Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma
Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma helicopter, an example that was delivered to the German federal police.
The twin-engine multi-role H215 was assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the Bundespolizei to support the German 'Havarie' command, which manages maritime emergencies along Germany's coastline.
This delivery completes the force’s order for four H215s, the first three of which were delivered in December 2018, and increases the Bundespolizei’s Super Puma fleet to 23.
This includes 19 AS332 L1s, and makes the force one of the largest current operators of Super Pumas.
‘The Super Puma family of civil and military helicopters has consistently performed well thanks to its ability to appeal to many different mission segments, whether you're fighting fires, building power lines, transporting troops, or saving lives in extreme environments,’ Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, said.
‘Thanks to our close partnerships with long-standing customers like the German federal police, whom we are honoured will operate our 1,000th Super Puma, we are able to continuously improve so that this important product continues to meet the evolving market needs for decades to come.’
Today, the Super Puma is operated by nearly 100 customers in 59 countries, and comes in the H215 and H225 variants.
Civil applications include law enforcement, aerial work, search and rescue, offshore transport and governmental missions, while military use of the H215M and H225M configurations includes for search and rescue, troop transport, special operations and utility missions.
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