Restructured offshore specialist CHC Helicopter has performed its first revenue flight with the Airbus Helicopters H175 super-medium twin.

The inaugural service linked the operator's base in Aberdeen with the Ocean Patriot platform in the North Sea on contract to Shell.

H175 CHC

CHC Helicopter took delivery of the first of three H175s in August. It is configured in a 16-passenger layout. CHC is also a customer for the rival AgustaWestland AW189.

The operator has designated its Aberdeen base as its centre of excellence for H175 engineering.