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Hiratagakuen receives second H145

4th September 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Helicopters has delivered a second H145/BK117D-2 helicopter to Hiratagakuen in Japan for emergency medical service (EMS) operations, the company announced on 3 September.

Hiaratagakuen, a Kansai-based helicopter operator, is currently operating 14 H135s and a H145/BK117D-2 delivered in December 2017.

The H145/BK117D-2 has been developed in cooperation with Kawasaki Heavy Industries and is equipped with the Helionix avionics suite and designed-in mission capability and flexibility, especially in high and hot operating conditions. With a large cabin, a compact airframe and powerful engines, the H145/BK117D-2 is able to perform a variety of missions including EMS, air rescue, law enforcement and aerial work.

The first H145/BK117D-2 entered service in June 2018 for aeromedical operations at the Nagasaki Medical Centre in Nagasaki Prefecture.

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