Airbus Helicopters announces 43 orders at Heli-Expo
Airbus Helicopters booked a total of 43 orders at the 2019 edition of Heli-Expo including 21 H125/H135s from Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH).
Airbus Helicopters booked a total of 43 orders at the 2019 edition of Heli-Expo covering the whole Airbus civil product range — H125, H130, H135, H145, H160, H175 and H225. Of this total, 21 orders were from long-standing Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which unveiled a contract for a mix of single-engine H125s and twin-engine H135s.
Highlights included the launch of a new version of the H145 providing increased performance, comfort, simplicity and connectivity to the twin-engine best-seller. This new H145 secured orders for 10 units, as well as retrofits for nine helicopters.
Airbus performed daily demonstrations of its new digital support and service offerings that were unveiled at the show, such as digital log cards, with CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 to become the first helicopter to be delivered with the new system, and the new Flight Analyser data analytics.
Key contracts from the HCaresupport portfolio were signed such as the first HCare Infinite in North America for Superior Helicopters and a global support contract for the 19 helicopters of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) of the UK.
Heli-Expo also saw some partnership announcements with the selection of the Pratt & Whitney (PW 206B3) turbine engine to power the Airbus H135 IFR-certified helicopter the company is proposing for the U.S. Navy helicopter trainer replacement.
Airbus Helicopters also announced partnerships with Skytrac, AMS and Lundin Software to enhance its data collection capabilities that will enrich Airbus databases and inform analytics services for customers.