Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) recently signed for delivery of the 150th H145 manufactured in Donauwörth. The German operator, whose fleet also includes H125s and H135s, will use the H145 for offshore operations in the North Sea, beginning in January. Prior to its entry into service at its base in Emden, the customer will fit the helicopter with a rescue winch and a floatation equipment.
The first H145 customer was German Air Rescue DRF, in July 2014. The largest H145 operator is the Babcock Group, which has a fleet of 27 H145 helicopters. The H145 is mainly used to fly air rescue missions and as a police helicopter. With over 30 aircraft in operation, Germany is the H145’s largest national market. Since 2014, H145s have flown a total of more than 80,000 flight hours. The entire H145-Family (H145, EC145 and BK117) has collected over 4.8 million flight hours with more than 1,400 helicopters delivered to this date.