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STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

4-Jul-2022

  Together with patients and supporters, STARS officially welcomed the new Airbus H145 helicopter to its Edmonton base today. The new aircraft model is part of a landmark initiative to replace STARS’ fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about commemorating with our community allies the arrival of a new fleet that will serve patients across Alberta for decades... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

1-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various research projects all aimed at improving Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. For more than 40 years, the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation... Read more

STARS adds H145 to serve Northern Alberta and the Peace Region

STARS adds H145 to serve Northern Alberta and the Peace Region

26-May-2022Source: STARS

  Together with patients, crew and supporters, STARS officially welcomed its new Airbus H145 helicopter to Northern Alberta and the Peace Region today. The new aircraft model, which will fly missions from STARS’ Grande Prairie base, is part of an initiative to replace and renew the non-profit air ambulance’s fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about celebrating the fact... Read more

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

24-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Currently test flying with Airbus Helicopters in Germany is this H145 in the colours of the Royal Oman Police (ROP), although the number of aircraft is not yet known.  This is the operator’s first Airbus product and could be a foot in the door to other Airbus products in due course.  The Omani flag is... Read more

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

14-Apr-2022Source: STARS

STARS’ fleet renewal capital campaign has received a major boost with a $1.5 million gift from Birchcliff Energy, helping to secure a new H145 helicopter to serve the Grande Prairie region. The Keep the Fight in Flight campaign launched in 2018 across Western Canada to renew STARS’ aging aircraft fleet with new Airbus H145 helicopters,... Read more

Dart to certify Fire Attack® System on five-bladed H145

Dart to certify Fire Attack® System on five-bladed H145

13-Apr-2022Source: DART Aerospace

Japan Aerospace Corporation (JAC) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have signed an agreement with DART Aerospace to design and certify a fire attack® system for the new five-bladed H145//BK117D-3. The partnership came at the request of DART representative JAC to market a fire attack® system for the H145 helicopter in Japan. KHI, who will assemble... Read more

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

5-Apr-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have acquired and committed to a further five next generation helicopters. These additional aircraft bring their total Joint Venture (JV) portfolio to 38 units valued at over US$420 million – a doubling in size in less than two years from... Read more

Air Corporate acquires simulators from Entrol

Air Corporate acquires simulators from Entrol

31-Mar-2022Source: Entrol

Air Corporate, one of the biggest operators in Italy, has completed the purchase of two FTD Level 3 simulators based on the H125 and H145 helicopters. With bases throughout Italy in places like Roma, Milano, Rimini or Verona, Air Corporate accumulates more than 35,000 flight hours in more than 60,000 different missions. Both simulators will... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

30-Mar-2022Source: ÖAMTC Air Rescue

To meet increasing demand, ÖAMTC Air Rescue’s technical services division – HeliAir – has expanded their services to include maintenance for Airbus’s H145 helicopters. Having successfully completed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s certification process at the end of 2021, HeliAir now fulfills all legal requirements to maintenance the H145 for customers throughout Europe. “Every... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

15-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered nine five-bladed Airbus H145s to replace its current four-bladed versions. Rega’s new H145s will come equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system that will enhance the mission capabilities and the safety of operations. “We are very grateful to open another chapter in the relationship between our two organisations with... Read more

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

12-Mar-2022Source: Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight has just signed an order for its first five-bladed H145 helicopter as part of a fleet renewal and expansion project to support an increased need for critical care transportation in New England.“The H145 has been a proven and efficient platform for us to carry out critical life-saving flights when time is of the... Read more

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

10-Mar-2022Source: Ecocopter

Ecocopter has ordered three H125s and one H145 to be used for aerial work missions in a variety of industrial sectors. The helicopters will be delivered by the end of 2022 and mid-2023 respectively, and will join Ecocopter’s fleet of 18 helicopters, solely composed of Airbus aircraft, and which carry out operations in Chile, Peru... Read more

Milestone delivers H145 to Ecocopter Ecuador

Milestone delivers H145 to Ecocopter Ecuador

9-Mar-2022Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing announced the delivery of an Airbus H145 helicopter to Ecocopter Ecuador, a leading South American operator. Located at Ecocopter’s base in Quito, the aircraft will be the first of its type to be based in Ecuador and will be deployed on missions across... Read more

