Airbus Helicopters ends Heli Expo 2024 with 155 commitments

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New Airbus H145 for Wales Air Ambulance (Image: WAAC)
New Airbus H145 for Wales Air Ambulance (Image: WAAC)

Airbus Helicopters has ended this years Heli Expo with commitments for 155 aircraft including 40 firm orders.

The biggest customer came in the form of an historic contract with Saudi Arabian base The Helicopter company (THC) which committed to 120 aircraft including firm orders for 8 H125s and 10 H145s.

Positions itself as the leader in the medical helicopter market Airbus also received orders for 10 H145s for DRF Luftrettung and 4 H135s for U.S. operator HealthNet Aeromedical Services.

Canadian tour operator Niagara Helicopters added six H130s and Bristow placed an order for up to 15 H135s for the growing energy market.

“We thank our customers for placing their trust in our teams and our products and services with 155 commitments and 40 firm orders announced at this year’s Heli-Expo. It is a unique opportunity in the year to meet and exchange with customers and industry players. In 2023, our global fleet achieved 3 million flight hours so customer feedback is essential and it drives the continuous improvement of our solutions to enhance their critical, often life-saving, missions,” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO.

Airbus Helicopters also announced an HCare contract that ensures tip-to-tail coverage for Air Center Helicopters’ 18 H225 helicopters and the Czech Republic’s emergency medical services provider, DSA, also signed an HCare PBH contract to cover their eight H135 helicopters.

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