Airbus Helicopters, May 01, 2015 - Fort Erie, ON – The new H125 aircraft is the next generation aircraft in the proven Ecureuil family of helicopters.
The H125 features a more powerful Turbomeca Ariel 2D turbo shaft engine, a new digital FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) and is fitted with an engine data recorder.
“The decision to upgrade our existing fleet with the H125 was an easy decision to make” said Mr. George Kelham, owner of Slave Lake Helicopters. “This new helicopter fits in well with our existing fleet which operate extensively in mountainous regions and over larger territories. Our customers rely on us to fly the latest in aircraft technology so we can get the job done no matter what the conditions may be.”
The powerful, high performance H125 is designed to carry out the most demanding missions in the most extreme weather and geographical conditions. Its exceptional lift capability, high endurance, extended range and fast cruise speed make the H125 the leader in its class. This particular model was upgraded with Cargo Pods and Mirrors, Longlining Enlarged Floor Window and Load Meter Relocation capabilities ensuring that this particular aircraft will excel in all utility and forestry missions put before it.
“Slave Lake Helicopters has amassed a reputation for excellent service and responsiveness throughout the region by continuously providing quality products and service” said Mr. Romain Trapp, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “Slave Lake’s missions are Airbus Helicopters’ missions and we look forward to supporting and assisting them with their future business objectives.”
The H125 is a member of the Airbus Helicopter’s rugged and proven Ecureuil family. These aircraft’s have accumulated more than 23 million hours of flight time experience. Some 4,950 Ecureuils Single have been delivered in 110 countries for some 1,600 operators. More than 1,400 H125s are currently in-service worldwide, and are mainly used for high performance missions in “high and hot” conditions.
The H125 outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, maintenance costs, safety and low acquisition. This new H125 aircraft will be based in Slave Lake Alberta and will be utilized for forestry, oil support, tree planting and firefighting missions.
About Slave Lake Helicopters: Founded in 1998, Slave Lake Helicopters currently operate a fleet of 6 helicopters which include an AS350B3e, multiple AS350B2’s, an EC120B and now an H125. Operating state of-the-art modern equipment and employing highly skilled AME’s and pilots has contributed to the growth and reputation of Slave Lake Helicopters in Alberta and across Canada.
About Airbus Helicopters Canada: Airbus Helicopters Canada is a subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters and a leading supplier of helicopters in Canada. Our helicopters are used across the country in key parapublic and civil roles which include: law enforcement, emergency medical services, oil & gas, mining, firefighting, hydroelectric utilities, environmental surveys, tour and corporate transport. Airbus Helicopters was established in Fort Erie, Ontario in 1984 and has additional operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec as well as a support and customer service network in place to support a fleet of over 690 helicopters in the country. The company recently celebrated over 30 years of success in Canada.