Airbus delivers Canada’s first H145 to the RCMP

Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). RCMP’s Air Support Unit will utilize the versatile twin-engine H145 helicopter for a variety of missions. It will support tactical deployments day and night over land and water for the emergency response team, expand options in the area of fast roping and hoisting, assist with missing persons investigations and add capabilities to search and rescue operations.

Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Airbus Helicopters Photo
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The aircraft will be based in B.C’s Lower Mainland facility (Langley, B.C.) and will support operations throughout the province.

“With its enhanced safety features and reputation for reduced maintenance and excellent availability, the multi-role H145 is an ideal aircraft for multi-faceted law enforcement missions,” said Romain Trapp, president of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “We are very pleased that the H145 will enter into service to support RCMP operations, assisting the men and women who serve and protect Canadians.”

Airbus helicopters are the aircraft of choice for law enforcement missions across Canada, capturing 83 per cent of the market.

The H145 has been equipped with a wide variety of mission specific equipment including external hoist and rope down device (for one or two persons), Trakka A800 searchlight, enhanced reality system, health monitoring system (HMS), FLIR, night vision goggles, tactical flight officer (TFO) workstation and internal long range fuel tank system.

Left to right: William Ward, aircraft maintenance engineer; Bruno Thuot, director of maintenance and contract technical authority (RCMP); Andre Vermette, pilot (RCMP); Nicolas Pignol, director of programs & aircraft operations (Airbus Helicopters Canada); Michel Arcand, chief superintendent, director general RCMP Air Services Branch (RCMP); Nigel Bushe, officer in charge, 'E' Division Air Services (RCMP); Wayne Woytkiw, regional sales manager, Alaska, Hawaii & Western Canada (Airbus Helicopters Canada); Roger Thomson, pilot (RCMP); Curtis Brassington, tactical flight officer (RCMP); Raman Sharma, mission equipment engineer (RCMP); Jacque Giard, chief pilot (RCMP); and Clarke Paterson, aircraft maintenance engineer (RCMP).
Left to right: William Ward, aircraft maintenance engineer; Bruno Thuot, director of maintenance and contract technical authority (RCMP); Andre Vermette, pilot (RCMP); Nicolas Pignol, director of programs & aircraft operations (Airbus Helicopters Canada); Michel Arcand, chief superintendent, director general RCMP Air Services Branch (RCMP); Nigel Bushe, officer in charge, ‘E’ Division Air Services (RCMP); Wayne Woytkiw, regional sales manager, Alaska, Hawaii & Western Canada (Airbus Helicopters Canada); Roger Thomson, pilot (RCMP); Curtis Brassington, tactical flight officer (RCMP); Raman Sharma, mission equipment engineer (RCMP); Jacque Giard, chief pilot (RCMP); and Clarke Paterson, aircraft maintenance engineer (RCMP). Vitek Zawada Photo

The Airbus H145 leads the light twin-engine helicopter market, incorporating an innovative Helionix avionics system and 4-axis autopilot. The aircraft’s combination of speed and performance, along with the Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, large cabin and rear-loading clamshell doors, makes it the aircraft of choice for a variety of civil missions worldwide.

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2 thoughts on “Airbus delivers Canada’s first H145 to the RCMP

  1. Congratulations on one department of the federal government purchasing a helicopter that actually fills their requirements and not for political reasons.

    DND should think of replacing the 412’s with H145’s, then they could actually fly as fast as the Chinooks with better armament.

    Use common sense to make purchases instead of politics.

  2. Good decision made for RCMP
    It is so important to get the most out of
    the equipment that is available. Hope DND follows suit and equipes their troops with the best product available

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