(08 Mar 2022, 10:28 +07)
Airbus Helicopters has signed a five-year HCare
Smart parts-by-the-hour contract with All Nippon Helicopter (ANH)
for the customer’s first H160.
Under the programme, ANH’s H160 is
guaranteed the supply of spare parts and repaired parts at a fixed
rate per flight hour.
The first ever multi-role H160 helicopter was
delivered from Airbus’ facility in Kobe in December 2021, where
flight training and specialised equipment installation for
electronic news gathering are being performed for the helicopter’s
entry into service in Japan later this year.
All Nippon Helicopter’s (ANH) first Airbus H160
“Safety, availability and speed are core tenets of
our news gathering business,” said Jun Yanagawa, President of All Nippon Helicopter.
“As we prepare to introduce this new aircraft to our fleet, we are
happy to be the first to benefit from this part availability
programme for the H160. We can now fully focus on our operations
while Airbus takes care of the material support. We look forward
to a smooth entry into service and seeing the H160 becoming a
reliable asset in the country.”
HCare is Airbus’ comprehensive services offering. It
spans five domains: material management, helicopter maintenance,
technical support, training and flight operations, and connected
services, with experts available on-call 24/7.
“This being the first HCare Smart contract for the
H160 programme is particularly meaningful for Airbus,” said Bruno
Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “The ability to support a
long-standing customer such as All Nippon Helicopter, as they
launch the new helicopter in the country is even more gratifying.
With our highly adaptive HCare offer ensuring aircraft
availability, we are confident that ANH’s H160 will always be
mission-ready for all its demanding operations.”