Two 11-ton-category twin-turbine H225 of Airbus Helicopters are to be delivered to Ukraine in the near future within a unified system of aviation security and civil protection, which is now created in Ukraine. The website of Airbus Helicopters reported this on Saturday.
‘Another two H225's will join the fleet in the coming weeks,’ reads the message.
We remind that the unified system of aviation security and civil protection will include 15 helicopter bases, equipped with 55 helicopters designed by Airbus Helicopters. The main bases will be located in Nizhyn, northern Ukraine and at certain locations along the state border.
Airbus H225 Super Puma is a long-haul passenger helicopter developed as the next generation of the civilian Super Puma family. With two engines, the helicopter is able to take in two pilots, a flight attendant and 24 passengers. The maximum payload is 11 tons. The helicopter is capable to gain the speed of 260.5 km/h at an altitude of 5,900 m. The combat radius is 857 km, and the ferry range is 985 km.
Earlier, we reported that Ukraine and France signed the contract to purchase 55 Airbus Helicopters for the State Emergency Service’s needs. The agreement was signed between Hennadii Bala, the Head of Khoryv-Avia, the Ukrainian Aviation enterprise and Bruno Even, the Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopter in the Cabinet of Ministers.
During the meeting with representatives of the Airbus Helicopters Company, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that some of this aircraft could go for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.