EC175 related

A team of six technicians working for Russian helicopter operator UTair gathers closely around the EC175 full-size maintenance training helicopter installed at Airbus Helicopters Training Services in Marignane, France. Their attention is focused on mechanics instructor Yann A., as he explains the effect of tension on the aircraft's electrical network, one of several subjects covered in the day’s...Leer más
The first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 rotorcraft has received airworthiness certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling launch pilots to be trained with this high-fidelity system. “Safety and support are of the utmost importance to Airbus Helicopters. Our introduction of these training systems responds to customers’ needs and...Leer más
EC175 Hot Weather Campaign
The EC175 set off last week by Antonov for a six-week campaign in the United States to test its flight performance in high and hot environments. Successful completion of the tests will enable Airbus Helicopters to expand the helicopter’s flight envelope in extremely high temperatures and at high altitudes. “The heights and temperatures we will test are higher than those at which the helicopter is...Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
Following its successful demo tour in the North Sea, the EC175 headed to NHV in Ostend, Belgium for three days of demonstration flights. In total, five flights were held carrying passengers such as NHV shareholders, investors, and Search and Rescue pilots. Listen to Annabelle De Witte, HSE Manager for Senvion Benelux, Remco Siemerink, SAR base manager, and Bart Sinnaeve, senior pilot, share their...Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
Stavanger, Norway
The EC175 completed its North Sea demo tour on a misty day in Stavanger, Norway, following stops in Aberdeen, Scotland and Norwich, England. Pilots and representatives from oil companies and offshore and EMS operators took to the air against a backdrop of the area's striking seaside cliffs. Five flights were held in total. Watch the video to hear what representatives of CHC and BP/Talisman had to...Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
Watch highlights from the EC175's three-day stop in Aberdeen, Scotland. Hear what test pilots from CHC and Bristow had to say about their experience after flying the aircraft for the first time. Also listen to comments from some key stakeholders in Aberdeen such as Jake Malloy and John Taylor from the two main unions, Les Linklater from Step Change in Safety, and Chris Allen from Petrofac.Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour, Aberdeen stop
The EC175 has been stationed in Aberdeen, Scotland for the past two days as part of the EC175 North Sea Demo Tour following its successful visit to Norwich, England. On Tuesday, May 20, the most influential press from the Aberdeen area and several key trade media toured around the aircraft and gained an appreciation of the qualities it has to offer, from its operational capability to its economic...Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
Airbus Helicopters' EC175 North Sea Demo Tour got off to a flying start yesterday in Norwich, England. A total of four demo flights took place carrying a number of customers and oil and gas company representatives. Three experienced Bristow pilots were the first to take to the air, spending around one and a half hours in flight. Hear what these pilots had to say about their experiences in the...Leer más
The EC175’s maximum take-off weight (MTOW) has risen to 7,800 kg, offering an additional payload of 300 kg or an additional 40 nautical miles radius of action. The extended MTOW provides additional operational flexibility – particularly in highly demanding oil and gas heli-lift operations, and for missions to oil rigs that are located increasingly further off-shore. Certification of the extended...Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
The EC175 starts a three-nation North Sea demonstration tour, with stops in England, Scotland and Norway, to exhibit its outstanding Category A performance and its mission capabilities for the oil and gas sector. “Seeing is believing, and this latest EC175 demonstration tour will enable North Sea oil and gas operators, oil companies and industry workers’ unions to experience and appreciate the...Leer más