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First Utility Configured H130 Featured in Canada Demo Tour


H130 successfully tours from Quebec to British Columbia on its first Demo Tour

  • H130 Helicopter is ideally suited for utility missions
  • H130 Helicopter on display at this year’s HAC Conference in Vancouver

Vancouver, 13 November 2015 – Following a successful Canadian demonstration tour the Utility Configured H130 will be on display for the annual Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention in Vancouver, BC November 13th – 15th, 2015.

The versatile H130 is ideally suited for utility operations; the helicopter offers many possibilities for operators thanks to its wide, unobstructed flat-floor cabin that is able to accommodate an array of equipment providing outstanding mission flexibility. The H130 is equipped with numerous Airbus Helicopters Canadian STC’s such as the cargo mirrors, a cargo sling, cargo pods, dual controls and longline controller (50amp).

H130 Canadian Demo Tour

During the 16 stop, 11,500 km, Canadian tour, Airbus Helicopters demonstrated the excellent performance of the H130 for aerial work missions.  Throughout multiple demonstrations, customers were able to experience first-hand the overall versatility and performance of the H130 and its multiple STC equipment. The high performance H130 has a load capacity of 1,500 kgs / 3,307 lbs and excellent pilot visibility.

With the latest aircraft technology and enhanced safety features, the H130 is a reference for challenging missions.  Equipped with a VEMD the pilot is able to concentrate on the mission and improving flight safety. The trademarked Fenestron: which increases efficiency, provides a very low noise signature, and a high level of safety for ground personnel.  Energy-absorbing seats are standard for the crew and passengers.

The H130’s simple design, use of composite materials and the experience drawn from the proven Ecureuil family all contribute to reduced maintenance costs and make this helicopter a key member of the Airbus Helicopters’ Ecureuil family.


For more information on the H130 and Airbus Helicopters Canadian STC’s please visit


Photo Credit: Heath Moffatt


About Airbus Helicopters Canada (

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 (

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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