Coast Guard chief leads maiden flight of new Airbus helicopter

Coast Guard chief leads maiden flight of new Airbus helicopter




The modernization program of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is on a record high.
Under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, new and modern equipment have been acquired for the PCG’s mandate in securing the territorial waters of the country.

In its recent post in its official Facebook post, PCG reported that it has successfully inspected and led the maiden flight of one of the two new airbus helicopters – H145 light twin engine helicopter – from Germany.
H145 light twin engine helicopter
(PCG Facebook post)

The inspection was led by none other by its PCG Commandant, Admiral Joel S. Garcia.
Please see the full Facebook post below:
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Admiral Joel S Garcia has successfully inspected and led the maiden flight of one of the two new airbus helicopters – H145 light twin engine helicopter – from Germany at the PCG National Headquarters in Manila this morning, 26 February 2020.

H145 is a 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol, and maritime law enforcement.
The procurement of said aerial assets amounting to ₱ 685 million each is part of the PCG’s Light to Medium Multi-Purpose Twin Engine Helicopter Acquisition Project.
The PCG personnel who will man the newest helicopters have finished their comprehensive training in Germany last year.


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