CHI Aviation purchases two EC175 helicopters

CHI Aviation of Howell, Michigan has purchased two Airbus Helicopters Inc EC175 helicopters.
Eurocopter EC175 in flight.

Airbus Helicopters EC175 in flight.

Airbus Helicopters Inc has announced that CHI Aviation of Howell, Michigan has purchased two EC175s aircraft.

The helicopters will be used predominantly in search & rescue missions, but will also support passenger transport for its oil and gas customers on the US Gulf Coast.

“We are excited about the addition of the EC175 to our fleet,” said CHI Aviation president Chris Turner. “Our customers will benefit greatly from the value added service we will provide with this aircraft.”

The two EC175s are the first Airbus Helicopters purchase for CHI and will be delivered in 2017

“Airbus Helicopters is proud to team with CHI Aviation and is excited about the new super medium-twin market in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Treg Manning, vice president of Sales and Marketing of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. “The EC175 was designed to meet the demands of operators in variety of mission environments and is particularly well suited for the oil and gas industry.”

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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