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Eurocopter delivers three EC225s to Asian offshore operators

Eurocopter delivers three EC225s to Asian offshore operators

The deliveries of three new EC225s to customers in Vietnam and Malaysia further expands the fleet of Eurocopter’s workhorse helicopter deployed worldwide in demanding operating conditions of the offshore oil and gas industry. EC225 deliveries involve the Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South), along with Awan Inspirasi Sdn Bhd (AISB) and MHS Aviation – both… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Jun-13

Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation signs for Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135T3 and EC225

Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation signs for Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135T3 and EC225

The development, monitoring and maintenance of Malaysia’s electrical power infrastructure will be performed by Eurocopter’s AS350 B3e, EC135 T3 and EC225 helicopters, which are being ordered by Kris Sakti Aviation. A subsidiary of Kris Sakti Holding, Kris Sakti Aviation will embark on a new venture to provide aerial power line solutions in Malaysia, as they… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jun-13

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VNH South recognised for flight hour milestone as more EC225s arrive

VNH South recognised for flight hour milestone as more EC225s arrive

During the Paris Airshow, VNH South was recognized in an appreciation ceremony that highlighted the operator’s continuing trust and support in Eurocopter products for the past 27 years – logging an impressive 54,000 flight hours with its Super Puma fleet. This number is set to increase further with the arrival of new EC225s for the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-13

86% of North Sea oilmen fear flying in EC225

86% of North Sea oilmen fear flying in EC225

Eurocopter has an uphill PR battle ahead of them – nearly nine out of 10 offshore workers have lost confidence in the model of helicopter involved in two North Sea ditchings last year. (see full story) NOTE other reports are sceptical of this article, saying the word ‘fear’ did not appear in the survey

Source: Press & Journal, 06-Jun-13

New “Land or Ditch Immediately” advice for EC225 operators

New “Land or Ditch Immediately” advice for EC225 operators

This week, EASA has issued a new Emergency Airworthiness Directive for the Emergency Lubrication (EMLUB) system of the Eurocopter EC225. The original design of the EMLUB system guaranteed 30 minute of safe flight in the event of total loss of the dual oil lubrication system of the main gearbox. Investigations by EASA have revealed an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-13

EC225 pilots nominated for flying award

EC225 pilots nominated for flying award

Four hero pilots who saved the lives of 29 oil workers after two helicopter ditchings off the coast of Scotland have been shortlisted for a prestigious flying award. (See Full Story)

Source: The Herald Scotland, 29-May-13

Bristow – EC225 situation will last another year or more

Bristow – EC225 situation will last another year or more

From Bristow’s latest financial statements comes this quote Recently, 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, which are being reviewed by airworthiness authorities and independent third parties. The definitive solution to the problem will be a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-13

Eurocopter to supply EC225 and AS350B3e to China’s State Grid General Aviation Company

Eurocopter to supply EC225 and AS350B3e to China’s State Grid General Aviation Company

China’s largest helicopter operator in the power and electricity sectors, the State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), has ordered one EC225 and two AS350 B3e rotorcraft to support the country’s electrical grid development and build the Chinese company’s business into other airlift duties. As the wholly-owned subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China, one of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 22-May-13

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Bond enters Australian market with multi-million contract

Bond enters Australian market with multi-million contract

Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd (Bond) is delighted to announce that it has won a competitive tender for the award of a multi-million dollar, five-year contract with the PTTEP Australasia Group of Companies (PTTEP), part of Thailand’s national petroleum exploration and production company. This is Bond’s first major contract in the region, and marks the… Read more »

Source: Bond Helicopters, 15-May-13

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Helibras announces EC225/EC725 simulator

Helibras announces EC225/EC725 simulator

[electronic translation] Helibras announces during LAAD Defence & Security 2013 – International Exhibition of Defence and Security in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), the details of the construction of a training center and Simulators Flight helicopters EC725 and EC225, models being produced in company’s new hangar in Itajubá (MG). The new Training Center and Simulators Helibras… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 15-Apr-13

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Step Change in Safety report highlights offshore safety achievements

