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Sep
11
2019

Metro Aviation takes delivery of first Airbus EC145e helicopter made in U.S.

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Grand Prairie, Texas, – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered to Metro Aviation Inc. the first EC145e produced at its U.S. assembly plant in Columbus, Miss. This latest aircraft delivery is part of an order for 25 that Metro placed in 2018, and the remaining aircraft will all be delivered out of Columbus.

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Aug
29
2019

Airbus Helicopters offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Posted by jhadmin

Brisbane – Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability. The RFI seeks solutions for the army’s future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs.

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Aug
28
2019

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

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Donauwörth – 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 in South America. The second prototype will be mainly used for autopilot testing, performance and airframe structural validation.

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Aug
20
2019

Airbus Delivers U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence’s 200th UH-72A Lakota

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Grand Prairie, TEXAS, — Today, Airbus delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota for training operations with the Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Ala.

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Jul
30
2019

Airbus Celebrates the UH-72A Lakota 10th Anniversary at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

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Grand Prairie, TEXAS, Jul. 30, 2019 —Airbus hosted a ceremony with leaders of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) to commemorate the UH-72A Lakota’s 10th anniversary at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland.

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Jul
26
2019

Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10 with new order from Florida Keys

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Grand Prairie – Part of a fleet upgrade program, two new H125s ordered by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will support aerial spraying to control the mosquito population in the Florida Keys, off the southern coast of the state.

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Jul
18
2019

Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

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Donauwörth, The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July. Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, including an inflatable boat. Delivery of the first Sea Lion helicopters is scheduled for the end of 2019. Altogether 18 helicopters are on order.

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Jul
12
2019

Airbus Helicopters develops its presence in Italy with a dedicated customer centre

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Milan, Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri.

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Jul
10
2019

Erickson Takes Flight With The H225 Super Puma

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced their first flight with the H225 Super Puma, adding to their fleet of rotary wing and fixed wing platforms.

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Jul
02
2019

Romain Trapp appointed president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region

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Grand Prairie, Texas, July 2, 2019 – Airbus announced today that Romain Trapp has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of President of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.

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Jun
27
2019

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

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Santiago de Chile - 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.

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Jun
26
2019

Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

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Belgrade, 26 June 2019 – Serbia has received its first H145M helicopter and will become a maintenance hub for SA 341 / SA 342 Gazelle helicopters. ”Both events underline the fact that Serbia and Airbus have entered into a close partnership”, as Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even pointed out at the Partner Defence Exhibition in Belgrade.

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Jun
24
2019

French Prime Minister meets Airbus Helicopters apprentices

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Le Bourget - During a visit dedicated to highlighting the role of apprenticeships in the French aeronautical industry, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with some of the several hundred young apprentices that work at Airbus Helicopters. The Prime Minister was then invited to experience first-hand one of the next generation helicopters that they have contributed to during their apprenticeship.

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Jun
20
2019

Collins Aerospace acknowledged as a top avionics supplier to Airbus

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PARIS (June 20, 2019) – Collins Aerospace Systems once again ranks among the top avionics suppliers in support of Airbus and its airline customers. The aircraft manufacturer honored Collins Aerospace Avionics in a special ceremony this week at the Paris Air Show. Collins Aerospace is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Jun
20
2019

Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company becomes China’s ACH160 launch customer

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Le Bourget, Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (Shenzhen Eastern GAC) has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China.

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Jun
19
2019

Airbus Helicopters and Pawan Hans Limited sign MoU for introduction of H145 and H225 and support for AS365N Dauphin fleet

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Le Bourget – 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.

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Jun
19
2019

Airbus Helicopters and Safran Helicopter Engines team up for greener vertical flight

Posted by jhadmin

Le Bourget, Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter manufacturer, and Safran Helicopter Engines, the global leader in helicopter turbines, are teaming up to prepare the future of cleaner, quieter and more efficient vertical flight, ahead of the upcoming Horizon Europe research programme which should be carried out during the next decade.

