Bristow Group raised its total firm orders for Airbus Helicopters’ H175 to 17, and also signed a comprehensive support services agreement for its new seven-metric- ton-category rotorcraft. The deal was announced bu Airbus Helicopters on 4 March 2015.
H175 is the new name of the twin-engine EC175. Airbus Helicopters said during the Heli-Expo 2015 helicopter industry trade show in Orlando, Florida, that the naming of its products is to be aligned with the naming of Airbus products overall.
Based in Houston, Texas, Bristow is a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry. Its current inventory of Airbus Helicopters-built rotorcraft includes the lightweight H125 (formerly the AS350), H135 (EC135) and BK117, along with the medium H155 (EC155) and heavy AS332 and H225 (EC225) Super Puma versions.
Deliveries of the H175s will be from October 2016, with these helicopters to be deployed by Bristow on oil and gas airlift duties.
Source: Airbus Helicopters
Featured image (top): An H175, formerly EC175. (Image © Anthony Pecchi / Airbus Helicopters)