Airbus Helicopters conducted the first demonstration flight of its H130 in Phnom Penh, showcasing the capabilities of this light rotorcraft to private and commercial helicopter operators in Cambodia.
The H130 (formerly known as the EC130 T2) is a member of Airbus Helicopters’ renowned Ecureuil family. It offers many possibilities for operators, thanks to its powerful engine and wide unobstructed, flat-floor cabin which can accommodate an array of equipment to provide outstanding mission flexibility.
Cambodia has a fleet of light helicopters in the country already performing missions such as heli-tourism, passenger transport and private/business aviation. Demand for such services is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. With the H130, Cambodian provinces and islands are now closer than ever, as popular Koh Rong Island can be reached in approximately one hour from Phnom Penh.
The country’s infrastructural development can also be boosted with the use of helicopters, as aerial work such as cargo-sling transportation for mining, construction of roads, railways and real estate, power lines and telecom towers inspection and maintenance can be carried out much more easily and efficiently.
“The H130 is a highly versatile helicopter which will provide a cost-efficient solution to meet the needs of this country, from infrastructural development, passenger transport to heli-tourism,” said Derek Sharples, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia. “Besides offering the right products, we also have the capability to provide a full suite of after-sales support and services through our facilities situated in nearby Thailand and Singapore, ensuring high level of customer service.”
The H130 is a high-performance, multifunctional, single-engine helicopter that can accommodate 1 pilot and up to seven passengers. Reputable as the quietest helicopter in its class, it provides an exclusive level of comfort and visibility with a panoramic view for all passengers. Integrating Airbus Helicopters’ latest technologies ensuring the highest standard of safety and performance, the H130 represents the safest, most technologically advanced, yet a truly economical solution in the single-engine category.
About Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia
Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia (AHSA) is the regional headquarters of Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer. Established in 1977 in Singapore, AHSA is the training and technical hub, and handles sales and customer support activities of 15 territories in total. In 2014, AHSA achieved a turnover of 140 million euros. With a staff-strength of more than 220 professionals, the company has developed a successful commercial network of Singapore-based sales team and regional sales managers and technical representatives, servicing and maintaining more than 300 helicopters in the region. Website: www.airbushelicopters.com.sg.
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