Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

The Bavarian police force will receive eight five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopters ©Airbus

The Ministry of Interior of Bavaria has ordered eight five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopters for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the two bases of the Bavarian helicopters squadron at the airports in Munich and in Roth, close to Nuremberg. The first delivery is planned for 2023.

The new version of Airbus’ H145 light twin-engine helicopter was unveiled at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta. 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 bearing-less main rotor design will also ease 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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