Published on January 19th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Milestone Aviation Deliver First Two Five Blade Airbus H145’s to NHV in Germany
Dublin based Milestone Aviation has delivered the first two five blade Airbus H145 helicopters to the NHV Group in Germany. They will be used to support the NHV Group contract with Germany’s Federal Armed Forces’ training program at Laupheim in Southern Germany. With deliveries in December 2020 and January 2021, these two new H145 helicopters are the first five-bladed versions to be acquired by Milestone, and the first to be operated by NHV. In addition to the two five-bladed H145s, Milestone also delivered a four-bladed H145 to NHV’s helicopter fleet in 2020. With this announcement, Milestone Aviation now leases eight helicopters into NHV’s fleet.
Speaking at the delivery of the helicopters, Thomas Hütsch, Chief Operating Officer at NHV, said “We are delighted to continue building on our long-term relationship with Milestone for this important contract win. The introduction of the five-bladed H145 into our fleet marks an important milestone in NHV’s ongoing modernisation efforts, helping us to deliver our expanded services faster and more efficiently than ever before. Milestone has structured a lease solution that ideally suited our needs. We appreciate their ability to think long-term and simultaneously move quickly to execute on tight timeframes.”
Also speaking was Sebastien Moulin, Head of Europe & Americas at Milestone, who said, “We are delighted to support NHV as they continue to grow their operations. In particular, we are pleased to add not only our first five-bladed H145 but the first for NHV. We have worked with the NHV team for over eight years and now have a total of eight aircraft on lease covering a wide range of missions ranging from Oil & Gas transportation services, to emergency services, wind farm maintenance and now military training. The ability to provide such tailor-made solutions is a key differentiator for Milestone and illustrates the depth of service capability we offer. We look forward to further developing our partnership with NHV and continuing to be a trusted leasing partner and advisor.”
This latest upgrade of the proven H145 family adds a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission Airbus H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg.