More than 2,000 pilots and technicians have been trained at the Airbus Helicopters Japan Training Center since 2012. Located in Kobe, its long list of customers includes Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, Coast Guard, police departments, firefighting bureaus, disaster prevention and response units, emergency medical services, TV and news gathering, along with other civil operators.

Airbus Helicopters Training Center Japan
Training services for the Asia-Pacific region

Top-notch instructors for both pilot and technician training have abundant operational experience and knowledge at the Training Academy Japan. They are backed by the latest training resources, including the EC135 full flight simulator.

The Training Academy in Japan delivers the most comprehensive and coherent world-standard training for Airbus Helicopters’ operators, which is available only at training centres operated by the OEM (original equipment manufacturer).

Conveniently located in Kobe, Japan, it enables customers in the Asia-Pacific region to benefit from the same high-quality training as at Airbus Helicopters’ primary locations in France and Germany.

What our customers think

My learning was accelerated by the breadth and depth of the knowledge of my instructor who imparted it at the right occasions during the course of the training. Also, the visualisation of helicopter structures and mechanism of work by the mock-ups and the simulator helped me a great deal.

Fire department pilot

I could broaden my knowledge base with the tips on safety and resource management methods. I was thankful to be trained in the best training environment.

AS365 pilot, fire department

Course schedule

Click on the below links to learn more about the courses available in Japan or to request to register.


Customer assistance & accommodations

Customers can reach us during business hours:
Monday to Friday from [09:00 to 17:30 local time]

Phone: +81 3-5514-3339


8-8 Kobekuko, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi
650-0048 JAPAN



Learner portal

Free online self-assessment for a successful training experience

At Airbus Helicopters, we are making a constant effort to improve our range of training courses in line with the highest quality and safety standards. For all maintenance and pilot courses, customers will benefit from a free-of-charge online self-assessment on our Learner Portal to ensure the training will perfectly meet their requirements.

Our training offer


Flight training


Maintenance training


Simulator training


Distance learning


HCare services

Aboard every flight