Airbus announced its first order in Latin America for the H160, agreeing to a deal for one of the medium utility helicopters with an unnamed Brazilian customer.
The deal, announced April 3, was signed after a recent H160 flight demonstration in Marignane, France. The customer purchased the helicopter for private and business aviation operations, according to Airbus.
“We are proud to announce the first sale of an H160 in Latin America where it has a lot of potential as we have been seeing a lot of interest in the aircraft. It is easy to see why the H160 appeals to private and business aviation customers as it is not only stylish but its cutting edge technology offers passengers an elegant, safe and extremely comfortable way to travel,” said Mesrob Karalekian, head of Airbus’ Latin America operations, in a statement.
The H160 is intended to provide increased visibility with external cameras connected to four multi-functional displays in the cockpit, as well as utilizing the Helionix digital avionics suite to reduce pilot workload.
“The H160 has been designed to offer all its passengers, whether for private and business aviation flights, Oil and Gas passenger transport, emergency medical services, or public services missions, with an exceptional flight experience thanks to the panoramic views provided by the large cabin windows, low sound levels, and smooth flight even at high speeds,” Airbus officials said in a statement.