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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

Dentons represents Airbus Bank on Mexican H145 and H175 financing

Dentons represents Airbus Bank on Mexican H145 and H175 financing

10-Feb-2021Source: Dentons

Global law firm Dentons has advised the Munich-based financier, Airbus Bank GmbH (Airbus Bank), on its portfolio financing of four new Airbus helicopters leased to Transportes Aéreos Pegaso (Pegaso), a Mexican air transport service provider. The helicopter portfolio includes two H175s and two H145s, making Pegaso the first H145 operator in Mexico and the first... Read more

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

27-Jan-2021Source: CENTUM

CENTUM has announced that Lifeseeker, its life-saving technology, has been certified for linefit on Airbus H145 helicopters. Lifeseeker uses signals from a missing person’s mobile phone to guide search and rescue (SAR) teams to the right place quickly. It helps make SAR missions more effective and efficient, saving lives and optimizing operational costs. Lifeseeker turns... Read more

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

18-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada has delivered two new twin-engine H145 helicopters to STARS, a physician driven non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization serving Western Canada, continuing the company’s multi-year fleet renewal program for nine new helicopters. The four remaining helicopters to be delivered will arrive in the new five-bladed configuration, beginning later this year. STARS’ H145 helicopters,... Read more

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

5-Jan-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

It is a milestone in the history of air rescue in German-speaking countries and also EU-wide: DRF Luftrettung is expanding its fleet with Airbus H145 helicopters which have five main rotor blades. Today, the technicians at DRF Luftrettung start equipping the first of five of these helicopters to be delivered this year, for deployment at... Read more

NHV awarded H145 contract by German Air Force

NHV awarded H145 contract by German Air Force

10-Dec-2020Source: NHV

The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) have awarded NHV a contract for the provision and maintenance of three H145 aircraft in support of their Special Forces’ training program at Laupheim (HSG64). The one-year contract is foreseen to start in January 2021. In partnership with Milestone Aviation, NHV will provide two Airbus Helicopters H145D3 and one H145D2... Read more

FAA approves five-blade Airbus H145

FAA approves five-blade Airbus H145

1-Dec-2020Source: Airbus

The new five-bladed H145 helicopter has received its certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This type certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability. This newest version of the H145 family received EASA certification this past summer... Read more

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

24-Nov-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The new H145 model with a five-blade, bearingless main rotor provides a 150kg increase in useful load. The aircraft will be based at the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) in Hela Province of the PNG Highlands,... 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

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

12-Nov-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

On Wednesday 11 November the new H145 helicopter was introduced into service and ready to bring emergency medical care to patients across Devon. As the hangar doors were rolled back, the Devon Air Ambulance crew readied the H145 for the first day of its lifesaving service. Although just like the start of a typical day... Read more

DRF updates “Christop 51” in Stuttgart to Airbus H145

DRF updates “Christop 51” in Stuttgart to Airbus H145

6-Nov-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

The most modern helicopter currently in use in civil air rescue is now also flying in Stuttgart: an H145 started yesterday as the new “Christoph 51″. A glass cockpit with large screens, a powerful autopilot and a new interior concept in the cabin make work easier for the crew and contribute to even better patient... Read more

Eliance launches two H145s for Madrid EMS contract

Eliance launches two H145s for Madrid EMS contract

5-Nov-2020Source: Comunidad de Madrid

[electronic translations] The Community of Madrid has renewed the two medical helicopters of the SUMMA 112 (the Medical Emergency Service of the Community of Madrid) destined to attend to emergencies that occur in the region. The new model of these aircraft, which came into operation on November 1, is the Airbus H145. It is a... Read more

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

29-Oct-2020

Sûreté du Québec, regularly abbreviated as SQ, is the provincial police service for the Canadian province of Quebec. The force has a history of operating Bell helicopters for many years, partly as a way of demonstrating support for the factory at Mirabel.  But not now. SQ have surprised many observers by not just moving away... Read more

