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ADAC Heliservice sign Safran support-by-the-hour contract

ADAC Heliservice sign Safran support-by-the-hour contract

29-Feb-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support-by-the-hour contract renewal with ADAC Heliservice for the engines powering ADAC Luftrettung and ANWB Medical Air Assistance H145 helicopter fleets. This SBH® contract covers in-service support and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) for around 50 Arriel 2E engines. ADAC Heliservice, a subsidiary of the non-profit ADAC Luftrettung, is a... Read more

HMotion soon in possession of Two H145 VR Flight Simulators from Loft Dynamics

HMotion soon in possession of Two H145 VR Flight Simulators from Loft Dynamics

28-Feb-2024Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics is announcing a partnership with HMotion — a joint venture between Airbus Helicopters and ADAC HEMS Academy — through the delivery of two Airbus H145 VR flight simulation training devices (FSTDs), which will be installed at a new simulator center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. This modern training center will offer a wide range of... Read more

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

The Helicopter Company (THC), Saudi Arabia’s premier provider of commercial helicopter services and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund, has signed a historic framework agreement with Airbus at the HAI Heli-Expo, currently taking place at Anaheim Convention Center, California. The framework agreement will include up to 120 Airbus helicopters of various types set to... Read more

DRF Luftrettung orders up to 10 more H145s

DRF Luftrettung orders up to 10 more H145s

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

German helicopter emergency medical services operator DRF Luftrettung and Airbus Helicopters have announced orders for up to ten H145 helicopters (seven firm orders, three options). “It is the mission of DRF Luftrettung to continuously improve medical care for people in need. With the new order of ten additional H145s, we continue to ensure the optimal service for our patients by... Read more

EASA Certifies Meeker Aviation EC145 C2/D2 & D3 Step Mount

EASA Certifies Meeker Aviation EC145 C2/D2 & D3 Step Mount

26-Feb-2024Source: Meeker Aviation

Meeker Aviation, a leading provider of aircraft payload mounts, today announced that it has received EASA approval for its Utility Step Mount for all models of the Airbus H145 aircraft, including the newest D3 variant. This Utility Step Mount has already received FAA and Transport Canada certification. “Our very popular H145/BK117 Utility Step Mount provides... Read more

Reiser achieves world first Level D simulator Airbus H145 D3

Reiser achieves world first Level D simulator Airbus H145 D3

22-Feb-2024Source: Reiser

REISER Simulation and Training announces a groundbreaking milestone in aviation simulation excellence. The company proudly reveals that they have secured the distinction of being the very first to obtain Level D qualification for the Airbus H145 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) in the D3 version.  The D3 version of the renowned Airbus H145 helicopter introduces significant enhancements,... Read more

Microflite adds new five-bladed H145

Microflite adds new five-bladed H145

21-Feb-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Australian commercial aircraft operator Microflite has ordered a second five-bladed H145 to support its growing training, commercial, utility, fire observation and rescue operations. Microflite is Airbus’ largest civil helicopter customer in Australia, currently operating an Airbus fleet of 20 rotorcraft ranging from single-engine H120, H125 and H130, to twin-engine H135 and H145. The operator also... Read more

Kawasaki delivers third five-blade H145 to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki delivers third five-blade H145 to Central Helicopter Service

14-Feb-2024Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced its delivery of H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (“D-3”) to Central Helicopter Service, Ltd. This is the third D-3 delivered to the same company, and the 13th it has delivered in total. The D-3 delivered this time, like the two already delivered, is intended for use in emergency medical services. The BK117... 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

Airbus Helicopters and Heligo sign services contract for H145 fleet

Airbus Helicopters and Heligo sign services contract for H145 fleet

25-Jan-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has signed an HCare Initial contract, a comprehensive by-the-hour services contract with Heligo Charter Private Limited for six Airbus H145 helicopters deployed for offshore and onshore operations in India. Under this five-year contract, Heligo will benefit from Airbus’ HCare Initial program, which will give the operator the freedom to replace scheduled and unscheduled components... Read more

