The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered four
more Airbus H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility
helicopters, as part of a fleet strengthening programme.
This follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s
H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021.
Specially equipped with emergency flotation
gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light and electro-optical
systems, these four new multirole H225M helicopters will join
RTAF’s existing fleet of six H225Ms for combat search and rescue
missions, search and rescue flights and troop transport
The air force will also be receiving two H225Ms from
its earlier order, by end of this year.
This latest contract includes on-site
technical support and continuing airworthiness management
organisation services, fully supported by Airbus’ Thailand team.
“The H225Ms have served the Royal Thai Air Force
well since the delivery of its first batch in 2015, and we are
truly honoured by this renewed order, underscoring their continued
trust and confidence in our helicopters and the committed support
to their fleet,” said Philippe Monteux, Head of Southeast Asia and
Pacific region. “With its proven versatility, reliability and
endurance, we know that the H225 will continue to capably fulfil
the most challenging missions. RTAF can count on our
Thailand-based customer centre for continued availability of the
Royal Thai Air Force,