[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters will take part in the 12th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2019, which will be held May 16-18 at Crocus Expo in Moscow. At the company’s booth (1K, hall 3, pavilion 1), the H135 helicopter with the Helionix avionics complex will be presented for the first time. In addition, Airbus Helicopters will conduct a series of demonstration flights of this helicopter for its partners after the show.
H135 is a recognized leader in the segment of light multipurpose twin-engine helicopters and the world’s most popular model for air ambulance. The helicopter is notable for its reliability, low noise level, versatility and the lowest operating and maintenance costs in its class. To date, more than 1,300 H135 helicopters are operated in 64 countries.
Helionix Avionics was developed by Airbus Helicopters to provide a higher level of flight safety and a wider range of helicopter operational capabilities. The complex is equipped with a 4-axis autopilot and an innovative dashboard consisting of two computers and up to four electronic displays. The module is complemented by GPS, the Traffic Advisory System’s air traffic control system and a digital map, while a ground-based collision warning system and a synthesized vision system increase situational awareness and reduce the burden on the pilot. Helionix avionics are also available on the H175 and H145 helicopters, and will soon appear on the H160. Today, this complex is equipped with more than 300 machines worldwide.
“We are pleased to present for the first time at the HeliRussia exhibition our bestseller in the twin-engine helicopter segment, H135 with Helionix avionics. “This multifunctional helicopter, equipped with the latest avionics, provides a higher level of flight safety and operational readiness,” said Thomas Zeman, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Vostok. – In Russia, 17 H135 helicopters are operated. They are mainly involved in passenger traffic in the oil and gas sector, private and business aviation, and also as an air ambulance. We see a high interest in this model from our Russian customers who need a reliable, safe and economical helicopter. ”
At the Airbus stand, the HCare zone will also be located, where you can get the most complete information on a variety of digital solutions in the field of after-sales service. HCare allows operators to improve fleet management, optimize operating costs, improve flight safety and the operational readiness of their helicopters.