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Heli-Expo 2017 PRESS RELEASE – 7 March 2017

Waypoint Leasing to bolster fleet with 16 new Airbus helicopters Comprising H145, H135, and for the first time, the H175.

Dallas, Texas, 7 March 2017, – Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that Waypoint has committed to acquiring an additional 16 Airbus rotorcraft, adding to their fleet of more than 140 aircraft, 45 of which are manufactured by Airbus Helicopters.
The agreement, for more than € 100 million, covers the purchase of 16 aircraft including supplementary H135s and H145s and adding the H175 for the first time to Waypoint’s fleet. Waypoint will primarily lease the H135s and H145s to operators performing EMS and utility missions worldwide, while the H175 will be available for oil and gas, search and rescue and public service missions. Prior to today’s announcement, Waypoint had firm commitments for 26 H135s and H145 from Airbus.
“We are pleased to be growing our fleet with 16 new Airbus helicopters, including the H175, a cost-effective and reliable helicopter,” said Ed Washecka, Chief Executive Officer of Waypoint Leasing. “We are beginning to see sustained demand for heavy aircraft in the market, while at the same time recognizing and responding to the growing demand for interest in ‘Super Medium’ aircraft that are well-suited for a wide range of missions,” he added.


After successfully introducing new H135s and H145s to the leasing market, Waypoint is now extending their initial contract, capitalizing on an industrial relationship to continue providing the market with flexible lease solutions.
“We are proud that Waypoint has renewed their trust in Airbus Helicopters by adding the H175 to their order book”, said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “This agreement is a testimony to the quality of our long-lasting partnership and we are delighted that Waypoint, the first lessor to introduce the H145 and H135 to the market, continues to pave the way with Airbus products, providing world-class support and meeting the demanding requirements of a large variety of operators worldwide” he added.


The H175 offers excellent payload for short and long range missions, contributing to high annual productivity for operators. This, combined with low operating and maintenance costs and high availability, means superior cost effectiveness for customers. Compact in size, the H145’s large and flexible cabin reconfiguration and powerful engines make it the aircraft of choice for a variety of civil missions and an ideal choice for lessors. The H135’s operational scope includes: law enforcement, emergency medical services, VIP and business passenger transport, and the maintenance of industrial wind parks. Its mature design makes maintenance fast and easy, ensuring optimal dispatch reliability and lower operating costs and thus making it one of the lowest cost twin-engine helicopters to operate.

Heli-Expo 2017 PRESS RELEASE – 1 March 2017

Airbus Helicopters showcases H135 Helionix at Heli-Expo alongside the ever popular H145 and H130.

Marignane, France, 1st March 2017 – Airbus Helicopters will be highlighting its wide range of products and services at this year’s Heli-Expo, 7- 9 March at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, with a lineup of three of its best-selling aircraft, including the H130 in a VIP configuration; the H145 in a public services configuration and the recently certified H135 equipped with the state-of-the-art Helionix digital avionics suite. This H135 will embark on a demo tour of the U.S. and Mexico after the show.

“We are proud to showcase these hardworking helicopters as they have confirmed their positions as market leaders despite the challenges faced by the industry last year” said Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury. “We are committed to providing our customers with rotorcraft that meet their needs in terms of safety, quality and competitiveness and we continue to innovate in that direction. Digitalising our support and services sector, developing new aircraft such as the H160, and adding features like Helionix to best-sellers such as the H135 are all examples of what we do best,” he added.
Show-goers can try out the H160 experience and take a look at the H160’s VIP, oil and gas, and EMS configurations more closely with an interactive virtual reality and 360° presentation.

The company’s show display also includes HCare Customer Services counters aimed at presenting Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to supporting their customers in every aspect – training and flight operations, maintenance and upgrades, technical support, fleet management, material management, and mission preparation.

Airbus Helicopters confirmed its position as leader on the civil market in North America in 2016, taking 73 per cent of new helicopter bookings and attracting new first-time customers. “Our goal at Heli-Expo is to show our customers what we do best: design, produce, and deliver high performing and cost effective helicopters perfectly adapted to their missions”, said Chris Emerson, President of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Head of North America Region. “We’re excited to showcase helicopters such as the H145, a flexible, high performance and maintenance friendly helicopter that is proving to be popular. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s new H145, the first H145 for Law Enforcement in North America, will be on display,” Emerson added.

DECEMBER 2016

New helicopters registered in Italy:

I-BBPE Leonardo Helicopters AW169 … operated by Inaer Aviation Italia

I-HFRT Airbus Helicopters H145 … operated by Inaer Aviation Italia

I-ANKO Airbus Helicopters H145 … operated by Inaer Aviation Italia

AUGUST 2016

New helicopters registered in Italy:

I-LIKO Airbus Helicopters H145 [BK117D2] … operated by Inaer Aviation Italia.

