Airbus to deliver three H215 helicopters to German federal police
Airbus Helicopters has been contracted by the German federal police (Bundespolizei) to supply three H215 multi-role rotorcraft.
Ordered through the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior, the helicopters will be used by Bundespolizei for various challenging missions including maritime emergencies and police missions.
The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in early 2019.
Currently, Bundespolizei possesses 19 helicopters that perform different tasks such as transport of personnel, rescue operations and disaster relief services.
Airbus Helicopters Germany CEO Wolfgang Schoder said: “We are very proud of our long track record of successful cooperation with the Bundespolizei.
"The H215 is exactly the right solution to meet the demanding mission requirements of national police forces.”
Belonging to the Super Puma lineage, the new H215 helicopter is a heavy-weight, twin-engine aircraft that can deliver various aerial work with internal and external loads.
The rotorcraft features advanced avionics, a glass cockpit and new four-axis autopilot.
Airbus has delivered nearly 50% of these helicopters in the last ten years.
Approximately 300 customers from 60 countries use Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft for law-enforcement missions.
Image: H215 helicopter in flight. Photo: courtesy of Airbus Group.