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High-profile participation for Eurocopter at Airshow China

High-profile participation for Eurocopter at Airshow China

15-Nov-2012Source: Eurocopter

Appearing at Airshow China – to be held November 13-18 in the Zhuhai Airport Exposition Center – are two Chinese-registered Eurocopter rotorcraft in the Squirrel product line: an AS350 B3 flown in charter service by the CITIC General Aviation Co., Ltd.; and an EC130 B4 configured by ZOECO for VIP transportation. Included on the Airshow... Read more

Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

Helisul Air Taxi takes delivery of two new helicopters

7-Nov-2012Source: Helibras

[electronic translation]  The Helibras delivered in October, two new helicopters for the Air Taxi Helisul, enjoying the celebration of 40 years of activity of the company, which operates in all markets by leasing aircraft and chartering. The models were delivered one AS350 B2 Squirrel and one EC130 B4 in the same family, they become part of... Read more

American Eurocopter Showcases Air Medical Solutions at AMTC 201

American Eurocopter Showcases Air Medical Solutions at AMTC 201

19-Oct-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter, the nation’s leading provider of helicopters for the U.S. air medical service industry, today announced it will be showcasing the University of Michigan Health System Survival Flight’s EC155 and the Air Methods Corporation’s EC130 B4 at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) October 22-24 in Seattle. The featured EC130 B4 is a... Read more

EC130 makes its debut on Reunion Island

EC130 makes its debut on Reunion Island

10-Oct-2012Source: Eurocopter

Fresh from receiving permission from the American authorities to fly over Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Eurocopter’s EC130 B4—one of the quietest helicopters in its class—made its debut today on Reunion Island, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010. Delivered to the company Corail Hélicoptères, the aircraft will be used to perform... Read more

Eurocopter to show EC130, EC145 and AS350B3 at AAD 2012

Eurocopter to show EC130, EC145 and AS350B3 at AAD 2012

18-Sep-2012Source: Eurocopter

The pivotal role played by Eurocopter helicopters in Africa in homeland security, law enforcement, rescue missions and military support will be highlighted at the upcoming AAD Airshow, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa on September 19-23. To demonstrate the versatility of its range of aircraft, Eurocopter will present an EC130, an EC145 and an... Read more

Chile – Ecocopter implements iPad across its fleet

Chile – Ecocopter implements iPad across its fleet

4-Jul-2012Source: Ecocopter

[Electronic translation]  Among its applications is a navigation system with aeronautical maps, airport information, radio aids, weight balance, video security briefings, and others. Ecocopter again make a difference in service, through the incorporation of iPad2s in their helicopters with the latest technology that allow these tablets. The tool offers a great application platform utility that allows... Read more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center adds third helicopter

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center adds third helicopter

13-Jun-2012Source: WFBMC

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center now has three helicopters transporting critically ill patients to the Medical Center. AirCare 3 is based at Blue Ridge Airport near Martinsville, VA and serves the communities northeast of Winston-Salem. “We can save as much as 15 minutes in response time in this area by having an air ambulance based... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight adds EC130

Vanderbilt LifeFlight adds EC130

6-Jun-2012Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has added a new aircraft to its fleet, in an effort to better serve the residents of Middle Tennessee. The new helicopter now brings the total to six, with five of those staffed around the clock. The sixth helicopter is used as a backup when others are out of service for maintenance. A... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services to start new tour from Marina Mall helipad

Falcon Aviation Services to start new tour from Marina Mall helipad

4-Jun-2012Source: AME Info

The 15-minute tour – available from June 21 through to September 15 – starts and ends at Marina Mall helipad and journeys up and down the capital’s majestic Corniche.   (see full story)... Read more

Maverick Helicopters lose four pilots in fixed-wing crash

Maverick Helicopters lose four pilots in fixed-wing crash

4-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Joshua Stubblefield, 31, Chris Spircu, 44, Paul Andrews, 32, and Todd Stuntzner, 45, died on Tuesday night when their single-engine Cirrus SR20 crashed near Zion National Park, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.  All four were tour pilots for Las Vegas operator Maverick Helicopters.  The plane had departed from the North Las Vegas Airport... Read more

28-May-12 Eurocopter EC130B4 Puna, US-Hawaii

28-May-12 Eurocopter EC130B4 Puna, US-Hawaii

28-May-2012

Precautionary field landing made during sightseeing flight. N o damage to helicopter.  Another helicopter from the same operator came and picked up the passengers.... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Continues Green Leadership with Solar Power Array

