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SAF orders three H-145 helicopters

For EMS missions in France -DATA SHEET

SAF Group will be operating three more five-bladed H-145s for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in France. These three aircraft will be based in Grenoble, Valence, and Montpellier. They will complement the three ones already ordered by SAF in 2018 and 2020, the first of which was delivered recently and will be deployed for EMS missions in Belgium.

It is a key actor of EMS in France and Europe. This French company already operates 55 Airbus helicopters. Its fleet includes a Super Puma, H-135s and H-125s. The H-145 will bring increased capabilities for the EMS missions.

The new version of Airbus’ best-selling H-145 light twin-engine helicopter was unveiled at "Heli-Expo 2019" in Atlanta in March. This latest upgrade adds a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H-145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg. The simplicity of the new bearingless main rotor design will also ease maintenance operations, further improving the benchmark serviceability and reliability of the H-145, while improving ride comfort for both passengers and crew. The aircraft’s high-mounted tail boom and wide opening clam-shell doors facilitate access to the H-145’s spacious cabin.

Today, the company has more than 1,470 H-145 Family helicopters in service around the world, logging a total of more than six million flight hours. For EMS alone, there are more than 470 units of this Family conducting air rescue missions worldwide.

The technical data sheet of the aircraft is attached to this AVIONEWS

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