Estimated reading time 2 minutes, 11 seconds.
Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search-and-rescue (SAR) contract.
Under the terms of a firm contract assisted by Airbus Helicopters, two H225s repurposed from the oil-and-gas industry will be delivered over the coming months to replace the aging Sikorsky S-61 helicopter currently used for the service.
Airbus will provide a comprehensive maintenance and support package as well as pilot and crew training.
Airbus Helicopters’ head of Europe Region Olivier Michalon said: “At Airbus, we are proud that the deployment of the H225 will help ensure the safety of global maritime traffic transiting the Greenland-Iceland gap to and from the Arctic region.”
The 11-tonne category, twin-engine H225 is the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family with more powerful engines providing a smoother ride and enhanced performance compared to earlier models.