News about Airbus Helicopters as350



Hybrid Electric H130 Helicopter in 2020, 22-Jun-19 : Paris Air Show 2019 Airbus, Thales and the French Ministry for Transport (DGAC) to perform first flight of hybrid light helicopter demonstrator in 2020. A modified H130/EC130T2 will power its rotor system for up to 30 seconds without the use of the main gas turbine

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Has New H130, 03-Jun-19 : Far North Queensland tourism operator Nautilus Aviation based in Port Douglas, in partnership with the Quicksilver Group, received first of two new EC130T2/H130 sightseeing elicopters

NASA’s Mars 2020 LVS Tested on Death Valley, 30-May-19 : #Mars2020 An AS350 helicopter tested an engineering model of the Lander Vision System (LVS) at Death Valley in California. The LVS will help guide NASA’s next Mars mission, scheduled for 2020, to a safe touchdown

Vanderbilt LifeFlight at Murfreesboro Airport, 28-May-19 : #ambulance Tennessee’ Vanderbilt LifeFlight #5, an H130/EC130T2 operated by Air Methods which has been based in Rutherford County since 2012, has a new home in a leased 3,500 square feet hangar at Murfreesboro Airport

Garmin Radar Altimeter for AS350, 28-May-19 : #RadarAltimeter SPAES from Germany installed a Garmin radar altimeter GRA 5500 in the tail boom of AS350 helicopter. It is connected to the GDU 620 display unit of the Garmin G500 flight display suite

First H125 with Digital Logcards Goes to Norway, 24-May-19 : #logcards Norwaegian’ Helitrans received first H125 / AS350B3e with digital logcards to manage the maintenance history of the aircraft

Right Hand H125 Cargo Pod for H125/AS350, 16-May-19 : #CargoPod Oceania Aviation approved as an Airbus Supplier and close to get Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) amendment for its Cargo Pod been use in right-hand side of H125/AS350 helicopters

Fighting Poaching in Africa with the H125, 02-May-19 : #AntiPoaching In Namibia and Botswana, government agencies are using the H125 / AS350B3e helicopter to fight the surge in wildlife crimes

H130 Flotation System Approved by FAA and EASA, 15-Apr-19 : #flotation DART’ Emergency Float System (EFS) for the EC130B4 and EC130T2/H130 received STC approvals from both Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Canadian certification was granted last year

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s New H125 From Metro, 08-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida received a new H125 outfitted by Metro Aviation with rescue hoist, LoJack system integration for the recovery of stolen vehicles and NVG compatible avionics

Forest Helicopters Upgrades to H125, 06-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Ontario operator Forest Helicopter ordered an H125 from Airbus Helicopters Canada during Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta

Lifesaving AS350/EC130 Crash Resistant Fuel Tank, 05-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Air Zermatt to be European launch customer of the Robertson Fuel System’ retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the AS350 and EC130 helicopters

Emergency Float System for the H130, 14-Feb-19 : #floats The Emergency Float System (EFS) for EC130B4 and EC130T2/H130 received approval certification by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCAA)

Helicopter Safari in Africa, 31-Jan-19 : #Safari Nearly 4,000 tourists a year fly in helicopter safaris throughout sub-Saharan Africa with Tropic Air Kenya

Certifications for AS350/AS355 Heli Utility Basket, 12-Dec-18 : #baskets DART Aerospace received Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) updates from Canada (TCCA), USA (FAA) and Europe (EASA) for its latest additions to their AS350/AS355 Heli-Utility-Basket

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