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Nov
01
2021

H125 performance increase fully certified in North America

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Texas, October 28, 2021 – The recent performance increase of Airbus Helicopters’ single-engine H125 helicopter has received certification from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. and Transport Canada (TCCA) in Canada, making it now fully certified and available to all North American customers.

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Nov
01
2021

GPMS to Bring its Comprehensive Performance and Condition Monitoring System to Airbus H135 Platform

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AMTC 2021 – GPMS, a leader in the field of helicopter health monitoring systems, announced today at the SHIFT Air Medical Transport Conference that it is pursuing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its industry-leading Foresight MX Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) on the Airbus H135 platform. To achieve the STC, GPMS will work with Metro Aviation, an industry leader in air medical transportation services and helicopter completions in the United States.

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Tags: Airbus GPMS H135 HUMS SHIFT Air Medical Transport Conference STC
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Nov
01
2021

DART Aerospace’s SkyCannon® Highrise Fire Attack System Receives UH-60/S-70 FAA Supplemental Type Certification

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Montreal, Canada – November 1st, 2021– DART Aerospace has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its SkyCannon® Fire Attack System on the Sikorsky UH-60/S-70 helicopter. The UH-60/S-70 is the third helicopter type certified to operate the SkyCannon® after the Airbus EC225 Puma and Avicopter AC313.

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Tags: AC313 Airbus DART Aerospace EC225 SkyCannon STC UH-60 UH-S-70
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Nov
08
2021

Airbus plans major presence at Dubai Airshow

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Dubai, 08 November 2021 - Airbus will showcase a wide range of products, cutting-edge technologies, services and innovations that are leading the way to a sustainable future for aerospace at the Dubai Airshow 2021 from 14-18 November. The Company’s presence at the airshow will be in strict accordance with COVID-19 protocols set by the UAE Government to ensure the safety of employees and visitors.

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Nov
09
2021

First Airbus helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

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Marignane, 9 November 2021– An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering one of the Safran Makila 2 engines. The flight, which took place at the company’s headquarters in Marignane, marks the start of a flight campaign aiming to assess the impact of unblended SAF on the helicopter systems in view of certifying the use of SAF blends that exceed today’s 50% limit.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H225 Makila 2 Engines SAF Safran Sustainable Aviation Fuel
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Nov
10
2021

Airbus Helicopters to showcase product and service solutions at the first European Rotors

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Cologne, 10 November 2021 – European Rotors, the new rotorcraft exhibition in Cologne from 16-18 November, will enable Airbus Helicopters to reconnect with its customers, partners, suppliers, and other industry players in person. Showgoers will have the opportunity to stop by and learn all about the different initiatives launched by the Company to pioneer sustainable aerospace from the use of sustainable aviation fuel, to hybridisation and Urban Air Mobility. A scale model of the CityAirbus NextGen, recently revealed at the Airbus Summit in September, will be showcased for the very first time at a dedicated briefing.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters European Rotors
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Nov
16
2021

Airbus meets customer request for vegan helicopter interior

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Dubai, 16 November 2021 – When a valued customer specified that his new helicopter must have an interior that was fully vegan, Airbus Corporate Helicopters’ (ACH) design team rose to the occasion.

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Nov
17
2021

First five-bladed H145 for offshore wind operations delivered to HTM

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Cologne, 17 November 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to be used in the offshore wind segment to its long-term customer HTM Helicopters. The aircraft will be operated from one of HTM’s bases at Norden-Norddeich, Emden, Borkum and Helgoland. For its missions, which include passenger transport to and from wind farms and hoisting technicians to the wind-turbines, the helicopter is equipped with a powerful hoist, floatation equipment, and a cargo hook.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 HTM Helicopters
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Nov
17
2021

Thales and Diehl join Airbus to develop flight control computers for CityAirbus NextGen

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Cologne, 17 November 2021 – Airbus has signed a trilateral agreement with Thales and Diehl Aerospace for the joint development of the flight control computers of CityAirbus NextGen. The central flight control system of CityAirbus NextGen, the electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) being developed by Airbus, will combine extraordinary computing power with lightweight design and highest safety standards.

