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The Royal Thai Police is set to be the first Airbus Helicopters H175 operator in Asia Pacific, Airbus said. The force has taken delivery of two helicopters.
According to Airbus, the helicopters are to be used for VVIP transportation and other police missions.
“We welcome the Royal Thai Police as the inaugural H175 operator for this region and we are grateful for their continued trust in our products as they expand their fleet,” said Philippe Monteux, head of Southeast Asia and Pacific for Airbus Helicopters. “Our Bangkok-based support center stays committed to supporting our customer’s operations in close proximity.”
The Royal Thai Police operates five H155s, two AS365 N3+ and two H175s.
A super-medium aircraft, the H175 has a maximum takeoff weight of nearly eight tons. It features the manufacturer’s Helionix avionics suite and four-axis autopilot. In VIP configuration, it can seat up to 12 passengers.