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First H160 for the Latin American market - Apr/06/2018, 10:14PM

Posted on April 3, 2018; Airbus Helicopters Press Release
Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for one H160 with an undisclosed customer in Brazil for private and business aviation operations.

This order, the first from a Latin American customer, came after a flight demonstration in Marignane, France, where the customer experienced first-hand the step-change in passenger...Read More

Agrarflug Helilift buys EC225 - Mar/30/2018, 7:34PM

29 Mar, 18, Source: HeliHub.com
German operator Agrarflug Helilift has bought an Airbus H225. The aircraft was the consecutive registration to the H225 which had the accident off Bergen in Norway in April 2016, and was shown on the local Norwegian Aircraft register as owned by “Sparebank 1 SR-Finans AS”. Sparebank1 is a consortium of Norwegian banks...

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Kopter signs with Paradise Helicopters - Mar/06/2018, 7:47PM

4 Mar, 18, Source: Kopter
Kopter Group AG announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement with Paradise Helicopters for the purchase of four (4) SH09 helicopters to be delivered after the helicopter is awarded FAA certification expected around end of 2019.

This signature took place at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas between the Chief Executive Officer of Kopter, Andreas...Read More

Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s - Mar/06/2018, 7:45PM

4 Mar, 18, Source: Airbus Helicopters
Babcock is set to become the global launch customer for the H160 after signing a five year frame agreement for the purchase of a fleet of H160s. The fleet of H160s is destined for EMS and other critical services missions starting in Europe and to be deployed progressively across Babcock’s bases worldwide.

“The H160 was a natural choice for...Read More

Sikorsky Authorizes Thai Aviation Services - Mar/06/2018, 7:44PM

5 Mar, 18, Source: Lockheed Martin
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has authorized Thai Aviation Services to operate as the first Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Thailand. The announcement came at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo Trade Show & Exposition.

This new Customer Support Center comes soon after Thai Aviation Services...Read More

Pegaso returns to the H175 with new order - Mar/06/2018, 7:43PM

5 Mar, 18, Source: Airbus Helicopters
Mexican Oil&Gas operator Transportes Aéreos Pegaso has signed for an additional H175, bringing to four the number of orders it has placed for this super-medium. Delivered in the summer of 2016, the first aircraft has been performing crew change missions for geo-seismic vessels. A second H175 will be delivered in the spring of 2018 to serve one of...Read More

Lobo Leasing and Titan Helicopter enter into lease agreement for AW139 - Feb/20/2018, 6:37PM

Posted on February 20, 2018; Lobo Leasing Press Release

Lobo Leasing Limited, a leading worldwide helicopter leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, has announced the completion of a helicopter leasing transaction with international operator Titan Helicopter Group (THG) for one offshore-configured AW139 helicopter...

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First EMS AW169 launched in the Nordics - Feb/14/2018, 12:01AM

12 Feb, 18, Source: Nordic Rotors
Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance (BSAA) is pleased to announce that it has launched the very first state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter in active Emergency Medical Service (EMS) duty in the Nordics. The helicopter is operated on behalf of Region Jämtland Härjedalen and it replaces the AS365N2 “Dauphin” that the company has operated in the region since 2006...Read More

Leonardo grows in Indonesia with new helicopter orders and deliveries - Feb/09/2018, 9:51AM

Posted on February 8, 2018; Leonardo Press Release

Indonesia remains a strong growth market for Leonardo thanks to a new order in the country for two light intermediate AW169s intended for corporate transport. The helicopters, the first of this model ordered in Indonesia, will be delivered by the end of 2018.

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Asahi Broadcasting Corporation chooses AW169 - Feb/09/2018, 9:48AM

7 Feb, 18, Source: Leonardo
Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169 and AW139 helicopter models, announced today the signing of a contract with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for one AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, replacing an older model, will be used to perform electronic newsgathering (ENG) operations, with entry...Read More

Follow-on Bell 412 order for Philippine Air Force - Feb/08/2018, 1:39PM

6 Feb, 18, Source: Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces today the signature of a purchase agreement with the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) for 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters that will be operated by the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

The 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters, fully configured and equipped with advanced features, are being...Read More

Bell delivers first 505 Jet Ranger in Asia Pacific region - Feb/08/2018, 1:37PM

6 Feb, 18,
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to Nautilus Aviation. These are the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters delivered into the Asia Pacific region, where Bell expects to see the highest demand globally for the new 505s...

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Omni returns H225 to operation for Total E&P - Feb/04/2018, 12:50PM

Posted on February 2, 2018; Omni Táxi Aéreo Press Release

Omni Táxi Aéreo has signed a contract with Total E&P for passenger transportation and medical evacuation (medevac) coverage in Lapa’s Field, at Santos Basin...

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Omni signs contract with Dommo Energia - Feb/04/2018, 12:48PM

Posted on January 29, 2018; Omni Táxi Aéreo Press Release

Omni Táxi Aéreo will transport Dommo Energia’s passengers to its floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels and rig, at Tubarão Martelo field, located south of Campos Basin, in Brazil....

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AW139 re-enters service with Everett - Feb/01/2018, 4:50PM

31st January 2018 - 02:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team RSS
Everett Aviation has re-introduced its AW139 helicopter to its fleet, the company announced on 30 January.
The company previously operated the AW139 for crew transport and search and rescue for international oil companies.
Everett’s AW139 has now re-entered service, operating for Statoil from Everett’s private oil...Read More

Heli Union increases AW139 fleet through leasing - Jan/20/2018, 9:46AM

January 19, 2018; Heli Union Press Release

Heli Union has received one Leonardo AW139 helicopter to support its offshore helicopter operations in Gabon. The market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter is leased from a renowned helicopter leasing company.

The leased helicopter will operate on a new contract in Gabon for offshore passenger crew change from Port Gentil...Read More

Babcock premieres first AW169 ambulance service in Nordic region - Jan/17/2018, 12:14PM

January 17, 2018; Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance Press Release
As the first operator in the Nordic countries, Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance (BSAA) announced on Jan. 16 that its state-of-the-art Leonardo AW169 is now in active ambulance service.

The helicopter is operated on behalf of Region Jamtland Harjedalen, and it replaces the former AS365 Dauphin that the company has...Read More

Falcon Aviation and Leonardo partner for new helicopter offshore and onshore contract for Kuwait Oil Company - Jan/17/2018, 12:13PM

January 17, 2018; Falcon Aviation Press Release
Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation companies specializing in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, confirmed on Jan. 17 at the Kuwait Aviation Show that three new Leonardo AW169 helicopters (signed for at the recent Dubai Airshow) will be deployed on a five-year contract with The Kuwait Oil Company (...Read More

Wiking commences UK windfarm operations with H145 - Jan/12/2018, 4:10PM

12 Jan, 18, Source: HeliHub.com
Turkish-owned German-based operator Wiking Helikopter Service has started its wind farm support contract in the UK. Airbus H145 D-HOAE has been ferried from Emden in Germany across the North Sea to Norwich on 7th January. Later the same day it positioned to its new base at Great Oakley Airfield, near Harwich.

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Ultimate Heli deploys 2 Bell 412EPs to Antarctica for scientific support - Jan/08/2018, 10:32AM

January 8, 2018; Ultimate Heli Press Release
Ultimate Heli is a provider of helicopter services, supplying the safest and most efficient helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, advanced helicopter training, utility helicopters, and helicopter support worldwide.

Ultimate Heli has announced that it has deployed two Bell 412EPs to Antarctica. The helicopters and crews departed...Read More

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