Photo courtesy of the Japan Coast Guard
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has ordered an Airbus Helicopters H225. This brings the service's H225 fleet to 10 units and its total Super Puma fleet to 13 by March 2021. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s from the Airbus Super Puma fleet.
The new H225 will join the rest of the fleet in security enforcement, territorial coastal activities, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan. The 11-ton category twin-turbine H225 is the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family that accommodates up to 19 passengers. Equipped with the latest electronic instruments, including a four-axis autopilot system, the H225 offers endurance and fast cruise speed. It can be fitted with various equipment to suit any role.
Twenty-one helicopters from the Super Puma family are flown in Japan by civil parapublic operators and Japan’s Ministry of Defense for various search and rescue missions, offshore operations, VIP, firefighting and passenger and goods transportation.