New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Services has taken delivery of its first Airbus Helicopters H145s.

The two rotorcraft are the first examples of the medium-twin in the New Zealand market to be delivered in an emergency medical services configuration, says Airbus Helicopters.

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They will be used to provide vital medical services to communities between Christchurch and Dunedin, the manufacturer adds.

Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer indicates that the two helicopters are registered ZK-IGI and ZK-IDH, and have serial numbers 20223 and 20271, respectively.

There are currently 41 H145-family helicopters operating in New Zealand, which are deployed for search-and-rescue, business aviation, utility, and aeromedical missions.