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Jan
20
2020

Airbus Helicopters appoints Laurence Petiard as Head of External Communications

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Marignane, 17 January 2020 – Laurence Petiard has been appointed Head of External Communications for Airbus Helicopters, effective January 2020. In this new role, she will be in charge of coordinating Airbus Helicopters’ media relations, web, and social media activities.

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Dec
10
2019

Airbus delivers first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ search and rescue service ahead of schedule

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Donauwörth – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) search and rescue service to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), several months before the agreed deadline. A total of seven helicopters of this type were ordered to renew their ageing Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet.

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Dec
04
2019

Airbus Helicopters signs Global Support Contract for Tiger helicopters

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Marignane – Airbus Helicopters and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) have signed a tri-lateral Global Support Contract aimed at boosting the availability rate of the Tigers in service in the French, German, and Spanish Armies. With this long-term support agreement, Tiger readiness and supportability will be secured for the next decade and beyond. The contract covers critical items such as continuous improvement and obsolescence treatment as well as securing repair and spares capabilities with all vendors involved. In addition, it provides for the individual needs of each customer in line with their operational and deployment scenarios. For instance, in France, the agreement guarantees parts availability up to 98% and provides for the simplification of logistics as Airbus Helicopters will also directly take over the provisioning of new parts, as well as repaired parts and other expendables.

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Nov
26
2019

Airbus Helicopters boosting support for French Cougar and Caracal fleets

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Marignane – Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli-Union have signed a global support contract for the Cougar and Caracal helicopters in service in the French Army and Air Force. This agreement signed with the DMAé, the defence agency in charge of improving the availability of military aircraft in France, is the first contract that Airbus Helicopters has signed as part of the new approach initiated by the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly.

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Nov
13
2019

VSR700 prototype performs first flight

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Marignane – The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes.

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Oct
04
2019

STARS takes delivery of third H145 from Airbus Helicopters

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Fort Erie, Ontario, 4 October, 2019 – Airbus Helicopters Canada has delivered a new twin- engine H145 to nonprofit air ambulance provider STARS as part of a fleet replacement initiative for nine new H145 aircraft. This helicopter marks the third delivery to the nonprofit air ambulance provider and is its first H145 to operate out of its Saskatoon base in Saskatchewan.

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Sep
26
2019

World’s largest yacht to feature Airbus ACH145 helicopter

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Monaco Yacht Show – Airbus Helicopters is to provide the on-board helicopter for the REV Ocean research and expedition vessel – the world’s largest superyacht.

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Sep
19
2019

Romanian Ministry of Interior orders three Airbus H135s for air medical services

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Brasov - Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search and rescue (SAR) missions in the country, following a four-year framework agreement signed at the end of July 2019 that foresees the procurement of up to ten H135s.

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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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Sep
07
2019

Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma helicopter

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Marignane - 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.

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Aug
28
2019

Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities for the Bundeswehr’s NH90 fleet

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Airbus Helicopters as prime contractor will work together with Dresden-based Elbe Flugzeugwerke to maintain the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) NH90 fleet. Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed the corresponding 10-year support contract on Wednesday.

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Jul
22
2019

Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

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Manila, Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago.

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Jul
15
2019

Airbus Helicopters makes changes to its Executive Committee

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Marignane, Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company.

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Jul
02
2019

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

Posted by jhadmin

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
21
2019

Airbus Helicopters and the French Ministry for Transport to perform first flight of hybrid light helicopter demonstrator in 2020

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Le Bourget – Airbus Helicopters and the French Ministry for Transport (DGAC) have announced the launch of a research project aimed at demonstrating the use of a hybrid propulsion system on board a single-engine helicopter testbed. This initiative, which will lead to the first flight of a demonstrator in 2020, will focus on the integration of an electric backup system on the testbed helicopter in order to power the rotor system for up to 30 seconds, without the use of the main gas turbine.

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Mar
28
2019

The Royal Malaysian Air Force is the world’s highest Airbus H225M military flyer in 2018

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Airbus Helicopters honors the Royal Malaysian Air Force for being the H225M military operator that logged the most number of flight hours worldwide in 2018. From left to right: Fabrice Rochereau, Head of Sales, Airbus Helicopters South East Asia & Pacific; General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Affendi Bin Buang TUDM, Chief of Air Force; and Raymond Lim, Head of Country, Airbus Malaysia.”

