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LCI and SMFL announces 14 orders and 7 options – for Airbus H145, H160 and H175

LCI and SMFL announces 14 orders and 7 options – for Airbus H145, H160 and H175

21-May-2024Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have announced an order for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters from Airbus. The major new order from LCI and SMFL’s joint venture leasing operation, SMFL LCI Helicopters (SMFLH), consists of 14 firm​ orders​ plus 7 options. It is... Read more

New lessor GDHF orders 10 H175s, options for 10 more

New lessor GDHF orders 10 H175s, options for 10 more

29-Apr-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and GDAT, have signed a contract for up to 20 H175 helicopters (ten firm orders and ten options). GD Helicopter Finance (GDHF), a start-up helicopter leasing and finance company based in Dublin, Ireland, will be marketing these H175 helicopters to customers in the energy, SAR, EMS and parapublic market segments worldwide. “GDHF is very pleased... Read more

China’s Skyco Leasing signs for six AIrbus H175s

China’s Skyco Leasing signs for six AIrbus H175s

11-Mar-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., a state-owned enterprise belonging to China’s Guangdong Province, have signed a contract for six H175 helicopters. Entrusted by the Guangdong Provincial Government, SKYCO Leasing is in charge of leading the aviation industry development in the province. The versatile H175 helicopters acquired by SKYCO Leasing will be deployed by... Read more

Future UK military helicopter reaches next competition stage

Future UK military helicopter reaches next competition stage

27-Feb-2024Source: UK MoD

The next stage of the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) Programme has been announced by the Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge, today. The NMH Programme is an initiative to acquire a modern medium-lift support helicopter, which will deliver up to five rotary wing requirements using a single aircraft-type. This means that the platform will be... Read more

Omni to add seven super-mediums to fleet – both H175 and AW189

Omni to add seven super-mediums to fleet – both H175 and AW189

16-Nov-2023Source: Omni

Lisbon-based Omni Helicopters International (OHI), Latin America’s largest provider of air mobility and delivery solutions, announced that it has secured seven (7) additional Super Medium helicopters for delivery in 2023 & 2024 to meet new customer demands, citing sustainability and product reliability benefits. OHI´s Group Chief Operating Officer, Duncan Moore said “We decided to step... Read more

PHI signs for 20 Airbus H175s and 8 H160s

PHI signs for 20 Airbus H175s and 8 H160s

13-Sep-2023Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement that includes commitments for 20 super-medium H175 helicopters and 8 H160s to serve the energy market worldwide, including in the US. These 28 state-of-the-art helicopters will better position PHI to respond to the energy market’s expected growing offshore transportation needs.These commitments are composed of... Read more

NHV Awarded Contract for Buchan Well Abandonment Operations in North Sea

NHV Awarded Contract for Buchan Well Abandonment Operations in North Sea

21-Aug-2023Source: NHV

NHV Helicopters Ltd, a leading provider of helicopter services for the offshore industry, has secured a significant contract to support Buchan Well Abandonment operations in the Central North Sea (CNS). The contract, awarded by WellSafe Guardian Limited on behalf of its client Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited (RSRUK), will see NHV deliver approximately four flights... Read more

Offshore Helicopter Services UK extend Serica contract

Offshore Helicopter Services UK extend Serica contract

16-Aug-2023Source: OHS

Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHSUK) have signed a new multi-year contract extension with Serica Energy. The five-year deal with potential for further extensions, takes the relationship between partners at least beyond eight years. Serica will use H175 and S92 aircraft to service their current North Sea operations, in particular the Bruce platform. Offshore Helicopters UK... Read more

No change in UK New Military Helicopter program requirements

No change in UK New Military Helicopter program requirements

24-Jul-2023Source: HeliHub.com

There have been recent reports that the UK Ministry of Defence has reduced the number of helicopters they will be procuring under their New Military Helicopter (NMH) program.  These news items were quoting Lenny Brown, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters UK saying at the recent Royal International Air Tattoo that the number is now “25... Read more

