Airbus has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma
helicopter, a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane,
France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei)
to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime
emergencies off of Germany’s coast.
The delivery completes the German Federal
Police’s order of four H215s, the first three of which were
delivered in December 2018, and increases the German Federal
Police’s Super Puma fleet to 23, including 19 AS332 L1s, making
the police force one of the largest operators of Super Pumas in
the world today.
“The Super Puma family of civil and military
helicopters has consistently performed well thanks to its ability
to appeal to many different mission segments, whether you’re
fighting fires, building power lines, transporting troops, or
saving lives in extreme environments,” said Bruno Even, CEO of
Airbus Helicopters. “Thanks to our close partnerships with
long-standing customers like the German Federal Police, who we are honoured will operate our 1000th Super Puma, we are able to
continuously improve so that this important product continues to
meet the evolving market needs for decades to come.”
Super Puma is operated by nearly 100 customers in 59 countries
representing all regions of the world.
The Super Puma family comprises of the H215 and H225 for the civil market, produced by
Airbus Helicopters for law enforcement, aerial work, search and
rescue, offshore transport and governmental missions, and
appreciated for their versatility and ability to operate in
extreme environmental conditions.
In the military sector, Airbus
Helicopters offers the H215M and H225M for search and rescue,
troop transport, special ops and utility missions, among others.
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