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Hubi-Fly has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 to support a variety of missions, including: power line inspection, utility, training and filmography. The aircraft will be based in Vienna, Austria and will join the Airbus Helicopters fleet of a previously delivered AS350 B2 and AS355 F2.
“We have chosen the AS350 B2 because it is a well-proven aircraft for multi-mission performance, with low operating costs, powerful capabilities and enhanced safety features,” said Manuel Gruber, flight operations manager for Hubi-Fly. The aircraft has been customized at the Airbus Helicopters Canada facility with a variety of optional equipment including; cargo swing, floor windows, radar altimeter and GTX 330 Mode S transponder.
The multipurpose, single-engine AS350 B2, powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 engine, has an outstanding proven track record. Its flexibility and low acquisition cost have made it a very sought-after helicopter capable of performing a wide range of missions including; passenger transportation, aerial work, training, observation, firefighting and law enforcement, among others. With its spacious and comfortable cabin accommodating one pilot plus up to six passengers, the AS350 B2 is especially appreciated for its passenger transportation capabilities for VIP missions, tourist flights and public service tasks. Its wide cabin and panoramic view ensures optimum visibility for both passengers and crew.