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The Japanese Coast Guard orders two more Airbus H225 helicopters

The Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) will add two new H225s to its helicopter fleet, expanding the Super Puma fleet to 17 aircraft (two AS332s and 15 H225s). It is the main operator of the Super Puma in Japan, which received its 10th H225 last February. The new helicopters will be added to the tasks of coastal surveillance, supporting the security forces and emergency management.

The Japanese Coast Guard received its first Super Puma 30 years ago as a result of maintaining its commitment to its successor, the H225, which currently holds the leadership position as a search and rescue (SAR) or security device to its high availability.

The Airbus helicopter fleet in service with the Coast Guard is supported by the HCare Smart program, a customized solution that ensures aircraft are always available and the user can concentrate on their operations.

The H225 falls into the twin-engine 11-ton category, accumulates more than 5.7 million flight hours in all kinds of weather conditions, and adapts to various missions for which it can be given specific equipment.

In Japan, nearly 30 Super Puma aircraft are in service with various operators, including the Ministry of Defense and other public agencies dedicated to search and rescue, VIP transportation, fire fighting, and the transportation of people or cargo. (Jos M Navarro Garca)

Photo: H225 for the Japanese Coast Guard (Airbus Helicopters Japan)

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