This year’s edition of China Heli-Expo, which is to be held from 14th to 17th September in Tianjin, will have Airbus Helicopters display China’s first HEMS configured H135, the H130, the H160 virtual experience and HCare digital solutions.
Airbus Helicopters is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence in China this year.
At its stand will be displayed China’s very first Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) configured H135, operated by Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Centre, and a HEMS configured H130 operated by Shandong MIT Group.
Several Chinese-operated H125 single-engine rotorcraft, will also be on display during the show.
The in-service Ecureuil fleet at the end of 2016, reached 100 in China.
Airbus Helicopters began its relationship with China in 1967 with the sale of the Alouette III, which was followed up by several cooperation agreements for the AS365 Dauphin, H120 Colibri, H175/AC352 helicopters joint production, and an H135 final assembly line in Qingdao.
Airbus Helicopters leads the Chinese civil and para-public market, with a 40 percent market share and about 260 helicopters sold across the country.
China is now the company’s largest civil market in terms of annual booking.