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Eye In The Sky – Flight Data Recorder – achieves NZ certification

Eye In The Sky – Flight Data Recorder – achieves NZ certification

22-Jan-2021Source: Eye In The Sky

The Eye In The Sky has become the first to achieve an AML STC (Approved Model List – Supplemental Type Certificate) in New Zealand. This is a single STC that can be used across multiple helicopter types; initially the helicopters listed are EC130, AS350 and R44 with further aircraft types being added early 2021 Utilising... 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

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

1-Sep-2020

Emergency landing in field after engine issues... Read more

LCI Helicopters launches $100 Million co-investment vehicle

LCI Helicopters launches $100 Million co-investment vehicle

7-May-2020Source: LCI

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has strengthened its leasing platform with the establishment of a new co-investment vehicle with Thora Capital, LLC. and RIVE Private Investment as partners. The transaction covers six Leonardo AW139s and three Airbus H130 helicopters, all of which have long-term, secure debt financing... Read more

Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

29-Jan-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters have announced they will partner to retrofit the tourism operator’s entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA to follow shortly. Maverick Helicopters, one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies in the world, carries... Read more

Airbus launches the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Airbus launches the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

3-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Today, Airbus Corporate Helicopters officially announces the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition in an event at Courchevel, France.  The first helicopter of the company’s partnership with British automotive company Aston Martin Lagonda was shown privately to the press on 18th December in London, where HeliHub.com met with key executives from both organisations.  The helicopter will shortly be... Read more

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

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

21-Oct-2019

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

Canada approves AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

Canada approves AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

16-Oct-2019Source: Standard Aero

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems announced today the certification of their AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) by yet another international airworthiness authority, Transport Canada. This most recent approval represents the third regulatory agency to certify the solution, in addition to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Bolstered... Read more

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

24-Jul-2019Source: StandardAero

StandardAero has received another order for its highly successful AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT), developed in cooperation with Robertson Fuel Systems, this time from one of the nation’s most recognizable public safety helicopter operators, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The initial order is for one CRFT, as the LASD prepares to progressively upgrade... Read more

Additional certification for DART’s EC/H130 Emergency Flotation System

Additional certification for DART’s EC/H130 Emergency Flotation System

23-Apr-2019Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace (“DART”) is proud to announce STC approvals received from both the FAA and EASA on its new EC/H130 Emergency Float System (EFS). TCCA certification was granted in late 2018 for this kit, which is applicable to both legacy EC130B4 models and the latest H130 from Airbus. The system can now be used in... Read more

VFS EuroTec Receives FAA Validation for EC130 TrueBlue Main Ship Battery STC

VFS EuroTec Receives FAA Validation for EC130 TrueBlue Main Ship Battery STC

28-Mar-2019Source: VFS EuroTec

Helicopter operators flying popular EC130/H130 series aircraft now have further access to the newest technology in main battery solutions. Vertical Flight Solutions by EuroTec has received validation of its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its kit incorporating True Blue Power’s TB17 (17 amp-hour) Advanced Lithium-ion Battery into Airbus... Read more

StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

6-Mar-2019Source: StandardAero

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems are relishing the overwhelming success of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 series, with delivery into the European market on the near horizon. Launch European customer and notorious mountain rescue service provider, Air Zermatt, is set to take acceptance of their first CRFT... Read more

Dart receives EASA certification for EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System

Dart receives EASA certification for EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System

22-Oct-2018Source: DART Aerospace

Just a few days ago, DART received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on its EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System. The kit has also been approved by Transport Canada. Combined with the original Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) STC, received at the beginning of August, this allows more than 75% of EC130/H130 operating globally today to retrofit their... Read more

