Helitrans of Norway has become the first company
to take delivery of a new Airbus helicopter using the e-delivery
process devised to ensure compliance with COVID19 health and
Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the
latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that
allowed all the requirements of the normal process to be met,
without the need for physical meetings or travel.
The system relies on the customer accepting
flight-test and inspection findings conducted by authorized Airbus
staff in place of their own employees who usually perform those
Key elements include an expanded test flight
including the customer acceptance tests, a video inspection of the
helicopter and loose object check, disinfection of all items, and
the aircraft documentation verification.
The summary information was presented via an
online video conference with representatives of Airbus
Helicopters, authorized dealer Østnes and Helitrans enabling the
formal transfer of title to take place.
were then transported by road to Norway to be received by the
Helitrans in Trondheim.
Airbus Helicopters Executive Vice President of
Global Business, Ben Bridge, said, “We are acutely aware of the
challenges faced by our customers in the current difficult
environment and we are doing all we can to support them -
including maintaining scheduled deliveries. At the same time the
health and safety of our employees is our number one priority.
Fortunately we have built a level of trust with key customers over
the years that has made this innovative process possible.”