By Naomi Szeben
Airbus Helicopters secured an H160 order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, which will launch this new rotorcraft in the country’s oil and gas sector.
The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans for Indonesian oil and gas, off-shore, utility and commercial passenger transportation.
“This new order is a timely welcome as our company embarks on a transformation journey to grow our business. We are very impressed by the performance of the H160, and excited at the opportunities that this state-of-the-art helicopter will bring to our operations,” said Ramadi Widyardiono, Business Development Manager of Derazona Helicopters in a statement.
Vincent Dubrule, Head of Asia Pacific of Airbus Helicopters added, “The H160 is a game-changer, setting new standards for safety, performance, comfort and design. We trust that it will be a valuable asset to our customer as they bolster their operations with this versatile workhorse,” he added.
With 68 patents, the H160 complies with the demanding conditions of oil and gas operations. The aircraft’s compact size will be an added advantage to landing on oil platforms. Powered by Safran Helicopter Engines’ latest Arrano engines, the H160 enjoys a 15 per. cent reduction in fuel burn, contributing immediately to reducing emissions. The Blue Edge blades and the largest shrouded Fenestron tail rotor ensure low sounds levels and deliver high end performance at the same time.
Designed as a multi-mission helicopter capable of addressing key missions from offshore transportation, private and business aviation, aeromedical services, search and rescue, as well as other public service missions.