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Flurry of operators sign up for Airbus HCare package
Jet Systems Helicoptères Service, a 2MH Groupe company based in France, along with Helisul, Henrimar and EFAI, have put pen to paper with Airbus for comprehensive HCare in-service packages for their helicopter fleet.
EFAI's H125 has logged 30,000 flight hours.

Four operators, 2MH Groupe, Helisul, Henrimar and EFAI, have all signed on for Airbus Helicopters' HCare In-Service packages with part availability commitment, with the main goal of optimising their fleets' maintenance and performance.

Jet Systems Helicoptères Service, a 2MH Groupe company based in France, signed an HCare in-service contract to cover six H125 helicopters. With eight bases throughout France, Jet Systems Helicoptères Service operates a fleet of 10 H125 and H130 helicopters for aerial work, network surveillance, events and panoramic flights, as well as private and professional pilot training. “It is fundamental to our growing activities here at 2MH Jet Systems group to have a cost-controlled, dependable parts availability package that fits our exact needs as a company,“ says Michel Moulin, CEO of Jet Systems Helicoptères Service.

Helisul, a full service rotary and fixed wing operator based in Brazil, signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover 23 H125 helicopters. Helisul is the second largest civil aircraft operator in Latin America and performs air taxi, HEMS and parapublic activities. “With our challenging array of operations, the dependability and availability of our fleet is crucial. This new global parts availability package allows us to streamline costs and have our aircraft flying when we need them,” says Luis Cravo, commercial director of Helisul.

Henrimar, a Brazilian swimming pool manufacturer, signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover six H125 helicopters to perform a large range of civil utility missions. Henrimar is the second largest civil operator to join the HCare programme in Brazil. “Our rigorous operations require a high level of performance and dependable maintenance planning,” says Claudio Soares, owner of Henrimar. “This HCare In-Service package has been tailored to our activities and specific needs and allows us an extended visibility on the fleet's performance and maintainability.”

And finally, EFAI, one of the most recognised flight schools in Brazil, signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover two H125 helicopters. EFAI has carried out pilot training activities for more than 20 years and currently operates the H125 with the highest number of flight hours in the country, clocking in a total of 30,000 flight hours. “With our intense rate of operations and high standards in terms of performance and availability, we were able to customise this HCare in-service package to fit our unique operational needs,” says João Bosco, owner of EFAI.

“It is our privilege to partner with so many different operators, helping them boost the maintenance and performance of their aircraft to carry out their essential daily missions,” says Laurent Vautherin, senior vice president programme support at Airbus Helicopters. “Each of these HCare In-Service packages has been tailored to provide our customers' fleets with the optimal level of part availability commitment in the form of a part-by-the-hour (PBH) solution in order to best meet their specific operational needs in one single contract.”

HCare In-Service is one of the three flexible solutions included in the Airbus Helicopters HCare offer, which also includes HCare Initial and HCare Lifetime. For specific fleets, HCare First is available for Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) aircraft and HCare Classics for the out-of-production legacy fleet (H120, Dauphin, Puma and Gazelle).

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