Air Zermatt receives H130
Air Zermatt of Switzerland has received a H130 helicopter.
The new aircraft has been configured for aerial work with the addition of a cargo sling.
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Gerold Biner, CEO of Air Zermatt said: “We look forward to the service introduction of our H130, which brings a modern, high-performance helicopter to our fleet that also meets the latest safety standards.”
“We look forward to the service introduction of our H130, which brings a modern, high-performance helicopter to our fleet that also meets the latest safety standards.”
The H130’s new cargo sling system has a hook capacity of 1,500 kg. When its load is released, the hook automatically transitions to a forward position, which allows maintaining the necessary fuel tank crashworthiness.
Thomas Hein, vice president – head of Western Europe at Airbus Helicopters said: “Air Zermatt is a worldwide reference for aerial work operations, and we are proud it has selected the H130 to further develop this activity.”
Air Zermatt operates five AS350 B3s and two SA315 Lamas.
The H130 is an enhanced version of Airbus Helicopters’ EC130 B4 rotorcraft providing aerial work and heavy-lift operations in a full range of conditions – especially high-altitude, mountainous terrain. It is also tailored for passenger transportation, sightseeing and VIP duties, as well as medical airlift, law enforcement and surveillance missions.