in Aerospace

H175 fleet reaches 10,000 flight hours.

Posted 1 March 2017 · Add Comment

NHV's H175 fleet has logged its first 10,000 flight hours.


 
© NHV

This significant milestone highlights the super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms.
 
The 10,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s fleet of eight H175s. The first two aircraft were introduced to the fleet in December 2014 with NHV being the launch operator. The rotorcraft have since completed more than 4750 flights; with certain missions conducted in challenging North Sea weather conditions, and non-stop flights performed to distances of 180 NM with passengers and cargo.
 
“Being the launching customer and fleet leader for this aircraft, we are successfully positioning the H175 as the new standard for oil and gas missions. I am proud that, today, NHV is the only operator with a vast experience in flying this aircraft. We explicitly thank our valued customers and staff for being our partners in reaching this milestone,” says Eric Van Hal, the CEO of NHV Group.
 
The H175’s high level of reliability enables NHV to meet tight flight scheduling in the North Sea.
 
“I want to congratulate NHV for reaching this very important milestone with their H175 fleet,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “With NHV, the H175 has demonstrated its cost-effectiveness, comfort and reliability, setting new standards for offshore operations. I commend NHV for their professionalism in accomplishing this key milestone. They can count on unfaltering support from Airbus Helicopters so they can continue to perform successful missions.”
 
“The H175 is a remarkable program and NHV is to be applauded for so quickly reaching the 10,000-hour mark and maximizing the helicopter’s potential,” said John Saabas, President, Pratt & Whitney Canada, maker of the PT6C-67E engines that power the H175. “This is the first engine in the PT6 family to be equipped with a dual-channel FADEC, an advanced control system that simplifies engine operation, reduces pilot workload, and provides greater power response, performance, aircraft availability and a quiet cabin.”
 
NHV’s H175s have accumulated experience in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ghana and Denmark. “We are very satisfied with the H175s”, added Eric Van Hal. “Our pilots appreciate their excellent handling characteristics, plus the speed and range; while passengers are impressed with the cabin comfort, smooth ride and low noise levels.” NHV will gradually increase its fleet of these new-generation helicopters in the upcoming years.
 
The H175 is designed to meet evolving mission needs in the oil and gas industry, offering outstanding performance and unmatched cost efficiency – with the capability of carrying a full payload to 90% of the North Sea’s offshore installations. It also is well tailored for search and rescue in support of such off-shore operations, emergency medical services, public services, VIP and executive transport.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

CAA launching new airspace change process

In 2015 the CAA started reviewing its airspace change process and after nearly three years of detailed work and two public consultations, it is now launching its new process which will take effect from 2nd January 2018.

Colas UK to help build Ugandan airport with UKEF support

Transport infrastructure firm Colas UK has secured a contract to support construction of the new Ugandan Hoima International Airport in Kabaale, following the largest ever UK Export Finance (UKEF) loan to an African government.

Qazaq Air signs for two Q400s

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan has signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops.

Zodiac Seats UK partners wth Tata Technologies

Tata Technologies today announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Zodiac Seats UK to support the company's engineering requirements.

Exeter Airport tops HappyOrNot's Airport Report, Newcastle fifth, Southend sixth and Cardiff seventh

HappyOrNot's inaugural Airport Report has ranked Exeter Airport as the world's happiest airport, Newcastle came fifth, London Southend Airport sixth and Cardiff Airport seventh, following feedback from 160 airports across 36

Albacom secures contracts in India

Dundee-based Albacom, which specialises in providing electrical components for the defence and aviation industry, has secured two six-figure contracts with Indian defence companies.

SMI NCWSK2011171217
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418SMI FAVSABT2411120418SMI NCWBT3110020218FIL18 BT111017220718S&P BT281117080318