Airbus has delivered H215 heavy twin-engine utility helicopter to China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC).
The H215 will join the company’s existing fleet of 15 Airbus helicopters, comprised of H125s, an H120 and an H225. This addition will enable SGGAC to perform new missions such as cable repair, cable laying, cargo transportation, and power line pylons constructions in difficult-to-reach areas, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
The helicopter comes equipped with a 4.5-ton cargo sling, hoists, weather radar, and a wire-strike protection system. The configuration features 17 comfortable seats equipped with oxygen jackets for high altitude missions.
The H215 combines advanced avionics and a reliable platform for rugged multi-mission capabilities in harsh environments. Its baseline configuration offers extremely competitive direct operating and maintenance costs. Standard features include Makila 1A1 engines, the latest generation flight management system, and the most modern technologies, which includes a glass cockpit avionics system and the renowned 4-axis autopilot from Airbus Helicopters’ advanced H225.
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The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has signed an order to purchase additional Airbus H225M multi-role, long-range, tactical transport military helicopters to be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force, and in particular it will be capable of in-flight refuelling, an essential operational advantage that this helicopter offers, the company said in a statement Friday
China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning has been deployed for combat duty following modifications and intensive training exercises, the vessel's executive officer revealed amid the celebrations of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's 70th anniversary. The modifications carried out since August 2018 include upgraded arresting cables that will provide a larger buffer capacity when aircraft lands and also extends the cables' life, China Central Television (CCTV) reported
China plans to have a fleet of 8 Type 055 destroyers, its most powerful naval vessel which was showcased during the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navys 70th anniversary on Tuesday in Qingdao. While four have been built, four more are planned to be constructed, state media reported
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