Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered a brand-new H125 to Toho Air Service Co., Ltd. It is the 10th H125 delivered to the Japanese customer and this Ecureuil family aircraft will be used for various services, including passenger and cargo transport.
Toho Air Service is the very first customer of Airbus Helicopters in Japan, currently operating a total of 27 Airbus Helicopters aircraft.
Masayuki Udagawa, President of Toho Air Service stated that:
“We are very happy to receive our 10th H125. The proven aircraft has been a core workhorse to our operations, thanks to its high performance, flexibility and efficiency. Airbus Helicopters’ products including H125 have played an important role in our growth for years.”
Stephane Ginoux, President of Airbus Helicopters Japan added to Udagawa’s statement that:
“We are honored to deliver the 10th H125 to Toho Air Service, our very first customer in Japan. Toho Air Service and Airbus Helicopters have been building a close relationship for more than 50 years. The versatile H125 will make a great contribution to strengthen the company’s services. We will continue to provide the fullest support to meet our customer’s requirements.”
The H125 is a member of the rugged and proven Ecureuil family. The H125 outclasses all other single-engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety, low maintenance and low acquisition costs, and is mainly used for aerial work and high performance missions in high and hot conditions around the world. In 2005, it broke the world record for the highest-altitude landing and takeoff, performed on Mount Everest at 8,850 meters (29,035 feet). There are currently over 5,000 Ecureuil flying worldwide.