CHC wins contract for Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

CHC wins contract for Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

7-Jul-2023Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter, the global helicopter services company specialising in offshore transportation, is proud to announce its recent contract award for the construction of Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture partnership between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vårgrønn. Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in the North Sea more than 130km from the Yorkshire... Read more

NHV wins new Danish contract from TotalEnergies

NHV wins new Danish contract from TotalEnergies

5-May-2023Source: NHV

NHV A/S, has announced that they have secured a new contract from TotalEnergies EP Denmark, to support offshore operations in the Danish sector of the North Sea. The contract will see NHV deploy a dedicated H175 aircraft to transport personnel and equipment to TotalEnergies’ installations in the Dan and Tyra Field. NHV’s purpose-built base in... Read more

RIVE Private Investment commits to eight H175s for delivery 2024-6

RIVE Private Investment commits to eight H175s for delivery 2024-6

20-Mar-2023Source: RIVE Private Investment

RIVE Private Investment and Airbus Helicopters are entering a partnership to support the #H175 platform which includes the acquisition of eight H175s to serve the energy and search & rescue industry between 2024 and 2026. Founded in 2013, RIVE Private Investment is a European investment firm specialized in real assets with a focus on sustainable infrastructure and transportation assets. Leveraging its expertise,... Read more

Airbus H175 blades snapped off at the root

Airbus H175 blades snapped off at the root

20-Feb-2023Source: HeliHub.com

An Airbus H175 helicopter operated by Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHS) has suffered significant damage. G-MCSH flew a 130 mile sector to the Elgin rig on the North Sea, due east of Aberdeen on the morning of Friday 17th February, departing just before 7.30am. Unfortunately the aircraft had a tail rotor issue prior to its... Read more

Korea looks to replace Presidential S92s

Korea looks to replace Presidential S92s

16-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Korean military has started the process of replacing their three Sikorsky S92s which are operated in support of the President.  The three have exceeded their planned replacement cycle of 10 years, in part due to the pandemic enforcing different priorities on Government time. The Korean Air Force has submitted documentation to the Joint Chiefs... Read more

First H175 in commercial operations in Asia identified

First H175 in commercial operations in Asia identified

12-Dec-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Ahead of any announcement by Airbus Helicopters, the HeliHub research team have been monitoring social media posts about the first Airbus H175 to arrive in Asia for commercial operations. The region is already home to ten H175s, with Hong Kong Government Flying Service fleet of seven SAR examples, and the Royal Thai Police flying a... Read more

LCI signs for up 6 Airbus H175s

LCI signs for up 6 Airbus H175s

27-Jul-2022Source: LCI

  LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has today announced an order for up to six H175 super-medium helicopters from Airbus, valued at over US$125 million. The order is for two confirmed aircraft with the first H175 set to be delivered to LCI in late 2023. The agreement provides for... Read more

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flying hours with the H175

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flying hours with the H175

31-May-2022Source: NHV

NHV Group is pleased to announce that our fleet of Airbus H175 has achieved over 70,000 flying hours, a whopping 50% of the total 140,000 H175 flying hours worldwide. Our success story with the H175 commenced in 2014, when NHV Group became the launching helicopter operator for this Super Medium Aircraft type. Initially, the aircraft... Read more

Indra to supply H175 sim to Hong Kong Government Flying Service

Indra to supply H175 sim to Hong Kong Government Flying Service

20-Oct-2021Source: Indra

The Government Flying Service (GFS) company, responsible for the air rescue service in Hong Kong, and the Logistics Department (GLD) of this Government have selected Indra, one of the main global technology and consulting companies, as supplier of the Simulator of Flight and Mission of the H175 Helicopter in an open competition in competition with... Read more

