(18 Dec 2020)
Héli-Union has signed a contract with Airbus for the
purchase of two multi-mission H160 helicopters.
The H160 has been designed to handle all major missions from offshore transportation,
emergency medical services, search and rescue as well as other
public service missions.
And with no fewer than 68 patents, the H160 integrates
Airbus Helicopters’ latest technological innovations aimed at
increasing safety and comfort.
The Blue Edge blades and the largest shrouded
Fenestron tail rotor ensure low sounds levels and deliver high end
performance, whilst the aircraft’s compact size will be
an added advantage to landing on oil platforms.
“We are excited to be one of the first customers
to onboard the H160 which will expand our fleet of 40 helicopters.
We believe this program will have a great future in both civil and
defence sectors and are delighted to be an actor of its growth”
said Patrick Molis, Héli-Union CEO.
Héli-Union currently operates a fleet of
approximately 20 Airbus helicopters from the Dauphin, the H225,
and the H145 families and maintains a wide range of Airbus
Helicopters products for third parties such as civil or defence
The French operator and service provider has 60
years of experience in technical and logistical support to various
civil and military organizations around the world. The company is
active in several markets: support of civil and state aircraft
activities in France and abroad, operation of helicopters in
various countries, as well as training of pilots and technicians.
“We are proud that Héli-Union, with its vast
experience across the globe, especially in offshore
transportation, has selected the H160 to bolster its fleet of
Airbus helicopters,” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “The
H160 not only raises the bar in terms of safety, thanks to its
numerous pilot assistance features, but its reduced fuel
consumption brings much needed operational competitiveness, as
well as a lower carbon footprint, to the market.”