Step Change in Safety report highlights offshore safety achievements

Step Change in Safety has published its 2013 Annual Update report and has called on the UK oil and gas industry to continue its focus on improving safety performance. The report reviews the organisation’s achievements over the last year and identifies where it will focus its attention in future. Highlights include: The launch of the Workforce Engagement Toolkit –… Read more »

Source: Step Change, 04-Apr-13

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Weststar Aviation Services order two Eurocopter EC225s

Weststar Aviation Services order two Eurocopter EC225s

Following major orders of the EC225 signed at the Heli-Expo earlier this month in Las Vegas, the sales momentum for this 11-ton class helicopter from Eurocopter’s Super Puma family continues at the Langkawi Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition this week in Malaysia with an order for two units from Weststar Aviation Services. A Memorandum of Understanding… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Mar-13

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Eurocopter reports on third round of EC225 tests

Eurocopter reports on third round of EC225 tests

The third round of tests at Eurocopter – which focused on the bevel gear shaft – is complete. The investigation timetable is proceeding according to plan, with each step bringing us closer to the probable causes and solutions. The investigation results are currently being analyzed and will be reported by Eurocopter in accordance with the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Mar-13

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UK AAIB issues EC225 investigation update

UK AAIB issues EC225 investigation update

This Special Bulletin contains information on the progress of the investigation into the emergency lubrication systems and the Crash Position Indicators (CPI) for the accidents to G-REDW on 10 May 2012 and to G-CHCN on 22 October 2012. This follows the publication of previous Special Bulletins S2/2012, S3/2012, S5/2012, S6/2012 and S7/2012. Download report:  S2-2013… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 18-Mar-13

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Eurocopter creates new UK-based PR role

Eurocopter creates new UK-based PR role

Eurocopter has created a new top PR role to help drive comms efforts amid a Civil Aviation Authority ban on its EC225 Super Puma helicopters following North Sea ditching incidents last year (see full story)

Source: PR Week, 09-Mar-13

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Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

An innovative agreement signed by Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group today brings these two industry leaders together for cooperative marketing of Milestone’s growing helicopter portfolio, backed by Eurocopter’s comprehensive Parts-by-the-Hour (PBH) support services. This agreement enables Eurocopter to provide its customers and operators commercial access to Milestone’s inventory of helicopters with all of the financial… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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Milestone orders five EC175s and more EC225s

Milestone orders five EC175s and more EC225s

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced an order for 14 additional Eurocopter EC225 twin-engine helicopters, which will join the 16 EC225s ordered last year – along with the company’s initial EC175 booking, covering five of these next-generation aircraft. This new order for the two Eurocopter helicopter types brings Milestone’s EC225… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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Turbomeca and CHC sign a major Support by the Hour Contract

Turbomeca and CHC sign a major Support by the Hour Contract

At Heli Expo, Turbomeca announced the Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract signed with CHC Helicopter. This contract covers 60 Makila 2 engines powering CHC EC 225 helicopters used for offshore missions, notably in North Sea and Black Sea regions, Nigeria and Australia. William Amelio, CHC President & CEO, said: “The Turbomeca SBH® contract contributes… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-13

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What is Eurocopter showing at Heli-Expo?

What is Eurocopter showing at Heli-Expo?

“At Heli-Expo 2013, Eurocopter will highlight how we are meeting our vision of transitioning from an industry-leading helicopter manufacturer to the no. 1 vertical lift mission solutions provider,” said President & CEO Lutz Bertling. “We will achieve this vision through the evolution of our current product line, the introduction of a next-generation rotorcraft family and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Feb-13

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Indra to develop EC225 simulators for Malaysia and Brazil

Indra to develop EC225 simulators for Malaysia and Brazil

Indra will supply two new EC225 transport helicopter simulators to Eurocopter. The systems will be implemented in the training centres of the aircraft manufacturer in Malaysia and Brazil. These two new orders were closed following the delivery by Indra of the first EC225 helicopter simulator in 2011, which is currently operating at Eurocopter’s pilot training… Read more »

Source: Indra, 21-Feb-13

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Helicopter Safety Steering Group publishes findings of visit to Eurocopter

Helicopter Safety Steering Group publishes findings of visit to Eurocopter

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group has published its findings, following a visit to Eurocopter’s manufacturing and test facility in Marignane, France on 6 February. The group has published a fact sheet which can be easily downloaded, shared, printed off or forwarded as necessary. The fact sheet documents details of the site visit and the latest… Read more »

