HTM-Helicopters will be the first to operate the new five-blade Airbus Helicopters H145D3 in the offshore wind segment. Lately, it has signed a contract for the acquisition of two extra Airbus H145 helicopters. During this year’s fourth quarter, The Company is also planning for the delivery of its first helicopter, which is a four-bladed H145D2. The second aircraft- a five-blade H145D3 that will release by the middle of next year will follow it. There were also the decisions made for HTM’s maintenance organization, Intercopter, to later elevate the four-bladed H145D2 with the new five-blade rotor system.
As Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the new H145 will run from HTM’s bases at Norden-Norddeich, Emden, Borkum, and Helgoland. Tasks will include transporting the passengers to and from wind farms and elevating operators and engineers to the wind turbines. The H145 is furnished with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and the Helionix digital avionics suite where the two helicopters will be derived with a hoist, floatation equipment, and a cargo hook.
The D3 modified also consists of an advanced five-blade bearingless main rotor system that delivers a 330-pound valuable load upsurge and a comfortable ride.
Thomas Hein, Head of Sales Western Europe at Airbus Helicopters says, “We thank HTM for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and our products. Since HTM started offshore wind operations in 2008, they rely on H135 and H145 helicopters for their demanding operations.”
Heristo Aktiengesellschaft, being one of the leading helicopter firms in Germany, has owned it since April 2020. Their main business is provisioning helicopters for civilian and military consumers, offshore processes, emergency medical amenities, viable air transport, aircraft training, and aerial work comprising of other external operations in mountainous territory.
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