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Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Council of Ministers in Spain has approved a significant purchase with Airbus, including 40 helicopters and three A330 tanker aircraft. The helicopters consist of 18 H135s for each of the Spanish Interior and Defence Ministries, and 4 H160s for the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry H135 acquisition will replace the Bo105 and BK117 fleets,... Read more

Airbus Helionix fleet reaches 500,000 flight hours

Airbus Helionix fleet reaches 500,000 flight hours

5-Jul-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Underscoring its growing popularity with operators worldwide, Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics suite now equips more than 500 H135, H145, H160, and H175 rotorcraft around the world – with over half a million flight hours logged to date by this fleet. Airbus continues to enhance the capabilities of Helionix with new features, functionality, and connectivity –... Read more

Airbus makes improvements to H135 balance chamber on main blades

Airbus makes improvements to H135 balance chamber on main blades

17-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of the product improvement program for its H135 light twin-engine aircraft, Airbus Helicopters has developed new solutions to avoid cracks from appearing near the main rotor blade (MRB) balance chamber of certain concerned EC135 P3/T3 and EC135H variants, leading to reduced maintenance costs and improved aircraft availability. From July 2021, the balance chamber... Read more

Aviator Group becomes Helionix world-wide fleet leader

Aviator Group becomes Helionix world-wide fleet leader

16-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters’ Australian customer Aviator Group, has reached a key milestone to become the H135 Helionix world-wide fleet leader, surpassing 2,600 flight hours on their H135 aircraft, currently flying in Port Hedland, Western Australia. The H135 is supporting Helicopter Marine Pilot Transfers (HMPT) services for the Pilbara Port Authority and the Port of Port Hedland,... Read more

Babcock lose UK wind farm contract

Babcock lose UK wind farm contract

14-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock have lost their remaining UK wind farm contract – supporting the Walney projects off the Cumbrian coast.  Operating for Danish company Ørsted, previously known as Dong Energy, the British operator had purchased a new 135T3 and upgraded an older 135T2 for the work. The five year contract started in April 2018 and was thus... Read more

World Aviation purchased an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator

World Aviation purchased an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator

8-Jun-2021Source: Entrol

Entrol has sold an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator to World Aviation. It will be installed at World Aviation’s training facilities in Cuatro Vientos Airport, Madrid (Spain). The H11 FNPT II MCC is one Entrol’s most popular models, having been certified in many countries such as USA, Germany, France, Argentina or Sweden. This... Read more

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

4-Jun-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training

RST’s newest Airbus H135 full flight simulator was initially qualified to the highest standard Level D by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) according to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The most modern FFS helicopter type H135 is thus ready for training at the major training location of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH... Read more

First Airbus H135 in Russia with Helionix

First Airbus H135 in Russia with Helionix

3-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first H135 with the Helionix system began operating in Russia. The car was purchased by a private client to replace the previous version of the H135. “Today the H135 is the most affordable twin-engine helicopter on the market, approved for instrument flights. The 4-channel autopilot in combination with the Helionix® avionics suite significantly reduces pilot workload. Due... Read more

Airbus Helicopters appoints its first distributor in Russia

Airbus Helicopters appoints its first distributor in Russia

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus certified the first distributor of its own helicopters in Russia. It is the Gorka business aviation innovation center, which will now be able to offer Russian customers civilian Airbus helicopters: single-engine H125, H130 and twin-engine H135 and H145. The ceremony of presenting the certificate was held today as part of the international exhibition HeliRussia at Crocus... Read more

Airbus proposes new heat resistance solution for H135 tail drive shaft fairing

Airbus proposes new heat resistance solution for H135 tail drive shaft fairing

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

As part of the product improvement programme for its light twin engine H135 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new heat resistance solution for the tail drive shaft (TDS) fairing, while improving its reliability and reducing maintenance costs. This new TDS fairing, available on all EC135 variants, is made of material that prevents thermal deformation... Read more

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

16-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In 2020, Airbus Helicopters signed contracts for the supply of helicopters with 19 customers. Orders were placed for the popular single-engine H125 and H130 helicopters, as well as the twin-engine world bestsellers H135 and H145. Among other things, the company received the first order from a Russian client for the newest ACH145 helicopter with an... Read more

