Airbus Helicopters

Gabonese Super Puma crashes following engine failure

A Gabonese Army-operated Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS332M1 Super Puma crashed in the Minkébé National Park – located in Gabon’s Ogooué Ivindo province – on April 18

France orders eight more Caracals alongside second VSR700 prototype

France has ordered a further eight Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracals for the French Air and Space Force along with a second prototype of the maritime VSR700 vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle

Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225s

Airbus Helicopters announced on March 30 that the Japan Coast Guard had placed an order for an additional pair of H225 helicopters

Singapore receives first H225M

Airbus Helicopters confirmed on March 29 that it has handed over its first H225M medium-lift tactical transport helicopter to the Republic of Singapore Air Force

Germany receives final SAR-configured H145

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and final H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

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An in-depth look at the Irish Air Corps’ aircraft fleet

We provide an overview of the fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft fleets that are currently employed by the Irish Air Corps, detailing serial numbers, operational squadrons and the missions that these individual platforms carry out

Qatar’s first two NH90s take flight

Leonardo revealed on December 23 that the first two NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift utility helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air Force had completed their maiden flights in France and Italy, respectively

Airbus launches HForce upgrade for Hungarian H145M fleet

Airbus Helicopters announced on December 18 that it has started to retrofit the Hungarian Air Force’s eventual fleet of 20 H145M multi-role utility helicopters with the company’s HForce weapon management system

Ecuadorian Air Force receives first two H145Ms

Airbus Helicopters announced on October 27 that it has delivered its first two H145M twin-engine utility helicopters to the Ecuadorian Air Force – the first military customer of the type in South America

Safran to support Dutch Cougar engines

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has signed a multi-year contract with Safran Helicopter Engines to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its AS532U2 Cougar utility helicopter fleet.