Entrol presents the H45

Entrol presents the H45

9-Mar-2022Source: Entrol

Entrol launches a brand new simulator based on the H145 D3, which can be certified as an FNPT II MCC, FTD Level 2 and FTD Level 3. With this new simulator, Entrol keeps on looking for further technological improvements in the sector and reaffirms the will of fulfilling the needs customers worldwide have. With more... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance become first UK operator of upgrade five-blade H145

East Anglian Air Ambulance become first UK operator of upgrade five-blade H145

2-Mar-2022Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is the first air ambulance in the UK to upgrade its Airbus H145 helicopter with a new five blade rotor head.  This UK-engineering first will generate more lift, reduce vibrations and improve handling and stability, providing improved comfort for EAAA’s patients and crew as they operate 24/7. The Norwich-based Anglia... Read more

Chile – Ecocopter adds second Airbus H145

Chile – Ecocopter adds second Airbus H145

17-Feb-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

In Chile, there was only one aircraft of this type acquired by Ecocopter, the first national company to incorporate this “colossus of the air” to its modern fleet. However, the Chilean company, the only operator of this helicopter in the country, added a second H145 that began operations to provide multipurpose services.  This twin-engine aircraft,... Read more

Dart receives FAA emergency float STC for Airbus H145 D3

Dart receives FAA emergency float STC for Airbus H145 D3

8-Feb-2022Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its Emergency Float System with Integrated Liferafts for the five-bladed Airbus H145. This certification comes alongside its existing TCCA & EASA approvals.  Previously approved for the Airbus four-bladed H145 and EC145 models, the floats feature a tri-bag float design for increased stability in water up... Read more

Babcock France certified Part CAMO and Part 145 on H145 D3

Babcock France certified Part CAMO and Part 145 on H145 D3

19-Jan-2022Source: Babcock

Babcock France announces that it has received from the OSAC l Aviation & Sécurité its Part CAMO and PART 145 certificate of approval for the maintenance of its Airbus H145 D3 helicopter fleet at its Cannet-des-Maures site. Meeting the needs of its customers across the country, Babcock’s maintenance sites offer a full range of MCO... Read more

DRF Luftrettung completes first five-blade H145 in-house upgrade

DRF Luftrettung completes first five-blade H145 in-house upgrade

19-Jan-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

It’s a premiere: The first machine that DRF Luftrettung technicians independently converted from four to five rotor blades went into service yesterday. In the future, the helicopter will be available as Christoph Nürnberg for urgent transport between clinics and for emergency rescue. The converted machine is lighter than its predecessor and thus offers a higher possible payload... Read more

Helibras delivers first five-bladed EMS H145 in Brazil

Helibras delivers first five-bladed EMS H145 in Brazil

17-Jan-2022Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] Helibras has just delivered two H145 model aircraft to the company Air Jet Taxi Aéreo Ltda. The helicopters are the first equipped with five blades to be used for passenger transport and also for aeromedical transport in Brazil. In addition to the recognized operational efficiency and safety, which make the helicopter a commercial success... Read more

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

8-Jan-2022

Press release: Devon Air Ambulance’s H145 Helicopter, G-DAAS has been parked on the Derriford Hospital Helipad since the afternoon of Saturday 8 January. This is as a result of damage the aircraft sustained during a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) task on Dartmoor. The aircraft skid was damaged during the landing on the moor, probably as a... Read more

French Sécurité Civile to expand fleet with two Airbus H145s

French Sécurité Civile to expand fleet with two Airbus H145s

20-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has ordered an additional two five-bladed H145s destined to equip the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs rescue and air medical transport services throughout France. This contract is a follow-up to the contract signed in 2020 for an initial batch of two H145s... Read more

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

17-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Ministry of Interior of Bavaria has ordered eight five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the two bases of the Bavarian helicopters squadron at the airport in Munich and in Roth, close... Read more

SAFE Delivers Maintenance Stands to Airbus Helicopters

SAFE Delivers Maintenance Stands to Airbus Helicopters

13-Dec-2021Source: SAFE Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the delivery of custom ergonomic  maintenance stands to the Airbus Helicopters Maintenance Training center in Grand Prairie Texas.  The aircrafts that have been outfitted at the training center are the EC120, EC130 and H145.   The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of... Read more

The H145 in Tierra del Fuego

The H145 in Tierra del Fuego

13-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Helicópteros Marinos has been based in Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina for more than 34 years, operating from the city of Río Grande and the TOTAL AUSTRAL operations base in Río Cullen to provide support for the production and exploration platforms of its customer, Total Energies. Located between 10 and 50 nautical miles off the... Read more

