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Sep
21
2021

Airbus Helicopters starts flight tests with engine back-up system

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Toulouse, 21 September 2021 – Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC, has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The project opens the way to a future hybridised propulsion system for light helicopters while delivering concrete flight safety improvements in the short term. The campaign’s main target is to enhance flight safety of single engine operations by providing emergency electrical power in case of a turbine failure.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Heicopters DGAC EBS French Civil Authority
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Sep
21
2021

Airbus reveals the next generation of CityAirbus

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Toulouse, 21 September 2021 - Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.

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Tags: Airbus CityAirbus UAM
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Sep
16
2021

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125 helicopters

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Grand Prairie, 16 September 2021 – The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year.

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Tags: Airbus H125 Phoenix Police Department
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Sep
07
2021

Airbus delivers first UH-72B Lakota helicopter to the U.S. Army National Guard

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Columbus, Mississippi, 07 September 2021 – Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has delivered the first UH-72B, the latest variant of its Lakota helicopter, to the U.S. Army National Guard from its production facility in Columbus, Mississippi. This delivery is the first of 18 UH-72B Lakota helicopters currently on order to support the National Guard’s critical missions.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Lakota Helicopter UH-72B US Army National Guard
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Sep
07
2021

Airbus highlights space, defence and helicopters at DSEI

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London, 07 September 2021 – Airbus will showcase its leading range of products and services in the defence, space, secure communications and helicopter segments at the DSEI exhibition at Excel, London 14-17 September.

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Tags: Airbus
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Aug
17
2021

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed

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Donauwörth, 17 August 2021 – ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe’s biggest Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s. Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system.

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Tags: ADAC Luftrettung Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 HEMS
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Jul
29
2021

Airbus reports Half-Year (H1) 2021 results

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Amsterdam, 29 July 2021 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated financial results for the Half-Year (H1) ended 30 June 2021.

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Jul
09
2021

TRAKKA SYSTEMS IS PROUD TO SUPPORT WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION

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Trakka Systems is proud to support Western Power Distribution in its critical role of supplying electricity to eight million customers. The five EC135 Airbus Helicopters have been retrofitted with the TrakkaCam SWE-400 QUAD multispectral imaging camera giving the operators the ability to detect and evaluate hot spots located on transmission grids.

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Tags: Airbus EC135 Trakka Systems TrakkaCam
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Jul
02
2021

The global helicopter fleet with Helionix avionics logs 500,000+ flight hours

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Underscoring its growing popularity with operators worldwide, Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics suite now equips more than 500 H135, H145, H160, and H175 rotorcraft around the world – with over half a million flight hours logged to date by this fleet.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H135 H145 H160 H175 Helionix
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Jun
29
2021

Helicopters tailored for special forces

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With the H145M, the H225M and the NH90, Airbus Helicopters offers a comprehensive and complementary range of rotorcraft tailored for special operations. Already in service, the H145M and the H225M have proven their worth, while the NH90 is evolving to adapt to the specific needs of the special forces with the upcoming Standard 2. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145M H225M NH90
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Jun
23
2021

Women in Engineering Day: three engineers leading the way toward safer aviation

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We “make it fly” every day thanks to the work of an entire community of Airbus engineers. Diversity is what makes this team strong, and helps everyone find new ways to develop the techno-bricks that will contribute to safer and cleaner rotorcraft. Just like everyone else, women and girls are part of this journey toward the aviation of tomorrow.

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Tags: Airbus
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Jun
16
2021

SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

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Marignane, 16 June 2021– SAF Group will be operating three more five-bladed H145s for emergency medical services (EMS) in France. These three aircraft will be based in Grenoble, Valence, and Montpellier. They will complement the three H145s already ordered by SAF in 2018 and 2020, the first of which was delivered recently and will be deployed for EMS missions in Belgium.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Belgium EMS H145 SAF Group
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Jun
16
2021

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and SKYTRAC Formalize Long-term Supply Chain Agreement

