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Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Stavanger, Norway -Heli-One, one of the world’s largest independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been chosen as Bond Offshore Helicopters’ service partner for an H225G-REDR, 9,000 hour G check. The contract, to be serviced at Heli-One’s Stavanger facility in Norway, constitutes the first major H225 inspection in Bond Offshore Helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Heli-one, 02-Sep-15

Kuwait To Buy 24 Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Kuwait To Buy 24 Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Kuwait will buy 24 long-range Airbus Caracal helicopters from France, Elysee Palace said Wednesday, in a deal that was agreed to during talks between the countries’ leaders. See Full Story

Source: Morningstar, 12-Jun-15

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Bond pilots sue Airbus over 2012 EC225 ditching

Bond pilots sue Airbus over 2012 EC225 ditching

Timothy Cousins and David Pountain were at the controls of the Super Puma when it was forced down in May 2012. See Full Story

Source: stv, 26-May-15

CAE provides update on recently (and soon-to-be) available helicopter training

CAE provides update on recently (and soon-to-be) available helicopter training

CAE today announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that two helicopter aviation training programs are, or will soon be, ready for training Training for Sikorsky S92 helicopter in Zhuhai, China In support to the growing helicopter market in Asia, CAE and China Southern are offering a Sikorsky S92 helicopter training program in their Zhuhai… Read more »

Source: CAE, 20-May-15

Vector Aerospace receives Airbus Helicopters Service Centre Approval

Vector Aerospace receives Airbus Helicopters Service Centre Approval

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector –www.vectoraerospace.com) a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Airbus Helicopters enabling its Fleetlands site in Gosport to operate as an Airbus Helicopters Service Centre for countries adjoining the North Sea – the UK, Republic of Ireland ,… Read more »

Source: Vector, 28-Apr-15

Shell Australia launches landmark SAR service

Shell Australia has launched a dedicated search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service with operator CHC Helicopter to support the offshore oil and gas industry in the Kimberley – the first of its kind in Australia. The EC225 SAR helicopter is based at the Broome International Airport and is operated by CHC. It is supported by… Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Apr-15

01-Apr-15 G-CGUB Airbus EC225 North Sea, UK

Aircraft turned back to Aberdeen before reaching destination.  7 POB.  Reported as a Cowling Open warning light

01-Apr-15

Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

New strategic partnerships announced this week have leveraged almost $44 million in new investments and helped to create or retain over 1,400 jobs in Southwestern Ontario. The latest investment under the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is with Airbus Helicopters Canada in Fort Erie. Funding will support the company’s new production line, equipment and facility upgrades,… Read more »

Source: Ontario, 30-Mar-15

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CHC launches SAR EC225 to support Australian oil and gas industry

CHC launches SAR EC225 to support Australian oil and gas industry

The most sophisticated search and rescue helicopter in Australia has been unveiled in one of the most remote corners of the country. See Full Story

Source: ABC News, 24-Mar-15

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MHS Aviation receives Appreciation Award for offshore achievements

MHS Aviation receives Appreciation Award for offshore achievements

Malaysia’s MHS Aviation Berhad today received an Award of Appreciation that acknowledged its world-class achievements in operations for the oil and gas sector using Airbus Helicopters-built rotorcraft. This award was presented by Airbus Helicopters Vice President Christopher Grainger, the head of Oil & Gas Sales, to MHS Aviation Executive Director Mohsein bin Ma’som, during the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) signed an agreement today to acquire a 30 percent share in the Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center in Malaysia. This joint venture agreement was signed by BHIC Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin and Philippe Monteux, Airbus Helicopters Senior Vice President for South East Asia & Pacific… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Mar-15

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Attourney announces investigation of CHC Group

Attourney announces investigation of CHC Group

Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP (“Scott+Scott”), a national shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, announces the commencement of an investigation into CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) (“CHC Group”) related to potential violations of federal securities laws. If you are a CHC Group shareholder, you are encouraged to contact Scott+Scott for additional information. CHC Group (NYSE:HELI) is… Read more »

