London’s Air Ambulance Charity (LAAC) has signed a contract for two Airbus H135 light twin-engine helicopters as part of its fleet renewal initiative. 

The new helicopters will be delivered in 2024, under the contract, which was signed at the Farnborough Airshow.  

Currently, LAAC operates two MD902 Explorer twin-engine helicopters. 

“We are extremely honored to have received this order from one of the world’s most prestigious aeromedical operators,” said Airbus Helicopters UK Head of Civil Business Gary Clark. “It’s nearly 35 years since we provided LAAC’s first ever helicopter – a Dauphin – and it will be very satisfying to once again see them flying our helicopters.” 

Developed by Airbus Helicopters, the H135 is a multipurpose light twin-engine helicopter able to perform various missions ranging from reconnaissance and ground support, to search and rescue and training. 

“The operating environment in London is complex and we have chosen the Airbus H135 helicopter as our preferred option to maintain and evolve our service over the coming years, enabling our pilots, paramedics and doctors to continue to innovate in the field of pre-hospital care in one of the world’s most congested cities,” Jonathan Jenkins, LAAC CEO, said. 

READ MORE:
 
The Royal Moroccan Air Force orders a fleet of H135 helicopters for pilot training before they transition to other aircraft.