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KELOWNA, BC, June 16, 2021 – SKYTRAC, a leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. that will enable customers to select SKYTRAC avionics on newly purchased helicopters including the popular H145, H160, H175 and H225 models.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 H160 H175 H225 Satcom SKYTRAC
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Jun
14
2021

Airbus establishes Zero-Emission Development Centres in Germany and France

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Toulouse, 14 June 2021 – Airbus has decided to concentrate its efforts for metallic hydrogen tanks in a complementary setup by creating Zero-Emission Development Centres (ZEDC) at its sites in Bremen (Germany) and in Nantes (France). The goal of the ZEDC is to achieve cost-competitive cryogenic tank manufacturing to support the successful future market launch of ZEROe and to accelerate the development of hydrogen-propulsion technologies. The design and integration of tank structures is crucial to the performance of a future hydrogen aircraft.

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Jun
09
2021

Airbus Helicopters calls all industry stakeholders to join the Sustainable Aviation Fuel User Group

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Marignane, 9 June 2021 – Airbus Helicopters is bringing the industry together to drive the deployment of biofuels, through the creation of a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) User Group dedicated to the rotary-wing community. As a pioneer in the civil turbine rotorcraft market, the company is calling all major stakeholders to join the initiative, which aims at reducing aviation’s impact on citizens and the environment.

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Tags: Airbus SAF Sustainable Aviation Fuel
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Jun
08
2021

Airbus Helicopters strengthens its MRO capabilities with the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik

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Donauwörth, June 8 2021 – Airbus Helicopters and ZF Friedrichshafen AG have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH by Airbus Helicopters as part of its strategy to strengthen its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities. This step is also a contribution to improving and maintaining the fleet availability of the programs covered by the ZF Luftfahrttechnik product portfolio. ZF Luftfahrttechnik is currently an MRO service partner for the majority of the German Bundeswehr helicopter fleet. It has also delivered more than 10,000 gearboxes all over the world. It is a supplier of the H135 main gearbox, the tail gearbox of the Tiger helicopter, and has a share in the H145 programme. In 2020, the company achieved revenues of € 85.3 million and employed 370 people. ZF Luftfahrttechnik is located in Kassel-Calden.

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Tags: Airbus
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Jun
07
2021

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

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Munich, 07 June 2021 – A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich's Harlaching Clinic in the presence of the ADAC Foundation's board of directors, as well as the managing directors and top management of ADAC Luftrettung, the engine manufacturer Safran Helicopter Engines, the helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, and the energy company TotalEnergies. Together, these companies will be a driving force in the decarbonisation of helicopter flight by developing alternatives to conventional aviation fuels.

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Tags: ADAC Luftrettung Airbus Arriel 2E Engine H145
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Jun
07
2021

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

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7 June 2021, Munich - A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter has its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich's Harlaching Clinic in the presence of the ADAC Foundation's board of directors, as well as the managing directors and top management of ADAC Luftrettung, the engine manufacturer Safran Helicopter Engines, the helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, and the energy company TotalEnergies. Together, these companies will be a driving force in the decarbonisation of helicopter flight by moving away from fossil fuels.

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Tags: ADAC Luftrettung Airbus Arriel 2E Engine H145 Safran
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Jun
02
2021

World Aviation purchase an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator from Entrol

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Entrol has sold an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator to World Aviation. It will be installed at World Aviation's training facilities in Cuatro Vientos Airport, Madrid (Spain).

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Tags: Airbus Entrol H11 H135 World Aviation
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Jun
02
2021

Airbus expands India COVID-19 relief, delivers more oxygen plants, ventilators, mobile ICUs

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NEW DELHI, June 2, 2021 - Airbus has doubled down on its response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, delivering more than 36 tonnes of additional medical equipment to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and deploying humanitarian flights to move supplies from abroad as well as within the country.

