PNP Chief Debold Sinas said the PNP Special Action Force Air Unit formally accepted delivery of three new H-125 Airbus single-engine turbine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia at Manila Domestic Airport in Pasay City.
“These new air assets will further boost our operational capability in support of the anti-insurgency and anti-terrorism campaign,” Sinas said.
The helicopters are stationed at Manila Domestic Airport
The helicopters were procured using funds from the General Appropriations Act 2019. The new police helicopters with registry numbers RP-2420, RP-6088, and RP-9710 are now at the PNP SAF Air Unit hangar at the Manila Domestic Airport.
The PNP fleet now has 7 H-125 Airbus, two R-22 Robinson police helicopters and a fixed-wing trainer aircraft, all stationed in Metro Manila. The PNP is eyeing the deployment of two helicopters each in Central Visayas and Southern Mindanao, and one in Northern Luzon.
The Airbus H-125 is used by police and air medical services around the world, including Air Methods, which owns the H125, H130, H135 and H145 in its fleet.