Airbus Helicopters demonstrates H175 to Brazilian oil and gas industry

Airbus Helicopters are demonstrating the new H175 aircraft to Brazilian oil and gas companies. The helicopter will stopover at Cabo Frio, Macaé and Rio de Janeiro.

The schedule brings the helicopter to two of the main bases that support off-shore operations: Cabo Frio, on 8 June; and Macaé, on 9-10 June, as well as stopovers at Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarepaguá Airport on 11-12 June.

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The H175 was designed to meet all the challenges of the oil and gas industry, with the capability of carrying 16 passengers. The helicopter has the range to reach 90 percent of Brazil’s offshore installations.

The new helicopter complements the heavy-lift H225, three major Brazilian operators have a total of 14 H225s in their fleets.

Christopher Grainger, vice president Oil and Gas, Airbus Helicopters says: “Airbus Helicopters is committed to its continued support of Brazil’s oil and gas sector by offering the best products – backed by a full range of services.”

“Airbus Helicopters is committed to its continued support of Brazil’s oil and gas sector by offering the best products – backed by a full range of services.”

“Today, some 50 of our rotorcraft are flown by the country’s energy operators, having accumulated more than 350,000 flight hours,” Grainger adds.

Airbus Helicopters local subsidiary, Helibras has created a new resource for the local operators. The new structure is called The Fleet Centre and will support the operators’ helicopter fleet that fly offshore from Brazil’s coast.

Airbus Helicopters released a video showing winter testing of the H175 in Yellowknife, Canada.

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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