Airbus Helicopters makes EC175 first delivery to NHV


Guillaume Faury, president of Airbus Helicopters and Eric Van Hal, CEO of NHV at the handover ceremony (Credit: Lorette Fabre - 2014)

NHV are the first entry into service customer and has taken delivery of the first two EC175 helicopters.

A double-handover ceremony marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175 provided to NHV for oil and gas operations in the North Sea.

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Guillaume Faury, president of Airbus Helicopters says: “Today is a very special day for all of us. The delivery of this first EC175 is indeed a key milestone for NHV, for our customer community and for our company.”

NHV has ordered a total of 16 EC175s and the company will begin EC175 service this month from the Dutch North Sea base of Den Helder.

Eric Van Hal, CEO of NHV adds: “We are proud to be the EC175’s first operator, continuing a long partnership with Airbus Helicopters that began in 1997 with a Dauphin rotorcraft, and which now includes Super Puma AS332 L2, EC155 B1 and EC145 helicopters. Our EC175s are joining an industry-leading fleet of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft that was expanded through the announcement of our merger this year with Blueway.”

In November 2013, NHV had demo flights on the EC175