Airbus Helicopters signs first HCare fleet availability contract in Asia


NASC Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin (Credit: NASC)

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first HCare fleet availability contract in Asia with Taiwan’s National Airborne Services Corp.

The contract covers a fleet of 10 AS365 Dauphin helicopters operated by Taiwan’s National Airborne Services Corps (NASC), which will be covered by Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Infinite Fleet Availability services under a five-year agreement valued at €54.5 million.

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Derek Sharples, managing director of Airbus Helicopters south-east Asia in Singapore, said: “NASC is the first customer in Asia to take advantage of our newly-redefined services offer, which provides the most comprehensive coverage in the helicopter industry today.”

“This builds on our long-standing relationship with NASC, during which Airbus Helicopters has delivered on its service commitments over the years – leading to the operator’s choice for the new HCare Infinite package,” added Sharples.

Matthieu Louvot, Airbus Helicopters senior vice president customer service, said: “HCare is part of Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to keeping its customers flying, anytime, anywhere – with the emphasis on safety, customer satisfaction and operational availability.”

NASC is the Taiwan Interior Ministry’s agency responsible for search and rescue, disaster relief, emergency medical services, transportation, monitoring, reconnaissance and patrol.