Airbus delivered four additional H135 helicopters to the SP ZOZ Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR), Poland’s public air medical rescue operator, the company said Monday.
The on-time delivery raises Poland’s H135 LPR fleet to 27 aircraft. The order for the rotorcraft was originally signed August 2015 after a competitive public tender procedure. The full 27 units are fully operational with LPR and make Poland one of the largest international users of the helicopter in the current EMS generation configuration, Airbus said.
The LPR was created in the present organizational structure in 2000. It performs missions including medical emergency, air transfer of patients between hospitals, air transfer of patients abroad to Poland, and air transfer of patients to hospitals outside Poland. LPR operates from 17 bases in Poland.
The company highlighted all of the LPR H135s are equipped according to required specifications including sophisticated avionics, full NVG certification, and a fully equipped modern EMS cabin. Before delivery took place, a technical acceptance process took place in December 2015 at the company’s Donauwörth, Germany facility, Airbus said.
“Airbus Helicopters is committed to providing Poland with state-of-the-art and reliable helicopters to carry out emergency service duties. We also ensure that these aircraft can be autonomously maintained in-country and in full accordance with the operator’s requirements,” Mickael Peru, managing director at Airbus Helicopters Polska, said in a statement.
“This latest delivery is yet another example of the excellent cooperation with our Polish customer and demonstrates once again our ability to fulfil all our contractual obligations,” Peru added.