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Apr
24
2018

Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel successfully demonstrate the highest levels of Manned-Unmanned Teaming capabilities

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, 24 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS), thus becoming the first European helicopter manufacturers to demonstrate this technology with the highest level of interoperability (LOI°5).

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Tags: Airbus Camcopter H145 Manned Unmanned Teaming MUM-T UAS
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Apr
12
2018

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, 12 April 2018 – On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron, invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille, took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters with the H160 carrying this sound-reducing, safety-enhancing technology into the next generation of rotorcraft.

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Tags: Airbus Eurocopter Fenestron H160
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Apr
11
2018

HELICAL becomes first operator in the South Pacific to choose HCare Smart

Posted by jhadmin

HELICAL, a member of the HCM Group of New Caledonia, recently became the first South Pacific company to choose Airbus’ HCare Smart contract. Under the service, scheduled and unscheduled events are covered by a dedicated worldwide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pool, ensuring the helicopter’s availability at all times, while maintenance costs are optimised and therefore lower.

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Tags: Airbus HCare HCM Group HELICAL
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
11
2018

Looking back at Voom’s first year

Posted by jhadmin

One year ago, the on-demand helicopter booking platform Voom launched in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with the mission of elevating travelers’ daily lives by elevating their daily commute. Voom has been quite busy over the past 12 months, showing substantial user interest and rapid growth, including its recent expansion into Mexico City.

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Tags: Airbus Voom
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
05
2018

Airbus Helicopters signs largest HCare Smart contracts in Latin America for two H225M fleets

Posted by jhadmin

Santiago, Chile, Both the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have placed their trust in Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than 125 million euros.

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Tags: Airbus Brazilian Armed Forces HCare Smart Mexican Air Force
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
03
2018

Airbus to be largest exhibitor at FIDAE

Posted by jhadmin

Santiago de Chile, Airbus will have a major presence at the 20th FIDAE Airshow, showcasing the latest products, services and innovations in the commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter markets. Since 1994 Airbus has participated in the biennial show, which will takes place at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport between 3 - 8 April.

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Tags: Airbus FIDAE Airshow
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
26
2018

Airbus Helicopters to provide 16 Additional UH-72A Lakotas for the U.S. Army

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has received a contract valued at approximately $116 million to deliver 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The contract is the company’s second this year, highlighting the U.S. Army’s confidence and growth capability of the Lakota program.

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Tags: Airbus Army UH-72A Lakotas
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
26
2018

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Posted by jhadmin

Oxford, Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of 36% since 2013. As a result, the company has reinforced its position as UK market leader with 46% of the civil and parapublic market. This follows the company’s long-term commitment, made in 2015, to invest in increasing its industrialisation in the UK; an Airbus home country.

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Tags: Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
14
2018

State of Qatar signs contract for 28 NH90 multirole helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Doha, 14 March 2018 – Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters, during DIMDEX, Qatar’s biennial defence exhibition. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport (TTH) configuration and 12 NH90s in naval (NFH) configuration, will support the country’s plan to modernise their military helicopter fleet. As part of the plan, Qatar will receive 16 H125 light single-engine helicopters in training configuration for operation by the Qatar Armed Forces Air Academy.

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Tags: Airbus NH90 Qatar
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
07
2018

SB Havacılık (SBAIR) is the new Distributor and Service Center of Airbus Helicopters in Turkey

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus Helicopters has appointed SB Havacılık A.Ş. (SBAIR) as its new distributor and Service Center in Turkey. The Istanbul based company will represent the European manufacturer in Turkey and promote its civil product line.

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Tags: Airbus SB Havacılık A.Ş. SBHAS Turkey
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
07
2018

New training capabilities launched for crews and maintainers of Airbus helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Building world-class helicopters is only the first part of the Airbus mission; what follows is a commitment to supporting the worldwide operators who fly the company’s rotorcraft. The commitment has been further strengthened with the launch of an optimised training and flight operations service, which was announced at last week’s Heli-Expo trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States.

