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Osprey Distribution to Japan Delayed

Osprey Distribution to Japan Delayed

Recently, the US Department of Defence revealed that their plans to station a special squadron of US Air Force’s CV-22 Ospreys in Japan have been delayed. The arrival of the CV-22s was expected at the end of 2017, but the DoD is now expected to be in the Fiscal Year 2020, reports Air Forces Monthly…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-17

Leonardo expands presence of the bestselling AW139 in Japan with first VIP helicopter sale

Leonardo expands presence of the bestselling AW139 in Japan with first VIP helicopter sale

Leonardo announced today a further expansion of its already significant presence in the Japan’s helicopter market with new contracts and deliveries, bringing total orders close to 160 units and aircraft fleet to nearly 120 units to date. A private customer has signed a contract for an AgustaWestland AW139 in VIP configuration marking the entrance of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Mar-17

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Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. Stendhal H225 support contract

Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. Stendhal H225 support contract

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract extension with Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) for its H225 (previously known as EC-225 LP) fleet over the next five years, benefitting from Airbus’ new customer fleet availability service offer ‘HCare Infinite’. “We are delighted with the contract renewal by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Feb-17

Hiratagakuen takes delivery of Airbus H135 helicopter

Hiratagakuen takes delivery of Airbus H135 helicopter

Airbus has delivered a brand new H135 to Hiratagakuen. Upon delivery, the helicopter will be deployed for emergency medical service (EMS) operations for the Nara Prefecture from February onwards. It will be the first time that the H135 is used for such EMS operations in Japan. “We have been operating an earlier version of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Jan-17

Japanese Police orders two H135s

Japanese Police orders two H135s

The National Police Agency of Japan has placed an order for two H135 light-twin helicopters, making it the first in Japan to operate the Helionix-equipped helicopters, when these are delivered in 2019. The H135 will be deployed by the Wakayama Prefectural Police and the Kumamoto Prefectural Police for law enforcement missions. At the same time,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jan-17

MSDF Chief Admonished for Improper Influence

MSDF Chief Admonished for Improper Influence

The Defence Ministry had to reprimand its Maritime Self-Defence Force Chief, Adm. Tomohisa Takei, for diminishing the procurement procedure of new helicopters. A whistle-blower has reported that the MSDF’s decision to buy nine multipurpose helicopters took an improper change when Takei expressed pressure to rather purchase a large-sized MCH-101 helicopter. It was said that the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

MV-22 Ospreys in Japan continue flight operations

MV-22 Ospreys in Japan continue flight operations

MV-22 Ospreys with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force will continue flight operations today. “We have conducted a thorough, careful and exhaustive review of MV-22 aviation safety procedures and briefed Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials,” said U.S. Forces, Japan Commander Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez. “While the investigation is… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 20-Dec-16

Helipad Construction for le Jima Auxiliary Airfield

Helipad Construction for le Jima Auxiliary Airfield

le Jima Auxiliary Airfield tendered land in 2013 for four quadrilateral helipads, as well as two unpaved helipads. Construction on the project began in August this year. As reported by Ryukyu Shimpo, the construction plans were laid out in the 2015 U.S Marine Corps Aviation Plan. The U.S Military hopes to have the project completed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-16

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HNZ Group announces joint venture in Australia to support INPEX contract

HNZ Group announces joint venture in Australia to support INPEX contract

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) to provide offshore helicopter transportation services for the INPEX-led Ichthys LNG Project. INPEX is Japan’s largest oil and gas exploration and production company, and… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 06-Dec-16

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Register Update – Japan – October 2016

Register Update – Japan – October 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Japan – September 2016

Register Update – Japan – September 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Japan – July 2016

Register Update – Japan – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Nishi Nippon Airlines takes delivery of H125

Nishi Nippon Airlines takes delivery of H125

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered a brand-new H125 to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. This Ecureuil family aircraft will be used for various services the company offers, including power line patrols, aerial photography, survey and cargo transportation. The company currently operates a total of five AS350Bs / AS350BAs, and one AS365N2. “We are pleased to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters Japan, 16-Nov-16

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Kobe-based Hiratagakuen signs contract for two H145s

Kobe-based Hiratagakuen signs contract for two H145s

Airbus Helicopters Japan has signed a contract with Hiratagakuen for two H145//BK117D-2s as a sales agent in Japan for Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the helicopter. A signing ceremony was held today at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016, in the presence of Mitsuhiro Hirata, Vice President, Aviation Operation Division of Hiratagakuen and Guillaume Leprince, Head… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Oct-16

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JMSDF signs Performance-based Logistics contract

