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Old 13th Sep 2019, 18:56
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German Bundespolizei Fleet modernisation

Airbus Helicopters delivered the 1000th H225, this time to the Feds the other day .

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/pres...elicopter.html

and they also want to modernise their fleet according to the article below, thus probably starting off with replacing the Airbus Helicopters H155.

Options include:

Leonardo AW189

Bell 525

or just plain H215 and H225.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/pres...elicopter.html
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 19:56
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Yeah right. The H155 really is an ageing helicopter compared to those MK41 Sea King and MK88 Sea Lynx the German Navy has to deal with.
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H160 more likely as just a guess. The cab at least is made in guess where!

Noise levels will be an issue in the future if not already.
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I would think the H160 would be a natural evolution to the EC155 platform.
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They’re not after that weight category of aircraft. They are looking to consolidate to 2 weight categories, 3-4T and 8-9T.

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Old 16th Sep 2019, 15:36
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
Airbus Helicopters delivered the 1000th H225, this time to the Feds the other day .

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/09/airbus-delivers-1000th-super-puma-helicopter
1000 Super Pumas, not 1000 225s!

1000 225s would be an awesome achievement!
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 21:26
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Perhaps even more accurate 1,000 Puma derivatives so including the 330.

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Originally Posted by PANews View Post
Perhaps even more accurate 1,000 Puma derivatives so including the 330.
I'm pretty sure it does not. They are specifically talking about the Super Puma family, so AS332L/L1/L2 plus H215 and EC/H225

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Old 17th Sep 2019, 14:14
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Now, the original post is not correct stating that the Bundespolizei took delivery of a H225. It is a H215 formerly known as the AS332L1 which is quite different, but looks alike for the non-geeks ;-)

They lost one a few years ago in a landing accident during training, maybe this is to replace that one?!
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The H215 is an AS332L with the glass cockpit & 4-axis dual duplex digital autopilot of the H225.
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Old 17th Sep 2019, 21:07
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For what it is worth, the 1,000th airframe served as a backdrop to a commanding officer's handover ceremony held at the Bundespolizei-Fliegergruppe facility at Sankt Augustin [Bonn] yesterday Monday afternoon. Thomas Helbig officially handed over the reins to his deputy Torsten Hallmann (although the latter has actually been in charge for some months as Helbig moved to Berlin on a project). As this is ostensibly said to be a marine airframe I guess it will be moving north in the near future.

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The H215 is available in two different airframe versions, the same as the AS332 L or C model. Any other answers to this technically challenging question?
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