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Ukraine to receive 55 Airbus helicopters

18th July 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior to provide 55 helicopters for SAR, public services and emergency medical service missions, the company announced on 14 July.

Under the contract, Airbus Helicopters will supply 21 repurposed H225, ten new H145 and 24 H125 aircraft. The contract also covers the setting up of a local training and maintenance centre.

The H225 heavy twin-engine aircraft will be repurposed to suit public services and SAR missions. The first H225 helicopters are expected to land in Kiev before the end of 2018.

The H145, 4t-class twin-engine rotorcraft has been designed for mission capability and flexibility, especially in high and hot operating conditions.

The H125 is a light single-engine helicopter has a flat floor that can be quickly reconfigured for various missions, including aerial work, firefighting, law enforcement, SAR and passenger transport.

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