EuroTec Gains Approval for EC130/H130 Main Battery Kit

EuroTec Gains Approval for EC130/H130 Main Battery Kit

18-Oct-2018Source: True Blue Power

Helicopter operators flying popular EC130/H130 series aircraft now have access to the newest technology in main battery solutions. Vertical Flight Solutions by EuroTec has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada for its kit incorporating True Blue Power’s TB17 (17 amp-hour) Advanced Lithium-ion Battery into Airbus EC130/H130 helicopters. The company reports it is... Read more

StandardAero renews Air Methods AS350 and EC130 Components contract

StandardAero renews Air Methods AS350 and EC130 Components contract

16-Oct-2018Source: StandardAero

StandardAero announced today the signing of a three year agreement with Air Methods to support their fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 dynamic components. Over the course of this agreement, StandardAero will provide expert-level repair, light and major overhaul, testing, and modification of dynamic components for Air Methods’ fleet of more than 120 AS350... Read more

DART launches its new H130/EC130 Cable Cutter System

DART launches its new H130/EC130 Cable Cutter System

20-Aug-2018Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace has recently received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its new Cable Cutter System for the H130/EC130 family of aircraft. In today’s helicopter world, a significant proportion of helicopter incidents relate to wire strikes with aircraft operating in urban areas and close to populated regions being most at risk; for this... Read more

EASA Certified AS350 Retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

EASA Certified AS350 Retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

28-Jun-2018Source: StandardAero

StandardAero announced today the attainment of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) system for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 family of light single helicopters.  The newly approved CRFT was developed in partnership with Robertson Fuel Systems, the leader in the design and manufacture of fuel containment systems. ... Read more

Papillon Airways Sign MOU for 40 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks

Papillon Airways Sign MOU for 40 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks

27-Feb-2018Source: StandardAero

StandardAero and Papillon Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 40 retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks (CRFTs) in support of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ fleet of Airbus AS350 B3 and EC130 B4 tour aircraft.  Installation of the first CRFT will take place this April. “Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has made the commitment to lead... Read more

FAA certified retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank for AS350 and EC130

FAA certified retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank for AS350 and EC130

8-Dec-2017Source: StandardAero

Robertson Fuel Systems and StandardAero announced today the milestone attainment of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 and EC130 family of light single helicopters.  Production deliveries to launch partners Air Methods Corporation (AMC) and WeatherTech Aviation LLC are already underway, with additional orders now being... Read more

South Australia Police update EC130 with Wescam EO/IR

South Australia Police update EC130 with Wescam EO/IR

14-Aug-2017Source: South Australia Police

South Australia Police (SAPOL) have rolled out highly sophisticated infra-red sensor technology among the vital equipment used on the State Rescue Helicopter. The infra-red sensors, funded by the State Government and SAPOL, were installed late last year as part of a significant technology upgrade to the helicopter currently used by SAPOL. “These sensors replaced the... Read more

Canada approves Donaldson IBF for AS350 and EC130

Canada approves Donaldson IBF for AS350 and EC130

1-Aug-2017Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that Transport Canada has certified its Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for installation on Airbus AS350 B3, EC130 B4, and EC130 T2 helicopters. The IBFs keep contamination, including dirt, dust, salt and foreign objects, from degrading the performance and reliability of helicopter... Read more

Hospital Wing takes delivery of fourth H130

Hospital Wing takes delivery of fourth H130

31-Jul-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new H130 to Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit air medical transport service, which will join three H130s already in service. The acquisition is part of Hospital Wing’s long-term strategy to transition its entire fleet to this helicopter model. The nonprofit also currently operates three EC130B4s, which is an... Read more

Taiwan Leasing Firm to Finance Fifth H130 for PhilJets

Taiwan Leasing Firm to Finance Fifth H130 for PhilJets

4-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Chailease, a Taiwanese financial institution, has decided to finance PhilJets Group’s fifth Airbus H130 helicopter in order to create a partnership between the two companies. Chailease Regional Manager, Alexander Tang has commented that by creating this partnership, they will be able to tap into “local markets.” The announcement of this decision was made at the... Read more