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Tags: Airbus CityAirbus eVTOL NextGen Thales and Diehl Aerospace
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Nov
18
2021

Airbus and Mercedes-Benz Design team takes ACH145 helicopter collaboration into new era

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Cologne, 18 November 2021 – Airbus Corporate Helicopters and Mercedes-Benz have signed a renewal of the highly successful design collaboration which introduced the concept of partnerships between the automotive and aerospace industries in 2010.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Mercedes Benz
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Nov
24
2021

First ever naval combat H225M delivered to the Brazilian Navy

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Marignane, 24 November 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy. Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d'Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy’s mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Brazilian Navy H225M São Pedro d'Aldeia
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Dec
06
2021

The Helicopter Company expands fleet with the purchase of 26 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia– The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters THC The Helicopter Company
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Dec
10
2021

Airbus delivers world's first H160 in Japan

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Kobe, 10 December 2021 – Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter.

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Dec
15
2021

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

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Donauwörth, 15 Dezember 2021 – The Ministry of Interior of Bavaria has ordered eight five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the two bases of the Bavarian helicopters squadron at the airport in Munich and in Roth, close to Nuremberg. The first delivery is planned for 2023.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 Interior of Bavaria
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Dec
16
2021

French Sécurité Civile to expand fleet with two Airbus H145s

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Marignane, 16 December 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has ordered an additional two five-bladed H145s destined to equip the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs rescue and air medical transport services throughout France. This contract is a follow-up to the contract signed in 2020 for an initial batch of two H145s which were delivered in December 2021.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters French Ministry of Interior
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Dec
22
2021

France orders the H160M for its Joint Light Helicopter programme

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Marignane, 22 December 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the development and procurement of the H160M in the frame of the Light Joint Helicopter programme (HIL). The contract includes the development of several prototypes and the delivery of a first batch of 30 aircraft (21 for the army, 8 for the navy and one for the air force). The French Ministry for the Armed Forces plans to order a total of 169 H160M helicopters, or Guépard as it will be known in the French armed forces. Deliveries will start in 2027 beginning with the French Army.

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Tags: Airbus DGA France H160M
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Dec
27
2021

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

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Marignane – The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place in the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish government to support the industry. The Ministry of Defence will receive 18 helicopters to be operated by the air force and the navy while the Ministry of Interior will also take delivery of 18 helicopters to be operated by the National Police and the Guardia Civil. The deliveries will start next year.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicoptpers H135 The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior
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Jan
10
2022

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

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Marignane, 10 January 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the  contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of Armed Forces, this order is part of the Stimulus plan to support the national aeronautical industry announced by the French government in 2020. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters DGA French Armament General Directorate H160
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Jan
20
2022

Airbus seeking new talents to prepare the future

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Toulouse, 19 January 2022 – As the aerospace industry shows strong signs of recovery post-COVID, and while Airbus continues to prepare the future of aviation and implement its roadmap for decarbonisation, the Company announces it intends to start 2022 with a recruitment plan of around 6000 new hires worldwide across the entire group.

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Jan
23
2022

Airbus delivers the last-ever Dauphin to Spanish Customs

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Sevilla, 21 January 2022 – Airbus has delivered the last Dauphin helicopter, an AS365 N3, to the Spanish Customs Service. This helicopter will reinforce the Customs Surveillance Service’s capacity to combat drug trafficking in the Strait of Gibraltar, the Alboran Sea, and in Galicia.

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Jan
25
2022

Airbus Helicopters opens new MRO Logistics Centre in Paris

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Tremblay-en-France, 25 January 2022 – The Airbus Helicopters MRO Logistics Centre has begun operations in the AeroliansParis business park in Tremblay-en-France near Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. The 13,400 m2 building, developed by BARJANE, was conceived to house all logistics activities related to helicopter component repair, including the receipt, screening, control, storage and distribution of MRO parts, at one site close to Europe’s cargo hub in Paris.

