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EC175's first months on the job with NHV
First reports back from NHV about the EC175’s entry into service show that the helicopter is performing above expectations for a new aircraft, with 88 percent availability. Less than one week after NHV received their first two EC175s on December 11, 2014, the aircraft entered operation, performing oil & gas crew change missions in the North Sea. During the nearly two-month period between...Read more
APL helps Malaysia’s flood victims with the AS350 B3e and EC135 T2e
In December 2014, Malaysia experienced its worst flooding in decades. More than 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes. Cut off from food supplies as rising floodwaters prevented almost all land transport, they desperately waited for help. It arrived in the air: thanks to many Malaysian helicopter operators including APL, with its AS350 B3e and EC135 T2e. After days of torrential rain,...Read more
Dakar is known as the world’s toughest off-road race. In the skies and unseen by the TV cameras, this spectacle – which takes place from January 4-17, 2015 – is followed by seven Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil AS350 B3s. These helicopters provide spectacular images of the event and have an even more important role to play if one of the competitors gets hurt. A race over 9,000 kilometers: cars,...Read more
 Helibras delivers first four modernized Fennec helicopters to the Brazilian Army
Helibras has delivered the first four upgraded Fennec helicopters to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command. These AS550 A2 and AS350 L1 aircraft are part of a modernization contract for 36 Fennec and Ecureuils belonging to the Brazilian Army. The completed helicopters now have a new glass cockpit, 2-axis autopilot, new communication and navigation systems, a digital backup system, improved pilot...Read more
On December 11 Airbus Helicopters handed over the first two EC175 helicopters to Belgian operator NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea. Watch the video of the double handover ceremony held in Marignane, France, and the first flight of the aircraft under NHV ownership.Read more