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Mar
07
2019

Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software team up with Airbus Helicopters to exchange maintenance data digitally

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Atlanta, 7 March 2019 – Airbus Helicopters has signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers – Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software – that will enable their maintenance information systems (MIS) to be connected to Airbus, facilitating the two-way exchange of maintenance and aircraft data from Airbus to the customer’s MIS.

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Mar
05
2019

Airbus and Swiss Rotor Solutions promoting use of Maximum Pilot View Kit on H125/AS350 helicopters

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05 Mar 2019 - Airbus Helicopters and Swiss Rotor Service (SRS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the promotion of the Maximum Pilot View Kit (MPVK) for the H125 and older variants of the AS350 single-engine helicopter (B2 & B3 versions). This will enable customers to have the MPVK installed directly by Airbus Helicopters on newly-built H125’s coming out of its final assembly line in Marignane (France) or out of its worldwide Customer Centers network.

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Mar
04
2019

Airbus Helicopters unveils new H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 4 March 2019 - Airbus Helicopters is unveiling a new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta. Visible on the Airbus booth at the show, this latest upgrade brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity and connectivity.

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Jan
31
2019

Airbus Helicopters North America rings in 2019 with milestone anniversaries

Posted by jhadmin

Grand Prairie – Airbus Helicopters North America is celebrating two milestone anniversaries of operations this year. Airbus Helicopters, Inc., based in Grand Prairie, Texas, is celebrating 50 years of sales and support for U.S. helicopter operators, while Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd., located in Fort Erie, Ontario, is marking its 35-year milestone.

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Nov
29
2018

Airbus Helicopters expands presence in Japan

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Tokyo, 29 November 2018 – Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019.

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Nov
13
2018

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to NPAS’ UK Police Helicopters

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Oxford, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise the UK police helicopter fleet’s Night Vision (NVIS) capability. Under the new configuration, all seven NPAS’ H135 helicopters will be capable of NVIS operations down to ground level, enhancing their night time surveillance capabilities at all heights and in all environments.

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Oct
22
2018

Airbus delivers first H135 with Helionix in police configuration to Brazilian Ciopaer

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Brazil, 22 October 2018 – Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine helicopters of the H135 and the H145 family.

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Oct
19
2018

Racer high-speed demonstrator passes preliminary design review milestone

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Amsterdam, - Airbus Helicopters continues to progress with the development of its Racer (Rapid And Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator, funded by European Union’s H2020 framework through the Clean Sky 2 program, and aiming to provide the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance.

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Oct
19
2018

MRO software providers MRX Systems, Rusada, Ramco and Traxxall team up with Airbus Helicopters to exchange maintenance data digitally

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Amsterdam, MRX Systems, Rusada, Ramco and Traxxall have signed agreements with Airbus Helicopters enabling their maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) databases to be connected with Airbus systems.

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Oct
02
2018

Airbus Helicopters Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

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Oxford, Airbus Helicopters completion of delivery of 29 Helionix equipped H135s and three Helionix, hoist-equipped H145s earlier this year, marked the end of the delivery phase of the MFTS contract. Today, the company has completed its service provision build up and is fully embedded at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley, supporting Ascent’s Training delivery from newly modernised facilities. On 1st April 18, the precise date of the RAF Centenary, Airbus Helicopters was confirmed by Ascent and the Ministry of Defence as being ready for training use for the UK MFTS rotary wing element. Since contract signature on 16 May 2016 to ready for training on 1st April 2018, Airbus Helicopters has delivered on time and to cost against an extremely demanding timescale.

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Oct
01
2018

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first of 100 H135s for China in Qingdao

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Qingdao, Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to be delivered to China per a framework agreement signed in June 2016.

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Sep
24
2018

Airbus Helicopters focuses on the wind turbine growth market

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Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters views the support for wind farms as a business segment that is undergoing global growth and expects demand for up to a thousand helicopters over the coming two decades, corresponding to revenues of approximately €9 billion. Airbus Helicopters will present its supply, maintenance and crew transport solutions at the WindEnergy expo, which will be held in Hamburg from 25 to 28 September.

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Jul
12
2018

Powerful and versatile Airbus H125 is the market leading law enforcement helicopter in North America

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Airbus Helicopters Inc. will be exhibiting its role as the North American market leader for new law enforcement helicopters at the Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON) Expo July 11-13, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. at Booth #809.

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Jun
22
2018

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145s to Rega

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Donauwörth, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October.

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