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German Federal Police to Receive Three H215 Helicopters

Missions will Include Maritime Emergencies

Germany’s Federal Police (Bundespolizei) has ordered three H215 multi-tole helicopters from Airbus Helicopters via the Ministry of the Interior, the company announced on 7 December. To be employed in a variety of police missions and maritime emergencies, the aircraft are due to be delivered early in 2019.

The heavy-weight, twin-engined H215 helicopter is a member of the SUPER PUMA family, designed to operate in a variety of missions such as aerial work with internal and external loads, law enforcement, medical evacuation, SAR, and humanitarian missions. It combines advanced avionics with a reliable platform, offering outstanding performance for long distance flights, high speed, excellent payload capacity and very good lifting performance. The aircraft is equipped with a glass cockpit and the new 4-axis autopilot, which provides flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision and stability in even the harshest operating conditions.

The Bundespolizei currently operates 19 helicopters of the SUPER PUMA family. The aircraft are flown 365 days a year in missions as diverse as the long distance personnel transport and under difficult weather conditions, eg VIP transport, complex search and rescue missions and disaster relief operations. For each mission the helicopters need to be converted extremely quickly, as high availability is key for conducting successful operations.

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