French Ministry of Interior orders 42 H145 helicopters

French Ministry of Interior orders 42 H145 helicopters

24-Jan-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) ordered 42 new H145 helicopters at the end of 2023, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, with deliveries set to start in 2024. Of these 42 helicopters, 36 are destined for the French rescue and emergency response agency, Sécurité Civile, while the French law enforcement agency, Gendarmerie Nationale, will use... Read more

Coptersafety expands FAA training for H145 pilots

Coptersafety expands FAA training for H145 pilots

15-Dec-2023Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety is pleased to announce the addition of FAA approved H145 Initial, Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), and Recurrent training programs to our FAA Part 142 Training Center certification. “Coptersafety has been providing H145 training since 2017 in our Level-D flight simulators and first-class training center. We are pleased to announce that we are continuing to... Read more

Babcock to support Sécurité Civile H145 fleet

Babcock to support Sécurité Civile H145 fleet

1-Dec-2023Source: Babcock

Babcock and Airbus Helicopters have been awarded a new contract to support the Airbus H145-D3 fleet of the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior who performs rescue services throughout France. The four-year contract, awarded by the French Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Aeronautical Maintenance (DMAé), includes Maintenance... 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

Lithuanian State Border Guard Service orders three H145s

Lithuanian State Border Guard Service orders three H145s

29-Nov-2023Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service have announced a contract for three five-bladed H145 multi-mission helicopters at the 2023 European Rotors trade show, expanding the service’s fleet. These three additional H145s bring the total number of Airbus helicopters in service with the Lithuanian government to eleven, further strengthening Airbus Helicopters’ position in... 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

Uzbekistan plans 10 Airbus H145s for new EMS service

Uzbekistan plans 10 Airbus H145s for new EMS service

22-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

A Uzbek-French business forum took place on 2nd November in Samarkand, involving around 20 organisations who supply to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan As part of the whole event, Minister of Health of Uzbekistan Amrillo Inoyatov met with representatives of Airbus Helicopters. The Ministry of Health has reported that discussions surrounded... Read more

Royal Air Force plans for six Airbus H145s raise Value For Money questions

Royal Air Force plans for six Airbus H145s raise Value For Money questions

16-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Air Force (RAF) in the UK announced that they plan to order for six H145 helicopters from Airbus under a sole supplier agreement.  Assuming the announcement progresses to an actual order, the aircraft will be operated in Brunei and Cyprus, replacing Bell 212 and 412 (Griffin) aircraft respectively.  At present there are RAF... Read more

LEVL Leasing closes Sale and Leaseback on six H145s with Avincis

LEVL Leasing closes Sale and Leaseback on six H145s with Avincis

15-Nov-2023Source: LEVL Leasing

LEVL Leasing Limited, a joint venture between Lobo Leasing Limited and EMP Structured Assets GmbH, closed a EUR 50m sale and leaseback transaction of six Airbus H145D2 and D3 helicopters with Avincis, Europe’s largest aerial emergency services operator. All of these helicopters are now being operated on long term Emergency Medical Support (EMS) contracts in... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders third Airbus H145

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders third Airbus H145

15-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has placed an order for a third Airbus H145, with delivery expected in Autumn 2024.  This will provide greater coverage during maintenance downtime periods on the two primary aircraft – one of which is seen in the image below. The existing pair were delivered in April and June 2023. In the recently... Read more

Waikato Region welcomes arrival of H145

Waikato Region welcomes arrival of H145

11-Oct-2023Source: Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Waikato, King Country and Coromandel region receive the newest addition to its Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter operations family, the new Airbus H145 twin-engine helicopter. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter service has long been a two rescue helicopter base and with this new H145 rescue helicopter, it will remain a two rescue helicopter base, ensuring... Read more

Airbus unveils PioneerLab as its new twin-engine flying laboratory

Airbus unveils PioneerLab as its new twin-engine flying laboratory

25-Sep-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

During the German National Aviation Conference in Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, its new twin-engine technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform. It complements Airbus’ range of FlightLabs and focuses on testing technologies that reduce helicopter emissions, increase autonomy and integrate bio-based materials. “With PioneerLab, we continue our ambitious strategy to test and mature... Read more