Source: Scott Scott, 17-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters announces updated release of its H225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Airbus Helicopters announces updated release of its H225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Airbus Helicopters has expanded on its initial Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM) for H225 (formerly EC225) aircraft in oil and gas missions – the first such source document produced by a rotorcraft manufacturer – and has announced the release of an updated version, now extended to include emergency procedures. Airbus Helicopters worked closely on the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-15

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Heli-One helps Korea’s National 119 halve EC225 inspection time

Heli-One helps Korea’s National 119 halve EC225 inspection time

A primary provider of private firefighting and rescue services in South Korea had one of its key helicopters safely back in service in less than one-half the expected time following routine inspection and maintenance performed by Heli-One. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI). National 119 was… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Mar-15

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Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered an EC225 LP to the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), which was acquired as replacement for an aircraft that was destroyed during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This is the last of three EC225s ordered by JCG in July 2011; the earlier two having been delivered last year. With the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Mar-15

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Honeywell Forecasts Steady Global Helicopter Demand For Next Five Years

Honeywell Forecasts Steady Global Helicopter Demand For Next Five Years

In its 17th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchasing Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) expects that 4,750-5,250 civilian-use helicopters will be delivered during 2015-2019. Overall, five-year demand for turbine-powered, civil helicopters remains steady versus the 2014 five-year forecast, with moderate improvement in new helicopter purchase plans reported, offsetting the short-term uncertainty of large-fleet operators in the… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 02-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters completes first year bringing three new helicopters to market

Airbus Helicopters completes first year bringing three new helicopters to market

Building on an unprecedented year of new product certification and introduction, Airbus Helicopters has set its sights on best serving its customers in a challenging global marketplace, with the priority on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness. During 2014, Airbus Helicopters delivered 471 rotorcraft from the company’s civil, parapublic and military product lines and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jan-15

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27-Jan-15 PR-BGA Airbus EC225 Campos dos Goytacazes , Brazil

The engine number 2 caught fire as the aircraft was taxying in. Substantial damage restricted to the right hand side engine

27-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters aims to improve product safety after accidents

Airbus Helicopters aims to improve product safety after accidents

It is just over a year since a police helicopter built by Airbus crashed into a Glasgow pub, killing 10 people. Though an interim report by air accident investigators did not cite technical failure, Guillaume Faury, chief executive of Airbus Helicopters, says his company must draw lessons from that tragedy — and they are that… Read more »

Source: FT, 21-Jan-15

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Bristow builds on a strong heritage for a brighter future in Europe

Bristow builds on a strong heritage for a brighter future in Europe

With more than 1,000 employees and 60 years of experience in offshore operations, Bristow’s Europe Business Unit (EBU) has earned a reputation for safety and service. In recent months, new people have arrived and processes are being put into place to meet anticipated growth in both the oil and gas and search and rescue (SAR)… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 14-Jan-15

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27-Dec-14 G-REDV Eurocopter EC225 North Sea, UK

Suspected lightning strike, returned to base.  Reg to be confirmed

27-Dec-14

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17-Dec-14 PR-BGR Eurocopter EC225 Macae, Brazil

While the helicopter was hovering prior to departure from an oil platform, the crew heard a strong noise followed by vibration and instability of the helicopter. The pilot commanded an immediate landing on the deck, with the helicopter touching the floor in an abrupt manner.  17 POB.  Substantially damaged

17-Dec-14

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EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

The approvals involve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the CGAMEC joint venture’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities – located in Shenzhen – to Part 145 standards; along with the qualification of Airbus Helicopters China’s full-flight simulator in Beijing for the EC225 rotorcraft. “These approvals confirm our commitment to providing training and support… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

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EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

The European airworthiness authority has validated Airbus Helicopters’ flight training and support services in China, endorsing the high quality standards of these operations and their contribution to safety in one of the world’s most rapidly-growing rotorcraft markets. The approvals involve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the CGAMEC joint venture’s maintenance, repair and overhaul… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

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Saft Batteries power EC175 APU

Saft Batteries power EC175 APU

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced batteries for industry and aerospace applications, with its advanced nickel-based batteries already installed on two-thirds of the world’s fleet of civil and military aircraft, is supplying the on-board batteries for Airbus Helicopters’ twin-turbine EC175 helicopter that has entered series production with the first delivery on December… Read more »

