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Airbus Helicopters Japan logs AS365 N3+ order

17th October 2016 - 10:30 by the Shephard News Team

Airbus Helicopters Japan logs AS365 N3+ order

Airbus Helicopters Japan will deliver one AS365 N3+ helicopter to Fukuoka City in Japan under a contract announced on 13 October.

The AS 365N3+ will replace the AS365 N2 currently operated by the Fukuoka City Fire Department, joining an existing AS365 N3+ for firefighting missions. The helicopter will be delivered in the spring of 2018.

Stéphane Ginoux, president of Airbus Helicopters Japan, said: ‘We are extremely pleased that the AS365 N3+ will be introduced by the Fukuoka City to play a key role in its firefighting and rescue missions. The high-performance AS365 N3+ will make a great contribution to Fukuoka City Fire Department’s operation. We are committed to providing full support services that fit our customers’ needs.’

A total of 54 Dauphin family helicopters (50 AS365s and 4 H155s) are operated in Japan: seven AS365s by Japanese police agencies and 23 AS365s by firefighting and disaster relief organisations.

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