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Feb
23
2017

Entrepreneur David MacNeil takes delivery of new, customized Airbus H145 helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Feb. 22, 2017) – Leading American entrepreneur David MacNeil, owner of MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd. in Bolingbrook, Ill., has taken delivery of a new customized Airbus H145 helicopter for use with his highly successful company that manufactures the acclaimed WeatherTech automotive products.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Automotive Products David MacNeil H145 WeatherTech
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Feb
22
2017

Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Partners with Airbus to Co-develop and Commercialize metaAIR™, a Laser Protection Solution

Posted by jhadmin

HALIFAX, - Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) and its optical filters division, Lamda Guard, announced today, February 21st, that it has entered into a new agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to validate, certify, and commercialize its laser protection product metaAIR™, for aviation. In 2014, MTI signed its first agreement with Airbus to test and tailor metaAIR™, which is a flexible metamaterial optical filter, engineered to protect vision against harmful laser beams aimed at aircraft.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Lamda Guard metaAIR Metamaterial Technologies MTI
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Feb
21
2017

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency extends five-year H225 performance-based logistics contract with Airbus Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Tokyo – Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract extension with Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) for its H225 (previously known as EC-225 LP) fleet over the next five years, benefitting from Airbus’ new customer fleet availability service offer ‘HCare Infinite’.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Feb
16
2017

A pioneer of modern helicopter technology: the BO105 celebrates its 50th birthday

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth – This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fibre-reinforced rotor blades.

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Feb
06
2017

Airbus Helicopters products gain market share in North America despite slow market conditions in 2016

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd. solidified their position as the North American market leader in civil and parapublic helicopters in 2016 despite a difficult market environment that saw a dramatic decline in total industry orders.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters Canada
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Jan
11
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING PLACES AIRBUS H225 ON LEASE WITH GHS

Posted by jhadmin

Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed to lease one Airbus H225 helicopter to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), a German operator with a strong presence in Africa, for utility and humanitarian support missions.

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Tags: Airbus GHS Global Helicopter Service GmbH H225 Waypoint Leasing
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Dec
10
2016

CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family

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Beijing, CMIG Leasing received a brand new H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France, making it the 100th Ecureuil family helicopter to operate in China’s skies.

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Dec
02
2016

PAC International upgrades EC145 for Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program

Posted by jhadmin

02 DEC 2016 – Mount Pleasant, PA - PAC International delivered a refurbished Airbus EC145 to Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program. The aircraft interior components were completely refurbished to include reconditioning of the Metro EMS interior, ADS-B and WAAS upgrades, and an update with Allegheny Health Network’s corporate branding.

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Tags: Airbus ec145 LifeFlight PAC International
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Nov
15
2016

Industry First: BLR H125 FastFin System on Display at HAC

Posted by jhadmin

Edmonton, Canada – Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 – The newest FastFin® System from BLR Aerospace will be displayed publicly for the first time on an Airbus H125 helicopter at the 2016 Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade Show, Nov. 11-13 in Edmonton, Canada. Visitors may see the system and speak with BLR representatives in the Airbus Helicopters booth 516.

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Tags: Airbus BLR Aerospace FastFin H125 HAC
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Nov
02
2016

MECAER AVIATION GROUP RECEIVES MULTIPLE VALIDATIONS FOR H145 MERCEDES-BENZ INTERIOR

Posted by jhadmin

Irving, TX – Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced it has successfully validated its Airbus Helicopters H145 Mercedes-Benz interior with both the FAA and Brazil’s aviation authority, ANAC.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 MAG Mecaer Aviation Group Mercedes-Benz
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Oct
27
2016

Airbus Helicopters and Helibras introduce first H225M in naval combat version

Posted by jhadmin

Itajubá, Brazil, Helibras and Airbus Helicopters have opened a new chapter in the history of the H225M multirole utility helicopter with the official presentation of the first aircraft in naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ subsidiary in Brazil, this new H225M version is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Brazilian Navy, with mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance.

