Officials from Uzbekistan Helicopters – a unit of the country’s flag carrier Uzbekistan Airways – earlier this week visited Airbus Helicopters’ sites in France and Germany to finalise a deal for new H145 light-twins.

Taking place from 24-26 January, the visit builds on a memorandum of understanding signed in November 2022 between the parent carrier and Airbus covering the supply of a pair of H145s.


Source: Uzbekistan Airways

New fleet would help boost domestic tourism, says operator

Airbus Helicopters builds the H145 at its plant in Donauworth in southern Germany.

Uzbekistan Helicopters says the delegation was due to conduct negotiations and gain a deeper understanding of the H145’s capabilities, a process including test flights.

Modernisation of the fleet will help to “develop domestic tourism and popularise hard-to-reach locations in Uzbekistan”, the carrier states.

Uzbekistan Helicopters already operates Airbus Helicopters H125 and H130 light-singles, alongside the larger Russian-built Mil Mi-8.