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21-Jun-23 - Leonardo’s distributor in Japan, Mitsui Bussan, has placed an order for two AW169 at the Paris Air Show, including one designated for firefighting service bringing the total number of these helicopters in the country to eight #PAS2023
26-Mar-19 - AW189 helicopters recently delivered to Malaysian and Seoul Fire Departments entered service. Japan’ Tokyo Fire Department will soon follow. One of the Jabatan Bomba is one display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA 2019, March 26-30 #LIMA2019
07-Feb-18 - Airbus announced new orders from Japan during the Singapore air show. Excel Air Services ordered a Helionix-equipped H135 and the Hokkaido government an AS365N3+
16-Oct-17 - Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, Leonardo Japanese distributor, signed AW139 and AW169 contracts with the Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima and Yamaguchi fire agencies
08-Mar-17 - Leonardo Philadelphia delivered 4 additional AW139 to representative Mitsui Bussan Aerospace to be used by the Tokyo, Sapporo, Mie and Tochigi firefighters and a private owner ordered the first VIP.
22-Dec-16 - Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan orders an AS365N3+ to replace the current AS365N3 in service. Delivery is scheduled in spring 2018.
13-Oct-16 - Fukuoka City Fire Department ordered one AS365N3+ to replace the currently operated AS365N2 #ja2016
12-Oct-16 - The first Bell 412EPI in Japan has entered into service with the Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency #ja2016
16-Mar-16 - Kawasaki delivered a BK117C2 (EC145) helicopter to the Ehime Prefecture to replace an older BK117C1. It is the 13th C2 model to be used for firefighting and disaster relief in Japan
01-Mar-16 - Japan s Aichi Prefecture signs for a Bell 412EPI configured for parapublic operations and used specifically for firefighting missions and disaster relief
23-Nov-15 - Simplex High Rise Firefighting System, nicknamed the SkyCannon, received FAA and Japan certification for Airbus Helicopters H225.
12-May-15 - Bell Helicopter announced the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Japan to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency.
31-Mar-15 - H155/EC155 and AS365N3+ were delivered or ordered by the Kagawa, Fukuoka, Hyogo and Hiroshima Prefectural Polices and by the Nagoya City Fire Department.
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