Contracted by U.S. Department of Defense for passenger transport, training, vertical replenishment and casualty evacuation missions around the world. First leased from Milestone and ERA
The helicopters are also used under contract by U.S. Forest Service
As of 2019, Air Center owns 17 second-hand EC225 helicopters, 10 of which are in service with the U.S. military. The remaining seven will enter operation in March 2020. Further 11 leased from Milestone for delivery in 2021/2022.
As of August 2022, 16 helicopters are in use.
USAF Selects Air Center H225 for Offshore Rescue, 23-Aug-22 : #rescue The US Air Force (USAF) training its Pararescuemen (PJ) on the Airbus H225 / EC225 helicopter operated by Texas-based company Air Center for real-life offshore rescue operations
Eleven More H225 for Air Center Helicopters, 10-Feb-21 : #leasing Air Center Helicopters Inc (ACHI) leased 11 EC225/H225 helicopters from Milestone Aviation. Will be delivered in 2021/22 for utility, training and transport missions for U.S. government contract operations ( VERTREP, CASEVAC, MEDEVAC )
H225 Transports NASA Astronauts after Splashdown, 12-Aug-20 : #CrewDragon An Air Center Helicopters EC225 transported NASA SpaceX crew dragon Demo-2 astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken from the recovery ship Go Navigator to Naval Air Station Pensacola after their splashdown off the coast of Florida
HCare Support Contract for Air Center EC225 Fleet, 31-Oct-19 : #Maintenance Private contractor Air Center Helicopters (ACH) from Texas signed for Airbus’ HCare parts-by-the-hour support to cover 10 of the 17 second-hand EC225LP. These helicopters are currently contracted by U.S. Department of Defense for passenger transport, training, vertical replenishment and casualty evacuation missions around the world
EC225 in Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian, 16-Sep-19 : #HurricaneDorian A Strategic Response Partners (SRP) teams arrived to Bahamas to evaluate the impacts of the massive oil spill that occurred due to the Hurricane Dorian
EC225 Now Used to Resupply US Navy’ Ships, 10-Jun-19 : #replenishment The H225 “Megatron”, an EC225LP operated by Air Center Helicopters, replaced the old SA330 Puma aboard the US Navy’ resupply ship USNS Amelia Earheart
Heli-One to Support Air Center Helicopters’ H225, 05-Dec-18 : #H225 Heli-One, CHC MRO provider, signed multi-year parts-by-the-hour (PBH) contract to support Air Center Helicopters’ H225 / EC225LP fleet