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    Del'd: 12 - 2005 to present


    Força Aérea Portuguesa EH101

    Força Aérea Portuguesa EH101
    Initial order of 12 Merlins for Search and Rescue (6 Mk514), Combat SAR (4 Mk516) and Fishery Protection (2 Mk515) roles, saw the first enter service in Feb 2005, followed by three more to commence conversion to type training.

    On 2010 the Portuguese Air Force (PoAF) achieved the milestone of 10,000 flying hours with its AW101 fleet performing fishery protection and search and rescue duties having saved more than 630 lives since introduced in late 2004

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    Safran to Support Portugal’ EH101 Engines, 29-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 Safran signed a 10-year Global Support Package (GSP) contract with Portuguese Air Force (FAP) to support 38 RTM322 engines that powered the 12-strong EH101 Merlin fleet

    Hot Blade 2018 in Portugal, 08-May-18 : Portugal hosting for 4th time the European Defence Agency (EDA) helicopter exercise Hot Blade. 12th edition take place at Beja May 7-23 with Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and the Netherlands

    Turbomeca to Support Portugal EH101 Fleet, 17-Jun-15 : Paris Air Show 2015 Turbomeca and Portuguese Air Force have signed at the Paris Air Show a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the RTM322-powered EH101 fleet.

    Portuguese Air Force AW101 Fleet Achieves 10,000 Flying Hours, 12-Jul-10 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, congratulates the Portuguese Air Force (PoAF) on achieving the milestone of 10,000 flying hours with its AW101 medium/heavy three engine helicopter fleet whilst performing search and rescue and fishery protection duties.

    Portuguese Air Force Receives 12th and Final EH101, 18-Jul-06 : Portuguese Air Force 12th and last EH101 helicopter delivered in 18 months

    Portugal Announces the procurement of 12 EH101, 03-Dec-01 : Yeovil, UK - The Portuguese Government has formally awarded the decision to procure 12 EH101s for Search and Rescue, Combat SAR role and fishery protection to AgustaWestland. This follows the recent announcement by Denmark of its decision to purchase 14 EH101's for SAR and Utiliy roles.


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2005/    Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751 Lajes
    Montijo (BA6)
    Porto Santo

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    C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    50088 mk514 2003     19601: FAP Esq751
    50094 mk514     19602: FAP Esq751; 30may07 pictured at Lajes airbase
    50104 mk514     19603: FAP Esq751
    50107 mk514     19604: FAP Esq751
    50126 mk514     19605: FAP Esq751
    50128 mk514     19606: FAP Esq751
    50100 mk515     19607: FAP Esq751
    50115 mk515     19608: FAP Esq751
    50122 mk516     19609: 50122/SAR09/516001. FAP Esq751
    50140 mk516     19610: 50140/SAR10/516002. FAP Esq751
    50152 mk516     19611: FAP, 516003/SAR1; pictured (pic1) with Esq751 Pumas at Mont+
    50158 mk516 2006     19612: FAP Esq751

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