The first two helicopters will arrive in Ukraine on December 19, 2018, and the entire system will be fully staffed until 2021.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stressed that Ukraine will be the third largest helicopter park in Europe, after Germany and France. He said this today, December 10, during a working visit to Munich, Germany.
"We are creating a unified aviation system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Under the contract with the French government will be purchased 55 helicopters Airbus. The first two helicopters will arrive in Ukraine on December 19, 2018, and the entire system will be fully staffed until 2021.All helicopters gather in France and Germany, "said Arsen Avakov.
"The Mi-8 helicopters we have and the third largest helicopter in Europe, after the Germans and the French, will be added to the system being created. Thus, we are equal in number with European colleagues in quality, "said Arsen Avakov.
Bavarian Helicopter Squadron belongs to the Bavarian Police. Personnel of 100 people, airplane - 8 helicopters Airbus. More than 3 thousand flights a year are carried out. In 2017, there were about 800 rescue operations, about 500 searches for criminals. The equipment of the helicopters is prepared individually for each flight. Helicopters are also involved in the elimination of fires, work in mountain areas, rescue missions on water and ice. There is equipment for data transmission during mass actions and large-scale accidents.