Romania receives three EMS Airbus H135s

Romania receives three EMS Airbus H135s

10-Mar-2021Source: French Embassy

[electronic translation] Madam Ambassador, Laurence Auer, attended, alongside her German counterpart, Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, the reception of the first three Airbus H135 Helionix helicopters , delivered in Bucharest to the General Aviation Inspectorate , which will be used for emergency medical operations . She was accompanied by the internal security attaché. Interior Minister Lucian Bode... Read more

Entrol makes first simulator sale into Brazil

Entrol makes first simulator sale into Brazil

15-Feb-2021Source: Entrol

Safety Flight, located in Campo de Marte airport (Brazil), has purchased from entrol an H135 FTD Level 5 simulator. It will be the first entrol simulator to be installed in Brazil. The simulator will come with dual GTN 750, a cylindrical visual system with 3-channel STD and extended vertical field of view for mission training.... Read more

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

13-Jan-2021Source: Bucher Group

The Bucher Group, the specialist for Emergency Medical Systems, has announced its new rescue equipment H135 AC67 flex is now EASA certified on all variants of the H135 helicopter. The further development of the AC67 equipment, which has been successfully in use for many years, has now been implemented by Bucher engineers resulting in the... Read more

EASA certifies 120kg higher MTOW for Airbus H135

EASA certifies 120kg higher MTOW for Airbus H135

22-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) for the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. The new AGW enables operators to benefit from an increased maximum take-off weight of up to 120 kg (265 lb) and useful load. This increase can also be used to... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135

18-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a firm contract for the purchase of five H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter of this contract is scheduled for early 2022. “Our demanding missions require the most modern helicopters available for enhancing our capability for critical missions, e.g. during the night. We have been operating the... Read more

Airbus now offers onsite blade repairs for H135, H145 and Bo105

Airbus now offers onsite blade repairs for H135, H145 and Bo105

19-Nov-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

This new service, accessible through the AirbusWorld Customer Request service, covers MRB level 1 and level 2 repairs on these three aircraft models and their variants. It will be performed at customer premises by the Airbus Helicopters field service team with the appropriate tools. In addition, the offer includes the repair’s release to service. Customers... Read more

Airbus delivers 1,400th H135 to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

Airbus delivers 1,400th H135 to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

9-Nov-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

In late September, the light twin-engine helicopter reached a major milestone: the company’s 1,400th H135 was delivered to the French operator Mont Blanc, adding to a fleet of more than 20 H135 and H145 helicopters in service with the operator to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in France. The milestone capped off an over-20-year... Read more

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

15-Oct-2020Source: Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH

Lufthansa Aviation Training’s first own helicopter full flight simulator, designed and manufactured by Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST), has received EASA Level D qualification by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) on 27 August 2020. The helicopter full flight simulator (FFS) manufactured by RST is equipped with an interchangeable H135/H145 cockpit (H135... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

13-Oct-2020Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 T3H to Collier County’s Emergency Medical Services program. “The arrival of the new aircraft will allow Collier County EMS to continue their mission of transporting critically injured trauma patients to a trauma center within the golden hour,” said Tabatha Butcher, chief of Collier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  “Collier... Read more

HCare Infinite support contract for NASA’s H135 fleet

HCare Infinite support contract for NASA’s H135 fleet

6-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently signed a $15 million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. From September 2020, the comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters. Airbus will... Read more

Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to NASA

Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to NASA

2-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus continues to expand its portfolio of products supporting the future of space exploration with the delivery of two new H135 helicopters to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi. These aircraft, along with a third scheduled for delivery early next year, will... Read more

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

18-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this... Read more

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

8-Sep-2020Source: Entrol

This certification represents an important milestone for Entrol, as the H135 FTD Level 3 has been approved for Proficiency and Operators Checks. That will allow operators to optimize their training costs and expand the training they currently provide. All the components of the simulator, including flight model, systems and hardware panels, have been developed with... Read more

DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

1-Sep-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

Ready for training: Lufthansa Aviation Training puts its first own helicopter simulator into service after receiving approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority. A new Level D full-flight simulator of the Airbus H145/135 type has joined the existing training fleet at the Frankfurt training location since August 27, 2020 and is available to customers for... Read more

