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.
The 153° Airframe is undergoing paintwork at BABYLO facility in Caiolo (SO) … this is an Airbus Helicopters H125 [AS350B3e] registered I-MGCM that will be operated by HELICA Srl.
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.
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.
Thanks to Stefano PIROVANO for these first images of the new Heliwest Airbus Helicopters H125 [AS350B3e] registered I-HELT … resting at Prato Nevoso (CN), September 2018.
5 March 2019 – Airbus Helicopters and Swiss Rotor Service (SRS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the promotion of the Maximum Pilot View Kit (MPVK) for the H125 and older variants of the AS350 single-engine helicopter (B2 & B3 versions). This will enable customers to have the MPVK installed directly by Airbus Helicopters on newly-built H125’s coming out of its final assembly line in Marignane (France) or out of its worldwide Customer Centers network.
Designed specifically for the H125, the MPVK consists of a large lower viewing aperture and transparent fuselage window fairing, which multiplies by ten the field of view of pilots during vertical work operations. Providing unrestricted pilot view below and to the right hand side of the aircraft, the kit improves the H125 mission capability and enhances the safety for pilots and ground crews in demanding operations such as sling loading, firefighting, confined area operations, search and rescue and emergency medical services, as well as any tasks requiring to operate near the ground and obstacles.
“We are striving to constantly improving the safety, performance and versatility of the H125 in order to better meet our customers’ expectations”, said Axel Aloccio, Head of the Light Helicopters Programme at Airbus Helicopters. “With the MPVK, which will be available this year in new helicopters but also on retrofit, the H125 will further increase its mission capability in important market segments and provide enhanced mission safety”.
Swiss Rotor Solutions AG was founded in 2013 with the purpose of offering services and products for the helicopter industry. The MPVK STC is already EASA, FAA, TCCA, ANAC Brazil and DGAC Mexico approved
“We are really happy to start this cooperation with Airbus Helicopters to further promote the use of the MPVK among H125 operators”, said Thomas Bolzli, CEO of SRS. “At present there are about 30 aircraft equipped with the kit but with a fleet of about 2000 H125/AS350 currently dedicated to work depending on high pilot vertical visibility, we are very optimistic for the future success of this kit”.
Thanks to Claudio MAJ for these first images of the new Airbus Helicopters H125 I-MGCC registerd in August 2017 and now operated from Air Service Center … while flying in Valgardena (BZ), January 2019.