F)

21-Jul-13 RA-04049 Eurocopter EC120 Kola Peninsula, Russia (3F)

21-Jul-2013

Shortly after dropping off two tourist anglers and their interpreter, the pilot took off but crashed into them, killing all three. The pilot survived.  The casualties were named here as retired lawyer Rupert Beaumont and fine-art dealer Mark Robertson, both 69, and their Russian guide and interpreter, Alexander Tushnikov, 53.... Read more

ALEA 2013 – San Antonio Police order two Eurocopter EC120s

ALEA 2013 – San Antonio Police order two Eurocopter EC120s

17-Jul-2013Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is pleased to announce the purchase of two Eurocopter EC120 helicopters by the San Antonio Police Department as part of an upgrade to their fleet of patrol helicopters. The agency currently operates one Eurocopter AS350B3 for use in fire-fighting, search and rescue and other special missions. The agency is eventually moving to an... Read more

Phoenix Helicopters reports best ever British Grand Prix

Phoenix Helicopters reports best ever British Grand Prix

3-Jul-2013Source: Phoenix Helicopters

The formula one championship came to Silverstone last weekend to a sell out British crowd. The Silverstone grand prix is one of the most popular rounds on the F1 calendar and is famous for its helicopter activity. Phoenix Helicopters have always had a busy weekend when the British GP comes around but this year was... Read more

Canada – Maxcraft Avionics adds EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355 to Garmin G500H STC

Canada – Maxcraft Avionics adds EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355 to Garmin G500H STC

1-Jul-2013Source: Maxcraft Avionics

TC STC SH12-43 for installation of the Garmin G500H Flight Display System revised to include the following models: AS350 B, B1, B2, B3 BA, D, AS355 E, F, F1, F2, N, NP, EC130 B4 and EC120 B rotorcraft. Approval for the G500H includes installation of interfaced systems including Garmin’s Digital AHRS and ADC, WAAS GPS... Read more

Enstrom plans both a new two-seater and an R66 rival

Enstrom plans both a new two-seater and an R66 rival

24-Jun-2013Source: Flightglobal

Flightglobal says Enstrom has a new two-seat offering under development, and is also looking to produce a new light turbine helicopter to rival Bell’s new proposal plus the Eurocopter EC120 Colibri and Robinson R66. see full story... Read more

Turbomeca and HeliDax celebrate 50,000 flight hours for the Arrius 2F

Turbomeca and HeliDax celebrate 50,000 flight hours for the Arrius 2F

4-Jun-2013Source: Turbomeca

During one ceremony Organized by HeliDax, Turbomeca (Safran) Announced That icts Arrius 2F engines Have reached 50,000 flight hours on the 36 single-engine EC120 helicopters operated by HeliDax. Made available to EALAT ( French Army Helicopter Pilot Training School ) Thesis aircraft are to be used falling on the basic training of future helicopter pilots... Read more

20-May-13 F-HHFA Eurocopter EC120 St Tropez, France

20-May-13 F-HHFA Eurocopter EC120 St Tropez, France

20-May-2013

Crashed on a football pitch with the tail boom having been cut off.  Substantially damaged... Read more

Eurocopter UK reinforces its British private/VIP market leadership

Eurocopter UK reinforces its British private/VIP market leadership

25-Apr-2013Source: Eurocopter

With a series of deliveries, Eurocopter has further extended its lead in Britain’s private/VIP market and once more confirmed the company’s role as Britain’s civil helicopter hub. Two of the rotorcraft are the AS350 B3e evolved members of Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family, while the third is an EC120 B. [Editor note – Eurocopter has already issued... Read more

Cities formally dissolve ABLE helicopter program

Cities formally dissolve ABLE helicopter program

12-Apr-2013Source: Daily Pilot

A 20-year law enforcement partnership that provided police helicopter patrols to Costa Mesa and Newport Beach touched down for the last time Thursday morning. (see full story)... Read more

Baltimore Police reverse decision to mothball one of four EC120s

Baltimore Police reverse decision to mothball one of four EC120s

12-Apr-2013Source: The Baltimore Sun

Eighteen months after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake voted to approve the purchase of four new helicopters for the Police Department, her proposed budget called for grounding one of them in a cost-saving move (see full story).... Read more

New Cabin Comfort Window Option for EC120, EC130

New Cabin Comfort Window Option for EC120, EC130

6-Mar-2013Source: Tech-Tool Plastics

Tech-Tool Plastics, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of helicopter windows for more than 45 years, has just introduced a unique window that is already getting noticed. Available exclusively from Fort Worth, Texas based Tech-Tool Plastics, the popular Cabin Comfort window is now designed for use on the Eurocopter EC120 and EC130 T2 aircraft. Featuring a... Read more

American Eurocopter is leader in law enforcement sales

American Eurocopter is leader in law enforcement sales

6-Mar-2013Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter continues to lead the U.S. airborne law enforcement market, maintaining a 55 percent market share over the last decade with a product line that has become the industry standard. With 280 Eurocopter aircraft operating in federal, state and local law enforcement units, operators cite reliability, versatility and cost effectiveness as key factors in... Read more

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