Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new H215 order

Tokyo – WEBWIRE

Nakanihon Air, one particular of Japan’s major helicopter operators, has requested one particular H215 large helicopter to shore up its abilities for utility and aerial operate.

“We are searching forward to obtaining Airbus’ mission-verified H215 to help our broad-ranging pursuits in Japan,” said Taku Shibata, President of Nakanihon Air. “We believe the H215 provides the improved precision and steadiness we have to have, which will not only boost mission readiness but will also create up our fleet abilities. We are delighted to further this partnership with the Airbus Helicopters group in Japan that understands our requires and has supported our operations for numerous decades.”

At the moment running 45 Airbus helicopters, Nakanihon Air specialises in pursuits covering unexpected emergency health care services, electronic news collecting, as effectively as passenger and products transportation in Japan. The air services corporation also runs an Airbus-permitted upkeep centre for H135 helicopters, when big inspections of the operator’s existing Tremendous Puma fleet are executed at the manufacturer’s Kobe upkeep facility.

“We are delighted to help Nakanihon Air’s rising business. We thank our client for their continued self esteem in our extended-lasting relationship as shown by this 1st H215 order,” said Guillaume Leprince, Controlling Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan. “Thanks to a 4-axis twin duplex electronic autopilot procedure in an intuitive glass cockpit, the H215 provides improved mission effectiveness and protection when simplifying crew workload. We are confident that it will be an asset to Nakanihon Air, presenting the outstanding overall performance they be expecting.”

The twin-engine, large-elevate H215 is a member of the Tremendous Puma helicopter household, recognised for its large availability rate, overall performance, and aggressive running price. Outfitted with state-of-the-artwork systems, the rotorcraft is composed of two variations — one particular tailored for multi-job operations and the other for aerial operate and utility missions.

There are now 28 helicopters of the Tremendous Puma household in Japan flown by civil operators, parapublic operators, and the Ministry of Defense for several search and rescue missions, coastguard operations, hearth-fighting, as effectively as Non-public and Business Aviation and commercial air transportation missions. 

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