The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

29-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered two H145s to the Ecuadorian Air Force, the first military customer in South America for this multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. A total of six H145s will be delivered over the next year. The H145 helicopters, known as “Cobra” in the Ecuadorian Air Force, will be assigned to the 22nd Combat Wing in... Read more

Starspeed to manage two H145s on new polar vessel Ultramarine

Starspeed to manage two H145s on new polar vessel Ultramarine

20-Oct-2020Source: Luxaviation

Luxaviation Helicopters and their dedicated VIP helicopter management company Starspeed have been selected by Quark Expeditions to manage helicopter services onboard their new polar vessel, Ultramarine Luxaviation Group, one of the largest private aircraft operators worldwide headquartered in Luxembourg, and Quark Expeditions Inc. based in Seattle, the leader in polar adventures, today announce their cooperation for... Read more

Philippine Coast Guard takes delivery of second H145

Philippine Coast Guard takes delivery of second H145

15-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Philippine Coast Guard welcomed its second H145 helicopter, just four months after the official commissioning of its first H145. With their two light-twin helicopters, the parapublic agency becomes the first coast guard organisation in the world to operate the multi-purpose H145. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with weather radar, bambi bucket, emergency... 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

SPAES receives approval as a Part 21G Production Organisation

SPAES receives approval as a Part 21G Production Organisation

12-Oct-2020Source: SPAES

SPAES receives the approval for the Part 21G Production Organisation to manufacture and produce components according to aviation standards (Form 1). Due to the increasing demand of customers for the procurement and production of components according to aviation standards, SPAES decided to establish an EASA Part 21G production organisation. For certification of the Part 21G... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145

2-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification from the... Read more

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

23-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of two additional H145 helicopters. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 in the Offshore Wind segment. “We thank HTM for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and our products”, says Thomas Hein, Head of Sales Western Europe at... Read more

Airbus introduces UH-72B based on H145 with fenestron

Airbus introduces UH-72B based on H145 with fenestron

2-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. will introduce the newest series of its Lakota helicopter to the U.S. Army’s fleet, the company announced today at the 2020 National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) virtual tradeshow. Starting with new orders placed this year for 17 additional Lakota helicopters, the U.S. Army will welcome the newest series –... 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

Western Australia police orders first five-bladed H145

Western Australia police orders first five-bladed H145

14-Aug-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Western Australian Police Force has ordered one H145 helicopter to enhance police operations in Western Australia, making it the first Australian customer to operate the five bladed H145. Purchased to replace its BK117 helicopter, and to operate alongside the AS365 N3+, this state-of-the-art H145 offers a full range of capabilities for the WA Police... Read more

QinetiQ contract with Castle Air to operate new Airbus H145

QinetiQ contract with Castle Air to operate new Airbus H145

12-Aug-2020Source: HeliHub.com

QinetiQ has bought a new Airbus H145 for the LTPA (Long Term Partnering Agreement) Range Helicopter Service that covers the UK Ministry of Defence BUTEC (British Underwater Test & Evaluation Centre) and Hebrides sites in North West Scotland.  The LTPA is a 25-year contract between the UK Ministry of Defence and QinetiQ to deliver Test &... Read more

SPAES H145 night vision approvals updated for new tactical radios

SPAES H145 night vision approvals updated for new tactical radios

3-Aug-2020Source: SPAES

Due to the installation of new tactical radios in four different helicopters a new NVIS certification was required. Two engineers from SPAES were on the customer’s location for the tests. Tactical radios were installed in the customer’s helicopters for communication between the pilots and the rescue services on the ground. With the conversion, the existing... Read more

DRF “Christoph 42” in Schleswig-Holstein upgrades from EC145 to H145

DRF “Christoph 42” in Schleswig-Holstein upgrades from EC145 to H145

29-Jul-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

“Christoph 42” is moving: From today, the crews of the DRF Luftrettung will start their life-saving missions from the Rendsburg-Schachtholm airfield. At the same time, a pattern change takes place, a state-of-the-art H145 helicopter replaces the EC145 that was previously used. Dr. Peter Huber, board member of DRF Luftrettung, introduces the new “Christoph 42” :... Read more

