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UK to lease five Airbus H135s to Australia

UK to lease five Airbus H135s to Australia

8-Feb-2024Source: HeliHub.com

The British military acquired five new Airbus H135 helicopters in 2022 under a program known as “Project Matcha”, with the intention that they would operate in Northern Ireland to replace Gazelle helicopters operating in the province. At some point after agreeing to purchase these aircraft, a different decision was made and the requirement evaporated.  Consequently,... Read more

Gama Aviation acquires Specialist Aviation Services

Gama Aviation acquires Specialist Aviation Services

1-Feb-2024Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation Plc (the “Company”) today announces that it has agreed to purchase (the “Purchase”) the business of Specialist Aviation Services Limited (“Specialist”), a helicopter special mission business, as part of a pre-pack acquisition from its appointed administrators. Deal highlights Adds further scale and strength to Gama’s Special Mission strategic business unit (“SBU”) with some... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance signs for H135 and H145 for Danish contract

Norwegian Air Ambulance signs for H135 and H145 for Danish contract

29-Nov-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Ambulance has ordered three H135s and two five-bladed H145s that will be used for life-saving missions in Denmark, following a tender the operator recently won in the country. Moreover, the HEMS operator will take delivery of two new H145s in 2024 to expand their fleet in Norway. “I would like to thank... Read more

Bucher and CARE sign MoU for joint EMS development of in China

Bucher and CARE sign MoU for joint EMS development of in China

29-Nov-2023Source: Bucher Leichtbau

Bucher Leichtbau is proud to announce its collaboration with China Aviation Rescue & Emergency (CARE), marking a significant milestone in the advancement of air rescue capabilities in China. CARE takes a pioneering role in China as the launch customer for Bucher’s AC67 flex equipment, with the potential to place an order for an additional ten... Read more

HMotion – new H135/H145 sim centre planned by ADAC HEMS Academy and Airbus

HMotion – new H135/H145 sim centre planned by ADAC HEMS Academy and Airbus

28-Nov-2023Source: Airbus

During European Rotors, Airbus Helicopters and ADAC HEMS Academy announced the establishment of the joint venture HMotion, a new simulator training centre for the H135 and H145 family helicopters. HMotion will offer a wide range of cost-effective training courses for helicopter personnel, including mission and critical flight training. Subject to approval by the relevant regulatory... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue continues fleet update with two Airbus H135s

ÖAMTC Air Rescue continues fleet update with two Airbus H135s

28-Nov-2023Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue announced a new contract for two H135s during the third edition of European Rotors. The announcement follows an initial contract for five H135s signed at the end of 2020. “It’s a matter of course for us to constantly develop and improve our fleet so that we can provide our... Read more

UK military to sell five surplus Airbus H135s

UK military to sell five surplus Airbus H135s

17-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The British military acquired five new Airbus H135 helicopters in 2022 under a program known as “Project Matcha”, with the intention that they would operate in Northern Ireland to replace Gazelle helicopters operating in the province. At some point after agreeing to purchase these aircraft, a different decision was made and the requirement evaporated.  Consequently,... Read more

Swiss Air Force marks 100,000 flight hours with the H135

Swiss Air Force marks 100,000 flight hours with the H135

7-Nov-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

It’s not every day a helicopter operator hits 100,000 flight hours on a single helicopter type. Since 2010, when the country’s 20 H135s became fully operational, the Swiss Air Force has clocked 100,000 flight hours with the multi-mission helicopter type. Training pilots and more “One of our main tasks is to train helicopter pilots. We... Read more

Airbus testing significant upgrades to H135

Airbus testing significant upgrades to H135

22-Sep-2023Source: HeliHub.com

A recent sighting at the Airbus Helicopters plant at Donauworth is this H135, with a large number of upgrades over the current production models. Our analysis suggests the taller profile gives increased cabin headroom, and the side windows thus providing greater visibility for pilots – although there is no aft cabin window as found in... Read more

ADAC takes delivery of 1500th EC135/H135

ADAC takes delivery of 1500th EC135/H135

4-Sep-2023Source: ADAC

[electronic translation] The ADAC air rescue has the 1,500. H135 helicopters acquired from Airbus Helicopters. The helicopter manufacturer handed over the anniversary model to the non-profit company in Donauwörth today. At the ceremony, the managing director of ADAC Luftrettung gGmbH Frédéric Bruder emphasized: “With the investment in the latest version of the H135, we are once again... Read more

