The Cabri G2 helicopter, built by Helicopteres Guimbal, has just reached the important milestone of 10,000 hours of flight time. This event celebrates achievements in innovation and reliability in the aviation industry. Known for its modern design and excellent durability, the Cabri G2 has won the trust of pilots around the world.
The Cabri G2 made its debut in 2008 and has since become a favorite among both novice and experienced pilots. By reaching 10,000 hours of flight time, the Cabri G2 confirms its durability and ability to meet the demands of demanding pilots.
The record-breaking helicopter, bearing serial number 1013, was originally delivered together with number 1011 to the Swedish company Northern Helicopters, becoming one of the first Cabri G2s in intensive flight school operation. Over the course of 20 months, each of these helicopters flew an incredible 2,200 hours. Helicopter 1013 was then, after overhauling the engine and reducers, sold to Spain.
Today, this helicopter flies near Barcelona with the operator Helipistas, already with the fifth engine. Raphael Yver, Helicopteres Guimbal's head of support, adds: "We are proud that the 1013 has been successfully flying for so long with the original rotor blades, rotors, airframe, steering and all major components, except for the engine and reducers, which have been overhauled."
Cabri G2 helicopters, thanks to their advanced design, are designed and certified with a component life of more than 20,000 flight hours.