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Morocco places order for H135 trainer helos

H135 for Morocco
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The Royal Moroccan Air Force has ordered a fleet of H135s for military primary training missions, helicopter manufacturer Airbus revealed at the Farnborough airshow.

The light twin-engine H135 will be used for training pilots to perform a wide array of demanding missions including utility and search and rescue.

Airbus did not reveal how many units were ordered.

“We are proud that the Forces Royales Air have selected the H135 for their training missions,” said Arnaud Montalvo, Head of Africa and Middle East at Airbus Helicopters. “We are sure that the H135s will be a great asset to their fleet and we look forward to bringing them the best support in cooperation with our strategic partner Heliconia with its entry into service in the country,” he added.

The contract also covers a support package including the delivery of flight training devices and the training of instructor pilots and maintenance pilots. The training program will include familiarization with the H135’s multi mission capabilities such as NVG and winching.

According to Airbus, over 130 H135s are operated by military agencies worldwide for training missions. This new order also expands the global fleet to 12 military customers, including the armed forces of the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and Japan.

Equipped with the Helionix avionics suite, the H135 offers optimal safety conditions for basic and advanced mission training, while providing a platform for pilot transition onto more advanced helicopters.