Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, the Japan Coast
Guard (JCG), has acquired an additional Airbus H225.
With the new
helicopter, JCG’s Super Puma fleet will include two AS332s and 11
H225s, for security enforcement, territorial coastal activities,
and disaster relief missions in Japan.
“We are delighted at how our Super Puma
helicopters have continued to remain relevant and responsive to
the Coast Guard’s operational needs,” said Guillaume Leprince, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan.
“The fact that JCG’s latest H225 participated in a series of
rescue missions immediately upon delivery and rescued 23 people,
speaks volumes of our aircraft’s mission-ready performance and
availability. This follow-on order also re-affirms the confidence
that JCG has in our helicopters. We are certain that the expanded
fleet will continue to meet JCG’s exacting requirements. Airbus
remains committed to ensuring the fleet’s high availability for
The 11-ton-category, twin-turbine H225 is the
latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family. It is well
regarded as a reference in search and rescue operations and relied
on by organisations globally including the Spanish Guard, the
Argentine Coast Guard, and South Korea’s National 119 Rescue
In Japan alone, a total of 25 helicopters from
the Super Puma family are currently flown by civil, parapublic
operators, and Japan’s Ministry of Defense for various search and
rescue missions, offshore operations, VIP, fire-fighting, and
passenger and goods transportation.