Helitrans, a Norwegian helicopter operator, has
acquired four light single H125 Airbus helicopters.
The H125s will be used for a wide range of
missions that cover power line construction and firefighting, as
well as sightseeing trips, photo shoots and reindeer herding.
The four new aircraft will be delivered in
“We have been operating the H125 for
almost twenty years and we are very happy to enlarge our H125
fleet with four additional helicopters to support our business
expansion” said Richard Simonsen, CEO of Helitrans. “The
aircraft’s high performance and versatility provide great mission
flexibility, which is essential for our company’s wide portfolio
Operating from eight bases throughout the
country, Helitrans is one of the largest helicopter companies in
Norway and one of the top 30 civil operators in Europe. With the
four new aircraft, Helitrans fleet will include 22 Airbus’ light
single helicopters, mainly of the H125 type and two H130s.
“We want to thank our customer Helitrans for his
renewed confidence in the H125, said Thomas Hein, Airbus
Helicopters sales manager for Western Europe. “The H125 offers by
far the highest value for money to customers worldwide and keeps
evolving to better answer to their needs. While the new glass
cockpit provides pilots with a highly visible and customisable
instrument panel, the recent maintenance plan modifications have
largely contributed to reduce aircraft maintenance cost.”
The H125 and H130 lead the single-engine
helicopter market, accounting for almost 70% of deliveries in the
last five years. The Ecureuil fleet is composed by 5000
helicopters in service with some 1900 operators across the globe
and it has accumulated more than 30 million flight hours.