Romania picks Sikorsky S70i for emergency situations; Leonardo appeals

Romania picks Sikorsky S70i for emergency situations; Leonardo appeals

15-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Romanian Government has announced the results of a helicopter tender, although like many such processes, it is already subject to an appeal from an unselected bidder. The requirement was for up to twelve medium/heavy helicopters, to be operated by Serviciul Mobil de Urgență, Reanimare și Descarcerare – fortunately known by its SMURD initials –... Read more

Dutch court rejects NHV appeal against Bristow SAR contract award

Dutch court rejects NHV appeal against Bristow SAR contract award

18-Aug-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Dutch court has rejected the appeal by NHV on the way that the new Dutch SAR contract was decided, which leaves Bristow Helicopters to start the contract with AW189s on 1st July 2022. ​SAR support in the Netherlands is currently flown by NHV using AS365N helicopters – the first time SAR had been contracted... Read more

Omni adds four H175s for new Petrobras contract

Omni adds four H175s for new Petrobras contract

9-Aug-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Brazilian operator Omni is expanding after winning new work from national oil company Petrobras. Omni will soon have an active fleet of five Airbus H175 helicopters, one delivered into Brazil in September 2020 for an earlier contract and four currently in transit for the new contract. The four being added consist of two leased from... Read more

Airbus Helionix fleet reaches 500,000 flight hours

Airbus Helionix fleet reaches 500,000 flight hours

5-Jul-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Underscoring its growing popularity with operators worldwide, Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics suite now equips more than 500 H135, H145, H160, and H175 rotorcraft around the world – with over half a million flight hours logged to date by this fleet. Airbus continues to enhance the capabilities of Helionix with new features, functionality, and connectivity –... Read more

Leonardo investing heavily in AW149 for UK New Medium Helicopter program

Leonardo investing heavily in AW149 for UK New Medium Helicopter program

1-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo is investing a significant amount of time and resources into ensuring the AW149 is as well-prepared as it can be for the UK New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. In March, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the programme by press release, well ahead of any more detailed documentation being made available. It is... Read more

Airbus and SKYTRAC Formalize Long-term Supply Chain Agreement

Airbus and SKYTRAC Formalize Long-term Supply Chain Agreement

22-Jun-2021Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC, a leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc.  that will enable customers to select SKYTRAC avionics on newly purchased helicopters including the popular H145, H160, H175 and H225 models. “SKYTRAC and Airbus Helicopters have a longstanding history, and we are... Read more

NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

27-May-2021Source: NHV Group

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has established a brand-new maintenance training organization that will provide training and certification for aircraft technicians. NHV will offer aircraft type-related training, initially focusing on the Airbus H145 D2/D3, Airbus H175, Airbus AS365N3 and Leonardo AW139. Thanks to a collaborative partnership with the... Read more

Airbus bids H175 for NYPD two-ship SAR requirement

Airbus bids H175 for NYPD two-ship SAR requirement

6-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has submitted a bid to the New York Police Department (NYPD)’s request for proposal for two new helicopters to partially replace their aging fleet of rotorcraft. Airbus is prepared to equip the New York Police Department with high-tech, high-performance search and rescue H175 helicopters. “Airbus is honored to have the opportunity to... Read more

30-Mar-21 G-EMEB Airbus H175 Mariner A Platform, UK

30-Mar-21 G-EMEB Airbus H175 Mariner A Platform, UK

30-Mar-2021

Offshore rig helideck surface block collapsed, trapping the starboard main wheel.  Unclear at present whether the collapse was caused by the wheel or the integrity of the block.  Anonymously supplied images can be seen at both links below The Mariner field is in UK Block 9/11a in the northern North Sea approximately 95 miles east... Read more

NHV awarded contract by Allseas Engineering

NHV awarded contract by Allseas Engineering

5-Mar-2021Source: NHV

NHV Group today announced a new contract with Allseas to provide helicopter services in support of the Energinet Europipe II Branch Pipeline project. The weekly H175 flights will depart from NHV’s base in Esbjerg. The state-of-the -art H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type is specifically designed to meet the evolving mission needs in... Read more