Source: Step Change In Safety, 15-Feb-13

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EC225 update – North Sea delegation visiting Eurocopter this week

EC225 update – North Sea delegation visiting Eurocopter this week

A delegation representing the Helicopter Safety Steering Group is to visit Eurocopter’s manufacturing and test facility at Marignane, France, following an invitation from the company. On Wednesday 6 February, the group will see first-hand the efforts Eurocopter are going to in order to determine the root cause of the failure which led to two helicopters… Read more »

Source: Step Change in Safety, 05-Feb-13

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EC225s to fly short crew-only flights over land

EC225s to fly short crew-only flights over land

Helicopter operators are maintaining readiness for the return to service of EC225s. An element of this are short maintenance flights over land. The 20-minute flights will take place without passengers and are intended to keep the aircraft within their maintenance certification, meaning they won’t have to be placed for long periods in storage. As these… Read more »

Source: Step Change in Safety, 20-Jan-13

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Eurocopter’s EC225 theory not proven – more testing, more delays

Eurocopter’s EC225 theory not proven – more testing, more delays

For the past weeks, Eurocopter has continued to regularly communicate with oil and gas customers/operators and industry representatives concerning the EC225 main gearbox shaft failures, while respecting the confidentiality of the official accident investigation. The company has provided an overview of its approach to the root cause analysis performed during the past several weeks and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 18-Jan-13

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Norway – CHC Helikopter Service secured nine contracts in 2012

Norway – CHC Helikopter Service secured nine contracts in 2012

The huge contracts mean the company has ensured most of the employees work until 2023.  This is the first time-ever CHC Helikopter Service has secured nine different assignments in the course of one calendar year.  (see full story)

Source: Aftenbladet, 20-Dec-12

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Indra delivers first helicopter full-flight simulator to be certified in China

Indra delivers first helicopter full-flight simulator to be certified in China

In September, Indra became the first company in the world to be certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the implementation of a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for helicopters. The company implemented its EC-225 Level B simulator at Airbus’ pilot training centre in Beijing. This helicopter simulator is the first to ‘fly’… Read more »

Source: Indra, 19-Dec-12

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Oil & Gas UK Board meet with Eurocopter representatives

Oil & Gas UK Board meet with Eurocopter representatives

Members of Oil & Gas UK’s Board today (Wednesday 5 December) met with senior representatives from Eurocopter in Aberdeen. Eurocopter had been invited to update the group on their investigation into the main bevel gear shaft failures, which led to two ditching incidents earlier in the year. Eurocopter has been carrying out extensive testing of… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 05-Dec-12

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AAIB issues Special Report on latest EC225 ditching

AAIB issues Special Report on latest EC225 ditching

Report name: S7/2012 – EC225 LP Super Puma, G-CHCN Registration: G-CHCN Type: EC225 LP Super Puma Location: In the North Sea, approximately 32 nm southwest of Sumburgh, Shetland Islands Date of occurrence: 22 October 2012 Category: Commercial Air Transport – Rotorcraft Summary:  This Special Bulletin contains information on the progress of the investigation into identifying… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 29-Nov-12

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Eurocopter targets February 2013 for EC225 fix

Eurocopter targets February 2013 for EC225 fix

Please find below the latest information following a meeting with the Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) on November 15, with the participation of Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling and Eurocopter Executive Vice President Engineering Jean-Brice Dumont. The goal of this meeting was to provide more information on the current investigation and the ongoing tests… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Nov-12

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Turbomeca and Chinese SAR celebrate 10 years of cooperation

Turbomeca and Chinese SAR celebrate 10 years of cooperation

During the Air Show China, Turbomeca is proud to celebrate 10 years of successful cooperation with the China Rescue & Salvage, Ministry of Transport (CRS-MOT). 100% powered by Turbomeca, the helicopter fleet of MOT is dedicated to salvage and rescue missions for the coastline of China. The eight Makila 2 and 16 Arriel 2S Turbomeca… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Nov-12

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Turbomeca engines reach 400,000 hours on Citic Offshore fleet