Two German states make joint order for four Airbus H145s

Two German states make joint order for four Airbus H145s

30-Aug-2023

Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (aka Niedersachsen und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) are jointly purchasing four new Airbus H145 police helicopters – two for each federal state. The contract for the cross-border cooperation has now been awarded to the company Airbus. Joint procurement takes place via the Lower Saxony Logistics Center (LZN), which saves effort, time and money.... Read more

Wales Air Ambulance asks supporters to name newest aircraft

Wales Air Ambulance asks supporters to name newest aircraft

29-Aug-2023Source: Wales Air Ambulance

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity is calling for its supporters to have their say and vote for the aircraft registration of its newest addition to the fleet. In February this year, Wales Air Ambulance announced that Gama Aviation had successfully bid for the seven-year contract to provide aviation services to the air ambulance in Wales,... Read more

DRF upgrades Christoph 53 in Mannheim to 5-blade H145

DRF upgrades Christoph 53 in Mannheim to 5-blade H145

22-Aug-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

There was a change for the DRF Luftrettung station in Mannheim on August 13, 2023: A helicopter of the type H145 with five-blade rotor from Airbus Helicopters is now flying as Christoph 53. Immediately after replacing the previous machine with the new one at the station, the new Christoph 53 had a double assignment. For helicopter... Read more

Western Australia receive first Airbus H145

Western Australia receive first Airbus H145

31-Jul-2023Source: Government of Western Australia

A new era of aeronautical law enforcement has taken off following the arrival of the State’s first five-blade Airbus H145 helicopter.   The aviation asset is part of a $54.3million dollar State Government funded upgrade to the WA Police Force Air Wing fleet.   The investment includes $7.6 million for operating and maintenance costs, along... Read more

DART Aerospace received FAA STC for the H145 Fire Attack™ System

DART Aerospace received FAA STC for the H145 Fire Attack™ System

29-Jun-2023Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is proud to announce that it has received an FAA STC amendment, for the H145 Fire Attack™ System (FAS). This amendment now includes installation on D-2 and D-3 helicopter models as well as the previously approved C-2 model. The DART Aerospace H145 Fire Attack™ System, specifications are: – Capacity: 260 GAL (985 L)... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance Launch VR Helicopter Tour

Devon Air Ambulance Launch VR Helicopter Tour

2-Jun-2023Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) teams up with local business, View It 360 to offer virtual reality tours to the people of Devon. View It 360 supported DAA in the production of a full 360 degree tour of one of the charities lifesaving helicopters, providing incredible insight and access to the cockpit and other areas which... Read more

Suffolk County NY approves Airbus H145 purchase

Suffolk County NY approves Airbus H145 purchase

3-May-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Suffolk County legislators have this week approved the acquisition of an Airbus H145 in a fleet modernisation move, with the project priced at $13.1 million. Funding for the new aircraft is in three parts. $5 million was budgeted in 2021, an estimated $600K will be realised through the sale of their oldest helicopter in the... Read more

Kawasaki Delivers H145 to NMB-Minebea Thai

Kawasaki Delivers H145 to NMB-Minebea Thai

1-May-2023Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced its delivery of H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (“D-3”) to NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. in Thailand. This is the seventh D-3 delivery thus far and the first outside of Japan and is intended for use in transportation of the company’s group employees and related parties in Thailand. The D-3 is an improved version... Read more

Honduras Air Force to near-triple helicopter fleet

Honduras Air Force to near-triple helicopter fleet

21-Apr-2023Source: Jeremy Parkin - HeliHub.com

The Honduras Air Force will nearly triple its helicopter fleet following the confirmation this week of new orders. The Latin American country is to acquire six refurbished Bell Huey IIs and six new Airbus H145M helicopters. Currently the Honduras Air Force fleet consists of seven Bell 412SPs from an acquisition program of ten in 1988... Read more

