Airbus is prepared to equip the NYPD with high-tech, high-performance search and rescue H175 helicopters, the company said.
“Airbus is honored to have the opportunity to present the capabilities of the H175 to this iconic customer as they make an informed decision as to the best possible path forward to protect and serve the citizens of New York who count on them,” said Treg Manning, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Airbus Helicopters. “Not only do they need a helicopter that will be a responsible neighbor in the skies with a low sound footprint, they need versatility, reliability, performance, and the most modern technologies integrating key safety features right into the helicopter – they’d get all of this, and more, in the H175.”
Performing a wide range of public service missions
NYPD is responsible for missions that include surveillance, search and rescue, counter terrorism, SWAT, medical evacuation, high-rise rescue, and firefighting. The current request for proposal for two new helicopters was released earlier this month, with an award announcement expected later this year.
Airbus’ H175 is a twin-engine helicopter that can accommodate up to two pilots and 18 passengers and is well-suited to perform a wide range of public service missions such as search and rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and firefighting as well as land and maritime border control operations.
Performing rescues in a busy urban setting
“As a former police service member, I know how important it is for our nation’s law enforcement to be able to serve and protect in the specific ways that their communities need,” said Ron Kelley, Airborne Law Enforcement Segment Manager at Airbus Helicopters, Inc. “Serving and protecting in New York City means having the ability to perform rescues and evacuations in a busy urban setting, to operate in a maritime environment, and to be ready to fly at a moment’s notice. The entire Airbus team stands ready to support NYPD with the H175, which is a reliable and versatile platform to help them support those who need them, in any environment.”
Recently, Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, in Germany, on time.