Sonair takes delivery of a new EC225 helicopter
Airbus Helicopters handed over an EC225 helicopter to Sonair, a subsidiary of the Sonangol Group of Angola, during a ceremony in France
SonAir’s fleet of Airbus Helicopters includes 11 EC225s, four AS332 L2s and three AS365 N3s. SonAir is in the process of adding a total of five additional EC225s to its inventory, three of which will be leased from Milestone Aviation Group.
Guillaume Faury , CEO of Airbus Helicopters, said: “The expansion of SonAir’s EC225 fleet underscores their confidence in this powerful helicopter for highly-demanding missions. It reinforces our long term relationship and our commitment to fully support their growing activity in Africa.”
João Andrade, CEO of Sonair, said: “By growing our fleet, SonAir will benefit from the EC225’s performance, range and power. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers with one of the best aircraft in oil and gas helicopter transportation.”
SonAir was founded 35 years ago as the aviation department of the Sonangol Group in Angola, today the company operates 25 helicopters, the majority of these aircraft support the oil and gas industry.
Airbus Helicopters released a short video on the new EC225 vertical shaft gear.