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Bundespolizei in safe hands with Airbus HCare Classics
HCare Classics is Airbus' recently-launched support package entirely dedicated to meeting the support needs of the company's out-of-production legacy helicopters. The Bundespolizei has signed up for its 10 H120s.
The Bundespolizei is a prime example of the more than 700 operators who continue to fly helicopters from Airbus' legacy fleet.

The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) has signed a long-term HCare Classics support contract for 10 H120 helicopters. The fleet of H120 helicopters are used for training pilots at the Bundespolizei aviation school in St. Augustin in Germany. The support contract will secure the availability of H120 parts, as well as obsolescence management and technical support.

“Our pilot aviation school is the key pillar for pilot training, not only of future pilots of the Federal Police but also of Länderpolizei pilots,” says head of staff division administration and police technology at the Bundespolizei Matthias Achteresch. “Thanks to the high availability and performance of our H120 training helicopters, we can ensure a continuous training schedule, which is critical for our entire training organisation. The HCare Classics support contract will help us ensure that the fleet is performing at its peak while optimising costs and streamlining maintenance activities.”

“The H120 is a high-performing aircraft that is an ideal training platform for the German Federal Police,” adds senior VP of programme support at Airbus Helicopters Laurent Vautherin. “The Bundespolizei is yet another prime example of the over 700 operators who continue to fly helicopters from our legacy fleet. We are honoured to support it in these activities, ensuring the high performance and reliability of its fleet.”

HCare Classics is Airbus' recently-launched support package entirely dedicated to meeting the support needs of the company's out-of-production legacy helicopters. Today there are more than 1,800 legacy Airbus Helicopters in service with approximately 750 operators around the world. These out-of-production aircraft include the H120, Dauphin, Puma and Gazelle, and account for 15 per cent of the flight hours generated by the entire Airbus Helicopters fleet.

The German Federal Police flies its aircraft 365 days a year while performing a wide range of missions such as border protection, railway network control, maritime protection and disaster response, VIP transport and EMS.

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