Airbus Helicopters will deliver six additional H160 helicopters to Milestone Aviation, after the latter agreed to add the new helicopter to its orderbooj.
The new helicopters are destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services.
Deliveries of the new H160s are slated to start in 2023.
“Today’s announcement will see us enhance our orderbook to include the H160 which we believe will be an important player in the market in the years ahead. It is a versatile, multi-mission aircraft with the opportunity to be used in a number of scenarios, particularly serving EMS operations. It will be a valuable addition to our fleet and we’re already in discussion with operators to place the aircraft into service as soon as they are available,” said Pat Sheedy, CEO of Milestone.
“We are proud that a longstanding customer such as Milestone is renewing its trust once again in Airbus helicopters. I am convinced that the level of innovation that the H160 brings to the market, whether it is passenger comfort, advanced pilot assistance, or its competiveness thanks to its increased fuel efficiency and simplified maintenance eco-system, combined with its inherent flexibility will make it a valuable asset to their operations,” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO.
Airbus Helicopters’ H160 integrates latest the airframer’s latest technological innovations which are aimed at providing passengers with superior comfort thanks to the sound-reducing Blue Edge blades and superb external visibility for both passengers and pilots.
Additional safety features are provided by Helionix’s accrued pilot assistance features.
The H160’s compact size will be an added advantage to landing on oil platforms as well as hospital heli-decks.
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