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Brunei orders six H145M helicopters

May 9, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

Airbus states a particularly low acoustic footprint makes the H145M the quietest helicopter in its class. (Photo: Airbus)

Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of Brunei for the acquisition of six H145M helicopters.

“We are greatly honoured by the selection of the H145M to support the Royal Brunei Air Force’s expanded missions,” said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “The H145M is well regarded for its high performance and versatility, and we are confident that it will bring a step change in operational readiness to Brunei.”

Replacing its old BO105 fleet, Brunei’s H145Ms will be used to enhance the air force’s operational capabilities for missions including close air support and aerial observation.

The H145M is a multi-role military helicopter that provides a range of mission capabilities, explains Airbus, noting that the global fleet of the H145 family has accumulated more than seven million flight hours to-date. Brunei is the latest nation to order the H145M, after Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Serbia and Thailand.


Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the H145M is equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and the helicopter is equipped with the Helionix digital avionics suite which includes 4-axis autopilot.


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