H145 Australian demo tour

Airbus Helicopters H145 has started a month long Australian demo tour.

The helicopter will visit Brisbane and North Queensland for the first time.

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The H145 arrived in Brisbane at the weekend, having completed the Sydney component of its month-long Australia visit as part of a global tour. In Sydney, the H145 was demonstrated to a wide cross-section of current and potential customers, including local hospitals, surf life savers and private aviators.

The H145 has an equally busy programme in Brisbane and greater Queensland, before its national tour heads further north to Mackay, Townsville and the Whitsundays. It will return briefly to Brisbane before continuing south to Melbourne and Canberra, and leaving the country in late July.

Cedric Bessette, director Civil Helicopters, Airbus Group Australia Pacific said: “The potential for the H145 in our region is strong. Customers who flew the H145 were very impressed with the versatility, performance and power available, giving the H145 unrivalled operational capabilities with the highest level of safety.”

“Our customers commented on the quietness of the aircraft, as well as its ease of operation and multi-role capabilities. These qualities are thanks to the H145’s enclosed Fenestron tail rotor and an automatic variable rotor speed control system which, together, reduce external noise while boosting payload and range,” added Bessette.

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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