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Phoenix Heli-Flight acquires new H130

March 7, 2016  By Airbus Helicopters

Following a successful Canadian demonstration tour, the first utility configured H130 aircraft has been acquired by Phoenix Heli-Flight.

Phoenix Heli-Flight, a charter helicopter company operating out of Fort McMurray, Alta., is a privately owned company known to be a regional leader, providing modern, new aircraft which enables Phoenix to supply innovative solutions to all of their client’s aviation needs.

“After having the opportunity to demo the H130 aircraft, I knew that this aircraft was a natural evolution for us from the EC130B4. The B4 is an outstanding machine with state of the art technologies” says Paul Spring, President of Phoenix Heli-Flight. “But the H130 with this specifically designed utility package will enable us to better serve our clients with increased and elevated level of safety, efficiency and reliability”.

Phoenix Heli-Flight services a wide variety of industries including exploration, wildlife surveys, utilities, oil and gas, forestry, construction, infrastructure maintenance, corporate transport, general transportation of personnel, freight and wildfire suppression and helicopter emergency medical services to the Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo areas.

“Phoenix Heli-Flight has amassed a reputation for excellent service and responsiveness throughout the region by continuously providing quality products and service” said Romain Trapp, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “Phoenix Heli-Flight’s missions are Airbus Helicopters’ missions and we look forward to supporting and assisting them with their future business objectives.”


The versatile H130 is ideally suited for utility operations; the helicopter offers many possibilities for operators thanks to its wide, unobstructed flat-floor cabin that is able to accommodate an array of equipment providing outstanding mission flexibility. The Airbus Helicopters specially designed utility package for the H130 is equipped with numerous Airbus Helicopters STC’s such as the cargo mirrors, a cargo sling, cargo pods, and longline controller (50 amp).

With the latest aircraft technology and enhanced safety features, the H130 is a reference for challenging missions.  Equipped with a VEMD the pilot is able to concentrate on the mission and improving flight safety. The trademarked Fenestron: which increases efficiency, provides a very low noise signature, and a high level of safety for ground personnel.  Energy-absorbing seats are standard for the crew and passengers.

The H130’s simple design, use of composite materials and the experience drawn from the proven Ecureuil family all contribute to reduced maintenance costs and make this helicopter a key member of the Airbus Helicopters’ Ecureuil family.


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