Vector  and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

8-Mar-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has over the past year continued to pursue certification of the crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) being developed with Robertson Fuel Systems LLC as a retrofit for the Airbus AS350/EC130 family of helicopters. Vector and Robertson have undertaken substantial testing of... 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

DART Aerospace Teams Up with Air Zermatt to Improve H130/EC130T2 Basket Performance

DART Aerospace Teams Up with Air Zermatt to Improve H130/EC130T2 Basket Performance

20-Jan-2017Source: DART Aerospace

The DART Aerospace EC130 Heli-Utility-Basket has been the only external cargo expansion option of its type since arriving on the market in 2010. When Air Zermatt, world-renowned alpine search and rescue operator and longtime DART customer acquired a H130 (EC130T2), they purchased the DART basket. CEO and pilot with Air Zermatt Gerold Biner described this... Read more

Maverick Helicopters Expands its Fleet of EC130 ECO-Star Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters Expands its Fleet of EC130 ECO-Star Helicopters

19-Dec-2016Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters has expanded its fleet of quiet technology helicopters at its Maui, Hawaii location. The fourth EC130 ECO-Star helicopter was transported from Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal and has been transitioned into the Maui fleet. Maverick Helicopters operates the world’s largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star aircraft out of four locations: Las... 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

Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

10-Nov-2016Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased two new Airbus H130 helicopters to HEMS999 Company Ltd. (“HEMS999”), a Chinese air ambulance operator subsidiary of MIT Group, to support emergency medical service operations in China’s Shandong Province. “There is... Read more

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services receives second H130

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services receives second H130

14-Jul-2016Source: Airbus

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited (rbhsl) has received its second H130 on 21 June, after the first has entered the Kingdom end of October last year. The new helicopter will join the first to perform similar missions. Similar to the first H130, the second helicopter comes equipped with additional optional equipment such as an integrated... Read more

Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

12-Jul-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE) has taken delivery of an EC130 from Airbus Helicopters, where it was previously a demonstrator aircraft.  The 2004-build helicopter currently remains in the white and dark blue Airbus house colours.  With this acquisition, CHE becomes the first helicopter tour provider in Chicago to incorporate the Airbus Helicopters aircraft into its fleet.... Read more

Maverick Helicopters develops Hawaii tours with rainforest landing option

Maverick Helicopters develops Hawaii tours with rainforest landing option

6-Jul-2016Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters is now offering Maui’s first-ever air and landing Hana Rainforest Experience. The 75-minute excursion is unlike any other in Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters uses several acres of remote Hana Rainforest landscape, which has been untouched for decades, for guests to experience the authentic beauty of Maui and to promote conservation of the beautiful island.... Read more

Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

6-Jul-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Corail Hélicoptères, based in the French island of Reunion in the southern Indian Ocean near Mauritius, has recently taken delivery of a new Airbus H130 helicopter.  In an announcement on the company’s Facebook page the operator features F-OVNI at a handover event at the Airbus factory in Marignane, France. Corail principally operates tourist flights on... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names two new Medical Affairs Managers

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names two new Medical Affairs Managers

29-Jun-2016Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Two veteran Vanderbilt LifeFlight paramedics have been named Medical Affairs Managers.  Bo Phillips, B.S., CCP, FP-C, IC, and Eric Newman, CCP, FP-C, will be responsible for overseeing education, relationships and customer service with medical and emergency service providers. They replace Liz Reeves, B.S., RN, AEMT, IC, who recently transitioned to a new role with Air... Read more

Maverick prepares for three busiest days of the year

Maverick prepares for three busiest days of the year

6-Jun-2016Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive company to provide helicopter travel to and from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, heightens the 20th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas experience with VIP flight transfers on June 17, 18 and 19, 2016. “Since partnering with EDC during its first year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, helicopter demand to the... Read more