Airbus hands over first two H145 helicopters to Bavarian Police

Airbus hands over first two H145 helicopters to Bavarian Police

21-Apr-2023Source: Helibras

Airbus has delivered the first two of eight five-bladed H145s to the Bavarian Police. These first two helicopters will be used in the training of pilots and crews which will begin shortly, ensuring a smooth transition from the current H135 fleet which has been in service for more than twelve years, to the larger H145... Read more

Sturgeon county makes Can$500K donation to STARS

Sturgeon county makes Can$500K donation to STARS

27-Mar-2023Source: STARS

STARS and Sturgeon County celebrated a monumental milestone at the STARS base in Edmonton. The county was recognized as the first municipality in central Alberta to contribute more than $500,000 to STARS and have its logo unveiled on one of STARS new H145 helicopters. While this milestone is new, the relationship between STARS and Sturgeon... Read more

Christoph Europa 5 flies new H145 in Niebüll

Christoph Europa 5 flies new H145 in Niebüll

24-Mar-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

Spring is finally here and with it the new H145 with five-blade rotor in Niebüll. Since March 20, Christoph Europa 5 has been in use with the latest technology currently available in rescue services. The new helicopter was already flown to Niebüll at the weekend and then had to be scaffolded: “We have heard so... Read more

Germany to buy 82 Airbus H145M helicopters

Germany to buy 82 Airbus H145M helicopters

21-Mar-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Business Insider are reporting that Germany is on the point of ordering 82 H145M helicopters from Airbus, 24 of them armed with anti-tank missiles.  This follows the rejection of further upgrades to their Tiger gunship fleet. The Germany military currently have a fleet of 51 Tigers, but only a fraction of those are operational at... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance expands its H145 fleet

Norwegian Air Ambulance expands its H145 fleet

15-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Ambulance is ordering two five-bladed H145s to be used for life-saving missions in Norway. “I would like to thank the Norwegian Air Ambulance for its continued trust in our helicopters to support their essential, life-saving missions,” said Thomas Hein, Head of Europe Region at Airbus Helicopters. “We’re proud that they are further... Read more

STARS completes fleet renewal with delivery of 10th H145

STARS completes fleet renewal with delivery of 10th H145

8-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

Canadian non-profit critical care provider STARS has taken delivery of its tenth Airbus H145 helicopter, marking the completion of its initial fleet renewal plans. An Airbus operator for nearly four decades, STARS exclusively entrusts its air medical missions to its fleet of H145s. “Introducing the H145 to the STARS fleet has greatly enhanced our ability to deliver life-saving care to patients in need from... Read more

GPMS Continues Foresight MX HUMS Expansion across Airbus Platforms

GPMS Continues Foresight MX HUMS Expansion across Airbus Platforms

7-Mar-2023Source: GPMS

GPMS International announced at HeliExpo 2023 that the FAA has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Foresight MX, the industry’s leading health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) on the Airbus AS350 B2 platform. Additionally, GPMS announced it has contracted with a HEMS operator to certify Foresight MX on the H145, and is working with... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives first five-blade Airbus H145

Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives first five-blade Airbus H145

1-Mar-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has today taken delivery of their first five-blade Airbus H145, registered G-YAAA, after a flight from Airbus Helicopter’s UK base at Oxford where it has been fitted out over the last six months. The second one of the two ordered by the charity arrived in the UK by road on 12th February... Read more

Gama Aviation concludes £65M Wales Air Ambulance contract negotiations

Gama Aviation concludes £65M Wales Air Ambulance contract negotiations

24-Feb-2023Source: Wales Air Ambulance

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has announced that its new aviation partner will be Gama Aviation Plc, following the conclusion of contract negotiations. (Editor note – Gama had been announced as the preferred bidder in November 2022) Gama Aviation has successfully bid for the seven-year contract to provide aviation services to the air ambulance in... 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

Kawasaki delivers H145 D3 to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki delivers H145 D3 to Central Helicopter Service

19-Jan-2023Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its delivery of H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (“D-3”) to Central Helicopter Service, Ltd.. This is the second D-3 delivered to the same company, and with the first D-3 it is intended for use in emergency medical services. Kawasaki has delivered 6 D-3s thus far. The D-3 is an improved version... Read more

