The Philippine government has ordered one H145 helicopter for Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Airbus said September 26. Airbus noted that this is the first H145 helicopter that will serve in the Philippine government.
“Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines,” Airbus said.
Airbus said that the new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law enforcement.
“The latest contract will also encompass on-site technical support and continuing airworthiness management organisation services, fully supported by Airbus’ team in the country,” it noted.
“We are honoured by the Philippine Coast Guard’s decision to introduce the country’s first parapublic H145 into its fleet, as the perfect complement to the current workhorse BO105 which has served the agency well for the past 40 years. We have full confidence in the H145’s ability to support the agency’s work, coupled with our dedicated in-country customer centre which stays committed to supporting its operations in close proximity,” said Philippe Monteux, Head of Southeast Asia and Pacific of Airbus Helicopters.