Sécurité Civile to expand fleet with two H-145 helicopters
For rescue and air medical transport services -DATA SHEET
The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has ordered an additional two five-bladed H-145s destined to equip the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs rescue and air medical transport services throughout France. This contract is a follow-up to the contract signed in 2020 for an initial batch of two aircraft which were delivered in December 2021.
Certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency in June 2020, this new version of Airbus light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the model is equipped with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and the Helionix digital avionics suite. It includes a high performance 4-axis autopilot, increasing safety and reducing pilot workload. Today, the company has more than 1,515 H-145 family helicopters in service around the world, logging a total of more than six million flight hours.
Established in 1957, the helicopter division of the Sécurité Civile operates a fleet of 33 EC-145 units on call 24/7 throughout France for rescue missions.
The technical data sheet of the model is attached to this AVIONEWS.
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