Airbus Helicopters announced that Transportes Aéreos Pegaso has become the first company to operate H175 helicopter on the American continent.The new aircraft will not only be providing transport services for the oil industry but also supporting seismic exploration activities in the Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A second H175 will be delivered in 2017.

“We have many years of experience with Airbus Helicopters and we are very proud to be among the first to operate this new helicopter, which has become the industry’s benchmark medium-sized twin-engine rotorcraft,” stated Pegaso CEO Enrique Zepeda Navarro. 

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso has a fleet of more than 30 Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft, mainly H145s and H135s but also H130s and H155s. A few months ago Pegaso has signed a framework agreement for 10 H145s and will be among the first Latin American customers to operate this most advanced light twin.

The H175 destined for Transportes Aéreos Pegaso is equipped with the most advanced version of the Helionix avionics suite – which includes a 4-axis autopilot designed to ease crew workload while offering high safety levels. New avionics features include the auto-hover function and LPV function (Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance), to provide pilots with state-of-the-art piloting and navigation aids.

Since its entry into service in December 2014, the H175 has been flying in support of the oil & gas industry in the North Sea. As of today, more than 100 AH175 orders have been placed by customers from all over the world.