PHL Coast Guard commissions brand new helicopter

PHL Coast Guard commissions brand new helicopter

Good news amidst the global pandemic brought about by the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or COVID-19.
Our very own Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has officially commissioned for service its brand new and modern H145 light twin engine helicopter procured from Airbus Helicopters.

The ceremony for its commissioning into service was held at the Coast Guard Aviation Force (CGAF), Department of Transportation (DOTr) Hangar, Domestic Airport Complex, last June 18.
(Photo credit to PCG)

“PCG Commandant, Vice Admiral George V Ursabia Jr graced the simple and private ceremony to commission into Coast Guard service one of the two new airbus helicopters – H145 light twin engine helicopter – from Germany at the Coast Guard Aviation Force (CGAF), Department of Transportation (DOTr) Hangar, Domestic Airport Complex this morning, 18 June 2020,” PCG said.
“Said aerial asset with tail number CGH-1452 is a four-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,” PCG said.

“Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CGH-1452 is utilized in transporting personal protective equipment (PPE) sets and medical supplies in various cities and provinces across the country to support the nationwide battle for public health and safety,” it added.
Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Vice Admiral George V. Ursabia Jr. led the commissioning of the new helicopter.

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