Saudi’s Helicopter Company signs for twenty Airbus H145 and six H160s

Saudi’s Helicopter Company signs for twenty Airbus H145 and six H160s

6-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters. The agreement was signed by Raid Ismail, Chairman of the Board of... Read more

SAFE delivers Airbus H145 maintenance stands to Riverside County Sheriff

SAFE delivers Airbus H145 maintenance stands to Riverside County Sheriff

2-Dec-2021Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the delivery of custom maintenance stands for the Riverside County Sheriff Department.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to perform maintenance on the engines, transmission, and main rotor system of their H145 aircraft.   These custom stands are lightweight and easy to move around the... Read more

DRF upgrades Christoph Sachsen-Anhalt base to five-blade H145

DRF upgrades Christoph Sachsen-Anhalt base to five-blade H145

2-Dec-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

New helicopter for the region: Today an H145 machine with a five-blade rotor went into service as the new Christoph Sachsen-Anhalt. Compared to its predecessor, the helicopter is lighter and therefore offers a higher possible payload with the same performance. In addition, the fifth rotor blade makes it even quieter in the air, which benefits patients and... Read more

Russia certifies five-blade Airbus H145 D3

Russia certifies five-blade Airbus H145 D3

2-Dec-2021Source: Airbus

The newest modification of the twin-engine helicopter of the H145 helicopter has received a Russian type certificate. The start of operation of the new model in Russia is scheduled for the first months of 2022. Thanks to the five-bladed main rotor, designed without the use of bearings and joints, the helicopter received a smoother ride,... Read more

Johanniter Luftrettung puts first of two H145 D3s into service

Johanniter Luftrettung puts first of two H145 D3s into service

1-Dec-2021Source: Johanniter Luftrettung

[electronic translation] With the H 145, Johanniter is expanding its fleet to include the most modern helicopter type currently in use in civil air rescue. The smaller, lighter and quieter machine has a state-of-the-art autopilot system and instead of the previously usual four rotor blades has five – these ensure a more stable and calmer position... Read more

Shikoku Air Service orders H145 from Kawasaki

Shikoku Air Service orders H145 from Kawasaki

1-Dec-2021Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced its receipt of an order for its latest-model helicopter, the H145//BK117 D-3 (“D-3”), from Shikoku Air Service Co., Ltd. The new aircraft is slated for use in Kagawa Prefecture emergency medical services. This is the ninth D-3 order Kawasaki has received. The D-3 is an improved version of the BK117... Read more

DRF upgrades Christoph 53 to Airbus H145

DRF upgrades Christoph 53 to Airbus H145

30-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

The most modern helicopter , which is currently used in civil air rescue , is now also flying in Mannheim: As of today, an H145 will take off as the new Christoph 53. A glass cockpit with large screens, a powerful autopilot and a new interior concept in the cabin make the crew’s work easier and contribute to even better patient... Read more

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

30-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

At the request of the Free State of Bavaria, DRF Luftrettung puts an additional intensive care transport helicopter into service for public rescue. Due to the pandemic, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sport and Integration, sees it as necessary to station a second intensive-care transport helicopter temporarily at Nuremberg Airport. An H145 helicopter... Read more

20-Nov-21 LN-OOS Airbus H145 Kongsvikdalen, Norway

20-Nov-21 LN-OOS Airbus H145 Kongsvikdalen, Norway

20-Nov-2021

Air ambulance on a mission to help three persons that were lost in the mountains. The helicopter had to wait in heavy snow showers while boarding the passengers. The crew were aware of a power line they had to be careful to avoid while navigating out of the valley. Due to the heavy snow the... Read more

HTM Group select Skytrac satcom broadband solution for H145 fleet

HTM Group select Skytrac satcom broadband solution for H145 fleet

18-Nov-2021

SKYTRAC, a leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced that HTM Group and Zimex Aviation Ltd., a leader in remote field operations, have selected SKYTRAC’s SDL-350 Satcom system for broadband VIP and Special Mission connectivity. A powerful satellite terminal, data acquisition, and onboard server system, the SDL-350 provides up to 704... Read more

First five-bladed H145 for offshore wind operations delivered to HTM

First five-bladed H145 for offshore wind operations delivered to HTM

18-Nov-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to be used in the offshore wind segment to its long-term customer HTM Helicopters. The aircraft will be operated from one of HTM’s bases at Norden-Norddeich, Emden, Borkum and Helgoland. For its missions, which include passenger transport to and from wind farms and hoisting technicians to the... Read more