Brazilian Navy receives second of a pair of Airbus H135s

Brazilian Navy receives second of a pair of Airbus H135s

16-Jul-2020Source: Brazilian Navy

[electronic translation] On July 10, the Brazilian Navy received the second UH-17 aircraft in the 1st General Employment Helicopter Squadron (EsqdHU-1). With the N-7091 aircraft, another phase of the Aircraft Procurement Contract for the “Antarctic” Operation is concluded. The obtainment of UH-17 aircraft has the main objective of avoiding a gap in air operations embarked on... Read more

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

25-Jun-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and six AS365 helicopters, with one H215 and two H225 already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for missions including law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods... Read more

DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

27-May-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

DRF Luftrettung has signed a further framework agreement with Bucher Leichtbau for the HEMS equipment for its helicopters of the types H135 and H145. The air rescue organization has brought its many years of experience and know-how into the configuration of the HEMS kits, especially in the development of the stretcher. DRF Luftrettung continues to rely... Read more

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

8-May-2020Source: Thuraya

Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, and SCOTTY Group, a developer of beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication solutions based in Austria, have announced that they have secured line-fit offerability for the Thuraya Aero mobile connectivity solution on Airbus H145 and H135 helicopters. For the first time, Airbus customers... Read more

H135 receives Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification

H135 receives Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification

6-May-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The latest evolution of the H135 helicopter has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification. Helionix, the avionics system designed by Airbus offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. “The H135 has proven itself to be one of the most reliable aircraft on the market”, said Dwayne Charette, President and COO of Airbus Helicopters Canada.... Read more

H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

4-Mar-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of product improvement programme for its light twin helicopters, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution which is preventing false fire detection and inadvertent activation of the fire extinguishing bottles, while improving reliability and reducing the maintenance costs. This solution, available for H135/EC135 versions/types equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines, consists in the installation of... Read more

Helibras delivers the first Navy H135

Helibras delivers the first Navy H135

4-Mar-2020Source: Helibras

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Helibras, Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, delivered to the Brazilian Navy, this past Friday (28), the first H135 model, with multi-mission configuration. The helicopter had already been presented at the event of 103 years of Naval Aviation, in August this year. The aircraft will be integrated into the 1st General Employment Helicopter Squadron (HU-1) and... Read more

Gama Aviation releases Flight Data Monitoring mod for Airbus H135 and H145

Gama Aviation releases Flight Data Monitoring mod for Airbus H135 and H145

19-Feb-2020Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation Plc, the global business aviation services company, is pleased to announce an augmented Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) modification available through its global design team for the Airbus H135 / 145 and additional EASA CS-27 / 29 rotorcraft (subject to survey and contract) The solution provides a ED-155 or ED-112A (H145) compliant Cockpit Audio... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force orders six Airbus H135 military trainers

Royal Thai Air Force orders six Airbus H135 military trainers

12-Feb-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training. They will complement... Read more

Polish Border Guard adds Airbus H135

Polish Border Guard adds Airbus H135

6-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In January, Deputy Chief Commander Brigadier General Wioleta Gorzkowska presided over an event to launch the Airbus H135 as a new helicopter type for the Polish Border Guard. The 135 as a platform is well known in Poland, where a fleet of 27 are operated by the air ambulane operator LPR (Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe). This... Read more

Airbus boosts capabilities of its H135

Airbus boosts capabilities of its H135

31-Jan-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has announced a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) available on the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. H135 helicopters with the new alternate gross weight benefit from a 120kg (265 lb) increased take-off weight and useful load. This increase can also be used to extend the range by up to 75... Read more

DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

28-Jan-2020Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed H145 in... Read more

NASA orders three Airbus H135s

NASA orders three Airbus H135s

28-Jan-2020Source: Airbus

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at the Airbus booth at the Heli Expo Trade show in Anaheim, California. The H135s will be operated out of the Kennedy Space... Read more

Bucher installs first H135 HEMS equipment in China

Bucher installs first H135 HEMS equipment in China

2-Oct-2019Source: Bucher

Bucher has delivered a total of six H135 HEMS equipment units for the Chinese market. The last delivery was the first to beinstalled on-site by our specialists in the newly built FAL (Final Assembly Line) in Qingdao, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. The plant is the first H135 FAL outside Europe. The opening... Read more