Blue Hawaiian Continues Green Leadership with Solar Power Array

15-May-2012Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the largest and most successful aerial tour company in Hawaii, has installed a solar power system on the roofs of its two Operations Center buildings at the Maui Heliport. The Blue Hawaiian array consists of 432 panels providing 102 kw of power, which handles, on average, 90 percent of Blue Hawaiian’s electrical... Read more

FAA approves Dart Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350/EC130

FAA approves Dart Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350/EC130

25-Apr-2012Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce FAA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) newly improved Auxiliary Fuel Tank for the AS350 series of aircraft and the EC 130 B4. The newly improved Auxiliary Fuel Tank provides additional fuel capacity that can be transferred to the main fuel tank as desired in order to extend... Read more

EMS Program at SUNY Canton secures EMS helicopter service

EMS Program at SUNY Canton secures EMS helicopter service

16-Mar-2012Source: SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton’s North Country Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program helped bring air medical transportation back to the North Country. Air Methods Corporation announced that it would begin operating two medical helicopters in Jefferson and St. Lawrence County beginning this June at a press conference held the morning of Wednesday, March 14, at Samaritan Medical Center.... Read more

14-Mar-12 C-GONT Eurocopter EC130 Geraldton, Canada

14-Mar-12 C-GONT Eurocopter EC130 Geraldton, Canada

14-Mar-2012

conducting low-level wildlife management work when the helicopter was damaged and collided with the ground. The pilot and two crew members received minor injuries and were airlifted to safety by another MNR helicopter. CADAORS ref 2012O0625... Read more

Maverick Helicopters receives FAA Diamond Award

Maverick Helicopters receives FAA Diamond Award

7-Mar-2012Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, a leader in the Las Vegas air excursion industry, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most prestigious honor for maintenance, the Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” This achievement signifies the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to honor aviation organizations and their... Read more

Long Beach Police seeks approval to sell two EC130s

Long Beach Police seeks approval to sell two EC130s

5-Mar-2012Source: Press Telegram

The EC130s were bought in 2001 for $5.76 million and went into service the following December. Police purchased two replacement AS350B-2  in February 2011 for $3.52 million from the Los Angeles County Sheriff.  The acquisition was intended to reduce operating costs by 42 percent – from $768 per hour to $448, according to a staff... Read more

Maverick Helicopters does NASCAR weekend in style

Maverick Helicopters does NASCAR weekend in style

5-Mar-2012Source: Maverick Helicopters

Typically, Las Vegas attractions include megaresorts, shows, and fine dining. Once a year, Las Vegas features another attraction, NASCAR Weekend. This year, NASCAR Weekendtakes place on March 9th – 11th, 2012, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and is expected to draw large crowds once again. Maverick Helicopters’ and Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s staff are busily... Read more

Eurocopter concludes Singapore Airshow by selling two EC130s to Bangladesh

Eurocopter concludes Singapore Airshow by selling two EC130s to Bangladesh

23-Feb-2012Source: Eurocopter

An agreement was signed with R&R Aviation on the last day of the Singapore Airshow for two brand new Eurocopter EC130 B4, marking Eurocopter’s breakthrough into the Bangladeshi market with its first new civil helicopter sale. This achievement capped Eurocopter’s successful outing at the Airshow this year, where it also inked deals for four new... Read more

17-Feb-12 N390AM Eurocopter EC130 Paris, US-Tennessee

17-Feb-12 N390AM Eurocopter EC130 Paris, US-Tennessee

17-Feb-2012

Emergency landing after bird strike with mallard duck and cracked windshield.... Read more

Corail Hélicoptères orders two Eurocopter EC130s

Corail Hélicoptères orders two Eurocopter EC130s

15-Feb-2012Source: Eurocopter

Corail Hélicoptères – which operates an all-Eurocopter rotary-wing aircraft fleet – has ordered two new EC130 B4s, bringing this helicopter of reference for worldwide tourism operations into service with the Réunion island operator during 2012. Factors in Corail Hélicoptères’ selection of the EC130 B4 include its low operational sound levels, which is within the regulations... Read more

Capitale Hélicoptère selects EC130 to support utility missions in Quebec

Capitale Hélicoptère selects EC130 to support utility missions in Quebec

14-Feb-2012Source: Eurocopter Canada

Capitale Hélicoptère has chosen its fourth EC130 B4 aircraft to assist with utility missions throughout Quebec. The sale was confirmed today with Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) at Heli-Expo 2012 in Dallas, Texas. “The EC130 B4 is a versatile aircraft that is suitable for a variety of missions,” said Guy Joannes, President and CEO, ECL. “We... Read more

