German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed … More German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Airbus Helicopters Develops its Presence in Italy with a Dedicated Customer Centre

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role in the development of the country’s helicopter market. It has successfully increased Airbus Helicopters’ market share in Italy, particularly … More Airbus Helicopters Develops its Presence in Italy with a Dedicated Customer Centre

Airbus Helicopters and Safran Helicopter Engines team up for greener vertical flight

Global industry leaders sign innovation cooperation agreement in preparation of Horizon Europe research programme Le Bourget, 19 June 2019 – Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter manufacturer, and Safran Helicopter Engines, the global leader in helicopter turbines, are teaming up to prepare the future of cleaner, quieter and more efficient vertical flight, ahead of … More Airbus Helicopters and Safran Helicopter Engines team up for greener vertical flight

China’s Airbus H135 Final Assembly Line Starts Operations

Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, as well as the first H135 FAL outside of Europe. The opening of this FAL follows a cooperation agreement … More China’s Airbus H135 Final Assembly Line Starts Operations

Airbus Helicopters Delivers First H145s to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

A total of six helicopters for Swiss Air-Rescue Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base … More Airbus Helicopters Delivers First H145s to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega