The German operator, whose fleet of aircraft also includes H125s and H135s, will use the H145 from January for offshore deployments over the North Sea.
Prior to its entry into service at its base in Emden, the customer will fit the helicopter with a rescue winch and a flotation equipment.
The first H145 customer was the DRF, the German air rescue organization, in July 2014. The largest H145 operator is the Babcock Group, which has a fleet of 27 H145 helicopters.
The H145 is mainly used to fly air rescue missions and as a police helicopter.
Largest National Market
With over 30 aircraft in operation, Germany is the H145’s largest national market. Since 2014, H145s have flown a total of more than 80,000 flight hours. The entire H145 family (H145, EC145 and BK117) has collected over 4.8 million flight hours with more than 1,400 helicopters delivered to this date.
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