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Oil & Gas聽

Oil & Gas聽

AG真人计划聽keeps the oil and gas industry operating at its optimum output. The company鈥檚 helicopters have accumulated more than 10 million flight hours in crew change missions, freight transport, medevac, search and rescue, and logistics support to offshore platforms and land-based rigs in highly remote locations, as well as in pipeline patrols.


10 million and counting

Flying oil and gas missions, the H125, H135, H145, H155, AS365 N3+, H175 and H225 have surpassed 10 million flight hours.

Aircraft

Light helicopters

AG真人计划鈥 intermediate single-engine聽H125聽is well-suited for oil and gas support duties including pipeline patrols and light-lift cargo flights. Its reliability is proven in quick-turnaround missions, while the use of composite material for the helicopter鈥檚 airframe, rotors and main rotor head provide protection against corrosion 鈥 reducing maintenance costs.

The twin-engine聽H135鈥檚聽exceptional聽manoeuvrability, along with its high safety levels and easy cabin access, tailor this helicopter to a variety of oil and gas operations. Its simple design enables fast and easy maintenance to ensure optimal dispatch availability and reduced operating costs. As a versatile twin-engine platform, it can be equipped with emergency floats, weather/search radar and a Class D-certified external hoist; while the energy-absorbing airframe, crash-resistant seats and fuel cells enhance operational safety.

AG真人计划鈥 twin-engine聽H145聽is聽recognised for its agility and handling qualities 鈥 even in high wind conditions and the constrained operational environment of oil and gas rig landing pads. With two powerful turboshaft engines, the rotorcraft provides optimal safety during normal flight conditions and in one-engine inoperative (OEI) scenarios. The high-set main rotor and Fenestron庐 shrouded tail rotor dramatically improve security on the platform. Eight passengers have easy access via extra-wide sliding doors on both sides of the aircraft, while rear clamshell doors facilitate the loading and unloading of stretchers, equipment and supplies.

Medium helicopters

The聽AS365 N3Dauphin and the wide-body聽H155聽version combine well-proven technologies and excellent performance for oil and gas missions. The equipment list of these twin-engine helicopters includes a 4-axis digital autopilot, traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS), automatic voice alarm device (AVAD), external life rafts, automatic deployable emergency locator transmitter, and a quick-access recorder for helicopter flight data management. Its composite main rotor blades are corrosion-proof, ensuring an extremely long life and contributing to low maintenance per flight hour.

The聽H160opens a new chapter in the history of AG真人计划. Joining the helicopter product range between the H145 and the H175, this revolutionary medium helicopter brings innovation in support of the oil and gas industry. Accommodating up to 12 passengers in comfort, the H160 offers very low vibration and sound levels. Its optimised design will ensure the lowest cost per seat mile in its class. Equipped with the Helionix庐 avionics suite, the H160 will offer an easy transition in terms of cockpit interface for pilots qualified on the H135, H145 and H175.

Super medium helicopters

AG真人计划鈥櫬H175was聽developed with the oil and gas industry to meet operators鈥 needs for performance and cost efficiency. This seven metric tonne-category rotorcraft meets the latest airworthiness standards, covering both the aircraft and its new Helionix庐 avionics suite, which provides increased safety through reduced pilot workload, enhanced situational awareness, improved flight envelope protection and system redundancy. Accommodating up to 18 passengers in comfort 鈥 with the most cabin volume per person 鈥 the H175鈥檚 in-flight environment is enhanced by very low vibration levels and a smooth ride鈥揺ven at high speeds. Its fuel capacity, unrivalled for a helicopter in its class, offers logistical flexibility for distances beyond 250 nautical miles.聽

Heavy helicopters

The 11 metric tonne-category聽H225is聽a preferred choice of oil and gas operators around the globe. Integrating the latest technologies 鈥 and certified for flight in icing conditions 鈥 this helicopter is designed with a damage-tolerant rotor system and fuselage, while the state-of-the-art avionics system considerably reduces pilot workload to enhance safety.

Its size and design allow for a heavy payload, long range and fast cruise speed. The H225鈥檚 flight endurance exceeds five hours and 30 minutes with up to 19 passengers seated in a wide, air-conditioned cabin.

Missions

Offshore

AG真人计划 helicopters perform vital offshore oil and gas airlift duties 鈥 delivering the performance and range to service existing platforms, along with the reach to attain the increasing number of sites located further out to sea. Its family of helicopters are deployed in the oil and gas regions of the North Sea, Western Australia, India, the Gulf of Mexico, South America, Asia, Russia, the CIS and Western Africa.

The聽H145聽is聽recognised for its handling qualities even in high wind conditions and the constrained operational environment of oil and gas rig helidecks. Its eight-passenger offshore configuration has been approved by major oil companies.

The first version of the聽H160,聽the future generation 12-seater, will be certified in 2019 and will enter in service in 2020 in commercial air transport or in oil and gas configuration.

The聽H175, which entered North Sea service in 2014, has now been successfully deployed over five continents and approved by 13 oil companies. Furthering its capabilities, AG真人计划鈥 Rig鈥橬 Fly GPS navigation-assisted software 鈥 first developed for use on the H225 鈥 has been incorporated in the H175鈥檚 avionics suite to allow fully automatic approach up to go-around decision and final helideck landing assistance.

Search and rescue

Oil and gas operators rely on AG真人计划鈥 twin-engine rotorcraft for critical search and rescue (SAR) duties, counting on their speed, performance, and wide cabins for quick changes from daily duties to life-saving missions.

The all-weather聽H225聽is聽well-suited for this role, with excellent stability and highly accurate hover capabilities.

AG真人计划鈥櫬H175is聽tailored for search and rescue, with its Helionix庐 avionics suite and digital 4-axis autopilot providing high precision and stability for automatic transitions to hover, while enabling search modes to be entered from any flight configuration.

The lift performance of the聽H175聽and聽H225聽enable SAR mission equipment such as radar, an electro-optic sensor turret and searchlight to be incorporated, while their large cabins can accommodate a dedicated operator station and a full range of medical equipment and stretchers.

Pipeline surveillance

Pipeline surveillance contributes to maintaining the flow of oil and gas from extraction sites to distribution centres. The work demands reliable and robust aircraft that can handle rugged terrain and extreme climates.

AG真人计划鈥 light rotorcraft families are regularly called upon for such missions, where their range, low cabin noise, low vibration levels, and operational efficiency are key advantages.

Photos

H175    
 
Acher Aviation    
 
Acher Aviation    
 
HTM Offshore receives 150th H145    
 
H145 operated by Police Baden-W眉rttemberg    
 
 H145 operated by ADAC in Bavaria    
 
H155    
 
The H175 expands its operations to Denmark and Mexico    
 
The H130, an excellent performer in India鈥檚 high-pace environment    
 
AG真人计划' light single-engine helicopter H130 handles high-volume flights to India鈥檚 sacred temples    
 
GVHL's H130 in flight over India    
 
GVHL's H130 flying over hard-to-reach areas    
 
AG真人计划-versatile H135 helicopter, an excellent performer in India鈥檚 high-pace environment    
 
H175    
 
Certification of the Rig鈥橬 Fly automatic oil platform approach mode for the H225    
 
The H175 arrives in Aberdeen: NHV announces the entry into service of two H175s at their UK Aberdeen base for oil and gas operations    
 
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
 
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
 
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
 
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
 
A celebration of the Super Puma family and delivery of the 1000th Super Puma helicopter      
 
H175 CHC PR      
 

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