The Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Japan’s largest Super
Puma operator, has placed a new order for two H225 helicopters.
The order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising of two
AS332s and 13 H225s.
The 11-ton-category, twin-engine H225 is the
latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family.
The new helicopters will be utilised for
territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as
disaster relief missions in Japan.
“We thank the Japan Coast Guard for its continued
confidence in the H225,” said Guillaume Leprince, Managing
Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan. “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.”
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.
Japan Coast Guard,