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Kawasaki scores first firefighting order for five-blade H145

Kawasaki scores first firefighting order for five-blade H145

1-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has announced that they have received an order from Fukuoka City for the five-bladed H145 (aka BK117 D3) for firefighting and disaster prevention . This is the Japanese manufacturer’s first order for a D3 in the firefighting / disaster prevention role, something Japan is well known for. Fukuoka City Fire Department Fire... Read more

Kawasaki puts supercharged H2R engine in a helicopter

Kawasaki puts supercharged H2R engine in a helicopter

15-Oct-2020Source: Living with Gravity

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has succeeded in a flight test of the unmanned compound helicopter ” K-RACER ” at the Taiki-Cho Multipurpose Air Park in Hokkaido. See Full Story.... Read more

Kawasaki receives 5-blade H145 order from Thai corporate operator

Kawasaki receives 5-blade H145 order from Thai corporate operator

9-Jul-2020Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the receipt of an order for its leading-edge H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (D-3) by NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd. This is the first time Kawasaki has received a D-3 order from overseas, and the customer plans to utilize the helicopter for transport operations of its employee and related personnel in Thailand after... Read more

Kawasaki Heavy Industries opens H145-BK117 training centre at Gifu

Kawasaki Heavy Industries opens H145-BK117 training centre at Gifu

15-May-2019Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries established a training center equipped with the latest equipment at the Gifu Plant for pilots and maintenance of H145 / BK117 helicopters manufactured by the company, and held an opening ceremony today. In recent years, while domestic demand for pilots and mechanics such as highly public doctor helicopters, fire fighting and disaster... Read more

Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

7-Mar-2019Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its release of the new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (BK117 D-3), which was jointly developed with Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH. It was also announced that Central Helicopter Service Ltd., which operates 10 BK117 helicopters for EMS, disaster prevention operations and VIP transportations in Japan, will be the first customer to... Read more

Kawasaki Receives First Order for New BK117

Kawasaki Receives First Order for New BK117

3-Jan-2019Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the receipt of an order for its leading-edge H145//BK117 D-2 helicopter (D-2) by Saga Prefecture. This is the first time Kawasaki has received a D-2 order for firefighting and disaster relief applications, and the first such application of a helicopter by Saga Prefecture. The D-2 was developed jointly with... Read more

Coroner cites need for better Police Helicopter in Western Australia

Coroner cites need for better Police Helicopter in Western Australia

16-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

WA Police are currently discussing the possibility of purchasing a new police helicopter. This comes after the State Coroner, Ros Fogliani, recommended the police get a new helicopter after overseeing the six people for died during five police pursuit crashes. The Police currently have two aging helicopters, a BK117 Kawasaki Bolkow and a Eurocopter AS365... Read more

Kawasaki receives first H145 order

Kawasaki receives first H145 order

10-Apr-2017Source: Kawasaki

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

Kawasaki delivers first two EC145s to Japanese National Police

Kawasaki delivers first two EC145s to Japanese National Police

11-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

17-Feb-2015

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

Kobe Fire Dept takes delivery of new EC145

Kobe Fire Dept takes delivery of new EC145

12-Feb-2015Source: Kawasaki

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

Kawasaki EC145 Medevac Delivered to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki EC145 Medevac Delivered to Central Helicopter Service

10-Nov-2014Source: Kawasaki

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

Kobe Fire Department orders second EC145

Kobe Fire Department orders second EC145

15-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Eurocopter France to transfer production of fifty AS350s to Mississippi

Eurocopter France to transfer production of fifty AS350s to Mississippi

16-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Gifu Fire Dept orders EC145 from Kawasaki production line

Gifu Fire Dept orders EC145 from Kawasaki production line

7-Jul-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

19-Feb-2013Source: Kawasaki

[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

Kawasaki completes 1,000th BK117/EC145 airframe

Kawasaki completes 1,000th BK117/EC145 airframe

3-Jan-2013Source: Kawasaki

[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

Japan – Kawasaki delivers EC145 to Aero Asahi

Japan – Kawasaki delivers EC145 to Aero Asahi

7-May-2012Source: Kawasaki

(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

Kawasaki announce initial order for UH-X

Kawasaki announce initial order for UH-X

30-Mar-2012Source: Kawasaki

(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

Eurocopter and Kawasaki extend cooperation for another 15 years

Eurocopter and Kawasaki extend cooperation for another 15 years

21-Jul-2010Source: Eurocopter

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

Ibaraki Prefecture Orders Kawasaki KB117C-2 Firefighting Helicopter

Ibaraki Prefecture Orders Kawasaki KB117C-2 Firefighting Helicopter

22-Dec-2009Source: Rotorhub

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

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