The Japan Coast Guard has ordered yet another Airbus Helicopters H225 Super Puma. It will be added in 2018 to the fleet of five rotary craft of the same type, a statement of Airbus Helicopters reads.
The new JCG H225 will be mainly used for search and rescue plus security missions, and will get the mission equipment to perform these tasks. Secondary, it may be tasked with guard and surveillance duties, and will fly disaster respond missions.
Twenty-four Super Pumas
When flying just passengers, the H225 can accommodate 19 people plus crew. More than 180 H225s are operating in 22 countries and have logged nearly 500,000 hours of flight time, according to Airbus Helicopters. Twenty-four of those Super Pumas fly with Japanese authorities and parapublic operators.
© 2016 Airheadsfly.com editor Marcel Burger
Featured image: The Airbus Helicopters H225 Super Puma of the Japan Coast Guard (Image © Japan Coast Guard)