Japan’s SUBARU BELL 412EPX Helicopter Fleet Expanding; Nara and Miyazaki Prefectures Place Orders

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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.

About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 85 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of advanced air mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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