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Uber-like helicopter taxi launches in Tokyo

Uber-like helicopter taxi launches in Tokyo

AirX has announced that their new helicopter taxi service, CodeShare, is now officially available. Flights go from the Tokyo Heliport in Shinkiba to Hakone, Narita Airport and Hatsushima. A flight from Tokyo to Narita Airport comes to 59, 800 yen, reports Asiaventurepedia.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-17

Tokyo Police becomes first Japanese H215 operator

Tokyo Police becomes first Japanese H215 operator

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has signed a contract for one H215, making it the first operator in Japan to operate the rotorcraft when it is delivered in 2020.  Currently operating a fleet of 14 helicopters, the largest police air corps in Japan plans to enhance its law enforcement activities with this new H215…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jun-17

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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

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Orders another AW139

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Orders another AW139

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police has placed an order for an additional AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. The aircraft is expected to enter service in 2016. This latest contract brings to 4 the number of AW139s purchased by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police and expands the AgustaWestland law… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Dec-14

Success on Tokyo-Narita shuttle may lead to third EC135

Success on Tokyo-Narita shuttle may lead to third EC135

Mori Building City Air Services Co., the operator of a helicopter service between downtown Tokyo and Narita airport, may add a third aircraft after tie-ups with airlines boosted traffic.

Source: Bloomberg, 22-Jul-10

New downtown helicopter shuttle to start from Tokyo’s Narita Airport in September

Mori Building Co., developer of Tokyo’s plush Roppongi Hills complex, will offer a helicopter service from Sept. 16 to shuttle passengers between downtown and Narita Airport for a minimum one-way fare of 50,000 yen

Source: Asahi, 30-Jul-09