New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

New heliport proposed in Yonkers suburb of New York

26-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopter Flight Services (HFS), who fly Bell 407s and Airbus H130s, is reportedly buying waterfront proprerty on the east bank of the Hudson River in the Yonkers suburb of New York. They are looking at creating a floating heliport in an industrial zone between the Domino Sugar refinery and a sewage treatment plant. HFS met... Read more

Monacair receives last of six new H130s

Monacair receives last of six new H130s

25-May-2016Source: Airbus

Monacair has received the last H130 of a contract for six units signed in September 2015. Like the previous five aircraft, the new helicopter will join the regular scheduled flight service that Monacair has set up between Monaco Heliport and Nice International airport. Monacair started this shuttle service in January this year after taking delivery... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters faces lawsuit over hard landing

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters faces lawsuit over hard landing

16-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

A lawsuit has been filed against tour operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters following a hard landing on Kauai in January of this year.  The preliminary NTSB report of the accident of Airbus EC130T2 N11VQ on 17th January stated “On January 17, 2016, about 1430 Hawaii standard time, an Airbus EC130 T2, N11VQ, landed hard on a... Read more

Maverick Aviation Group holds big PR event with local school

Maverick Aviation Group holds big PR event with local school

12-Apr-2016Source: Maverick

Rancho High School’s aviation maintenance students were given the experience of a lifetime on Friday, April 8 as they received an all-access look at Maverick Aviation Group’s corporate headquarters, as well as interacted with pilots and maintenance technicians. The behind-the-scenes tour kicked off as Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Aviation Group, welcomed... Read more

Maverick marks first year in Maui with two new tours

Maverick marks first year in Maui with two new tours

1-Apr-2016Source: Maverick Helicopters

In honor of Maverick Helicopters’ first anniversary in Maui, Hawaii, the award-winning aviation company will launch two new flights on Friday, April 1. The unique excursions, one that offers a breathtaking sunset flight over Maui, Molokai and Lanai and another that allows locals and visitors alike to adventure over the North Shore of Maui, are... Read more

Airbus approves subsidiary Vector for EC130 Tail Rotor Gearbox MRO

Airbus approves subsidiary Vector for EC130 Tail Rotor Gearbox MRO

4-Mar-2016Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the addition of the Airbus Helicopters H130 (formerly EC130 T2) and EC130 B4 tail rotor gearbox (TGB) to its existing range of rotorcraft repair and overhaul (R&O) capabilities. Vector will offer this expanded support for the... Read more

Phoenix Heli Flight to equip fleet with Jupiter JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller

Phoenix Heli Flight to equip fleet with Jupiter JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller

2-Mar-2016Source: Dallas Avionics

Dallas Avionics, Jupiter Avionics and Maxcraft Avionics, Ltd., announced today from the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual HELI EXPO convention that Phoenix Heli-Flight, Inc., (Phoenix) has chosen to equip their entire fleet of Airbus helicopters with the JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller. Phoenix’s recently acquired H130 with the JA94 installed is showcased at Airbus booth 9651.... Read more

Vector Aerospace showcases retrofittable AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank

Vector Aerospace showcases retrofittable AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank

29-Feb-2016Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2016 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Louisville, KY, this week (March 1-3). One of the highlights of Vector’s booth (# 7556) is an Airbus... Read more

EASA approves Pall PureAir system for Airbus H125/AS350/H130

EASA approves Pall PureAir system for Airbus H125/AS350/H130

12-Feb-2016Source: Pall Corporation

Pall Corporation today announced that the PA100 PUREair System engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters’ H125/AS350, and EC130 families of helicopters has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aerospace Safety Agency (EASA). The next generation PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, re-engineered, and retested... Read more

Thailand – New H130 for Advance Aviation

Thailand – New H130 for Advance Aviation

18-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Thai operator Advance Aviation has posted to their Facebook page a photo of their new acquisition Airbus H130, serial 8090.  Still currently on test flights with Airbus Helicopters South East Asia in Singapore carrying French test registration F-WTCP, the aircraft will become HS-JCN once it becomes operational on Advance’s fleet in Thailand in the new... Read more

