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Brunei Orders Six H145M Helicopters to Replace BO105s



(03/05/24)
 
Brunei’s Ministry of Defence has signed an
agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of six H145M
helicopters.

Replacing its old BO105 fleet, the H145Ms
will be used to enhance the air force’s operational capabilities
for missions including close air support and aerial observation.

Powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 2E engines, the
H145M is equipped with full authority digital engine control
(FADEC) as well as the Helionix digital avionics suite which,
alongside innovative flight data management, includes a
high-performance 4-axis autopilot which
considerably reduces pilot workload during missions.

Airbus H145M. Picture: Airbus Helicopters, Cara Irina Wagner. Click to enlarge.

Airbus H145M. Picture: Airbus Helicopters, Cara Irina Wagner

Its
particularly low acoustic footprint makes the H145M one of the quietest
helicopters in its class.

“We are greatly honoured by the selection of the
H145M to support the Royal Brunei Air Force’s expanded missions,”
said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “The H145M is well
regarded for its high performance and versatility, and we are
confident that it will bring a step change in operational
readiness to Brunei.”

The global fleet
of the H145 family has accumulated more than seven million flight
hours to-date. It is used by armed, air and law enforcement forces
around the world for the most demanding missions.

Cyprus, Germany, Hungary,
Luxembourg, Serbia and Thailand have also ordered the H145M.

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