Davenport Aviation expands with Airbus H145

Davenport Aviation expands with Airbus H145

16-Jan-2023Source: Davenport Aviation

Davenport Aviation continues to diversify its product line by adding the Airbus H145 helicopter to the United States General Services Administration (GSA) schedule. “We’re incredibly excited to add the H145 to our portfolio of Airbus products,” said Rob McMillin, Davenport’s VP of Aircraft and Aircraft Systems. “We look forward to working closely with Airbus Helicopters... 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

Georgia Border Police orders three Airbus H145s

Georgia Border Police orders three Airbus H145s

2-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Just before the Christmas break, a signing ceremony took place between the Georgia Border Police (part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in that former Soviet-bloc country) and Airbus Helicopters. Border Police head Nikoloz Sharadze, and Romain Lana – the Regional Sales Manager Eastern Europe and Central Asia for Airbus Helicopters – presided at the... Read more

Rega orders 12 more five-blade H145s to replace AW109SP fleet

Rega orders 12 more five-blade H145s to replace AW109SP fleet

6-Dec-2022Source: Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

Between 2024 and 2026, the Swiss Air-Rescue Rega is renewing its entire helicopter fleet and will in future rely on a uniform fleet consisting of 21 rescue helicopters of the latest five-blade version of the H145 type from the manufacturer Airbus Helicopters. Rega had already procured nine H145s with an innovative five-blade rotor in March of... Read more

Politician raises questions over Friuli Venezia Giulia Region rescue contract

Politician raises questions over Friuli Venezia Giulia Region rescue contract

30-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

A political controversy is being reported in Italy over the helicopter rescue contract in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.  The contract is held by Elifriulia using an Airbus H145 from a base at the main hospital in the town of Udine.  The contract covers a region of 3060 square miles, containing a population of just... Read more

SBI Leasing Services signs for an H145 from Kawasaki

SBI Leasing Services signs for an H145 from Kawasaki

22-Nov-2022Source: SBI Leasing

SBI Leasing Services, Ltd. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Mitsuo Kubota, President & CEO; hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a sales cooperation agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yasuhiko Hashimoto; hereinafter “Kawasaki Heavy Industries”). The Company has signed a sales cooperation... Read more

THC signs HCare In-Service contract for 20 H145s

THC signs HCare In-Service contract for 20 H145s

9-Nov-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover their fleet of 20 five-bladed H145 helicopters. The fleet of H145s was ordered in December 2021 and will be... Read more

DRF Luftrettung orders 2 Airbus H145s and Connected Services package

DRF Luftrettung orders 2 Airbus H145s and Connected Services package

9-Nov-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

At the European Rotors trade show, German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services  operator DRF Luftrettung has ordered two additional H145 helicopters and signed a contract covering the whole fleet with a tailored HDataPower pack from Airbus Helicopters’ Connected Services suite of data services. The two H145s are in addition to the current fleet of 15 H145s and three H135s... Read more

Safran signs SBH® support contract with The Helicopter and Jet Company

Safran signs SBH® support contract with The Helicopter and Jet Company

9-Nov-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with The Helicopter and Jet Company (THC) to support Arrano and Arriel engines powering its H160, H125 and H145 fleets. This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting more than 60 engines. The Helicopter and Jet Company currently operates a... Read more

Coptersafety full-flight simulators qualified to Level-D

Coptersafety full-flight simulators qualified to Level-D

9-Nov-2022Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety’s H145 D-2, CAE AW139, and TRU AW139 full-flight simulators were qualified to Level-D by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulator Program (NSP). A Level-D qualification is only assigned to full-flight simulators that meet the highest standards by the FAA. This is the first H145 D-2 simulator qualified by the FAA outside of the... Read more

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

5-Oct-2022Source: Ecocopter

 The new helicopters will gradually join one of the most modern fleets in the Southern Cone, which currently consists of 18 aircraft, all manufactured by Airbus. In a visit to the French aeronautical company’s facilities, the Ecocopter delegation saw in situ the manufacturing progress and closed the purchase of the helicopters that had already been... Read more

