- Emergency Medical Service
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Search and Rescue
With aid from the German Government, the Albanian Defense Ministry and
Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH have recently signed a contract for the delivery of
12 modernized BO105 helicopters. The 10 million euro contract will be spread
over a period of 3 years.
The helicopters are a gift from the German Government to the Albanian
Government. They will be modernized in the Donauworth plant and be converted
into the BO105 E 4 version, whose performances are close to those of the civil
Eurocopter Deutschland is tasked with integrating the optional equipment for the
missions, including emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR),
and VIP transport. Eurocopter Deutschland is also responsible for pilot
The acquisition of the 12 BO105 E-4 helicopters is part of Albania's ongoing
drive to modernize its armed forces and satisfy the conditions for NATO
The helicopters will also be operated by the Interior Ministry and the Health
Ministry to help out in humanitarian operations and to ferry aid to populations
off the beaten track in the mountains.
The first deliveries will be made in the last three months of 2006. The
conversion of other BO105M VBH helicopters from the German Armed Forces is also
under consideration with a view to future sales.
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