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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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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
Categories: HeliNews Headlines


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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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
Categories: Press Releases


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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Apr
21
2021

A transformation plan for customer support

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NH90 users are fully satisfied when it comes to the aircraft’s performance level. They would, however, like to benefit from better availability. The programme’s three industrial partners therefore came together in 2020 to prepare a joint situation report and outline a transformation plan, the only way to really overhaul helicopter support concept. 

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Tags: Airbus NH90
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
20
2021

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Pasco County, Florida receives 2 new H125s to combat mosquitoes

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, April 19, 2021 – Pasco County Mosquito Control District in Florida has a new weapon in its fight against mosquitoes — two new Airbus H125s.

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Tags: Airbus H125 Pasco County Mosquito Control
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Apr
19
2021

NH90: on the level

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Twenty-five years after the maiden flight of its first prototype, the NH90 continues to enjoy significant industrial and operational success. With 444 aircraft currently operating in 13 countries, it proves its worth in combat every day.

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Apr
19
2021

Airbus A400M conducts major helicopter refuelling certification campaign

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Getafe, 19 April 2021 – The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully conducted a major helicopter air-to-air refuelling certification campaign, completing the majority of its development and certification objectives. Airbus Defence and Space aims to achieve full helicopter air-to-air refuelling certification later this year with the conclusion of all mandatory night operation trials. 

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Tags: A400M Airbus
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Apr
16
2021

H125 performance increase certified by EASA

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Marignane, 16 April 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the power upgrade of its single-engine H125 helicopter. Announced at Heli-Expo last year, this major evolution increases the aircraft’s power by up to 10% by making full use of the available power of the existing Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters EASA H125 Heli Expo
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Apr
16
2021

France orders H225Ms and VSR700 prototype in support of helicopter industry

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Marignane  – The French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed an order to purchase eight additional H225Ms and a second VSR700 prototype. The H225Ms will be operated by the French Air and Space Force. The VSR700 is an unmanned aerial system being developed for the French Navy in partnership with Naval Group. This order is part of a Stimulus plan to support the national aeronautical industry announced by the French government in 2020. For Airbus Helicopters, the plan also includes an order for two H145s for the Sécurité Civile and 10 H160s for the French Gendarmerie Nationale.

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Tags: Airbus Florence Parly French Air and Space Force H225M The French Minister of Armed Forces
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Apr
14
2021

The Racer programme reaches cruise speed

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The Racer programme is one of Airbus Helicopters most exciting innovation projects and one that illustrates the company’s approach to innovation, which is focused on delivering value to customers and lowering helicopter emissions. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters The Racer Programme
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Apr
13
2021

VSR700 achieves a first step in flight envelope opening

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A few weeks ago, the VSR700 demonstrator achieved a test flight that pushed its speed limit to 60kts (more than 110km/h), entirely opening its flight envelope at low speed. At the end of the test, the demonstrator had accumulated more than 10 flight hours. Thanks to this milestone, the VSR700 programme is getting closer to its goal: providing the French Navy with a sea-demonstration-compatible Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

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Tags: Airbus Drone UAS VSR700
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Apr
12
2021

Derazona to be Asia’s first H160 operator for oil and gas

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Jakarta, 12 April 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has secured an H160 order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, launching this new rotorcraft in the country’s oil and gas sector. The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas, off-shore, utility and commercial passenger transportation.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Derazona Helicopters H160 Indonesia
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Mar
31
2021

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. submits bid to support the NYPD’s next-generation fleet with the H175

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, March 31, 2021 – Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has submitted a bid to the New York Police Department (NYPD)’s request for proposal for two new helicopters to partially replace their aging fleet of rotorcraft. Airbus is prepared to equip the New York Police Department with high-tech, high-performance search and rescue H175 helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus H175 NYPD
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Mar
30
2021

Japan Coast Guard adds two H225s to growing fleet

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Tokyo, 30 March 2021 – Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its tenth H225 in February this year. The new helicopters will join its growing fleet to support territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the country. 

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Tags: Airbus AS332 H225 Japan Coast Guard
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Mar
29
2021

Airbus to boost “cold” technology testing as part of its decarbonisation roadmap

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Toulouse, 29 March 2021 – Airbus has launched “Advanced Superconducting and Cryogenic Experimental powertraiN Demonstrator” (ASCEND) to explore the impact of superconducting materials and cryogenic temperatures on the performance of an aircraft’s electrical propulsion systems.

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Mar
25
2021

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Tampa General Hospital

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25 MARCH 2021 – Shreveport, La. – Tampa General Hospital is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of a new Airbus EC145e. The new helicopter provides more cabin space and faster air speeds than their current primary aircraft.

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Tags: Airbus EC145 Metro Aviation Tampa General Hospital
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Mar
22
2021

Finding drinking water from above

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Mapping and protecting water underground is a challenging task. Invisible from the surface, groundwater has been historically mapped through drilling information. However, boreholes are costly, time consuming, and sometimes just impossible due to difficult locations. Moreover, the information provided is often too limited. On the other hand, ground-based imaging methods can produce highly accurate three dimensional data sets, but are slow and difficult to employ in hilly terrain or populated areas.

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