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FIDAE 2024: Honduras purchases two additional Airbus H145s

A German Army H145 LUH SAR, displayed at ILA 2022. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

The Honduran Ministry of Defense has purchased two Airbus H145s, the company announced on 10 April at the FIDAE 2024 air show in Santiago, Chile. Honduras previously placed an order for two H145s in April 2023, when the defence ministry announced its intention to operate a total of six.

All H145s are likely to be operated by the Honduran Air Force from its main helicopter base at Coronel Hernán Acosta Mejía Air Base in Tegucigalpa, and be tasked with personnel and cargo transport, search-and-rescue, medical evacuation, and disaster response missions.

“The H145 helicopters respond to Honduras' need for modern, multi-purpose helicopters that can be used for the next 30 years. Honduras, due to its location, is frequently affected by hurricanes, natural disasters, and fires,” said José Manuel Zelaya, Honduran minister of defence.

The two H145s ordered in 2023 are set to be delivered by the end of 2024, said Airbus in the statement announcing the latest purchase.

The Honduran Air Force operates a fleet of four Bell UH-1Hs and four Bell 412SPs, according to Janes World Air Forces.

For more information, please seeHonduras to acquire six H145 helicopters from Airbus .

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