American Eurocopter delivers 3,000th aircraft

American Eurocopter delivers 3,000th aircraft

13-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

From Heli-Expo 2012, American Eurocopter today announced that it reached a corporate milestone with the delivery of its 3,000th aircraft at the end of 2011: an EC130 delivered to Air Methods Corporation, the world’s largest air medical transportation provider. “This is yet another distinguished milestone in our company’s history in the United States,” said Marc... Read more

Vector Aerospace now offers AS350 B3/B4 components MRO support

Vector Aerospace now offers AS350 B3/B4 components MRO support

12-Feb-2012Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com, (Heli-Expo Booth #7139) a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation  and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services is now offering components repair and overhaul support for Eurocopter AS350 B3 and B4 dynamic components. With more than 20 years experience in delivering... Read more

Maverick Aviation Group opens new 37,000 sq.ft Grand Canyon terminal

Maverick Aviation Group opens new 37,000 sq.ft Grand Canyon terminal

7-Feb-2012Source: Maverick Aviation Group

Home to Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, the state-of-the-art hangar is complete with a variety of amenities designed to bring comfort to our customers as they await their departure to the spectacular Grand Canyon. High-definition televisions broadcast tips and trivia, a quaint café awaits those customers looking to grab a quick snack or drink before... Read more

Eurocopter sales up 12% in 2011 and 111 more helicopters sold than 2010

Eurocopter sales up 12% in 2011 and 111 more helicopters sold than 2010

24-Jan-2012Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefitted from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services businesses and optimizing internal operations. The deliveries of 503 rotary-wing aircraft in 2011, along with Eurocopter’s enhanced support and services... Read more

NTSB Preliminary Report – 10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130

NTSB Preliminary Report – 10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130

18-Nov-2011Source: NTSB

This is the text from the Preliminary Report.  By its very nature, the details are subject to change and should not be relied upon. The Final Report for this incident will be issued in due course:- On November 10, 2011, about 1214 Hawaiian standard time, a Eurocopter EC 130 B4, N11QV, collided with mountainous terrain... Read more

NTSB Preliminary Report – 03-Nov-11 N130AL Eurocopter EC130

NTSB Preliminary Report – 03-Nov-11 N130AL Eurocopter EC130

18-Nov-2011Source: NTSB

This is the text from the Preliminary Report.  By its very nature, the details are subject to change and should not be relied upon. The Final Report for this incident will be issued in due course:- On November 3, 2011, about 1815 eastern standard time, N130AL, a Eurocopter EC 130 B4, sustained substantial damage during... Read more

Pakistan: Princely Jets buy an EC130

Pakistan: Princely Jets buy an EC130

17-Nov-2011Source: Eurocopter

Extract from a longer press release from Eurocopter…. The sales agreement signed during the Dubai Airshow involves one EC130 B4 in a corporate configuration for Pakistan’s Princely Jets, which is to be delivered in June 2012. Also covered in the accord is Eurocopter’s provision of spares and services for this rotary-wing aircraft.... Read more

EASA approves Tech-Tool EC120/EC130 replacement windows

EASA approves Tech-Tool EC120/EC130 replacement windows

16-Nov-2011Source: Tech-Tool Plastics

European EC120 and EC130 operators have a new source for helicopter replacement windows following European Aviation Safety Agency approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate for Tech-Tool Plastics’ standard and special application replacement windows. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have been previously received. Available replacement windows include windshields, skylights and forward and aft door windows. The... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters EC130 crashes killing five

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters EC130 crashes killing five

11-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Successful sightseeing operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters suffered a fatal accident on the island of Molokai on Thursday. Having taken off from Kahului on Maui island, the 45 minute tour.  Molokai is a mostly rural island with about 7,000 resident population. The tourists, two male and two female, were from Pennsylvania and Ontario according to local... Read more

10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130 Molokai, US-Hawaii (5F)

10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130 Molokai, US-Hawaii (5F)

10-Nov-2011

Crashed into a mountainside on a sightseeing tour.  All 5 POB perished, including pilot Nathan Cline and Pennsylvania residents Michael and Nicole Abel who were only married five days earlier.  The other two were later named as Stuart Roberston and Eva Birgitta Wannersjo from Ontario, Canada... Read more

