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Japan Coast Guard adding two more SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters

June 13, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

Subaru Corporation has signed a contract for two additional SUBARU BELL 412 EPX helicopters with the Japan Coast Guard.

These SUBARU BELL 412EPX helicopters will support the Japanese Coast Guard’s maritime security, search and rescue operations, maritime disaster relief efforts, and cargo transport needs. With these additions, Japan Coast Guard’s fleet of SUBARU BELL 412EPX helicopters has grown to six aircraft.

The Japan Coast Guard has operated more than 40 Bell 212 and 412 helicopters for over five decades. Bell points to the 412EPX’s extended hover ceiling, increased payload capacity, robust main rotor gearbox and dry run capability. The SUBARU BELL 412EPX also features, explains Bell, state-of-the-art integrated avionics with large and intuitive displays that greatly reduce a pilot’s workload.



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