Le Havre to replace marine pilot N3 Dauphin with new Airbus H135

Le Havre to replace marine pilot N3 Dauphin with new Airbus H135

22-Jun-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

Le Havre-Fécamp Pilot Station and Airbus Helicopters have signed a contract for the acquisition of an H135 to be used for marine pilot transfers. By the end of 2024, the H135 will replace an AS365 N3 Dauphin helicopter that has been in service for more than 12 years. The agreement also includes a 10-year support and service... Read more

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H135 to the Spanish Air and Space Force

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H135 to the Spanish Air and Space Force

9-May-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has delivered the first H135 to the Spanish Air and Space Force in Albacete. This is the eighth helicopter delivered under the 36-unit contract signed at the end of 2021 to supply the Armed Forces and State Security Forces. This delivery is six months ahead of schedule, which will facilitate crew training and the... Read more

Milestone Sells 12-Helicopter Portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft

Milestone Sells 12-Helicopter Portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft

30-Mar-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) announced that it has signed an agreement to sell a 12-helicopter portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft. The 12-helicopter portfolio consists of a mix of Sikorsky S-92, Airbus H135, Bell 412, and Leonardo AW109, AW139 and AW189 helicopters which are currently on lease to six customers in nine countries across Europe,... Read more

FAA increases H135 gross weight by 120kg (256 lb)

FAA increases H135 gross weight by 120kg (256 lb)

16-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) of the H135 that will further boost the mission capabilities of the helicopter in North America. H135 helicopters with the new AGW will benefit from a 265 lb increased take-off weight and useful load. This increase can also be used to extend the... Read more

Christoph 37 upgrades to new H135

Christoph 37 upgrades to new H135

6-Mar-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

Since March 1st, a helicopter of the type H135 has been used as the new Christoph 37 in Nordhausen. Thanks to the glass cockpit, four-axis autopilot and anti-collision system, the machine ensures greater safety, which benefits patients and crews. The H135 replaces the previous EC135 machine. With the change, the non-profit organization is continuing to modernize its fleet.... Read more

Castilla-La Mancha renews EMS contract with Babcock Spain

Castilla-La Mancha renews EMS contract with Babcock Spain

15-Feb-2023

Babcock MCS España has retained the EMS contract for the Spanish province of Castilla-La Mancha for the next four years. The company will continue to provide two Airbus H135 and two H145 helicopters from bases at Albacete, Toledo, Ciudad Real and Cuenca. Contract value is around 43 million euros.  Two of the four aircraft included... Read more

ÖAMTC expands contract in Burgenland region of Austria

ÖAMTC expands contract in Burgenland region of Austria

10-Feb-2023Source: ÖAMTC Air Rescue

[electronic translation] On February 7, 2023, Governor Hans-Peter Doskozil and the managing directors of ÖAMTC air rescue, Reinhard Kraxner and Marco Trefanitz, announced at a joint press event in Eisenstadt that the yellow Christophorus emergency medical helicopters would continue to take off for their life-saving missions in Burgenland in the future . New location in the... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance report on 2022 missions

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance report on 2022 missions

23-Jan-2023

Life-saving charity Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance responded to 1,814 missions throughout the last 12 months – making it the busiest year for the charity since before the Covid-19 pandemic. The doctors, paramedics, pilots and dispatch assistants that make up the charity’s critical care teams responded to 244 more incidents than in 2021.... Read more

Irish Garda to receive new helicopter and fixed wing

Irish Garda to receive new helicopter and fixed wing

4-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Irish Government has confirmed funding for a “replacement” helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft for the An Garda Síochána – the national police service of Ireland.  The capital allocation of €21.5 million in 2023 suggests it would be a very capable helicopter, and local press have been speculating it would be an Airbus H145... Read more

LPR Achieves 200,000 Engine Hours of H135 fleet with PW206B Engines

LPR Achieves 200,000 Engine Hours of H135 fleet with PW206B Engines

8-Nov-2022Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today that Polish medical air rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) has flown 200,000 engine hours on its fleet of 27 PW206B-powered H135 helicopters from Airbus – a notable milestone that showcases the urgent care this dedicated team has provided to save lives.... Read more

Airbus Delivers two H135s to Spanish Ministry of Interior

Airbus Delivers two H135s to Spanish Ministry of Interior

31-Oct-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus has delivered the first two H135s to the Spanish Guardia Civil and National Police under the 36-unit contract signed with the General Directorate for Armaments and Materiel (DGAM) at the end of 2021 to supply the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior. The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and Bruno Even, CEO of... Read more

