Niagara Helicopters expands its fleet with four new H130s
Airbus Helicopters Canada has delivered four H130 helicopters to Niagara Helicopters. The new machines will be used to fly customers all over the world for sightseeing operations, charter flights, aerial surveillance, film and photography, external loads and other specialty flying in and around the Niagara Region.
Airbus Helicopters and Niagara Helicopter celebrated their new partnership June 2 in the presence of local dignitaries, management and employees from both companies.
“It is a privilege to be working with Niagara Helicopters, who has established a world-renowned reputation in the flight-seeing industry,” said Romain Trapp, president and CEO of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “The selection and introduction of the H130 by Niagara Helicopters is a tremendous commitment to Airbus and we are very proud of this new partnership.”
The H130 is the quietest helicopter on the market: its Fenestron tail rotor and automatic variable rotor speed control result in a significantly reduced external sound level which has set the standards for tour operations worldwide. The light single-engine helicopter boasts state-of-the-art technology and has a roomy modular cabin that can accommodate one pilot plus up to seven passengers.
“We are confident the inclusion of the H130 aircraft will further our goals for providing an enhanced, safer overall customer experience while significantly reducing the noise imprint for the community and visitors to Niagara Falls” said Anna Pierce, vice president and general manager of Niagara Helicopters. “Outstanding visibility, low noise signature and the additional safety of the Fenestron Tail rotor are a winning combination for our operation."
All H130 systems are newly improved and very easy to maintain. Its formidable visibility, quietness, comfort, performance and safety has made this versatile helicopter a key member of the Airbus Helicopters’ Ecureuil family, an ideal platform for a premier heli-tourism operator.
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