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Nakanihon Air Service: Japanese Aviation Company Meeting All Your Aerial Needs

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02 April 2018

Operating from Nagoya Airport for 65 years, Nakanihon Air Service (NAS) provides a very broad scope of aviation services ranging from charter flights to goods transportation, medevac, aerial survey and photography. In addition, NAS can provide solutions for all your aerial needs, such as aircraft repair and maintenance including the helicopters manufactured by Bell.

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NAS recently purchased two Bell 429s for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), where they will transport doctors and nurses to emergency sites quickly with various medical equipment. Bell 429 is a popular choice for HEMS because of its spacious cabin that accommodates two medical litters. The head of NAS pilot training department, Yoshiaki Ogino, agrees that Bell 429 is the perfect choice for their missions. “Some of my colleagues said, ‘Bell 429 realizes very smooth flight and passengers feel almost no vibration,’ and ‘It is much more comfortable compared with the other Bell helicopters we have had,’” said Ogino. “Comments from pilots are quite important because they have a lot of experience with helicopter operation.”

One of the Bell 429’s biggest assets are the low vibrations during flight, allowing for passengers to experience extremely smooth ride. Ogino says that the comfortable ride will enable doctors and nurses to focus more on their work without worrying about the unsteadiness of the aircraft. The smooth ride also eliminates any chances of passengers getting ill from unsettling movements.

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名古屋空港を拠点に65年の運航実績を誇る中日本航空は、航空機のチャーター、物資輸送、ドクターヘリ、航空測量、航空撮影などの極めて幅広い航空サービスを提供しています。ベル社製ヘリコプターを含む航空機の修理・メンテナンスなど、航空関連のあらゆるニーズに対応します。

中日本航空は、緊急医療活動用として新たにベル429を2機導入したばかりです。これらの機体は医療機器を完備し、医師と看護師を救急現場へ運びます。ベル429は広々としたキャビンに医療用担架を2台収容でき、ドクターヘリの機体として高い評価を得ています。中日本航空でパイロットの訓練を管轄する扇野剛明氏が、同社の業務にベル429が役立つ理由を語ってくれました。

「ベル429はほとんど振動を感じさせないほど滑らかな乗り心地だと、同僚たちも話しています。これまで当社で所有してきたベル社製ヘリコプターとも完全に一線を画する快適さです。ヘリコプターの操縦経験が豊富なオペレーターたちが口々にそう話しているので、彼らの意見を重要視しています」

飛行時の低振動設計を特長とするベル429なら、極めて滑らかな乗り心地を体験できます。扇野氏によると、この快適な乗り心地のおかげで医師や看護師は各々の仕事に集中でき、搭乗中の不安定な揺れを気にすることもありません。また、乗客がヘリコプターの揺れで乗り物酔いになる可能性も大幅に減らしてくれます。

 

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