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Commercial air transport

Commercial air transport

From corporate shuttle and air taxi service, to fast-turnaround tourism flights and highly-demanding offshore oil and gas duties, Airbus helicopters respond to all requirements of commercial air transport operations. Customers of any size – from single-aircraft owners to operators with sizable fleets – can rely on the company's worldwide network of service centres for guidance, training and support.


Light helicopters

The H130 is highly cost-effective and offers a turbine-smooth environment and quiet ride, along with unmatched visibility for passengers and open-space cabins that enhance comfort and facilitate loading/unloading.

Airbus’ range begins with its intermediate single-engine product line – the H125 and H130. Highly cost-effective rotorcraft, they offer a turbine-smooth environment and quiet rides, along with forward-facing seats, unmatched visibility for passengers and open-space cabins that enhance comfort and facilitate loading/unloading.

The twin-engine H135 and H145 have large cabins with flat floors, providing flexibility in seating arrangements and the creation of high-end interiors to satisfy the most discerning travellers. Both rotorcraft have high-set main rotor and a protected tail rotor for facilitated access, while their compact airframes allow landings and takeoffs from urban areas and city heliports, as well as super yachts and off-shore oil and gas platforms.

Medium helicopters

The AS365 N3+ includes powerful engines which enable fast cruising speeds, excellent range, and high endurance, while the digital 4-axis autopilot supports safety by protecting the full flight envelope.

The medium-weight Dauphin family is recognised worldwide for its exceptional roominess, comfort, endurance and efficiency. These twin-engine helicopters can operate within the most crowded airport environments, where their high speeds permit easy integration with fixed-wing traffic during landing approach and departure.

Airbus’ new-generation H175 and H160 were created to meet the evolving missions of the oil and gas industry and commercial transport providers, offering outstanding performance and unmatched cost efficiency in their segment.

In its Commercial Air Transport configuration, the cabin of the H160 can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Its unobstructed large cabin has been specially designed to provide a spacious, comfortable environment and rapid egress capability. Using advanced safety technologies and meeting the highest standards to protect the occupant, passengers travelling aboard the H160 enjoy complete peace of mind and confidence.

Speed, comfort and technology make the twin-engine H175 an asset for executive transport, while the most spacious cabin in its class offers separate seating zones to indulge passengers from takeoff to landing.

Heavy helicopters

The heavy-weight H215 and H225 Super Puma helicopters serve as workhorse rotorcraft in the most challenging conditions. Their two powerful engines and robust rotor blade systems give these machines the power for high payloads, long ranges and fast cruise speeds, along with extended flight endurance. Various seating arrangements are possible in the very large cabin, while comfort is assured with low vibration and sound levels that give passengers the impression of flying in a commercial jetliner.



Airbus helicopters are ideal sightseeing aircraft, offering aerial views of some of Earth’s natural and man-made wonders – including the US Hawaiian Islands and Grand Canyon, national parks and reserves around the globe, and over such cities as New York and Las Vegas.

The single-engine Ecureuil/AStar family has been the go-to rotorcraft for professional tour operations since the 1980s, favoured for its smooth ride and low external noise and vibration levels.

Building on its experience with tour operators, Airbus set a new benchmark with the H130, whose open cabin design and nearly 75 square feet of windows affords a sweeping 180-degree view. The H130 offers significantly greater personal space for its seven passengers, enabling a first class experience with three premium seats and rear theatre-style seating. Earning its “Eco-Star” nickname, the H130’s environmentally-friendly low sound signature is further improved by the use of Airbus’ Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor system.

Oil & gas transport

Corporate shuttle and VIP

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) is the world’s first dedicated end-to-end solution for private and business aviation customers by a global helicopter original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The brand, identified by the ACH logo, offers a unique level of quality, finish, craftsmanship and tailored services matching the most demanding requirements of its customers.

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