To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Eurocopter, Heli-One introduce Team NORDSAR

31st May 2012 - 06:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Eurocopter and Heli-One have unveiled a mission-tailored solution for Norway’s new search and rescue helicopter acquisition is now available with Team NORDSAR. The companies made the announcement 30 May, 2012.

The team brings together the resources of Eurocopter and its EC225 NORDSAR helicopter, designed for SAR missions in the Nordic region, with the in-country aircraft maintenance and logistic support capabilities of Heli-One Norway.

The Team NORDSAR (Nordic Search and Rescue) agreement will aim to meet Norway’s needs for a next-generation search and rescue (SAR) helicopter for the country’s operational requirements. The Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH) competition is seeking a new helicopter fleet capable of flying in challenging mountainous and coastal areas, as well as long-reach missions in the harsh Barent Sea.

According to Eurocopter, the EC225 NORDSAR will incorporate ‘one of the most advanced mission equipment packages on a SAR helicopter, benefiting from Eurocopter’s heritage of integrating cutting-edge avionics, flight control systems and autopilots – supported by the company’s unmatched experience in man-machine interface for high levels of flight safety.’
In its specific NORDSAR configuration, the EC225 ‘will meet Norway’s requirements for off-shore and mountain SAR missions, ensuring total operational flexibility in daily service. The Eurocopter EC225 is already on high readiness alert in the SAR-role at Hammerfest and off shore in the North Sea. The EC225 NORDSAR and its military-qualified equivalent the EC725 NORDSAR, will in addition combine anti-terror capabilities offering Norway with a true multi-role solution.’

The Shephard News Team


The Shephard News Team

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to Premium News and Defence Insight …

Read full bio

Share to