Cotswold Helicopter Centre announced this week that two more EASA Part 145 maintenance facilities have gained approval to support the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter in UK. This increases the total of approved maintenance facilities in the UK to six. The two latest organisations to gain approval are Bourne Park Aviation in Hampshire and HeliMech in Bedfordshire. Bourne Park Aviation will initially maintain their own Cabri which is due to be delivered in July.
HeliMech have been selected by VVB Aviation at Elstree to maintain both of their Cabris along with a privately owned Cabri based in South East UK.
Andy Moorhouse of Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the sole UK agents for Hélicoptères Guimbal commented that, ‘The Cabri G2 is now firmly established as the default option for Approved Training Organisations seeking to operate a modern helicopter in the UK. Our priority is to ensure that the existing fleet of 13 Cabris is supported fully and that there is sufficient provision to support the 10 further airframes that are being delivered to the UK over the next 18 months’.