Quebec’s Capitale Hélicoptère receives EC130, AS350B2 and AS350B3

Quebec’s Capitale Hélicoptère receives EC130, AS350B2 and AS350B3

3-Nov-2011Source: Eurocopter Canada

With the delivery of three new helicopters in October 2011 from the Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) facility in Fort Erie, Ontario, Capitale Hélicoptère’s fleet will have a total of 11 Eurocopter aircraft consisting of 5 AS350 B2’s, 3 EC130 B4’s, 2 AS350 B3’s and 1 EC120 B available for the 2011-2012 operating season. “We are... Read more

03-Nov-11 N130AL Eurocopter EC130 Noblesville, US-Indiana

03-Nov-11 N130AL Eurocopter EC130 Noblesville, US-Indiana

3-Nov-2011

Circled after encountering heavy rain while en route.  Landed in ploughed field and burst into flames,  6POB all safe with minor injuries... Read more

Brazil: State of Parana adds second EC130

Brazil: State of Parana adds second EC130

27-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Helibras has this week delivered a second EC130 to the State Government of Parana, for operation by their Public Safety department.  Like the first aircraft it will have joint law enforcement and air ambulance roles as it starts operatinos today – Thursday 27th October. Lt. Col. Orlando Artur da Costa, Commander of the Parana State... Read more

Milestone Aviation Group buy five EC130s

Milestone Aviation Group buy five EC130s

17-Oct-2011Source: Milestone Aviation Group

American Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference the sale to Milestone of five new Eurocopter EC130B4 helicopters. The order is valued at $17 million. Deliveries will take place in the second half of 2012. Milestone, the first global finance company focused exclusively on the helicopter market, will offer... Read more

Long Beach Police swap EC130s for AS350B2s

Long Beach Police swap EC130s for AS350B2s

10-Oct-2011Source: Long Beach Police

The Long Beach Police Department has acquired two air support units from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, in an effort to reduce fuel and maintenance costs. The mission of the Long Beach Police Department’s Air Support Unit is to provide direct support to daily patrol operations as well as support for detectives and SWAT... Read more

Eurocopter to highlight UK capabilities at Helitech

Eurocopter to highlight UK capabilities at Helitech

26-Sep-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter’s strong presence in the UK multi-mission helicopter marketplace will be demonstrated at the Helitech 2011 show and conference, which is to include this event’s first appearance of the EC145 T2 – the company’s new generation version of its workhorse twin-engine EC145. During the September 27-29 Helitech show at Duxford Airport, the EC145 T2 will... Read more

20-Sep-11 N131LN Eurocopter EC130 Georgetown, US-Kentucky

20-Sep-11 N131LN Eurocopter EC130 Georgetown, US-Kentucky

20-Sep-2011

Tail rotor chip light illuminated during patient transfer.  Safe precautionary landing made in church car park.  Second helicopter attended to complete patient transfer... Read more

Increased service life for FDC/aerofilter AS350/EC130 Inlet Barrier Filter Elements

Increased service life for FDC/aerofilter AS350/EC130 Inlet Barrier Filter Elements

24-Jul-2011Source: FDC/aerofilter

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce that the service life for the Eurocopter AS350 series and EC130 B4 inlet barrier filter elements has been increased to 4500 hours, with no limitation on the number of cleanings. In addition, the recommended service interval has been increased to 300 hours. The FAA recently approved a revision to FDC/aerofilter’s... Read more

LifeNet of Iowa to base EC130 at Cherokee

LifeNet of Iowa to base EC130 at Cherokee

30-Jun-2011Source: Chronicle Times

The Cherokee Regional Medical Center and LifeNet of Iowa, a critical care air medical transport company, announced today that a fully equipped, state-of-the-art medical helicopter will be based in Cherokee.  According to CRMC CEO John Comstock, the aircraft will be tethered on the heli-pad at the CRMC, or in a leased hangar at the Cherokee... Read more

AS350/EC130 with FDC/Aerofilter have performance limits removed

AS350/EC130 with FDC/Aerofilter have performance limits removed

29-Jun-2011Source: FDC/aerofilter

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce that Eurocopter AS350 and EC130 helicopters equipped with FDC/aerofilter inlet barrier filters may now operate in accordance with the basic rotorcraft flight manual. The FAA recently approved revisions to FDC/aerofilter’s rotorcraft flight manual supplements, allowing these aircraft to operate in accordance with the performance sections of the basic rotorcraft flight... Read more

