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"FIA 2018" (4). JCG signs HCare Smart for its H-225 helicopter fleet

For a period of five years

Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has signed with Airbus Helicopters for an HCare Smart full-by-the-hour material management contract, for a period of five years. Beginning in July, the contract will cover comprehensive maintenance support, including parts-by-the-hour for JCG’s H-225 fleet. With the provision of all the parts needed for the maintenance of the rotorcraft in one single contract, this will yield better cost control and forecasting, as well as more efficient day-to-day management for JCG.

Earlier this year, JCG has placed an additional order of H-225 helicopter, bringing its overall fleet to a total of ten units by March 2021. The newly-signed HCare Smart contract will cover the entirety of ten aircraft currently on order, of which five are already in service.

JCG currently operates three AS-332s and five H-225s. Over the last 25 years its Airbus fleet has been involved in a multitude of activities (from security enforcement and territorial coastal activities to disaster relief missions in Japan).

Airbus Helicopters’ HCare services provide the most comprehensive aftermarket service coverage, grouped into five domains. Among them, HCare material management offers three different service packages (HCare Infinite, with a full availability commitment; HCare Smart, with four by-the-hour options; and HCare Easy, with on-request catalogue services).

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