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Oct
26
2016

Honeywell Weather on Board Technology Wins Airbus Innovation Award

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus has recognized Honeywell (NYSE: HON) for its Weather on Board technology at the Airbus Best in Class Partner Awards 2016. The awards ceremony took place in Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 5 at the annual Supplier Conference dinner where Airbus presented seven suppliers with awards to recognize their outstanding contribution over the past year.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Best in Class Partner Award Honeywell
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Oct
26
2016

Airbus Helicopters Inc. to exhibit industry-leading models for business missions at NBAA conference in Orlando

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – The Airbus Helicopters H130 and H125 helicopters, two of the leading models available for business, VIP, and personal transportation, will be displayed by Airbus Helicopters Inc. at the NBAA Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, Nov. 1-3 in Orlando.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H125 H130
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Oct
20
2016

Airbus helicopters achieve 98 percent availability during 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Posted by jhadmin

The results of a survey conducted by Helibras with the operators of around 90 Airbus helicopters deployed during the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics showed that the fleet achieved 98% availability from the start of preparation for the Games in July, to the closure of the competitions on 18 September 2016. The aircraft were used for security, defence, and as camera platforms.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Helibras Olympics Rio
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Oct
20
2016

DCNS and Airbus Helicopters join forces to design the French Navy’s future tactical VTOL drone system

Posted by jhadmin

Paris, DCNS, a world leader in naval defence, and Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, are joining forces to design the future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine - SDAM) programme. By pooling naval and aerospace skills and expertise, the teaming of DCNS and Airbus Helicopters will be equipped to address all technical challenges arising from the naval integration of the drones through the creation of a robust system architecture that can evolve and adapt to meet every need.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters DCNS
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Oct
13
2016

Airbus Helicopters Inc. to feature California Highway Patrol H125 AStar helicopter at IACP in San Diego

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Oct.13, 2016) – Airbus Helicopters Inc., the North American sales leader in law enforcement helicopters for more than a decade, will exhibit a California Highway Patrol H125 AStar at the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 16-18, Booth #4927.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters ASTAR California Highway Patrol H125 IACP International Association of Chiefs of Police
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Oct
12
2016

Airbus Helicopters launches flight-test campaign of H175 in public services configuration

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, Airbus Helicopters has kicked-off the flight test campaign of the public services variant of the H175 medium twin-engine helicopter. An initial flight-test campaign was successfully concluded last week after 12 flights. This included a demonstration carried out last week with customer Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS), who became launch customer for this new variant in September 2015 with an order for seven units.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H175
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Oct
12
2016

Helicopter Travel Munich signs for one H145 for offshore wind operations

Posted by jhadmin

The new aircraft - to be delivered in December 2017- will be operated from HTM’s bases at Emden, Norden, Borkum and Helgoland, serving offshore windfarms in the German Bight. The H145 joins HTM’s already-extensive inventory of Airbus Helicopters-built rotorcraft that includes eleven H135-family aircraft.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Oct
11
2016

Corail Helicopters becomes launch customer for Fleet Keeper TM

Posted by jhadmin

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Corail Helicopters, operator of a 7 Airbus Helicopters fleet, has become the launch customer of Fleet KeeperTM thanks to a contract agreement signed today at the Helitech exhibition in Amsterdam. Developed by Airbus Helicopters as part of its HCare Connected Services offering, Fleet KeeperTM has recently been validated by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) for use within Airbus Helicopters airworthiness organization.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Corail Helicopters Fleet Keeper HCare Helitech
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
10
2016

Flying the H125 FastFin System: One Pilot’s Experience

Posted by jhadmin

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 10, 2016 – One of the first pilots to fly a FastFin®-equipped Airbus H125 helicopter says the improvements to handling and tail rotor margin are even more noticeable in the modified Airbus than with the system’s iconic predecessor.

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Tags: Airbus FastFin H125
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Oct
07
2016

Heli-One Providing UAE Joint Aviation Command with Arriel and Makila Overhaul Services

Posted by jhadmin

October 6, 2016 – Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has been selected by the Joint Aviation Command (JAC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide MRO services for their Arriel 2C and Makila 1A engines flown in the fleet’s Airbus AS365 and AS332 aircraft.

