(01 Feb 2022)
Airbus Helicopters logged 419 gross orders (internet:
414) in 2021, a substantial enhance on the 289 gross orders (268
internet orders) acquired in 2020.
Deliveries elevated from 300 in 2020 to 338 in
The corporate acquired a rise in orders for
H125 and H130 gentle helicopters, and noticed robust momentum from its house nations,
with France ordering 40 H160s (civil and army variations), eight
H225Ms and two H145s; Spain ordering 36 H135s; and Germany
procuring eight H145s for the Bavarian police power.
“2021 was a yr of main commitments for Airbus
Helicopters. We dedicated to growing new services
that fulfil our prospects’ necessities akin to launching the
growth of an revolutionary H160M for the French armed forces’
joint gentle helicopter programme and creating the brand new service
package deal HCare Classics for patrons that function our legacy
helicopters. We additionally delivered the primary ever H160 to Japanese
operator All Nippon Helicopter. It’s our responsibility to innovate and to
pioneer sustainable aerospace and to that finish we’ve begun
implementing using sustainable aviation gas and pursued our
city air mobility journey with the disclosing of CityAirbus
NextGen,” stated Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “I’m happy with
our groups which have labored onerous to ship all of those
achievements. Their dedication to our Airbus values of teamwork,
reliability, and integrity will allow us to proceed engaged on
securing the provision chain and to ship on our steady
enhancements to ease the operations of our prospects. I particularly
worth the belief that our prospects place in our individuals, our
merchandise, and our companies to assist them carry out their important
The corporate ramped up its five-bladed H145
deliveries in 2021 in addition to delivered the primary five-bladed H145
retrofit to DRF Luftrettung, a German helicopter emergency medical
companies operator, on the finish of Could.
Different key deliveries the
first H225M for Singapore in March in addition to the primary H225M in a
naval fight configuration for Brazilian Navy, and the primary NH90
TTH for Qatar which was delivered forward of schedule.
America, the US Military took supply of the primary UH-72B from the
Airbus Helicopters manufacturing unit in Columbus, Mississippi and the Lakota
fleet reached the most important milestone of 1 million flight hours.
Order highlights for 2021 encompass 93 H145s and
52 H160s together with the primary batch of H160Ms for the French armed
forces in addition to 10 H160s for the Gendarmerie Nationale – the
first regulation enforcement buyer for the mannequin.
additionally expanded its partnership with The Helicopter Firm in Saudi
Arabia, which added 20 H145s and 6 ACH160s to their rising fleet
of Airbus helicopters.
The H225 noticed 2021 kicking off to a very good
begin with its long-standing buyer, the Japan Coast Guard,
ordering a further two helicopters to its fleet in March.
Airbus Helicopters’ suite of HCare choices
proceed to draw new prospects. The corporate expanded its
vary in 2021 with HCare Classics, a custom-made set of companies
for its legacy fleet of roughly 2,000 in-service H120,
Dauphin, Puma and Gazelle helicopters. HDataPower is an instance of
Airbus Helicopters’ ongoing dedication to digitalisation and
harnessing the advantages (time financial savings, increased fleet availability,
optimised prices) that it could possibly proffer to prospects with Helionix-equipped
plane by leveraging knowledge generated by helicopter programs.
2021 was additionally an thrilling yr for
innovation and product enchancment. The H125
efficiency enhance acquired each its EASA and FAA certification
enabling operators to take full benefit of the ten% energy
enhance offered by the Arriel 2D engines. The corporate additionally added
the H175M to its army product portfolio. The VSR700, Airbus’
unmanned aerial system, started its flight envelope enlargement forward
of sea trials later this yr.
2021 was particularly instrumental to the corporate’s decarbonisation roadmap. The helicopter Flightlab began flight
testing new applied sciences, together with the engine back-up system
which not solely goals to ship security enhancements however can be a
elementary first step on the highway to hybridisation.
Helicopters additionally launched a SAF Person Group devoted to the
rotary-wing neighborhood in an effort to speed up the deployment
of biofuels, started utilizing sustainable aviation gas for its
coaching and flight checks at it principal websites in France and Germany,
and ended the yr by flying an H225 with one engine powered by
One of many key highlights got here in September 2021 on the
Airbus Summit when Airbus Helicopters unveiled CityAirbus NextGen,
its new prototype designed to ship zero emissions flight in
city environments. The absolutely electrical automobile for the City Air
Mobility market is simply one of many causes Airbus Helicopters is
seeking to recruit 500 individuals in 2022.