The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is a major customer of the Airbus Dolphin Program with 98 AS366GA “MH-65” helicopters in operation and more than 1,780.000 flight hours logged since entry into service in 1984. 

Two Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopters

The MH-65 helicopter is the Short Range Recovery (SRR) Helicopter of the USCG. The United States Coast Guard operates from bases all around the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Maximizing the flexibility of the MH 65, USCG has the capability to ship-deploy the Dolphin for use on USCG Cutters. Airbus is proud to be a strategic through-life partner with USCG and is committed to helping them achieve their mission and long range objectives.   

The U.S. Coast Guard’s MH-65 is a version of AS365 N3+ multi-mission helicopter, which incorporates Airbus Helicopters’ Fenestron® tail rotor system and Starflex rotor head for high maneuverability, low noise, excellent efficiency and maximum safety.

The MH-65 excels with its capability to perform missions in the most severe climatic conditions, at high altitude or in hot weather, and its large power margin enables rooftop landings and takeoffs from urban areas in complete safety.



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