Japanese MoD to acquire EC225

Eurocopter EC225Eurocopter and the Japanese
Ministry of Defense signed a contract on 8 March 2012 to acquire an EC225. It
had a fleet of three EC225s but one was submerged during the recent earthquake
and tsunami. This new acquisition is a replacement for the aircraft that was
lost.

“The strength of the EC225 was clearly demonstrated during the disaster relief
efforts, which was very much appreciated by our customers,” said Stephane
Ginoux, president & chief executive of Eurocopter Japan.

Recent
procurements of this model by the Japan Coast Guard, Tokyo Fire Department, and
now the Ministry of Defense, have given great recognition to the capability of
the EC225. Eurocopter Japan
will also continue to provide efficient services to ensure undisrupted
operations for our customers.”

The EC225 for the Ministry of Defense will be delivered in February 2015.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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