Subaru UH-X

Derived from Bell 412
Bell 412EPX

Subaru UH-X

On July 2015 the Bell/Fuji team was selected against the Airbus/Kawasaki and AgustaWestland/Mitsui options to develop the new UH-X transport helicopter intended to replace 150 UH-1J Hueys from 2021.

Based on the Bell 412EPi the new type is called Bell 412EPX and will be assembled by Subaru (formely known as Fuji). A commercial prototype was built at Bell's facility in Mirabel, Canada. FAA certification was achieved on July 5, 2018.

The Subaru/Bell 412EPX has a more robust main rotor gearbox dry run capability, increased internal Maximum Gross Weight to 12200 lbs / 5500 kg and mast torque output of +11% at speeds below 60 knots.

A commercial variant is planned to become available to customers globally through Subaru and Bell in the future.

Model News

Subaru at Rotorcraft Asia 2019, 12-Apr-19 : #Subaru Subaru introduced the Bell 412EPX at the Rotorcraft Asia 2019 held in Singapore, April 9-11. Japan type certification is in process

Subaru UH-X Prototype Delivered to JGSDF, 01-Mar-19 : #Delivery Subaru delivered the first Utility Helicopter UH-X prototype to the Japan Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) with a ceremony at its Utsunomiya Plant

Subaru UH-X First Flight, 07-Jan-19 : The Subaru UH-X prototype, #45001, performed maiden flight December 21, 2018 at Utsunomiya plant in Japan. Based on the Bell 412EPX will replace JGSDF’ UH-1J Hueys and sold commercially

Bell 412EPX Certification for Japan UH-X, 16-Jul-18 : FIA 2018 Subaru (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries) and Bell certifcated the new 412EPX variant. Based on the 412EPI is Japan’ UH-X new helicopter

Japan Selects Fuji/Bell Option for UH-X, 02-Sep-15 : Bell Helicopter and Fuji announced contract for 150 UH-X helicopters based on the Bell 412EPI to replace Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) current fleet of UH-1J Hueys from 2021

List of Operators of Subaru UH-X

From Organisation with model UH-X
japan Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Construction Numbers on database of UH-X or its versions


Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
45001 : Subaru UH-X prototype f/f at Utsunomiya plant; 25dec1+
JP 45001 : Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) d/d 28feb19

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