All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, assembly /production line platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling introduced today the Canopy for Aircraft Maintenance (CAM) for the AS350. The CAM is All Metal’s innovative approach to providing a solution for aircraft and mechanic protection in adverse weather. ...Read more
Keeping a city of nearly 400,000 residents safe is not an easy task, but it is something that the Tulsa Police Department does on a daily basis. The Air Support Unit of the Tulsa PD recently received a new tool to aid their mission, an Airbus AS350. Metro Aviation completed the aircraft at its headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana. ...Read more
DRF Luftrettung received the world's first helicopter of type EC 145 T2 at the Airbus Helicopters production site in Donauwörth. This is one of a total of 20 aircraft with which the non-profit air rescue organisation will gradually replace its BK 117 and Bell 412 fleet in the coming years. ...Read more
Heliconia Aero Solutions are pleased to announce the delivery of two AW139s to perform offshore transport missions in Morocco. The first aircraft has already entered service while the second one will enter operational service this week. The contract also included options for two additional AW139s. ...Read more
Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has increased the committed borrowing capacity under its five year revolving credit facility from $335 million in November 2013 to $468 million as of June 30, 2014. The facility bolsters Waypoint’s ability to continue adding attractive and diversified helicopter assets to its fleet, which today includes over 40 aircraft delivered and on lease. Financial institutions that have joined the facility the past six months include Barclays Bank PLC, Citi, RBC Capital Markets, and asset financier, Lombard. The facility includes an unfunded revolving accordion feature to expand the borrowing capacity further, up to $550 million. ...Read more
The Philadelphia Police Department has taken delivery of the first of two new Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 AStar helicopters, becoming the latest in a long and growing list of U.S. law enforcement agencies to utilize this high performance aircraft produced by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI).
“We’re very happy with the completion of our first helicopter,” said Capt. Kenneth O’Brien, head of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Aviation Unit. “We’ll be a more capable aviation unit with this upgraded aircraft.” ...Read more
ShandsCair Flight Program, the air medical transport service of UF Health, has taken delivery of a new Airbus Helicopters EC155 specially customized for transporting critically ill patients. The helicopter was purchased from Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) in Grand Prairie, and will be operated by Med-Trans Corp. ...Read more