Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of its newly-configured H130s to Switzerland for use in aerial work. The multirole aircraft, now configured for a full range of aerial work assignments, has been delivered to Air Zermatt—a Swiss operator that accomplishes missions including passenger transport and emergency medical airlift. Air Zermatt also owns five AS350 B3s from the Ecureuil/AStar family and two SA315 Lamas. Its new H130 variant is equipped with a cargo sling system, which has a hook capacity of 1,500 kg. When its load has been released, the hook automatically transitions to a forward position, which allows for maintaining the necessary fuel tank crash-worthiness.
Photo by Patrick Penna, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters
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