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Feb
16
2021

Vital support from the air: helicopters provide relief after Storm Alex

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In the aftermath of Storm Alex – which hit the Nice, France countryside last October, destroying almost everything in its path – more than 30 helicopters provided vital support that included supply runs, evacuation of the injured, search operations for missing persons and more.

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Tags: Airbus France Nice France
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Feb
15
2021

PHI IMPLEMENTS PIONEERING H160 OPERATION IN GULF OF MEXICO

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(Lafayette, LA, February 15, 2021) – PHI Aviation has been selected to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract for Shell Exploration & Production Company (SEPCO) in the Gulf of Mexico. The H160 features ground-breaking new levels of safety, comfort and schedule reliability in offshore operations. This newly executed 10-year contract marks a history entry of the aircraft into the oil and gas industry.

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Feb
15
2021

Shell selects H160 for operation by PHI in Gulf of Mexico

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Marignane, 15 February 2021 – International energy group Shell has selected leading US offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Gulf of Mexico H160 PHI Shell
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Feb
12
2021

Airbus and Air Methods sign additional HCare support contract for fleet of 80 EC135s

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Feb. 12, 2021 – Air Methods Corporation has signed another HCare support contract with Airbus Helicopters Inc., this time to cover its fleet of EC135 helicopters – the largest HCare contract signed with any civil customer to date.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters EC135 HCare
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Feb
11
2021

French ministry for Armed Forces selects Airbus Survey Copter Aliaca fixed-wing drone systems to equip its ships

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Paris, 11th February 2021  – Airbus Defence and Space mini UAS subsidiary SURVEY Copter signed a contract with French DGA Armament general directorate to provide the French Navy with 11 systems, (22 aircraft), of the electrically powered fixed-wing Aliaca maritime version UAS (officially called SMDM / “Systèmes de Mini Drones aériens embarqués pour la Marine” by French authorities), including training and integrated logistic support. First deliveries are expected in 2021.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Defence and Space French DGA Armament French Navy SURVEY Copter UAS
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Jan
26
2021

Airbus Helicopters resilient in 2020

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Marignane, 26 January 2021 – In 2020, Airbus Helicopters logged 289 gross orders (net: 268) in a challenging market heavily impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, reinforcing the company’s position on the civil and parapublic market. Additionally, the company delivered 300 rotorcraft worldwide despite the pandemic travel restrictions, resulting in a stable 48% share of the civil and parapublic market and thus allowing Airbus Helicopters to maintain its market-leading position thanks to its wide range of competitive products designed to enable customers to perform a multitude of missions.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Jan
21
2021

Airbus unveils its helicopter Flightlab to test tomorrow’s technologies

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Marignane, 22 January 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has started in-flight tests on board its Flightlab, a platform-agnostic flying laboratory exclusively dedicated to maturing new technologies. Airbus Helicopters’ Flightlab provides an agile and efficient test bed to quickly test technologies that could later equip Airbus’ current helicopter range, and even more disruptive ones for future fixed-wing aircraft or (e)VTOL platforms.

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Tags: Airbus Flightlab
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Jan
20
2021

Garmin honored with consecutive On-Time Delivery Awards from Airbus Helicopters

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OLATHE, Kan./Jan. 20, 2021/ – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it has received a 2020 On-Time Delivery Award from Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are available as standard on select Airbus Helicopters, including the H125, H130, H135 and H145.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Garmin H125 H130 H135 H145
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Jan
14
2021

All Nippon Helicopter’s H160 completes first flight

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Marignane, 14 January 2021 – All Nippon Helicopter’s (ANH) H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry into service in Japan.

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Tags: Airbus All Nippon Helicopters H160
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Jan
13
2021

Methodist AirCare: saving lives and delivering inspiration

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Based in the U.S. state of Texas, Methodist AirCare proudly serves local communities in need of advanced emergency health care and rapid medical transport. The following profile highlights one of its recent missions with a very special patient.

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Tags: Airbus AirCare Texas
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Dec
21
2020

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135 helicopters

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Donauwörth, - Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a firm contract for the purchase of five H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter of this contract is scheduled for early 2022.

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Tags: Airbus H135 ÖAMTC Air Rescue
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Dec
17
2020

Airbus Helicopters boosts the mission capabilities of its H135 helicopters

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Donauwörth, 17 December 2020 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) for the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. The new AGW enables operators to benefit from an increased maximum take-off weight of up to 120kg (265 lb) and useful load. This increase can also be used to extend the range by up to 75 nm or the endurance by up to 40 minutes under standard conditions. The new AGW is available as an option and can be applied retroactively to all H135s equipped with Helionix.

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Tags: Airbus H135
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Dec
16
2020

A portrait of HEMS in Chile

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As an in-flight medical director for emergency services provider Eliance in Chile, Dr. Karina Flores Rojas does some of her most critical work hundreds of feet above the ground with adrenaline surging – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Tags: Airbus
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Dec
07
2020

As good as real: behind the scenes of the H160 full flight simulator’s qualification

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When H160 test pilot Olivier Gensse stepped out of the full flight simulator (FFS) after the final practice run and said: “That felt just like the H160,” it was music to the ears of the simulator project team.

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Tags: Airbus H160 Simulator
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Dec
03
2020

The Airbus Zephyr, Solar High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) concludes a successful new test flight campaign in Arizona, USA

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Farnborough, 3 December 2020 – Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed a new test flight campaign for its Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) in Arizona, U.S.A.

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Dec
01
2020

A history of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

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In late spring of 1969, a young boy named Björn Steiger spends the day at the local swimming pool in his hometown of Winnenden, Germany. On his way home that afternoon, he is struck by a car. The local police and Red Cross are immediately contacted, but it takes almost a full hour before the ambulance arrives on the scene. Björn Steiger dies on the way to the hospital.

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Nov
30
2020

Five-bladed Airbus H145 receives FAA type certification

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Grand Prairie, Texas, November 30, 2020 – The new five-bladed H145 helicopter has received its certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This type certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability. This newest version of the H145 family received EASA certification this past summer and was delivered to launch customer Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation in September. The first five- bladed H145 delivery in the U.S. is set to take place in early 2021.

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Tags: Airbus H145
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Nov
30
2020

VSR700 achieves autonomous takeoff and landing from moving platform

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The VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) has successfully achieved fully autonomous takeoff and landing (ATOL) approaches, validating its autonomy to and from a moving platform and advancing the VSR700 programme towards its end goal: offering a tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) with (ATOL) capacities for global navies. The landing zone: a pitching, yawing platform, mounted on a trailer to simulate the conditions of a moving ship deck.

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Tags: Airbus
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Nov
30
2020

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 helicopters for shipborne operations

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Donauwörth, 26 November 2020 - The German Bundeswehr has ordered 31 NH90 NFH helicopters, to be known as Sea Tiger, for the German Navy’s shipborne operations. Nathalie Tarnaud-Laude, President of NH90 Helicopter Industries (NHI) and Giorgio Gomma, General Manager of the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) signed the contract on 26 November. The helicopters will replace the German Navy’s Sea Lynx Mk88A fleet which entered into service in 1981. The Bundeswehr has already ordered 18 NH90 Sea Lion naval transport helicopters, seven of which have already been delivered.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Bundeswehr NH90 Shipborne Operations
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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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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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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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Tags: Airbus
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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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