JMSDF signs Performance-based Logistics contract

Airbus Helicopters Japan has signed a contract with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) for Performance-based Logistics (PBL) benefiting from Airbus Helicopters’ new customer fleet availability service offer called HCare. The PBL is a contract method that involves payment of compensation according to the level of equipment performance achieved in terms of availability ratio and stable… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-16

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Toho Air Service takes delivery of H125

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered a brand-new H125 to Toho Air Service Co., Ltd. It is the 10th H125 delivered to the Japanese customer and this Ecureuil family aircraft will be used for various services, including passenger and cargo transport. Toho Air Service is the very first customer of Airbus Helicopters in Japan, currently operating… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Oct-16

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Yuhi Airlines Signs for Bell 505

Yuhi Airlines Signs for Bell 505

“We are pleased to sign for the Bell 505 and look forward to integrating the aircraft into our operations,” said Mr. Toma. “Yuhi Airlines provides world class air transportation services throughout Japan, and the Bell 505 will provide customers with efficient transportation and high levels of visibility to enjoy the views.” Yuhi Airlines was founded… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Oct-16

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Bell lauches Customer Advatage Plan in Japan

Bell lauches Customer Advatage Plan in Japan

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the first customer for its Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) support solution in Japan. SECO International signed a letter of intent (LOI) for CAP coverage of their two future Bell 505’s while at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition. Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans provide customers with comprehensive… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Oct-16

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Fukuoka City places order for AS365N3+

Fukuoka City places order for AS365N3+

Airbus Helicopters Japan has signed a contract for one AS365N3+ with the Fukuoka City. The twin-engine Dauphin family aircraft will replace the currently operated AS365N2. The delivery is scheduled in spring 2018. The Fukuoka City Fire Department currently operates a fleet of one AS365N2 and one AS365N3+ for firefighting missions. Fukuoka City first introduced the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Oct-16

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Mikikanko places order for H125

Mikikanko places order for H125

Airbus Helicopters Japan has signed a contract for one H125 with Mikikanko Co., ltd. This is a milestone deal, with the company purchasing a helicopter for the very first time. The real estate company will use the proven Ecureuil family aircraft mainly for its existing and new businesses. The delivery is scheduled in 2017. A… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters Japan, 14-Oct-16

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Leonardo gets more orders for AgustaWestland helicopters

Leonardo gets more orders for AgustaWestland helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica shows continued strength in all civil helicopter markets. The company announced today the signing of a contract with Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland for an AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The signing was performed during an official ceremony held at Helitech, Amsterdam. This aircraft is scheduled to enter service in spring 2017 and… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Oct-16

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Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service in Japan with Aomori Prefecture

Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service in Japan with Aomori Prefecture

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is proud to formally announce that the first Bell 412EPI in Japan delivered first quarter 2016 to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency has entered into service. Aomori Prefecture was also the first customer to receive a Bell 412EP in Japan at the start of its… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Oct-16

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Bell Displays at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016

Bell Displays at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its participation at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 (JA2016) held October 12 through October 15 at Tokyo Big Sight. Leadership from Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation and Textron Systems will be available in booth #W3-018 to discuss their innovative product lines, customizable aircraft offerings, as… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 11-Oct-16

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Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2. Conference participants represented Great Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. HOSTAC is an… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Sep-16

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Tohoku Air Service becomes first H135 operator in Japan

Tohoku Air Service becomes first H135 operator in Japan

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has handed over a brand-new H135 to Tohoku Air Service (TAS). The H135 (formerly known as EC135 P3) is the latest version of the EC135 family of helicopters and TAS will be the first operator to introduce this variant in Japan. Currently, TAS is operating two EC135 P2+s, which are used… Read more »

Source: Airbus Japan, 22-Aug-16

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Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,561,182 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-12-C-0033) for the procurement of one MV-22 TiltrotorContainerized Flight Training Device for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia (90 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (8… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Four MV-22 Ospreys to be built for Japan

Four MV-22 Ospreys to be built for Japan

The following statement from the US Dept of Defense yesterday indicates that four MV-22 Ospreys are to be built for Japan, with the wording carefully crafted due to the way that the Far Eastern country had regarded their defence operations since 1954 – for example, they use “Air Self-Defence Force” in place of “Air Force”… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-16

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Leonardo celebrates delivery of 50th AW139 to Japan

Leonardo celebrates delivery of 50th AW139 to Japan

Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace of Japan are celebrating at Farnborough Air Show 2016 today the imminent delivery of the 50th AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter to Japan. The strength of the Leonardo Mitsui Bussan Aerospace partnership and market leading capabilities of the AW139 has seen the aircraft dominate markets that have traditionally been occupied… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Jul-16

