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Kawasaki receives first H145 order

Kawasaki receives first H145 order

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the receipt of an order for its new H145//BK117 D-2 helicopter (BK117 D-2) by Central Helicopter Service Ltd. This is the first order Kawasaki has received for the BK117 D-2, and the customer plans to use the helicopter in a range of applications, including emergency medical service and personnel… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 10-Apr-17

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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Kobe Fire Dept takes delivery of new EC145

Kobe Fire Dept takes delivery of new EC145

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has delivered a BK117C-2 helicopter to Kobe City. It is the ninth C-2 model to be used for firefighting and disaster relief. The new helicopter will be scheduled to replace an existing BK117 helicopter deployed by the Kobe Air Rescue Team. The Kawasaki BK117 helicopter was developed… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 12-Feb-15

Kawasaki EC145 Medevac Delivered to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki EC145 Medevac Delivered to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has delivered a BK117C-2 helicopter to Central Helicopter Service, Ltd. The new helicopter, the 29th C-2 model to be delivered by Kawasaki in Japan, will be used for emergency medical service. The Kawasaki BK117 helicopter was developed jointly by Kawasaki and European helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, formerly… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 10-Nov-14

Kobe Fire Department orders second EC145

Kobe Fire Department orders second EC145

Kawasaki has announced a further order for an EC145 from their production line in Japan – this time from the Kobe Fire Department. This will be the second EC145 for Kobe Fire and is understood to replace their BK117B2 JA9639 which was first operated in December 1994. Photo taken by J o. via Wikipedia Commons… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Oct-13

Eurocopter France to transfer production of fifty AS350s to Mississippi

Eurocopter France to transfer production of fifty AS350s to Mississippi

Unions in France are in consultation with Eurocopter regarding the proposed transfer of production of fifty AS350 helicopters from France to Mississippi.  Also included is the production of  parts for a further ten airframes. HeliHub.com understands that this move is a result of US military budget cuts which are expected to halt the American Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-13

Gifu Fire Dept orders EC145 from Kawasaki production line

Gifu Fire Dept orders EC145 from Kawasaki production line

Kawasaki has announced their eighth EC145 order for use in the fire and disaster prevention role. The order has been placed by Gifu Prefecture in Japan, who will be replacing a BK117B2 when the EC145 is in service. Gifu covers 4,100 square miles and has a population of about 2 million. All EC145s, including all… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jul-13

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Kawasaki wins orders for four EC145, including two for Doctor Heli

Kawasaki wins orders for four EC145, including two for Doctor Heli

[electronic translation] Kawasaki Heavy Industries, was awarded a total of four in a row of machine “type helicopter BK117C-2 expression Kawasaki” from Toho Co., Ltd. Aviation Aero Asahi Corporation and Central Helicopter Service. One aircraft used for business purposes, two aircraft Doctor Heli machine, four of a single doctor helicopter for Yamagata Prefecture, was awarded… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 19-Feb-13

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Kawasaki completes 1,000th BK117/EC145 airframe

Kawasaki completes 1,000th BK117/EC145 airframe

[electronic translation] Kawasaki Heavy Industries has achieved a total of 1,000 aircraft deliveries helicopter “BK117” versatile twin-engine Eurocopter Germany co-production that (Company Inc. [formerly MBB Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm]) Since delivery of the first aircraft in May 1982, are sold all over the world, “BK117” has achieved a total delivery of 1,000 aircraft recently. Helicopters will be delivered in… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 03-Jan-13

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Japan – Kawasaki delivers EC145 to Aero Asahi

Japan – Kawasaki delivers EC145 to Aero Asahi

(electronic translation) 7 May 2012 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries has delivered a state-of-the-art “type helicopter BK117C-2 expression Kawasaki” Aero Asahi Co., Ltd. for. This matter, as the helicopter type “C-2” is the first delivery of 23 domestic machine will be operated as a doctor for emergency helicopters. “BK117 helicopter formula Kawasaki” is a helicopter company helicopter… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 07-May-12

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Kawasaki announce initial order for UH-X

Kawasaki announce initial order for UH-X

(Electronic translation from Japanese) Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today, we received an order (1) new multi-purpose helicopter for the Ground Self-Defense Force from the Ministry of Defense. In addition, “UH-X” is, as the successor of multi-purpose helicopter of JGSDF UH-1J, the aircraft is to be used for the transport of goods, and various other… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 30-Mar-12

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Eurocopter and Kawasaki extend cooperation for another 15 years

Eurocopter and Kawasaki extend cooperation for another 15 years

At the Farnborough Air Show today, Shigeru Murayama, President of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Aerospace Company (KHI) and Lutz Bertling, President and CEO of Eurocopter, signed a new cooperation agreement for the EC145, a new evolution from the BK117 helicopter family. After more than 30 years of successful cooperation in the BK117/EC145 programme, today’s signature will… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jul-10

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Ibaraki Prefecture Orders Kawasaki KB117C-2 Firefighting Helicopter

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has announced that the Ibaraki Prefectural Government has signed a deal for its latest BK117C-2 helicopter.

Source: Rotorhub, 22-Dec-09

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