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Helicopters

Helicopters

Airbus strives to provide the most efficient helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments. Its helicopters are in service across more than 150 countries worldwide, performing nearly every type of vertical flight task imaginable. The company’s product line offers the full spectrum of rotary-wing aircraft solutions for civil, government, military, law enforcement and parapublic uses. 

Its civilian helicopters range from the light single-engine H125 to the 11-ton twin-turbine H225 rotorcraft. Military versions are mission-proven in the most demanding front-line conditions, and are trusted by more than 160 armed forces worldwide.

Safety is at the core of all Airbus’ activities. From design, engineering and production, to maintenance, training and partnerships, Airbus is focused on meeting and exceeding industry safety standards and supporting the flight safety for the thousands of men and women around the world who are transported in its aircraft every day.

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The moment an Airbus helicopter is delivered, one of the company’s primary missions begins: providing the customer with the necessary support and services to carry out their operations efficiently, safely and cost-effectively. 

Airbus Helicopters’ global Customer Services network works around the clock to fulfill this mission, bringing tailor-made and competitive solutions to the customer’s doorstep.

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Missions. Behind the scenes

As the world’s No.1 helicopter manufacturer, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions to our customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in highly demanding environments. 

Airbus helicopters are deployed on missions worldwide for diverse aerial duties.

EMS

Oil & Gas

Public Services

Commercial Air Transport

Private & Business Aviation

Aerial Work

Armed Scout

Attack

Utility

Naval

Maritime

Special Operations

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Latest helicopter media assets

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16 December 2017

A350 XWB A400M H160 Family Flight 1

The three Airbus aircraft product lines are represented in this formation flight: the H160 medium-weight helicopter, the A400M strategic military airlifter and the A350 XWB passenger jetliner

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15 December 2017

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Global offshore service provider Babcock International has taken delivery of two H175s. Babcock’s aircraft are the first H175s to be introduced into the southern hemisphere and will be based in Dili, Timor Leste. The new aircraft will be used to transport personnel and provide search and rescue and medevac support in the Timor Sea.

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15 December 2017

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Global offshore service provider Babcock International has taken delivery of two H175s. Babcock’s aircraft are the first H175s to be introduced into the southern hemisphere and will be based in Dili, Timor Leste. The new aircraft will be used to transport personnel and provide search and rescue and medevac support in the Timor Sea.

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15 December 2017

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Global offshore service provider Babcock International has taken delivery of two H175s. Babcock’s aircraft are the first H175s to be introduced into the southern hemisphere and will be based in Dili, Timor Leste. The new aircraft will be used to transport personnel and provide search and rescue and medevac support in the Timor Sea.

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13 December 2017

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An employee works on the H160 blade cast at Airbus’ new Paris-Le Bourget blade production site

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13 December 2017

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An employee repairs a helicopter blade at Airbus’ new Paris-Le Bourget blade production site

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery Airbus Helicopters / Thierry Rostang
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12 December 2017

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery

The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft.

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04 December 2017

Ground Attack

Armament qualified for H215M attack missions include pod-mounted 20 mm cannons, 68 mm rocket launchers and side-mounted rapid-fire machine guns.

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04 December 2017

Airbus Helicopters Training Map March 2017

Deploying training capabilities worldwide

LUN 2039 Airbus Helicopters / José Da Silva
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01 December 2017

LUN 2039

Élisabeth Borne, French Minister of Transport, with Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, touring the Paris-Le Bourget blades production site following the opening ceremony on Friday 1 December.

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30 November 2017

An aerial view of Airbus Helicopters' plant in Albacete, Spain

Albacete to produce rear fuselages for the entire range of Airbus helicopters

H145 operated by Police Baden-Württemberg Airbus Helicopters Christian Keller
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29 November 2017

H145 operated by Police Baden-Württemberg

State of the art for law enforcement: An H145 operated by Police Baden-Württemberg

HTM Offshore receives 150th H145 Airbus Helicopters Christian Keller
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29 November 2017

HTM Offshore receives 150th H145

Recently took over the 150th H145: HTM Offshore

 H145 operated by ADAC in Bavaria Airbus Helicopters Charles Abarr
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29 November 2017

H145 operated by ADAC in Bavaria

H145 used by German Operator ADAC in Bavaria

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29 November 2017

HCare Connected Services

HCare connected services goes digital.

NH90-NGEN002_Sea_Lion © Airbus Helicopters / Christian KELLER
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28 November 2017

NH90-NGEN002_Sea_Lion

The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr) lifted off from the Donauwörth site for its maiden flight on 24 November 2017.

