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Jun
20
2017

A clean sheet approach to Airbus’ Racer high-speed demonstrator

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus’ official maxim is: “We make it fly.” Based on a new high-speed demonstrator rotorcraft concept unveiled today by Airbus Helicopters at the 2017 Paris Air Show, this motto could be aptly updated to: “We make it fly… fast, and efficiently.”

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Jun
19
2017

VSR700 demonstrator performs first autonomous flights

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Paris, France, 19 June 2017 – Airbus Helicopters recently started autonomous flight trials of a VSR700 Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) demonstrator, paving the way for a first flight of the actual VSR700 prototype in 2018. A light military rotary-wing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, the VSR700 is being developed jointly by Airbus Helicopters and Helicopteres Guimbal, the original manufacturer of the civil-certified Cabri G2 helicopter from which the VSR700 is derived.

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May
23
2017

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

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The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate the Brazilian Army’s fleet.

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May
22
2017

Airbus Launches ACH – Airbus Corporate Helicopters: the Dedicated Private and Business Aviation Helicopter Brand

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Geneva, Airbus Helicopters has launched Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), its high-end, bespoke brand, at EBACE 2017. The brand, which will be identified by the ACH logo, will build on the company’s leadership in the Private and Business Aviation market, offering a unique level of quality finish, craftsmanship and bespoke service matching the most demanding requirements.

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May
08
2017

BLR Aerospace Receives Transport Canada Approval for H125 FastFin System

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EVERETT, Wash., May 8, 2017 – BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been approved by Transport Canada for installation on Canadian registered Airbus H125/AS350 helicopters.

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May
08
2017

Heli-One Completes Two H225 Inspections For South Korean Rescue Agency National 119

Posted by jhadmin

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has completed inspections for two Airbus H225 aircraft (1-year and 8-year inspections) for South Korea’s National 119. The inspections were completed simultaneously (ten days for 1-year and 7 weeks for 8-year inspection) at two Korean bases in Seoul and Busan, allowing the aircraft to return to service on time and within budget.

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May
04
2017

Beijing 999 signs agreement for the first H145 for medical rescue and SAR missions in China

Posted by jhadmin

Donauworth, Germany, Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center (Beijing 999), a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, signed an agreement today with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of one H145, the first of its kind to be configured with a hoist for medical and search and rescue (SAR) in China. The rotorcraft is scheduled for delivery by 2019.

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Apr
26
2017

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight

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Marignane, France, Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters.

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Apr
24
2017

H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power

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Marignane – Airbus has extended the flight envelope of the H145 by enhancing the helicopter’s OEI power. The acronym OEI stands for “One-engine-inoperative”, measuring the performance of an aircraft with only one engine remaining operative. With the increased power, the light-twin helicopter H145 can accommodate two additional technicians or can fly longer distances during a mission which requires human external cargo (HEC) operations.

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Apr
20
2017

Frasca International Sells Airbus H125 Helicopter Flight Simulator to Aero Asahi Corporation, Japan’s Largest Civil Helicopter Business

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URBANA, ILLINOIS (April 20, 2017) --- Frasca International has sold a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Airbus H125 AStar (350B3) single-engine helicopter to Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC), Japan’s leading civil helicopter company.

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Mar
08
2017

Airbus Helicopters recognizes U.S. Coast Guard for reaching 1.5 million flight hours in MH-65 Dolphins

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DALLAS, Texas (March 8, 2017) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. saluted the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday for its recent milestone achievement of reaching 1.5 million flight hours with the service’s fleet of MH-65 Dolphin patrol and search-and-rescue helicopters.

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Mar
07
2017

REACH Air Medical Services places first-ever order for Airbus H125s following high altitude fly-off

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (March 7, 2017) – REACH Air Medical Services, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, has placed an order for five new Airbus H125s, marking the first time the company has turned to an Airbus Helicopters aircraft for its single-engine platform solution.

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Mar
07
2017

STAT MedEvac to be first U.S. air medical transport service provider to operate Helionix-equipped H135s

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (March 7, 2017) – STAT MedEvac will soon be the first air medical transport service in North America to operate Airbus H135 helicopters equipped with Helionix, an innovative and powerful avionics system.

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Mar
06
2017

Airbus Delivers an H125 to Nova Scotia Ministry of Natural Resources

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Heli-Expo 06/03/2017 – Airbus has delivered the 700th helicopter into the Canadian market, an H125 to the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The Department’s mandate includes; development, management, conservation, and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources as well as, administration of the province’s Crown land.

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Mar
05
2017

BLR Aerospace to Celebrate First H125 FastFin System Fleet Sale at HELI-EXPO 2017

Posted by jhadmin

DALLAS, March 5, 2017 – BLR Aerospace has completed its first fleet sale of the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for Airbus H125 helicopters and will introduce its lead-the-fleet customer at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas.

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Mar
05
2017

FLIGHTSAFETY EXPANDS INITIAL NVG TRAINING TO BELL 212/412 AND AIRBUS H135 HELICOPTERS AND LAUNCHES ONLINE RECURRENT

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK – FlightSafety International now offers FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial training for the Airbus Helicopters H135, Bell 212, and Bell 412EP using Level D qualified simulators. FlightSafety also introduces an NVG eLearning recurrent course.

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Mar
01
2017

QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

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Oxford - QinetiQ has signed a deal for four Airbus H125 helicopters as part of its modernisation of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), which it manages alongside the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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Feb
27
2017

Los Angeles Police Department begins helicopter fleet replacement with orders for Airbus H125 AStars

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas– The Los Angeles Police Department will strengthen its Air Support Division this year with the addition of four new Airbus H125 AStars as part of a long-term plan to upgrade its entire patrol helicopter fleet.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Nov
02
2016

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

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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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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

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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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