(12 Apr 2021) Airbus has secured an H160 order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, launching this new rotorcraft in the country’s oil and gas sector.
The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas, off-shore, utility and commercial passenger transportation.
“This new order is a timely welcome as our company embarks on a transformation journey to grow our business,” said Ramadi Widyardiono, Business Development Manager of Derazona Helicopters. “We are very impressed by the performance of the H160, and excited at the opportunities that this state-of-the-art helicopter will bring to our operations.”
The H160 is powered by Safran’s latest Arrano engines, and the Blue Edge blades and shrouded Fenestron tail rotor ensure low sounds levels and deliver high end performance at the same time.
The H160 has been designed from the very beginning to comply with the demanding conditions of oil and gas operations, and its compact size will be an added advantage to landing on oil platforms.
“We are greatly honoured by Derazona’s vote of confidence, becoming not just the country’s first H160 operator, but our oil and gas launch customer in the Asia Pacific region,” said Vincent Dubrule, Head of Asia Pacific of Airbus Helicopters. “The H160 is a game-changer, setting new standards for safety, performance, comfort and design. We trust that it will be a valuable asset to our customer as they bolster their operations with this versatile workhorse,” he added.