National 119 Rescue Headquarters buys two H225 helicopters


Airbus Helicopters has won a contract to supply two extra H225 helicopters to South Korea’s National 119 Rescue Headquarters.

The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet, comprising two AS365 N2s and two H225s. This new purchase will bring its fleet to six helicopters by the end of 2019.

The agency, which is South Korea’s primary provider of firefighting and rescue services, will use the two H225 helicopters for search and rescue missions, with the flexibility to reconfigure them to accommodate fire-fighting and emergency medical services equipment.

“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,” said Marie-Agnes Veve, head of North Asia of Airbus Helicopters.

“The addition of the two H225s to the agency’s fleet illustrates our customer’s confidence in our products and their performance. 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, the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family, is an 11-ton category twin-turbine multirole utility rotorcraft that can accommodate up to 24 passengers.