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Tags: Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
05
2018

From rescues to damage assessment: how helicopters helped combat the California wildfires

Posted by jhadmin

Following the 2018 Heli-Expo airshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, Airbus takes a look at how helicopters helped save lives during the California wildfires of 2017 – an effort that drew on aviation resources for everything from rescues to taking the damage’s toll.

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Tags: Airbus Wildfire
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
01
2018

Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, 1 March 2018 – Babcock is set to become the global launch customer for the H160 after signing a five year frame agreement for the purchase of a fleet of H160s. The fleet of H160s is destined for EMS and other critical services missions starting in Europe and to be deployed progressively across Babcock’s bases worldwide. “The H160 was a natural choice for Babcock’s operations as its large cabin and low vibration levels and its state-of-the-art technology will make it a safe and comfortable environment for mission critical services to work in” said Roger Hardy, Chief Executive Aviation, Babcock International Group. “We are sure that the innovations that the H160 brings to the market will help us deliver our high standards of quality, safety and cost-effectiveness”.

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Tags: Airbus Babcock H160
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
01
2018

First H160 orders for the North American market

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for four ACH160s with an undisclosed, North American customer. The launch customer, a major US business entity with extensive experience in corporate aviation, has opted for one aircraft to be delivered in Stylence by ACH configuration, the in-house, private and business design product line; with the remaining three aircraft to be delivered in ACH Exclusive configuration, the select design product line which allows the highest level of customisation and bespoke craftsmanship.

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Tags: ACH160 Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
01
2018

Airbus Helicopters outlines complete connected services offer

Posted by jhadmin

At HAI Heli-Expo 2018, Airbus’ helicopter division presented its three-tiered connected services offer for enhanced safety, operational cost savings and higher aircraft availability.

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Tags: Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
01
2018

Helionix fleet hits 100,000 flight-hour milestone

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, Airbus’ fleet of helicopters equipped with the Helionix avionics system have surpassed the symbolic milestone of 100.000 flight hours, just three years after customer operations started.

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Tags: Airbus Helionix
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
28
2018

H135 receives FAA certification for Helionix avionics suite

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, Airbus Helicopters’ light-twin helicopter H135 has received the type certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Helionix is a family concept with standardised features and is available on the H175, H145 and soon on the H160. The first US customer for the H135 with Helionix was STAT Medevac, who received three helicopters of this type earlier this month.

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Tags: Airbus H135
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
28
2018

Pegaso firms up H175 follow-on order

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, Mexican Oil&Gas operator Transportes Aéreos Pegaso has signed for an additional H175, bringing to four the number of orders it has placed for this supermedium. Delivered in the summer of 2016, the first aircraft has been performing crew change missions for geo-seismic vessels. A second H175 will be delivered in the spring of 2018 to serve one of the first international companies to start deep water operations in Mexico’s Perdido Belt. Two last H175 will arrive in Mexico in 2019. They will all be assigned to offshore crew change missions in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tags: Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
28
2018

Boston MedFlight orders three Airbus H145s to upgrade hospital consortium’s air medical transport fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit organization that provides critical care air medical transport for Boston-area and other Eastern Massachusetts hospitals, has ordered three new versatile Airbus H145 helicopters as part of a comprehensive plan to upgrade its fleet with more modern and more capable aircraft.

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Tags: Airbus MedFlight
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
27
2018

Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, 27 February 2018 – Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that Metro Aviation Inc. had ordered an unprecedented 25 EC145e helicopters that it will place into service providing air medical transport and other aerial services. It is one of the larger commercial helicopter orders ever booked by the U.S. based company.

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Tags: Airbus Metro
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
26
2018

TRAINING BEGINS IN DENVER USING FLIGHTSAFETY’S NEW AIRBUS EC130T2 LEVEL D QUALIFIED SIMULATOR

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (February 26, 2018) –FlightSafety International announces that training has begun using the new Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 full flight simulator located at its Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. The Center is also equipped with Level D qualified simulators for the Bell 407GXP, Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 and EC135.

