27-May-2015 Source: HeliHub.com
Helicoptères Guimbal, the French manufacturer, has recently shipped their 100th G2 Cabri helicopter. The handover ceremony at the factory at Aix-les-Milles saw a blue Cabri added to the fleet of German operator Heli Transair, their third. Bruno Guimbal handed the keys over to Heli Transair’s Dick Herr. The company had brought two of their other four Cabris with them and provided
300 invitees – customers and partners – celebrated this milestone with an aerial ballet of three Heli Transair Cabri. Andy Moorhouse of Cotswold Helicopters, Guimbal UK distributor, was part of the celebration as one of the biggest distributors today – there are now 13 Cabris in the UK and many more on order.
Bruno Guimbal expressed his satisfaction because the 100 Cabri produced so far are all in service now – the highest time airframe with 4500 flight hours. Another 100 Cabris are on order from 15 different countries.
Helicopteres Guimbal doubled in size in the last 18 months, and produces now one helicopter per week with 75 employees. Bruno Guimbal announced their plan to build a new 5000 sq.m factory in Aix en Provence next year.
Photos Andre Tarditi