Airbus Helicopters delivers first of three H145s to Pacific Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters delivers first of three H145s to Pacific Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of three H145 helicopters to Pacific Helicopters in Papua New Guinea. The first H145, leased from Waypoint Leasing, has arrived in the Eastern Highlands Provincial capital of Goroka, following final reassembly at Airbus Group

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Second H160 prototype flies

Second H160 prototype flies

The second Airbus Helicopters H160 prototype has begun test flying at Marignane and has joined the first H160 in the program. The second H160 performed its first ground run on 18th December 2015. The second prototype is the first H160

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Airbus Helicopters maintains its market lead

Airbus Helicopters maintains its market lead

Airbus Helicopters delivered 395 rotorcraft from the company’s civil, parapublic and military product lines in 2015, strengthening its leading position on the civil & parapublic market. Meanwhile, the company booked 383 orders – adjusted to 333 due to contract amendments

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Airbus Helicopters raises the MTOW of the H145 to 3,700kg

Airbus Helicopters raises the MTOW of the H145 to 3,700kg

EASA has certificated an increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) for the Airbus Helicopters H145. The helicopter can carry an extra 50kg, raising the MTOW to a total of 3.7 metric tons. It will be available for customers in early 2016.

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AS365 N3+ enters service with the Lithuanian Armed Forces

AS365 N3+ enters service with the Lithuanian Armed Forces

The AS365 N3+ has entered service for the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The helicopters are being used for countrywide search and rescue missions with around-the-clock availability. Following the first two deliveries in June and September 2015, Air Force pilots, rescue workers

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PhilJets orders a H130

PhilJets orders a H130

PhilJets Group has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters for one H130 light helicopter. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery in June 2016. “As a fast growing aviation start-up, our ambitious growth strategy needs to be fully supported by one

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Bell delivers 407GXP to Air Methods

Bell delivers 407GXP to Air Methods

Bell Helicopter has delivered a EMS configured 407GXP to Air Methods. This is the first Bell 407GXP of many to be delivered over the next ten years. Bell Helicopter and Air Methods commemorated the delivery at a special ceremony at

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Third Aircrane to join State of Victoria bushfire protection

Third Aircrane to join State of Victoria bushfire protection

Kestrel Aviation will take a third S-64E Aircrane heli-tanker to support firefighting efforts in the State of Victoria, Australia. “We are proud to help protect the lives and homes of Victoria’s residents during the peak of their fire season.” Andy

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Mark Kelly joins Lobo Leasing as new EVP and managing director

Mark Kelly joins Lobo Leasing as new EVP and managing director

Mark Kelly has joined Lobo Leasing as executive vice president and managing director. He will be based in Lobo’s global headquarters in Dublin and will report to Lobo CEO, Bill Wolf. Kelly will have oversight of the company’s global commercial

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Shaanxi Province orders an Airbus Helicopters H155

Shaanxi Province orders an Airbus Helicopters H155

China’s Shaanxi Provincial Public Security Department has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters for one H155 medium helicopter. The aircraft will be delivered early and 2017, and will be used for police, law enforcement and other public services. “The H155

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