Eurocopter Japan has received an order from the Japan Ministry of Defense for a passenger-configured EC225. The helicopter will replace another EC225 that was submerged during earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The Japan MoD fleet includes another pair of EC225s, which have assisted with disaster relief efforts.
Eurocopter Japan President & CEO Stephane Ginoux notes that several public operators have bolstered their helicopter fleets in the past year, including the Japan Coast Guard and Tokyo Fire Department.
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