Source: Saft Batteries, 15-Dec-14

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Focus on safety: Airbus Helicopters develops industry’s first EC225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Focus on safety: Airbus Helicopters develops industry’s first EC225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Airbus Helicopters is working together with Helicopter Operators to develop a Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM) for EC225 aircraft that are utilized for oil and gas missions, marking the first such source document created in the rotorcraft sector, and further reinforcing the company’s safety initiatives in cooperation with operators and industry stakeholders. This initial source… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Dec-14

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50,000 trainees in 50 years: Airbus Helicopters Training Services reaffirms its commitment to safety

50,000 trainees in 50 years: Airbus Helicopters Training Services reaffirms its commitment to safety

Airbus Helicopters Training Services (AHTS) has completed the instruction of its 50,000th trainee, marking a new achievement for this wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters. This milestone was achieved during an EC225 rotorcraft T1 type rating course for mechanics, and the accomplishment was celebrated during a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters Training Services’ facilities in Marignane, France,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Dec-14

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Airbus Helicopters hands over Indonesia’s first CSAR EC725

Airbus Helicopters hands over Indonesia’s first CSAR EC725

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first of six EC725 rotorcraft acquired by Indonesia for combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions. Present at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane, France facility to accept the aircraft included members of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, the Indonesian Air Force, as well as PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI). The 11-ton twin-engine helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Nov-14

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Indonesian Army receives first of 12 Fennec family rotorcraft

Indonesian Army receives first of 12 Fennec family rotorcraft

The Indonesian Army has taken delivery of an Airbus Helicopters lightweight rotorcraft, the first in a fleet of 12 which will provide this military service with advanced capabilities in attack missions. Comprising six single-engine and six twin-engine versions, the helicopters are to be supplied through 2016. These 12 rotorcraft from the Ecureuil/Fennec family will constitute… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Nov-14

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Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P UK is extending a decades-long relationship with CHC Helicopter in the North Sea, awarding CHC a long-term helicopter transportation contract to support Total’s offshore operations across the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 and two Airbus EC225 helicopters on behalf of Total. The helicopters… Read more »

Source: CHC Helicopter, 28-Oct-14

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28-Oct-14 Airbus EC225 North Sea, UK

Faulty indicator led to precautionary landing on Forties Charlie platform instead of intended destination at Forties Unity

28-Oct-14

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V1062 Heli-Carrier for wheeled helicopters operating on oil platforms

V1062 Heli-Carrier for wheeled helicopters operating on oil platforms

Helitowcart is adding the new V1062 model to its Heli-Carrier line for wheeled helicopters. This addition was created to meet the specific needs of operators needing to move heavy helicopters on oil platforms fitted with landing nets. To meet such challenge this model is equipped with much larger pneumatic wheels to roll over such thick… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Oct-14

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Successful implementation of the new redesigned shaft on first EC225s/EC725s

Successful implementation of the new redesigned shaft on first EC225s/EC725s

Airbus Helicopters is working alongside operators of its EC225 and EC725 aircraft to implement the final step of its proven solution: the retrofit of the worldwide EC225/EC725 fleet with the redesigned bevel gear vertical shaft, which was certified in April of this year. Since the previous safety measures were put in place in July 2013,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters showcases the EC225 to Myanmar Oil & Gas industry

Airbus Helicopters showcases the EC225 to Myanmar Oil & Gas industry

Airbus Helicopters will be demonstrating the capabilities of its workhorse twin engine EC225 to Myanmar’s rapidly growing oil and gas industry. This will take place at Yangon International Airport this week. With its operational range and payload lift capability, the EC225 is perfectly suited for deep-water research and servicing flights to offshore areas, which are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Aug-14

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Shell launches landmark SAR service in Australia

Shell launches landmark SAR service in Australia

Shell Australia has launched a dedicated search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service to support the offshore oil and gas industry in the Kimberley – the first of its kind in Australia. The EC225 SAR helicopter is based at the Broome International Airport and is operated by CHC.  It is supported by a dedicated team of… Read more »

