Airbus’ range begins with its lightweight single- and twin-engine product lines –the H120 , H125 and H130. Highly cost-effective rotorcraft, they offer a turbine-smooth environment and quiet rides, along with unmatched visibility for passengers and open-space cabins that enhance comfort and facilitate loading/unloading.
The twin-engine H135 and H145 have large cabins with flat floors, providing flexibility in seating arrangements and the creation of high-end interiors to satisfy the most discerning travelers. Both rotorcraft have high-set main and tail rotors for facilitated access, while their compact airframes allow landings and takeoffs from urban areas and city heliports, to super yachts and off-shore oil & gas platforms.
The medium-weight Dauphin family is recognized worldwide for its exceptional roominess, comfort, endurance and efficiency. These twin-engine helicopters can operate within the most crowded airport environments, where their high speeds permit easy integration with fixed-wing traffic during landing approach and departure.
Airbus’ new-generation H175 was created to meet evolving missions of the oil & gas industry and commercial transport providers, offering outstanding performance and unmatched cost efficiency in its seven-metric-tonne weight category.
Speed, comfort and technology make the twin-engine H175 an asset for executive transportation, while the most spacious cabin in its class offers separate seating zones to indulge passengers from takeoff to landing.
Airbus make tourists’ dreams come true, offering aerial viewpoints for some of Earth’s natural and man-made wonders – including the U.S. Hawaiian Islands and Grand Canyon; at national parks and reserves around the globe; and over such cities as Paris, New York and Las Vegas.
The single-engine Ecureuil/AStar family has been the go-to rotorcraft for professional tour operations since the 1980s, favored for its smooth ride and low external noise and vibration levels.
Building on its experience with tour operators, Airbus set a new benchmark with the H130, whose open cabin design and more than 65 square feet of glass affords a 180-degree sweeping view. The H130 offers significantly greater personal space for its seven passengers, enabling individual first class-type seating. Earning its “Eco-Star” nickname, the H130’s environmentally-friendly low noise signature is further improved by the use of Airbus’ Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor system.
Tour companies with Airbus-built fleets include two U.S. operators: Blue Hawaiian (flying the AS350 and H130) in the Hawaiian Islands, and Sundance Helicopters, based in Las Vegas, Nevada (operating H130s); as well as Réunion Island’s Corail Hélicoptères (with H130s) and Nepal’s Shree Airlines (AS350s and H130s).
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11 March 2012
Airbus' continued efforts to improve the efficiency of air traffic management systems worldwide took a significant step forward with the first I-4D (initial four-dimensional) flight test on 10 February 2012 -- utilising a new-generation system that contributes to enhanced arrival flow management, improved flight punctuality and more capacity. I-4D is a cornerstone of the Airbus-supported SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme to help modernise Europe's air traffic management.Read more