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Airbus delivers six H125s to Lee County

17th May 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Airbus Helicopters has delivered six H125 helicopters to Lee County Mosquito Control District in Florida, the company announced on 15 May.

The new aircraft are being used to support aerial spraying to control the mosquito population across a nearly 1,000 square-mile district in southwest Florida, which includes the city of Fort Myers.

The H125 helicopter is capable of carrying about 1,000lbs more equipment and mosquito abatement product than the previous aircraft in certain configurations, allowing the district to cut the number of helicopters it operates from ten to six.

The company has received a supplemental type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration to allow the Lee County aircraft to operate at the higher weight necessary to meet the mission requirements.

Chris Emerson, president of Airbus Helicopters, said: 'We take great pride in helping our customers achieve their missions. The H125 is the leading high-performance single-engine helicopter available, and we are pleased that the Lee County Mosquito Control District selected it to conduct their missions of protecting citizens by fighting disease-carrying mosquitoes.’

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