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Japan Coast Guard adds three H225s

April 17, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

The H225 is a 11-ton-category twin-engine rotorcraft. (Photo: Airbus)

Japan Coast Guard (JCG) placed an additional order for three H225 helicopters, taking its total H225 fleet up to 18. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received three H225s in December 2023 and one in February 2024.

Airbus explains the new helicopters will support territorial coastal activities, maritime law enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the country.

“We believe the H225 is the perfect choice for JCG’s critical missions for law enforcement, as well as coastal and island protection, given its versatility in all weather conditions,” said Jean-Luc Alfonsi, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan.

The H225 is the latest addition to the Super Puma family and holds what Airbus describes as the industry’s best range, speed, payload and reliability in the 11-ton-category twin-engine rotorcraft. Twenty-four H225s are currently flown in Japan by Japan’s Ministry of Defence or parapublic operators.



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