Source: Shell, 08-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters accept responsibility for North Sea ditching

Airbus Helicopters accept responsibility for North Sea ditching

Lawyers representing several passengers injured when a Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter came down in the North Sea 32 miles south west of Shetland in October 2012 have welcomed an acceptance of responsibility from the helicopter manufacturer which paves the way for settlements to be agreed. Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Aviation Law team represents 12 oil rig… Read more »

Source: Irwin Mitchell, 07-Jul-14

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Bristow transports Commonwealth Games Baton

Bristow transports Commonwealth Games Baton

As part of its massive 288 day tour of the Commonwealth countries, the Commonwealth Games Baton has today been taken to and from the Clair platform in the North Sea.  The baton is on a 40 day tour of Scotland from 14 June to 23 July, and the symbolic visit to the rig marks the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-14

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02-Jul-14 Eurocopter EC225 North Sea, Norway (1F)

Swedish patient airlifted from Troll A platform in North Sea broke loose and fell from the helicopter to his death while en route to Bergen.  Body found one hour later

02-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters responds to AAIB Final Report on EC225 North Sea accidents

Airbus Helicopters responds to AAIB Final Report on EC225 North Sea accidents

Today, the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) issued its final determination following its investigation into the causes linked to two controlled ditchings that occurred in the North Sea on May 10, 2012 and October 22, 2012 aboard EC225 helicopters. Airbus Helicopters affirms the conclusions drawn in the report concerning the causes of the two controlled… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jun-14

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AAIB issues formal report on North Sea EC225 accidents

AAIB issues formal report on North Sea EC225 accidents

The formal report on the accidents to a Bond and a CHC EC225 in 2012 has now been released by the AAIB.  A further seven new Safety Recommendations have been made, including five related to the liferafts and one related to the fatigue performance  of components manufactured from high strength low alloy steel.  These are listed below… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jun-14

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SonAir receives three EC225s, financed through Milestone

SonAir receives three EC225s, financed through Milestone

The worldwide fleet of EC225s that perform heli-lift duties for oil and gas operators increased by three today with Airbus Helicopters’ triple delivery of workhorse rotorcraft acquired by Milestone Aviation Group and leased to SonAir – an African operator – which will utilize them in Angola. The handover ceremony in Marignane, France marked the latest… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Jun-14

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Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation orders three EC225s

Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation orders three EC225s

Airbus Helicopters and Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation today signed a letter of intent for three EC225 rotorcraft to be deployed for offshore operations. THK President Osman Yildirim praised the excellent operations of the company’s current fleet of EC135s, used to perform EMS missions. “We also look forward to benefitting from Airbus Helicopters’ expertise in offshore operations,” he… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-May-14

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Bristow Australia wins Au$138M offshore contract from Ceduna for BP

Bristow Australia wins Au$138M offshore contract from Ceduna for BP

BP Australia managing director Phil Home said a hangar and supporting office blocks would be constructed at Ceduna as part of aviation operations. See full story

Source: West Coast Sentinel, 12-May-14

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Libya approves purchase of four firefighting helicopters

Libya approves purchase of four firefighting helicopters

The Libyan cabinet has approved the Ministry of Interior’s plans to purchase four helicopters for the National Security Authority’s fire-fighting division.  See full story

Source: DefenceWeb, 12-May-14

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Angola SonAir takes delivery of EC225

Angola SonAir takes delivery of EC225

Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 presence in the African oil and gas heli-lift market will expand following delivery of an additional workhorse rotorcraft to SonAir, which is to deploy this long-range helicopter on operations in Angola. A handover ceremony today in Marignane, France marked the EC225’s delivery, with this latest aircraft joining SonAir’s Airbus Helicopters-built fleet of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-May-14

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EASA certifies EC225 gear shaft redesign

EASA certifies EC225 gear shaft redesign

The redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 has been certified, enabling its production and installation on all rotorcraft of this type in operation globally, as well as those being produced. Certification was granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and is to be followed by validation from other international airworthiness authorities…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Apr-14

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Milestone leases three EC225s to SonAir

