Shaanxi Provincial Public Security Department and Airbus Helicopters signed an agreement for an order of one H155 medium helicopter for police, law enforcement and other public services, to be delivered in the beginning of 2017.
Mission equipment for Shaanxi’s H155 includes a powerful searchlight, an electrical hoist and rappelling system, firefighting equipment, and a loud speaker.
“The H155 will be a valuable asset for the security of Shaanxi residents,” said Norbert Ducrot, President of Airbus Helicopters in China. “It is a highly efficient helicopter which has proven its capabilities worldwide in a variety of public services missions, and is already being deployed within China, in Shanghai, Dalian, Fuzhou and Hong Kong.”
The H155's high speed and long endurance make it an ideal tool for police missions, as they can effectively help ground forces to accomplish a multitude of operations including air patrol, transportation of police force, firefighting, search and rescue, traffic dispersion and air command.
With the largest cabin and lift capacity in its class, the H155 can transport police units of up to 12 members to the incident area. Equipment can easily be loaded into the large baggage compartment. The H155 offers unmatched visibility and a discrete sound level for effective surveillance operations.
The wide range of Airbus Helicopters products, from light, medium, to heavy rotorcraft, are utilized in various public services missions, with the company leading this segment in China with about 35% market share today.
About Airbus Helicopters in China
Created in December 2006, Airbus Helicopters in China is the local based customer center of Airbus Helicopters, responsible for sales and customer support activities for the company’s entire range of products. In China, Airbus Helicopters has a market share of 40%. With 45 years of presence and over 30 years of experience in industrial cooperation in China, more than 140 civil and parapublic helicopters from Airbus Helicopters are flying in the country today. In order to provide quality service in proximity to Chinese operators, Airbus Helicopters in China has established a multi-based organization in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Harbin, Chengdu, Wuhan and Hong Kong staffed with around 100 employees.
About Airbus Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters is a division of Airbus Group. The company provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in highly demanding environments. Flying more than 3 million flight hours per year, the company’s in-service fleet includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 152 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and in 2014 generated revenues of 6.5 billion Euros. In line with the company’s new identity, fully integrated into Airbus Group, Airbus Helicopters has renamed its product range replacing the former “EC” designation with an “H”.