The Norwegian Air Ambulance is ordering two five-bladed H145s to be used for life-saving missions in Norway.
“I would like to thank the Norwegian Air Ambulance for its continued trust in our helicopters to support their essential, life-saving missions, we’re proud that they are further expanding their fleet of five-bladed H145s.”Thomas Hein, Head of Europe Region at Airbus Helicopters.
Norwegian Air Ambulance operates all 13 HEMS bases in Norway using a 100% Helionix-equipped fleet of H135s and H145s. The organisation’s mother company, the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, was the first operator in the world to take delivery of a five-bladed H145 in 2020.
“The five-bladed H145 has proven to be the perfect helicopter for our HEMS operations, with the new helicopters we will continue to serve the people of Norway with state of the art equipment to ensure the best service possible.”Leif Olstad, CEO of the Norwegian Air Ambulance.
The new version of Airbus’ best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter adds a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission aircraft, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150kg (330 lbs.). The simplicity of the new bearingless main rotor design also eases maintenance operations, further improving the benchmark serviceability and reliability of the H145, while improving ride comfort for both passengers and crew.