Helicopters Airbus Helicopters enhances services and support in China

Airbus Helicopters has announced, that it will enhance its services and support capabilities in the Chinese market.

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At the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Airbus Helicopters has announced a commitment to provide more capabilities for helicopter services and support offerings in the Chinese market.

Together with the State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), Airbus has signed an agreement and an HCare Smart Parts By Hour (PBH) contract. Through this strategic partnership, Airbus hopes that more localized solutions will lead to a better service coverage in the region.

With the agreement in place, SGGAC will be able to expand its current MRO capabilities, which is currently responsible for H125 aircraft maintenance. Back in 2018, the facility became an official Airbus Helicopters service center.

Currently, the company operates with 15 H125s and to expand this facility will “further improve reassembly services for Chinese customers and enhance H125 fleet development in the country,“ the manufacturer stated.

SGGAC has a long-standing partnership with Airbus and has now become the second HCare Smart customer in the country by signing for the PHB contract, which covers the operator´s fleet of H215 and H225 helicopters.

The CITIC Offshore Company (COHC) will also be joining the HCare suite alongside with SGGAC. COHC is operating one of the largest Airbus helicopter fleets in Asia Pacific. More than 50 aircraft are being used for the operator.

COHC is also the largest H225 helicopter operator enrolled with HCare Smart in the world. 12 aircraft have already joined the PBH programme. The Super Puma aircraft are a popular choice among operators in the country.

Airbus wrote: “Today, there are 56 Super Pumas in China flying a range of demanding missions, such as oil & gas, search and rescue, fire-fighting, and even power line construction. Globally, more than 700 Super Pumas are flying in the world today, among which 140 are H225s. Nearly one third of Super Pumas are enrolled with HCare global support contracts.“

Source © airbus.com

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