Airbus Helicopters delivers first of three H145s to Pacific Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of three H145 helicopters to Pacific Helicopters in Papua New Guinea.

The first H145, leased from Waypoint Leasing, has arrived in the Eastern Highlands Provincial capital of Goroka, following final reassembly at Airbus Group Australia Pacific’s Sydney facility. The remaining two H145s, purchased and owned by Pacific Helicopters, will be delivered later this year.

“As a result of the introduction of the H145, and the demonstration flights carried out in Port Moresby, Pacific Helicopters is confident that their prospects for future business opportunities within the PNG Minerals and Resources industry are very exciting.”

Malcolm Smith-Kela, Pacific Helicopters owner and CEO said: “As a result of the introduction of the H145, and the demonstration flights carried out in Port Moresby, Pacific Helicopters is confident that their prospects for future business opportunities within the PNG Minerals and Resources industry are very exciting.”

The Pacific Helicopters H145s will be able to perform many tasks including EMS, oil & gas support, corporate transport and various aerial work.

Ms. Nicole Demosky, marketing manager at Pacific Helicopters added: “The H145 is a powerful, comfortable, modern and versatile multi-purpose rotorcraft, already produced with a large range of options to perform a broad mission spectrum that is also ideal for the support of the Oil & Gas Industry here in PNG.”

“The H145 is the latest variant of the popular high-performance, twin-engine range from Airbus Helicopters.”

“The H145 is the latest variant of the popular high-performance, twin-engine range from Airbus Helicopters,” said Tony Fraser, managing director of Airbus Group Australia Pacific. “We are proud to grow our partnership with Pacific Helicopters and support them as they continue to expand their operations, particularly in the demanding flying environment of Papua New Guinea.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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