DRF Luftrettung to headline its European Rotors presentation with five-blade H145

DRF Luftrettung to headline its European Rotors presentation with five-blade H145

5-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

A presentation of expertise from almost 50 years of air rescue: From 16 to 18 November 2021, DRF Luftrettung and its subsidiaries will be at European Rotors in Cologne to present their technical, aviation and medical portfolio. Headlining it will be the newly developed collision avoidance system and the fleet’s latest member, a red-and-white five-bladed... Read more

GPMS pursuing STC for Foresight MX HUMS on Airbus H135

GPMS pursuing STC for Foresight MX HUMS on Airbus H135

1-Nov-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS, a leader in the field of helicopter health monitoring systems, announced at the SHIFT Air Medical Transport Conference that it is pursuing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its industry-leading Foresight MX Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) on the Airbus H135 platform. To achieve the STC, GPMS will work with Metro Aviation, an... Read more

Safran begins assembly of Arriel 2E in US

Safran begins assembly of Arriel 2E in US

19-Oct-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has opened a second assembly line at their facility in Grand Prairie, Texas for the Arriel 2E engine. The first assembled and tested Arriel 2E engines have been delivered to Airbus. These engines power the UH-72B delivered to the U.S. Army as part of the newest Lakota helicopter. Also installed in the... Read more

Helispeed win Cayman Police contract 

Helispeed win Cayman Police contract 

5-Oct-2021Source: HeliSpeed

Global aviation specialists, HeliSpeed, is awarded the coveted contract to support The Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS). The new partnership will boost Cayman’s capability in search and rescue, law enforcement and border protection operations. HeliSpeed is an aviation supplier that operates worldwide, with a growing network of over 2,500 aviation professionals. As part of... Read more

Quark Expeditions unveils immersive Polar Helicopter Program

Quark Expeditions unveils immersive Polar Helicopter Program

27-Sep-2021Source: Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions, the global Leader in Polar Adventures, unveiled details today of its immersive helicopter program made possible with the acquisition of two twin-engine Airbus H145 helicopters that are designed to take travelers deeper into the Polar Regions than any other helicopter in its class. “Last year we shared the excitement of Ultramarine‘s two twin-engine... Read more

Western Australia Police to order second Airbus H145

Western Australia Police to order second Airbus H145

6-Sep-2021Source: Government of Western Australia

The McGowan Labor Government has today announced funding for a second police helicopter to give WA Police access to the newest and most advanced air support available, as part of the 2021-22 State Budget. $27.5 million will be spent to purchase and operate a new police helicopter, which is in addition to the new helicopter... Read more

Christoph 42 celebrates 45 years with upgrade to H145

Christoph 42 celebrates 45 years with upgrade to H145

24-Aug-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

It is one of the oldest stations of the DRF Luftrettung and the location for Christoph 42. The Rendsburg air rescue station, which moved in July 2020 and has since moved to its new home at Schachtholm airfield.  Today there were three good reasons to celebrate the air rescuers. In 2020 the station celebrated its 45th... Read more

First H145 D3 from Japanese production line delivered

First H145 D3 from Japanese production line delivered

23-Aug-2021Source: Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its first domestic delivery in Japan of its latest-model helicopter, the H145//BK117 D-3 (“D-3”). The delivery was made to Central Helicopter Service Ltd. on August 20, 2021, and the new aircraft is slated for use in emergency medical services, crew training and other applications. The D-3 is an improved... Read more

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s

17-Aug-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe’s biggest Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s. Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system. “By investing in new aircraft alongside the upgrade of our existing H145 fleet, we are... Read more

Airbus delivers first five-bladed H145 in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

Airbus delivers first five-bladed H145 in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

9-Aug-2021Source: Airbus

STARS Air Ambulance, an Airbus operator for more than 35 years, is the first customer in North America to operate the new five-bladed H145 following the acceptance of their new helicopter today in Fort Erie, Ontario. This latest version of the H145 family is their sixth delivery in the company’s fleet renewal plan and the... Read more

Second Airbus H145 arrives in Chile for Ecocopter

Second Airbus H145 arrives in Chile for Ecocopter

9-Aug-2021Source: Ecocopter

[electronic translation] Three years ago, the H145 was the world’s market leader in light twin-engine helicopter sales. In Chile, there is only one aircraft of this type to date, and it belongs to Ecocopter, the first national firm to incorporate this “titan of the air” with cutting-edge technology into its “air squad”. However, the Chilean... Read more

