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Hong Kong Government Flying Service’s H175 fleet reaches 5,000 flight hours
Hong Kong Government Flying Service’s H175 fleet reaches 5,000 flight hours
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Hong Kong Government Flying Service’s H175 fleet reaches 5,000 flight hours

Hong Kong-based GFS has achieved two milestones with its H175 fleet.

Beijing, 16 September 2020

Hong Kong-based Government Flying Service (GFS) has achieved two milestones

As the global launch customer of the H175 public services version, Hong Kong-based Government Flying Service (GFS) has achieved two milestones with its H175 fleet: a total of 5,000 flight hours and 3,000 life-saving missions.

Since 2018, GFS has received seven public services configured H175s, becoming the world’s first operator of this variant. The public services version enlarged the mission capability of the H175, enabling 18 different missions to be conducted, such as onshore and offshore search and rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and firefighting, etc. The H175’s design and overall performance allow a single helicopter to operate a range of challenging missions without changing the helicopter's configuration. 

85,000 flight hours

Today, the global fleet of H175s operated in 11 countries and regions has accumulated 85,000 flight hours in various missions, including offshore oil and gas, public services, private and business aviation, and passenger transportation, among others. GFS’s 5,000 hours of experience has contributed to this milestone and demonstrates the unique capabilities and safety of the helicopter for demanding public services missions.
 

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019, it generated revenues of € 70 billion and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

 

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