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Information about SE-HPT
Last update: 12 May 2016
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Aircraft Data
S/N: 0207
Year: 2001
Last known operator:
This helicopter was constructed at Eurocopter's Donauwörth plant, east of Stuttgart in southern Germany in 2001. As it was flown to Sweden and registered SE-HPT in late December of 2001 it became the third EC 135 to be delivered to the national police. It was imported by the Swedish Eurocopter dealer Savback Helicopters. This aircraft would have been the last one according to the first order placed by the police back in June of 2000. However, an option for three helicopters was redeemed in October the same year, and in addition to the total of six helicopters a seventh EC 135 was ordered in May of 2001.

SE-HPT was assigned to the Malmö unit, but the delivery to the base at Sturup Airport was slightly delayed due to a massive fire that eradicated the base in Stockholm on February 7 2002, destroying three helicopters - two Jet Rangers and the launch EC 135 (SE-HPR). It replaced the retired Jet Ranger SE-HPH at the Police Base at Sturup Airport, near downtown Malmö.

The aircraft was later transferred to the Gothenburg base as the Malmö base was closed.

Upgraded to a P2+ (i)
SE-HPT was eventually modified from a P2 to a P2+, which gave the aircraft some extra power and an increased maximum take-off weight.

In September 2012 the National Police took the formal decision to renew its fleet and replace its six EC135s, as well as to strengthen the structure with an additional aircraft to cover for the EC135 lost in 2007 (SE-HPS).
On 14 July 2014 Bell Helicopter announced that the Swedish National Police had signed a purchase agreement for seven Bell 429 helicopters.rnThe first Bell 429 (SE-JPU) was handed over on 1 October 2015, and it made its first official flight in service with the Swedish Police Authority on 27 October. The delivery of the remaining helicopters progressed in a rapid pace.

Together with SE-HPV, SE-HPT became the last two EC135 to be sold. The two helicopters were exported to Germany in February 2016. The first EC135 (SE-HPX) had been sold to Germany a year earlier, three other EC135s were exported in late-2015. All helicopters were purchased by Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM), based at Emden Airport, which is focused in supporting the offshore windmill industry.
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