Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of an additional H225.
JCG, which already operates five H225s, has ordered this additional aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
This H225 will be equipped with the most advanced search and rescue mission systems and operated in security enforcement, territorial sea guard duties as well as disaster relief missions.
“We feel honoured to have signed this contract with Japan Coast Guard for their sixth H225 and are grateful for our customer’s renewed trust in the aircraft”, said Stéphane Ginoux, President of Airbus Helicopters in Japan.
The H225 is an 11-ton-category twin-turbine rotorcraft which accommodates up to 19 passengers. Equipped with electronic instruments and autopilot, the H225 can be fitted with various equipment to suit any role and purpose.