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Civil

Helicopters

Airbus' range of civil helicopters is designed to fly safely in all types of situations at the lowest possible cost. From single- and twin-engine light and medium rotorcraft, to those in the eleven-ton-class, Airbus has the right product to handle any and all civil missions.


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For emergency medical services, oil & gas, public services, commercial air transport, private and business aviation and aerial work missions.

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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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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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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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14 November 2017

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Official Airbus stand visit 3

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who visited Airbus' Dubai Airshow exhibit stand, is the deputy ruler of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated

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14 November 2017

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Official Airbus stand visit 4

Among the visitors to Airbus' exhibit stand at the Dubai Airshow was His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated

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H130 © Airbus Helicopters / Anthony PECCHI
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30 October 2017

H130

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

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27 October 2017

H135 Aerial Work

The H135 and other Airbus rotocraft are used to transport construction, repair and inspection crews to water-bound wind turbines, and are available for emergency airlift as well as search and rescue.

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27 October 2017

H130 Commercial Air Transport

The H130 is highly cost-effective and offers a turbine-smooth environment and quiet ride, along with unmatched visibility for passengers and open-space cabins that enhance comfort and facilitate loading/unloading.

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27 October 2017

H130 Commercial Air Transport

The H130 is highly cost-effective and offers a turbine-smooth environment and quiet ride, along with unmatched visibility for passengers and open-space cabins that enhance comfort and facilitate loading/unloading.

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26 October 2017

H145 in EMS operations

The H145 is tailored for primary/secondary missions and intensive care transport – benefitting from the easy and safe loading/unloading of patients through wide side sliding doors and large rear clamshell doors.

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AS365 N3+ Airbus Helicopters / Anthony PECCHI
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23 October 2017

AS365 N3+

The AS365 N3+ is a member of Airbus’ medium-weight Dauphin family of helicopters.

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20 October 2017

H155

The H155's high speed and long endurance make it an ideal tool for law enforcement duties ranging from patrol and the airlift of special weapons (SWAT) teams to surveillance and air support for ground operations.

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20 October 2017

H155

The H155 fulfils the most stringent safety requirements for missions to offshore platforms, with full authority digital engine controls (FADEC), a 4-axis automatic flight control system and cutting-edge digital avionics to reduce pilot workload and support the highest levels of flight safety.

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H155 for private and business transportation © Eric RAZ /EUROCOPTER
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20 October 2017

H155 for private and business transportation

Elegantly designed, the H155 combines beauty and functionality. Its wide, unobstructed cabin accommodates 2 pilots and up to 12 passengers in a comfortable cabin layout. The corporate configuration seats 9 passengers, while a VIP arrangement holds up to 8 passengers.

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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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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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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

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31 March 2017

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

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27 March 2017

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.

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09 March 2017

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.

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02 March 2017

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Presentation Civil Range

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21 November 2016

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.

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24 October 2016

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.

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13 October 2016

GFS - H175 SAR

1st H175 SAR flight with the launching customer, GFS (Government Flying Services, Hong Kong).

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10 October 2016

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.

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30 September 2016

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.

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12 September 2016

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.

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28 July 2016

AIRLIFT

Experts on ice: <br />Based in Norway, Airlift is an expert when it comes to icy conditions. In addition to aerial work, heavy lift and search and rescue services, the operator also helps investigate climate change and was even involved in a mission to Mars <br /> <br />Stretching out beneath the helicopter is a seemingly endless sheet of Arctic ice. Suddenly, a polar bear appears in the whirled up snow. The H125 helicopter from Airlift flies towards the animal. A passenger appears, aiming a rifle at the bear. A shot cracks above the noise of the rotors. The polar bear is hit but continues to run for a few more seconds before collapsing onto the ice. But the animal is not dead. It is just unconscious, shot with a tranquiliser rifle so that the scientists on board the helicopter could take blood samples and DNA probes to examine the grade of pollution in the arctic. This is just one of Airlift’s different services for scientific missions in Polar Regions – under the most extreme conditions. On a mission in the Antarctic in 2015 for example, an ice breaker with 30 scientists and the H125 on board was deliberately frozen into the ice of the Antarctic. The mission was to explore, among other things, the drift of ice and the pollution of air, water and ice. The scientists and helicopter crew spent six months on the ship. “These polar missions can be very difficult,” says Gunnar Svein Nordahl, who accompanies some of these expeditions as a technician. “But it is an important task, because the data we collect enables researchers to observe changes in the climate.” <br /> <br />Norway is known for its unforgiving climate: Violent storms, freezing temperatures, heavy rains and low visibility can quickly turn into a deadly danger. When tourists become lost in the ice or fishermen in the cold sea, help must come quickly and reliably. These are two characteristics that apply to the Super Puma AS332 from Airbus Helicopters. Airlift uses this model for search and rescue missions in the country’s challenging conditions. With this medium-size utility helicopter, the Airlift crew fights cold and ice, confirming the rotorcraft’s capabilities in even the most extreme environment. <br /> <br />Chasing James Bond <br />Not many people can claim that they have chased James Bond. The Airlift crew can. When James Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, raced across an ice field during the filming of the Die Another Day movie, it wasn’t just the bad guy who was hotly in pursuit. Flying along behind the actors was the crew of the Norwegian helicopter operator, which provided the filming services.

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15 July 2016

Airbus Group at Farnborough Airshow 2016: Best of the week

Watch Airbus Group’s highlights during the Farnborough International Airshow 2016. Follow us on: www.facebook.com/AirbusGroup www.twitter.com/AirbusGroupLive www.airbusgroup.com

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14 July 2016

Devon Air Ambulance’s H135s: Making a difference when every minute counts

The H135 play a critical medical transport role in the United Kingdom, being well-equipped to meet the specific needs of a medical-based mission. Devon Air Ambulance, a charity-based air ambulance service serving England’s south western county of Devon, has been flying missions since 1992 and purchased its first of two H135s in 2008. <br /> <br />“When we first bought the H135, we asked ourselves how we could best meet the needs of the patient,” says Nigel Hare, operations director at Devon Air Ambulance. “When responding to patients who are in life-threatening situations, it is essential that every aspect of our service provides the very best chance for the patient to survive. Every minute matters, so we need a reliable aircraft that is quick to deploy and has a fast cruise speed so that we can reach the patient and transfer them to hospital quickly, while also being smooth and stable in flight to prevent the patient’s condition from deteriorating,” says Hare. “The additional requirement of having an aircraft with sufficient endurance to enable us to respond to the next patient resulted in us choosing the H135.”

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Infographics and documents

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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

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

20-year helicopter civil market forecast – October 2017      
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19 December 2017

20-year helicopter civil market forecast – October 2017

Airbus Helicopters presents its civil & parapublic market forecast perspectives from 2017- 2036. Find more information about the predicted size of the fleet, with breakdowns by helicopter type, geographical location and mission.

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12 December 2017

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H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery

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29 November 2017

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South Korea&#39;s National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters      
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22 November 2017

South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.

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Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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Falcon Aviation expands its commitment to the H160      
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15 November 2017

Falcon Aviation expands its commitment to the H160

Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter Of Intent (LOI) signed in May 2016.

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H160-Mini Poster