With the Cape Peninsula being declared a nature reserve it has been imperative to fly helicopters that have the least impact on the environment. Cape Town Helicopters has taken the lead in Cape Town by purchasing a range of Airbus Helicopters. These machines are some of the few helicopters in the world that are certified to operate in noise sensitive areas. They are certified at 60 decibels flying at 1500 feet. This is the accepted noise limit for sensitive areas. So when you fly with us you are not spoiling someone else’s day in the Cape Peninsula Nature Reserve.
Airbus 120/130 make use of the high-tech, enclosed "Fenestron", or "Fan in Fin," which replaces conventional tail rotor systems. Fenestron is: Safer, Quieter and More efficient— using 25% less engine horsepower, which can now be utilized by the main rotor system.
Unevenly spaced blades break the frequency to allow for lower levels of noise output. Operating below 60 decibels, it is one of the few machines allowed to operate in sensitive areas.
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