Turbomeca engines reach 400,000 hours on Citic Offshore fleet

During the Air Show China, Turbomeca China (Safran group) and Citic Offshore Helicopter Co Ltd (COHC) celebrate the 400,000 cumulative operation hours of Turbomeca engines powering COHC fleet. Today, COHC is the biggest civil helicopter operator in South-east Asia. Lin Yang, Turbomeca China Customer Support & Sales Director, said: “COHC is one of our most… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Nov-12

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Bristow orders ten S92s, options for another 16

Bristow orders ten S92s, options for another 16

In an extract from the Q2 results notice, Bristow announced the following when commenting on the current EC225 situation:- “In order to minimize or eliminate the impact on our clients, we have increased utilization of other in-region aircraft and have implemented contingency plans designed to mobilize additional available aircraft, including entering into an agreement on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-12

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Eurocopter issues EC225 “Key Messages”

Eurocopter issues EC225 “Key Messages”

On October 22, 2012, during a flight to an offshore platform, a controlled ditching was performed with an EC225 helicopter. No one on board was injured and everyone was brought back to land safely. The helicopter remained afloat thanks to its emergency floatation gear and was recovered by a ship. An emergency lubrication warning light… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Nov-12

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Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Helibras inaugurates new Brazilian EC725/EC225 assembly facility

Eurocopter marked a major development for Brazil’s aeronautical industry yesterday with the inauguration of its Helibras subsidiary’s new rotary-wing center of excellence in Itajubá, Minas Gerais, where Brazilian Armed Forces EC725 helicopters will be assembled. Helibras’ new Itajubá plant will produce, assemble and maintain the EC725s being acquired by Brazil’s three armed forces in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Oct-12

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CHC wins three North Sea contracts worth $820 Million

CHC wins three North Sea contracts worth $820 Million

Statoil has awarded CHC Helikopter Service AS three new helicopter contracts, including offshore flights from Kristiansund and Brønnøysund, as well as the search and rescue helicopter stationed on the Heidrun platform. Statoil needs to have four transport service helicopters in Kristiansund, two in Brønnøysund, one search and rescue helicopter on Heidrun, as well as a… Read more »

Source: Statoil, 24-Jul-12

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Tokyo Fire Department orders second EC225

Tokyo Fire Department orders second EC225

The Tokyo Fire Department has signed on another EC225 this month, adding to its Eurocopter fleet of fire-fighting, emergency medical services as well as search & rescue helicopters. This affirms Eurocopter’s leading position in Japan as the preferred choice for such missions, and proves its capability in meeting high expectations. Following the purchase of an… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Jul-12

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Eurocopter delivers four EC225 to Blueway for North Sea operations

Eurocopter delivers four EC225 to Blueway for North Sea operations

Eurocopter will provide the leading Northern European helicopter operator Blueway Group with a total of four new EC225s in 2012. Two of these helicopters are already in service for crew change operations on the Danish continental shelf. The third aircraft was delivered today during a ceremony at Eurocopter’s facilities in Marignane while the final helicopter… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Jul-12

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Bristow announces long-term contracts for 20 large helicopters

Bristow announces long-term contracts for 20 large helicopters

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has secured several major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue. In Europe, Bristow has been particularly successful with a number… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 12-Jul-12

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Eurocopter clears Bond over EC225 ditching

Eurocopter clears Bond over EC225 ditching

In an unusual move, Eurocopter has announced that there is no blame on Bond Offshore Helicopters for the ditching of their EC225 on 10th May.  In an unpublished statement released only to the Aberdeen Press & Journal – and then widely re-reported elsewhere, Eurocopter have stated “the incident was caused by a rupture of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jun-12

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Taiwan to put SAR EC225s into service in July

Taiwan to put SAR EC225s into service in July

The air force will put three SAR helicopters purchased from Europe into service next month, in a move to beef up its disaster relief capabilities, the Ministry of National Defense said yesterday. (see full story).  The three were delivered in-country in November 2011

Source: Taipei Times, 19-Jun-12

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Team NORDSAR – Eurocopter and Heli-One join forces to bid for Norwegian SAR

