27-Sep-2021 Source: Quark Expeditions
Quark Expeditions, the global Leader in Polar Adventures, unveiled details today of its immersive helicopter program made possible with the acquisition of two twin-engine Airbus H145 helicopters that are designed to take travelers deeper into the Polar Regions than any other helicopter in its class.
“Last year we shared the excitement of Ultramarine‘s two twin-engine helicopters—which totally transform the way we explore the Polar Regions. Today, we’re even more exhilarated to share details of these two sleek, polar-ready helicopters that will enable us to take guests deeper into the Polar Regions than any other operator in the expedition industry,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions.
“What distinguishes our helicopter program from others in the industry is that we’ll be using our helicopters for far more than flightseeing,” said White. “The deployment of our two H145 helicopters aboard Ultramarine means Quark Expeditions will offer guests the biggest portfolio of adventure options in the industry, including heli-hiking, alpine kayaking and exclusive ice-sheet heli-landings—in addition, of course, to flightseeing, which we automatically include for all guests. For 30 years we’ve been passionate about our mandate to bring people to the Arctic and Antarctic. Now, with our helicopters, we can move people to explore further once they arrive in the Polar Regions, to set foot where no human has probably walked—something our competition can’t offer.”
As with all of its polar-based operations, Quark Expeditions applies the same high standards to the helicopter personnel. “Our two twin-engine H145 helicopters will be commanded by highly experienced, well-traveled pilots,” said Felix Christians, Director of Helicopter Operations for Quark Expeditions. “In addition to having global flying experience, each of them will be trained at Quark Academy with all of our expedition team.”
The advanced technologies of the H145 helicopters, coupled with the team’s helicopter expertise that dates back to 1991, confirms Quark Expeditions’ role as the Leader in Heli-adventures in the Polar Regions.
Highlights of Quark Expeditions’ helicopter program: