Falcon Aviation signs agreement for three H160s
Falcon Aviation has signed a new memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Dubai Airshow for three additional Airbus H160s.
This is an extension on the operators original letter of intent (LOI) signed in May 2016.
“We took the decision to increase our request following a flight demonstration where we got the opportunity to test the H160’s excellent passenger flight experience first-hand” said Capt. Raman Oberoi, COO of Falcon Aviation. “The H160 definitely meets our demanding standards for VIP travelling in terms of comfort.”
Three H160 prototypes are undergoing testing and certification and are expecting to hit the market in 2019. The first H160 will be outfitted for passenger transport, configured in EMS, oil and gas and commercial air transport. The VIP version of the rotorcraft is scheduled to launch in 2021.
“We are proud that Falcon Aviation has chosen to confirm its trust placed into our latest product” said Timothee Cargill, senior vice president and head of Middle East and Africa at Airbus Helicopters. “We are sure that the H160’s high level of innovation providing unrivalled comfort with low sound levels and excellent stability alongside its exclusive interior design will be an asset to Falcon Aviation’s operations.”
This follows Falcon’s order extension of three Airbus AW169s.