Toho Air Service Takes Delivery of H125
Toho Air Service received a new H125/AS350B3e totalling 27 Airbus Helicopters aircraft
|Japan Aerospace 2016|
Airbus Helicopters, October 14, 2016 - Tokyo – Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered a brand-new H125 to Toho Air Service Co., Ltd.
It is the 10th H125 delivered to the Japanese customer and this Ecureuil family aircraft will be used for various services, including passenger and cargo transport.
Toho Air Service is the very first customer of Airbus Helicopters in Japan, currently operating a total of 27 Airbus Helicopters aircraft.
“We are very happy to receive our 10th H125. The proven aircraft has been a core workhorse to our operations, thanks to its high performance, flexibility and efficiency. Airbus Helicopters’ products including H125 have played an important role in our growth for years,” said Masayuki Udagawa, President of Toho Air Service.
“We are honoured to deliver the 10th H125 to Toho Air Service, our very first customer in Japan. Toho Air Service and Airbus Helicopters have been building a close relationship for more than 50 years,” said Stephane Ginoux, President of Airbus Helicopters Japan. “The versatile H125 will make a great contribution to strengthen the company’s services. We will continue to provide the fullest support to meet our customer’s requirements.”
The H125 is a member of the rugged and proven Ecureuil family. The H125 outclasses all other single-engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety, low maintenance and low acquisition costs, and is mainly used for aerial work and high performance missions in high and hot conditions around the world. In 2005, it broke the world record for the highest-altitude landing and takeoff, performed on Mount Everest at 8,850 meters (29,035 feet). There are currently over 5,000 Ecureuil flying worldwide.
About Airbus Helicopters in Japan: Airbus Helicopters Japan was established in 2009 as the Japanese customer center of Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group. It is the first foreign affiliated aircraft manufacturer to carry out direct sales, training, and customer support activities in the Japanese aeronautical sector. There are approximately 280 employees located at four locations, including Tokyo and Kobe. With more than 50 years of in-country presence, Airbus Helicopters Japan confirms its leadership position with a 55 percent market share overall in Japan (civil and parapublic sectors). Airbus Helicopters Japan makes Japan’s sky safer, more reliable and cost-efficient by providing high quality products and services.