United Rotorcraft Delivers H130 Demonstrator to Airbus Helicopters

United Rotorcraft Delivers H130 Demonstrator to Airbus Helicopters

27-Oct-2015Source: Airbus

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced the delivery of a completed Airbus H130 (formerly EC130 T2) air medical transport service demonstrator for Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas.   The aircraft was completed at the United Rotorcraft Decatur, Texas facility and includes medical interior, avionics, exterior lighting accessories, and three-color paint scheme was designed... Read more

24-Oct-15 F-GOLH Airbus EC130 Megève, France

24-Oct-15 F-GOLH Airbus EC130 Megève, France

24-Oct-2015

Sightseeing flight – failed to take-off, lost height and rolled over on landing.  Only one of the 7 POB was not injured.  Registration to be confirmed – Type, Colour scheme and operator match to our records... Read more

Chicago Helicopter Experience Launches CHE Premier Charter Service

Chicago Helicopter Experience Launches CHE Premier Charter Service

22-Oct-2015Source: CHE

Chicago’s premier helicopter tour and transportation company, Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE), today announced the launch of their new charter service, CHE Premier. Operating out of their own downtown heliport, CHE Premier provides the ultimate, hassle-free charter experience that is all about luxury and speed. Flights to Midwest destinations are available 24/7 on Chicago’s most modern... Read more

Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

19-Oct-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will feature the newest, most innovative and highly capable single-engine helicopter for air medical transport services when AMTC 2015 opens Monday in Long Beach. The leading provider of air medical transport service helicopters in the U.S. market, Airbus Helicopters Inc. (Booth 727) will exhibit two leading helicopter models. The featured aircraft is... Read more

PhilJets orders an Airbus H130

PhilJets orders an Airbus H130

15-Sep-2015Source: PhilJets

PhilJets Group has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia for the acquisition of one brand new Airbus Helicopters H130 (formerly EC130T2) scheduled for delivery in early 2016. This helicopter will be operated by PhilJets Aero Charter Corp, the group air transport subsidiary, in order to sustain its activities growth. With this helicopter acquisition,... Read more

MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

10-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

HEMS999, an air ambulance operator under the MIT Group, signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters today, for an order of seven H130 light helicopters. Scheduled for delivery starting towards the end of 2015, HEMS999 will be providing these rotorcraft for emergency medical services and rescues for road and highway accidents across the Shandong province. “Shandong... Read more

Chinese leasing company signs for 100 H125/H130s over five years

Chinese leasing company signs for 100 H125/H130s over five years

9-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd. (CMIFL) is to acquire 100 Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil-series rotorcraft over five years, with the initial order of 10 units to be delivered in 2016. CMIFL plans to offer these light single-engine helicopters to operators complete with financing solutions, paving the way for easier and faster development of China’s burgeoning... Read more

Airbus Helicopters details presence at China Helicopter Expo 2015 in Tianjin

Airbus Helicopters details presence at China Helicopter Expo 2015 in Tianjin

9-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed its line-up of four rotorcraft to be showcased at the China Helicopter Exposition 2015 – one light single-engine H130 Ecureuil, two light twin-engine H135s and one medium-sized H155 from the Dolphin family. Visitors will be able to take a close look at China’s very first HEMS-configured H135 operated by Beijing 999... Read more

Government of Bhutan selects Airbus H130

Government of Bhutan selects Airbus H130

1-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Government of Bhutan announced yesterday that they have selected the Airbus H130 following a recent tender process.  Bell and AgustaWestland also put proposals in, while Enstrom declined the invitation to bid. The government will purchase two H130 helicopters at a total cost of around Nu 459.9M or $7.3M US if you prefer dollars to... Read more

