Airbus Helicopters makes EC175 first delivery to NHV

NHV are the first entry into service customer and has taken delivery of the first two EC175 helicopters.

A double-handover ceremony marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175 provided to NHV for oil and gas operations in the North Sea.

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Guillaume Faury, president of Airbus Helicopters says: “Today is a very special day for all of us. The delivery of this first EC175 is indeed a key milestone for NHV, for our customer community and for our company.”

NHV has ordered a total of 16 EC175s and the company will begin EC175 service this month from the Dutch North Sea base of Den Helder.

Eric Van Hal, CEO of NHV adds: “We are proud to be the EC175’s first operator, continuing a long partnership with Airbus Helicopters that began in 1997 with a Dauphin rotorcraft, and which now includes Super Puma AS332 L2, EC155 B1 and EC145 helicopters. Our EC175s are joining an industry-leading fleet of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft that was expanded through the announcement of our merger this year with Blueway.”

In November 2013, NHV had demo flights on the EC175

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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