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The H225 helicopter is known for its speed, range, and payload in the 11-ton-category twin-turbine rotorcraft. It is the newest member of Airbus’ Super Puma family.

Airbus Helicopters has recently secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), bringing JCG’s H225 fleet to 10 units. The new H225 will join the rest of the fleet in security enforcement, territorial coastal activities, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan.

Japan’s Coast Guard currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the customer’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, becoming the largest Super Puma operator in Japan.

The 11-ton-category twin-turbine H225 is the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family which accommodates up to 19 passengers. Equipped with state-of-the-art electronic instruments and the renowned 4-axis autopilot system, the H225 offers outstanding endurance and fast cruise speed and can be fitted with various equipment to suit any role.

21 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, reports rotorandwing.com.

Airbus said regarding the renewed H225 order that the aircraft has an inherent versatility, and that it will continue to be a capable workhorse for the JCG’s missions, according to defenseworld.net..