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Tags: Airbus Arriel 2C AS332 AS365 Heli-One Joint Aviation Command Makila 1A United Arab Emirates
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
05
2016

Royal Thai Air Force places order for two additional EC725s

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, France – The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered two additional mission-ready twin-engine EC725 (now marketed as the H225M Caracal) multirole utility helicopters as part of the continuation of its fleet strengthening programme agreement launched in 2012. Delivery of the two additional EC725s is scheduled for 2019.

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Tags: Airbus RTAF The Royal Thai Air Force
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
30
2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy

Posted by jhadmin

The Mexican Navy yesterday took delivery of the first of the ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it purchased in 2014, becoming the first customer in the world to receive the new version of this multi-role, medium-class military rotorcraft. The Navy will receive three other units before the end of the year and the remaining six by early 2018.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Mexican Navy
Categories: Press Releases


Aug
31
2016

Waypoint Leasing Places Helicopter on Lease to Grupo FAASA

Posted by jhadmin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Calquin Helicopters S.A. (“Calquin”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo FAASA (“FAASA”), for one Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter, which will transition from firefighting operations in Europe to high altitude utility missions in the Andes Mountains. This transaction represents Waypoint’s 17th aircraft re-lease event and underscores the company’s commitment to expanding into the utility market.

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Tags: Airbus AS350 Calquin Calquin Helicopters FAASA Grupo FAASA Waypoint Waypoint Leasing
Categories: Press Releases


Aug
30
2016

AMGH, Aviators Air Rescue take delivery of Airbus Helicopters H130 to launch first affordable helicopter EMS flights in India

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Leaders of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) and Aviators Air Rescue Ltd. accepted delivery Monday of the first of three Airbus Helicopters H130s, which the companies will use to launch the first affordable single-engine helicopter emergency medical services operation in India.

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Tags: Air Medican Group Holdings Airbus AMGH Aviators Air Rescue Ltd. H130
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Aug
24
2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first H175 to be operated in the Americas

Posted by jhadmin

Mexico City - The new 7-ton class helicopter has now arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, a company specialized in air transport services for the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This makes Transportes Aéreos Pegaso the first company to operate this new helicopter on the American continent. A second H175 will be delivered in 2017. The new aircraft will not only be providing transport services for the Oil industry but also supporting seismic exploration activities in the Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Mexico
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Aug
12
2016

Hospital Wing of Memphis takes delivery of second industry leading Airbus Helicopters H130 for critical air medical transport missions

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit air medical transport service, has taken delivery of its second Airbus Helicopters H130, which will augment the service’s fleet of seven other Airbus Helicopters aircraft. The H130 acquisition is part of Hospital Wing’s strategy to transition its entire fleet to that model helicopter. Hospital Wing also operates three earlier model H130-series helicopters and three AS350 B3 AStars.

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Tags: Airbus H130 Hospital Wing
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Jul
28
2016

H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, Airbus Helicopters today announced the validation of the H160’s aeromechanical configuration – a crucial milestone allowing the programme teams to confirm some key aspects of the next-generation, twin-engine helicopter’s design and performance.

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Jul
24
2016

Baltimore County Police Department Aviation Team’s record of accident-free operations recognized by Airbus Helicopters Inc.

Posted by jhadmin

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Baltimore County (Md.) Police Department’s Aviation Team began operations in 1983 with a small Cessna aircraft that it leased for $1 a year. Today, the elite team responds to some 5,000 calls a year using its fleet of three Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the most widely purchased helicopter by U.S. law enforcement agencies.

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Tags: Airbus AStars Baltimore County H125
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Jul
05
2016

VIH Aerospace Performing EC130 Inspections

Posted by jhadmin

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – VIH Aerospace (VIHA - www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services has delivered an Airbus EC130B4 which required an Annual Inspection in addition to a 150-hour inspection, to a prominent, private customer in Western Canada.

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Tags: Airbus EC130B4 MMRO VIH Aerospace VIHA
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