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Eurocopter will Land Quieter

Eurocopter develops a new flight guidance concept for quieter helicopter landing procedures Eurocopter has successfully demonstrated new landing procedures relying on augmented satellite guidance that can be tailored to more completely comply with the local environmental requirements. These new landing procedures were validated with a twin-engine Eurocopter EC155 during flight tests performed as part of […]

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KSK Set to Fly Eurocopter’s Light Utility Helicopter

Germany’s Special Forces Command Set to Fly Eurocopter’s EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopter Eurocopter and the German Federal Ministry of Defense today signed a contract for 15 EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to be used by Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), Germany’s Special Forces Command. With this order, the Bundeswehr has now joined the customer list […]

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Eurocopter opens Systemhaus Helicopter Development Center at Donauwörth

Eurocopter today officially opened its new Systemhaus helicopter development center at Donauwörth, Germany today in the presence of Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer. The facility, which provides workspace for some 900 employees, offers complete system capability for the global helicopter market leader’s production activity at its German location – a key aspect of the company’s […]

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Eurocopter grows in Mexico

Eurocopter expanded its global industrial footprint and enhanced the company’s presence in Mexico with today’s inauguration of a new manufacturing center of excellence at Querétaro, which is to produce high-technology aircraft structural metallic components. Eurocopter expanded its global industrial footprint and enhanced the company’s presence in Mexico with today’s inauguration of a new manufacturing center of excellence at Querétaro, which […]

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Eurocopter India retains the market lead in 2012

Eurocopter India recorded an impressive 2012 bookings of 12 helicopters, driven largely by the outstanding sale of nine light twin-engine EC135. This represents a 70 percent market share for the two-year-old Indian subsidiary in a fledging civilian helicopter market that is making steady progress as the country begins to realize the potential and benefits of […]

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Eurocopter brings its military&civil helicopters to the Aero India 2013

A cornerstone of Eurocopter’s static display is the AS565 MBe Panther naval helicopter, equipped with its full armament complement. This proven rotorcraft is proposed for both the Indian Navy’s planned acquisition of utility helicopters and the Indian Coast Guard’s anticipated purchase of ship-based light/medium helicopters. The AS565 MB Panther is a militarized member of Eurocopter’s […]

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CAA statement on helicopter incident in London

Regarding the helicopter accident in London,  A CAA spokesperson said: “Helicopter operations in central London are strictly controlled. Single engine helicopters are required to fly along designated routes, which have been selected to provide maximum safety by routing helicopters along the River Thames, avoiding flying over built up areas as much as possible. Twin engine […]

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2 Killed in helicopter accident in Vauxhall

Two people have been killed and nine injured when a helicopter crashed into a crane in central London in misty conditions. Police said it appeared the helicopter had hit the crane on top of The Tower, One St George Wharf at about 08:00 GMT. Sixty firefighters are at the scene near Wandsworth Road in South […]

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Businessman is killed in Cornwall air crash

An Eyewitness has told of seeing a helicopter plunge from the sky into a North Cornwall field, killing the pilot. Investigators are examining the wreckage at Week Orchard, between Week St Mary and Marhamchurch, near Bude, for clues about Sunday’s crash. Businessman and farmer Chris Watts died when the Robinson R44 Raven crashed, narrowly missing a house […]

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Three die in chopper crash

The Bell 212 transport helicopter crashed in the morning while on its way to pick up the bodies of the nine victims in the Black Hawk helicopter crash on Tuesday. The Black Hawk crashed in a Burmese forest opposite the Kaeng Krachan National Park during an operation to retrieve the bodies of five soldiers who […]