The Thai air force has taken delivery of four Airbus Helicopters EC725 rotorcraft, with another two to be delivered in 2016.

The EC725 will perform missions such as search and rescue and troop transport, says Airbus Helicopters in a statement.

The aircraft stem from an original order placed in 2012.


Airbus Helicopters

“With Thailand’s investment in the modernization of its aircraft inventory, the EC725s will become a formidable asset in the Royal Thai Air Force’s helicopter fleet,” said Fabrice Rochereau, Airbus Helicopters’ vice president of sales and customer relations in Asia-Pacific.

The 11-ton EC725 has seating for up to 28 passengers.