Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare fleet availability contract in Asia

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first HCare fleet availability contract in Asia with Taiwan’s National Airborne Services Corp.

The contract covers a fleet of 10 AS365 Dauphin helicopters operated by Taiwan’s National Airborne Services Corps (NASC), which will be covered by Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Infinite Fleet Availability services under a five-year agreement valued at €54.5 million.

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Derek Sharples, managing director of Airbus Helicopters south-east Asia in Singapore, said: “NASC is the first customer in Asia to take advantage of our newly-redefined services offer, which provides the most comprehensive coverage in the helicopter industry today.”

“This builds on our long-standing relationship with NASC, during which Airbus Helicopters has delivered on its service commitments over the years – leading to the operator’s choice for the new HCare Infinite package,” added Sharples.

Matthieu Louvot, Airbus Helicopters senior vice president customer service, said: “HCare is part of Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to keeping its customers flying, anytime, anywhere – with the emphasis on safety, customer satisfaction and operational availability.”

NASC is the Taiwan Interior Ministry’s agency responsible for search and rescue, disaster relief, emergency medical services, transportation, monitoring, reconnaissance and patrol.

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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