AS365 N3+ enters service with the Lithuanian Armed Forces

The AS365 N3+ has entered service for the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The helicopters are being used for countrywide search and rescue missions with around-the-clock availability.

Following the first two deliveries in June and September 2015, Air Force pilots, rescue workers and technicians were able to undergo a full training program, including on a full flight simulator.

Lithuanian Armed Forces received their third and last AS365 N3+ in December 2015.

“The acquisition of the AS365 N3+ contributes to the modernisation of our fleet.”

Colonel Audronis Navickas, Air Force Commander said: “The acquisition of the AS365 N3+ contributes to the modernisation of our fleet. We have already flown the aircraft for more than 200 hours in pilot training operations including specific SAR missions and we are sure that the up-to-date capabilities of this helicopter will allow us to perform all the different types of search and rescue missions that we must be able to execute.”

“We are committed to providing customer satisfaction and these AS365 N3+ helicopters have been delivered with a three-year full warranty and a commitment to an 80% availability rate.”

Mickael Peru, vice president head of Central Europe at Airbus Helicopters added: “We are committed to providing customer satisfaction and these AS365 N3+ helicopters have been delivered with a three-year full warranty and a commitment to an 80% availability rate. The spare parts have been delivered and Airbus Helicopters’ technical assistance is in place to ensure the aircraft’s smooth entry into service.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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