Airbus delivers four H125s to Nova Scotia
June 27, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
Airbus delivered four H125 helicopters to Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR), completing the province's air fleet renewal, following a competitive bid in 2016.
The aircraft, explains Airbus, will play a key role in increasing service capacity for NSDNR missions like search and rescue, forestry programs, wildlife and geological surveys, and firefighting. Airbus points to the H125’s lifting power capacity, endurance and maneuverability as being particularly suitable for rigorous hot and high missions, as well as swing operations.
Customized specifically for NSDNR, the H125 fleet is equipped with a glass cockpit, floor window, high-visibility doors, cable cutters, cargo mirror and cargo pods. The H125 helicopter will also allow the NSDNR to double its water carrying capacity when fighting wildfires.
“The Airbus H125 helicopter is made for the extreme environmental conditions our team often operates under and provides us the level of performance and safety we require,” said the Honourable Margaret Miller, Minister of Natural Resources, Nova Scotia. “The addition of these new helicopters will assist our team in providing increased support for the vast resources of Nova Scotia.”
The Department of Natural Resources’ mandate is to develop, manage, conserve and protect forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources, in addition to the administration of the province’s Crown land.
“The protection and management of Nova Scotia’s natural resources is mission critical and the H125 is a workhorse that is up for this challenging task,” said Romain Trapp, president of Airbus Helicopters Canada.