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HTM orders up to three Airbus H145 helicopters for offshore wind operations

June 6, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

HTM’s Airbus H145 in use for offshore wind operation. (Photo: Airbus)

HTM Helicopters of Germany placed an order for one Airbus H145 helicopter, with options for two additional helicopters of the same type. The new helicopter will be used in offshore wind operations, transporting technicians and materials to wind farm turbines off the coasts of Germany and France.

“Over the past 15 years in the offshore wind business, we’ve seen projects move further out from the coast and require additional payload which has led us to add additional H145s to our fleet,” said Bernd Brucherseifer, Managing Director for HTM Helicopters.

HTM was the first operator to take delivery of a five-bladed H145 to be used for offshore wind operations in 2021. In late 2023, HTM’s aircraft was used in a world-premiere trial led by Airbus to hoist two crew members into the nacelles of floating wind turbines in Hywind Tampen.

This order will add to HTM’s current fleet which includes 18 Airbus helicopters, with a mix of H125s, H135s and H145s supporting a variety of missions. With the delivery of the newly ordered helicopter, HTM’s total H145 fleet will grow to eight helicopters (10 including options). Five of those H145s (seven including options) will be used to support offshore missions.



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