December is a busy month for Saint Nick, and in addition to his reindeer-powered sleigh, Santa Claus also relies on the Airbus helicopter to help get to and from his destinations — from greeting children to delivering toys — quickly and safely.

Customers from across the U.S. and Canada are helping to make these magical missions possible.  In recent weeks:

  • Boston MedFlight flew Santa to Boston Common baseball field to enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with kids.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard flew Santa to the Atlantic City International Airport to deliver gifts.
  • CALSTAR delivered Santa to the annual Meyers Tree Lighting ceremony in the Lake Tahoe region of California. 
  • Stat MedEvac gave Santa a ride to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, where he surprised pediatric patients with gifts and holiday cheer from a safe distance.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. recently flew Santa in an H125 to the Frontiers of Flight Museum, where he greeted families and brought his Christmas cheer.

In Canada, tour operator Niagara Helicopters flies Santa in an H130 to Heartland Forest in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Children of Airbus Helicopters Canada employees tell Santa what they want for Christmas and get pictures taken with him. This year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19, but Santa looks forward to returning in 2022.

Niagara Helicopters flies Santa in an H130

Thanks to their technical superiority, Airbus aircraft excel in the North Pole’s frigid temperatures. Spacious cabins ensure the big guy and his crew are comfortable, with plenty of room for the elves and the gifts.

With helicopters reliable and easy to maintain, Santa can relax knowing his ride will be ready when he needs it.

From all of us at Airbus Helicopters North America, have a happy holiday season!