Cobham’s HeliSAS Granted FAA Type Certification for AS350 and EC130

Cobham’s HeliSAS Granted FAA Type Certification for AS350 and EC130

28-Jun-2011Source: Cobham

MINERAL WELLS, Texas – HeliSAS, Cobham’s Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) status by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Eurocopter AS350 model series and EC130 helicopters. Earlier this year, HeliSAS was STC’d on the Bell 206B, 206L, and 407 models. HeliSAS sets a new standard in helicopter... Read more

Metro Aviation competes first two EC130 of eight for Medflight Ohio

Metro Aviation competes first two EC130 of eight for Medflight Ohio

24-Jun-2011Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation, Inc. recently completed two major STC programs on the Eurocopter EC130 selected by Medflight Ohio (Columbus) to replace a mixed and aging fleet. The first two completed aircraft were delivered to Medflight Ohio, on June 6th where Metro Aviation, Inc. will serve as the operator, replacing Omniflight Helicopters as the Operator. Following crew... Read more

Maverick Helicopters offers exclusive VIP travel to Electric Daisy Carnival

Maverick Helicopters offers exclusive VIP travel to Electric Daisy Carnival

20-Jun-2011

Music fans attending the upcoming 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival weekend, June 24-26, can travel to the event, which is being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in VIP-style with Maverick Helicopters. Maverick Helicopters is the only helicopter company to provide air travel to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during this incredible music... Read more

Wake Forest AirCare celebrates 25 years and adds second EC130

Wake Forest AirCare celebrates 25 years and adds second EC130

29-May-2011Source: Wake Forest AirCare

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 27, 2011 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centerbegan using its newest helicopter, AirCare 2, during the month that commemorates the establishment of the air ambulance service 25 years ago. AirCare 2 is based at the Elkin Municipal Airport to provide fast transport to calls from northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia.... Read more

Vertical Aviation adds EC130 to its 135 certificate

Vertical Aviation adds EC130 to its 135 certificate

27-May-2011Source: Vertical Aviation

Vertical Aviation LLC, of Scottsdale Ariz., has added an EC130B4 to its 135 certificate. The Helicopter will be based in Provo Utah. The 2003 720tt hour ship just completed maintenance and conformity inspection at our facility and is on its way home. Helicopter features quiet technology Fenestron fan tail and seating for six in a... Read more

Canada approves Garmin’s G500H in Eurocopter AS350 and EC130

Canada approves Garmin’s G500H in Eurocopter AS350 and EC130

26-May-2011Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) and Rotorcraft Services Group, an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft services, today announced that Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) has validated the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of Garmin’s G500H glass cockpit in Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3 and/or EC130B4 helicopters. With this validation, authorized... Read more

Maverick Helicopters launches daytime Las Vegas tours

Maverick Helicopters launches daytime Las Vegas tours

12-Apr-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

The latest sightseeing excursion from Maverick Helicopters will give Las Vegas visitors a daytime view of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, as well as scenic surrounding desert and mountain areas. This newest expedition, Vegas Voyage, debuts today, Monday, April 11, 2011 and departs daily from Maverick Helicopters’ main termina, 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South. “We... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Tour Company award

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Tour Company award

30-Mar-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters has been named 2011 SNHCA Choice Award winner for Best Tour Company in Las Vegas by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA). SNHCA, which was established in 1990, is an association of professional hotel concierge dedicated to providing the highest level of service to Las Vegas visitors. The association is honoring Maverick... Read more

Metro Aviation announces innovative iPad app

Metro Aviation announces innovative iPad app

23-Mar-2011Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation, Inc. has announced an industry first iPad App now available to provide customers with a familiarization and training tool for installed equipment description, functionality and operation, among other uses. The company plans to include the Eurocopter AS350, EC130, EC135, EC145 and EC145T2 as well as the EC155 model type helicopters as part of... Read more

Eurocopter sells 68 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2011

Eurocopter sells 68 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2011

10-Mar-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter booked 68 new orders and agreements during this week’s Heli-Expo 2011 exposition while also unveiling a range of new and enhanced helicopter products, confirming the company’s highly competitive position for the expected upturn in the world’s rotary-wing aircraft sector. New business concluded during this industry event in Orlando, Florida involved eight of Eurocopter’s helicopter... Read more

