H215 to fly across USA during three-week demo tour
Customers to experience first-hand the latest helicopter to join the “H” family
Last stop of tour at the Aerial Firefighting International in Sacramento, CA
Louisville, Kentucky (USA), Airbus Helicopters’ H215, the twin-engine, versatile, economic and robust helicopter designed to meet for a wide range of utility missions, will embark on a US-wide demo tour following its appearance on static display at the 2016 Heli Expo international trade show.
Beginning on March 4, the H215 will perform demonstration flights in Louisville (Kentucky), Huntsville (Alabama) and then on to Los Angeles and Sacramento (California), where it will also take part in the static display for the Aerial Fire Fighting International 2016 conference.
The H215 combines advanced avionics and a reliable platform for rugged multi-mission capabilities. It offers long range capabilities, power, speed, a large useful payload and very good lifting performance in hot and high environments. Both EASA and FAA certified, the aircraft is equipped with the latest, most modern technologies meeting the latest safety requirements of the market. This includes a glass cockpit and the renowned 4-axis autopilot used on the H225, which provides flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision, and stability in even the harshest operating conditions.
“The H215 is pre-equipped to carry out a wide range of missions, offering long range capabilities, power, speed, a large useful payload and very good lifting performance in hot and high environments, as well as the latest autopilot with advanced safety features,” said Fabrice Arfi, Head of Business Development at Airbus Helicopters. “It will be a real asset for North American operators looking for an economical choice to perform various utility missions.”
Proposing a new business concept to the market, the H215 offers a standardized equipment definition for more rapid production times at an economic price, meeting the needs of existing and emerging markets. It is tailored for a full range of missions, in particular utility airlift with internal and external loads, fire fighting, law enforcement and search & rescue missions, federal and military operations as well as peace-keeping and humanitarian deployments.
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Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions worldwide. Its in-service fleet includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 154 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and in 2015 generated revenues of 6.8 billion Euros.