Jan 24, 2024
The number of SUBARU BELL 412EPX helicopters in Japan is set to increase after both Nara Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture signed purchase agreements for two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters with Subaru Corporation.
The two prefectures currently utilize the BELL 412EP. The transition to the SUBARU BELL 412EPX was a beneficial next step, considering the commonalities they share. With its extended hover ceiling, increased load capacity, robust main rotor gearbox and dry run capability, the SUBARU BELL 412EPX delivers better operational performance and efficiency while maintaining its long-standing reputation of reliability for utility operations.
Scheduled for delivery in 2025, the aircraft will be configured for firefighting, rescue, emergency, and medical operations.
By 2026, Japan’s SUBARU BELL 412EPX fleet in the commercial space will expand to nine aircraft. These purchase agreements are a testament of Subaru Corporation and Bell’s commitment to ensuring every helicopter flight and every piece of MRO work in the Japanese archipelago is effective and reliable.