Tokyo Fire Department orders a second EC225

Eurocopter has announced
that the Tokyo Fire Department has ordered a second EC225 helicopter. The helicopter
should be delivered in 2013.

The Tokyo Fire Department
has a current fleet of four Dauphin N3 helicopters, two Super Puma L1s and one EC225.

“The Tokyo Fire Department
has always sought to acquire helicopters with leading-edge capabilities, an illustration
of Japan’s strategy to equip its civil and government organizations with the
best systems for missions ranging from fire-fighting to natural disaster
response,” said Eurocopter president and chief executive officer Lutz Bertling
“The latest EC225 acquisition further acknowledges the Tokyo Fire Department’s
confidence in Eurocopter, and we stand ready to support it to the fullest as
continuing our relationship.”

“Eurocopter is proud to
receive this confirmation of customer satisfaction in Japan with the latest EC225 contract, and we
look forward to a new chapter in our relationship with the Tokyo Fire
Department Tachikawa Air Squadron as it carries out life-saving and other
critical missions,” added Stephane Ginoux, chief executive officer of Eurocopter

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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