The RAF has begun training on the Puma Mk2 helicopter following a £260 million upgrade programme.
The multi million pound upgrade means that the helicopters benefit from new engines which give them 35 per cent more power and improved fuel… Continue reading
Eurocopter technology transfer sees Brazilian-made countermeasure system integrated on military aircraft
Helibras has successfully completed flight testing of a chaff and flare countermeasures dispensing system for EC725 helicopters, completing a first-of-its-kind system integration project in Brazil and marking another key phase in Eurocopter’s contract to supply 50 of these Super Puma/Cougar… Continue reading
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued restricted category type certificates to a pair of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a milestone that will lead to the first approved commercial UAS operations later this summer.
The newly certified UAS—Insitu’s Scan Eagle X200… Continue reading
Eurocopter UK?s role in maintaining the United Kingdom?s military helicopter capabilities has been further expanded with the award of a three-year support contract for the fleet of 24 Royal Air Force Puma Mk2 helicopters being upgraded by the company to… Continue reading
Eurocopter will supply two more AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopters to the Finnish Border Guard for maritime search and rescue missions
The Finnish Border Guard is to expand its Eurocopter fleet with the acquisition of two additional AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopters fully equipped for maritime search and rescue missions in the country’s challenging conditions.
With deliveries scheduled for 2015, the… Continue reading
Marignane, France, November 8, 2012
Eurocopter and Starlite Aviation Group have signed a contract for the acquisition of two AS332 C1e helicopters, the latest version of the popular Eurocopter Super Puma medium weight helicopter. The contract also includes an option… Continue reading
Major milestone achieved on Eurocopter’s Puma Mk2 helicopter upgrade program for the UK Ministry of Defence
Eurocopter’s first internal qualification of the Puma Mk2 was achieved on July 6, concluding the first phase of the planned developments, with further enhancements to its mission capabilities planned over the coming months. To date, Eurocopter has completed the initial… Continue reading
Africa’s first full-motion helicopter flight simulator has been commissioned by Eurocopter in Kempton Park, the world’s leading manufacturer of civil and military rotorwing aircraft. The simulator, designed to train pilots and flight engineers operating Super Puma and similarly compatible helicopters… Continue reading
Eurocopter pays tribute to its test pilot Jean Boulet, who passed away on February 15 at the age of 90
First hired in 1947 by the SNCASE, which would later become Sud… Continue reading
Eurocopter and United Kingdomâ€™s Ministry of Defence sign Contract for Royal Air Force Puma Life Extension Programme
Eurocopter UK Ltd. and the British Ministry of Defence signed a contract on September 18 for the Life Extension Programme for 28 of the Royal Air Forceâ€™s fleet of Puma Mk1 helicopters. The upgraded Pumas, which will be designated Puma… Continue reading
Following the UK Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) initial report on April 9th Eurocopter issued an Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) that day to all its Super Puma AS332 L2 operators in accordance with the initial report.
Eurocopter has noted the… Continue reading
Eurocopter and UK Ministry of Defence sign Through-Life Support Contract for Royal Air Force Puma and Gazelle Helicopters
Eurocopter and the UK Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the through-life support (TLS) of the Royal Air Force fleet of all Puma and Gazelle helicopters on December 19, 2008. This contract will run up to end of March… Continue reading