Helicopters South Korea´s National 119 Rescue Headquarters orders two H225 helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters and South Korea´s National 119 Rescue Headquarters have signed a contract to purchase two H225 helicopters. The aircraft will be delivered by 2019.

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Marie-Agnes Veve, Head of North Asia of Airbus Helicopters said: "The National 119 Rescue Headquarters has been operating Airbus helicopters for over 20 years and we are happy to see how our helicopters have continued to play a vital role in the agency's mandate to protect and save lives […] Given its versatility and endurance in all-weather condition, we know the H225 will continue to be a capable workhorse for the agency’s missions."

The H225 helicopters will be used for search and rescue missions. Further, a different configuration allows fire-fighting and emergency medical equipment onboard. The order will take the size of the all-Airbus fleet to six helicopters, as the National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates 4 helicopters (Two AS365 N2 and two H225). The H225 is a twin-turbine multirole utility helicopter and can carry up to 24 passengers.

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