Airbus Helicopters Canada sells a new H125 to Ascent Helicopters
- H125 is ready for any mission and excels in hot & high environments
- H125 is reliable, comfortable, safe and cost effective
Fort Erie, 19 May 2016 – Ascent Helicopters expands their fleet with a new H125 and the aircraft will be operated in Fernie, B.C. Known for its performance, versatility and low maintenance costs, the H125 is the ideal choice to expand and compliment the working fleet of Ascent Helicopters.
“Because the work we do varies and can change at any moment, the multi-mission capability of the H125 is a perfect choice to include in our expanding fleet of aircraft” said Trent Lemke, President of Ascent Helicopters. “We must always be able to anticipate and meet the specific needs of our customers and the H125 will ensure that we will achieve just that.”
The powerful, high performance H125 is designed to carry out the most demanding missions in the most extreme weather and geographical conditions. Its exceptional lift capability, high endurance, extended range and fast cruise speed make the H125 the leader in its class.
From Left to right: Brian Reid, Director – Support and Service Sales Airbus Helicopters Inc., Frank Walcher, Chief Pilot Ascent Helicopters, Wayne Woytkiw, Regional Sales and Key Account Manager – Western Canada and Alaska Airbus Helicopters Canada, Trent Lemke – Owner Ascent Helicopters, Jeff William – AME Ascent Helicopters and Romain Trapp – President & CEO Airbus Helicopters Canada
“The H125 aircraft ensures outstanding reliability, simplified maintenance and low operating costs, qualities that Ascent Helicopters were looking for in an aircraft” said Romain Trapp, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “Ascent Helicopters offers specialized service and responsiveness throughout the Western region; the H125 is perfectly suited to support and assist Ascent with these missions.”
The H125 is a member of the Airbus Helicopters’ rugged and proven Ecureuil family. These aircraft have accumulated more than 23 million hours of flight time experience. Some 4,950 Ecureuil aircraft have been delivered in 110 countries for some 1,600 operators. More than 1,400 H125’s are currently in-service worldwide and are used mainly for high performance missions in “high and hot” conditions.
The H125 outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, maintenance costs, safety and low acquisition. This new H125 will be the first Airbus Helicopters aircraft acquired by Ascent Helicopters and will be utilized for utility work, construction, film & television, fire suppression, heli-skiing, medevac and natural resources.
With operations in Parksville and Fernie B.C., Ascent Helicopters is a specialized helicopter charter company offering flight services to a variety of government and industry clientele such as; B.C. Hydro, MOFLNR Rapattack Program, Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing, B.C. Air Ambulance Medevac, film crews and the mining/resource sector. Ascent offers a Transport Canada approved hoisting program, used primarily as a work access method in the powerline utility market. With an experienced and skilled aircrew and maintenance crew, Ascent’s personnel have years of operational experience in all aspects of the helicopter charter business. This expertise allows Ascent Helicopters to manage operations in a way that affords their customers the highest industry standard of helicopter utilization, safety and customer service.
About Airbus Helicopters Canada (www.airbushelicopters.ca)
Airbus Helicopters Canada is a subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters and a leading supplier of helicopters in Canada. Our helicopters are used across the country in key parapublic and civil roles which include: law enforcement, emergency medical services, oil & gas, mining, firefighting, hydroelectric utilities, environmental surveys, tour and corporate transport. Airbus Helicopters was established in Fort Erie, Ontario in 1984 and has additional operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Mirabel, Quebec as well as a support and customer service network in place to support a fleet of over 690 helicopters in the country. The company recently celebrated over 30 years of success in Canada.
About Airbus Helicopters (www.airbushelicopters.com)
Airbus Helicopters is a division of Airbus Group. The company provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in highly demanding environments. Flying more than 3 million flight hours per year, the company’s in-service fleet includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 152 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and in 2014 generated revenues of 6.5 billion Euros. In line with the company’s new identity, fully integrated into Airbus Group, Airbus Helicopters has renamed its product range replacing the former “EC” designation with an “H”.
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