Airbus and NHV celebrates three years of the H175


Airbus and H175 launch customer NHV are celebrating three years of H175 operations.

NHV started flying the first two Airbus H175s on North Sea offshore transport operations in December 2014. It now flies ten H175s that it ordered in 2012, and the second batch of six aircraft will begin delivery soon.

Eric Van Hal, CEO of NHV Group, said: “I am proud that, today, NHV is the only operator with a vast experience in flying the H175.

“Thanks to the collective dedication of our teams, who are putting the advanced capability of the H175 into practice every day while upholding the highest levels of safety, we are successfully positioning the H175 as the new standard for oil and gas missions. We also thank our valued customers and Airbus Helicopters for being our strong partners in this success story.”

Expanding operations

NHV originally operated its H175s in Den Helder in the Netherlands and expanded out further into other North Sea locations and West Africa. Since the H175 entered service at NHV, it has logged more than 8,500 flights and 15,000 miles and has flown missions up to 180 nautical miles with passengers and cargo.

Guillaume Faury, Airbus Helicopters CEO, said: “I want to thank NHV for being such a strong and reliable partner. Together we have made the H175 a benchmark for offshore transport and have demonstrated that the aircraft delivers on its commitments of safety, reliability, comfort and cost effectiveness. They can count on our continued support to guarantee the success of their demanding missions.”