Marking a milestone for both Pacific Helicopters and aviation operations in Papua New Guinea, Pacific Helicopters has taken delivery of the first of three H145 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters. The first H145, leased from international lessor, Waypoint Leasing, has arrived in the Eastern Highlands Provincial capital of Goroka, following final reassembly at Airbus Group Australia Pacific’s Sydney facility. The remaining two H145s, purchased and owned by Pacific Helicopters, will be delivered later this year.
This H145 is the first new Airbus Helicopters aircraft to be operated in Papua New Guinea, with Pacific Helicopters setting a new industry standard in a country steeped in aviation history and offering an even brighter future. Operators are increasingly looking for high-performance, efficient rotorcraft with strong safety credentials and oil and gas operational compliance — key characteristics of the Airbus Helicopters family.
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