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Oct
07
2021

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

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Grand Prairie, Texas, 07 October 2021 – Global Medical Response (GMR) will add a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters Global Medical Response GMR H125 H130 H135
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Sep
28
2021

Airbus Helicopters enhances its support and services capability in China

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Zhuhai, 28 September 2021 - Airbus Helicopters is demonstrating its commitment and determination to better support its Chinese customers at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the city of Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong Province.

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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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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
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
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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May
25
2021

Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

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Donauwörth, 25 May 2021 – Airbus Helicopters, in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung, has performed the first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 into the new five-bladed version. The helicopter, an H145 of the German HEMS operator, was first delivered in 2018 and will be deployed at DRF’s base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.

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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
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
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
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
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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Mar
19
2021

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ Search and Rescue service

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Donauwörth, March 19, 2021 - Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on time. The previously delivered helicopters are used for training and field testing and are available 24/7 at the Niederstetten and Nörvenich air bases for rescue operations. Operations with the new H145 LUH SAR will begin shortly, as planned, at the third SAR station in Holzdorf.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters Bundeswehr H145 SAR
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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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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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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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Dec
21
2020

Héli-Union to purchase two Airbus H160 helicopters

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Marignane  – Airbus Helicopters and its historical partner Héli-Union have signed a contract for the purchase of two multi-mission H160s to address a wide range of operations.

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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
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
15
2020

Air Methods chooses Airbus HCare to support its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Oct. 15, 2020 – Air Methods Corporation – the largest civil operator of Airbus helicopters worldwide with more than 450 aircraft in operation – has signed a $24 million, five-year HCare Smart support contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to cover its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters.

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Oct
14
2020

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for search and rescue missions

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Albacete, 14 October 2020 - NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) have delivered the first NH90 to the Spanish Air Force that will boost their search and rescue (SAR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission capabilities.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters CSAR Fokker Leonardo NH90 NHIndustries SAR Spanish Air Force
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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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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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Sep
30
2020

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter

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Donauwörth, 30 September 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency in June and is now ready to take on a wide variety of missions.

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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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