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Microflite adds five-bladed H145 to Aussie fleet
The H145 has proved to be an excellent workhorse for Microflite's multi-mission operations, and a second five-bladed unit will join the fleet in coming months. The operator also has an H135 and H145 on order.
The H145 will support growing training, commercial, utility, fire observation and rescue operations.

Microflite has ordered a second five-bladed H145 to support its growing training, commercial, utility, fire observation and rescue operations.

Microflite is Airbus' largest civil helicopter customer in Australia, currently operating an Airbus fleet of 20 rotorcraft ranging from the single engine H120, H125 and H130 to the twin engine H135 and H145. The operator also has on order an H135 and an H145, with the latter being the fifth Helionix equipped helicopter in its fleet.

"The H145 has proved to be an excellent workhorse for our multi-mission operations. With the second five-bladed H145 joining the fleet in the coming months, we can't wait to see these versatile helicopters making a positive impact to our expanding training and commercial portfolio," says CEO Jonathan Booth.

"Microflite has been a strong Airbus operator, and we are honoured by its continued trust in our helicopters as it ventures into new missions, including military training, and grows its local footprint and capabilities," adds Clinton Watt, vice president, sales and marketing of Airbus Group Australia Pacific.

Microflite is also an Airbus appointed maintenance and pilot training centre, with a suite of type-rated training for the entire range of single engine and light twin helicopters. It is working closely with Airbus to advance mutual training ambitions through the introduction of a full flight simulator in Australia in the next two years.

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