SAFE delivers EC145 Maintenance Stands to Riverside County Sheriff

SAFE delivers EC145 Maintenance Stands to Riverside County Sheriff

4-Oct-2022Source: SAFE Structure Designs

  S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the delivery of a custom EC145 maintenance stand set to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit.  This maintenance stand set is specific for the EC145 allowing access to all the components for routine and major maintenance.  These stands are lightweight and easy to move around. The custom... Read more

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso increases fleet with Entrol H45 FTD Level 7

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso increases fleet with Entrol H45 FTD Level 7

27-Sep-2022Source: Entrol

  Based on the H145 D3, this new device will be installed in their base in Mexico in the upcoming months, allowing all the team in Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to perform their training in-house. With this new simulator, Entrol pushes forward technological advancements and reaffirms its wish to fulfil the needs of its customers everywhere.... Read more

Entrol installs H145 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator in Japan

Entrol installs H145 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator in Japan

9-Sep-2022Source: Entrol

  In collaboration with ANA Trading Corp, Entrol has installed an H145/BK-117 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator in Japan for Aero Asahi, one of the biggest helicopter operators in Japan. The simulator features a replica of the Helionix© integrated avionics, a spherical visual system with six projectors, a vibration system, forward-looking camera based on FLIR©,... Read more

Where now for helicopter support of offshore wind farms in Europe?

Where now for helicopter support of offshore wind farms in Europe?

2-Sep-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The use of helicopters to support offshore wind farms in Europe is in a state of flux. In years past, Babcock flew EC135s from both Lowestoft on the east coast of the UK and from Sandscale Heliport on the west cost – but both locations are now quiet.  The Sandscale operation in Cumbria was terminated... Read more

NHV loses Ørsted wind farm contract

NHV loses Ørsted wind farm contract

2-Sep-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Belgian based operator NHV has ceased its helicopter services in support of Ørsted’s Borssele 1+2 Offshore Wind farm off the Netherlands coast. Following an initial two year contract from 1st May 2020, the subsequent 12 month extension(s) were side-stepped by a four month agreement to 31 August 2022 and then not renewed. Ørsted have elected... Read more

DRF Bremen base updates from EC145 to H145

DRF Bremen base updates from EC145 to H145

18-Aug-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  End of an era: DRF Luftrettung is decommissioning the last EC145 in the fleet. It will be replaced at the Bremen station by a state-of-the-art H145, which has been in use as Christoph Weser since today . The glass cockpit of the new machine with large screens, a powerful autopilot and a new interior concept in the... Read more

Airbus and VRM Switzerland to develop H145 Virtual Reality simulator

Airbus and VRM Switzerland to develop H145 Virtual Reality simulator

27-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus Helicopters and VRM Switzerland are co-developing a Virtual Reality (VR) training device for the twin-engine H145 helicopter. This innovative new training tool will offer H145 operators an affordable, compact training solution with realistic flight behaviour and full-body immersion, as well as the 3D vision and high resolution scenery of VR technology. VRM Switzerland... Read more

Rhineland-Palatinate order H145s for police force

Rhineland-Palatinate order H145s for police force

22-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  The Ministry of Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate has ordered two five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the police helicopters squadron in Winningen. The first delivery is planned for Q1 2024. “We’d like... Read more

Rega takes over Geneva EMS operation

Rega takes over Geneva EMS operation

11-Jul-2022Source: Rega

  Swiss Air-Rescue Rega is delighted with the agreement that was signed today by the State Council of the Canton of Geneva. This agreement between Canton Geneva, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and Rega marks the continuation of a decades-long partnership for the benefit of patients and will further improve aeromedical care for the local population.... Read more

HTM and Entrol conduct a flight test campaign for H145 D-3

HTM and Entrol conduct a flight test campaign for H145 D-3

7-Jul-2022Source: Entrol

  According to Luis Olarte, Entrol’s CEO, “It became clear quite quickly that many of our customers would switch to the new five-blade model and that other operators would also rely on this aircraft in the future. The demand for a high-quality flight simulator was correspondingly high”. “We are therefore extremely pleased to have a... Read more

