Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Romanian Ministry of Interior for the sale of three H135 helicopters for air medical services and search and rescue purposes.
The four-year framework agreement, signed at the end of July 2019, also foresees the procurement of up to ten H135s in total by the end of the contract.
“Airbus has been an active player in Romania for almost 50 years and we are proud that the Ministry of Interior has selected the H135 for such critical missions,” said Georges Durdilly, Head of Airbus Helicopters in Romania.
“As a market leader with more than 600 helicopters in service for air medical service missions worldwide, I have no doubt that it will be a valuable life-saving asset to the country.”
Commander Dache Paul Catalin, IGAv general inspector, said the H135 was chosen because the rotorcraft adapts rapidly to all types of requests.
All advantages – mainly the flexible maintenance, management of space for the transport of passengers and patients, the speed, the capability to land in a limited area, the possibility to operate life-saving medical interventions during flight, the capability to fly during day and night, and its versatility for mountain missions thanks to the hoist – are essential when it comes to critical life-saving missions,” said Catalin.