SAF Group, a French Alps-based civil operator, has
ordered six new Airbus helicopters for emergency medical service
(EMS) operations, mountain rescue, aerial work and passenger
The order includes three light single and three light
twin helicopters to be operated in Metropolitan France and in the
Reunion Island, where SAF has recently acquired Hélilagon.
Delivery of the six aircraft is planned for 2019.
“We are very
proud of the long relationship we have with Airbus Helicopters,”
said Tristan Serretta, CEO of SAF. “In such a rapidly evolving
market, a close relationship with the manufacturer is crucial to
guarantee the performance and profitability of our operations.”
The new aircraft will further expand SAF Group’s fleet of 44
Airbus’ helicopters operating seven days a week for all types of
civilian rescue and protection operations, alongside safety
SAF’s fleet is mainly composed of light singles and
twins, including 24 helicopters of the H135 family type, making
SAF one of the largest H135 commercial operator in France.