- Advertisement -
News

$10m Airbus H175 Helicopter Launched in Nigeria

Airbus

Airbus Helicopters on Thursday announced the introduction of its H175 Helicopter into the Nigeria market. The helicopter made its maiden flight demonstration at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

According to Mr Regis Magnac, Vice President and Head of Operational Marketing, Airbus Helicopters, the H175 was designed to carry 18 passengers with two pilots or 16 passengers and two pilots, depending on its configuration.

According to Wikipedia, the aircraft is 18.06m long in total, is 5.34m tall overal and ha a fuel capacity of 2,616L.

It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E turboshaft, 1,324 kW (1,776 shp) each. It has a maximum speed of 315 km/h and a cruise speed of 285 km/h.

Magnac said the aircraft, which cost over $10 million, was ideal for search and rescue operations, as well as oil and gas offshore support.

“Apart from its huge fuel tank which makes it very economical, the aircraft is also designed with various modern safety features, in line with international aviation standards.

“In case of emergency landing, there are life rafts on both sides of the aircraft which can carry the pilots and all passengers on board,’’ Magnac added.

Source: OkayNG.com

Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: CLICK HERE (WhatsApp Only), Follow us on Twitter: @OkayNigeria.


Farouk Mohammed
the authorFarouk Mohammed
Chief Editor
Farouk Mohammed is a Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria (OkayNG.com). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on OkayNG.com.

Leave a Reply

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. - Read our Privacy policy

Close