Airbus Helicopters and CMIG Leasing agree to strengthen relationship


Airbus Helicopters and CMIG Leasing have strengthened their partnership with a new agreement at this week’s China Helicopter Expo.

The two companies have agreed to cooperate even further in civil helicopter operations, including navigational operation and low-altitude air tourism, and to start working together in the public services sector, including police, emergency medical services and forest firefighting.

To achieve this improved relationship, CMIG Leasing signed a letter of intent for up to two pre-owned H225 helicopters, to be used in firefighting missions.

The agreement was signed by Tang Min, president of CMIG Leasing (previously known as CMIFL), and Marie-Agnes Veve, general manager of Airbus Helicopters China.

It builds on an existing framework agreement, announced at the 2015 China Helicopter Expo, for CMIG Leasing to take delivery of 100 Ecureuil helicopters. Twenty have been delivered so far.

“We’re delighted to further strengthen our strategic partnership and extend the cooperation with CMIG Leasing for the civil helicopter industry in China,” said Veve.

“Airbus Helicopters has been present in China for 50 years, as the first Alouette III helicopter entered into the country in 1967. We’re committed to the continued development of China’s helicopter industry and, by working with such great partners, we can all achieve more success together.”