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Tags: Airbus COVID-19 Indian Red Cross Society IRCS
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May
20
2021

Two more H160s for the French Navy

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Marignane, 20 May 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has confirmed an option to Airbus Helicopters, Babcock and Safran Helicopter Engines for two more H160s for the French Navy. These aircraft will join the fleet of four H160s already contracted in 2020, the first of which is currently being assembled by Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, in the south of France. The six H160s will be delivered in a Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration and will gradually start operating from May 2022 from Lanveoc-Poulmic naval air station (Britany), Cherbourg airport (Normandy) and Hyères naval air station (Provence). Awaiting the H160M “Guépard” deliveries in the frame of the French Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL) programme, these H160s will take over the SAR missions  currently conducted by the NH90s and Panthers , allowing these combat helicopters to fulfill their main tasks at sea on board combat vessels.

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Tags: Airbus
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May
19
2021

Made to order: military global support contracts

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Support contracts are popular and well known in the civil sector and are gaining ground in the military sector. Let’s not forget that the first RBH (Repair by the Hour) and PBH (Parts by the Hour) contracts were signed over 35 years ago with the French armed forces. The success of these contracts has never waned, and today more than half of all Airbus helicopters enrolled with global support contracts come from military fleets.

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Tags: Airbus
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May
12
2021

Installation of an ESI-500 in Airbus Helicopter H125

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SPAES creates Minor Change for the installation of an ESI-500 Electronic Standby Instrument System in an Airbus H125 The ESI-500 Standby Instrument System was installed as part of a Garmin G500 TXi installation.

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Tags: Airbus H125 SPAES
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May
11
2021

First H145 Full Flight Simulator in North America inaugurated in Texas

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Grand Prairie, Texas, May 10, 2021 – The Helisim Simulation Center, located inside the Airbus Helicopters Inc. facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, has inaugurated a new Thales Reality H full-motion flight simulator, the first of its kind in the region. 

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Tags: Airbus Flight Monitor Helisim Simulation Center Thales Reality
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May
06
2021

New Zealand: the NH90 on every front

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) retired its fleet of UH-1H Iroquois in 2015 and now operates NH90s. The RNZAF was looking for a very versatile helicopter and that is exactly what it found with the TTH variant of the NH90. The eight aircraft purchased are being used today by No. 3 Squadron based in Ōhakea, on North Island. They are few in number, but their versatility enables them to handle a wide range of missions: from traditional military operations to support for different government agencies, including search and rescue as well as maritime operations, in the latter case with the NH90 embarked on the New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel, HMNZS Canterbury.

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Tags: Airbus NH90 RNZAF Royal New Zealand Air Force UH-1H
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May
04
2021

Firefighting with the H215: a 365-day mission

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Wildfires are a constant global threat nowadays, with only their severity  depending on the seasons in each hemisphere. Air Lama, Horizon Helicopters and Heli Austria have now forged an alliance that spans the globe in order to carry out firefighting missions in Chile with the H215.

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Tags: Airbus H215
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Apr
28
2021

The Spanish NH90: ready for Mali

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In September 2016 the Spanish Army received its first NH90 tactical troop transport helicopters (TTH). Since then, a total of 14 NH90s have been delivered in the Standard 1 and 2 configurations. Now that they are fully operational, these helicopters will be undertaking their first overseas deployment in the coming months to take part in the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali to support the Malian Army.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters European Union Training Mission EUTM Malian Army N90 Spanish Army
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Apr
26
2021

Airbus to test advanced autonomous features on helicopter Flightlab

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Marignane, 26 April 2021 – Airbus is introducing autonomous features to its helicopter Flightlab through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce helicopter pilot workload, and further increase safety.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopter Flightlab Vertex
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Apr
23
2021

Six years in the Sahel

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The first two NH90 Caïmans from the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment (RHC) of the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) unit arrived in Gao in November 2014 to take part in Operation Barkhane. Since then, these aircraft have had an increasingly valuable role in a mobile war being played out in an extremely difficult natural environment.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters ALAT French Army Light Aviation NH90
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Apr
22
2021

Manatees to molecules: the H125 Helicopter Observation Platform gathers ocean data

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On the occasion of Earth Day 2021, we take a look at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s  strides in augmenting our understanding of the oceans’ health . . . with a very unusual tool: an instrument-equipped H125.

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Tags: Airbus H125 Miami Rosenstiel School UM University of Miami
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