Sonoma County Fire Dept adds Airbus H135

Sonoma County Fire Dept adds Airbus H135

25-Oct-2022Source: Sonoma County Gazette

Firefighters want to remind everybody of the cooler weather that will be brought by the coming winter season, and this is a great time to check your chimneys for debris before use, to prevent chimney fires. We have already started to see some rain this season, and we want to remind everybody to drive slower... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance switches to a different Airbus 135

Thames Valley Air Ambulance switches to a different Airbus 135

11-Oct-2022Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance

  Our new helicopter, G-TVLY, has final been unveiled to the public. The Airbus135 will become our air ambulance when we take on our air operations this month. It is kitted out with the same lifesaving equipment as our former helicopter and will fly from our operations base at RAF Benson. We unveiled the helicopter... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance launches biggest appeal yet – for two H135s

London’s Air Ambulance launches biggest appeal yet – for two H135s

10-Oct-2022Source: London's Air Ambulance

  Our medics perform life-saving treatment at the scene for patients who are critically injured. It’s thanks to our supporters that we can run this service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But now we are facing a new challenge. Our helicopters are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain and by 2024 it will... Read more

Airbus delivers 100th H135 in Japan

Airbus delivers 100th H135 in Japan

3-Oct-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Since the delivery of the country’s first H135 to Toho Air Service in April 1997 for electronic news gathering (ENG) activities, Japanese operators across the country have been tapping into Airbus Helicopters’ H135 operational excellence for a variety of missions spanning utility, emergency medical services, law enforcement, media broadcasting, passenger transportation, and training. Most... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance orders 2 H135s for fleet renewal

London’s Air Ambulance orders 2 H135s for fleet renewal

21-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  London’s Air Ambulance Charity (LAAC) – the helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) for the UK’s capital – has ordered two Airbus H135 helicopters for the renewal of its fleet under a contract signed at the Farnborough International Airshow. “We are extremely honoured to have received this order from one of the world’s most prestigious... Read more

Moroccan Forces Royales Air order fleet of H135s

Moroccan Forces Royales Air order fleet of H135s

19-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  The Moroccan Forces Royales Air have ordered a fleet of H135s for military primary training missions. The light twin-engine H135, a reference helicopter in the segment, will be used for training pilots to perform a wide array of demanding missions including utility and search and rescue. “We are proud that the Forces Royales Air... Read more

Spanish Police update Entrol H135 simulator

Spanish Police update Entrol H135 simulator

7-Jun-2022Source: Entrol

  In this H11 / H135 FTD Level 2 simulator will be included our high-resolution database, our FLIR based Long-range infrared camera, Vibration System and a Spherical Visual System with a field of view of 200º x 70º and six top-quality Full HD projectors. “This project is an important achievement for us, as we can... Read more

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

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. “We’ve been flying Airbus products since we began our... Read more

North Memorial Health adds two Airbus H135

North Memorial Health adds two Airbus H135

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

North Memorial Health is partnering with Airbus for the first time to welcome two new H135 helicopters to its Air Care program in late 2022.“Adding these helicopters to our fleet is the latest step in our long-term commitment to create the safest air medical program possible,” said Scott Sampey, vice president and chief of ambulance... Read more

Spain picks P&WC engines for H135 order

Spain picks P&WC engines for H135 order

8-Mar-2022Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced its PW206B3 helicopter engine has been selected by the Government of Spain to power 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. The new order is part of a multi-agency acquisition program to equip the Spanish Air force, Spanish Navy, Guardia Civil and National Police with the... Read more

VIH Aerospace Receives H135 Left & Right Hand Vertical Reference Window STC Approval

VIH Aerospace Receives H135 Left & Right Hand Vertical Reference Window STC Approval

1-Mar-2022Source: VIH Helicopters

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MMRO) services has received EASA and FAA Approval for their H135 Left-Hand Vertical (Bubble) Reference Window. STC 09-43 was previously approved by Transport Canada, the FAA, and EASA for the Right-Hand Configuration and now the Left-Hand Configuration has also received Transport... Read more

UK military orders five H135s from Airbus

UK military orders five H135s from Airbus

2-Feb-2022

Airbus Helicopters in the UK has won an order to provide five additional H135 helicopters for the Ministry of Defence.  HeliHub.com understands that these are to replace elderly Gazelle helicopters in the surveillance role. Currently the Ministry of Defence operates 29 H135 helicopters at the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury where all... Read more

First F-light Line H135 Helionix® PilotTraining Device qualified at Austrian ATORotorSky GmbH

