Aviation Support to the German Federal Police
15 October 2015
The NSPA Aviation Support Programme has facilitated the selection of Heli-One as the winner of a full competition to modernize the German Federal Police, Bundespolizei (BPOL), fleet of 18 Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 Super Puma aircrafts.
The original Flight Management System was becoming obsolete, so NSPA was required to find a solution quickly as the BPOL needed to rapidly upgrade their AS332L1 fleet with current, reliable and affordable systems for the cockpit and the cabin to allow them to manage a variety of future Police and EU missions. The solution selected is a fully integrated Flight Management System/Electronic Flight Instrument System.
The Electronic Flight Instrument System upgrade consists of twin EFI-890H Displays and Dual UNS 1FW Flight Management System from Universal Avionics. In addition, a Barco multi-function display is installed together with a Euro Avionics moving map mission system. These systems improve pilot awareness and offer the highest functionality, interface capabilities and flexibility for helicopter installation.
The fleet wide modernization programme is being undertaken at Heli-One's facility in Stavanger, Norway.