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Magazine Helicopter Industry #102

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HELICOPTER INDUSTRY I BREAKING NEWS I INTERNATIONAL ©Airbus JAPAN’S NATIONAL POLICE AGENCY ORDERS FIVE NEW HELICOPTERS Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and six AS365 helicopters, with one H215 and two H225 already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for missions including law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods transportation, disaster relief, as well as wide area support. The five new helicopters will complement the agency’s law enforcement capabilities. The new order will take NPA’s Airbus fleet to 30. «Airbus Helicopters treasures the opportunity to support Japan’s wide-ranging law enforcement missions for more than 30 years with our light twin, medium and heavy-lift helicopters. We thank NPA for its continued trust built over the years, and welcome the agency as a new customer for our Super Puma helicopters. With an enlarged fleet not just in numbers, but also in range and capacity, we are fully confident that the new helicopters will be a timely addition, reinforcing the agency’s operations,» said Guillaume Leprince, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Japan. MORE ABOUT AIRBUS HELICOPTERS HI I 16

©Erickson ERICKSON WINS IDIQ CONTRACT Erickson Incorporated won an indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract as subcontractor to Metson Marine Services,Inc. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Operational Support Services for Ocean Testing Contract will be performed at government locations based on each individual task order, all over the world. The contract provides for: •5-year IDIQ contract with three awardees •,950,296 estimated total value •Erickson scope focused on fixed and rotary wing services •Scope includes torpedo recovery, range clearing and special test aircraft Completion is expected by June 2025. «This contract builds on a long history of Erickson support to the U.S. Navy. We are thrilled to be working with Metson Marine Services and are honored to be trusted with this critical U.S. Navy Mission.» add Kevin Cochie, VP and General Manager Defense and National Security, Erickson MORE ABOUT ERICKSON HI I 17