Safran to Power German Federal Police’s New Airbus H225 Helicopters with Makila 2A Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has been chosen to power the German Federal Police’s (Bundespolizei) new fleet of Airbus H225 helicopters, a decision unveiled at the ILA Berlin show. The contract includes 38 helicopters equipped with Makila 2A engines. This marks a continued partnership, as the Bundespolizei already operates a fleet of Makila-powered AS332 and H215 helicopters.

The Makila 2A engine is recognized for its robust performance, offering 2,100 shp that enhances the operational capabilities of the helicopters. It is especially suited for challenging missions in police and defense operations, having accumulated over 12 million flight hours. The choice of Makila 2A engines underscores the Bundespolizei’s commitment to reliability and performance in their aviation operations.

“We are proud that the German Federal Police have chosen the Airbus H225 as their new transport helicopter. In choosing this helicopter with its world-renowned performance, they are also placing their trust in the Makila 2A engine, which is particularly well suited to operators carrying out demanding missions in challenging environments. The Bundespolizei will also benefit from highest-standard support via our Safran Helicopter Engines Germany facility in Hamburg”, said Cédric Goubet, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO.

Safran Helicopter Engines Germany, based in Hamburg, plays a pivotal role in monitoring and supporting a network of 300 helicopter operators across Germany, Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, overseeing a fleet of 2,000 engines. The company’s extensive presence and trusted engines make it a key player in powering the majority of police and armed forces helicopters in Germany.

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