One of the Japan’s major helicopter operator, Nakanihon Air ordered one H215 heavy helicopter to strengthen its efficiency and aerial capabilities.

President of Nakanihon Air, Taku Shibata said, “We are looking forward to receiving Airbus’ mission proven H215 to support our wide-ranging activities in Japan.” Shibata further added, “We believe the H215 offers the enhanced precision and stability we require, which will not only boost mission readiness but will also build up our fleet capabilities. We are happy to further this partnership with the Airbus Helicopters team in Japan that understands our needs and has supported our operations for many years.”

Currently Nakanihon Air operates 45 Airbus helicopters and specialises in activities covering emergency medical services, electronic news gathering, and also passenger and freight transport in Japan. An Airbus-approved maintenance centre is also run by the air services company for H135 helicopters, whereas major inspections of the current Super Puma fleet of the operator are carried out at the Kobe maintenance facility of the manufacturer.

Managing Director of Airbus Helicopter in Japan, Guillaume Leprince said, “We are pleased to support Nakanihon Air’s growing business. We thank our customer for their continued confidence in our long-lasting relationship as demonstrated by this first H215 order.” Leprince further added, “Thanks to a 4-axis dual duplex digital autopilot system in an intuitive glass cockpit, the H215 provides enhanced mission efficiency and safety while simplifying crew workload. We are confident that it will be an asset to Nakanihon Air, offering the excellent performance they expect.”

Member of the Super Puma helicopter family, the twin-engine, heavy-lift H215, is known for its performance, high availability rate and competitive operating cost. The rotorcraft is fitted with state-of-the-art technology and consists of two models — one suited for multirole operations and the other for aerial work and utilities.

Currently, 28 super helicopters of the Super Puma family are flown by civil operators, parapublic operators and the Ministry of Defence in Japan, for numerous coast-guards operations, rescue missions, fire-fighting and also for Private and Business Aviation and commercial air transport missions.

Airbus is a world pioneer in aeronautics, space and related services. It generated revenues of 70 billion euros in 2019 and employed 135,000 people. Airbus provides the broadest range of passenger airliners. In helicopters, most efficient civil and military rotocraft solutions are provided by Airbus.

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