27 Desember 2011

Vietnam Navy Receives Transport Choppers

27 Desember 2011

An EC225 helicopter lands Sunday morning at Vung Tau Airport in the southern province of Ba Rai-Vung Tau. (all photos : Tuoi Tre)

The Vietnamese Navy received Sunday morning two EC225 helicopters, made by French helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter, in a ceremony at Vung Tau Airport in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

The EC225 is a long-range passenger transport aircraft with an integrated display system and a digital four-axis autopilot.

Commander of the Vietnamese Navy Admiral Nguyen Van Hien (2nd right) and other delegates at Sunday morning's ceremony to receive two EC225 helicopters at Vung Tau Airport in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

The chopper, which is designed for offshore patrol and search and rescue missions, can fly at up to 260 kilometers per hour and reach a flying range of 900 km.

It has seating arrangements for 19 passengers, with an 11-tonne loaded weight.

Inside the cockpit of the EC225

Commander of the Vietnamese Navy Admiral Nguyen Van Hien and Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Vietnamese People’s Army Lieutenant General Tran Quang Khue attended this morning’s event, together with many other high-ranking officers of the country’s navy and air force.

An exhibition flight carrying the delegates was conducted shortly after the ceremony.

One of the two EC225 helicopters flies over Vung Tau sky this morning in an exhibition flight.


The Navy also announced a decision to form an EC225 helicopter squadron on this occasion.

Above are four photos taken by Tuoi Tre reporters Sunday morning.

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