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Japan’s SUBARU BELL 412EPX Helicopter Fleet Expanding

February 8, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

(Photo: Bell Textron, Subaru Corporation)

The number of SUBARU BELL 412EPX helicopters in Japan is set to increase after both Nara Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture signed purchase agreements for two helicopters with Subaru Corporation.

The two prefectures currently utilize the BELL 412EP. The transition to the SUBARU BELL 412EPX provides an extended hover ceiling, increased load capacity, robust main rotor gearbox and dry run capability.

Scheduled for delivery in 2025, the aircraft will be configured for firefighting, rescue, emergency, and medical operations. By 2026, Japan’s SUBARU BELL 412EPX fleet in the commercial space will expand to nine aircraft.



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