Team NORDSAR – Eurocopter and Heli-One join forces to bid for Norwegian SAR

A capable, mission-tailored solution for Norway’s new search and rescue helicopter acquisition is now available with Team NORDSAR. It brings together the extensive resources of Eurocopter and its EC225 NORDSAR helicopter with the in-country aircraft maintenance and logistic support capabilities of Heli-One Norway AS. The Team NORDSAR (Nordic Search And Rescue) agreement, announced today, responds… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 31-May-12

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Bristow ferry EC225 half way round the world

Bristow ferry EC225 half way round the world

Bristow yesterday returned a Eurocopter EC225 to the British register as G-ZZSH, having previously been flying it in Australia for two years as VH-ZFH.  However, it is unusual for such ferry flights to be done by air, as was the case here. The EC225 finally landed at Aberdeen around 2pm on Tuesday, and while we… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-12

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Bond AS332s and EC225s take to the air again

Bond AS332s and EC225s take to the air again

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd., one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services announced the resumption of flights following the release of important data from Eurocopter. The full fleet of helicopters will return to service over the next 24 hrs. Bill Munro, Managing Director of Bond Offshore Helicopters said, “Bond puts safety first, above… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 15-May-12

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Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) met today, Monday 14 May, to share preliminary information on the recent helicopter ditching incident in the North Sea. Making up the HSSG are helicopter operators, oil and gas operators and contractors, offshore trade unions, the pilots’ union BALPA, the regulators HSE and CAA and Oil & Gas UK…. Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 15-May-12

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Bond EC225 ditching – AAIB report consistent with Bond analysis

Bond EC225 ditching – AAIB report consistent with Bond analysis

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd., one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services concur with the initial findings of the AAIB interim Service Bulletin S2/2012 issued which indicates component failure. The bulletin states that, “An initial visual inspection of the main gearbox has identified a 360° circumferential crack on the bevel gear vertical shaft,… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 15-May-12

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Bond issue statement on North Sea ditching

Bond issue statement on North Sea ditching

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services reports that at 12.13h today an Eurocopter EC225 helicopter (registration G-REDW) outbound from Aberdeen going to the Ensco102 Maersk Resilient platform made a controlled descent 24 nautical miles off-shore. The Captain and Co-pilot made the controlled descent and landed on the… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 11-May-12

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Eurocopter delivers second EC225 to AirTelis

Eurocopter delivers second EC225 to AirTelis

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer in civil and parapublic markets, has delivered the second EC225 to AIRTELIS – a wholly-owned subsidiary of France’s RTE public utility company. Created in 2011, AIRTELIS performs heliborne operations for customers in France and abroad, benefitting from the competence of RTE to carry out such missions. With this second… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 10-May-12

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Omni receives first of four EC225, and orders six more

Omni receives first of four EC225, and orders six more

Eurocopter has delivered the first from an initial contract for four EC225 helicopters to OMNI Helicopter International (OHI). During this occasion, OHI also placed a second order for six additional aircraft of this type, bringing to ten the total number of EC225s that they will operate for oil & gas missions in Brazil. Delivered in… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Apr-12

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Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie recognized for 50 years of Eurocopter operations

Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie recognized for 50 years of Eurocopter operations

Five decades of Eurocopter helicopter operations by the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie were celebrated today at the 2012 Marrakech Air Show, where a commemorative plaque was presented to the military service. The Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie Air Squadron operates a fleet of Eurocopter rotorcraft that covers the company’s product range, with an inventory including SA3130 Alouette II,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-12

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Japan acquires a Eurocopter EC225 for passenger transportation

Japan acquires a Eurocopter EC225 for passenger transportation

Eurocopter Japan, a subsidiary of Eurocopter Group, will supply one EC225 to the Japan Ministry of Defense, to be operated by the Japanese ground self defense force for passenger transport. It is a replacement for the same helicopter model which was submerged during the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March last year. The… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Japan, 15-Mar-12

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EASA certifies Rockwell Collins TCAS II on Eurocopter EC225

EASA certifies Rockwell Collins TCAS II on Eurocopter EC225

Rockwell Collins, the first avionics company to certify Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) on long-range helicopters, recently received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of its TCAS II on the Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma Mk II+. This is the first-ever forward fit TCAS II application on a helicopter. This certification follows the pioneering achievement… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 22-Feb-12

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Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corp signs for fourth EC225

Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corp signs for fourth EC225

The Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation of Vietnam (VNH South) signed a contract today with Eurocopter South East Asia for its fourth EC225 heavy helicopter. This acquisition follows closely on its last purchase of the same aircraft type six months ago, as it continues to expand its fleet for offshore oil and gas operations. On the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Feb-12

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Milestone leases two EC225s to Bristow, hopes for three S92s too

Milestone leases two EC225s to Bristow, hopes for three S92s too

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced at the HAI Heli-Expo that it has reached agreement with Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) to lease five large helicopters. The companies completed operating leases in December 2011 for two Eurocopter EC225s deliverable in mid-2012 and anticipates closing the leases for three 2011 Sikorsky S-92 helicopters… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 12-Feb-12

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Milestone Aviation Group signs for 16 Eurocopter EC225

Milestone Aviation Group signs for 16 Eurocopter EC225

Milestone Aviation Group and Eurocopter today announced an order for 16 EC225 aircraft. These aircraft are valued at €362 million (US $480 million) and will be delivered over five years, starting in 2013. Eurocopter’s embrace of a partnership with Milestone on the EC225 is a major development for the helicopter industry. Since launching in August… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Feb-12

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CAE to deploy three new helicopter simulator training programs in Norway and Brazil

CAE to deploy three new helicopter simulator training programs in Norway and Brazil

CAE have announced on the eve of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo conference that it will deploy three new simulation-based training programs for helicopter pilots and maintenance engineers. The new programs include Sikorsky S-92 training – including search-and-rescue (SAR) mission training capability – in Stavanger, Norway and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Eurocopter EC-225 training… Read more »

Source: CAE, 11-Feb-12

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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

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 »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-12

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18-Jan-12 Eurocopter EC225 Aberdeen, UK

Emergency landing made after a transmission temperature indicator came on.

18-Jan-12

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CHC EC225 makes controlled emergency landing on North Sea platform

CHC EC225 makes controlled emergency landing on North Sea platform

A scheduled helicopter en route from the Deepsea Bergen drilling rig to Kristiansund made a controlled emergency landing on Ã…sgard B at 16.45 on Thursday afternoon. The incident happened when the helicopter alarm system alerted the pilots of loss of pressure in the left hydraulic system. After the landing, the helicopter came into motion due… Read more »

Source: Statoil, 13-Jan-12

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12-Jan-12 LN-OJE Eurocopter EC225 Asgard B rig, Norway

The incident happened when the helicopter alarm system alerted the pilots of loss of pressure in the left hydraulic system.

12-Jan-12

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New EC225 for CHC – but only staying briefly in UK

New EC225 for CHC – but only staying briefly in UK

CHC has registered a new Eurocopter EC225 with the British CAA yesterday, serial number 2822 and registration G-JSKN.  CAA records also show that an Export CofA has already been applied for with an expected processing date of 24th January, so it will not stay long before moving to another CHC base. This is not unusual. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-12

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Bond Offshore Helicopters adds another EC225

Bond Offshore Helicopters adds another EC225

Yesterday, Bond Offshore Helicopters registered a new Eurocopter EC225LP helicopter with the UK Civil Aviation Authority.  Going by other similar activity in recent years, this likely means the delivery flight from the factory in Marignane started yesterday or is expected to today. Registered G-PUMR and with Eurocopter serial 2818, this example takes the current Bond… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-12

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Two EC225s handed over to Vietnam Navy

Two EC225s handed over to Vietnam Navy

A ceremony was held yesterday at Vung Tau Airport to mark the start of the Eurocopter EC225 as a new helicopter type for the Vietnam Navy.  Commander of the Vietnamese Navy Admiral Nguyen Van Hien and Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Vietnamese People’s Army Lieutenant General Tran Quang Khue attended the event, It… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Dec-11

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Eurocopter delivers two EC225s to Héli-Union

Eurocopter delivers two EC225s to Héli-Union

Eurocopter delivered today two EC225s to Héli-Union, a leading provider of commercial air transportation services worldwide. The new helicopters are the first EC225s to join the company’s fleet of some 30 rotary-wing aircraft. The two new EC225s are configured for offshore operations and will be deployed for transportation services for oil and gas companies. “With… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 23-Dec-11

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Tokyo Fire Department orders second EC225

