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South Korea orders two more H225s
South Korean H225. © Airbus Helicopters

South Korea orders two more H225s

Airbus Helicopters has received an order from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for two additional H225 helicopters, bringing its H225 fleet to four.

Airbus Helicopters has received an order from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.

The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2s and two H225s. This new purchase will bring the fleet of the country's primary provider of firefighting and rescue services to six helicopters by the end of 2019.

The agency will be using these two multirole H225 helicopters for search and rescue missions, with the flexibility to reconfigure them to accommodate fire-fighting and emergency medical services equipment onboard the aircraft.

The National 119 Rescue Headquarters has been operating Airbus helicopters for over 20 years. There are currently around 70 Airbus Helicopters machines in service with 27 Korean operators.

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