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In a delivery ceremony held at Airbus Helicopters in Germany, Airbus Helicopters handed over the first aircraft of this new version of the EC135 family. Launch customer Aiut Alpin Dolomites is a mountain rescue operator in Italy already operating an EC135. “The increased performance of the EC135 T3/P3 will bring additional power reserves, which gives us a higher safety margin. This is crucial for...Read more
AS350 B3 Bolivian cableway
(See below for Spanish version) Earlier this year, the city of La Paz in Bolivia launched the world’s longest urban aerial cable-car system, a veritable subway in the sky that has brought relief to millions of the city’s commuters who had faced increasingly longer commutes in mini-buses, taxis and cars on La Paz’s narrow congested streets. An alternative to costlier and less practical public...Read more
The latest EC145 family member – the EC145 T2 – has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The type certificate paves the way for the first deliveries on U.S ground which are scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. Since the certification of the EC145 T2 by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in April, five machines have been delivered to three customers...Read more
Helibras this month launched construction of its new training and simulation center (CTS) for EC225 and EC725 operators in Rio de Janeiro. The initiative is part of the company’s contract with Brazil’s Ministry of Defense to provide EC725 helicopters to the Armed Forces with training and support. T he center is expected to be ready for operation in the first semester of 2015. It will house a...Read more
Helitech 2014
Today marks the final day of Helitech International 2014. Check out this highlights video for a look at what went on at the Airbus Helicopters booth during the three-day show.Read more