New Zealand – Over The Top adds new H130 to fleet

New Zealand – Over The Top adds new H130 to fleet

26-Jun-2015Source: Voxy

Pioneering helicopter company Over The Top has a new state-of-the-art environmentally friendly helicopter. See Full Story.... Read more

Air Zermatt receives the first H130 configured for aerial work

Air Zermatt receives the first H130 configured for aerial work

23-Jun-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role H130 rotorcraft will soon accomplish additional duties as the first aerial work-configured member of this lightweight single-engine rotorcraft family has been delivered to Air Zermatt. Equipped with a new cargo sling, the H130 version will demonstrate its versatility by performing a full range of aerial work assignments, while also supporting the Swiss... Read more

FAA approves Pall PA100 PureAir system for H125/AS350/EC130

FAA approves Pall PA100 PureAir system for H125/AS350/EC130

15-Jun-2015Source: Pall

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced that the next generation engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters’ H125, AS350, and EC130 families of helicopters has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The STC allows operators to install the equipment on their helicopters. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace,... 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

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours’ Cuts Prices on Father’s Day Flights

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours’ Cuts Prices on Father’s Day Flights

3-Jun-2015Source: Grand Canyon Helicopter

In celebration of Father’s Day, Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours’ is cutting prices on select adventures that will make this Dad’s Day one he’ll never forget. Father’s Day, which is on Sunday, June 21, 2015, is typically a huge holiday for National Park tours that depart from Las Vegas and the South Rim in Tusayan, AZ.... Read more

30-May-15 5Y-GYM Airbus EC130 Kinangop, Kenya

30-May-15 5Y-GYM Airbus EC130 Kinangop, Kenya

30-May-2015

Emergency landing in potato field due to weather.  Passengers included Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa. Pilot named as Evans Sigilai... Read more

Chicago Helicopter Experience Opens Chicago’s First Ever Private Heliport

Chicago Helicopter Experience Opens Chicago’s First Ever Private Heliport

29-May-2015Source: CHE

Chicago’s premier helicopter tour and transportation company, Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE), makes history with the opening of the C.H.E. Chicago Heliport. The first ever private heliport in Chicago features the city’s newest tourism experience, providing VIP-level helicopter tours at an unmatched price point. The current, purpose-built facility, which will be used primarily for tours, maintains... Read more

Uber offers helicopter service during Cannes Film Festival

Uber offers helicopter service during Cannes Film Festival

7-May-2015Source: RT

The US-based car-hailing app will offer helicopter taxis during the Cannes Film Festival, French TV reported. The first-of-the-kind service in France will allow guests to catch a speedy ride from Nice-Côte d’Azur airport to Cannes for about 160 euros. See Full Story... Read more

Blue Hawaiian welcomes eighth EC130T2 – Largest Fleet of Next-Generation Aircraft in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian welcomes eighth EC130T2 – Largest Fleet of Next-Generation Aircraft in Hawaii

30-Apr-2015Source: Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters (www.bluehawaiian.com) announces the placement of its newest Airbus EC130 T2 “Eco-Star” into service, making it the eighth EC130 T2 to enter operation with Blue Hawaiian in the past two years. To date, Blue Hawaiian’s fleet total is 14 EC130s, eight EC130T2s and five AS350B2s. Blue Hawaiian owns Hawaii’s largest fleet of helicopters,... Read more

Maverick Helicopters makes first official flight from Maui, Hawaii

Maverick Helicopters makes first official flight from Maui, Hawaii

15-Apr-2015Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, hosted its first official flight at its new location in Maui, Hawaii on Friday, April 10. Pilot Brad Blucher took passengers David Warr from Columbia, South Carolina and Leoni Merole and John Wright from Cambridge, Massachusetts on the adventure of a lifetime over the beautiful island... Read more

FAA Proposes $1.54 Million Civil Penalty Against Air Methods Corp.

