Airbus Helicopters announced on Friday that it had handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) on time.
The previously delivered helicopters are used for training courses and field tests and are available around the clock at the Niederstetten and Nörvenich air force bases for rescue operations. Operation with the new SAR H145 LUH will begin shortly as planned at the third SAR station in Holzdorf.
“We are pleased that we completed this order on time and on budget from start to finish and that the commissioning is going according to plan,” said Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Germany. “The feedback from our customers has been very positive. Due to their flexibility and very high availability, the helicopters of the H145 family have proven themselves in the Bundeswehr. We see significantly more opportunities for a wide range of tasks for the reliable model in all branches of the armed forces. “
The helicopters are equipped with high-performance cameras, searchlights, emergency search systems, a full range of medical devices, rescue winches and load hooks that can be used, for example, for fire fighting tanks. They are easy to identify thanks to the characteristic bright orange paint on their doors, which is marked with “SAR” in blue letters.