ADAC LUFTRETTUNG TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS FIRST TWO FIVE-BLADED H145s
ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe's biggest helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s. Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system.
ADAC Luftrettung operates more than 50 Airbus helicopters from 37 stations throughout Germany. In June, an ADAC H145 was the first HEMS helicopter to fly with sustainable aviation fuel.
(the National Civil Aviation Agency in Brazil), paving the way for future deliveries in the South American country.
The H160 will be an efficient option in Brazil in the offshore energy market thanks to its high speed and good range, high levels of safety and the latest technology on board, as well as very competitive operating costs with low fuel consumption.
Thanks to its standards of comfort, technology and low vibrations, the H160 has already aroused the interest of corporate and business aviation in the country.
The H160's first Latin American client will be a private owner who signed the acquisition in 2018.
HONG KONG GFS H175 FLEET
REACHES 10,000 FLIGHT HOURS
The global launch customer of the H175 public services configuration, Hong Kong-based Government Flying Service (GFS) recently reached a new milestone with 10,000 flight hours of its H175 fleet.
After reaching the first 5,000 flight hours last September, GFS performed another impressive 5,000 flight hours in less than 14 months, while achieving its highest monthly flight-hour record with 406 hours. As of August this year, more than 2,600 life saving missions have been performed by GFS's H175 fleet in 2021, of which a total of over
6,900 occurred since the entry into service of this new type.
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FIVE NEW H125s FOR PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Phoenix Police Department in Arizona, US has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year.
FIRST LAKOTA UH-72B FOR THE US ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has delivered the first UH-72B, the latest variant of its Lakota helicopter, to the US Army National Guard from its production facility in Columbus, Mississippi. This delivery is the first of 18 UH-72B Lakota helicopters currently on order to support the National Guard's critical missions. Based on the widely successful H145, the UH-72B incorporates technologies that increase both safety and flight performance, including the five-bladed main rotor, the Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, Safran Arriel 2E engines, and the Airbus-designed Helionix avionics suite.
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The Icelandic Coast Guard performing mountain training near the volcanic eruption in Gelingadalir
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Testing the hybrid future
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Haiti: In the eye of two storms
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Africa: Protecting crops from an enemy the size of a thumb
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Of the Argentinian Coast Guard
carrying out essential missions with H225, AS365 and H125 helicopters.
4 to 5
Helibras completed the first retrofit of a 5-blade ACH145 helicopter in Latin America.
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More Airbus helicopters enrolled on
an HCare Global contract.
Response (GMR) will add a total
of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing
air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional
23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up
to 44 helicopters.
On 19 August 2021,
DRF Luftrettung carried out its one millionth air rescue mission providing people with medical care.
The H225M fleet
of the 1º/8º Squadron
of the Brazilian
Air Force (FAB) has completed 10,000 flight hours.