The German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) has now become the second customer to receive the H145 in police configuration. On 7 September 2016, the local minister of interior Ralf Jäger handed over the first of 6 H145s to the Dusseldorf police squadron. The helicopter squadron averages around 2,000 missions a year.
Safety in a marine climate is paramount to Advanced Flight, a New Zealand-based private helicopter operator. Stephen Farmer, an operator and pilot of their new H145, recounts his experience on the powerful twin-engine rotorcraft.
Airbus Helicopters formally handed over the first H145 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services (MCS) at an official ceremony at Helitech.
The best seller in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sector - The H145, formerly the EC145, is the most advanced member of Airbus Helicopters’ multi-purpose twinengine category – logging a combined total of over four million flight hours and around 1,100 rotorcrafts in service worldwide for both versions.
The H145 simulator at the Airbus Helicopters Training Academy in Germany has been awarded level D status by the German Federal Aviation Office – the highest possible certification for a full flight simulator.