Milestone leases three EC225s to SonAir

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, and SonAir, the largest African helicopter operator and a subsidiary of the Angolan national oil company Sonangol, announced that three of Milestone’s record order for 30 of Airbus Helicopters’ EC225s will begin performing airlift duties for Angola’s oil and gas sector. The arrangements, announced today on… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 27-Feb-14

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Waypoint Leasing to acquire 12 EC225 and 25 EC145T2

Waypoint Leasing to acquire 12 EC225 and 25 EC145T2

Two major Waypoint Leasing orders with Airbus Helicopters were announced today as the global helicopter lessor intends to acquire 37 EC225 and EC145 T2 rotorcraft. These key transactions, Waypoint’s first deliveries in 2014, were detailed at the 2014 Heli-Expo industry convention in Anaheim, California, where Airbus Helicopters President Guillaume Faury and Waypoint Leasing CEO Ed… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 26-Feb-14

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AmSafe Bridport wins multipurpose helicopter transport system contract for French military

AmSafe Bridport wins multipurpose helicopter transport system contract for French military

AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded a contract from the French Direction Générale de L’armement (DGA) for its requirement for a multipurpose helicopter transport system [designated as système d’hélitransport polyvalent; (SHP)] for the French armed forces helicopter fleet. The SHP is a suite of specialist helicopter cargo lifting equipment capable of safely and efficiently transporting… Read more »

Source: AmSafe Bridport, 19-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada to make EC225 engine cowlings

Airbus Helicopters Canada to make EC225 engine cowlings

Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly called Eurocopter Canada) announced today that it will be adding a new production line at its Fort Erie, ON helicopter production facility, creating approximately 40 new high-skill manufacturing jobs. Following a global competitive process the new production work has been awarded to Airbus Helicopters Canada by its parent company, Airbus Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Feb-14

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Blueway to be launch customer for Thales training centre in Norway

Blueway to be launch customer for Thales training centre in Norway

Blueway is a market leader in Scandinavian on-shore and off-shore helicopter services, specialising in shuttle services and replacement of flare tips, as well as search & rescue, infrastructure and environmental operations. In particular, Blueway’s offshore activity is very well regarded in the Scandinavian oil and gas sector. The Thales training centre will answer to the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 29-Jan-14

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Brazil – Omni and Aeroleo are last to resume EC225 operations

Brazil – Omni and Aeroleo are last to resume EC225 operations

With the resumption of EC225 commercial flights by BHS Helicopter, OMNI and Aeróleo Taxi Aéreo in Brazil, all operators using this Eurocopter helicopter around the globe have now reinstated service. The EC225 oil and gas fleet’s return-to-service began in July 2013 in Angola, and now has been completed with all three Brazilian operators back in… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Dec-13

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Eurocopter delivers two EC225 to Bond via Waypoint Leasing

Eurocopter delivers two EC225 to Bond via Waypoint Leasing

Two EC225s delivered yesterday are the initial Eurocopter-built aircraft in the portfolio of Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company. Waypoint has signed an agreement to provide the aircraft to Avincis Group’s subsidiary, Bond Helicopters Australia, to use for offshore crew change missions. The EC225 handovers to Waypoint Leasing occurred at Eurocopter’s Marignane, France… Read more »

13-Dec-13

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Argentine Coast Guard negotiating for EC225s

Argentine Coast Guard negotiating for EC225s

The Argentine Coast Guard – or Prefectura Naval Argentina to give them their local name – are reportedly in negotiations for two Eurocopter EC225s and an option for a third aircraft. They are expected to replace the 1980 delivered SA330 Pumas, of which they have two currently on charge – serialled PA-11 and PA-13. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Dec-13

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Eurocopter Canada profiles EC225 in offshore and SAR roles

Eurocopter Canada profiles EC225 in offshore and SAR roles

Eurocopter Canada Ltd. is showcasing the EC225 helicopter in St. John’s this week to demonstrate the rotorcraft’s features and capabilities for the offshore oil and gas community in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province. The helicopter is in St. John’s for three days to highlight its ideal suitability for use as a crew transport aircraft, and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 28-Nov-13

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Eurocopter receives first Indonesian-built EC225/EC725 fuselage

