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Tue, 2 April 2019

Icelandic Coast Guard Adds Two Airbus H225 SAR Helicopters to Fleet

The Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) has added two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to its fleet.

 The aircraft are replacing two of the ICG’s three existing Airbus AS332L1 Super Pumas, the first of which entered service in 1995.

The H225s are being leased from Norwegian helicopter lessor Knut Axel Ugland Holding AS and will both be in service by the end of April 2019.

Icelandic Coast Guard Airbus H225. Click to enlarge.

The ICG plans to purchase permanent replacements for all three aircraft in its fleet by 2022. Airbus Helicopters is providing pilot and technician training on key features of the H225 and ongoing maintenance and support under an HCare Smart Parts By the Hour contract.

The 11-tonne category, twin-engine H225 is the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family with more powerful engines providing a smoother ride and enhanced performance compared to the AS332L1.

Equipped with state-of-the-art electronic instruments and a 4-axis autopilot system, the H225 offers can be fitted with a wide range of SAR equipment. Operated by two pilots, it can be configured with up to 18 seats or six stretchers.

Commander S.G. Sindri Steingrimsson, Director Flight Operations at the ICG said, “The experience with our current fleet of Super Pumas has been excellent through the years. Overall they have done a fantastic job for us here at the Icelandic Coast Guard, in some of the most challenging conditions for aircraft SAR operations in the world. We fully expect that the new Super Pumas will add great value to the safety and security of our operations, increasing capability and reliability while at the same time modernising our technological standards to meet current needs.”

The H225 and military H225M are benchmarks in SAR and combat SAR and are operated by 20 nations worldwide. 

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