National Resilience

  • ResilienceWith Airbus Helicopters’s 75 percent share of the UK’s police and Emergency Medical Services markets, the company’s helicopters provide the majority of the UK national resilience rotary-wing aircraft capacity. The existing fleet of EC135s and EC145s perform a wide range of missions – from search, surveillance, crime detection and prevention, to casualty evacuation and air ambulance airlift across the British isles.




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  • Successful trials utilizing the EC145 have taken place in the past year with the UK Fire & Rescue Service, demonstrating that the application of full-time air support could be cost effective.



  • Resilience For over the three decades, Airbus Helicopters UK has worked closely with all UK “blue light” services to make their missions more cost-effective and efficient. This strong collaboration has for example ensured that the UK police aviation structure is now one of the best equipped in the world, operating the highest number of flight per years in this segment worldwide.




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  • Due to its tremendous flexibility and reliability, the EC135 is now regarded as the most cost-effective, light twin engined helicopter available to conduct essential utility operations for National electricity power-line and gas-line patrol work. In addition, the EC135 has been selected for off-shore wind-farm support.




David Lewis
Director of Sales
National Resilience
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 852 407

Mobile: +44 (0) 7860 222408
david.lewis@eurocopter.co.uk