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PRESS RELEASE – 3 October 2017

Airtelis orders three H215s for aerial work.

London, UK, 04 October 2017 – Airtelis, with the support of Nova Capital Group, has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 heavy helicopters, including two options.

These aircraft will complement Airtelis’ existing fleet of two H225s. The first delivery is planned for later this month. A variant of the Super Puma family, the H215 will be equipped for aerial work operations in support of Airtelis’ power line construction and maintenance missions. “We are pleased to be adding a new member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family to our fleet” said Stephane Delaye, CEO of Airtelis. “The H215’s load capacity, cost-effectiveness and OEI performance are ideal for the highly technical aerial work missions that we perform” he added. Airtelis carries out helicopter maintenance work on high and very high voltage power lines as well as on big infrastructures, load transportation, structure assembly, repair and maintenance. With over 60 years of experience performing utility helicopter missions, Airtelis has developed a specific expertise and solutions and provides its customers with the highest safety and productivity levels available. Their experience is at the service of power grid operators and their contractors.
“We are sure that the H215 will be an asset to Airtelis with its excellent availability rate, optimized maintenance and competitive operating costs and we are pleased that they are placing their trust once again in our products” said Olivier Michalon, Senior Vice President, head of Europe at Airbus Helicopters. Helicopters’ acquisition will be financed by Airtelis through a sale and leaseback transaction with Nova Capital, acting as exclusive operating lessor. “We are pleased and excited to be the first helicopter lessor worldwide to add in the coming weeks the H215 in its fleet. We are delighted to support Airtelis’ exceptional recent business growth, introducing this new versatile and highly efficient asset in our portfolio” said Olivier Piot, Chief Executive Officer of Nova Capital Group. The H215 is a twin-engine, versatile and robust helicopter that combines advanced avionics and a reliable platform for rugged multi-mission capabilities. Its baseline configuration has been optimized for aerial work missions and standard features include proven Makila 1A1 engines, the latest generation flight management system, and the most modern technologies. This includes a glass cockpit avionics system and the renowned 4-axis autopilot from Airbus Helicopters’ advanced H225 – which provides flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision and automatic hover stability in even the harshest operating conditions.

PRESS RELEASE – 19 APRIL 2016

The H215 showcases its robustness and performance in Latin America.

  •   The H215 begins its demo tour of Argentina, Chile and Peru
  •   Civil and military customers will experience the multi-mission capabilities of this powerful helicopter first-handBuenos Aires (Argentina), April 19, 2016 – The H215 heavy helicopter, a member of the Super Puma family, will be demonstrating its multi-mission capabilities and performance for aerial work in high & hot conditions during a demo tour of Latin America.The demo flights will begin tomorrow in Argentina and will then continue in Chile before finishing in Peru. During this three-week tour, both civil and military customers in the region will be invited to discover the versatility of the helicopter.

    The H215 provides advanced avionics in a reliable and sturdy platform capable of performing a wide range of missions. It offers long-range capabilities, power, speed, an excellent useful payload as well as an availability rate of more than 95 percent. Both EASA and FAA certified, the H215 is equipped with cutting-edge technology that meets the latest safety requirements of the market. This includes a glass cockpit and the renowned 4-axis autopilot used on the H225, which provides flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision and stability even in the harshest operating conditions.

    “The H215 represents a new business concept. Changes to our industrial organization allow us to offer a powerful and modern helicopter at a very competitive price, with optimized lead times and major flexibility in terms of optional equipment,” said Alexandre Ceccacci, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Cono Sur. “It’s the ideal option for customers in the region looking for a cost- effective helicopter with multi-mission capabilities.”

    The H215 is tailored for a full range of missions, in particular aerial work with internal and external loads, fire fighting, law enforcement, medical evacuation, SAR, and humanitarian missions.

    The UN and several Latin American Armed Forces are among the customers having selected the H215 or its military version – H215M- for its cost efficiency, long range capabilities and outstanding performance in high and hot environments.

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