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Information about 10411
Last update: 25 Aug 2015
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Aircraft Data
Reg: 10411
S/N: 2410
Year: 1994
Last known operator:
This aircraft was constructed at Eurocopters's helicopter plant in Marignane, France, in late-1994. The helicopter was the first of two supplementary helicopters that were ordered by the Air Force after the ten newly delivered Super Pumas were found insufficient to cover the military need for rescue helicopters. These last two machines were a side option in the original deal with Aérospatiale for the first ten Super Pumas. As the option was commenced Aérospatiale had become a part of the joint Eurocopter group, which now was in charge of the manufacturing. The two new helicopters were finalized at the factory prior to the delivery. This aircraft was given number "88".

The helicopter type, which was designated HKP 10 in Sweden, served as a military search and rescue aircraft and operated parallel to BO105s and Bell 204s, but outlived them both.

1998 saw the birth of a new joint helicopter force – the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing. The unit merged the helicopter operations from all the three military branches (Air Force, Army, and Navy) together. The new organisation had no impact on the HKP 10s other than providing them with a slightly wider range of tasks.

H-88 is one of nine remaining Super Pumas in the fleet. Three sister ships (10403, 10406 and 10408) were modified for foreign peacekeeping operations by HeliOne in Norway between 2007 and 2008. These were designated “B” models. Two other helicopters (10402 and 10407) were modified to national medical evacuation trainers (“B-light”) by HeliOne in 2009. These were designated “D” models. The four remaining helicopters (10405, 10410, 10411 and 10412) are designated “A” models.

The scheduled civil search and rescue and military rescue alert of the Swedish Armed Forces was gradually terminated between 2002-2010. The rescue operations were inherited by the Swedish Maritime Administration. The Super Pumas were still used for crew training and various utility works.

The HKP 10 (A, B and D) is in the process of being decommissioned from its duty in the Swedish Armed Forces, and the nine Super Pumas have been grounded one by one. A total of four helicopters were still operating in mid 2014, and by March 2015 only two remained in service. Both remaining helicopters were HKP 10Ds (10402 and 10407), and the last one of them is expected to operate no longer than December 2015.

The type was operated out of the F21 Kallax Air Base in Luleå the last year. They were primarily used to train some of the new pilots that were intended for the HKP14 (NH90).

The Armed Forces considered to sell six of its Super Pumas, namely 10402 (D), 10405 (A), 10407 (D), 10410 (A), 10411 (A) and 10412 (A). The average flight time accumulated by these airframes were about 6450 hours each. The three B models were not intended to be sold. 10406 (B) was handed over to the Aeroseum Aviation Museum in Gothenburg in February 2015. 10403 (B) was donated to the Armed Forces' technical school in Halmstad in August 2015.
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