Monday, October 19, 2020

Air Safa launches aircraft leasing business in India with Airbus H125 helicopter

Air Safa Pte. Ltd., a Singapore based aircraft leasing company, has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters for one H-125 helicopter with the option to add another one in the future. The H-125 will be placed its first dry lease to Indian operators for multirole missions, including passenger transportation.

K Murugan, director, Air Safa, said: “We are a staunch Airbus customer and have chosen the H125 as the first product because it has an impressive performance and is known for its power, versatility, low maintenance cost and safety features.”

Ashish Saraf, head of Airbus Helicopters, Airbus India & South Asia said: “The H-125 outclasses all other products in its category and is the helicopter of choice for multirole missions.”  

The H-125 – which according to Airbus – has completed 35m flight hours worldwide, is a common sight at the pilgrimage areas in India. It is also being used to develop new helicopter market segments in the country, mainly geophysical surveys, power grid maintenance and emergency medical services.

Murugan told Helicopter Investor that Air Safa set up its business last year and revealed the lessor has also signed a wet lease operation deal with Delhi-based company Skyport Multiservices. The deal includes five Airbus H-125s (with one more to follow) and one H-130 helicopter.

19/10/20 Yuvan Kumar/Helicopter Investor

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