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

4-Jul-2022

  Together with patients and supporters, STARS officially welcomed the new Airbus H145 helicopter to its Edmonton base today. The new aircraft model is part of a landmark initiative to replace STARS’ fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about commemorating with our community allies the arrival of a new fleet that will serve patients across Alberta for decades... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

1-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various research projects all aimed at improving Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. For more than 40 years, the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation... Read more

STARS adds H145 to serve Northern Alberta and the Peace Region

STARS adds H145 to serve Northern Alberta and the Peace Region

26-May-2022Source: STARS

  Together with patients, crew and supporters, STARS officially welcomed its new Airbus H145 helicopter to Northern Alberta and the Peace Region today. The new aircraft model, which will fly missions from STARS’ Grande Prairie base, is part of an initiative to replace and renew the non-profit air ambulance’s fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about celebrating the fact... Read more

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

24-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Currently test flying with Airbus Helicopters in Germany is this H145 in the colours of the Royal Oman Police (ROP), although the number of aircraft is not yet known.  This is the operator’s first Airbus product and could be a foot in the door to other Airbus products in due course.  The Omani flag is... Read more

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

14-Apr-2022Source: STARS

STARS’ fleet renewal capital campaign has received a major boost with a $1.5 million gift from Birchcliff Energy, helping to secure a new H145 helicopter to serve the Grande Prairie region. The Keep the Fight in Flight campaign launched in 2018 across Western Canada to renew STARS’ aging aircraft fleet with new Airbus H145 helicopters,... Read more

Dart to certify Fire Attack® System on five-bladed H145

Dart to certify Fire Attack® System on five-bladed H145

13-Apr-2022Source: DART Aerospace

Japan Aerospace Corporation (JAC) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have signed an agreement with DART Aerospace to design and certify a fire attack® system for the new five-bladed H145//BK117D-3. The partnership came at the request of DART representative JAC to market a fire attack® system for the H145 helicopter in Japan. KHI, who will assemble... Read more

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

5-Apr-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have acquired and committed to a further five next generation helicopters. These additional aircraft bring their total Joint Venture (JV) portfolio to 38 units valued at over US$420 million – a doubling in size in less than two years from... Read more

Air Corporate acquires simulators from Entrol

Air Corporate acquires simulators from Entrol

31-Mar-2022Source: Entrol

Air Corporate, one of the biggest operators in Italy, has completed the purchase of two FTD Level 3 simulators based on the H125 and H145 helicopters. With bases throughout Italy in places like Roma, Milano, Rimini or Verona, Air Corporate accumulates more than 35,000 flight hours in more than 60,000 different missions. Both simulators will... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

30-Mar-2022Source: ÖAMTC Air Rescue

To meet increasing demand, ÖAMTC Air Rescue’s technical services division – HeliAir – has expanded their services to include maintenance for Airbus’s H145 helicopters. Having successfully completed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s certification process at the end of 2021, HeliAir now fulfills all legal requirements to maintenance the H145 for customers throughout Europe. “Every... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

15-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered nine five-bladed Airbus H145s to replace its current four-bladed versions. Rega’s new H145s will come equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system that will enhance the mission capabilities and the safety of operations. “We are very grateful to open another chapter in the relationship between our two organisations with... Read more

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

12-Mar-2022Source: Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight has just signed an order for its first five-bladed H145 helicopter as part of a fleet renewal and expansion project to support an increased need for critical care transportation in New England.“The H145 has been a proven and efficient platform for us to carry out critical life-saving flights when time is of the... Read more

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

10-Mar-2022Source: Ecocopter

Ecocopter has ordered three H125s and one H145 to be used for aerial work missions in a variety of industrial sectors. The helicopters will be delivered by the end of 2022 and mid-2023 respectively, and will join Ecocopter’s fleet of 18 helicopters, solely composed of Airbus aircraft, and which carry out operations in Chile, Peru... Read more

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