Romanian orders three H135s for EMS

Romanian orders three H135s for EMS

26-Sep-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search and rescue (SAR) missions in the country, following a four-year framework agreement signed at the end of July 2019 that foresees the procurement of up... Read more

Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

1-Jul-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of the 2019 Top irritant resolution program for H135, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a retrofit solution to prevent a failure of the electrical master boxes due to water ingress. The solution consists of replacing the existing air ducts with the new ones with an integrated water trap, which protects the master boxes... Read more

Metro first to STC H135 T3H Air Medical Interior

Metro first to STC H135 T3H Air Medical Interior

28-Jun-2019Source: Metro Aviation

As a leading completion center for the EC135/H135, Metro Aviation became the first to STC a medical interior for Airbus’ H135 T3H variant with Helionix. Outfitted for STAT MedEvac, the STC includes aspects of Metro’s standard air medical package with equipment standardized and modernized to match the program’s existing fleet of aircraft. The two-decade-long relationship between... Read more

Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

12-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered Nakanihon Air Service’s 20th H135, at an entry-into-service ceremony held today at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture. This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions throughout the country. One of the largest aircraft operators in Japan, Nakanihon operates... Read more

Airbus to display H135 at CANSEC 2019

Airbus to display H135 at CANSEC 2019

29-May-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

On May 29 and 30, at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Airbus will display a wide range of innovative products and services at Canada’s premier global defence and security trade show – CANSEC 2019. Canada is a key partner for Airbus, currently celebrating 35 years of operations in the country based on solid and... Read more

Airbus Helicopters showed H135 at HeliRussia

Airbus Helicopters showed H135 at HeliRussia

22-May-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters will take part in the 12th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2019, which will be held May 16-18 at Crocus Expo in Moscow. At the company’s booth (1K, hall 3, pavilion 1), the H135 helicopter with the Helionix avionics complex will be presented for the first time. In addition, Airbus Helicopters will conduct... Read more

Reiser to supply first helicopter simulator for Lufthansa Aviation Training

Reiser to supply first helicopter simulator for Lufthansa Aviation Training

15-May-2019Source: Lufthansa Aviation Training

In the course of upcoming investments in new training equipment for pilot training and further education, Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) is cooperating with the manufacturer Reiser Simulation and Training in the field of helicopter simulation. This company is specialized in the production of helicopter full flight simulators of the type H145/H135 Level D. With the... Read more

H135 final assembly line starts operations

H135 final assembly line starts operations

18-Apr-2019

Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, as well as the first H135 FAL outside of Europe. The opening of this FAL follows a cooperation agreement... Read more

Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

11-Apr-2019

The US Government has issued a statement proposing new import duties, on the basis of what they believe to be subsidies from the EU to Airbus (as a Group) valued at $11 Billion per year. This figure is subject to an arbitration at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the result of which is expected to... Read more

H135 equipped with the Helionix to Mainichi Shimbun

H135 equipped with the Helionix to Mainichi Shimbun

2-Apr-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Japan Co., Ltd. has handed over the H135 equipped with Helionix to Mainichi Shimbun. To commemorate this, a new coverage helicopter safety prayer festival and a naming ceremony were held on the 28th in the daily newspaper company Haneda Hangar. The aircraft will be added to three EC135 (now H135) aircraft owned by... Read more

Air Medical places order for 21 Airbuses

Air Medical places order for 21 Airbuses

11-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) will add a total of 21 helicopters to its fleet for air medical transport missions, announced at the Heli-Expo 2019 trade show in Atlanta. The agreement consists of a mix of single-engine H125 and twin-engine H135 helicopters, with nine of the orders confirmed in 2018 and... Read more

Airbus  selects PW206B3 engine to power H135

Airbus selects PW206B3 engine to power H135

11-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters announced Wednesday its selection of the Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power the Airbus H135 IFR-certified helicopter the company is proposing for the U.S. Navy helicopter trainer replacement. Company officials made the announcement at the 2019 Heli-Expo industry trade show in Atlanta. “Pratt & Whitney engines power a large portion of the... Read more