Eurocopter receives first Indonesian-built EC225/EC725 fuselage

PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) has delivered the first complete main fuselage assembly it has produced for Eurocopter EC725 and EC225 helicopters, marking a significant milestone in the companies’ industrial partnership. This no. 1 assembly – consisting of the integrated upper and lower fuselage sections – was built at IAe’s Bandung, Indonesia facility in West… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Nov-13

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Helibras flies first locally-produced EC725

Helibras flies first locally-produced EC725

[electronic translation]  Helibras held, on Thursday (21) at its factory in Itajubá (MG), the first flight of a unit of EC725 completely produced in the company in Brazil. The flight took place two months before the deadline for the schedule of activities of the EC725 project. The BRA 17 inaugurates the third stage of the program… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Nov-13

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Helibras becomes certifier for EC225/EC725 gearbox assemblies

Helibras becomes certifier for EC225/EC725 gearbox assemblies

Helibras just won another important step in the process of transfer of technology, needed for the company’s goal of developing a helicopter in Brazil. Eurocopter has granted permission to Helibras sign the Certificates of Conformity for mounting the gearbox main (CTP) of EC725/225, which means that teams formed by Brazilian technicians assume full responsibility of this… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 25-Oct-13

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Bond Helicopters Australia launches with five-year offshore contract

Bond Helicopters Australia launches with five-year offshore contract

Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd (Bond) today formally celebrated the launch of its new business providing offshore helicopter services to the energy industry in Australia, one of the fastest growing offshore markets in the world. Representatives of State and Federal Governments, oil and  gas companies and the aviation industry were among the guests at a… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 15-Oct-13

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EC225 grounding cost Bond £4.17M

EC225 grounding cost Bond £4.17M

The company notes in full-year accounts filed with Companies House, the grounding of the Eurocopter EC225’s “resulted in reduced flying activity and revenue and also additional non-recurring costs”.  See full story

Source: Business Insider, 03-Oct-13

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Avincis buys three new EC225s

Avincis buys three new EC225s

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced the purchase of three new EC225 helicopters. The helicopters will be used by Avincis’ subsidiary Bond Helicopters Australia (Bond) to service its multi-million dollar, five year contract with the PTTEP Australasia Group of Companies, part of Thailand’s… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 25-Sep-13

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CAE and Eurocopter to set up EC225 training centre in Norway

CAE and Eurocopter to set up EC225 training centre in Norway

CAE and Eurocopter today announced an agreement for an EC225 training facility in Norway, including a CAE 3000 Series Level D flight and mission simulator that will begin operation in 2015 as part of the Eurocopter-approved simulation center. The center’s new EC225 simulator will provide an unprecedented level of realism for pilot mission training –… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 25-Sep-13

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AAIB reports CHC AS332L2 was “intact and upright” when it hit the water

AAIB reports CHC AS332L2 was “intact and upright” when it hit the water

At 1717 hrs UTC on 23 August 2013, an AS332 L2 Super Puma helicopter crashed into the sea whilst on approach to Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Islands. Four of the 18 occupants lost their lives. The AAIB immediately despatched a team of investigators and support staff to Aberdeen and the Shetland Islands. In accordance… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 02-Sep-13

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Oil & Gas UK Comments on HSSG’s Recommendation to Return Helicopters to Flight

Oil & Gas UK Comments on HSSG’s Recommendation to Return Helicopters to Flight

Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Malcolm Webb, said: “We commend the HSSG’s thorough review of this situation and the agreement which has been reached today. Oil & Gas UK is in complete alignment with this agreement, including the decision to return the aircraft in question to flight in a phased and proper manner and… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 01-Sep-13

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HSSG recommends end of Super Puma flight suspension

HSSG recommends end of Super Puma flight suspension

On Saturday 24 August, Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) took the precautionary measure of taking a time out for safety by recommending temporary cessation of all commercial passenger flights of the AS332 L, L1, L2 and EC225 variant of helicopter to and from offshore oil and gas installations within the UK, following the… Read more »

Source: HSSG, 01-Sep-13

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Emotions high as Facebook page against AS332 gains 28,000 followers

