News & Events
18 October 2016
Airbus helicopters achieve 98 percent availability during 2016 Rio Olympic Games
The results of a survey conducted by Helibras with the operators of around 90 Airbus helicopters deployed during the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics showed that the fleet achieved 98% availability. The aircraft were used for security, defence, and as camera platforms.
17 October 2016
VIDEO: On the job with Beijing 999, China’s H135 EMS launch customer
In 2014, the H135 became the first emergency medical service helicopter to ever operate in China. The helicopter’s launch customer, Beijing 999, who today owns two H135s, shares its experience performing medical missions in a country whose EMS network is just emerging thanks to the opening up of low-altitude airspace in China.Read more
14 October 2016
VIDEO: H135 flying the line with Western Power Distribution
Western Power Distribution (WPD) in the United Kingdom owns power lines which supply electricity to 7.8 million customers over an area of 55,500 sq. km. Watch and read about their demanding work.Read more
13 October 2016
Q&A: The Ecureuil family has achieved 30 million flight hours. Here's how it happened.
At the end of August 2016, Airbus Helicopters’ Ecureuil fleet reached the impressive milestone of 30 million flight hours. To learn more about the longevity of a fleet that represents 42 percent of Airbus Helicopters’ in service aircraft, we spoke to Mathilde Royer-Germain, Vice President of Light Helicopters Programme.Read more
13 October 2016
Airbus Helicopters makes breakthroughs in the Baltic States
Airbus Helicopters sells first H125 to Latvia, with delivery scheduled for spring 2017, and delivers first H130 to Estonia.