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Jun
19
2019

Airbus launches seven new SmartForce services for military customers

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Le Bourget, 19 June 2019 – Airbus has launched seven new products for military customers under its digital support services offering SmartForce. With these additions, Airbus expands the SmartForce offering by allowing customers to select the services that best fit the specific requirements of their fleets and aircraft mix. This helps improve availability and mission readiness while reducing the maintenance burden.

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Jun
17
2019

Airbus Helicopters supports modernisation of training centre in Ukraine

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Le Bourget, Airbus Helicopters has accelerated the set-up of new pilot and technician training capabilities in Ukraine. The company will be delivering an H225 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) that will be based in Krementchuk, as well as delivering the first two H125 for pilot training purposes by the end of December 2019.

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Jun
14
2019

French Air Force bolsters its fleet of H225Ms

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Marignane, The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force and in particular it will be capable of inflight refuelling, an essential operational advantage that this helicopter offers.

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Jun
11
2019

Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

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Tokyo – Airbus Helicopters has delivered Nakanihon Air Service’s 20th H135, at an entry-into-service ceremony held today at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture.

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Jun
07
2019

Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019 with innovative technologies, products and services

Posted by jhadmin

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into the future. This year Paris is also the stage to celebrate Airbus’ 50 years of pioneering progress which created a string of world aerospace firsts to drive the industry’s transformation.

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May
29
2019

Airbus Helicopters and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

Posted by jhadmin

Budapest, Airbus Helicopters and the Hungarian Government have selected the town of Gyula in the Békés County as the site for a new aerospace enterprise in Hungary. Gyula is located in the country’s eastern part. The new installation will be built up from scratch and will be the core of an emerging Hungarian aeronautics cluster. This was announced in Budapest by Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, and Gáspár Maróth, Government Commissioner for national defence industry and defence development and coordination of armament modernization. End of 2018, Airbus Helicopters and Hungary had signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create an industrial cooperation for long term aviation projects.

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May
29
2019

French Ministry of the Armed Forces brings development of future Joint Light Helicopter forward

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Marignane – The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the launch of the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger; HIL) programme has been brought forward to 2021. The HIL programme, for which the Airbus Helicopters’ H160 was selected in 2017, was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget law. Launching the programme earlier will enable delivery of the first H160Ms to the French Armed Forces to be advanced to 2026.

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May
23
2019

Airbus plans major presence at Spain’s first International Defence and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF)

Posted by jhadmin

Madrid, 23 May 2019 – Airbus will take part in the first edition of Spain’s International Defence and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF), to be held from 29 to 31 May at the IFEMA Convention Centre in Madrid. As the Spanish aerospace champion, Airbus will display products and services of particular relevance to Spain, as well as examples of cutting-edge innovation and technology.

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May
23
2019

Norway’s Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

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Marignane, Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans has taken delivery of two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards, becoming the first H125 operator able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally, resulting in better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety.

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May
23
2019

Airbus delivers ACH145 helicopter for use on super yachts

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Geneva, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has delivered the first of two ACH145 helicopters to an existing private customer as the first step in a fleet renewal programme.

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May
23
2019

Mobile home tycoon Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

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Oxford, This strikingly painted Airbus ACH130 helicopter, captured here over the English countryside, is due to be delivered to mobile home park entrepreneur Alfie Best a few days after the EBACE exhibition. Best, a proud Romany who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List, is acquiring the helicopter to support him in managing the numerous sites run by his company Wyldecrest Parks. He is also learning to fly helicopters himself.

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May
21
2019

Latest ACH160 order underlines market confidence in new model

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Geneva, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has secured an additional sale for its latest ACH160 helicopter just days before the EBACE 2019 business aviation show in Geneva.

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Apr
23
2019

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered to SGGAC for utility missions

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Beijing – China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China.

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