2007-07-15 - EC 120 BundespolizeiEC120 for German national police
Bundespolizei erhält EC120<br /> In a ceremony at Eurocopter's facility in Marignane, France on June 28th, the German Ministry of the Interior, one of Eurocopter's largest civilian customers worldwide, took delivery of the first of a total of six EC120 training helicopters.
This aircraft was actually the 500th EC120 delivered by Eurocopter to date. The German Federal Police intend to use this helicopter type for ab initio training of its own pilot personnel. The EC120 will replace an aging Alouette II fleet. Over a period of 7 months, a total of 6 aircraft will be put into service. As Dr. Lutz Bertling, President and CEO of Eurocopter, stated at the occasion of the handover, "from a very early stage in our long history of cooperation over the past decades, the German Federal Ministry of Interior has always demonstrated great farsightedness in opting for the latest models and state-of-the-art equipment for its varied mission scenarios. By selecting the EC120, our key customer has once again chosen a benchmark solution for modern, cost-efficient and safe helicopter flight training".