Brazilian Navy orders three multi-role H135s

Brazilian Navy orders three multi-role H135s

25-Feb-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twinengine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a wide range of missions such as special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation. Two of these aircraft will be... Read more

DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

14-Feb-2019Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace (“DART”) received STC approval from TCCA, FAA and EASA in the last three months of 2018 for its Replacement Crosstubes for the Airbus EC/H135 helicopters. Adding to DART’s growing portfolio of Landing Gear, the ready-to-install Crosstubes are available in Standard Low and Mid-Height with factory-installed Supports. “This is DART’s first adventure in larger... Read more

Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

13-Feb-2019Source: ÖAMTC

The first upgrade of an H135 ambulance helicopter from T2 + to T3 was successfully completed by HeliAir engineers. Reinhard Kraxner: “Managing Director of ÖAMTC Air Rescue”For us, it goes without saying that we are always evolving to provide the highest quality and safety to our patients in all areas, so it makes sense to... Read more

Metro Reveals Exclusive DHART X UVM H135 Design

Metro Reveals Exclusive DHART X UVM H135 Design

21-Dec-2018Source: Metro Aviation

Metro delivered a newly completed H135 for a partnership between Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s DHART program and the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Health Network Critical Care Transport Team. This helicopter boasts a distinct paint job, wrapped in branding from each program. The design mirrors DHART’s customary design, while the color scheme demonstrates the collaboration with UVM.... Read more

Entrol sells the first H135 FTD Level 5 simulator

Entrol sells the first H135 FTD Level 5 simulator

30-Nov-2018Source: Entrol

The simulator will be equipped with dual GTN 750, spherical visual with 6-channel projection system, high resolution database and vibration system.The FTD will be used for Ab Initio training, IR and CPL courses and mission training for H135 operators. It will be certified as FTD Level 5. Mr. David Sungelo, Sunny Aviation´s owner, explains why... Read more

Airbus Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to UK police

Airbus Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to UK police

13-Nov-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise the UK police helicopter fleet’s Night Vision (NVIS) capability.  Under the new configuration, all seven NPAS’ H135 helicopters will be capable of NVIS operations down to ground level, enhancing... Read more

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

29-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine helicopters of... Read more

Dutch EMS operator picks P&W engines for new H135s

Dutch EMS operator picks P&W engines for new H135s

22-Oct-2018Source: Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced that Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has selected Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B3 engine to power the three new Airbus H135P3s, the club is acquiring to renew its fleet of emergency medical services (EMS) helicopters. “The twin-engine Airbus H135 helicopter and the PW206... Read more

Airbus to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter

Airbus to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter

22-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters will showcase the versatile and market-leading H135 aircraft as the future training helicopter for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Helicopter Association’s Fleet Fly-in at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola, Florida from October 22-26. “Airbus Helicopters is convinced the H135 is the best solution to prepare the next generation of U.S.... Read more

Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB and Airbus sign for six H135s

Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB and Airbus sign for six H135s

18-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and air rescue operator Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB, have signed a framework contract for up to six H135s with Helionix. Additionally, they have activated a first batch of three aircraft to be delivered in 2019 and 2020. “The people in the Netherlands rely on the HEMS services we provide in cooperation with four... Read more

Lider receives two new H135s

Lider receives two new H135s

12-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Helibras announced the delivery of two H135 helicopters to Líder Aviação. The contract was signed at the beginning of the second half of this year and includes the provision of helicopters configured for offshore operations such as passenger transport and medical evacuation missions in the Oil & Gas market. “Flexibility, reduced maintenance and lower operating... Read more

Airbus Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

Airbus Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

3-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters completion of delivery of 29 Helionix-equipped H135s and three Helionix, hoist-equipped H145s earlier this year, marked the end of the delivery phase of the MFTS contract. Today, the company has completed its service provision build up and is fully embedded at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley, supporting Ascent’s Training delivery from newly modernised facilities. On 1st April 18, the precise... Read more

Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

3-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to be delivered to China per a framework agreement signed in June 2016. The H135 was delivered in HEMS configuration, fully equipped with the latest medical interior, and will perform life-saving EMS... Read more