First F-light Line H135 Helionix® PilotTraining Device qualified at Austrian ATORotorSky GmbH

26-Jan-2022Source: RS Flight Systems

RS Flight Systems GmbH (RSFS) and RotorSky GmbH proudly announce successful EASA Qualification of the first F-Light Line H135 Helionix® Flight Simulation Training Device. Shortly before the end of the year, RotorSky obtained EASA qualification by the Austrian aviation authority Austro Control GmbH for their first EC135 T3H (H135) flight simulation training device installed at... Read more

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

3-Jan-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

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... Read more

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

17-Nov-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have agreed to cooperate in introducing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The engine manufacturer will support the Austrian HEMS operator in deploying SAF to its Arrius 2B2-powered Airbus H135 fleet. By summer 2022, the goal is that one HEMS helicopter will be ready to use 30 to 50% biofuel,... Read more

P&WC supports ADAC Luftrettung in long-term SAF strategy

P&WC supports ADAC Luftrettung in long-term SAF strategy

16-Nov-2021Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced that it will participate in a long-term sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) strategy by German air rescue operator ADAC Luftrettung. To support their goal of achieving carbon neutrality for their operations, ADAC Luftrettung will extend SAF usage to its fleet of P&WC-powered... Read more

Airbus profiles NASA fleet of three H135s

Airbus profiles NASA fleet of three H135s

26-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus helicopters might not be flying to space, but they are supporting some of the most critical space missions from Earth. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration operates three Airbus H135 helicopters, which are based at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The storied space exploration agency uses the aircraft for a variety of missions, including... Read more

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

8-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

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. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing... Read more

Canada approves VIH port side vertical reference window for H135

Canada approves VIH port side vertical reference window for H135

12-Aug-2021Source: VIH

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services has received Transport Canada STC Approval for their H135 Left-Hand Vertical (Bubble) Reference Window. STC 09-43 was previously approved by Transport Canada, the FAA, and EASA for the Right-Hand Configuration and now with the Left-Hand Configuration receiving Transport Canada... Read more

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Council of Ministers in Spain has approved a significant purchase with Airbus, including 40 helicopters and three A330 tanker aircraft. The helicopters consist of 18 H135s for each of the Spanish Interior and Defence Ministries, and 4 H160s for the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry H135 acquisition will replace the Bo105 and BK117 fleets,... Read more

Airbus Helionix fleet reaches 500,000 flight hours

Airbus Helionix fleet reaches 500,000 flight hours

5-Jul-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

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. Airbus continues to enhance the capabilities of Helionix with new features, functionality, and connectivity –... Read more

Airbus makes improvements to H135 balance chamber on main blades

Airbus makes improvements to H135 balance chamber on main blades

17-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of the product improvement program for its H135 light twin-engine aircraft, Airbus Helicopters has developed new solutions to avoid cracks from appearing near the main rotor blade (MRB) balance chamber of certain concerned EC135 P3/T3 and EC135H variants, leading to reduced maintenance costs and improved aircraft availability. From July 2021, the balance chamber... Read more

Aviator Group becomes Helionix world-wide fleet leader

Aviator Group becomes Helionix world-wide fleet leader

16-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters’ Australian customer Aviator Group, has reached a key milestone to become the H135 Helionix world-wide fleet leader, surpassing 2,600 flight hours on their H135 aircraft, currently flying in Port Hedland, Western Australia. The H135 is supporting Helicopter Marine Pilot Transfers (HMPT) services for the Pilbara Port Authority and the Port of Port Hedland,... Read more

Babcock lose UK wind farm contract

Babcock lose UK wind farm contract

14-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock have lost their remaining UK wind farm contract – supporting the Walney projects off the Cumbrian coast.  Operating for Danish company Ørsted, previously known as Dong Energy, the British operator had purchased a new 135T3 and upgraded an older 135T2 for the work. The five year contract started in April 2018 and was thus... Read more

World Aviation purchased an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator

World Aviation purchased an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator

8-Jun-2021Source: Entrol

Entrol has sold an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator to World Aviation. It will be installed at World Aviation’s training facilities in Cuatro Vientos Airport, Madrid (Spain). The H11 FNPT II MCC is one Entrol’s most popular models, having been certified in many countries such as USA, Germany, France, Argentina or Sweden. This... Read more

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

4-Jun-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training

RST’s newest Airbus H135 full flight simulator was initially qualified to the highest standard Level D by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) according to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The most modern FFS helicopter type H135 is thus ready for training at the major training location of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH... Read more