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police orders two AW109 Trekkers

Tokyo Metropolitan Police orders two AW109 Trekkers

Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s range of helicopters show continued success in the Japanese market with the selection of two brand new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekkers for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police law-enforcement fleet. The two helicopters are scheduled to be delivered in 2017, making this customer the first Asian law enforcement operator of the type. Civil certification of the AW109… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Jun-16

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Kagoshima International Aviation orders another GrandNew

Kagoshima International Aviation orders another GrandNew

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today with its distributor Kaigai Corporation of Japan that Kagoshima International Aviation has placed an order for a second AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter to perform emergency medical service (EMS) missions in Kagoshima Prefecture. The aircraft is expected to enter service in the autumn of 2016. This latest purchase is part of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 20-Jun-16

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Bell 505 shown for first time in Japan

Bell 505 shown for first time in Japan

Bell unveiled a mockup of their 505 JetRanger X at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. This is the first time the Bell 505 has been on display in Japan and marks the beginning of a four-month demonstration tour across the region, including various customer sites and events in Japan, the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jun-16

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Vector Aerospace to overhaul another AS355 for Aero Asahi

Vector Aerospace to overhaul another AS355 for Aero Asahi

Vector Aerospace has secured a contract from Aero Asahi to perform an Airbus Helicopters AS355 F2 12-year major inspection, including wiring, refurbishment and exterior paint. This will be the latest of several AS355 refurbishments that Vector has performed for Aero Asahi over the past two years. “We are pleased to be selected by Aero Asahi… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 01-Jun-16

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Register Update – Japan – April 2016

Register Update – Japan – April 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

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Japan certifies Able Aerospace Services as an Approved Maintenance Organization

Japan certifies Able Aerospace Services as an Approved Maintenance Organization

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has earned certification by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) as an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO). The recognition expands Able’s broad certification platform that includes airworthiness recognition from across the globe. The JCAB-AMO certification, which is issued by Japan’s Minister… Read more »

Source: Able, 26-Apr-16

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Japan – TKK order Frasca EC135 Flight Training Device

Japan – TKK order Frasca EC135 Flight Training Device

Frasca International, Inc. has received and order for a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the EC135 helicopter from TKK, Tokyo Aircraft Instrument Co., Ltd. The FTD will feature a three channel flat screen visual system, single pilot instrumentation and controls, Garmin GPS and Electric Control Loading. TKK is a repeat customer of Frasca’s… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 20-Apr-16

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Kawasaki delivers first two EC145s to Japanese National Police

Kawasaki delivers first two EC145s to Japanese National Police

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has announced that it has delivered two EC145 helicopters to the National Police Agency in its native Japan. These will be the first EC145s to be used by the National Police Agency, and are replacements of existing helicopters deployed by the Police in the prefectures of Kanagawa and Chiba. The EC145 is,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-16

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Japan Coast Guard orders additional H225

Japan Coast Guard orders additional H225

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of an additional H225. JCG, which already operates five H225s, has ordered this additional aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018. This H225 will be equipped with the most… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Mar-16

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Register Update – Japan – February 2016

Register Update – Japan – February 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-16

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Register Update – Japan – January 2016

Register Update – Japan – January 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-16

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Shizuoka Air Commuter orders a second GrandNew

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders a second GrandNew

The helicopter division of Finmeccanica has reported that Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation has ordered a GrandNew helicopter in air ambulance configuration for use in the Niigata Prefecture.  THe aircraft will fly as part of the national helicopter air ambulance programme “Doctor Heli” which covers all Japanese prefectures through a series of different operator. The company… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-16

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Aichi Prefecture signs for Bell 412EPI

Aichi Prefecture signs for Bell 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Aichi Prefecture for a Bell 412EPI configured for parapublic operations and used specifically for firefighting missions and disaster relief. “The selection of the Bell 412EPI will enhance Aichi’s capability and help ensure the safety and security of citizens throughout the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-16

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Register Update – Japan – December 2015

Register Update – Japan – December 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jan-16

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force receives last two of 15 H135s

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force receives last two of 15 H135s

Airbus Helicopters has successfully handed over the 14th and 15th H135 training helicopters to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). This marks the delivery completion of 15 H135s over the last six years. Designated as TH-135 by JMSDF, the 13 units delivered prior have been in operation since 2011. The TH-135 is a variant of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-15

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The era of drones in Japan – and the Challenges

The era of drones in Japan – and the Challenges

Japan has always been at the front position of new technologies, and the commercial production of drones could be a multibillion yen industry. See Full Story

Source: Robotics Tomorrow, 15-Oct-15

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Japanese Super Pumas drop two loads in a week

