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Western Australia Police Force to Add 2nd H145 Helicopter

Western Australia Police Force to Add 2nd H145 Helicopter Our Bureau - : Sep 1, 2021 - : 4:05 pm

The Western Australia (WA) Police Force will purchase a second H145 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters for its operations in Western Australia.

The addition of two new H145 helicopters will boost WA Police Force’s capability to respond to emergencies and crime. Having a fleet of two identical helicopters will help generate operational efficiencies, platform commonality and a greater number of available annual flight hours.

Force, Both H145 helicopters will be based in Perth, servicing the entire State of Western Australia.

“We are honoured by the WA Police Force’s continued trust in our products to support their critical operations. The H145 is well regarded as a reference law enforcement helicopter, and being able to support the WA Police Force with an H145 fleet, configured to include their mobile policing command post, is something that Airbus is extremely proud to be part of,” said Andrew Mathewson, Managing Director, “We are honoured by the WA Police Force’s continued trust in our products to support their critical operations. The H145 is well regarded as a reference law enforcement helicopter, and being able to support the WA Police Force with an H145 fleet, configured to include their mobile policing command post, is something that Airbus is extremely proud to be part of,” said Andrew Mathewson, Managing Director, Airbus Australia Pacific..

The second H145 to be ordered will replace the WA Police Force’s existing AS365 helicopter.

The new helicopters will be fitted with the latest avionics equipment offering single-pilot and instrument flight rules, along with night vision goggles capability, which will be integrated with the on-board police mission system.

The H145 is also fitted with Airbus’ Helionix avionics suite and 4-axis autopilot, which significantly reduces crew workload aiding flight safety. The H145 sets the standard has an availability rate of up to 95%,

This second new H145 will soon join a fleet of more than 300 Airbus helicopters flying in Australia.

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