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Belgium accepts first NH90 transport helicopter

Anthony Pecci/Eurocopter Belgium has accepted its first of eight NH90 helicopters from NH Industries (NHI) partner company Eurocopter.One of four aircraft to be produced for the Belgian Air Component in the tactical transport helicopter configuration, and first flown on 18 September, the rotorcraft was delivered at Eurocopter’s Marignane site near Marseille on 21 December.Read more…

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EC175 looking good in the Provencal sunshine

While it always seems a bit self-indulgent to feature your own photographs on a blog like this, I was lucky enough to head to Marseille earlier in the week as the guest of Eurocopter, to see a demo of its newest aircraft, the EC175. Blessed with cloudless skies and willing test pilots, the visit yielded some good shots. The […]

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Eurocopter in NH90 acronym hell – shock

Forgive us – but when confronted with a press release jam-packed with acronyms (TTH, DGA, NAHEMA, ALAT etc) the will to live is quickly eroded. Nonetheless, we present to you the first NH Industries NH90 Tactical Troop Transport in final operational configuration for the French armed forces. And yes, that’s a TTH in FOC to you. Credit: Eurocopter

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Eurocopter EC130B at the Singapore airshow

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user illuminati (Abhishek Singh). His photo depicts a Eurocopter EC130B at the Singapore airshow.“This helicopter was projected as one of the most luxurious helicopter produced till date during the show and yes it is indeed one of the […]

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Korea Utility Helicopter makes first flight

Korea Aerospace Industries has conducted the first flight of its Korea Utility Helicopter (KUH), which it developed with Eurocopter. Also known as the Surion, the KUH achieved the milestone on 10 March at an airbase in Sacheon, south-east of Seoul. Continue reading… (Photo: Korea Aerospace Industries)

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Eurocopter calls for X4 aid as demand for light helicopters slumps

Eurocoptermay have to radically alter the design of its proposed X4 civilhelicopter – potentially limiting use of green technologies – if theFrench government denies an application for financial support, chiefexecutive Lutz Bertling has warned. Whileconfirming that Eurocopter will develop a new Dauphin family ofrotorcraft regardless of the French authorities’ decision, Bertlingsays that without co-investment the […]

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Avicopter ponders alternative engine following EC175 first flight

Chinese state-owned helicopter manufacturer Avicopter is consideringthe launch of a new engine programme for the EC175/Z15 medium twin thatit is developing jointly with Eurocopter. Eurocopter chief executive Lutz Bertling says that while Eurocopter had no plans to equip the EC175 withany engine other than the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67AE, theChinese partner was understood to be […]

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Flight International cover 22-28 September 2009: Puma punches above its weight

Eurocopter’s high performing big cat leaves little to chance, as Flightglobal’s test pilot discovers… This photograph of Eurocopter’s EC225 flying over the Mediterranean off Marseilles was taken by Patrick Penna. Continue reading the flight test…

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Pic of the day, Paris Day 5

EADS Bluecopter concept demonstrator is making its debut at this year’s show. Developed as part of the company’s research into “greener helicoptertechnologies”, the demonstrator is intended to deliver “cleanerpropulsion” via lean combustion. It incorporates ahigh-compression-ratio (16:1) engine, an oxidising catalytic converter,a particulate filter and a selective catalytic converter.

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Pic of the day, Paris day 2

Pictured on the EADS Eurocopter display is the first Eurocopter AS565 Panther for the Bulgarian Navy, due to be delivered in 2010

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