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Information about SE-HPZ
Last update: 26 Feb 2016
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Aircraft Data
S/N: 0282
Year: 2003
Last known operator:
This aircraft was assembled at the Eurocopter Deutschland plant at Donauwörth, east of Stuttgart in southern Germany in mid-2003. It was delivered to Sweden on 17 August of 2003 – signaling the end of the delivery process of seven EC 135s to the Swedish national police (all imported by the Swedish Eurocopter agent Savback Helicopters).

The helicopter was in fact initially never meant to end up in Sweden. The national police originally ordered seven brand new EC 135 helicopters. The first one (SE-HPR) was delivered in August of 2001, followed by number two and three (SE-HPS & -HPT) in November the same year. However, on 7th February 2002 an immense fire broke out at the base in Stockholm. The launch EC 135 was destroyed together with two Jet Rangers (SE-HIM & -HPH).
The whole organization was stalled for a moment, but it soon raised from the ashes. An eighth EC 135 was ordered and that one proved to be this helicopter, SE-HPZ.

The aircraft was stationed at the base in Gothenburg together with SE-HPT.

Upgraded to a P2+ (i)
SE-HPZ 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.
The 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-HPY, SE-HPZ became the third and fourth EC135 to be sold. The two helicopters were exported to Germany from Gothenburg in mid December 2015, and they were officially cancelled from the Swedish register on 23 December. The first EC135 (SE-HPX) had been sold to Germany earlier the same year (Feb 2015) and SE-HPU was exported earlier in December. The 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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