HeliDax, a French helicopter operator, and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to the first-ever HCare Classics support agreement to maximize the availability of HeliDax’s H120 fleet. The company’s out-of-production legacy helicopters are the only focus of HCare Classics, a new support program from Airbus.
HeliDax’s fleet is the largest in-service H120 fleet in the world today. With eight years remaining in the pilot training program contract, HeliDax selected HCare Classics to benefit from the OEM’s guaranteed support performance.
“To continue guaranteeing our fleet and service available until the end of our contract with the government in 2030, it is essential to have a strong commitment from our major partner, Airbus Helicopters, in terms of support and obsolescence monitoring,” says Christian Prigentt, director of Halifax.
Airbus Helicopters secures the supply chain and ensures the sufficient provision of spare parts, as well as other support options specifically tailored to meet the needs of these unique operators,” says Christoph Zammert, Executive Vice President of Customer Support & Services at Airbus Helicopters.
Today there are more than 2,000 legacy Airbus helicopters in service with approximately 750 operators around the world. These out-of-production aircraft include the H120, Dauphin, Puma, and Gazelle and account for 15% of the flight hours generated by the entire Airbus Helicopters fleet.
HCare Classic is a multi-service offering created to meet the customer’s operational needs. Customers choose the services they need, ranging from obsolescence monitoring and management to spare parts support and maintenance planning.