Emotions high as Facebook page against AS332 gains 28,000 followers

Eurocopter have a major uphill PR battle ahead of them, for certain. Since the Shetland fatal accident on Friday – less than three days ago as this is written – a Facebook page “Destroy the Super Pumas” has gained over 28,000 followers. While it is clearly not something people in the aviation industry would support,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Aug-13

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CHC continues AS332L/L1, EC225 operations – except in UK

CHC continues AS332L/L1, EC225 operations – except in UK

Extract from CHC statement 11pm UK 25th August:- CHC plans to resume normal operations on Monday with AS332L/L1 and EC225 aircraft. We will continue to hold all flights worldwide involving AS332L2 aircraft, except for those involved in life-saving SAR and medevac missions. In the U.K., consistent with a request by the Helicopter Safety Steering Group… Read more »

Source: CHC, 26-Aug-13

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Simplex sells high-rise building firefighting system for Japan

Simplex sells high-rise building firefighting system for Japan

Simplex® Aerospace has received an order from Japan Aerospace for a high rise building water cannon, called the SkyCannon™, for the Eurocopter EC 225 helicopter. The high rise SkyCannon™ will be deployed for use in the city of Tokyo. Simplex® Aerospace will obtain an FAA STC along with Japanese reciprocal approval for use in Japan…. Read more »

Source: Simplex, 20-Aug-13

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Bristow more cautious on EC225, targetting Oct-Dec quarter return to service

Bristow more cautious on EC225, targetting Oct-Dec quarter return to service

This is an extract from the Bristow quarterly financial report Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the EC225 Super Puma aircraft, has indicated that they have determined the root causes of the gear shaft failure in the EC225 that occurred in 2012. This determination has been reviewed and verified by airworthiness authorities and independent third parties. The… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 05-Aug-13

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SonAir resumes Eurocopter EC225 operations

SonAir resumes Eurocopter EC225 operations

SonAir, Africa’s largest oil and gas helicopter operator, has become the first operator to resume passenger transportation flights with the suspended EC225 fleet. Three flights were performed successfully with two EC225s from Luanda to two offshore platforms. Based in Angola, SonAir is the aviation division of Sonangol, Angola’s national oil company. Its resumption of EC225… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 01-Aug-13

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Milestone closes US$300M credit facility to acquire/lease Bristow aircraft

Milestone closes US$300M credit facility to acquire/lease Bristow aircraft

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has closed a new US$300 million credit facility. The company will use the proceeds to acquire and lease helicopters valued at US$400 million to affiliates of Bristow Group Inc. The assets include Sikorsky S-92’s, Eurocopter EC225’s and AgustaWestland AW189 and AW139 aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 31-Jul-13

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Milestone supports Blueway with financing of 4th EC225

Milestone supports Blueway with financing of 4th EC225

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it is financing the delivery of a Eurocopter EC225 to Blueway Offshore Norge AS, a subsidiary of Blueway AS. The Norwegian registered aircraft will be used for crew change missions to offshore oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. The European delivery… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 31-Jul-13

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DanCopter receives its fourth Eurocopter EC225

DanCopter receives its fourth Eurocopter EC225

Eurocopter has delivered a fourth EC225 helicopter to Denmark’s DanCopter A/S – which operates the rotorcraft for crew change missions to offshore oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. The handover was made at the Marignane, France production facility of Eurocopter, and will be followed by the helicopter’s ferry flight to DanCopter’s Esbjerg, Denmark… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Jul-13

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HSSG response to EASA and CAA Directive on EC225

HSSG response to EASA and CAA Directive on EC225

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) welcomes the Directive from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as the first major step in bringing the fleet of EC225 helicopters back to safe flight operations. The safety barriers proposed will give several layers of assurance that this helicopter is safe to fly…. Read more »

Source: HSSG, 11-Jul-13

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EASA approves interim fix for EC225 over-water flights

EASA approves interim fix for EC225 over-water flights

Following publication of an airworthiness directive by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Super Puma helicopters on 9 July 2013, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will subsequently amend its operational restriction on the helicopter type, allowing each aircraft to return to service once the requirements of the EASA directive are met. EASA is… Read more »

Source: UK CAA and others, 10-Jul-13

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