Dentons represents Airbus Bank on Mexican H145 and H175 financing

Dentons represents Airbus Bank on Mexican H145 and H175 financing

10-Feb-2021Source: Dentons

Global law firm Dentons has advised the Munich-based financier, Airbus Bank GmbH (Airbus Bank), on its portfolio financing of four new Airbus helicopters leased to Transportes Aéreos Pegaso (Pegaso), a Mexican air transport service provider. The helicopter portfolio includes two H175s and two H145s, making Pegaso the first H145 operator in Mexico and the first... Read more

NHV Awarded Offshore Contract by Neptune Energy

NHV Awarded Offshore Contract by Neptune Energy

2-Feb-2021Source: NHV Group

NHV Group announced a new long-term contract with Neptune Energy in support of itsoffshore Seagull Field development. Under the initial eighteen months agreement, the H175 flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to transport passengers to the drilling rig. The state-of-the-art H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type is specifically designed to meet... Read more

Denmark sets 2050 as the end of oil production

Denmark sets 2050 as the end of oil production

7-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Danish parliament made two far-reaching decisions late last week. Firstly, to abandon the planned round of tenders for oil exploration, and secondly to stop all production from the Danish sector of the North Sea by 2050. The announcement included plans for a local initiative to support longer term development and employment in Esbjerg and... Read more

CHC starts 15 week Petrogas contract

CHC starts 15 week Petrogas contract

6-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Offshore operator CHC yesterday positioned an Airbus H175 from Aberdeen to Den Helder in the Netherlands. This is for a contract with Petrogas Exploration & Production Netherlands for crew transport to/from Maersk Resilient for their drilling activities in the A / B block. The project is expected to last approximately 15 weeks. Jeremy Parkin –... Read more

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

28-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry. “The H175 offers... Read more

23-Sep-20 G-???? Airbus H175 Aberdeen, UK

23-Sep-20 G-???? Airbus H175 Aberdeen, UK

23-Sep-2020

Failure of recently-overhauled main gear box during ground run. Significant damage to the main gear box No information provided on registration or operator.... Read more

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

3-Aug-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock has secured two new five-year contracts in the UK and Denmark to provide energy major Total with helicopter transport in the North Sea. The contracts, which were won in a competitive tender, will see Babcock’s Offshore business operate a mix of S-92 and H175 helicopters for Total in the UK. Flights from Aberdeen will... Read more

NHV H175 fleet exceeds 40,000 FHRS

NHV H175 fleet exceeds 40,000 FHRS

17-Jul-2020Source: NHV

NHV Group is pleased to announce that its H175 fleet surpassed its first 40,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms. At present the worldwide H175 fleet has accumulated over 66,000 flight hours,... Read more

NHV extends North Sea contract with Ithaca Energy

NHV extends North Sea contract with Ithaca Energy

15-Jun-2020Source: NHV

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has signed a five-year contract extension with Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited, providing aviation services to the Ithaca Energy Group’s operated FPF-1 installation, Alba, Captain and Erskine fields in the Scottish North Sea. The extension covers seven-day-a-week coverage and will start in January 2021.... Read more

Airbus improves H175 damper & pitch rod maintenance

Airbus improves H175 damper & pitch rod maintenance

24-Feb-2020Source: Airbus

In the frame of its maintenance improvement programme for the H175 super medium helicopters, Airbus Helicopters proposes a new solution for measuring the “rod end play” on aircraft with removal of the dampers and pitch rods, which significantly reduces the maintenance workload. The solution consists of two new Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for the “rod... Read more

Airbus delivers second ACH175 for superyacht operations

Airbus delivers second ACH175 for superyacht operations

14-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters have recently delivered a new H175 helicopter for operations based on a superyacht. Given the size of an H175, there are very few superyachts capable of hosting it, and HeliHub.com research points to it operating from MY Flying Fox, which was completed by the Lurssen shipyard in March 2019 (image below), and is... Read more

Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

10-Jan-2020

At one time, Bristow Group had a total of 22 Airbus H175s on order. Here’s the timeline of the announcements 2013 – an initial order of “up to 12”, which turned out to be 5 when you read the 2015 release 2015 – increased by 12 in 2015, a further five were then added in 2017 –... Read more

Babcock Offshore secures new North Sea helicopter contract

Babcock Offshore secures new North Sea helicopter contract

2-Dec-2019Source: Babcock Offshore

Babcock Offshore has confirmed a new three-year contract to provide the expanding UK-based Oil and Gas company Serica Energy with offshore helicopter crew transport services. The contract was awarded after a competitive tender and will see Babcock transport Serica Energy passengers to and from the company’s Bruce complex in the North Sea, 340 km north... Read more

NHV gains a UK Air Operator Certificate

NHV gains a UK Air Operator Certificate

28-Oct-2019Source: NHV

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced that it has gained an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). With this AOC, NHV again confirms its intention to strengthen its position in the UK offshore helicopter segment. The Group has currently inducted 7 aircraft under its UK... Read more

NHV Awarded Offshore Contract by Petrofac

NHV Awarded Offshore Contract by Petrofac

29-Aug-2019Source: NHV

The NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract to provide helicopter services for Petrofac. Initially, under the new four year agreement, four crew change flights per week will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the FPF1 floating production facility using H175 helicopters. The state-of-the-art H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type is... Read more

Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

3-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters becomes the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. The new https://keycopter.airbus.com/en/-/new-digital-logcard-service Digital LogCard service was announced during HAI Heli-Expo 2019, with the CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 to become the first Airbus helicopter to benefit fully from this new service. The advantages of Digital LogCard are... Read more

Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

11-Apr-2019

The US Government has issued a statement proposing new import duties, on the basis of what they believe to be subsidies from the EU to Airbus (as a Group) valued at $11 Billion per year. This figure is subject to an arbitration at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the result of which is expected to... Read more

Full Flight Simulator upgraded

Full Flight Simulator upgraded

10-Apr-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Full Flight Simulator (FFS) of Airbus Helicopters in Helisim (France) has been upgraded with the latest step 3 Helionix version delivered on new H175 aircraft. In addition to the improved similarity with the aircraft real life situations, this update includes new mission capabilities: • AFCS SAR (Search And Rescue) modes allowing to perform SAR... Read more

NHV awarded contract from Premier Oil

NHV awarded contract from Premier Oil

5-Apr-2019Source: NHV

The NHV Group announced a new long-term contract with Premier Oil to provide helicopter services to their North Sea assets. Daily flights with the H175 will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen for a period of 5 years. To further optimize its service, NHV will add another brand new H175 to its fleet in Aberdeen.... Read more

NHV gains 12th H175

NHV gains 12th H175

4-Apr-2019Source: NHV

The NHV Group today announced that it has taken delivery of its 12th H175 super-medium twin helicopter. The aircraft with registration OY-HVR was added to NHV’s base in Esbjerg, where the company now operates 6 helicopters of the same model in support of its clients’ offshore North Sea Operations. The event underlines the Group’s strategy... Read more

Airbus becomes first helicopter manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first helicopter manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

2-Apr-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters becomes the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. The new Digital LogCard service was announced during HAI Heli-Expo 2019, with the CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 to become the first Airbus helicopter to benefit fully from this new service. The advantages of Digital LogCard are numerous:... Read more

NHV H175 fleet exceeds 30000 flight hours

NHV H175 fleet exceeds 30000 flight hours

28-Mar-2019Source: NHV Group

NHV Group is pleased to announce that its H175 fleet surpassed its first 30,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms. The 30,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s fleet of eleven H175s.... Read more

CHC H175 to become first helicopter new digital logcards

CHC H175 to become first helicopter new digital logcards

13-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 will become the first Airbus helicopter to be delivered with digital logcards. The announcement, made at HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, makes Airbus Helicopters the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. “A logcard is a document that tracks the entire history of critical... Read more

