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Airbus offers H145 alternate gross weight option

Airbus offers H145 alternate gross weight option

A new H145 option has been revealed, offering an alternative gross weight of 3,800kg. The option adds up to 100kg more load to better serve law enforcement, para-public or military missions. The new option will allow for transport more fuel,

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Tokyo MPD becomes first Japanese H215 operator

Tokyo MPD becomes first Japanese H215 operator

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has signed an agreement to purchase one H215, becoming the first H215 operator in Japan. The rotorcraft will be delivered in time for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, joining MPDs  fleet of 14 helicopters.

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Airbus launches corporate helicopters brand

Airbus launches corporate helicopters brand

Airbus unveils a new brand, Airbus Corporate Helicopters, that it hopes will enable it to better target and serve business and private buyers of rotary craft. The division will follow in the path of its fixed-wing cousin in the aircraft

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Beijing 999 gets first H145 for Chinese SAR

Beijing 999 gets first H145 for Chinese SAR

Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Centre, a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, has agreed to purchase one Airbus H145 to be used for emergency medical and search and rescue (SAR) operations. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery in 2019 and

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Milestone places €200 million order with Airbus Helicopters

Milestone places €200 million order with Airbus Helicopters

Milestone has placed a €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H145, H135 and H175’s. The aircraft will be deployed into EMS and other parapublic segments, with delivery expected to begin in mid-2017. Milestone has a fleet of over

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NHV awarded North Sea offshore contract by Ithaca Energy

NHV awarded North Sea offshore contract by Ithaca Energy

The NHV Group has been awarded a new contract with Ithaca Energy UK to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming drilling project at the Harrier Well in Block 30/6 in the North Sea. The operations are expected to

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Airbus delivered 60 new helicopters in 2016

Airbus delivered 60 new helicopters in 2016

Airbus Helicopters delivered 60 new helicopters to both the civil and parapublic markets in 2016. This represents 50% of all North American helicopter deliveries for the year. Both Airbus Helicopters Inc and Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd booked 64 orders for new aircraft,

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Moody’s downgrades CHC Group following Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

Moody’s downgrades CHC Group following Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded CHC Group’s probability of default rating to D-PD (definitive probability of default) from a more favourable Ca-PD rating. The action follows CHC’s announcement that it, along with its wholly-owned subsidiary CHC Helicopter it has

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Airbus offers “full support” to Norwegian EC225 crash investigation team

Airbus offers “full support” to Norwegian EC225 crash investigation team

Airbus Helicopters has said that it will provide its “full support” to the team from the Accident Investigation Board Norway that has been tasked with investigating the crash of one of its EC225 Super Puma helicopters last Friday (29 April)

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