Tokyo Fire Department orders second EC225

The Tokyo Fire Department has ordered a second EC225 helicopter to further expand its Eurocopter-built rotary-wing fleet, which already has seen significant operational service in Japan – including rescue and recovery efforts following the country’s earthquake and tsunami in March. This latest order was placed after an open competition, and will lead to delivery of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 23-Dec-11

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Seven EC225s and Eurocopter plans partnerships with CITIC Offshore

Seven EC225s and Eurocopter plans partnerships with CITIC Offshore

CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) has ordered seven EC225 LP long-range helicopters in a new agreement with Eurocopter that also paves the way for future joint ventures involving the two companies in training and maintenance services to serve China’s rapidly-developing rotary-wing market. The EC225 LP Super Pumas acquired in this latest order will be… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Dec-11

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Two more EC225s for Malaysian offshore operators

Two more EC225s for Malaysian offshore operators

Eurocopter Malaysia keeps up its 100% market share in the heavy helicopter category for offshore operations in Malaysia with two EC225 helicopter orders confirmed at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2011 (LIMA), in addition to eight others operating in the country. As an affirmation of its leading position in the provision of heavy… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Dec-11

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Malaysian Helicopter Services reaches 1,000,000 hours with Turbomeca

Malaysian Helicopter Services reaches 1,000,000 hours with Turbomeca

On the occasion of the exhibition LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition) in Malaysia, Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) announced that its Arriel and Makila the 21 Malaysian Helicopter Services Helicopters (MHS), reached a million hours of flight. MHS is now the operator of the largest civil helicopters in Malaysia. The fleet is deployed MHS currently… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Dec-11

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CITIC plans another seven Eurocopter EC225LP

CITIC plans another seven Eurocopter EC225LP

CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co have announced plans to buy another seven Eurocopter EC225LP to support oil operations off the China coast.  Deliveries would be made over the next 3-4 years.  It appears that the company is seeking local approvals before actually placing the order with Eurocopter Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Nov-11

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RTE creates AirTelis operator and orders a Eurocopter EC225

RTE creates AirTelis operator and orders a Eurocopter EC225

AIRTELIS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RTE specializing in heliborne operations, received its first EC225 helicopter today from Eurocopter – the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer in the civil market. The delivery ceremony was held in Marignane in France’s Bouches du Rhône department, home to Eurocopter’s headquarters. Founded in 2011, AIRTELIS performs heliborne operations for customers in… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Nov-11

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Algeria to sell VVIP Eurocopter EC225s

Algeria to sell VVIP Eurocopter EC225s

The Republic of Algeria is selling its pair of VVIP Eurocopter EC225LP helicopters.  Sales company Helipartner is marketing the pair on their website.  Built in 2003 and 2004, the two helicopters have flown less than 1,200 hours between them, so they average just 80 hours a year each.  The two aircraft are listed with their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Nov-11

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American Eurocopter selects Helisim in France

American Eurocopter selects Helisim in France

American Eurocopter announced today that HELISIM has been selected as a satellite flight training facility for the American Eurocopter Training Center. “HELISIM provides state-of-the-art simulators, top-notch training and world-class service, which complements our existing capabilities by providing training programs for our customers who perform missions that require larger helicopters,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Nov-11

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FAA AD 2011-20-05 – Eurocopter EC225LP

Dome faring support

Source: FAA, 27-Oct-11

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FAA AD 2011-21-11 – Eurocopter EC225LP

Side mounting of pilot and co pilot seats

Source: FAA, 27-Oct-11

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Brazil puts EC725 into operation

Brazil puts EC725 into operation

In a joint operation between Brazil’s Army and Federal Police, a recently-acquired Eurocopter EC725 – known locally as the H-36 – was used operationally for the first time. The mission involved the rescue of seven people being held hostage near the town of Jacareacanga by a group from the Indian Kayabi tribe – all linked… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-11

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Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca’s Makila series powers civil and military medium-lift helicopters from Eurocopter. The Makila’s biggest application is the EC 225 and its military EC 725 variant. Sales of the EC 725 have increased over the past few years, buoyed by an order for 50 aircraft in 2009 from Brazil’s armed forces. The deal included assembly of… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 19-Oct-11

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