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Philippine Coast Guard orders H145

2nd October 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Helicopters has received an order for one H145 helicopter from the Philippine Coast Guard, the company announced on 26 September.

The contract will also include on-site technical support and continuing airworthiness management organisation services, supported by Airbus’ in-country team.

The 4t-class twin-engine helicopter will be equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light and electro-optical systems. It also carries Airbus’ Helionix avionics suite and four-axis autopilot system, which helps to reduce pilot workload during missions. The aircraft will be used to perform critical missions including SAR, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law enforcement.

Philippe Monteux, head of Southeast Asia and Pacific of Airbus Helicopters, said: ‘We are honoured by the Philippine Coast Guard’s decision to introduce the country’s first parapublic H145 into its fleet, as the perfect complement to the current workhorse BO105 which has served the agency well for the past 40 years.

'We have full confidence in the H145’s ability to support the agency’s work, coupled with our dedicated in-country customer centre which stays committed to supporting its operations in close proximity.’

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