This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Why visit ACE ’24?

Related background information from the Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Héli-Union extends offshore capabilities with first EC225s and orders for EC175s
Héli-Union has taken delivery of its first two Eurocopter EC225s, configured for offshore operations and to be deployed in transportation roles for oil and gas companies.

Heli-Union has taken delivery of its first two Eurocopter EC225s, configured for offshore operations and to be deployed in transportation roles for oil and gas companies.

"With its superior range and payload, the EC225 is tailored to perform the most demanding offshore missions and will enable us to meet our customers' evolving needs," says Patrick Molis, chairman, ceo and md of the Compagnie Nationale de Navigation, Heli-Union's parent company. "These deliveries confirm the successful five-decade partnership between Heli-Union and Eurocopter. We are looking forward to the next chapter of our cooperation."

Heli-Union's current fleet of 30 helicopters includes a wide range of Eurocopter products, including the AS350, EC145, AS365, AS332 and now the new EC225. In addition, the company has ordered four of Eurocopter's brand-new EC175s, for which deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2013.

"Eurocopter and Heli-Union benefit from a long-standing cooperation, which allows for the optimal sharing of experiences and know-how," said Eurocopter ceo Lutz Bertling. "Our technical and commercial teams stand ready to support Heli-Union's growth into new regions around the world. By integrating the EC225 into a fleet, users will benefit from an aircraft that has become the reference for oil and gas missions, offering an outstanding performance for the challenging environments in which they need to operate."

The 11-ton EC225 can accommodate up to 19 passengers for crew change flights and is designed to meet the highest safety standard levels, assured by its system redundancy, automatic flight control system and full de-icing capability.

Other News
 
SMFLH orders latest generation helicopters from Airbus
May 22, 2024
UP to 21 H145, H160 and H175 helicopters will be delivered through to 2028 for a variety of operating segments such as EMS, SAR and offshore energy.
Heli startup orders Airbus units and appoints CEO
May 2, 2024
Leasing and finance startup GDHF now has 20 H175s in addition to the 50 H160s already on the parent company's orderbook, enhancing near term availability of efficient, cost-effective, multi-mission helicopters.
Japan Coast Guard adds trio of H225s
April 12, 2024
An active operator of the Super Puma family helicopters for three decades, the Japan Coast Guard has ordered three more for territorial coastal activities, maritime law enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions.