Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145
helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Support Unit will utilize the twin-engine
helicopter for a variety of missions. It will support tactical deployments day and night over land and water for the Emergency
Response Team, expand options in the area of fast roping and
hoisting, assist with missing persons investigations and add
capabilities to search and rescue operations.
The aircraft will
be based in B.C’s Lower Mainland facility (Langley, B.C.) and will
support operations throughout the province.
"With its enhanced
safety features and reputation for reduced maintenance and
excellent availability, the multi-role H145 is an ideal aircraft
for multi-faceted law enforcement missions," said Romain Trapp,
President of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “We are very pleased that
the H145 will enter into service to support RCMP operations,
assisting the men and women who serve and protect Canadians.”
has been equipped with a wide variety of mission specific
equipment including external hoist and rope down device (for one
or two persons), Trakka A800 searchlight, Enhanced Reality System,
Health Monitoring System (HMS), FLIR, Night Vision Goggles,
Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) workstation and internal long range
fuel tank system.