Thanks to BABYLO for these images of the new Airbus Helicopters H125 ( c/n 8716 ) … Another great paintjob completed at BABYLO facility in Caiolo Airfield (SO), July 2019.
Milan, 12 July 2019 – Acquisition of Aersud Elicotteri, longtime distributor of Airbus Helicopters in Italy, will help strengthen the company’s local footprint.
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 in mission segments such as aerial work, business aviation and emergency medical services, thanks to the Airbus single-engine H125 and twin-engine H145 helicopters that are particularly suited to the country’s mountainous conditions.
The company will now fully integrate Airbus Helicopters’ global network of customer centers.
“With over 250 helicopters in service and more than 90 operators in the country, Italy is an important market for Airbus Helicopters, and we are here to stay” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “I would like to thank Aersud Elicotteri which has played a key role in increasing the fleet of Airbus helicopters in Italy over the last 50 years. We are fully committed to providing our local customers with the best-in-class service and support they expect, and to do so while building on the very successful relationship that Aersud Elicotteri has developed with them over the years. I would also like to warmly welcome all of our new colleagues to the Airbus team”.
“Aersud Elicotteri has been an extraordinary adventure on a personal and professional level for two generations of my family and I am very proud of our contribution to the Italian aerospace industry”, said Riccardo Aichner, President of Aersud Elicotteri. “Throughout the years, the people at Aersud Elicotteri have been led by their passion for aviation, putting their expertise and dedication at the service of our customers. I am sure that these same principles will guide the new period we are now starting, under the name of Airbus”.
Thanks to Gianluca MASTRASCUSA for this image of the factory new Airbus Helicopters H125 registered in June as I-MIAT … operated by E+S Air Srl, the helicopter was pictured while resting at Aviosuperficie Sibary Fly, Cassano Ionio (CS), last July 2019.
Thanks to Davide SUBRERO for these unique images of the factory new Airbus Helicopters H125 [AS350B3e] temporarily registered F-WTAS [and soon becoming I-NICC] … as soon as landed at Star Work Sky homebase in Strevi (AL), inbound from Marignane, July 2019.
Thanks to BABYLO for these new images of the new Airbus Helicopters H125 Helica I-MGCM. Another great paintjob completed at BABYLO facility in Caiolo Airfield (SO), June 2019.
Two new Airbus Helicopters H125s were registered in May 2019 as I-MLTZ and I-MLTY, both will be operated from HeliXcom Srl out of their base in Caltanissetta (CL). Here two images of the freshly painted helicopters already wearing the new Italian markings.
Thanks to Marco PAPA for this image of the Airbus Helicopters EC145T2 I-SUEM “Falco” operated from Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia on behalf of SUEM 118 Regione Veneto – Dolomiti Emergency … taking off from Pieve di Cadore Hospital (BL), September 2018.
Thanks to BABYLO for this image of the new Airbus Helicopters H125 [AS350B3e] I-MGCM operated by Helica Srl … now ready to receive a fresh paintjob at BABYLO facility, Caiolo Airfield (SO), May 2019.
Beijing – China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China.
A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction and maintenance work along China’s network of high and very-high voltage power lines.
The H215 will join the company’s existing fleet of 15 Airbus helicopters, comprised of H125s, an H120 and an H225. This addition will enable SGGAC to perform new missions such as cable repair, cable laying, cargo transportation, and power line pylons constructions in difficult-to-reach areas.
The helicopter comes equipped with a 4.5-ton cargo sling, hoists, weather radar, and a wire-strike protection system. The configuration features 17 comfortable seats equipped with oxygen jackets for high altitude missions.
“Our cooperation with Airbus Helicopters since 2012 has been a true success. Thanks to the H215’s outstanding performance in high and hot conditions coupled with strong support and services from Airbus Helicopters, we are confident that we will continue to develop our capabilities performing new utility missions,” said Wu Jielong, Chairman of SGGAC.
“It’s an honour to see SGGAC becoming the first operator of the H215 in China”, said Marie-Agnes Veve, General Manager of Airbus Helicopters China. “This achievement reinforces the long-term and strategic cooperation we have developed with the company, which also became a certified Airbus Helicopters’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in China in 2018.”
The H215 combines advanced avionics and a reliable platform for rugged multi-mission capabilities in the world’s harshest environments. Its baseline configuration offers extremely competitive direct operating and maintenance costs. Standard features include proven Makila 1A1 engines, the latest generation flight management system, and the most modern technologies, which includes a glass cockpit avionics system and the renowned 4-axis autopilot from Airbus Helicopters’ advanced H225.
The introduction of this H215 increases China’s Super Puma fleet to nearly 40 aircraft, performing a wide range of missions from oil & gas to aerial work to VIP transportation. The fleet is supported by Airbus Helicopters’ China technical team, its approved helicopter MRO centre in Shenzhen, and an H225 full flight simulator located in Beijing.
Thanks to Gianluca MASTRASCUSA for these new amazing night images of the Airbus Helicopters AS350B3e Ecureuil I-TEAB operated on behalf of Terna Group … overnight resting at Hotel Regina, Morano Calabro (CS), April 2019.