First Airbus H135 in Russia with Helionix

First Airbus H135 in Russia with Helionix

3-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first H135 with the Helionix system began operating in Russia. The car was purchased by a private client to replace the previous version of the H135. “Today the H135 is the most affordable twin-engine helicopter on the market, approved for instrument flights. The 4-channel autopilot in combination with the Helionix® avionics suite significantly reduces pilot workload. Due... Read more

Airbus Helicopters appoints its first distributor in Russia

Airbus Helicopters appoints its first distributor in Russia

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus certified the first distributor of its own helicopters in Russia. It is the Gorka business aviation innovation center, which will now be able to offer Russian customers civilian Airbus helicopters: single-engine H125, H130 and twin-engine H135 and H145. The ceremony of presenting the certificate was held today as part of the international exhibition HeliRussia at Crocus... Read more

Airbus proposes new heat resistance solution for H135 tail drive shaft fairing

Airbus proposes new heat resistance solution for H135 tail drive shaft fairing

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

As part of the product improvement programme for its light twin engine H135 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new heat resistance solution for the tail drive shaft (TDS) fairing, while improving its reliability and reducing maintenance costs. This new TDS fairing, available on all EC135 variants, is made of material that prevents thermal deformation... Read more

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

16-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In 2020, Airbus Helicopters signed contracts for the supply of helicopters with 19 customers. Orders were placed for the popular single-engine H125 and H130 helicopters, as well as the twin-engine world bestsellers H135 and H145. Among other things, the company received the first order from a Russian client for the newest ACH145 helicopter with an... Read more

Romania receives three EMS Airbus H135s

Romania receives three EMS Airbus H135s

10-Mar-2021Source: French Embassy

[electronic translation] Madam Ambassador, Laurence Auer, attended, alongside her German counterpart, Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, the reception of the first three Airbus H135 Helionix helicopters , delivered in Bucharest to the General Aviation Inspectorate , which will be used for emergency medical operations . She was accompanied by the internal security attaché. Interior Minister Lucian Bode... Read more

Entrol makes first simulator sale into Brazil

Entrol makes first simulator sale into Brazil

15-Feb-2021Source: Entrol

Safety Flight, located in Campo de Marte airport (Brazil), has purchased from entrol an H135 FTD Level 5 simulator. It will be the first entrol simulator to be installed in Brazil. The simulator will come with dual GTN 750, a cylindrical visual system with 3-channel STD and extended vertical field of view for mission training.... Read more

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

13-Jan-2021Source: Bucher Group

The Bucher Group, the specialist for Emergency Medical Systems, has announced its new rescue equipment H135 AC67 flex is now EASA certified on all variants of the H135 helicopter. The further development of the AC67 equipment, which has been successfully in use for many years, has now been implemented by Bucher engineers resulting in the... Read more

EASA certifies 120kg higher MTOW for Airbus H135

EASA certifies 120kg higher MTOW for Airbus H135

22-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) for the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. The new AGW enables operators to benefit from an increased maximum take-off weight of up to 120 kg (265 lb) and useful load. This increase can also be used to... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135

18-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a firm contract for the purchase of five H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter of this contract is scheduled for early 2022. “Our demanding missions require the most modern helicopters available for enhancing our capability for critical missions, e.g. during the night. We have been operating the... Read more

Airbus now offers onsite blade repairs for H135, H145 and Bo105

Airbus now offers onsite blade repairs for H135, H145 and Bo105

19-Nov-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

This new service, accessible through the AirbusWorld Customer Request service, covers MRB level 1 and level 2 repairs on these three aircraft models and their variants. It will be performed at customer premises by the Airbus Helicopters field service team with the appropriate tools. In addition, the offer includes the repair’s release to service. Customers... Read more

Airbus delivers 1,400th H135 to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

Airbus delivers 1,400th H135 to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

9-Nov-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

In late September, the light twin-engine helicopter reached a major milestone: the company’s 1,400th H135 was delivered to the French operator Mont Blanc, adding to a fleet of more than 20 H135 and H145 helicopters in service with the operator to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in France. The milestone capped off an over-20-year... Read more

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

15-Oct-2020Source: Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH

Lufthansa Aviation Training’s first own helicopter full flight simulator, designed and manufactured by Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST), has received EASA Level D qualification by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) on 27 August 2020. The helicopter full flight simulator (FFS) manufactured by RST is equipped with an interchangeable H135/H145 cockpit (H135... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

