Russia certificates Airbus Helicopters H225
The Airbus Helicopters H225 has been certified by Russian Certification Authorities.
It is the first time that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia.
Emeric Lhomme, general manager of Airbus Helicopters Vostok said: “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and reliable rotorcraft in the nearest future. Ten years of success on the global oil and gas market and positive feedback from hundreds of customers worldwide prove that this helicopter is the best choice for challenging missions in severe weather conditions.”
“We are certain that by choosing this helicopter Russian customers will be able to decrease operational costs as well as improve safety level and service quality,” Lhomme added.
The Russian certification will open up the all-weather market in countries such as Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Combining the ability to carry 19 passengers with its heavy-lift capacity, the H225 also offers the longest range in the industry.
“The H225 is the right answer to Russia’s needs – bringing together the experience of top-class reliability in extreme weather conditions and cutting edge avionics to fly more safely and further than any other air lifted solutions.”
Olivier Scheier, sales manager for oil & gas segment in Russia said: “The H225 is the right answer to Russia’s needs – bringing together the experience of top-class reliability in extreme weather conditions and cutting edge avionics to fly more safely and further than any other air lifted solutions. The H225 is fit for the toughest environment and guarantees the highest level of service, even in the utmost remote places.”
Approximately 70 percent of the worldwide Super Puma fleet is operated for personnel transport in support of the offshore oil & gas industry, including H225s in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Africa, Asia and South America.