Russia certifies Airbus H225
The Interstate Aviation Committee in Russia has certified the Airbus Helicopters H225, the first time in history that a foreign heavy-class helicopter has been certified in Russia.
The Russian certification will open up the all-weather market in countries such as Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
“The H225 is the right answer to Russia’s needs – bringing together the experience of top-class reliability in extreme weather conditions and cutting-edge avionics to fly more safely and further than any other air lifted solutions” says Olivier Scheier, Airbus Helicopters sales manager for oil & gas segment in Russia. “The H225 is fit for the toughest environment and guarantees the highest level of service, even in the utmost remote places.”
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Approximately 70 percent of the worldwide Super Puma fleet is operated for personnel transport in support of the offshore oil & gas industry, including H225s in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Africa, Asia and South America. To date The Super Puma family has accumulated more than 5 million flight hours during operations around the world and in all weather conditions, including highly challenging maritime environments.