Garmin G500H goes to Hawaii and Hollywood

Garmin G500H goes to Hawaii and Hollywood

6-Mar-2011Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, is pleased to announce that one of its most popular products for helicopters is being used by one of the world’s largest tour operators. Blue Hawaiian, the largest Hawaiian helicopter operator and Hollywood’s first-call helicopter company, is in the... Read more

Eurocopter Canada sells six helicopters to Capitale Hélipro

Eurocopter Canada sells six helicopters to Capitale Hélipro

6-Mar-2011Source: Eurocopter Canada

Eurocopter Canada confirms the sale of three AS350 B2’s, two EC130 B4’s and one AS350 B3 aircraft with Capitale Hélipro based in Quebec City. With the delivery of six new helicopters by July 2011 from the Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) facility in Fort Erie, Ontario, Capitale Hélipro will have a total fleet of 11 Eurocopter... Read more

Eurocopter to launch the AS350B3e

Eurocopter to launch the AS350B3e

5-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Hidden away on Eurocopter’s website is a brief note on the helicopters they have on the show floor at Heli-Expo in Orlando, and they are… EC175 mockup in offshore configuration – expect some Gulf of Mexico orders to be announced EC130 for Air Methods in an all-blue scheme with Life Flight titles – registration N506LF... Read more

Eurocopter makes a grand entrance at the 2011 Avalon Air Show

Eurocopter makes a grand entrance at the 2011 Avalon Air Show

2-Mar-2011Source: Australian Aerospace

Australian Aerospace Limited, supported by Eurocopter, the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer, brings an impressive line-up of aircraft from its rotary-wing family to the 2011 Australian International Air Show at Avalon. A total of seven helicopters will be at Avalon, ranging in size from the smallest family member, the Eurocopter EC120B Colibri, to the largest, the... Read more

Woman arrested for shining laser at Long Beach Police helicopter

Woman arrested for shining laser at Long Beach Police helicopter

17-Feb-2011Source: Long Beach Post

A 34-year old Long Beach woman has been arrested for pointing lasers at Police and Sheriff helicopters while they conducted a search for suspects in an unrelated incident in January. Kelly Ann Smith has been charged with two felony counts of discharging a laser at an aircraft.... Read more

Long Beach Police look to buy pre-owned AS350B2s to replace EC130s

Long Beach Police look to buy pre-owned AS350B2s to replace EC130s

31-Jan-2011Source: Contra Costa Times

Police officials want to buy the helicopters from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at a cost of up to $3.5M. The City Council will decide whether to approve the purchase at its Tuesday meeting. The city purchased the current EC130s, for $5.7M in 2001... Read more

Maverick launches new all-in-one Grand Canyon West Rim Experience

Maverick launches new all-in-one Grand Canyon West Rim Experience

27-Jan-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

The latest sightseeing excursion from Maverick Aviation Group will give explorers a multi-perspective view of Grand Canyon West Rim. Passengers will witness the beauty of the Grand Canyon and all it has to offer while traveling via plane, helicopter and by foot on the new Tribal Spirit excursion. The company’s latest expedition will depart daily... Read more

Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

24-Jan-2011Source: Eurocopter

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

HealthNet adds EC130 in West Virginia

HealthNet adds EC130 in West Virginia

10-Jan-2011

The new airborne emergency medical service is a joint effort by HealthNet Aeromedical Services, West Virginia University Hospitals, WVUH-East and Air Methods.  The EC130 is based at Eastern Regional Airport... Read more

Brazilian state of Parana orders second EC130

Brazilian state of Parana orders second EC130

27-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The Governor of the Brazilian state of Parana confirmed this week the placing of an order for a second Eurocopter EC130 with Helibras. It is expected that the helicopter will be based in Guaira, in the Itaipu Lake area – a reputedly difficult area to monitor given borders with both Argentina and Paraguay. Covering a... Read more

Long Beach police look to swap EC130s out for pre-owned AS350B2s to save money

Long Beach police look to swap EC130s out for pre-owned AS350B2s to save money

24-Nov-2010Source: Gazettes

According to Lt. Richard Rocchi of the Long Beach Police Dept, it may not be too long before the unit receives two well-maintained used Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopters from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.... Read more

