Bundespolizei H215 Super Pumas

Airbus Helicopters

GERMANY’S BUNDESPOLIZEI (Federal Police) has taken delivery of three H215 Super Pumas, Airbus Helicopters announced on December 14, 2018. A fourth Super Puma will be delivered in early 2020 and all four will be used to support the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies for maritime missions of the German coast.

The helicopters will join the existing Bundespolizei leet of 19 AS332 L1 Super Pumas, 42 H135 family helicopters, 19 H155s and eight H120s.

Thomas Helbig, Head of the German Federal Police Air Support said: “The H215’s speed, longdistance performance and high availability rate in harsh conditions are well suited to meet the demanding needs of our maritime team.”

He added: “We’ve had a long and successful experience with the Super Puma, and [we] are eager to continue lying them with this new version, the H215, which comes with a state-of-the-art glass cockpit and four-axis autopilot. Nigel Pittaway