Airbus Helicopters has commenced H175 courses in Southeast Asia. This follows the maiden deliveries of the H175 super medium helicopter that began in late 2014. The first course was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and conducted by product specialists from Airbus Helicopters that provided the attendees with more in-depth knowledge about the H175.
It also included presentations by Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV), the first global H175 operator, as well as engine provider Pratt & Whitney. The 2.5-day course saw the participation of approximately 30 aviation advisors and operators representing 15 entities from the Southeast Asia. “With the successful entry into service of the first H175s with launching customer NHV, we feel that it is the right time to organize such a course for aviation advisors and operators as they get to hear first-hand accounts from NHV on their operational experience with the H175,” said Philippe Monteux, Airbus Helicopters’ Head of Southeast Asia & Pacific Region.
“The H175 course demonstrated how the new aircraft addresses key current concerns of the oil and gas industry as we continue to face the issue of decreasing oil prices. Through the course, we are able to see how the H175 helps to reduce cost of operation, while maintaining the highest safety standards,” said Mohsein bin Ma'som, Executive Director of MHS Aviation Berhad. H 175 launch customer, NHV has had three helicopters in operation since December 2014 with over 1000 flight hours clocked within 8 months of operations. The company has 16 H175s on order.