Subaru UH-X

Future helicopter Derived from Bell 412

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

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

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