Christoph Dortmund upgrades from BK117 to Airbus H145

Christoph Dortmund upgrades from BK117 to Airbus H145

23-Jul-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

From July 17th, the DRF Luftrettung in Dortmund will quickly help with another helicopter: A modern EC145 will replace the BK 117. In addition, ” Christoph Dortmund ” will be equipped with an EpiShuttle, a special insulating stretcher. “Christoph Dortmund” makes an extremely important contribution to the emergency medical care of people in North Rhine-Westphalia... Read more

Philippine Coast Guard commissions H145

Philippine Coast Guard commissions H145

16-Jul-2020Source: UNTV News & Rescue

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned into service one of its two new Airbus H145 light twin-engine helicopters. See Full Story.... Read more

Airbus forms Team Nightjar for Australian special ops bid

Airbus forms Team Nightjar for Australian special ops bid

10-Jul-2020Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. Under this Project, the Commonwealth of Australia is seeking a fleet of helicopters to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations. Bringing together Australia’s best industry capabilities and academia,... Read more

Kawasaki receives 5-blade H145 order from Thai corporate operator

Kawasaki receives 5-blade H145 order from Thai corporate operator

9-Jul-2020Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the receipt of an order for its leading-edge H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (D-3) by NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. This is the first time Kawasaki has received a D-3 order from overseas, and the customer plans to utilize the helicopter for transport operations of its employee and related personnel in Thailand after... Read more

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

22-Jun-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters’ five-bladed H145 has been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries towards the end of summer 2020. The certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggles capability. “Our new... Read more

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

2-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In July 2018, Airbus Helicopters announced a large order from the Ukraine, including 21 H225s, 10 H145s and 24 H125s. Prior to this official announcement, HeliHub.com reported that the H225s were in fact lease repossessions from offshore operator CHC which were being converted for the Ukraine, and included three in the search and rescue role. At... Read more

Gama Aviation starts Scottish EMS operations after taking contract back from Babcock

Gama Aviation starts Scottish EMS operations after taking contract back from Babcock

1-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com editor note – below is the press release from Gama Aviation regarding the commencement of operations for the Scottish Ambulance Service.  It is worth noting that Gama Aviation have held the contract since the 1990s to provide two fixed-wing and two rotary-wing aircraft.  Up to now, the rotary-wing element has been subcontracted to Babcock... Read more

UKMFTS program adds first of four additional Airbus H145s

UKMFTS program adds first of four additional Airbus H145s

28-May-2020Source: Royal Air Force

Gp Capt Chris Mullen, the Station Commander and Commandant of No. 1 Flying Training School was on the flight line to welcome a brand-new Jupiter (Airbus H145) helicopter. This new addition to the fleet will shortly be taking to the skies, once final checks and transfer to the military register are completed, to deliver world-leading... 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

SPAES creates mounting for Hamilton T1 ventilator in Airbus H145

SPAES creates mounting for Hamilton T1 ventilator in Airbus H145

14-May-2020Source: SPAES

On request of a customer, SPAES carried out the development, procurement and certification of mounting brackets for the Hamilton T1 on seven Airbus H145 helicopters. After replacing the old ventilators with the Hamilton T1 in the H145 helicopters, a new mount had to be developed because the existing one was not compatible with the newly... 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

Airbus will only sell you a five-blade H145 now

Airbus will only sell you a five-blade H145 now

16-Mar-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters have confirmed to HeliHub.com that every sale of the H145 will now be a commitment to a five-blade helicopter.  The four-blade rotorhead is no longer an option, and a number of the existing fleet are already scheduled for update to the newer model, including those ordered by German EMS operator DRF Luftrettung. HeliHub.com understands that... Read more

Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

10-Mar-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Pegaso Air Transportation (Pegaso) has become the first H145 operator in Mexico. This aircraft is the first of four that will be delivered to Pegaso to provide air transport services to the energy industry, focusing more specifically on oil and gas exploration activities in the Gulf of Mexico. Pegaso currently uses a fleet... Read more

Gama Aviation makes a power play for UK helicopter market

Gama Aviation makes a power play for UK helicopter market

3-Mar-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Long-established business aviation operator Gama Aviation is making its first move into the UK helicopter market with the launch of a fleet of three Airbus H145s.  Two of the three aircraft are being permanently fitted out for EMS work, and will be put to work on the Scottish Ambulance Service contract from 1st June 2020 –... Read more

Airbus maintains global market leader position in 2019

Airbus maintains global market leader position in 2019

25-Feb-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 369 helicopters in 2019 (310 net orders), combined with its support and services revenue, worth more than € 7 billion. The company delivered 332 rotorcraft, including the landmark 1000th Super Puma, thus maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market with a 54% market share in terms of... 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

Babcock adds another EMS H145 in Italy

Babcock adds another EMS H145 in Italy

18-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

On February 1, 2020, the fourth helicopter used in the helicopter rescue in South Tyrol entered service. In addition to Pelikan 1, Pelikan 2 and Aiut Alpin Dolomites, the additional aircraft with callsign “Pelikan 3” will be based in Lasa in Val Venosta to strengthen the EMS coverin the western part of the South Tyrol... Read more

Gama Aviation provides update on Scottish Ambulance Service contract

Gama Aviation provides update on Scottish Ambulance Service contract

14-Feb-2020Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation is pleased to provide an update on its £20m order for three Airbus H145 helicopters, as reported on 24th December 2018. The Company has completed this purchase and taken title to all three helicopters. Preparations for the deployment of the helicopters from 1st June 2020 in support of a long-term contract are proceeding to plan.... Read more

County of Grande Prairie commits to help renew STARS helicopter fleet

County of Grande Prairie commits to help renew STARS helicopter fleet

14-Feb-2020Source: County of Grande Prairie

STARS is one step closer to renewing its fleet of helicopters, thanks to a $500,000 gift from the County of Grande Prairie. The generous commitment, which was announced Saturday at the 10th Annual GPPA Hangar Dance in Support of STARS at the TARA Centre, has been made toward a new H145 helicopter to serve County... Read more

Airbus announces 38 orders at Heli-Expo 2020

Airbus announces 38 orders at Heli-Expo 2020

3-Feb-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters concluded Heli-Expo 2020 with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for 15 H145s, making them the largest operator of the H145. Show highlights included the increased power of the H125 that will enable operators to lift... Read more

Svensk Luftambulans orders three H145

Svensk Luftambulans orders three H145

31-Jan-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Sweden’s air ambulance service – Svensk Luftambulans – has ordered three new H145 helicopters in a deal announced at the Heli Expo 2020 exhibition. The operator will also have its existing three earlier model H145s retrofitted to the same standard as the new aircraft including an innovative five-bladed rotor, increasing the useful load of the... 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

FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

28-Jan-2020Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces the expansion of its helicopter training programs and services with new Level D qualified simulators for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 and Leonardo AW139. “This significant expansion of the training programs and services we offer to helicopter operators reflects FlightSafety’s commitment to provide a broad range of conveniently located programs that our Customers... Read more

UK Military Flying Training System to add four Airbus H145s

UK Military Flying Training System to add four Airbus H145s

20-Dec-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) was established in 2006 as a turnkey operation under which British military pilots and aircrew are trained in elementary, basic and advanced phases in preparation for joining operational military units. UKMFTS is run by Ascent Flight Training, a consortium of Babcock International and Lockheed Martin, under a Private... Read more

