HTM Orders H145 for Offshore Winds Operations
German’s Leading global helicopter offshore hoist operator Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) signed for one H145/EC145T2 at Helitech 2016
Airbus Helicopters, October 12, 2016 - Amsterdam - Leading global helicopter offshore hoist operator Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) has signed for one H145 today at Helitech International.
The new aircraft - to be delivered in December 2017- will be operated from HTM’s bases at Emden, Norden, Borkum and Helgoland, serving offshore windfarms in the German Bight. The H145 joins HTM’s already-extensive inventory of Airbus Helicopters-built rotorcraft that includes eleven H135-family aircraft.
“Since 2009, when we started offshore wind operations with H135, we have found Airbus Helicopters to be a very reliable partner and we are happy to continue this partnership with the H145”, said Bernd Brucherseifer, HTM’s Managing Director. “We believe the H145 is the right helicopter to respond to the increasing demand for hoisting helicopters with larger transport capacity and dual pilot operation, especially for windfarms increasingly further out to sea”,
Airbus Helicopters’ twin-engine H145 is recognized for its agility and handling qualities – even in high wind conditions and the constrained offshore operational environment. With two powerful turboshaft engines, the rotorcraft provides extraordinary hover capacities optimal safety during normal flight conditions and in one-engine-inoperative (OEI) scenarios. Passengers have easy access via extra-wide sliding doors on both sides of the aircraft, while rear clamshell doors facilitate the loading/unloading of stretchers, equipment and supplies.
About Airbus Helicopters: Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions worldwide. Its in-service fleet includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 154 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and in 2015 generated revenues of 6.8 billion euros.