LCI receives first H175, leases to CHC


Lease Corporation International (LCI) Helicopters has taken delivery of its first Airbus H175, which it will place on lease with CHC.

The helicopter will operate out of CHC’s Aberdeen base, supporting oil and gas missions in the North Sea.

Crispin Maunder, executive chairman of LCI, says: “This is an important day for LCI as we take delivery of this excellent, new generation helicopter. The H175 is now becoming established as a proven and versatile aircraft which efficiently is serving the growing oil and gas sector around the world.

“We are delighted to be accepting our first H175 from Airbus Helicopters, building on LCI’s long-established working relationship with the Airbus Group covering almost $1.5 billion in new deliveries to date.”

The H175 will be outfitted with Pratt & Whitney PT-6 engines and helionix avionics. It is fully certified to the latest FAR/JAR 29 standards.

“The addition of another H175 to our fleet in EMEA is another key step towards our goal to offer our customers a productive, safe and reliable fleet that can best meet the needs of our global customers,” said Karl Fessenden, president and chief executive officer of CHC. “LCI is an experienced lessor when it comes to placing aircraft in the oil and gas sector and we are proud to partner with them on this new aircraft.”