Metro Aviation lands third customer in Ohio

Metro Aviation lands third customer in Ohio

17-Nov-2010Source: Metro Aviation

16 NOV 2010 — Shreveport, Louisiana U.S.A. — Longtime traditional air medical transportation provider and helicopter completion specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. will soon be providing helicopter air medical services (AMS) to MedFlight, based in Columbus, Ohio. The AMS operation will be the third for Metro Aviation in the state of Ohio and will include a... Read more

Metro Aviation signs 12 aircraft MOU with American Eurocopter

Metro Aviation signs 12 aircraft MOU with American Eurocopter

12-Oct-2010Source: American Eurocopter

From booth number 1423 at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, American Eurocopter announced that Metro Aviation Inc., has entered into an MOU for 12 aircraft. The mix will include EC130’s, EC135s and an EC145 and will support the company’s ongoing growth and expansion of its Aircraft Operations Division. “Metro... Read more

HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

11-Oct-2010Source: American Eurocopter

Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter today announced that HeatlhNet Aeromedical, long-time customer and program with aircraft operated by Air Methods, continues to expand its operations utilizing the company’s industry leading helicopters. HealthNet has already placed an EC135 and an EC145 into service this year and it has further expansion planned for the fourth quarter.... Read more

American Eurocopter to display EC130 and EC145 at AMTC 2010

American Eurocopter to display EC130 and EC145 at AMTC 2010

11-Oct-2010Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter, the nation’s leading provider of helicopters for the U.S. emergency medical services industry, announced today that it will again be exhibiting at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 11 – 13, 2010. The company’s industry leading helicopters account for a significant portion of the helicopters providing emergency medical... Read more

TLH Heliskiing to fly skiers and snowboarders in EC130

TLH Heliskiing to fly skiers and snowboarders in EC130

1-Oct-2010Source: TLH Heliskiing

TLH Heliskiing will be one of the only heli-ski operators to fly small groups in the luxurious Eurocopter B4 Helicopter this winter. With more room in the aircraft for guests and all seating facing towards the front, all passengers will be able to enjoy the spectacular views with comfort. Gold Bridge, British Columbia, September 28,... Read more

Rotorcraft Services Group and Garmin team to STC Garmin G500H for EC130, AS350

Rotorcraft Services Group and Garmin team to STC Garmin G500H for EC130, AS350

30-Sep-2010Source: Garmin

Rotorcraft Services Group, Inc. (RSG), an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft services and Garmin International, Inc. have proudly teamed together to obtain FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for installation of the Garmin G500H glass cockpit in the Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3 and EC130B4 helicopter models. Under this STC, any authorized Garmin aviation dealer can install... Read more

30-Sep-10 N822MH Eurocopter EC130 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

30-Sep-10 N822MH Eurocopter EC130 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

30-Sep-2010

Tail rotor struck canvas umbrella while hovering at low level... Read more

Dart announces EASA AS350 and Australian AS350/EC130 approvals of auxiliary fuel tank

Dart announces EASA AS350 and Australian AS350/EC130 approvals of auxiliary fuel tank

13-Sep-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services announces that its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA certification of its Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350 model aircraft.  Furthermore, the Australian approval for the Auxiliary Fuel Tank has been reissued in the name of DART Aerospace Ltd. for the AS350 and EC130 and this STC has been added to... Read more

Baptist Air Care displays new EC130

Baptist Air Care displays new EC130

4-Sep-2010Source: Alexander Rescue Squad & EMS

The Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center revealed its latest addition to the AirCare fleet on September 3rd for several local emergency services agencies in Alexander County. The recent addition of the EC-130 helicopter to AirCare’s fleet has allowed them to reach out to the communities in their service area and has greatly reduced response... Read more

Dart Announces Certification of EC130 Cargo Swing Compatible Heli-Utility-Basket

Dart Announces Certification of EC130 Cargo Swing Compatible Heli-Utility-Basket

17-Jul-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada, FAA, EASA and ANAC approval of their updated design Heli-Utility-Basket for the EC 130. The Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ is constructed of stainless steel with a high-gloss, white scratch-resistant finish.  A self-locking handle keeps valuables secure during flight.  The baskets... Read more

Dart Announces Brazilian Approval of AS350/EC130 auxiliary fuel tank

Dart Announces Brazilian Approval of AS350/EC130 auxiliary fuel tank

8-Jul-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services announces that the Brazilian approval for the Auxiliary Fuel Tank has been reissued in the name of their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd, and that DART has added this STC to their manufacturer’s approval.  DART has also obtained ANAC approval for the addition of the EC130B4 to the Brazilian STC; previously, only... Read more

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