Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H135 configured for offshore hoisting duties to Germany-based operator HTM Travel Munich GmbH. The H135 fulfills all requirements for offshore missions, with equipment that includes a rescue hoist, an external life raft system, Helicopter Emergency Egress Lighting, Automatically Deployable ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter), 3-Axis-Autopilot, Weather Radar, Underwater Locator Beacon and Emergency Floatation System certified for Sea State 6. HTM will use the helicopter for the maintenance of wind turbines located off the German coast in the North Sea, and has also contracted with 10 wind farms and customers like DONG, EWE, EON, Siemens, DOTI, ADWEN and Senvion.
Photo by Claas Belling, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters
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