KUCHING, May 23: Airbus, Hornbill Skyways and HAS International have marked the recent successful entry-into-service of the super medium twin-engine H175 helicopter in Miri to serve the oil and gas sector.
According to a media release today, the milestone was celebrated at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)2023 yesterday (May 22).
Hornbill Skyways and HAS International are the launch operators of the H175 fleet in Malaysia’s energy sector.
The companies jointly operate three H175 helicopters that provide offshore aviation services for their oil and gas customers in Sarawak.
To commemorate the occasion, Airbus Helicopters head of Asia-Pacific Vincent Dubrule presented an award to HAS International Sdn Bhd managing director Hasery Abu Bakar in an event held in conjunction with LIMA, which was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg was also present.
The H175 is a proven multipurpose helicopter, combining advanced avionics and a reliable platform for rugged multi-mission capabilities for offshore crew change, law enforcement, search-and-rescue, emergency medical services, as well as private and business aviation.
Developed to answer the energy industry needs, the H175 provides outstanding performance, unmatched cost efficiency and the ability to comfortably transport 16 passengers at a fast cruise speed of 155 kts.
The H175 is equipped with Helionix, Airbus integrated suite of advanced avionics, and 4-axis autopilot, which offers enhanced situational awareness and improved operational safety by helping to reduce pilot workload.
The aircraft also provides fully automatic oil platform approaches, thanks to the Rig’N Fly mode. — DayakDaily