FAA Proposes $1.54 Million Civil Penalty Against Air Methods Corp.

15-Apr-2015Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $1.54 million civil penalty against Air Methods Corp. of Englewood, Colo., for allegedly operating Eurocopter EC-130 helicopters on dozens of flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Air Methods operated two helicopters on 70 passenger-carrying flights for... Read more

North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian Validation for AS350 and EC130 installation March 2nd, 2015

North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian Validation for AS350 and EC130 installation March 2nd, 2015

6-Mar-2015Source: Outerlink

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (NORTH), now a department of Outerlink Global Solution, has received Transport Canada approval of their AS350/EC130 FAA STC for the installation of their lightweight flight data recorders. The first Canadian installations of the integrated flight data system will be performed on the EC130 and AS350, owned and operated by Phoenix... Read more

Maverick Helicopters Re-Signs Multi-Year Contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Maverick Helicopters Re-Signs Multi-Year Contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway

6-Mar-2015Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters has re-signed a multi-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway that will continue its relationship as the exclusive helicopter operator for events at the complex including NASCAR Weekend, corporate functions and more. Through this agreement, Maverick Helicopters will manage the heliport and work with the speedway and its entities to transfer guests and celebrities to events.... Read more

Airbus to take EC130T2 on US tour this spring

Airbus to take EC130T2 on US tour this spring

5-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters Inc. plans a multi-city tour across the U.S. this spring demonstrating the next generation air medical service capabilities of its EC130 T2. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, will be completing the Airbus EC130 T2 for the tour, equipping the aircraft with a state-of-the-art, next generation medical interior and avionics suite. Since... Read more

Maverick Helicopters sets record 300,000 EC130 flight hours, and orders eight more

Maverick Helicopters sets record 300,000 EC130 flight hours, and orders eight more

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Maverick Helicopters, based in Las Vegas, Nev., continues to expand its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. Maverick Helicopters took delivery of five EC130 T2s in 2014 and has ordered eight for delivery in 2015. The EC130 fleet serves Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tour business. In February the company became the first to achieve 300,000... Read more

Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

3-Mar-2015Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been selected as the primary supplier to Air Methods Corporation for all AS350 and EC130 dynamic components. This agreement will continue for a period... 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

Maverick Helicopters Achieves 300,000 Flight Hours in EC130 Aircraft and 350,000 Total Flight Hours in March 2015

Maverick Helicopters Achieves 300,000 Flight Hours in EC130 Aircraft and 350,000 Total Flight Hours in March 2015

3-Mar-2015Source: Maverick

Continuing to set industry records, Maverick Helicopters has officially logged 300,000 total flight hours using Airbus Helicopters’ EC130, making it the first operator in the world to hit this impressive milestone using the elite aircraft. In addition to this feat, Maverick Helicopters has recorded 350,000 total flight hours since its inception. Both of these remarkable... Read more

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

1-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Attendees at the HAI (Helicopter Association International) HELI-EXPO 2015, the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show, will be among the first to see Papillon Group’s “Golden Helicopter,” created to celebrate the company’s 50th golden anniversary. The show will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5. This occasion provides a rare opportunity to... Read more

27-Feb-15 UP-EC010 Eurocopter EC130 Karatau, Kazakhstan

27-Feb-15 UP-EC010 Eurocopter EC130 Karatau, Kazakhstan

27-Feb-2015

According to preliminary information, after take-off from the helipad on a helicopter has failed directional control system, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing to determine the circumstances and causes of the failure. During landing the helicopter rolled over on its right side and collapsed.  Reportedly destroyed.  Location was a helipad located at the... Read more

Vector to Display AS350 Primary Fuel Tank at Heli-Expo

Vector to Display AS350 Primary Fuel Tank at Heli-Expo

26-Feb-2015Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA), will be featuring an AS350 Primary Fuel Tank static display at their booth #3212 at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Florida March 3-5. Designed in... Read more

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