27-Feb-2015 Source: Helicentre Aviation
Midlands-based Helicentre Aviation Academy has taken delivery of another Guimbal Cabri G2 painted in the same silver-grey paint scheme and company livery as the existing Cabri G2 fleet which now stands at five, including two aircraft which are leased from UK Guimbal distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre.
The keys were ceremoniously handed over by Hélicoptères Guimbal’s President Bruno Guimbal and the aircraft was taken for its acceptance flight at the factory in Marseille, France by Sarah Bowen, Managing Director and Head of Training, accompanied by Oliver Heynes from Cotswold Helicopter Centre.
“It was an absolute pleasure to take G-CPLH flying for the first time after accepting ownership, and we look forward to flying it for a great many hours training tomorrow’s commercial helicopter pilots” Bowen remarked. “The Cabri G2 has fast become an integral part of our training operation. We believe in the product, our students are delighted to be able to fly such new and comfortable aircraft, and the support we receive from the manufacturer is superb.”
Helicentre Aviation Academy is the largest operator of Cabri G2 helicopters in the UK with three more aircraft on order, due for delivery by the first quarter of 2016. As the most recent fleet addition G-CPLH landed at their base at Leicester Airport today, Chairman Christopher Line announced a further order will be placed this week for another Cabri G2 airframe which will be scheduled for delivery in the early part of 2017.