Milestone to lease two H145s to Quark Expeditions

Milestone to lease two H145s to Quark Expeditions

4-Aug-2021Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) has announced that it is providing two Airbus H145 helicopters to Quark Expeditions, the leader in Polar Adventures. The aircraft will be stationed on the dual heli-decks of Quark Expedition’s brand-new Ultramarine expedition ship and will be used to provide passengers with unique adventure opportunities in the Polar Regions.... Read more

STARS adds second Airbus H145 in Saskatchewan

STARS adds second Airbus H145 in Saskatchewan

5-Jul-2021Source: STARS

Together with patients, crew, community supporters and government officials, STARS officially welcomed its newest Airbus H145 helicopter to Regina and the province. The aircraft, which entered service in Saskatchewan weeks ago, is the fifth of ten helicopters needed to replace the air ambulance’s fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about bringing us another step closer to... 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

Milestone lease five-blade H145 to Al-Sharqiya Aviation in Oman

Milestone lease five-blade H145 to Al-Sharqiya Aviation in Oman

5-Jul-2021Source: Milestone Aviation

AL-Sharqiya Aviation LLC (“ASA”), the first and only commercial helicopter operator in the Sultanate of Oman, announced today that it will shortly take delivery of its first Airbus H145 helicopter, leased from the Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”). Not only is this the first five-bladed Airbus H145 for ASA, but it is also the first... Read more

Kawasaki scores first firefighting order for five-blade H145

Kawasaki scores first firefighting order for five-blade H145

1-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has announced that they have received an order from Fukuoka City for the five-bladed H145 (aka BK117 D3) for firefighting and disaster prevention . This is the Japanese manufacturer’s first order for a D3 in the firefighting / disaster prevention role, something Japan is well known for. Fukuoka City Fire Department Fire... Read more

Flight Data Systems gains STC for CVR/FDR for Airbus H145

Flight Data Systems gains STC for CVR/FDR for Airbus H145

25-Jun-2021Source: Flight Data Systems

Flight Data Systems (FDS), a leading provider of flight data solutions for the business, military, rotorcraft, and commercial aviation segments, announced a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), gained through SKYTRAC, for the SENTRY Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder on a H145 twin-engine medium utility-transport helicopter. The STC will enable the installation of multiple variants of... Read more

Airbus and SKYTRAC Formalize Long-term Supply Chain Agreement

Airbus and SKYTRAC Formalize Long-term Supply Chain Agreement

22-Jun-2021Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC, a leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc.  that will enable customers to select SKYTRAC avionics on newly purchased helicopters including the popular H145, H160, H175 and H225 models. “SKYTRAC and Airbus Helicopters have a longstanding history, and we are... Read more

SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

21-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

SAF Group will be operating three more five-bladed H145s for emergency medical services (EMS) in France. These three aircraft will be based in Grenoble, Valence, and Montpellier. They will complement the three H145s already ordered by SAF in 2018 and 2020, the first of which was delivered recently and will be deployed for EMS missions... Read more

S.A.F.E. Delivers Custom Maintenance Stands to New Mexico State Police

S.A.F.E. Delivers Custom Maintenance Stands to New Mexico State Police

15-Jun-2021Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the delivery of custom maintenance stands to the New Mexico State Police.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of their H145 aircraft.  The stands are equipped with the latest features including a seamless fit to the aircraft with zero gaps, enhanced safety... Read more

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

8-Jun-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

7-Jun-2021Source: Safran

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter has its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... 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

Ascent Helicopters turns to Airbus H145

Ascent Helicopters turns to Airbus H145

28-May-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

“The H145 is the next step for our specialty operations, in terms of safety, and performance,” Ascent President Trent Lemke said. “We are always evolving, in terms of programs and technology. The H145 is an all-around exceptional helicopter that comes backed with exemplary support from Airbus, so we can trust that it will be ready... Read more

Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

26-May-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung, has performed the first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 into the new five-bladed version. The helicopter, an H145 of the German HEMS operator, was first delivered in 2018 and will be deployed at DRF’s base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The upgrade to the five-bladed version can be performed by... Read more

First H145 upgraded to five blade head now in operation 

First H145 upgraded to five blade head now in operation 

24-May-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

DRF Luftrettung is putting the world’s first upgraded type H145 helicopter into operation at the base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. This particular machine was retroactively modified from four to five main rotor blades. Technicians from DRF Luftrettung, together with the manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, performed this first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 at the Airbus site in... Read more