Red Arrows Support Handover of First ACH135 for charter ops

Red Arrows Support Handover of First ACH135 for charter ops

2-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

UK operator HeliGroup has taken delivery of the first ever ACH135 Helionix for VIP charter operations from Airbus Corporate Helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Club during the annual yacht show in the Principality. The handover event was attended by representatives of global aviation and yachting industries and supported by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows,... Read more

Improved fuel sensor for H135 now available

Improved fuel sensor for H135 now available

2-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

In line with its continuous efforts to pursue products optimization, Airbus Helicopters is pleased to inform you that the new fuel sensors are now available for H135. The benefits of these sensors are: • New design with high quality electronic components to avoid probe drift and prevent trapping of water in probe if fuel contaminated... Read more

ACH Displays New ACH135 Helionix

ACH Displays New ACH135 Helionix

24-Sep-2018Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) Airbus’ dedicated private and business helicopter entity, will display the company’s new ACH135 Helionix for the first time on the rooftop of the Monaco Yacht Club during the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.  Fitted with the company’s in-house ACH Line interior configuration, the updated, Helionix-equipped provides a technological leap forward for the light, twin-engine... Read more

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

18-Sep-2018Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 to Washington Hospital Center’s MedSTAR Transport program. The hospital partnered with Metro Aviation to customize the aircraft at Metro’s completion center in Shreveport, La. The H135 features a standard medical interior including various specialty add-ons including a Cardiosave mount for hemodynamic support and Outerlink’s IRIS – a system for... Read more

Avalex video equipment picked for WPD EC135 fleet upgrade

Avalex video equipment picked for WPD EC135 fleet upgrade

14-Sep-2018Source: Avalex

Babcock Aviation has selected a full suite of new-generation digital video equipment, including Avalex AVM4178Q 17-inch HD widescreen displays, Avalex AVC1816 Smart Video Management System and the Avalex AVR8414 HD DVR, as part of the fleet upgrade program for a fleet of five Airbus H135 helicopters operated by Western Power Distribution (WPD). This enables WPD... Read more

GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

18-Jul-2018Source: GVH Aerospace

GVH Aerospace has been awarded the EASA STC for the installation of its AeroStretcher Mk IV Modular Aeromedical System on the Airbus H135 helicopter. The AeroStretcher Mk IV system is an evolution of the previous Mk III product which was very well received by the helicopter transport operators and provided them with the capability to rapidly reconfigure their aircraft to... Read more

Airbus delivers fifth and final H135 for Bundeswehr training

Airbus delivers fifth and final H135 for Bundeswehr training

18-Jun-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the fifth and final H135 that will be used by the German Armed Forces in Bückeburg to train their pilots. The German Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) is leasing these helicopters – all delivered on time by Airbus – for initial and recurrent pilot training.... Read more

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

15-Jun-2018Source: RUAG Aerospace

For the first time, RUAG Aviation has overhauled a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 engine. The maintenance of the engine that is used in the Airbus H135 and H135M helicopters was carried out in the engine maintenance. The Swiss Air Force has more than 20 of these helicopters, which are still listed under their former... Read more

New rescue helicopter in Ulm officially put into service

New rescue helicopter in Ulm officially put into service

8-Jun-2018Source: ADAC Luftrettung

[electronic translation] The new rescue helicopter of the non-profit ADAC Luftrettung at the Bundeswehr Hospital Ulm was officially handed over to its purpose on Monday (28.5.). The machine starts as her predecessor model under the name “Christoph 22” from the hangar on the grounds of the Federal Armed Forces Hospital Ulm. Areas of application are mainly the... Read more

Airbus to offer H135 to U.S. Navy

Airbus to offer H135 to U.S. Navy

18-May-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will offer the Airbus H135 helicopter as the solution for the U.S. Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program. An H135 demonstrator aircraft in Navy trainer markings is on display this week at the 2018 Naval Helicopter Association Symposium in Norfolk, Va. “The H135 is a market leading twin-engine, multi-mission helicopter performing the... Read more

Waypoint Leases H135s to ALT

Waypoint Leases H135s to ALT

25-Apr-2018Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it recently completed a lease transaction for one H135 helicopter to ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (“ALT”) in Germany to be used for pilot training. The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s seventh H135 delivery, as well as its first transaction with ALT.... Read more

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