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Nakanihon Air orders H-215 helicopter

To shore up its capabilities for utility and aerial work

Nakanihon Air, one of Japan’s largest helicopter operators, has ordered one H-215 heavy aircraft to shore up its capabilities for utility and aerial work.

Currently operating 45 industry's helicopters, the operator specialises in activities covering emergency medical services, electronic news gathering, as well as passenger and goods transportation in Japan. The air services company also runs an Airbus-approved maintenance centre for H-135s, while major inspections of the operator’s existing Super Puma fleet are performed at the manufacturer’s Kobe maintenance facility.

The twin-engine, heavy-lift H-215 is a member of the Super Puma helicopter family; equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, the rotorcraft consists of two versions: one tailored for multi-role operations and the other for aerial work and utility missions.

There are currently 28 units of the Super Puma family in Japan flown by civil operators, parapublic operators, and the Ministry of Defense for various operations (Search and rescue, coastguard, fire-fighting, as well as Private and Business Aviation and commercial air transport missions).

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