Airbus has delivered three of its H125 Super Puma helicopters to the German Federal Police, or Bundespolizei, the company said on Dec. 14.
The three rotorcraft, and a fourth to be delivered next June, will enter service in 2020 to support maritime missions for the German Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME).
Thomas Helbig, the head of air support for the German Federal Police, said in a statement that “the H215’s speed, long-distance performance and high availability rate in harsh conditions are well suited to meet the demanding needs of our maritime team."
Airbus said that the H125s, which feature a glass cockpit and 4-axis autopilot, will complement the German Federal Police’s existing fleet of Airbus helicopters, which includes 42 H135 family helicopters, 19 AS332 L1s, 19 H155s and 8 H120s.
“Our relationship with the German Federal Police dates back more than five decades to the Alouette II and has grown to include more than 90 Airbus Helicopters today,” Wolfgang Schoder, Airbus Helicopters' executive vice president for light helicopters and governmental programs, said in a statement.