Since 2018, GFS has received seven public services configured H175s, becoming the world’s first operator of this variant. The public services version enlarged the mission capability of the H175, enabling 18 different missions to be conducted, such as onshore and offshore search and rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and firefighting, etc. The H175’s design and overall performance allow a single helicopter to operate a range of challenging missions without changing the helicopter’s configuration.
Demanding public service missions
On 16 September, the global fleet of H175s operated in 11 countries and regions has accumulated 85,000 flight hours in various missions, including offshore oil and gas, public services, private and business aviation, and passenger transportation, among others. GFS’s 5,000 hours of experience has contributed to this milestone and demonstrates the unique capabilities and safety of the helicopter for demanding public services missions.
Since July, Airbus has been delivering aircraft via e-delivery. Indonesia’s PT. Smart Cakrawala Aviation has become the first customer in Asia Pacific to take delivery of Airbus’ new H130 helicopter through a specially arranged e-acceptance process, which complies with Covid-19 health and safety regulations.