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Two H145s are on order for German police force
As seen with flooding last year, law enforcement operators use helicopters for demanding and essential missions. Two five-bladed H145s will enhance the mission capabilities of the Rhineland police force.
Two five-bladed H145s will be outfitted with sophisticated mission equipment for the police force.

The Ministry of Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate has ordered two five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the German regional state's current H135 fleet and will be operated by the police helicopter squadron in Winningen. The first delivery is planned for Q1 2024.

“We'd like to thank the Rhineland-Palatinate government for its continued trust in our helicopters,” says Airbus Helicopters managing director in Germany Wolfgang Schoder. “These five-bladed H145s will be outfitted with highly sophisticated equipment in order to further enhance the mission capabilities of the police force. We have seen with the flooding last year that law enforcement operators need to be able to rely on helicopters that can perform these demanding and essential missions, and the H145 does just that.”

There are more than 200 helicopters from the H145 helicopter family deployed for public services and law enforcement missions around the world.

The new version of Airbus' best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter was unveiled at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. This latest upgrade adds a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg. The simplicity of the new bearingless main rotor design also eases maintenance operations, further improving the benchmark serviceability and reliability of the H145, while improving ride comfort for both passengers and crew.

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Rega tops up incoming replacements to 21
December 5, 2022
The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has topped up its order of nine five-bladed H145s with another for 12. They will operate from its mountain bases, replacing the current fleet of AW109SP DaVinci helicopters.
THC contracts HCare in-service and Safran SBH support
November 10, 2022
The Airbus part-by-the-hour package will cover all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events for THC’s entire H145 fleet in one single contract, and Safran will offer support-by-the-hour engine MRO cover.
DRF orders two H145s and a Connected Service package
November 10, 2022
The two H145s will join the current fleet of 15 H145s and three H135s that were ordered in 2020, and will be delivered by the end of 2024. They form part of DRF's BK117 and EC145 replacement programme.