The Japan Coast Guard has placed a new order for two Airbus H225 helicopters, bringing its total Super Puma fleet to 15.
The new aircraft will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan.
Managing director of Airbus Helicopters, Guillaume Leprince, 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.”
The 11-tonne-category, twin-engine H225 is the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family.
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.