Emirati air charter and sightseeing helicopter tours operator Falcon Aviation Services has ordered five new Airbus H130 helicopters to upgrade its fleet. Under the terms of a deal signed at the MEBAA 2022 show, Falcon Aviation Services will accept the helicopters over the next year for renewal of its fleet used for Falcon Tours sightseeing helicopter flights.
“This will further our presence in the market and help us double this business in the coming years both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi,” said Capt. Ramandeep Oberoi, COO of Falcon Aviation Services
The H130 is an intermediate single-engine helicopter with a cabin for one pilot and up to seven passengers. Airbus describes the H130 as the quietest helicopter on the market in its category, helped by Airbus’ Fenestron shrouded tail rotor and automatic variable rotor speed control, which make it a friendly neighbor in cities with a noise signature 6 dB below international ICAO limits.
Located at Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport and Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, Falcon Aviation Services provides a range of operational and aviation support services, which include oil and gas support, MRO, FBO, bespoke business jet charters services and helicopter sightseeing tours, and heliport management, among others.