From our regular walks up and down the static park, the helicopter generating the most interest looks to be the two seater Guimbal Cabri G2. Having not appeared at Helitech before, the French-built aircraft has been delivered in the last few days to Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the new UK distributor. They are expecting a second Cabri in spring 2012. Although not quite signed off by the UK CAA, this is expected in the next few weeks and is merely a formality given that the type is already EASA certified. Bookings are already being taken for training.
Given the numbers, the Cabri is the Robinson R22 which everyone wanted - more payload, more shoulder and elbow room, and a greater range. Although priced closer to the R44 to the R22, one target market is current R44 owners who don't need the third and fourth seats.
Company president Bruno Guimbal is giving a presentation of the aircraft in the static park this morning at 11am.
Jeremy Parkin - HeliHub.com
- First Cabri G2 arrives in France for overhaul
- Fourth Cabri delivered into Switzerland
- Three more Cabris sold to UK market – takes total to seven
- First UK privately owned Cabri delivered
- Sweden – Northern Helicopters add hook to Cabri
- Germany – Hanseatic Helicopter Service adds a Cabri
- Italian distributor expects first Cabri in June
- Germany – Aeroheli International adds a Cabri
- EASA approves 31 more Lycoming engines for UL91 fuel
- Guimbal addresses Cabri vibration issue at 90-100 knots
- Polish military order Guimbal Cabri
- Heli-Union selects Cabri G2 for its flight training centre
- First UK repeat customer takes Britain’s fourth Cabri
- Third Cabri sold into UK market
- China’s Dalian Police train in Germany on Cabri
- Civil Aviation Flight University of China trains – in Germany
- Hélicoptères Guimbal to attend EHS 2013
- Germany’s Heli Aviation orders its seventh Guimbal Cabri
- 25-Oct-12 VH-CDU Guimbal Cabri G2 Bankstown, Australia
- Germany – Free iPad for new trainee pilots of the Heli Aviation