Programme started on April 2001 which is intended to provide airborne Emergency Medical Service (EMS) coverage to all prefectures in Japan
News about Doctor-Heli
27-Dec-22 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) delivered another locally manufactured Bk117D3 ( Airbus H145D3) to Central Helicopter Service (CHS) to be used as air ambulance by national medical service Doctor-Heli #Bk117D3
18-Jun-19 - Suzuyo’s subsidiary SACC signed Letter of Intent (LoL) for an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) at Mt Fuji Shizuoka Airport for crew training of Japan’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Doctor Heli ambulance programme. 60 AW139 currently flying in country #Simulator
10-Jun-19 - Japan’ Nakanihon Air Service received its first EC135P3/H135 and 20th EC135 family helicopter. Will be use for Doctor-Heli medical program #H135
31-Aug-18 - Hiaratagakuen from Kansai, Japan received its second H145/EC145T2/BK117D2 to be used as air ambulance for the Doctor-Heli national program #DoctorHeli
02-Apr-18 - Nakanihon Air Service operates two air ambulances Bell 429 on behalf Japan’ national emergency medical program Doctor-Heli
19-Dec-17 - Airbus Japan (AHJ) delivered the first H145/EC145T2/BK117D2 to Hiratagakuen in EMS configuration to be used by Doctor-Heli
17-Jun-16 - Kagoshima International Aviation orders a second AgustaWestland AW109SP GrandNew helicopter in EMS configuration to be operated for Doctor-Heli programme which covers all prefectures in Japan
01-Mar-16 - Finmeccanica announced 25 AW119Kx ordered by Sino-US of China, a GrandNew by Japan Niigata Prefecture, re-launch of PZL SW-4 as AW009 and celebrating 100,000 flight hours by Era Group AW139 fleet
15-Jul-15 - MD Helicopters celebrates Aero-Asahi Corp and Chiba Hokusoh Hospital for setting a Japanese HEMS record, flying 10,000 Doctor-Heli Missions by MD902
04-Mar-15 - AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corp of Japan announced that Shizuoka Air Commuter has placed an order for a AW109SP GrandNew to perform emergency medical service missions for Toyama Prefecture.
03-Sep-14 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries announced that it has delivered a BK117C-2 (EC145) helicopter to Central Helicopter Service
12-Jun-14 - AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation of Japan are pleased to announce that Kagoshima International Aviation has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions for Hakodate City Hospital in Southern Hokkaido.
09-Jan-12 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Kaigai Aviotech Corporation are pleased to announce that Kagoshima International Aviation of Japan has taken delivery of a GrandNew light twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform emergency medical service missions in the Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. A ceremony was held in Kagoshima on 26th December 2011, in presence of the Governor of Kagoshima Prefecture and the Mayor of Kagoshima City, to celebrate the entry into service of the aircraft. This purchase is part of the Doctor Heli system programme which is intended to provide modern airborne EMS coverage to all prefectures in Japan.