Babcock extends East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

Babcock extends East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

13-May-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock and the life-saving charity East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have announced a significant new seven-year contract to keep the helicopter emergency medical service flying high and saving lives into the next decade. The contract will see Babcock providing exclusive aviation support including advanced helicopters, ground support, engineering and pilots and includes the imminent introduction... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders two five-blade H145s

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders two five-blade H145s

13-May-2021Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The two current YAA helicopters, G-YAAC and G-YOAA, which came into service in 2016, will be replaced by a more advanced and state-of-the-art version of their current model, the Airbus H145.  The decision to replace the helicopters is to ensure the people of Yorkshire receive the best operational and medical service from the life-saving Charity.... Read more

First H145 Full Flight Simulator in North America inaugurated in Texas

First H145 Full Flight Simulator in North America inaugurated in Texas

11-May-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Helisim Simulation Center, located inside the Airbus Helicopters Inc. facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, has inaugurated a new Thales Reality H full-motion flight simulator, the first of its kind in the region. Helisim LLC, a subsidiary of Helisim SAS, has already invested $22 million for the new simulation center. The H145 simulator will offer... Read more

Town seeks solution to STARS helipad closure

Town seeks solution to STARS helipad closure

23-Apr-2021Source: Fort Macleod Gazette

The new H145 helicopter used by STARS air ambulance is too big to land on the heliport at Fort Macleod Health Centre. Fort Macleod council wants to get that situation solved as soon as possible. “The heliport, to my way of thinking, is a necessity in Fort Macleod,” chief administrative officer Sue Keenan said, noting STARS... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

22-Apr-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has strengthened its operation at Cambridge City Airport with the construction of a new hangar for its Airbus H145 helicopter. The new helicopter hangar for the Anglia Two aircraft is next to the charity’s operational base and will mean that the aircraft no longer needs to be towed across the... Read more

Airbus ACH145 delivered to Advanced Flight

Airbus ACH145 delivered to Advanced Flight

7-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

New Zealand VIP and charter operator Advanced Flight, launch customer for the new Airbus ACH145 with five rotor-blades, has taken delivery of its helicopter. The aircraft is the latest version of the best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter and provides a 150kg increase in useful load while delivering new levels of comfort and operational simplicity. Its... Read more

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on time. The previously delivered helicopters are used for training and field testing and are available 24/7 at the Niederstetten and Nörvenich... Read more

DRF puts first five-blade H145 into service

DRF puts first five-blade H145 into service

17-Mar-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

On March 8, 2021, DRF Luftrettung puts the first H145 helicopter with a five-blade rotor in Germany in the rescue service at the Stuttgart station; today the machine was transferred to the station. Compared to its predecessor, the helicopter is lighter and therefore offers a higher possible payload with the same performance. In addition, the... 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

Milestone Aviation and NHV Group expand partnership

Milestone Aviation and NHV Group expand partnership

5-Mar-2021Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing and NHV Group (“NHV”), a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, have announced an expansion of their partnership with the provision of two Airbus five-bladed H145 helicopters to support the operator’s contract with Germany’s Federal Armed Forces’ training program... Read more

CareFlight becomes Australia first H145 EMS operator

CareFlight becomes Australia first H145 EMS operator

19-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Australia’s CareFlight has become the country’s first operator of the emergency medical services (EMS) version of the Airbus H145 light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used by the aeromedical services provider for rapid response missions in the Greater Sydney area. CareFlight’s H145, which was unveiled at a ceremony today at the Sydney Opera House,... Read more

SPAES improves power on Airbus H145 USB charging unit

SPAES improves power on Airbus H145 USB charging unit

16-Feb-2021Source: SPAES

Due to the poor charging power of the pre-installed USB charging unit of its Airbus H145 helicopters, SPAES was commissioned to replace the system. For the new USB charging unit, the customer selected a device he preferred with a better efficiency. To achieve this, the pre-installed charging system was removed, and the necessary wiring and... Read more

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

12-Feb-2021Source: HENSOLDT

For HENSOLDT, it is another important EOS contract with a delivery as first tier supplier and prime contractor directly to the customer. “We are offering a turnkey solution here and are assuming responsibility for the entire project until the return delivery of the helicopters with integrated and approved ARGOS II systems in November 2021,” said... Read more

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