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Airbus Helicopters and Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation celebrate 30 years of collaboration
Airbus Helicopters has presented VNH South with an award celebrating its 30 years of flying Airbus helicopters in offshore missions.Thierry Rostang
H145M EXPH 1733 16R
At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with all kind of guided and ballistic armaments such as missiles and laser guided rockets, guns, machine guns and rockets. The qualification of HForce for use on the H145M is planned for 2018.
The Norwegian air ambulance operator Norsk Luftambulanse AS (NOLAS) is the first civil customer to receive an H135 equipped with Helionix. Six additional H135s with Helionix will be delivered to NOLAS in 2017 and 2018. In December 2016, the UK MoD was the first military customer to receive the new H135 with Helionix.
Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards.
Wrap-up of Airbus Paris International Air Show 2017
The world’s largest aerospace airshow has come to an end after a successful and very busy week for Airbus. Take a look at some of the best moments. Thank you for following us and see you at the next airshow! Follow us on: www.facebook.com/Airbus www.twitter.com/AirbusLive www.airbus.com
Meet the Expert Thomasz Krysinski, Head of Research and Innovation Airbus Helicopters
In this episode of Meet the Expert, Tomasz Krysinski presents the so-called “Racer”, a new high speed demonstrator developed within the Clean Sky 2 programme.
As technologies and tools evolve to improve aviation safety, accident rates still remain high. Airbus Helicopters has launched its Safety Roadshows to address and improve the number of accidents due to operational factors, the main cause behind most rotorcraft accidents.
H160 Double Take
With two prototypes flying, the H160 is ready to take on the market in 2016. This 5.5-6 tonne class rotorcraft’s nose-to-tail breakthroughs in design and systems put customer value, satisfaction and operational safety first. It has been designed to suit a wide variety of uses, including oil and gas operations, public services, air medical and coast guard duties along with commercial transport, private and business aviation. <br /> <br />Director : Yankel Murciano <br />Post-Production : Thomas Larocca and Loïc Parent (BAND ORIGINALE) <br />Aerial Shooting : Mikko Paillot and Thibault Teychené (HORUS AERIAL) | Jacques Ripert (HELITEC) <br />Original Soundtrack : Samuel Lévy (NOISE PICTURE) <br /> <br />© PRODUCTIONS AUTREMENT DIT - AIRBUS HELICOPTERS | February 2016
H135 Helionix: customer feedback after Miami flights
The H135 with Helionix avionics system continues on its way around the USA to showcase its new capabilities to customers. Watch their feedback during the demo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
H135 Helionix from a pilot's perspective
Hear from Airbus pilot Glenn Christiansen on how the Helionix digital avionics system helps make flying easier and safer. <br /> <br />Follow Airbus Helicopters to get updates on the H135 equipped with Helionix on its demo tour in the US and Mexico.
H135 HATS Last Delivery
Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of the last 6 of the EC135T2+ for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), completing on-time deliveries of the full fleet of 15.
German Armed Forces reach 90,000 flight hours with the H135 training helicopter
The H135 training helicopter fleet at the International Helicopter Training Center of the Bundeswehr in Bückeburg reached the milestone of 90,000 flight hours.
Meet China’s H135 launch customer, Beijing 999
In 2014, the H135 became the first emergency medical service helicopter to ever operate in China. The helicopter’s launch customer, Beijing 999, who today owns two H135s, shares its experience performing medical missions in a country whose EMS network is just emerging thanks to the opening up of low-altitude airspace in China.
20 years H135 - Benchmark of Today and Tomorrow
In 2016, Airbus Helicopters’ H135 light twin-engine helicopter celebrated its 20th anniversary. The successor of the B0105, the H135 is known for its modern design, built-in safety, and wide glass windows offering exceptional visibility, while the latest version can carry significantly higher payloads in hot and high environments. Watch this video featuring feedback from a range of customers, the H135’s former chief engineer, and the current head of the program, who reflect upon this helicopter success story, from its conception and entry into service, to its growth potential for the future.
H145 NRW police enters into service
The German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) has now become the second customer to receive the H145 in police configuration. On 7 September 2016, the local minister of interior Ralf Jäger handed over the first of 6 H145s to the Dusseldorf police squadron. The helicopter squadron averages around 2,000 missions a year.