Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Airbus AS365 N3+ Enter Lithuanian SAR Service
The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces assigned three new AS365 N3+ helicopters to the 24/7 SAR mission service after two years of the companies' initial order. The first two deliveries came in June and September of last year.
The helicopters are fully equipped with technologies including forward-looking infrared, radar, search lights, hailer, hoist and stretchers. The full-glass cockpit and the four-axis autopilot unique to Airbus decreases crew workload.