Microflite adds new five-bladed H145

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Australian commercial aircraft operator Microflite has ordered a second five-bladed H145 to support its growing training, commercial, utility, fire observation and rescue operations.

Microflite is Airbus’ largest civil helicopter customer in Australia, currently operating an Airbus fleet of 20 rotorcraft ranging from single-engine H120, H125 and H130, to twin-engine H135 and H145.

The operator also has on order an H135 and an H145, with the latter being the fifth Helionix equipped helicopter in its fleet.

Jonathan Booth, Chief Executive Officer, Microflite Helicopter Services said: “The H145 has proven to be an excellent workhorse for our multi-mission operations.

“With the second five-bladed H145 joining the fleet in the coming months, we can’t wait to see these versatile helicopters making a positive impact to our expanding training and commercial portfolio.”

Clinton Watt, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Airbus Australia Pacific said: “Microflite has been a strong Airbus operator and we are honoured by its continued trust in our helicopters as it ventures into new missions including military training and grows its local footprint and capabilities”.