Royal Thai Police receives H175 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters

The Royal Thai Police has secured two H175 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, becoming the first to operate the newest rotorcraft in the Asia Pacific region.

The police will use the super medium aircraft for VVIP transportation and various police missions.

It is equipped with the latest aircraft technology and capabilities.

Airbus Helicopters head of Southeast Asia and Pacific Philippe Monteux said: “We welcome the Royal Thai Police as the inaugural H175 operator for this region and we are grateful for their continued trust in our products as they expand their fleet.

"We have full confidence of the H175’s performance and capabilities, in fulfilling its most challenging missions. Besides a strong product, our Bangkok-based support centre stays committed to supporting our customer’s operations in close proximity.”

Currently, the Royal Thai Police operates nine Airbus helicopters, consisting five H155, two AS365 N3+ and two H175.

Over 15 H175 helicopters have flown about 12,000 hours globally. With payload for both short and long range missions, the H175 has a maximum take-off weight of almost eight tonnes.

It can be used across a variety of missions, including utility, law enforcement, VIP transport, oil and gas, as well as search and rescue.

Fitted with Helionix, Airbus Helicopters’ integrated suite of advanced avionics and 4-axis autopilot, the aircraft provides enhanced situational awareness and improved operational safety by helping to reduce pilot workload and increasing mission flexibility.

It can seat up to 12 passengers in an executive/VIP configuration.