Helicopters Japan orders an additional H225

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Japan´s Coast Guard service has ordered an additional H225 to strengthen its fleet.

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With a new order, Japan Coast Guard´s fleet of H225 Super Puma Helicopters will grow to 13 units.

All aircraft are expected to be delivered by March 2021. The operator will be the largest Super Puma operator in Japan. Currently, Japan Coast Guard operates with three AS332s and five H225s. Both aircraft are from Airbus Helicopter´s Super Puma line.

Olivier Tillier, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan, said: “We are honoured by the renewed H225 order from our customer of over 25 years, as it bears testament to the quality of our long-standing partnership and our customer’s full trust in Airbus’ products and support. We are also delighted to see how our Super Puma helicopters continue to perform excellently in all the missions. With its inherent versatility and reliability, we know the H225 will continue to be a capable workhorse for the JCG’s missions. The Airbus Helicopters team in Japan remains committed in our support to ensure continued availability of the fleet”.

The Japan Coast Guard will use their H225s for security enforcement, disaster relief and territorial coastal activities missions.

The H225 is the largest aircraft in the Airbus Helicopters fleet. 19 passengers can be accommodated in the twin-turbine helicopter. Equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and electronic instruments, the H225 offers variously used characteristics. The H225 handles fast cruise speed well and features a 4-axis autopilot system.

In Japan overall, civil and parapublic customers operate a total of 21 Super Puma Helicopters. Japan´s Ministry of Defence uses the aircraft for SAR, offshore, fire-fighting, passenger and offshore missions.

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