I-MAKE Airbus Helicopters H145 [BK117D2] … operated by Elifriulia.

I-LDEM Bell B407GX … operatd by Luca De MARCHIS, pvt owner.

I-PEMA Robinson R44 … operated by Rotortech Srl.

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L’elicottero VIP Airbus Helicopters H145 Mercedes-Benz debutta in Italia.

PRESS RELEASE – Donauwörth, 22 Luglio 2016

Aersud Elicotteri, Agente e Distributore di Airbus Helicopters, ha consegnato oggi il primo H145 Mercedes-Benz destinato al mercato italiano, dopo la consegna di due mezzi analoghi ad un importante Cliente in Turchia. L’H145 MB è la versione VVIP del bimotore H145 che sta operando con successo in Italia con oltre dieci mezzi in servizio in poco più di un anno dalla sua entrata in servizio.
“La prima consegna in Italia dell’H145 Mercedes-Benz è un traguardo assai significativo per la nostra Azienda” afferma Riccardo Aichner, Presidente di Aersud Elicotteri. “Già apprezzato in Italia da diversi Operatori HEMS, l’H145 amplia la propria capacità operativa in un segmento importante del mercato italiano. Le sue prestazioni lo rendono infatti di sicuro interesse anche per il mercato Corporate/VIP.
L’H145 MB rappresenta il top nella categoria degli elicotteri bimotori medi/leggeri offrendo, rispetto ad altri modelli presenti sul mercato, prestazioni di volo eccezionali ed un particolare livello di personalizzazione. Lo stile Mercedes-Benz contraddistingue infatti, in maniera esclusiva, questa nuova versione dell’H145. Gli interni sono interamente realizzati in Italia dallo studio di design avanzato Mercedes-Benz di Como e dalla società Mecaer Aviation di Monteprandone (AP). La prestigiosa cabina VVIP è dotata di sedili ergonomici in pelle di alta qualità, pavimento interamente in legno pregiato dalle eleganti essenze e da sistemi di luce LED multicolore in grado di creare ambientazioni uniche all’interno del comparto passeggeri. Particolarmente apprezzata è l’estrema flessibilità di configurazione che consente, in pochissimi minuti, di allestire la cabina da 4 a 8 passeggeri con le diverse
possibilità intermedie.
Per il migliore comfort di volo, l’H145 MB è dotato di un sistema di controllo attivo delle vibrazioni, di una climatizzazione con controllo nelle diverse aree della cabina e di un sistema infotainment avanzato che, grazie alla connettività wi-fi anche in volo, consente ai passeggeri di scegliere se condividere o godere in piena autonomia i contenuti multimediali.
Il cockpit è caratterizzato da tre grandi display con una suite avionica di ultima generazione Helionix che fornisce assistenza completa al Pilota. In linea con gli altri modelli Airbus Helicopters come l’H160, l’H175 e l’H225, l’H145 è equipaggiato con il più avanzato autopilota a 4 assi che offre alta stabilità di volo e la possibilità di decollo automatico.
L’H145 si sta rivelando un modello di grande successo che ha già accumulato più di 18.000 ore di volo, con una disponibilità media di oltre il 90 per cento. Oggi, circa 60 elicotteri sono già in servizio in 14 Nazioni. Airbus Helicopters offre la più ampia gamma di elicotteri dedicati al segmento dell’aviazione privata e aziendale ed è leader di mercato con il 33% della flotta attualmente in servizio.

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PRESS RELEASE – 21 January 2016

Airbus Helicopters raises the maximum take-off weight of the H145 to 3,700kg.
– 50kg of additional useful load for increased mission capabilities
– Upgrade available in early 2016

Donauwörth, 21 January 2016 – In December, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the certification of the increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) for the H145. With this enhancement, the helicopter can carry an extra 50kg, raising the MTOW to a total of 3.7 metric tons. It will be available for customers in early 2016. As the improvement does not require any structural modifications or additional equipment, it will not cause extra costs for the operators.
“By raising the MTOW we are improving the mission capability of the H145, which is highly beneficial for all operators, especially in emergency medical services (EMS), law enforcement and offshore missions, where both high payload and maximum range are directly relevant for efficient helicopter operations”, said Manfred Merk, Head of the H145 programme. “The new MTOW converts in pure useful load, be it more payload or more fuel.”
The H145 is the most advanced member of its family, incorporating Arriel 2E engines and the full-composite Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor, as well as the innovative digital avionics suite Helionix® with 4-axis autopilot. The global H145 customer fleet has already accumulated more than 11,000 flying hours since the first delivery in July 2014. Today, some 53 helicopters are already in operation in 14 nations.

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