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Business aviation in Japan

Japan is in Asia.
Ministry of Land, Infastructure & Transport Civil Aviation Bureau - www.mlit.go.jp

Registered business aircraft:
956

Based business air charter operators:
25

Based business aircraft for charter:
291

Business air charter brokers:
9

Most prevalent aircraft types:

1Airbus Helicopters H13585
2Airbus Helicopters H125/AS35085
3AgustaWestland AW13968
4Agusta A10962
5Bell 41249
6Airbus Helicopters AS36545
7Beechcraft Twin Piston35
8Beechcraft King Air 9032
9Airbus Helicopters H14531
10Cessna Caravan30
11Airbus Helicopters H215/H225/AS33229
12Enstrom 48029
13Hawker 750/800/90028
14Sikorsky S-7627
15Eurocopter AS35525
16Beechcraft King Air 30022
17Bell 505 Jet Ranger X20
18Bell 206B JetRanger18
19Robinson R6617
20Eurocopter BK11714
21Saab SF34011
22Bell 43011
23MDH 902 Explorer10
24HondaJet10
25Piper PA-46 Meridian/M-Class9
26Bell 4299
27Airbus Helicopters H1308
28Piper PA-46 Malibu/Mirage8
29MDH 5007
30Cessna Citation CJ47
31Bell 4077
32Bell 4276
33Airbus Helicopters H155B6
34Falcon 2000 EASy6
35Cessna Citation CJ26
36Gulfstream GIV6
37Bell 206L LongRanger6
38AgustaWestland AW1695
39Beechcraft King Air 2005
40Gulfstream G6505
41Airbus Helicopters H1204
42TBM700/850/9004
43Citation Latitude4
44Learjet 35/364
45Daher Kodiak4
46Airbus ACJ3204
47Citation 5604
48Citation Sovereign4
49AgustaWestland AW1893
50Cessna CitationJet/CJ13
51Britten Norman BN-2 Islander3
52Global 75003
53Citation M22
54Gulfstream GV2
55Boeing B-7772
56Citation Mustang2
57Global 6000/Express/XRS2
58MDH 6001
59Beechjet 4001
60Aerospatiale SA315B1
61Schweizer 3331
62Eurocopter BO1051
63Gulfstream G500/G5501
64Challenger 800 series1
65Airbus Helicopters H1601
66Pilatus PC-241
67Citation Longitude1
68Bell 2121
69Piper PA-421
70Cessna 4251
71Mitsubishi MU-21
72Twin Commander1
73Agusta A1191

Major business aviation airports:

1Tokyo (Narita)22  business aviation companies active
2Tokyo (Haneda)19
3Nagoya (Chubu Centrair International)18
4Osaka (Kansai International)16
5Nagoya15
6Sapporo (New Chitose)12
7Tokyo Heliport9
8Yao9
9Fukuoka9
10Shizuoka (Mount Fuji/Shizuoka)8
11Okinawa (Naha)7
12Sendai6
13Sapporo (Okadama)4
14Kobe4
15Hiroshima Nishi4
16Kagoshima4
17Osaka International3
18Hiroshima3
19Toyama2
20Takamatsu2
21Saga2
22Okayama2
23Okayama (Kohnan)2
24Obihiro2
25Niigata2
26Miyazaki2
27Matsumoto2
28Kitakyushu2
29Tokyo (Chofu)2
30Aomori2
31Kumamoto2
32Tokyo (Ibaraki)1
33Misawa1
34Yonaguni1
35Yonago (Miho)1
36Yamagata1
37Wakkanai1
38Tottori (Tottori Sand Dunes Conan)1
39Tokushima1
40Tarama1
41Tajima1
42Shonai1
43Shimojishima1
44Oita1
45Odate-Noshiro1
46Wajima (Noto)1
47Miyako1
48Minamidaito1
49Matusyama1
50Kushiro1
51Kumejima1
52Komatsu1
53Kitadaito Island1
54Kerama1
55Izumo1
56Hagi (Iwami)1
57Ishigaki Island1
58Iejima1
59Hateruma1
60Hanamaki1
61Fukushima1
62Fukue1
63Ashaikawa1
64Amakusa1
65Akita1
66Aguni1
67Nagasaki1
68Hakodate1
69Yoron0
70Yakushima0
71Yaizu (Shizuhama)0
72Utsunomiya0
73Yamaguchi-Ube0
74Tsushima0
75Tokunoshima0
76Tokachi0
77Tanegashima0
78Tachikawa0
79Sendai (Kasuminome)0
80Sado0
81Rishiri0
82Rebun0
83Oshima0
84Okushiri0
85Okinoerabu0
86Oki0
87Ojika0
88Oitakenou0
89Niijima0
90Nanki-Shirahama0
91Nakatsu (Tsuiki)0
92Nakashibetsu0
93Monbetsu0
94Miyakejima0
95Minami Torishima0
96Memanbetsu0
97Matsushima0
98Matsudo (Shimofusa)0
99Kozushima0
100Kochi0
101Kikai0
102Kanoya0
103Kamigoto0
104Iki0
105Hachijojima0
106Fukui0
107Amami0

Business aviation suppliers in Japan

Maintenance  20   •   Training  1

MBA signs for six AW139s for the Japan-based market.

Japanese distributor signs for six AW139s

The AW139 fleet is growing rapidly in Japan, and authorised distributor Mitsui Bussan Aerospace sees opportunities for six more units from across the country.

March 24, 2023   Full report

StandardAero signs up maintenance hubs for RR300

Alpha Aviation Co of Tokyo, Japan, Helisul Taxi Aereo of Curitiba, Brazil, and Florida Suncoast Helicopters in Sarasota, Florida, are now strategically aligned with StandardAero to support the RR300 engine.

March 20, 2023   Full report

Leonardo has signed preliminary sales contracts for over 50 units with several customers worldwide.

Metro instrumental in US launch for the AW09

Aero Service RepresentaĆ§Ć£o, Synerjet Latina in Colombia, Peru and Chile, Helitech Asia, Safomar in South Africa, Diskopsa for Panama and Guatemala, Heliflite in Oceania and Aero Facility in Japan have signed for the AW09.

March 13, 2023   Full report

The Eagle Single is currently certified in Canada, USA, Australia, Chile, Peru, Indonesia and now Japan.

Single-engine Bell 212 conversion certified in Japan

Eagle Copters' team of experts will work with customers to customise and configure the Eagle Single to meet specific mission requirements, making it one of the most versatile helicopters.

March 12, 2023   Full report

SkyDrive aims to launch an air taxi service during the Expo in 2025.

SkyDrive to provide lift at Osaka Expo 2025

SkyDrive is aiming to fly its SD-05 eVTOL aircraft, currently under development, at Expo 2025 in Japan and to launch an air taxi service during the course of the exhibition.

February 23, 2023   Full report

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