Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC) is a leading helicopter operator in Japan, and has engaged in various types of missions using various types of helicopters. Its fleet exceeds 70 aircrafts, based at 4 main heliports in Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya and Osaka, and other smaller facilities.
Aero Asahi have been established for 60years ago. Our history and major portion of our aviation business is always heavy lift.
In a sense, our core-competence is heavy lift. Aero Asahi have been grown by major construction business with Japanese highly economic growth.
Mission is like a construction of high voltage power line tower on mountain or cooperates to construct hydraulic power plant and dam.
Last five decade ago, we have participated in historical and memorial project which mission was to lift a heavy weather radome to top of Mt.FUJIYAMA.
At that time, despite there is powerful helicopter in our fleet, Captain took off Sikorsky S62 single engine helicopter slowly and touch down on and release heavy weather radome successfully at 08:13AM 15th August 1965,This successful historical mission made a good mind change to a lot of client. It means great capability of helicopter.
It is not many off-shore operation needs in Japan But recently, Japanese government very interested in potential of natural resource under the see, Oil gas and rare earth. So, we increase the number of flight request to oil rig or survey ship.
Aero Asahi is the only one operator in Japan which can operate off-shore flight mission by helicopter. Aero Asahi is now operating schedules off-shore helicopter every day.
In Japan, We address "Doctor heli" Emergency medical service. Aero Asahi contract with 10 base hospital all over Japan and also stand-by operation with flight crew and doctor every day. The typical difference from another country, doctor and nurse always fly with Doctor heli. When accident or patient once occurs fire-attacker or paramedic call to request Doctor-heli dispatch, helicopter carry a doctor and nurse to rendezvous point with waiting ambulance. They decide to how to care patient is best solution at rendezvous point. The need of quick medical care, Doctor heli return to base immediately, doctor inform vital signs of patient to base hospital on live, Base hospital is able to prepare for operation on time. To cut an initial time, successful average of rescue and life-saving would rise up dramatic.
We often watch a live shot of news footage on TV, Needless to say live shot is very easy understanding tools what's happens on the site. It is very useful information to our life. Aero Asahi have been contracted with many TV station. Our contracted aircraft with installed high density camera stabilized gyro camera system is standing by take-off to get a live shot whenever something occurs. By the request of News center, Aircraft take-off shortly to get live footage as soon as possible.
Compare to fix-wing aircraft, Helicopter passenger can take a look much view from wide window. It is about regional development, area marketing that every client needs law and fresh regional information from the air. That’s must be greatest evidence for your business making decision , on the other hand , for example these are easy understanding capability of helicopter, If stop of electricity to city means stop of human life.
We have contract with electric power company to survey and inspect power line to keep transmitting electricity, with Lidar and high density camera system. Aero Asahi is pioneer operator of Lidar and High density stabilized gyro camera system in Japan.
Agriculture air splay have been one of primary helicopter business. These days, Air splay market is shifting to Un-manned aviation vehicle. However, we are still cooperating to preservation of nature or agriculture products with agriculture cooperative.