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Airbus Helicopters, June 03, 2019 - Mexico City - The Airbus Helicopters H145 concluded three weeks of a successful demo tour where it demonstrated its capabilities to 150 participants through various geographical conditions in Mexico.
The H145 toured different areas of the country starting with Mexico City, passing through El Bajío and ending in Monterrey.
The H145 carried out 30 flights in front of 35 operators from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America that cover a wide variety of sectors such as oil and gas, private aviation as well as public security and military entities.
During these flights, customers, pilots and aeronautical experts experienced the outstanding features of the H145, including takeoff performance, hover flight, off-shore effect, OEI situations, automation through Helionix with vortex protection, automatic recovery function, among others. The guests praised the exceptional design of the H145 as well as its high level of safety and a minimal acoustic footprint, which made the flight a peaceful and exciting experience.
"We are very pleased to have brought the H145 for a demonstration tour in Mexico and we want to thank our customers for being part of this three week trip. During his stay in the country, this twin-engine helicopter proved to be extremely stable regardless of the geographic conditions such as the 8,000 feet of Mexico City ", said Pierre-Marie Gout, Commercial Director of Airbus Helicopters Mexico. "We are optimistic about the success of the H145. So far this year, we have three H145 on order and we hope that this figure will increase significantly."
Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the H145 is equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and Helionix digital avionics as well as, an Airbus trademark, the Fenestron. The aircraft includes four-axis automatic pilot, thus reinforcing the safety and reducing the workload of the pilot. Thanks to the spacious cabin and the flat floor design, the H145 offers the possibility of quickly reconfiguring from 6 executive seats to 10 seats of troop transport, as well as a medical configuration that adapts to two stretchers.
The new five-blade H145 will provide a significant increase in performance while simplifying the main rotor system and introducing levels of on-board connectivity for customers and operators as well as integrating the Wireless Air Communication System (WACS).
With a presence of nearly four decades, Airbus is proud to have Mexico as a strategic partner and to improve the country's manufacturing and aerospace industry through the continuous development and support of local talent. With nearly 700 direct employees in its three divisions, Airbus has also generated more than 5,000 indirect jobs through its supply chain.