Babcock Australasia reports successful first year of H175 operations

Babcock Australasia reports successful first year of H175 operations

13-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Babcock Australasia, the aerospace and defence company, is celebrating its first year of Airbus H175 helicopter operations in Timor Leste after clocking up nearly 1400 flights providing offshore aviation services for their oil and gas customer. The company, which operates two H175s on personnel transport, search and rescue, and medevac duties in the Timor Sea... Read more

Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for SAR

Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for SAR

8-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration. These new H175s will perform SAR missions in one of the world’s busiest areas for... Read more

China picks Airbus H175 for SAR

China picks Airbus H175 for SAR

6-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration. These new H175s will perform SAR missions in one of the world’s busiest areas for... Read more

Babcock H175s return to Airbus for retrofit work

Babcock H175s return to Airbus for retrofit work

8-Feb-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock MCS Offshore have a fleet of four Airbus H175 helicopters, and we recently tracked one of these taking an unusual route.  Ship #5022 registered as G-MCSE took a two day ferry flight on 29th and 30th January from Babcock’s base at Aberdeen through to the Airbus Helicopters facility at Albacete in Spain, with an... Read more

CHC Completes First Flight for Neptune Energy

CHC Completes First Flight for Neptune Energy

30-Aug-2018Source: CHC

Earlier this month Neptune Energy and CHC Helicopter celebrated the inaugural flight from Norwich, with the H175 to the Cygnus A and Cygnus B installations in the Southern North Sea as part of a new 22-month contract with multiple extension options. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue our 17 year aviation partnership... Read more

Babcock takes delivery of another new S92

Babcock takes delivery of another new S92

13-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore (Babcock MCSO) has added a Sikorsky S-92 to its fleet. Their fleet consists of AS365 helicopters, H175s, AW139s and S-92s. They also have 9 grounded Super Pumas, reports Energy Voice.... Read more

NHV win Siemens Gamesa wind farm contract with H175 at Aberdeen

NHV win Siemens Gamesa wind farm contract with H175 at Aberdeen

11-Jul-2018Source: NHV

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Siemens Gamesa to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of the Beatrice Offshore Wind farm. The operations are expected to start mid-summer until spring 2019. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. NHV... Read more

Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

19-Jun-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Hong Kong based Government Flying Service (GFS) has received three H175s in public services configuration, becoming the world’s first operator of this new variant which enlarges the H175 mission capacity to search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting as well as land and maritime border control operations. In 2015, GFS became the... Read more

NHV awarded contract by Dana Petroleum

NHV awarded contract by Dana Petroleum

8-Jun-2018Source: NHV Group

The NHV Group today announced a new long term contract with Dana Petroleum to provide helicopter services to their central and northern North Sea assets. Daily flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Triton FPSO in the Central North Sea and Western Isles FPSO in the East Shetland Basin for a period... Read more

Pegaso returns to the H175 with new order

Pegaso returns to the H175 with new order

5-Mar-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Mexican Oil&Gas operator Transportes Aéreos Pegaso has signed for an additional H175, bringing to four the number of orders it has placed for this super-medium. Delivered in the summer of 2016, the first aircraft has been performing crew change missions for geo-seismic vessels. A second H175 will be delivered in the spring of 2018 to... Read more

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

28-Feb-2018Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade Services, a leading independent helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters announces record results for 2017 and several industry firsts. Rotortrade through its six offices and various partners around the world has reported the sale of 26 aircraft in 2017 with close to double the number of transactions made in over... Read more

LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

28-Feb-2018Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today announced that it is expanding its partnership with CHC through the placement of a second Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft with the operator. The helicopter is due to enter service in December 2018 and will be supporting CHC’s operations in the UK. This... Read more

