Airbus is extending its advanced data analytics tool in the aviation community to the defense market with the launch of SmartForce. SmartForce suite of services to be launched by Airbus Defence and Space together with Airbus Helicopters will enable military operators to exploit the data gathered by their aircraft to enhance operational safety, boost mission availability and reduce maintenance support costs
Following the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between France and Ukraine on 8 June, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters. The 55 aircraft include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125 for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the country
The first pre-production of Airbus H160 helicopter has been fitted with its rear fuselage, comprising the tail boom and tail assembly, the company announced Friday. The Airbus Helicopters H160 (formerly known under the designation of "X4") is an in-development, medium-lift, multi-role helicopter
The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 20 H145M military helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon management for its military modernisation programme Zrinyi 2026. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will provide training and support package, Airbus said in a statement Friday
Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), bringing JCGs H225 fleet to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family
Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS), at the highest level of interoperability (LOI°5). The companies carried out test flights with the support of the Austrian Armaments and Defence Technology Agency
Airbus Helicopters has received a contract to deliver 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army for $116 million. The contract is the companys second this year, highlighting the US Armys confidence and growth capability of the Lakota program
Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters worth more than Euro 3 Billion during DIMDEX 2018 exhibition in Qatar. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport configuration and 12 NH90s in naval configuration, will support the countrys plan to modernise their military helicopter fleet
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a $273 million worth contract for procurement of 35 UH-72A Lakotas, a light utility helicopter, for the US Army, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The Lakota platform is a versatile and highly capable twin-engine aircraft with a modern digital glass cockpit, flight controls and navigation systems
Airbus Helicopters and Fly Blade, Inc. (Blade), a digitally-powered aviation firm, have signed a strategic partnership to develop new premium on-demand helicopter flight experiences, paving the way for enhanced urban air mobility solutions to benefit the future of vertical flight
Airbus Helicopters announced Wednesday that its new H145M helicopter demonstrated the ability to fire laser guided rockets, the FZ275 LGR from Thales, in the first weeks of December 2017 at the Älvdalen test range, Sweden. The electro-optical system (MX-15D) from L3 Wescam with embedded laser designation enabled a deviation of less than a meter for all rockets fired at a distance of up to 4
Airbus Helicopters delivered 409 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 350 helicopters (net: 335) in 2017, with a strong commercial performance on the heavy and super-medium segments. The company booked 54 orders for helicopters of the Super Puma family and 19 orders for the super-medium H175
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