Helisota, an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul services for rotorcraft, has extended its MRO capabilities by adding H120, H135 and H140 helicopter types to its EASA Part-145 certificate.
Following the successful certification, Helisota is now eligible to provide both base and line maintenance support for private and governmental H120, H135, H145 operators. Previously produced under the Eurocopter brand, the helicopters are also known as EC 120 (Turbomecca – Arrius 2F), EC 135 (Turbomecca – Arrius 2B1) and MBB-BK117 (EC 145) (Turbomecca – Arriel 1E2). The company expects to welcome the first Airbus Helicopters model at its MRO base in Lithuania already in April, 2016.
“H120/135/145 helicopters are a perfect fit for both private use and special operations, including police, search & rescue, air ambulance, surveillance and other. The global fleet of such rotorcraft comprises approx. 2500 units of various models with a several dozen flying in Eastern Europe alone,” shares Anatolij Legenzov, the CEO of Helisota. “Recognizing the growing demand for MRO support for EC120/135/145 helicopters both in our home-region and the rest of the world, we had decided to add them to our EASA-certified services. We are extremely thankful to Airbus Helicopters for backing us during the certification process and the aviation authorities for trusting our competence in helicopter maintenance.”