Helicopter tour operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters installed Thales’s electrical systems 160-amp starter generators on its fleet of Eurocopter AS350B2s and EC130B4s. Blue Hawaiian said it replaced its generators with the Thales version based on its superior field performance, reduced vibration and high reliability.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters operates on all four major Hawaiian Islands, exceeding 23,000 flight hours annually. Each Blue Hawaiian helicopter averages more than four tours a day and carries up to seven passengers per flight. Thales said its system will help maintain trustworthy engine starting, in addition to clean and reliable electrical power.