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Nov
24
2020

How helicopters are braving the elements to keep our world running during COVID-19

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The contribution helicopters make to the battle against COVID-19 are well-known; they are relied upon to transfer critically ill patients and ease the strain on overstretched medical facilities. But lesser-known contributions are also being made by helicopters to maintain our energy supply and help keep our maritime trade routes functioning efficiently during the pandemic. WIKING Helikopter Service, an offshore helicopter operator, demonstrates the important role operators play in this crucial sector to help keep our world running. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters COVID-19 WIKING Helikopter
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Nov
23
2020

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

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Marignane, 23 November 2020 – ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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Tags: Airbus ExxonMobil H145 Papua New Guinea PNG PNG LNG Project
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Nov
09
2020

Airbus Helicopters’ 1,400th H135 is delivered to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

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In late September, the light twin-engine helicopter reached a major milestone: the company’s 1,400th H135 was delivered to the French operator Mont Blanc, adding to a fleet of more than 20 H135 and H145 helicopters in service with the operator to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in France. The milestone capped off an over-20-year history for the programme and cements the H135 as a leader in the HEMS industry, currently holding 25% of the global market share for HEMS and boasting over 650 units in service.

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Tags: Airbus H135 H145
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Nov
09
2020

Genesys Aerosystems & Metro Aviation Earn Transport Canada Approval on the Airbus EC145e

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Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems and Metro Aviation announce that the companies have earned Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification for the Genesys IFR avionics suite on the Airbus EC145e. The FAA previously certified the avionics suite in 2019.

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Tags: Airbus Canada Civil Aviation EC145e Genesys Aerosystems Genesys IFR Metro Aviation TCCA
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Nov
04
2020

EASA and Airbus: working towards our common safety objectives

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Safety is a uniting force among all members of the helicopter industry. Here, John Franklin, Head of Safety Promotion at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), discusses common challenges and achievements in the field of rotary wings, and the key role Airbus has to play.

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Tags: Airbus EASA
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Nov
02
2020

Quieter city skies

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With helicopters being a common sight and sound in any cityscape, sound reduction has been an ongoing area of rotorcraft research for decades. Starting with the shrouded Fenestron tail rotor, which first flew on an Airbus helicopter in 1968, to more recent advancements in blade design, such as the new H160’s innovative Blue Edge blades, Airbus Helicopters is continuously looking at ways to lower the volume of its rotorcraft.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Oct
27
2020

The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

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Donauwörth, 27 October, 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered two H145s to the Ecuadorian Air Force, the first military customer in South America for this multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. A total of six H145s will be delivered over the next year. The H145 helicopters, known as “Cobra” in the Ecuadorian Air Force, will be assigned to the 22nd Combat Wing in Guayaquil. The contract includes training for 12 pilots and 15 technicians, as part of an in-country operational training programme.

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Tags: Airbus
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Oct
23
2020

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) selects Airbus and its partner IAI for Maritime Aerial Surveillance with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

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Bremen - The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS), a 100% subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and the global market leader in RPAS services, and its long-term partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services.

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Tags: ADAS Airbus Frontex
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Oct
20
2020

How HCare support contracts have kept customers flying for 35 years

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Thirty-five years ago, helicopter operators transporting energy industry workers to offshore oil and gas rigs in the North Sea faced a dilemma: how to achieve the highest possible helicopter availability levels in a competitive industry booming with demand, while keeping costs under control.  

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Oct
12
2020

France signs contract for upgraded NH90 TTH for Special Forces

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Marignane, 12 October 2020 – NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker), have signed with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) a firm contract for the development of an upgraded version of the NH90 Tactical Troop Helicopter (TTH) for the French Special Forces (TFRA Standard 2). Under the terms of the production contract, the final batch of 10 NH90s already ordered by the French Ministry of Armed Forces, through the Armament General Directorate (DGA), will be delivered directly to this new standard at the beginning of 2025.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters NAHEMA NATO NH90 NHIndustries
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Oct
08
2020

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter wins orders across the world

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Marignane, 8 October 2020 - Customers on three continents have signed firm contracts for the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter since its launch earlier this year.

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Tags: ACH130 Airbus Airbus Helicopters Aston Martin
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Oct
05
2020

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for multi-mission H160

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Dublin, 5 October 2020 – Milestone Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to include six H160s in Milestone’s orderbook. The helicopters will be destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services, the first of which is set to deliver in 2023.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H160 Milestone Aviation
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Oct
01
2020

Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to support space exploration at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, 1 October 2020 – Airbus continues to expand its portfolio of products supporting the future of space exploration with the delivery of two new H135 helicopters to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi.

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Sep
25
2020

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni's oil and gas operations in Brazil

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Marignane, 25 September 2020 - Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry.

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Tags: Airbus Brazil Omni Tax Aereo
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Sep
21
2020

Why cleaner helicopters are closer than you think

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Today's conventional helicopters are powered by thermal engines that convert fossil fuels into energy. Long considered ideal for air travel because of their ability to generate large quantities of power with a limited mass of fuel, fossil fuels are likewise notorious for producing emissions such as nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide (CO2).

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Tags: Airbus
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Sep
18
2020

HTM-Helicopters to become the first operator to use the new H145 for Offshore Wind operations

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Donauwörth, 18 September - Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of two additional H145 helicopters. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 in the Offshore Wind segment.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 HTM-Helicopters
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Sep
18
2020

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this month.

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Tags: Airbus H135 HCare
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