Japanese Super Pumas drop two loads in a week

HeliHub.com maintains a detailed record of accidents and incidents, and trust that by making this information easily available. In a coincidence, two different Japanese operators managed to drop underslung loads from Super Puma helicopters within a week of each other.  Neither incident resulted in any injuries to persons, or damage to aircraft Here are the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-15

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08-Oct-15 JA9660 Airbus AS332L Takahama Cho, Japan

Took off from a temporary helipad in Takahama Cho, Fukui Prefecture, Japan at 10:12 Japan Standard Time. During carrying loads externally, wooden frame, about 1.3 m by 0.5 m, was dropped unintentionally at an altitude about 170 m. The frame was found in a car park. No one was injured. The helicopter sustained no damage.

08-Oct-15

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02-Oct-15 JA9678 Airbus AS332L1 Itoigawa, Japan

Took off from a temporary helipad about 11:00 Japan Standard Time to carry liquid concrete in the externally slung bucket with a cargo hook. After unloaded the liquid concrete, the pilot mistakenly operated the cargo hook release switch and the empty bucket, the weight of which was about 210 kg, was dropped unintentionally at an… Read more »

02-Oct-15

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Bell congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese UH-X Contract Award

Bell congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese UH-X Contract Award

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced long-term partner Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) was awarded a contract for 150 multi-purpose helicopters to replace Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF) current fleet of UH-1J aircraft. The new UH-X aircraft, based on the Bell 412EPI, will be used for island defense and disaster relief efforts with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Sep-15

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New commander at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

New commander at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

Brigadier Gen. Russell A. Sanborn assumed command of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force from Maj. Gen. Steven R. Rudder at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, July 30, 2015. Sanborn commissioned into the Marine Corps in May 1986 after graduating from the University of Florida. His previous assignment was director of… Read more »

Source: USMC, 04-Aug-15

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Fuji and Bell to joint develop new Japanese helicopter

Fuji and Bell to joint develop new Japanese helicopter

Japan has awarded Fuji Heavy Industries and Textron Inc’s Bell Helicopters a $3.02 billion deal to build a fleet of military transport aircraft that would also be sold overseas. See full story

Source: The Economic Times, 21-Jul-15

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Aero Asahi and Chiba Hokusoh Hospital mark 10,000th MD Explorer EMS mission

Aero Asahi and Chiba Hokusoh Hospital mark 10,000th MD Explorer EMS mission

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and authorized MDHI Sales Agent AeroPartners, Inc. join in congratulating Aero-Asahi corporation (AAC), the largest helicopter operator in Japan, and Chiba Hokusoh Hospitalfor the achievement of 10,000 EMS missions flown exclusively by the MD 902. Aero-Asahi is an authorized MDHI Service Center and operates nine (9) MD 900/902 Explorers, with six (6)… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

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Bell-Boeing awarded $332M contract for five MV-22s for Japan

Bell-Boeing awarded $332M contract for five MV-22s for Japan

Bell Boeing, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron [NYSE: TXT] company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], was awarded a U.S. Navy contract today for five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to be delivered to Japan, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program. The contract for… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Jul-15

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Register Update – Japan – May 2015

Register Update – Japan – May 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jun-15

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Register Update – Japan – April 2015

Register Update – Japan – April 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-May-15

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Bell announces first 412EPI sale into Japan

Bell announces first 412EPI sale into Japan

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Japan to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency. “The Bell 412 is known around the world for its rugged reliability to perform the toughest of missions, and the new EPI offers improved performance with a state-of-the-art integrated avionics suite… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-May-15

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CV-22 Osprey Squadron Headed for Japan

CV-22 Osprey Squadron Headed for Japan

The Department of Defense announced plans to station a special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan, according to a DoD news release issued today. The first three aircraft will arrive in the second half of 2017 with an additional seven aircraft scheduled to arrive by 2021, the release said. The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-May-15

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Japan seeks to buy 17 V-22 Ospreys

Japan seeks to buy 17 V-22 Ospreys

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for V-22B Block C Osprey aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Japan… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 05-May-15

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Register Update – Japan – March 2015

Register Update – Japan – March 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-15

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Oita Prefecture Disaster Air Corps issues tender for new helicopter

Oita Prefecture Disaster Air Corps issues tender for new helicopter

The Government in the Oita Preferecture in Japan has issued a tender for a “fire disaster prevention helicopter”. Specifications include the need for the helicopter to fit into its current hangar without altering that – or folding the helicopter’s blades. Local reports indicate that would rule out both the Bell 412 and AgustaWestland AW139, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-15

