NHV H175 logs 1,000 flight service hours
NHV Group has logged the first 1,000 flight hours with the Airbus Helicopters H175.
The 1,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s initial two H175s as the launch operator, which introduced the helicopters into service in December 2014.
The rotorcraft have since completed more than 750 flights and carried approximately 11.000 passengers; conducted in the challenging North Sea weather conditions, and non-stop flights performed to distances of 175 nautical miles with passengers and cargo.
“The H175 is setting new standards in the super-medium rotorcraft category, with excellent marks received from NHV pilots and maintenance teams, along with the passengers being flown.”
Guillaume Faury, president of Airbus Helicopters said: “The H175 is setting new standards in the super-medium rotorcraft category, with excellent marks received from NHV pilots and maintenance teams, along with the passengers being flown. Achieving this milestone with NHV highlights Airbus Helicopters’ strong commitment to customer satisfaction and providing effective support to ensure a high availability of our helicopters”.
The helicopters are flying from Den Helder in northern Holland. NHV Group ultimately will increase its fleet to 16 of these new-generation helicopters.
“We are very pleased with the H175s.”
“We are very pleased with the H175s,” added Eric Van Hal, the CEO of NHV Group. “Our pilots appreciate their excellent handling characteristics, plus the speed and range; while passengers are impressed with the cabin comfort, smooth ride and low noise levels.”
The H175s joined NHV’s rotorcraft fleet that also includes Airbus Helicopters-built AS365N3 Dauphins, H225s, AS332 L2 Super Pumas, H155s and EC145s.