The order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15 helicopters, comprising of two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be used for security enforcement and disaster relief missions.
Guillaume Deprince, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan, said: “We thank the Japan Coast Guard for its continued confidence in the H225. It is well regarded as a reference in search-and-rescue operations and security enforcement, and we are certainly happy to see these helicopters effectively deployed in Japan through the years.
“We have delivered three new H225 to JCG in the recent months, within schedule, and are committed to fully supporting its existing fleet, as well as its upcoming deliveries, ensuring high availability for its operations.”
In Japan, a total of 28 helicopters from the Super Puma family are currently used by civil and public operators for rescue missions, offshore operations and firefighting.