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Oceania Aviation acquires two AS332Ls

Oceania Aviation acquires two AS332Ls

New Zealand based Oceania Aviation have recently imported a pair of AS332L Super Pumas, with a short YouTube video showing them being craned off a couple of trucks and put into their Ardmore Airport hangar. The helicopters have been acquired from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, where they had been used as VVIP aircraft from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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

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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

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

Substantially damaged in force landing in an open field

06-Apr-15

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

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

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

17-Feb-15

Helicopter Specialties delivers two Enstrom 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force

Helicopter Specialties delivers two Enstrom 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force

Helicopter Specialties, Inc. (HSI) of Janesville, Wis., in partnership with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Mich., has delivered two Enstrom 480B training helicopters to Aero Facility Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan. The aircraft are destined for the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and are part of a total order of 28 helicopters to be equipped… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Specialties, 10-Jul-13

RSG completes advanced mission package for Fukui Police EC135

RSG completes advanced mission package for Fukui Police EC135

RSG has successfully completed the design, manufacture and integration of advanced mission equipment package for the Fukui prefecture Police Department’s newly acquired EC-135 helicopter. The modular mission equipment design included dual, multi-spectral, electro-optical systems, a microwave digital data link system, stabilized high intensity search light system, and high powered external PA equipment. The Fukui PD… Read more »

Source: RSG AeroDesign, 14-Feb-13

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Japan accepts 10th of 30 Enstrom 480s

Japan accepts 10th of 30 Enstrom 480s

Representatives from Japan visited Enstrom the week of October 22, 2012 to accept their last delivery for the year.  This delivery marks eight aircraft for the year, completing a total 10 out of a contracted 30 TH-480B helicopters that have been delivered.  The turbine powered aircraft will be used by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 01-Nov-12

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Japan signs for another 28 Enstrom TH-480s

Japan signs for another 28 Enstrom TH-480s

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract today for the follow on 28 aircraft contract with their Representative, Aero Facility Co. Ltd., of Japan, at the HAI convention.   This signing, which took place on Feb. 13, 2012 at the Enstrom display, follows a contract awarding the aircraft between the Japanese government and Enstrom’s Japanese representative.  The… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 13-Feb-12

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Enstrom expects Japanese signature by January

Enstrom expects Japanese signature by January

Enstrom has recently shipped the second of two 480Bs to the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force.  It will now go through some local configuration and Enstrom’s Sales Director Tracy Beigler expects it in service around February 2012. The first aircraft has been operating very successfully, and Mr Beigler told HeliHub.com at Helitech that he expects… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Oct-11

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Enstrom signs purchase agreement for second JGSDF helicopter

Enstrom signs purchase agreement for second JGSDF helicopter

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has signed a purchase agreement with Aero Facility Co. Ltd., Enstrom’s representative in Japan, for the second of a planned 30 TH-480B turbine training helicopter procurement for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.  The agreement, signed at Enstrom’s Booth during the HAI Expo in Orlando, FL, calls for delivery of the aircraft… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 11-Mar-11

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03-Oct-10 41720 Bell UH-1 Yao, Japan

It was taking a test flight after a regular maintenance check and was hovering when it crashed, the GSDF said.

03-Oct-10

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20-Jun-10 (Serial TBA) Boeing CH-47 Izumi, Japan

20-Jun-10

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