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Japan Coast Guard adds trio of H225s
An active operator of the Super Puma family helicopters for three decades, the Japan Coast Guard has ordered three more for territorial coastal activities, maritime law enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions.
The H225 offers outstanding endurance and fast cruise speed, and can be fitted with various equipment to suit Coast Guard missions in Japan. Photo: Anthony Pecchi/Airbus Helicopters.

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has placed an additional order for three H225 helicopters, taking its total H225 fleet up to 18. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan most recently received three H225s in December 2023 and one in February 2024 for its growing fleet. The new helicopters will support territorial coastal activities, maritime law enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the country.

"The Japan Coast Guard has been an active operator of the Super Puma family helicopters for three decades. This follow-on order demonstrates the customer's confidence in our products and the dedicated support to its fleet,"says Jean-Luc Alfonsi, managing director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan. "We believe the H225 is the perfect choice for JCG's critical missions for law enforcement, as well as coastal and island protection, given its versatility in all weather conditions. We are committed to fully supporting its existing fleet, as well as its upcoming deliveries, ensuring high availability for its operations."

JCG's H225 fleet is covered by Airbus' highly adaptive HCare Smart full-by-the-hour material support. This customised fleet availability programme allows the national coast guard agency to focus on its flight operations whilst Airbus manages its assets.

As the latest addition to the Super Puma family, the H225 is recognised for its high performance in challenging conditions as well as its outstanding range and payload capacity. Benefitting from Airbus Helicopters' continuous improvement policy, it is now equipped with new avionics including the largest screens available on the market and an innovative interface that, combined with its renowned autopilot, reduces pilot workload and enables them to focus on the mission at hand.

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