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Héli-Union to add a pair of H160s to global fleet
With 68 patents, the H160 integrates Airbus Helicopters' latest technological innovations aimed at increasing safety and comfort, including Blue Edge blades and a Fenestron tail rotor. Héli-Union likes the look of it.
The H160's Blue Edge blades and the largest shrouded Fenestron tail rotor ensure low sounds levels and deliver high end performance.
Read this story in our January 2021 printed issue.

Heli-Union has signed a contract for the purchase of two multi-mission H160s to address a wide range of operations.

“We are excited to be one of the first customers to onboard the H160, which will expand our fleet of 40 helicopters. We believe this programme will have a great future in both the civil and defence sectors and are delighted to be an actor of its growth,” says Patrick Molis, Heli-Union CEO.

Heli-Union currently operates a fleet of approximately 20 Airbus Helicopters from the Dauphin, H225 and H145 families and maintains a wide range of Airbus Helicopters products for third parties such as civil or defence operators. The French operator and service provider has 60 years of experience in technical and logistical support to various civil and military organisations around the world. It is active in several markets: support of civil and state aircraft activities in France and abroad, operation of helicopters in various countries, as well as training of pilots and technicians.

With 68 patents, the H160 integrates Airbus Helicopters' latest technological innovations aimed at increasing safety and comfort. The Blue Edge blades and the largest shrouded Fenestron tail rotor ensure low sounds levels and deliver high end performance at the same time. The aircraft's compact size will be an advantage for landing on oil platforms.

“We are proud that Heli-Union, with its vast experience across the globe, especially in offshore transportation, has selected the H160 to bolster its fleet of Airbus Helicopters,” adds Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “The H160 not only raises the bar in terms of safety, thanks to its numerous pilot assistance features, but its reduced fuel consumption brings much needed operational competitiveness, as well as a lower carbon footprint, to the market.”

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