Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

Chicago Helicopter Experience adds EC130

12-Jul-2016 Source:

Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE) has taken delivery of an EC130 from Airbus Helicopters, where it was previously a demonstrator aircraft.  The 2004-build helicopter currently remains in the white and dark blue Airbus house colours.  With this acquisition, CHE becomes the first helicopter tour provider in Chicago to incorporate the Airbus Helicopters aircraft into its fleet. This aircraft will allow the operator to provide the safest, quietest, and most environmentally-friendly flight operations – benefiting not only tour goers but the greater city of Chicago overall. The helicopter will be unveiled and conduct its inaugural flight Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Trevor Heffernan, Founder & CEO of Chicago Helicopter Experience said, “We are extremely excited to receive our first H130 from Airbus Helicopters, Inc. This enhanced aircraft type will become the core of our fleet as we work towards converting our entire fleet exclusively to H130 helicopters. The H130-series represents the best-in-class – delivering the safest, quietest and cleanest fuel-burning capabilities in the industry. With this new helicopter, we are looking forward to more passengers from all over the world flying with Chicago Helicopter Experience to discover the very best vantage point of our beautiful City of Chicago.”

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