German Bundespolizei signs HCare Classics contract for H120 training helicopters
March 23, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) 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. Airbus explains 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. 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,” said Matthias Achteresch, Head of Staff Division Administration and Police Technology, Bundespolizei.
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 Bundespolizei are yet another prime example of the over 700 operators who continue to fly helicopters from our legacy fleet,” said Laurent Vautherin, Senior Vice President Program Support at Airbus Helicopters.
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