13-Oct-2020Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 T3H to Collier County’s Emergency Medical Services program. “The arrival of the new aircraft will allow Collier County EMS to continue their mission of transporting critically injured trauma patients to a trauma center within the golden hour,” said Tabatha Butcher, chief of Collier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  “Collier... Read more

HCare Infinite support contract for NASA’s H135 fleet

HCare Infinite support contract for NASA’s H135 fleet

6-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently signed a $15 million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. From September 2020, the comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters. Airbus will... Read more

Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to NASA

Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to NASA

2-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus continues to expand its portfolio of products supporting the future of space exploration with the delivery of two new H135 helicopters to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi. These aircraft, along with a third scheduled for delivery early next year, will... Read more

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

18-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this... Read more

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

8-Sep-2020Source: Entrol

This certification represents an important milestone for Entrol, as the H135 FTD Level 3 has been approved for Proficiency and Operators Checks. That will allow operators to optimize their training costs and expand the training they currently provide. All the components of the simulator, including flight model, systems and hardware panels, have been developed with... Read more

DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

1-Sep-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

Ready for training: Lufthansa Aviation Training puts its first own helicopter simulator into service after receiving approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority. A new Level D full-flight simulator of the Airbus H145/135 type has joined the existing training fleet at the Frankfurt training location since August 27, 2020 and is available to customers for... Read more

Brazilian Navy receives second of a pair of Airbus H135s

Brazilian Navy receives second of a pair of Airbus H135s

16-Jul-2020Source: Brazilian Navy

[electronic translation] On July 10, the Brazilian Navy received the second UH-17 aircraft in the 1st General Employment Helicopter Squadron (EsqdHU-1). With the N-7091 aircraft, another phase of the Aircraft Procurement Contract for the “Antarctic” Operation is concluded. The obtainment of UH-17 aircraft has the main objective of avoiding a gap in air operations embarked on... Read more

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

25-Jun-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and six AS365 helicopters, with one H215 and two H225 already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for missions including law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods... Read more

DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

27-May-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

DRF Luftrettung has signed a further framework agreement with Bucher Leichtbau for the HEMS equipment for its helicopters of the types H135 and H145. The air rescue organization has brought its many years of experience and know-how into the configuration of the HEMS kits, especially in the development of the stretcher. DRF Luftrettung continues to rely... Read more

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

8-May-2020Source: Thuraya

Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, and SCOTTY Group, a developer of beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication solutions based in Austria, have announced that they have secured line-fit offerability for the Thuraya Aero mobile connectivity solution on Airbus H145 and H135 helicopters. For the first time, Airbus customers... Read more

H135 receives Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification

H135 receives Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification

6-May-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The latest evolution of the H135 helicopter has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification. Helionix, the avionics system designed by Airbus offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. “The H135 has proven itself to be one of the most reliable aircraft on the market”, said Dwayne Charette, President and COO of Airbus Helicopters Canada.... Read more

H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

4-Mar-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of product improvement programme for its light twin helicopters, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution which is preventing false fire detection and inadvertent activation of the fire extinguishing bottles, while improving reliability and reducing the maintenance costs. This solution, available for H135/EC135 versions/types equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines, consists in the installation of... Read more

Helibras delivers the first Navy H135

Helibras delivers the first Navy H135

4-Mar-2020Source: Helibras

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Helibras, Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, delivered to the Brazilian Navy, this past Friday (28), the first H135 model, with multi-mission configuration. The helicopter had already been presented at the event of 103 years of Naval Aviation, in August this year. The aircraft will be integrated into the 1st General Employment Helicopter Squadron (HU-1) and... Read more

Gama Aviation releases Flight Data Monitoring mod for Airbus H135 and H145

Gama Aviation releases Flight Data Monitoring mod for Airbus H135 and H145

19-Feb-2020Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation Plc, the global business aviation services company, is pleased to announce an augmented Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) modification available through its global design team for the Airbus H135 / 145 and additional EASA CS-27 / 29 rotorcraft (subject to survey and contract) The solution provides a ED-155 or ED-112A (H145) compliant Cockpit Audio... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force orders six Airbus H135 military trainers

Royal Thai Air Force orders six Airbus H135 military trainers

12-Feb-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training. They will complement... Read more

Polish Border Guard adds Airbus H135

Polish Border Guard adds Airbus H135

6-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In January, Deputy Chief Commander Brigadier General Wioleta Gorzkowska presided over an event to launch the Airbus H135 as a new helicopter type for the Polish Border Guard. The 135 as a platform is well known in Poland, where a fleet of 27 are operated by the air ambulane operator LPR (Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe). This... Read more

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