With its first helicopter flying here as early as the 1950s, Airbus Helicopters has built a leading position in Japan, now holding approximately 55% share of the civil market. Due to the perilous landscape in Japan, the helicopter is often the fastest available means of transportation for missions such as firefighting, news coverage, medical emergency, police, coast guard, marine rescue, goods transportation and VIP.
In April 2012, the company’s activities were fully consolidated into a single entity to establish the current Airbus Helicopters Japan. With its headquarters in Tokyo, the company has a workforce of around 300. Its brand-new helicopters maintenance centre in Kobe is the largest in Asia and offers a full range of repair capabilities. Airbus Helicopters Japan provides total support to its clients, from sales to post-sales support: