Subaru expands helicopter MRO capacity

22 January 2018

Japanese group Subaru, formerly Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), has expanded its aerospace facilities in the Tochigi prefecture to include a centre to support the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of helicopters for the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF).

Subaru said in a press release that the new facility, which was officially opened on 18 January, will increase its annual helicopter MRO capacity by 30% – or an increase from the current capacity of undertaking full MRO on 100 helicopters per year to 130.

The MRO facility, based within the Subaru Aerospace Company’s Utsunomiya Plant, measures around 3,700 m2, said Subaru.

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