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06-Apr-15 31249 Hughes OH-6D Okada, Japan

Substantially damaged in force landing in an open field

06-Apr-15

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MSDF commissions its biggest helicopter carrier yet

MSDF commissions its biggest helicopter carrier yet

The Maritime Self-Defense Force commissioned its largest-ever helicopter carrier Wednesday in Yokohama as officials denied that the massive vessel could be used as a conventional aircraft carrier or represents a prototype for one in the future. See Full Story

Source: The Japan Times, 30-Mar-15

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Register Update – Japan – February 2015

Register Update – Japan – February 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-15

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Bell opens new office in Tokyo

Bell opens new office in Tokyo

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), today announced the official opening of its new Bell Helicopter Co., Ltd. office in Tokyo.  Located in Ebisu Garden Place Tower, the new office is within walking distance of the headquarters of long-standing business partner, Fuji Heavy Industries. In celebration of the company’s rich history in the market and commitment… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Mar-15

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Bell delivers 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines

Bell delivers 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced the delivery of a Bell 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. The sale and delivery are the first conducted through Bell Helicopter’s new office in Tokyo. A delivery ceremony was held at the customer’s facility near the Fukuoka airport yesterday. “We honor our long-standing relationship… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Mar-15

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Japan certifies Onboard Systems AS350 (H125) Cargo Hook Swing Retrofit Kit

Japan certifies Onboard Systems AS350 (H125) Cargo Hook Swing Retrofit Kit

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook swing retrofit kit for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 (H125) aircraft (P/N 200-286-02) has been certified for use in Japan by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). “Onboard’s swing retrofit kit enables operators to upgrade their factory-installed… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 17-Mar-15

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SECO International in Japan orders ten Bell 505s

SECO International in Japan orders ten Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that SECO International in Japan, has entered into a letter of intent to order 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters. The announcement was made as part of a formal signing ceremony at Bell Helicopter’s booth during the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Mar-15

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12-Mar-15 Boeing V-22 Futenma, Japan

Aluminum part about 20.3 centimeters long and 7.6 centimeters wide, weighing about 164 grams, fell from aircraft in flight.  US military reportedly took four days to advise local Japanese authorities

12-Mar-15

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06-Mar-15 JA6741 Airbus AS332L1 Kihokucho, Japan (2F)

Helicopter was engaged in low level powerline work, hit powerline and crashed killing both on board.  Post crash fire.

06-Mar-15

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Enstrom delivers last of 30 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

Enstrom delivers last of 30 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that the final 4 Enstrom 480B turbine training helicopters were accepted by the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. The aircraft were delivered by Aero Facility Co Ltd, Enstrom’s authorized sales representative in Japan. The 480B was originally selected by the JGSDF in 2010 to replace their fleet of… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 04-Mar-15

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Shizuoka Air Commuter orders Grandnew EMS Toyama Prefecture

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders Grandnew EMS Toyama Prefecture

AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation of Japan announced today that Shizuoka Air Commuter has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions for Toyama Prefecture. The aircraft is expected to enter service in summer 2015. This latest purchase is part of the Doctor Heli system programme which is intended… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Sign Basic Ordering Agreement for AW139 Support and Training

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Sign Basic Ordering Agreement for AW139 Support and Training

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace announced today the signing of a three-year Basic Ordering Agreement for the purchase of spare parts, ground support equipment, tools, technical assistance, training and additional services, dedicated to the AW139s operated by commercial customers and government agencies in Japan. The agreement between AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, official distributor for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Aero Asahi Super Puma Gets Swift On-Site Retrofit From Heli-One

Aero Asahi Super Puma Gets Swift On-Site Retrofit From Heli-One

Japan’s national leader in aircraft charter has quickly given new life to its largest-capacity helicopter with upgrades performed promptly, safely and on site by Heli-One. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group (NYSE:HELI). Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC) chose Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Mar-15

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Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered an EC225 LP to the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), which was acquired as replacement for an aircraft that was destroyed during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This is the last of three EC225s ordered by JCG in July 2011; the earlier two having been delivered last year. With the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Mar-15

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S-76D enters service with Japan Coast Guard SAR

S-76D enters service with Japan Coast Guard SAR

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the S-76D™ helicopter has entered into search and rescue (SAR) operations with the Japan Coast Guard. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Sikorsky executives recently attended a ceremony with representatives from Mitsubishi Corporation and the Japan Coast Guard in which the aircraft entered into… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Mar-15

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17-Feb-15 32634 Kawasaki OH-1 Shirahama, Japan

Ditched into the sea after engine problem.  2 POB rescued safely

17-Feb-15

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