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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.

Press release – EBACE 2016

Monacair takes delivery of its 6th and last H130 from Airbus Helicopters.

· The six H130s operate scheduled flights between Monaco and Nice.
· More than 15,000 passengers transported since start of operations in January.

Marignane, 25 May 2016 – Monacair has received the last H130 of a contract for six units signed in September 2015. Like the previous five aircraft, the new helicopter will join the regular scheduled flight service that Monacair has set up between Monaco Heliport and Nice International airport.

Monacair started this shuttle service in January this year after taking delivery of their first H130. Since then, 15,000 passengers have benefited from this pioneering service which allows reducing the travelling time between Monaco and Nice Airport to as little as seven minutes. With the entire fleet of six aircraft in service, delivered in only 5 months, Monacair will now be able to generate 40 rotations per day.

“Setting up this service- which is the world’s shortest regular line- was a real challenge but after almost six months I can say I am extremely satisfied with the helicopter” said Gilbert Schweitzer, managing director of Monacair. “Our customers are really appreciative of the helicopter’s level of comfort as well as the visibility which allows them to enjoy the views over the Côte d’Azur. Thanks to the cargo pod, we have also 20% extra cargo capacity for the luggage. Our customer’s positive feedback is the best proof that the H130 was the right choice.”

Specializing in private helicopter management, Monacair has valuable experience in terms of VIP transport and serves customers seeking both personalized and high-quality services. Based in Monaco, the operator manages a fleet of 20 helicopters, half of which are Airbus Helicopters. Thanks to the purchase of these six H130 light helicopters, Monacair now operates its own helicopter fleet.

“We are extremely happy to see that the H130 is living up to our customer’s expectations in ,terms of performance, availability and quality of flight experience”, said Frederic Lemos, Head of Private & Business Aviation Europe at Airbus Helicopters. “Monacair can count on Airbus Helicopters’ best support to keep the six H130 flying and offer a first-class service to all the passengers.”

The H130 comes from the Ecureuil family of light helicopters, renowned for its performance, reliability, safety and multi-mission capability. The helicopter accommodates one pilot and up to six passengers.

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Airbus Helicopters delivers the first H130 for Bhutan.

  • Bhutan witnessed the arrival of its first helicopter, an Airbus Helicopters H130, on 30 October 2015.
  • Multi-mission flexibility and eco-friendly characteristics of the H130 appeal to Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited, the country’s state-owned helicopter services provider.
  • Airbus Helicopters continues the Airbus Group’s sole presence in Bhutan’s aviation scene.

The Kingdom of Bhutan, 9 November 2015 – Airbus Helicopters announced the arrival of the first H130, from the proven Ecureuil family, in the Kingdom of Bhutan. This is the first of two helicopters acquired by the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited (RBHSL) to serve parapublic and commercial missions. The second H130 is expected to be delivered in June 2016.
“We are thrilled to be the first to receive the H130 in Bhutan,” said Mr Chewang Gyeltshen, CEO of the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited, at the official launching ceremony yesterday in Paro, Bhutan. “Now, we have a helicopter proudly Bhutanese-owned, to serve our nation and boost our economy. We are confident that our newly-acquired helicopter will fulfil our different needs ranging from emergency missions, passenger transport to fire fighting.”
RBHSL’s H130s have been equipped with a tracking system, cargo sling, bambi bucket and stretcher to perform a wide range of parapublic missions, such as emergency medical services (EMS), fire fighting and disaster management. At the same time, the quick-role change capabilities allow the interior to be converted for VIP transport or for panoramic helitour flights.
The H130 is the quietest helicopter in the light single engine range and its low fuel consumption is key for the environmentally-conscious RBHSL. Extremely powerful, this helicopter offers the largest cabin in its category and has now added three new missions to its already wide range of mission capabilities: aerial work with a new 1,500 kg cargo hook, private transport with an elegant “Stylence” version and EMS, thanks to a “plug and play” new kit specially developed for the aircraft.
“Bhutan presents a new market for helicopters,” said Derek Sharples, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia. “We are honoured that Airbus Helicopters is given the great opportunity to provide the Kingdom’s first helicopter. We are committed to ensuring full support and comprehensive services to RBHSL in this new market for the years to come.”
Prior to Airbus Helicopters’ entry, Airbus Group has long established a strong and unique presence in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Its current aircraft fleet includes one ATR 42-500 and six A319s, operated by Bhutan’s national carriers, Druk Air and the privately owned Bhutan Airlines.
“This is also an important milestone for our company,” added Mr. Sharples. “We are delighted to gain the confidence and trust from Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited, as well as continuing the legacy of Airbus’ presence in Bhutan.”

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PRESS RELEASE – 17 September 2015

Monacair acquires six H130s to operate scheduled flights between Monaco and Nice Airport.

  •  Deliveries will take place from December 2015 to May 2016
  • First commercial flight planned for January 2016

Marignane, 17 September 2015 – Monacair signed today an order for six H130s to set up an improved service of regular scheduled flights linking Monaco Heliport to Nice International Airport. The first commercial flight is planned for January 2016 with a flight every 15 minutes.

Specializing in private helicopter management, Monacair has valuable experience in terms of VIP transport and serves customers seeking both personalized and high-quality services.  Based in Monaco, the operator manages a fleet of 20 helicopters, half of which are Airbus Helicopters. Thanks to the purchase of these six H130 light helicopters, Monacair will now operate its own helicopter fleet.

“We are really excited with this new challenge and I am sure our customers will appreciate the aircraft’s comfort and high visibility” said Gilbert Schweitzer, managing director of Monacair. “As in all other services proposed by Monacair, we want to offer the best to our clients and the H130 provides a unique travelling experience.”

The H130 comes from the Ecureuil family of light helicopters, renowned for its performance, reliability, safety and multi-mission capability. The helicopter accommodates one pilot and up to six passengers.

“I want to thank Monacair for selecting the H130, which has the largest cabin of any single-engine rotorcraft in the world” said Dominique Maudet, Airbus Helicopters Executive Vice President for Global Business and Services. “This contract is another step forward in our long-lasting relationship and I am confident that the H130 will provide a superior service and contribute to the success of our customer’s new venture.”

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