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Airbus Helicopters wrapped up Heli-Expo 2024 with 155 commitments including 40 firm orders from customers worldwide for a variety of its multi-mission helicopters.

Airbus Helicopters continued to position itself as the leader on the helicopter emergency medical services market with the H145 for THC and up to 10 H145s for DRF Luftrettung. 

U.S. operator HealthNet Aeromedical Services added four H135s to its all-Airbus fleet. 

The Canadian tour operator Niagara Helicopters added six H130s and Bristow placed an order for up to 15 H135s for the growing energy market. 

Airbus Helicopters and LCI announced two partnerships strengthening their long-standing relationship, one to explore the advanced air mobility (AAM) market and the other to address long-term capacity, sustainability and financing requirements of the industry. 

On the Support and Services side, Airbus Helicopters announced an HCare contract that ensures tip-to-tail coverage for Air Center Helicopters’ 18 H225 helicopters. The Czech Republic’s emergency medical services provider, DSA, signed an HCare PBH contract to cover their eight H135 helicopters. Airbus Helicopters’ FlyScan saw a boost thanks to the partnership with GPMS whose HUMS solution will allow more operators to share their data with Airbus and benefit from proactive technical expertise and tailored recommendations. 

Airbus Helicopters performed demo flights during Heli-Expo with an H145 and an H125 using 30% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), underlining the company’s on-going commitment to use SAF whenever possible.