Airbus Helicopters announced today that it has won a full-service contract for the new H145M rotorcraft from the German Air Force this year.
This seven-year co-operative support and services agreement will ensure optimal availability, reliability and readiness for the German Air Force’s fleet of 15 H145M helicopters, which are to be used primarily in missions with the country’s Special Forces Command.
Airbus Helicopters´ responsibility includes the management and implementation of maintenance and repair activities, material supply and airworthiness.
The twin-engine multi-role H145M is based on Airbus Helicopters’ enhanced H145 civilian and parapublic rotorcraft (previously designated the EC145 T2).
However, the helicopter in its military version is suited to various range of military operations, including transportation, reconnaissance, search and rescue, fire support and evacuations of wounded personnel.
With a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 metric tons, the H145M can be outfitted with mission equipment that includes a pintle-mounted door gun and the ability to carry weapons on external stores; electro optical/infrared sensors with targeting capability; as well as military avionics for communications, navigation and flight management.
Airbus Helicopters announced today that it will deliver 15 H145M multi-role twin engine military rotorcraft to German Air Force by year end after the rotorcraft was certified by European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for the military type approval. The delivery to Royal Thai Navy, the second H145M customer will begin in 2016
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Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of five lightweight military multi-role H145M helicopters to the Royal Thai Navy. “After the H145M made its market entry with the German Air Force at the end of last year, we are very proud that the Royal Thai Navy has become another operator of the new H145M”, said Wolfgang Schoder
Airbus Helicopters announced today at the Paris Air Show, the launch of X6 concept phase, setting the standard for the next-generation heavy-lift rotorcraft that will be tailored for the civil market. X6 will initially target oil and gas missions and will also be suited for Search and Rescue, VIP and other applications
Airbus Helicopters will be showcasing its latest combat, search and rescue and tactical transport helicopters at Paris Air Show 2015, the company said in a statement today. Airbus helicopters will display H160 rotorcraft that has distinctive Blue Edge blades, canted Fenestron and biplane stabilizer TM
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