Airbus Helicopters has won a contract to deliver three additional H225s to Japan Coast guard.
With the new order, the JCG will have a total of nine helicopters by February 2020. Under the agreement, the three H225 helicopters will be used for security enforcement, Japanese territorial coastal activities, as well as disaster relief missions, Airbus Helicopters said in a statement Wednesday.
Olivier Tillier, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan said, “The H225 is the perfect choice for JCG’s missions including search and rescue, and coastal and islands protection. The Airbus Helicopters team in Japan will continue to render our utmost support to guarantee the continued availability of our customer’s H225 fleet.”
Currently operating eight helicopters from the Super Puma family, the JCG first introduced Airbus Helicopters’ AS332 L1 into its fleet in 1992, and subsequently welcomed its first H225 in 2008. With this latest order, the JCG’s Super Puma fleet will eventually grow to eleven units by 2020.
The H225, the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family, is an 11-ton-category twin-turbine rotorcraft which accommodates up to 19 passengers.