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NHV Group announced that its H175 fleet surpassed its first 30,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms.
The 30,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s fleet of 11 H175s. NHV was the global launching customer of this platform, whose first two aircraft entered into service in December 2014. Initially operated from Den Helder (The Netherlands), NHV gradually expanded H175 operations to other bases in the North Sea and West Africa, where the aircraft has accumulated experience and gained maturity. The aircraft is currently in operation in the NHV North Sea bases of Den Helder, Aberdeen (Scotland) and Esbjerg (Denmark).
“This milestone represents the culmination of four years of dedication and hard work, in which we successfully positioned the H175 as the new standard for oil and gas missions,” said Steffen Bay, CEO of NHV Group. “Our H175s have become synonymous for safe, reliable & quality operations — even in the most challenging environments. We explicitly thank our valued customers, staff and suppliers for being ourpartners in reaching this new milestone.”
The H175 is designed to meet evolving mission needs in the oil and gas industry, offering outstanding performance and cost efficiency — with the capability of carrying a full payload to 90 percent of the North Sea’s offshore installations. It also is well tailored for search and rescue in support of such off-shore operations, emergency medical services, public services, VIP and executive transport.
NHV and Airbus Helicopters will celebrate the 30,000 flight hours achievement at this week’s Lima Airshow in Malaysia.