Germany boosts Federal Police with record 44 Airbus H225 helicopter order

The German Ministry of the Interior has placed a record order for up to 44 H225 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters to modernize its Federal Police fleet. The contract includes 38 firm orders with options for six additional aircraft.

The H225, the latest variant of the Super Puma family, will replace the aging H155 and AS332 helicopters that have served the German Federal Police for over two decades. Deliveries are set to begin in 2029.

“I would like to thank Germany for its continued and renewed trust in our helicopters and in particular in our H225 family. We’re proud that our H225 will contribute to the security of Germany and help its citizens in need,” said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters.

The H225’s advanced features include an improved main gearbox, extended health monitoring system, and a new mission and communication system for enhanced situational awareness. With a maximum takeoff weight of 11,160 kg and a range exceeding 832 kilometers, the helicopter is well-suited for a variety of law enforcement and homeland security missions.

Airbus aims to have the H225 capable of flying with 100% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030, a milestone demonstrated at ILA Berlin 2022.

The German Federal Police operates 94 Airbus helicopters, with their partnership dating back to 1962. The H225 order will ensure a smooth transition for pilots and maintenance personnel.

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