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  • NEWS | Eurocopter EC145 in Arvan Tavnii Tsagdaa
    #Mongolia

    Mongolia Forms Helicopter Unit


    Mongolia’ civil security forces will receive 3 EC145 and 1 Guimbal Cabri helicopters for first SAR national centre. French companies Thales and Heli-Union to provide training and construction of a maintenance facility near Ulaanbaatar international airport

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    Mongolia Forms Helicopter Unit


    Thales, December 15, 2020 - Heli-Union calls on Thales to train helicopter pilots for Mongolia's civil security forces.

    The overall programme includes provision of a fleet of four helicopters and the construction of a maintenance centre and training facility.

    Heli-Union is managing the project and has signed a contract with Thales to provide training for EC145 pilots.

    The French government is helping to strengthen Mongolia's civil defence capabilities through a concessional loan granted by the Treasury Department. The country's first helicopter search and rescue centre will be deployed by Heli-Union close to Ulaanbaatar international airport.

    The programme includes provision of a fleet of four helicopters (three Airbus EC145s and one Guimbal Cabri) as well as the construction of a maintenance centre and training facility. Heli-Union is managing the overall project and has signed a contract with Thales to provide training for EC145 pilots.

    French civil security pilots have trained on the same type of Thales systems since 2006. Heli-Union's instructors will therefore benefit from Thales’s specialised expertise in training systems for civil defence missions.

    The project will build on the long-standing relationship between Thales and Heli-Union to bring Mongolia access to France's helicopter know-how. It also strengthens Thales’s local presence in North Asia, where the Group has won several significant contracts, including the provision of air traffic management solutions for the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia.

    “Heli-Union and Thales are combining their expertise for this ground-breaking project in support of civil defence in Mongolia. We are proud of the trust placed in us for pilot instruction and training.” Peter Hitchcock, VP Training & Simulation, Thales.


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