(21 Mar 2021)
Airbus has handed over the seventh and last H145
helicopter to the search and rescue (SAR) service of the
The previously delivered helicopters are used for
training and field testing and are available 24/7 at the
Niederstetten and Nörvenich air bases for rescue operations.
Operations with the new H145 LUH SAR are expected
to commence shortly at the third SAR station in Holzdorf.
“We are pleased that we have completed this order
from start to finish on time and within budget and that the commissioning is proceeding according to plan,” said Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Germany. “The feedback we have
received from our customers has been very positive. Because of
their flexibility and very high availability, the helicopters of
the H145 family have proven themselves in the Bundeswehr. We see
considerably more possibilities for a wide range of tasks in all
branches of the armed forces for the reliable model.”
other features, the H145 helicopters are equipped with high-performance
cameras, searchlights, emergency beacon locator systems, a full
suite of medical equipment, rescue winches, and load hooks that
can be used for fire-extinguishing tanks, for example.
The helicopters are
easy to identify thanks to the characteristic bright orange
paintwork on their doors, featuring ‘SAR’ in blue lettering.
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