Helicopters Japan Coast Guard orders two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has announced, that the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has ordered two additional H225 helicopters.

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The largest Super Puma Helicopter operator in Japan, the Japan Coast Guard, has signed a deal to purchase two additional H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings the total Super Puma fleet to 15 aircraft, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s.

Guillaume Leprince, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan said: “We thank the Japan Coast Guard for its continued confidence in the H225 [...] The H225 is well regarded as a reference in search-and-rescue operations and security enforcement, and we are certainly happy to see these helicopters effectively deployed in Japan through the years. We have delivered three new H225 to JCG in the recent months, within schedule, and are committed to fully supporting its existing fleet, as well as its upcoming deliveries, ensuring high availability for its operations.”

JCG will use the aircraft for territorial costal activities, disaster relief missions and security enforcement missions within Japan. With its high versatility, the Super Puma H225 is the ideal aircraft for the operator.

The H225 helicopters are covered by Airbus´ HCare Smart full-by-the-hour material support. This programme allows JCG to focus on its main flight operations, while Airbus manages a customized fleet availability programme and the assets.

Airbus Helicopter´s H225 is the latest member of the manufacturer´s Super Puma family. The twin-engine helicopter plays in the 11-ton-category and is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic instruments.

The H225 offers a renowned autopilot precision, which can be best utilized when the aircraft is flying under difficult circumstances. The H225 can operate in all weather situations and delivery outstanding endurance simultaneously. The fast cruise speed and the opportunity to fit various equipment on the aircraft makes it very multifaceted.

Regarding the fleet in Japan, Airbus wrote: "In Japan alone, a total of 28 helicopters from the Super Puma family are currently flown by civil, parapublic operators, and Japan’s Ministry of Defense for various search and rescue missions, offshore operations, VIP, fire-fighting, and passenger and goods transportation."

Source © airbus.com

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