UAE sightseeing tour operator upgrades fleet with 5 new Airbus H130 helicopters

Leading Emirati sightseeing helicopter tour operator Falcon Aviation Services has ordered 5 new Airbus H130 helicopters to upgrade its fleet. The COO of Falcon Aviation Services, Capt. Ramandeep Oberoi said: "This will help us double this business in the coming years both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi."

UAE sightseeing helicopter tour operator Falcon Aviation Services upgrades its helicopter fleet with an order for five Airbus H130s.

Airbus Helicopters Head of Africa Middle East, Arnaud Montalvo, said: “We’re delighted to receive this important vote of confidence from a highly professional operator which already has long experience with our helicopters.”

The good looking H130 is an intermediate single-engine helicopter with a spacious cabin for one pilot and up to seven passengers which is popular with pilots who love its sporty and safe flying qualities.

It is the quietest helicopter on the market in its category, helped by Airbus’ Fenestron shrouded tail rotor and automatic variable rotor speed control which make it a friendly neighbor in cities with a noise signature 6 dB below international ICAO limits.

The H130’s simple design, use of composite materials and the experience drawn from Airbus’ mature Ecureuil family contribute to reduced maintenance costs and high availability.

Located at Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen Executive Airport and Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport, Falcon Aviation Services provides a wide range of operational and aviation support services, which include oil and gas aviation support, maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO), bespoke business jet charters services and helicopter sightseeing tours, fixed base operator (FBO), aircraft management services and continuing airworthiness management (CAMO), heliport management and Inspection, among others.

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