PRESS RELEASE – 31 July 2017
Today, CHC Helicopter launches its super medium aircraft program with a commitment to lease five new aircraft from GECAS’ Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”).
Today, CHC Helicopter launches its super medium aircraft program with a commitment to lease five new aircraft from GECAS’ Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”). This transaction will add three new Leonardo AW189s and two Airbus H175s from Milestone’s order book with the manufacturers to CHC’s global fleet. The new aircraft will be configured for energy transport missions and will serve CHC customers in the North Sea and Australia.
“We are working closely with Milestone to carefully build a productive, safe and reliable fleet to meet the varying needs of our customers throughout the world,” said Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter. “Milestone has been a valuable leasing partner towards this goal, with a diverse order book across manufacturers and types, and deep expertise in aircraft operational capabilities.”
Fessenden added “Since completing our restructuring in March, our fleet productivity has significantly improved and matches our historical peak levels before the oil and gas downturn. We are excited to add these new super medium aircraft to our fleet in support of new customer contracts.”
“We are very proud to introduce the Leonardo AW189 and Airbus H175 types to CHC’s fleet,” remarked Daniel Rosenthal, President and CEO of Milestone, adding “We have worked very closely with CHC since their restructuring to review their fleet needs and provide both the aircraft and capital solutions, through operating lease and debt financing, that meet those needs. We are delighted to deliver these new technology assets that fit their mission profile with improved economics for their end customers.”
Both the Leonardo AW189 and the Airbus H175 are designed to meet long-range, high endurance requirements in demanding environments, which will allow CHC to use them for missions that have either been traditionally limited to heavy aircraft or access platforms that are not designed to support them. This will not only give customers additional flexibility, but also help them lower their overall costs per passenger.
Latest delivered Elifriulia‘s second Airbus Helicopters H145 registered I-MADE … Tolmezzo (UD), July 2017. Thanks to Daniele PRODORUTTI & Silvan RECAFINA for these first images.
Airbus Helicopters EC145T2 Babcock MCS Italia I-LMBD … “Horus 1” operating on behalf of 118 AREU Regione Lombardia – Elisoccorso Bergamo. Varese Hospital, July 2017.
Great picture of the latest Elifriulia’s delivered Airbus Helicopters H125 registered I-RASH … resting at Domegge di Cadore (BL), June 2017.
Here the first images of the latest addition to Star Work Sky fleet … the Airbus Helicopters H125 I-GRDD. Strevi (AL), June 2017.
PRESS RELEASE – 16 May 2017
Airbus Helicopters rolls out 700th H130.
Marignane, 16th May 2017 – Airbus Helicopters celebrated a major milestone last week with the roll-out of the 700th H130 light single-engine helicopter, which will be operated by a private customer.
The H130 fleet has so far accumulated more than 1.8M flight hours with 340 operators worldwide. Since entry into service of the first EC130 in 2001, this light single engine helicopter has continued to evolve to better respond to customer’s expectations, with the latest H130 variant being certified in 2012. Since the beginning of this year, all H130s are produced with a glass cockpit for increased pilot awareness and enhanced safety. Offering a spacious and comfortable cabin, low sound levels, the best visibility and the lowest operating cost per passenger in its class, the H130 is a reference for passenger transport and tourism operations around the world. It is also widely used for other missions including emergency medical services, private and business aviation and aerial work.
Thanks to Cristian MAGRO for these first images of the Airbus Helicopters H145 Elifriulia I-MAKE … operating on behalf of Vigili del Fuoco PAT. Trento Mattarello (TN), May 2017.
Here the first image of the new Airbus Helicopters H125 Elitellina I-MGII … camera helicopter for 100° Giro d’Italia. Aviosuperficie Sibari Fly, Sibari (CS), May 2017.
During the last few months four (4) new Airbus Helicopters H125s [As350B3e] were registered in Italy:
I-RASH Elifriulia Srl
I-GRDD Star Work Sky
I-MGII Operated by Elitellina [Owned by Elisystem]
We are looking for pictures to implement the dedicated helicopter data sheets.
WEBSITE NEWS: HAI Heli-Expo 2017 Photo Report Page Published on date 30 April 2017. Thanks to Andrea BERNARDI, Oscar BERNARDI & Gianfilippo COLASANTO for the complete Photo Report of the event held in Dallas, Texaxs, during March 2017.