Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma helicopter: a twin-engine multi-role H215 for the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast. The delivery completes the German Federal Police’s order for four H215s, the first three of which were delivered in December 2018, and increases the German Federal Police’s Super Puma fleet to 23, including 19 AS332L1s.
“The Super Puma family of civil and military helicopters has consistently performed well thanks to its ability to appeal to many different mission segments, whether you’re fighting fires, building power lines, transporting troops, or saving lives in extreme environments,” said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters.
The Super Puma series is operated by nearly 100 customers in 59 countries. Models include the H215 and H225 for the civil market, produced by Airbus Helicopters for law enforcement, aerial work, search and rescue, offshore transport and governmental missions. In the military sector, Airbus Helicopters offers the H215M and H225M military variants for search and rescue, troop transport, special ops, and utility missions. The first Super Puma flew in 1978.