Airbus Helicopters Wraps up Heli-Expo 2024 with 155 Commitments

Civil Aviation

Anaheim. Airbus Helicopters wraps up the 2024 edition of Heli-Expo with 155 commitments, including 40 firm orders, from customers worldwide for a variety of its multi-mission helicopters.

Major highlights included a historic contract with THC for up to 120 helicopters of various types, with a firm order for 8 H125s and 10 H145s as part of the agreement. Airbus Helicopters continued to position itself as the leader on the helicopter emergency medical services market with the H145 for THC and up to 10 H145s for DRF Luftrettung. U.S. operator HealthNet Aeromedical Services added four H135s to its all-Airbus fleet.

The Canadian tour operator Niagara Helicopters added six H130s and Bristow placed an order for up to 15 H135s for the growing energy market. Airbus Helicopters and LCI announced two partnerships strengthening their long-standing relationship, one to explore the advanced air mobility (AAM) market and the other to address long-term capacity, sustainability and financing requirements of the industry.

“We thank our customers for placing their trust in our teams and our products and services with 155 commitments and 40 firm orders announced at this year’s Heli-Expo. It is a unique opportunity in the year to meet and exchange with customers and industry players. In 2023, our global fleet achieved 3 million flight hours so customer feedback is essential and it drives the continuous improvement of our solutions to enhance their critical, often life-saving, missions,” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO.

On the Support and Services side, Airbus Helicopters announced an HCare contract that ensures tip-to-tail coverage for Air Center Helicopters’ 18 H225 helicopters. The Czech Republic’s emergency medical services provider, DSA, signed an HCare PBH contract to cover their eight H135 helicopters. Airbus Helicopters’ FlyScan saw a boost thanks to the partnership with GPMS whose HUMS solution will allow more operators to share their data with Airbus and benefit from proactive technical expertise and tailored recommendations.

Airbus Helicopters performed demo flights during Heli-Expo with an H145 and an H125 using 30% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), underlining the company’s ongoing commitment to use SAF whenever possible.