Helicopters Magazine

News Commercial
Airbus reaches deal with China’s SKYCO for six H175 helicopters

March 13, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

Airbus and SKYCO Leasing reached an agreement to support aviation in China's Guangdong Province. (Photo: Airbus)

Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO International Financial Leasing, a state-owned enterprise belonging to China’s Guangdong Province, signed a contract for six H175 helicopters.

SKYCO Leasing is in charge of what Airbus describes as the leading the aviation industry development in the province. The H175 helicopters acquired by SKYCO Leasing will be deployed by the Guangdong Government for search and rescue, emergency medical services, disaster relief and other public services missions in China.

“This cooperation goes far beyond the purchase of helicopters. It is an unmistakable sign of Guangdong Province’s willingness to lead the development of the helicopter market in the southern region of China,” said Bruno Even, CEO, Airbus Helicopters.

Airbus and SKYCO Leasing also reached an agreement on their support for the reform to open low-altitude airspace. The partnership will also explore an effective business model adapted to the Chinese aviation market that will contribute to regional economic growth.


In service since 2015, the 55 H175s flying today have accumulated more than 210,000 flight hours, of which 184,000 in the energy sector.


Stories continue below