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Forest Helicopters expands Airbus fleet with H125


Forest plans to use the new Airbus H125 for aerial construction, passenger transport, utility work and firefighting missions. (Photo: Airbus Helicopters)

Airbus Helicopters Canada delivered a new H125 to long-time customer Forest Helicopters based in Kenora, Ontario. This is the second H125 in Forest’s fleet, which also includes five other helicopters from the H125 family.

The new H125 missions will include aerial construction, powerline maintenance, and fire suppression.

Established in 1997, Forest Helicopters has primarily served the needs of customers in Northwestern Ontario, and has operated in other provinces and territories of Canada supporting various missions.

“Forest Helicopters provides a quality competitive service that stresses dependability, competence, and safety,” said Bart Stevenson, president of Forest Helicopters. “The acquisition of our H125 helicopters reinforces our commitment to these values.”

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More than 1,400 H125s are currently in-service worldwide and are used in a variety of missions. In addition to its power and versatility, the H125 features dual hydraulics, dual channel engine FADEC, a crash-resistant fuel system, and glass-panel cockpit displays that reduce pilot workload.

“The H125 is truly a multi-mission aircraft that has earned its reputation for excellent performance, versatility, and low maintenance costs,” said Dwayne Charette, president of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “We are proud that Forest Helicopters continues to turn to Airbus to support their missions, and we look forward to our continued partnership.”