CMIG Leasing (previously known as CMIFL) and
Airbus Helicopters have signed an agreement to deepen their
cooperation in civil helicopter operations including navigational
operation and low-altitude air tourism.
Both parties will also work towards
expanding this cooperation to the public services segment,
including police aviation, emergency medical services (EMS), and
To accomplish such objectives, CMIG Leasing
signed a letter of intent for up to two pre-owned H225 helicopters
to be used in firefighting missions.
CMIG Leasing is following the terms and
conditions of the existing framework agreement announced at China
Helicopter Exposition in 2015, which covers a total of 100
Ecureuil family helicopters. To date, 20 Ecureuil helicopters from
this agreement have already been delivered.
“We’re delighted to further strengthen our
strategic partnership and extend the cooperation with CMIG Leasing
for the civil helicopter industry in China,” said Marie-Agnes Veve,
General Manager of Airbus Helicopters China. “Airbus Helicopters
has been present in China for 50 years, as the first Alouette III
helicopter entered into the country in 1967. We are committed to
the continued development of China’s helicopters industry and by
working with such great partners, we can all achieve more success
CMIG Leasing is one of the most influential
helicopter leasing companies in China, as well as a strategic
partner of Airbus Helicopters.
At the last China Airshow in 2016, CMIG
Leasing signed a LOI for the new generation, twin-engine H160
helicopter, making them the launch customer in China.