In 2015 Hong Kong Gov Flying Service (GFS) ordered seven H175 Guépard configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) being the launch customer for this variant. First helicopter begun testing by end of 2016. First one delivered on June 2018.
On October 2018, they completed their first rescue
Hong Kong Received First H175, 18-Jun-18 : #aircraft Hong Kong’ Government Flying Service (GFS) received three EC175 / H175 in public services configuration, becoming the world’s first operator of this new variant
Flight Testing H175 in Public Services Configuration, 12-Oct-16 : Airbus Helicopters started flight test of the public services variant of the H175 helicopter. Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS) is launch customer for this variant scheduled by end 2017