Key sub-systems of the Airbus Helicopters RACER (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator have now passed their preliminary design review (PDR) giving way to the launching of first components manufacture. Final assembly of the prototype is planned to start in Q4 2019
The Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), acting on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw and DGAM, has awarded a de-risking study to a European consortium comprising Airbus Helicopters, Thales and MDBA for the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the Tiger attack helicopter to the Mk 3 standard. France, Germany and Spain will prepare together the development of new features and identify the innovations needed to improve the Tigers survivability and keep it fully operational beyond 2040
Airbus Helicopters conducted test flight campaigns that included demonstrations with five Airbus-built Do-DT25 target drones controlled from a mission group commander who was airborne in a manned command and control (C2) aircraft. Flown in a test zone of Germanys Baltic Sea area, the MUT trial flights served multiple purposes, including validating such elements as connectivity, human-machine interface, and the concept of teaming intelligence through mission group management
Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law enforcement, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as part of the fleet strengthening programme. This follow-on order will bring the RTAFs H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021
Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a helicopter leasing firm, and Airbus Helicopters announced Monday they will provide five H145s to Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. The five aircraft are sourced from Milestones orderbook with Airbus and are expected to be delivered to Aramco over the next twelve months
The Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has ordered two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defense and security missions. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide a training and support package to its customer
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
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