From left: Brian Reid, director of support and service sales, Airbus Helicopters Inc.; Frank Walcher, chief pilot, Ascent Helicopters; Wayne Woytkiw, regional sales and key account manager, Airbus Helicopters Canada; Trent Lemke, owner, Ascent Helicopters; Jeff William, AME, Ascent Helicopters; and Romain Trapp, president and CEO, Airbus Helicopters Canada. Vitek Zawada Photo
Ascent Helicopters is expanding its fleet with a new Airbus Helicopters H125 and the aircraft will be operated in Fernie, British Columbia. Known for its performance, versatility and low maintenance costs, the H125 is the ideal choice to expand and complement the working fleet of Ascent Helicopters.
“Because the work we do varies and can change at any moment, the multi-mission capability of the H125 is a perfect choice to include in our expanding fleet of aircraft,” said Trent Lemke, president of Ascent Helicopters. “We must always be able to anticipate and meet the specific needs of our customers and the H125 will ensure that we will achieve just that.”
The powerful, high performance H125 is designed to carry out the most demanding missions in the most extreme weather and geographical conditions. Its exceptional lift capability, high endurance, extended range and fast cruise speed make the H125 the leader in its class.
“The H125 aircraft ensures outstanding reliability, simplified maintenance and low operating costs, qualities that Ascent Helicopters were looking for in an aircraft,” said Romain Trapp, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “Ascent Helicopters offers specialized service and responsiveness throughout the Western region; the H125 is perfectly suited to support and assist Ascent with these missions.”
The H125 is a member of the Airbus Helicopters’ rugged and proven Ecureuil family. These aircraft have accumulated more than 23 million hours of flight time experience. Some 4,950 Ecureuil aircraft have been delivered in 110 countries for some 1,600 operators.
More than 1,400 H125s are currently in-service worldwide and are used mainly for high performance missions in high and hot conditions.
The H125 outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, maintenance costs, safety and low acquisition. This new H125 will be the first Airbus Helicopters aircraft acquired by Ascent Helicopters and will be utilized for utility work, construction, film and television, fire suppression, heli-skiing, medevac and natural resources.