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23 November 2017

H135M

The H135M is the enhanced military version of Airbus’ three-tonne-class EC135 twin-engine rotorcraft

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23 November 2017

H125M: Discreet on the battlefield

Able to fly discreetly in the battlefield with a small silhouette, the H125M has a reduced radar signature through the use of composite materials and infrared-reflective paint.

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23 November 2017

AS565 MBe

The AS565 MBe naval version of Airbus’ Panther family of helicopters is an all-weather, multi-role medium rotorcraft, designed for operation from ship decks, offshore locations and land-based sites.

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06 December 2017

AS565 MBe Infographic

The Naval Utility helicopter

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10 October 2017

Infographic H225M

Designed for the most demanding missions

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13 June 2017

Racer Clean Sky2

Airbus Helicopters is one of the participants in the European Clean Sky 2 Programme, developing – with extensive European partnership – a demonstrator for a high-speed rotorcraft known as Racer.

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07 June 2017

Welcome to our future

Discover what the future holds at Airbus

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07 June 2017

Law enforcement

For the full complement of airborne law enforcement missions – including those performed with city, state or highway police; carried out by customs, border patrol, and coast guard units; and implemented by drug enforcement, SWAT or search teams – Airbus provides the helicopters, capability and special equipment to get the job done – no matter how complex the task.

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16 May 2017

H225 infographic

Going the distance for oil & gas and SAR operators worldwide, the H225 is a dependable and capable part of the customer’s team.

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18 April 2017

H135 military training infographic

Airbus Helicopters: the world's military training helicopter of choice

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18 April 2017

H135 Infographic

The H135 is known for its endurance, compact build, low sound levels, reliability, versatility and competitive cost.

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18 April 2017

H125 Infographic

Make more value out of your H125.

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18 April 2017

H215 Infographic

Airbus’ mission-proven H215 – available in 2 different versions to meet customer requirements – is characterised by its rugged design, excellent payload lift performance, cost efficiency and demonstrated ability to operate in the world’s most austere environments.

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31 March 2017

SAR Infographic

Search and rescue agencies around the world count on the reliability, performance and efficiency of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft for their critical missions. On call every day, Airbus Helicopters’ light, medium and medium-heavy rotorcraft are ready for search and rescue duties.

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31 March 2017

Emergency medical services (EMS) infographic

When immediate emergency assistance is needed, helicopters are irreplaceable. Airbus offers a range of rotorcraft recognized for speed and reliability, large EMS cabins, low vibration levels, excellent maneuverability, the ability to land anywhere, and low operating costs.

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13 March 2017

H175 Infographic

The H175 is setting new standards of safety and comfort and is the most competitive in its class.

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06 March 2017

H130 infographic

From major tourist destinations to the busy airspace over cities, the single-engine H130 (previously known as the EC130 T2) is in widespread use with sightseeing services, charter operators, and law enforcement agencies, among others.

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06 March 2017

H145 Infographic: One platform for a full range of missions

Superior power, advanced mission equipment, small footprint and large cabin size – the H145 is perfectly suited for a multitude of operations.

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28 February 2017

H160 Infographic

Learn more about the H160

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24 February 2017

H145M Infographic

The new “turnkey solution” designed for the most demanding operations

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09 April 2016

Tiger HAD Infographic

Designed for both asymmetric warfare and conventional scenarios with a full range of armament for air-to-air-ground and air-to-air combat, the Tiger HAD has already proven its aerial superiority thanks to its agility and maneuverability. Six missions, easily deployable. Anytime, anywhere.

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08 December 2017

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Accident-Investigation-Status

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09 November 2017

First firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary.

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16 October 2017

Emergency care takes flight in the Land of the Midnight Sun

With a fleet that includes next-generation H145 helicopters, FinnHEMS handles 15,000 emergency medical missions a year for Finland.

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09 October 2017

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.

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23 June 2017

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

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22 June 2017

Day 4 at Paris Air Show

From big announcements to great flying displays, watch the best moments of day 4 at Paris Air Show 2017.

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20 June 2017

Paris Air Show - Day 2

From big announcements to great flying displays, watch the best moments of day 2 at Paris Air Show 2017.

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20 June 2017

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.

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09 June 2017

Airbus Family Flight

In a ground-breaking first, Airbus flies its A350 XWB, A400M, Eurofighter Typhoon and H160 together in a one-of-a-kind performance. This aeronautical achievement symbolizes the new united Airbus family. More than ever, we make it fly.

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07 June 2017

Building Blocks H160

The H160 leads the way in the industrial transformation at Airbus Helicopters