Super Puma

Safran extends Makila contract with RUAG

Safran extends Makila contract with RUAG

17-Jun-2020Source: RUAG

RUAG and Safran Helicopter Engines have extended until 2021 their contract for maintenance of the fuel control units of the Makila engine powering the Super Puma helicopter. Close partnerships with original equipment… RUAG carries out regular maintenance work on the Super Puma helicopters and its components. In addition to the Swiss Air Force, customers include... Read more

COVID-19 – Super Puma drafted to carry COVID-19 patients in Norway

COVID-19 – Super Puma drafted to carry COVID-19 patients in Norway

22-Apr-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

In Norway, Super Puma helicopter operator Lufttransport reacted fast to an urgent request from Norwegian Air Ambulance Services (Luftambulansetjenesten) to provide a solution to the challenge of transporting COVID-19 victims to hospital in the north of the country. Luftambulansetjenesten, like other such services, has turned to the EpiShuttle isolation and transportation system from EpiGuard of Oslo to carry patients to hospital... Read more

Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma

Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma

9-Sep-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma helicopter: a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast. This delivery completes the German Federal Police’s order for four H215s, the first three of... Read more

Indonesian military orders another Super Puma from local production line

Indonesian military orders another Super Puma from local production line

23-Apr-2019Source: Indonesian Aerospace

[electronic translation] PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) received an order for a fleet of Super Puma NAS-332 C1 + Helicopters from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (Kemhan). The contract coincided with the 25 procurement contracts of the Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Defense. The signing of the sale and purchase commitment between PTDI and the Ministry... Read more

Japan Coast Guard expands Super Puma fleet

Japan Coast Guard expands Super Puma fleet

8-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has acquired an additional H225. With the new helicopter, JCG’s Super Puma fleet will include two AS332s and 11 H225s, for security enforcement, territorial coastal activities, and disaster relief missions in Japan. “We are delighted at how our Super Puma helicopters have continued to remain relevant... Read more

German Federal Police strengthens Super Puma fleet

German Federal Police strengthens Super Puma fleet

21-Dec-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) has taken delivery of three heavy H215 helicopters, with a fourth to follow in June 2019. These twin-engine multi-role Super Pumas will enter operation at the beginning of 2020 supporting the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME), which oversees maritime missions off of Germany’s coast. “The H215’s speed, long-distance performance... Read more

Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC

Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC

1-Jun-2018Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, now offers their existing market-leading Super Puma and H225 Vertical Reference Door supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Airbus H215 variant. This modification is well-suited for the H215 (a variant in the Super Puma/Cougar family) utilized for aerial and utility work. This feature... Read more

Union threatens strike vote if EC225 returns to North Sea

Union threatens strike vote if EC225 returns to North Sea

20-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Trade union Unite has asked its members if they would join in a strike, should the Super Puma helicopter return to North Sea operations. Many oil and gas companies including Statoil ASA, Shell UK and BP plc have severed links with the Super Pumas, after the fatal crash in Norway in April 2016, reports Rigzone.... Read more

Airbus boss Faury flies in H225 to demo confidence in type

Airbus boss Faury flies in H225 to demo confidence in type

4-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury, landed at the Helitech Expo in a Super Puma H225 to demonstrate the renewed safety of the helicopter type. The H225s were grounded after a fatal crash in Norway, where 13 people died. Since then, they have been cleared to fly, but operators in the North Sea are reluctant to reintroduce... Read more

Bristow returns two EC225s to leasing company

Bristow returns two EC225s to leasing company

25-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The flight restrictions on the Super Puma EC225s was lifted earlier this month, after being grounded since the fatal crash last year that killed 13 people. The public has voiced their anger however. Unions have requested a public inquiry into the accidents involving the Super Pumas. They state that the workers are getting by with... Read more

Vector Aerospace leases five AS332L Super Puma helicopters to Starlite Aviation

Vector Aerospace leases five AS332L Super Puma helicopters to Starlite Aviation

28-Feb-2017Source: Vector Aerospace Corporation

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently supplied five extensively modified AS332L Super Puma helicopters on lease to Starlite Aviation.  The multi-year lease arrangement was undertaken through Vector Financial Services, based in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Airbus Helicopters. Based in Ireland and South... Read more

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