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EC175's first months on the job with NHV
First reports back from NHV about the EC175’s entry into service show that the helicopter is performing above expectations for a new aircraft, with 88 percent availability. Less than one week after NHV received their first two EC175s on December 11, 2014, the aircraft entered operation, performing oil & gas crew change missions in the North Sea. During the nearly two-month period between...Leer más
On December 11 Airbus Helicopters handed over the first two EC175 helicopters to Belgian operator NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea. Watch the video of the double handover ceremony held in Marignane, France, and the first flight of the aircraft under NHV ownership.Leer más
Belgian operator Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) will welcome the EC175 to its family on December 11, becoming the first customer to receive the next-generation medium-sized helicopter. The operators’ pilots, who will use the helicopter mainly to perform offshore oil & gas missions, are ready to enter the cockpit, having already completed the four-step EC175 pilot training program that...Leer más
EC175 © Amelie Laurin - 2014
The delivery of the first EC175 is less than two weeks away, with Belgian operator Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) to become the first customer to receive the next-generation medium-sized helicopter on December 11. Committed to delivering a mature helicopter, Airbus Helicopters has already put in place a broad range of support and services for the EC175 to ensure the highest levels of...Leer más
A team of six technicians working for Russian helicopter operator UTair gathers closely around the EC175 full-size maintenance training helicopter installed at Airbus Helicopters Training Services in Marignane, France. Their attention is focused on mechanics instructor Yann A., as he explains the effect of tension on the aircraft's electrical network, one of several subjects covered in the day’s...Leer más
The first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 rotorcraft has received airworthiness certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling launch pilots to be trained with this high-fidelity system. “Safety and support are of the utmost importance to Airbus Helicopters. Our introduction of these training systems responds to customers’ needs and...Leer más
EC175 Hot Weather Campaign
The EC175 set off last week by Antonov for a six-week campaign in the United States to test its flight performance in high and hot environments. Successful completion of the tests will enable Airbus Helicopters to expand the helicopter’s flight envelope in extremely high temperatures and at high altitudes. “The heights and temperatures we will test are higher than those at which the helicopter is...Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
Following its successful demo tour in the North Sea, the EC175 headed to NHV in Ostend, Belgium for three days of demonstration flights. In total, five flights were held carrying passengers such as NHV shareholders, investors, and Search and Rescue pilots. Listen to Annabelle De Witte, HSE Manager for Senvion Benelux, Remco Siemerink, SAR base manager, and Bart Sinnaeve, senior pilot, share their...Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
Stavanger, Norway
The EC175 completed its North Sea demo tour on a misty day in Stavanger, Norway, following stops in Aberdeen, Scotland and Norwich, England. Pilots and representatives from oil companies and offshore and EMS operators took to the air against a backdrop of the area's striking seaside cliffs. Five flights were held in total. Watch the video to hear what representatives of CHC and BP/Talisman had to...Leer más
EC175 North Sea Demo Tour 2014
Watch highlights from the EC175's three-day stop in Aberdeen, Scotland. Hear what test pilots from CHC and Bristow had to say about their experience after flying the aircraft for the first time. Also listen to comments from some key stakeholders in Aberdeen such as Jake Malloy and John Taylor from the two main unions, Les Linklater from Step Change in Safety, and Chris Allen from Petrofac.Leer más