Airbus reports on 2017 orders and deliveries

Airbus reports on 2017 orders and deliveries

23-Jan-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters delivered 409 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 350 helicopters (net: 335) in 2017, with a strong commercial performance on the heavy and super-medium segments. The company booked 54 orders for helicopters of the Super Puma family and 19 orders for the super-medium H175, confirming those types as best-sellers on their respective market... Read more

Babcock introduces two H175s to the Southern Hemisphere

Babcock introduces two H175s to the Southern Hemisphere

19-Dec-2017Source: Babcock

Global offshore service provider Babcock International has taken delivery of two H175s at a ceremony in Darwin, Australia. Babcock’s aircraft are the first H175s to be introduced into the southern hemisphere and will be based in Dili, Timor Leste. The new aircraft will be used to transport personnel and provide search and rescue and medevac support in... Read more

CHC receives second H175 via LCI lease

CHC receives second H175 via LCI lease

18-Dec-2017Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has taken delivery of its first Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft and placed it on lease with CHC. The aircraft will be based out of Aberdeen, Scotland, supporting oil and gas production activities in the North Sea. Crispin Maunder, Executive Chairman of LCI, says: “This... Read more

Airbus receives EASA Certification for Rig’N Fly for the H175

Airbus receives EASA Certification for Rig’N Fly for the H175

1-Nov-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s offshore mission capability providing fully automatic rig approaches. The automated mode also reinforces flight safety by allowing the crew... Read more

NHV H175 fleet reaches 8,500 flights in 3 years

NHV H175 fleet reaches 8,500 flights in 3 years

13-Oct-2017Source: NHV

Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with super medium helicopters. NHV was the global launching customer of this platform, whose first two aircraft entered into service in December 2014. Since then the... Read more

Airbus and NHV celebrate three years flying H175s

Airbus and NHV celebrate three years flying H175s

9-Oct-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with this super medium helicopter. NHV was the global launching customer of this platform, whose first two aircraft entered into service in December 2014. Since then... Read more

EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly

EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly

9-Oct-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s offshore mission capability providing fully automatic rig approaches. The automated mode also reinforces flight safety by allowing the crew... Read more

Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific

Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific

3-Oct-2017Source: Airbus

The Royal Thai Police has received two H175 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, making it the first in Asia Pacific to operate the newest rotorcraft. The Royal Thai Police will be using this super medium aircraft, equipped with the latest aircraft technology and capabilities, for VVIP transportation and various police missions. “We welcome the Royal Thai... Read more

Milestone and Babcock celebrate lease fleet of 50

Milestone and Babcock celebrate lease fleet of 50

2-Oct-2017Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone) and Babcock Mission Critical Services Ltd. announce the sixth anniversary of their lease partnership. Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, has served Babcock (and its predecessor companies) since 2011, first providing for the purchase/lease-back of three light-twin emergency medical service helicopters operated in Spain and Portugal. Today, Milestone leases... Read more

CHC commences H175 revenue operations

CHC commences H175 revenue operations

8-Sep-2017Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter today celebrated the inaugural flight of CHC’s new Airbus H175 super-medium aircraft to the Ocean Patriot. “I am delighted to see the H175 officially take off for our European operation – the first of three in the CHC fleet– and to offer this new-generation aircraft to Shell, for whom we have provided aviation... Read more

CHC signs HCare contract with Airbus for H175

CHC signs HCare contract with Airbus for H175

30-Aug-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

CHC Helicopter has signed an HCare services contract to cover the operator’s H175 helicopter, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Under this nose to tail contract, Airbus Helicopters is entrusted with providing all spare parts and repairable items for CHC’s H175. “As we introduce these new aircraft to our fleet, we needed to make sure we were... Read more

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

16-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Heli Holland have announced on their Facebook page the acquisition of three helicopters to increase their offshore work.  They have acquired two EC155s previously operated by CHC, registered PH-EUB and PH-SHO, and the sole EC175 operated by Mexican operator Pegaso.  The 155s are already carrying Heli Holland Offshore titles, and one is currently not fitted... Read more

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