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Tags: Airbus FlightSafety
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
25
2018

The H160 lands in Las Vegas, kicking off Airbus’ presence at Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas and will be headlining Airbus Helicopters’ presence for the first time ever at an international airshow at this year’s Heli-Expo from 27 Feb - 1 March at the Las Vegas convention centre. Showgoers will be able see for themselves the #H160ReasonsWhy the H160 is raising the bar in the industry.

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Tags: Airbus H160
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
06
2018

Airbus: at the heart of Asia’s largest airshow

Posted by jhadmin

Asia’s biggest aviation show opened today at the Changi Exhibition Centre, and Airbus is at the heart of it. The Singapore Airshow, held every two years, is where partnerships are forged and deals are sealed in the Asia-Pacific region. Airbus is the largest international exhibitor at the show, reflecting the company’s commitment to this part of the world.

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Tags: Airbus Singapore Airshow
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Feb
05
2018

EASA issues single Production Organisation Approval to Airbus Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus Helicopters have just implemented a new single Production Organisation Approval (POA). This replaces previous national approvals from France, Germany and Spain by a single, integrated framework allowing for simplified industrial exchanges between Airbus Helicopters’ manufacturing facilities and supporting the company’s industrial strategy of site specialisation across Europe.

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Tags: Airbus EASA
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
01
2018

A new H145 for the Offshore Market

Posted by jhadmin

In January 2018 HTM Helitravel Munich GmbH got it’s new Flagship for the company’s Offshore Base in Emden/Norddeich – an Airbus H145 with Call sign D-HTMM. The BK117 D2 with the striking Fenestron tail rotor is the 150. Helicopter of this type being delivered by Airbus Helicopters. The firefighting service of Emden airport gave the helicopter a warm welcome and baptized it at the same time.

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Tags: Airbus H145 HTM Helitravel
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
31
2018

H145M successfully launched 70mm Laser Guided Rockets during its firing campaign in Sweden

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, The successful capability enhancement for the H145M continues. In the first weeks of December 2017, Airbus Helicopters demonstrated the ability to fire laser guided rockets (FZ275 LGR from Thales) with its new H145M platform at the Älvdalen test range of the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Flight test Centre. In a rough and challenging environment the system performed flawlessly.

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Tags: Airbus H145M
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
29
2018

Airbus Helicopters delivers 1300th helicopter from the H135 family

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, Airbus Helicopters delivered the 1300th helicopter from the H135-family, a number underlining the multipurpose lightweight twin-engine helicopter’s worldwide success.

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Tags: Airbus H135
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
26
2018

Helicopter aviation safety initiatives demonstrate progress in Mexico and India

Posted by jhadmin

In 2017, Airbus' helicopter division safety expert, Erick Perez, led a number of safety initiatives in Latin America, all in an effort to improve helicopter flight safety in the region. Meeting with employees from the manufacturer’s customer centres, and at operators’ and authorities’ offices in Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica, Perez spoke about the critical need for safety in aviation. “In 2017, we raised awareness on helicopter flight safety for nearly 2,000 people,” explains Perez. “That’s roughly the same number of people we saw over the last five years.”

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Tags: Airbus
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Jan
22
2018

Stronger and leaner Airbus Helicopters displays solid commercial performance in 2017

Posted by jhadmin

Stronger and leaner Airbus Helicopters displays solid commercial performance in 2017

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Tags: Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
11
2018

Technology breakthrough: Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters responsible for building the first demonstrator of a rotary-wing drone for a warship

Posted by jhadmin

Paris, The DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de-risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships. The demonstration project will lead to trials of the drone launch system, mission system and airborne vehicle, conducted from a French Navy vessel.

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Tags: Airbus DGA drone
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