The Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has ordered two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defense and security missions.
Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide a training and support package to its customer. The helicopters will be delivered before the end of 2019 and will enter into service beginning of 2020, the company said in a statement Friday.
With a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes, the H145M can be used for a wide range of tasks, including troop and passenger transport, surveillance, air rescue, reconnaissance and medical evacuation. The helicopters will be equipped with a hoist, a fast roping system, a camera, a search light, advanced communication systems and will have provisions to install a light armour protection kit. The latest technologies to allow the helicopter to operate in adverse weather conditions and during night-time are incorporated in the design. The helicopters will be operated and serviced at Luxembourg Findel Airport.
The H145M is a light twin-engine helicopter that was first delivered in 2015 to the German Armed Forces and has since been ordered by Hungary, Thailand and the Republic of Serbia.
Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the H145M is equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and the Helionix digital avionics suite. It includes a 4-axis autopilot.
Airbus is extending its advanced data analytics tool in the aviation community to the defense market with the launch of SmartForce. SmartForce suite of services to be launched by Airbus Defence and Space together with Airbus Helicopters will enable military operators to exploit the data gathered by their aircraft to enhance operational safety, boost mission availability and reduce maintenance support costs
Following the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between France and Ukraine on 8 June, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters. The 55 aircraft include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125 for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the country
The first pre-production of Airbus H160 helicopter has been fitted with its rear fuselage, comprising the tail boom and tail assembly, the company announced Friday. The Airbus Helicopters H160 (formerly known under the designation of "X4") is an in-development, medium-lift, multi-role helicopter
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and Airbus
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. Airbus Helicopters will also be responsible for logistics support, repair, and maintenance of the helicopters
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