The Airbus company Helicopters showed the best model of light single-and twin-engined helicopters at Heli-Expo exhibition Congress Centre 2017 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas (United States). The volume of orders on the N125 model, N130, N135 and N145 in 2016 totaled 351 machine. On these helicopters accounted for a large part of the Airbus supply Helicopters in the segment of civil helicopters last year.
“Exhibition of Heli-Expo 2017 showed that already at the beginning of the year, sales of our most popular models got off to a good start: we have signed contracts for the delivery of order 60 helicopters N125, N135, N145 and N175, said Guillaume Fori (Guillaume Faury), ceo of Airbus, Helicopters.
Company Milestone Aviation Group has placed a firm order worth 200 million euros to the helicopters, N145 and N135 N175. Irish Waypoint Leasing Limited has signed a contract to manufacture Airbus machines 16 Helicopters, including N135 and N145, and for the first time added N175 in its portfolio.
Separately worth noting H175, which did not model was shown at the exhibition in conjunction with active exploitation. Recently maximum take-off weight of the helicopter was increased to 7.8 t. Customers got the chance to carry up to 300 kg more payload or increase flight range on nearly 75 kilometers (40 nautical miles). Within the framework of the exhibition the Airbus, NHV and Helicopters launch customer model H175 announced reaching the mark of 10000 flight hours.
At this year’s Heli-Expo company Airbus introduced model Helicopters equipped with digital N135 avionics complex Helionix. STAT MedEvac company will be the launch customer of helicopters of this type among air ambulance operators in North America. At the exhibition it announced an order for three helicopters H135. Shortly after the event helicopter with new avionics Helionix will leave for a demonstration tour of the United States and Mexico.
Successful exhibition this year was for the model H125. REACH Air Medical Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medical Group Holdings, placed an order for five new helicopters of that model. Ruo’er General Aviation Development Group (Ruo’er Group), one of the largest Chinese companies in the segment of General Aviation, flight services provider and the airport operator, has signed an agreement of intent to supply 12 N125 with the first confirmed order for four helicopters.
Another important point of the exhibition event was the voice of Helicopters Airbus customer “(Voice of Customer), on which the company and the United States Coast Guard, more than 30 celebrated years of cooperation, as well as the achievement of an important milestone in the history of the helicopter MH-65 Dolphin — 1.5 million flying hours. Your opinion about cooperation with Airbus Helicopters Inc. and the experience of the operation of helicopters Airbus shared and two new VIP client of the company.
“We are proud that our clients, such as Jerry Jones is the owner and President of the Dallas Cowboys, as well as the head of one of the oil companies, Mike Wallace, have appreciated the quality of our products, the level of client service and shared with all the experience of cooperation with Airbus,” said Chris Emerson (Emerson), President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., the American unit of the company.
During the exhibition the company Airbus Helicopters announced that its continuing efforts to increase the level of customer service work: an independent study has confirmed the reduction of direct operating costs and the costs of Maintenance models N125, N130 and N135, which strengthened the competitive position of these helicopters.
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