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Jan
26
2022

Airbus Helicopters bounces back in 2021

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Marignane, 26 January 2022 – In 2021, Airbus Helicopters logged 419 gross orders (net: 414) showing solid signs of recovery from the 2020 market situation which was heavily impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020 – 289 gross/ 268 net orders). The increase in orders for light helicopters, H125 and H130, reflects the recovery of the civil and parapublic market. The Company saw strong momentum from its home countries, with France ordering 40 H160s (civil and military versions), eight H225Ms, and two H145s, Spain ordering 36 H135s, and Germany procuring eight H145s for the Bavarian police force.  Deliveries increased from 300 in 2020 to 338 in 2021, contributing to Airbus Helicopters’ preliminary 52 % share of the civil and parapublic market and confirming its position as market leader. In number of aircraft units, Airbus Helicopters recorded a net book to bill ratio above one.

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Feb
03
2022

Airbus Helicopters and Kongsberg sign long-term collaboration agreement to support Norwegian Armed Forces

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Oslo, 3 February 2022 – Airbus and Kongsberg of Norway have signed a long-term strategic agreement to collaborate over support and services for the Norwegian Armed Forces.

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Mar
02
2022

France and Spain launch Tiger MkIII programme

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Marignane, 02 March 2022 – OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation), on behalf of the French and Spanish Armament General Directorate, the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) and the DGAM (Dirección General de Armamento y Material) has awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters for the development, production, and initial in-service support of the Tiger MkIII attack helicopter upgrade programme.

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Mar
07
2022

Japan’s All Nippon Helicopter signs first-ever HCare support contract for its H160

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Dallas, 7 March 2022 – Airbus Helicopters has signed with All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) a five-year HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contract for the customer’s first H160, demonstrating strong commitment to the entry into service of the aircraft.

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Mar
08
2022

Milestone Aviation Announces Delivery of H145 to Ecocopter Ecuador at Heli-Expo

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DALLAS – March 8, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced the delivery of an Airbus H145 helicopter to Ecocopter Ecuador, a leading South American operator. Located at Ecocopter’s base in Quito, the aircraft will be the first of its type to be based in Ecuador and will be deployed on missions across Chile and Peru. The announcement was made during the 2022 HAI Heli-Expo event in Dallas, Texas.

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Tags: Airbus Ecocopter H145 Heli Expo Milestone Milestone Aviation Group
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Mar
08
2022

Airbus and The Helicopter Company expand partnership to include sustainable aviation fuel and urban air mobility in Saudi Arabia

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Dallas, 8 March 2022 – Airbus and The Helicopter Company (THC) have signed an agreement in order to continue expanding helicopter activities as well as to introduce urban air mobility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This comes as an additional step toward the co-creation of an Urban Air Mobility ecosystem in the Kingdom.

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Tags: Airbus Heli Expo THC The Helicopter Company
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Mar
08
2022

Canadian entrepreneur and pilot Ashlynne Dale orders ACH125 helicopter

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Dallas, 8 March, 2022 – Canadian entrepreneur and private pilot Ashlynne Dale has signed an order to purchase an Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH125.

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Mar
08
2022

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135 helicopters

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Dallas, March 8, 2022 – STAT MedEvac, an Airbus customer for nearly 40 years, has committed to ordering 10 new H135 helicopters as part of a fleet renewal initiative for its air medical operations. STAT’s total Airbus fleet, a mix of H135 and H145 family aircraft, operates out of 18 bases.

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Tags: Airbus H135 H145 Heli Expo STAT MedEvac
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Mar
09
2022

A host of new performance and safety enhancing technologies for Airbus single engine helicopters

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Dallas, 9 March 2022 - Airbus Helicopters puts the spotlight on recently developed improvements for its single-engine helicopter family aimed at enhancing performance and flight safety.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Heli Expo
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