“We thank HTM for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and our products,” said Thomas Hein, Head of Sales Western Europe at Airbus Helicopters. For their missions, which include passenger transport to and from wind farms and hoisting technicians to the wind turbines, the two helicopters will be equipped with a powerful hoist, floatation equipment, and a cargo hook, Airbus said. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 helicopter in the offshore wind segment, according to Airbus Helicopters. Germany’s HTM Helicopters has ordered two H145 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters for offshore wind operations. The delivery of the first helicopter, a four-bladed H145, is scheduled for the fourth quarter this year, while the second aircraft, a five-bladed H145 will be delivered mid next year. The four-bladed H145 will also later be upgraded with the new five-bladed rotor system by HTM’s maintenance organization. “Since HTM started offshore wind operations in 2008, they rely on H135 and H145 helicopters for their demanding operations.” Source: Airbus Helicopters The two new aircraft will be operated from HTM’s bases at Norden-Norddeich, Emden, Borkum, and Helgoland.
HTM Helicopters orders Airbus choppers for offshore wind operations