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Airbus to support NPAS helicopter fleet

8th March 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Helicopters UK has been selected by the UK’s National Police Air Service (NPAS) to provide support and maintenance for its fleet of 19 helicopters, the company announced on 5 March.

The five-year contract is due to begin in October 2019. The company will support the operations of 15 Airbus EC135 and four EC145 helicopters flown by NPAS in support of the 43 regional police forces of England and Wales. The helicopters are based at 14 locations.

The contract will see the company provide a package of services including maintenance of aircraft and mission system equipment, continuing airworthiness management, supply of spare parts and engine support. The contract also includes the option for modifications to the aircraft and mission systems.

NPAS operates was formed in 2012 and operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Its aircraft collectively conduct around 20,000 tasks every year.

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