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George Xu appointed CEO of Airbus China

George Xu appointed CEO of Airbus China

🕔12:52, 11.Jan 2018

George Xu will be rejoining Airbus as the head of its China business. Xu (pictured) will be heading up all helicopter and commercial aircraft operations in China. He was previously chairman of the company’s final assembly line for the A320,

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Airbus delivers H125 to TransCanada

Airbus delivers H125 to TransCanada

🕔13:01, 4.Jan 2018

Airbus has delivered an H125 to Toronto energy firm TransCanada PipeLines. TransCanada PipeLines builds and maintains a 91,500 km network of gas pipelines, which supplies more than 25% of the natural gas used across North America. The H125 is the

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CityAirbus ready for electric propulsion tests

CityAirbus ready for electric propulsion tests

🕔12:52, 20.Dec 2017

Airbus has completed and powered on its on-ground test bench for its upcoming VTOL CityAirbus, readying the aircraft for electric propulsion verification testing. The first full electric test bench for CityAirbus will be able to operate the aircraft’s propulsion systems,

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Airbus Helicopter CEO moves to commercial

Airbus Helicopter CEO moves to commercial

🕔13:14, 18.Dec 2017

Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury will succeed Fabrice Brégier as the president of Airbus commercial aircraft as part of a management shakeup within the group. Brégier will be stepping down as the president and COO in February 2018. Faury’s successor will

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Airbus completes Project Eagle flight test

Airbus completes Project Eagle flight test

🕔12:49, 15.Dec 2017

Airbus has completed the in-flight validation of its experimental on-board image processing system named Project Eagle. The system is designed to perform automatic approaches and landing in challenging conditions and will be integrated on future Airbus vertical take-off and landing

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Waypoint: super-mediums challenged by legacy S-92s

Waypoint: super-mediums challenged by legacy S-92s

🕔12:44, 12.Dec 2017

Irish lessor Waypoint has released a study that shows that used S-92s are a more competitive option for oil and gas operations than new super-medium helicopters. The study found that the cost per seat-mile (CSM) for a used S-92 (costing

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HTM takes delivery of 150th H145

HTM takes delivery of 150th H145

🕔13:37, 16.Nov 2017

Heliccopter Travel Munich (HTM) has taken delivery of the 150th Airbus H145 from the manufacturer. The German operator will fly the new rotorcraft on support missions for offshore windfarms in the German Bight. The H145 will operate out of HTM’s bases

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Falcon Aviation signs agreement for three H160s

Falcon Aviation signs agreement for three H160s

🕔15:52, 15.Nov 2017

Falcon Aviation has signed a new memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Dubai Airshow for three additional Airbus H160s. This is an extension on the operators original letter of intent (LOI) signed in May 2016. “We took the decision to

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StandardAero acquires Vector Aerospace

StandardAero acquires Vector Aerospace

🕔15:48, 6.Nov 2017

StandardAero has finalised the purchase of Vector Aerospace from Airbus. The merger will become one of the largest global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firms in the world. Airbus put Vector, an MRO subsidiary and helicopter lessor, up for sale

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Airbus debuts third H160 prototype

Airbus debuts third H160 prototype

🕔13:20, 16.Oct 2017

The third Airbus H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters last week. The supermedium class helicopter will be undertaking certification activities and flight testing, and is due for launch in 2019 in air transport and oil

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