Cayman Police replace damaged EC135 wtih second H145

Cayman Police replace damaged EC135 wtih second H145

17-Dec-2019Source: RCIPS Helicopter

The new RCIPS Helicopter arrived on Island on Friday, 6 December. This second helicopter, another Airbus H145 model, will sit alongside the RCIPS Air Operations Unit’s existing H145, which arrived on island last March and was purchased as part of a joint deal between the UK and Cayman. This H145 is the replacement for the... Read more

A New H145 Full Flight Simulator for the US

A New H145 Full Flight Simulator for the US

9-Dec-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Construction of the new Helisim Training & Simulation Center in the United States is on track. The centre, located at Airbus Helicopters’ U.S. headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas, will be equipped with latest generation simulators, aimed at accompanying operators’ trainees in the country. Thales, the simulator manufacturer, has already completed production of a new H145... Read more

Airbus delivers Greece’s first H145 to Airlift

Airbus delivers Greece’s first H145 to Airlift

25-Nov-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airlift has taken the delivery of its first H145 helicopter, becoming the first operator of this model in Greece.  The twin-engine helicopter will be mainly dedicated to VIP transfers, but thanks to the high versatility of its cabin configuration, the aircraft will also be used for emergency medical transport and fire-fighting. Established in 1999, Airlift was... Read more

H145 Cabin door handle improvement

H145 Cabin door handle improvement

8-Nov-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is proposing on H145 a new solution to prevent loose screws in the door locking mechanism, while improving its robustness and reliability. This upgrade solution, based on a new design of the outer door handle, effective for both pilot and sliding doors, consists of: • The use of additional flange bushings, Teflon washers... Read more

Airbus to highlight H130 and H145 helicopters at AMTC

Airbus to highlight H130 and H145 helicopters at AMTC

4-Nov-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Memphis Hospital Wing, a nonprofit air medical transport service based in Tennessee. The H130’s wide, unobstructed cabin allows full-body patient access as well as ergonomic and efficient movement of the patient through large sliding doors. The H130 is considered the global reference for single-engine air ambulance missions, redefining single-engine critical care air transport by combining... Read more

Thales complete Airbus H145 Full Flight Simulator for Helisim Training Center

Thales complete Airbus H145 Full Flight Simulator for Helisim Training Center

25-Oct-2019Source: Thales

Thales has completed the production of a new H145 Level D Full Flight Simulator that will be installed in the Helisim Simulation Center now under construction at the headquarters of Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas. Upon completion of factory acceptance testing, the simulator is now going to be disassembled for shipment to Texas.... Read more

DRF to upgrade Airbus H145 fleet to five-blade rotorhead

DRF to upgrade Airbus H145 fleet to five-blade rotorhead

22-Oct-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

From the fourth quarter of 2020, DRF Luftrettung will modify its H 145 helicopters from four to five rotor blades. As soon as the approval procedure at Airbus Helicopters has been completed, the so-called SB Retrofit Kits will be delivered to the air rescue operator. In addition to DRF Luftrettung’s patients, third-party customers will also... Read more

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

4-Oct-2019Source: CBC

New Airbus H145 the 3rd STARS has bought to replace its older models in the Prairie provinces. See Full Story.... Read more

The new Airbus H145 lands on top of the Andes

The new Airbus H145 lands on top of the Andes

26-Sep-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has reached new heights: the latest version of the H145 has set its skids down on the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, culminating at 6,962 metres (22,840 feet). This is the first time a twin-engine helicopter has landed at this altitude, confirming the performance and the extensive flight envelope of... Read more

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

5-Sep-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Early August, the second prototype of the new five-bladed H145 took off for its maiden flight at the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth. The helicopter will be used for additional flight tests to achieve EASA certification of the new five-bladed H145 in early 2020. The first prototype is currently performing a high altitude test campaign... Read more

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

4-Jul-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with... Read more

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

1-Jul-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with... Read more

Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

20-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the future introduction of two new categories of rotorcraft in the PHL fleet as well as for the repair, maintenance and overhaul of its existing AS365N Dauphin helicopters. The MoU, signed by Air Commodore Dayasagar, Executive Director at... Read more

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