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Fri, 18 December 2020

Héli-Union Orders Two Airbus H160 Helicopters

(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 aircrafts compact size will be an added advantage to landing on oil platforms.

Heli Union Airbus H160. Click to enlarge.

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 operators.

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.

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