Amphibian Aircraft with a Proven Track Record
An “amphibian aircraft” is one that can land on either land or water. US-2 is operated as STOL Search and Rescue Amphibian by JMSDF of Japan's Ministry of Defense. Including its predecessor US-1, our STOL amphibians have been dispatched over 1,000 times to rescue victims of maritime accidents.
Technological features / equipment
In addition to better cruising performance, the US-2 features numerous improvements over its predecessor US-1 for safe operations even during inclement weather.
1. Electronic integrated instrument panel
Digitalized meters are integrated into one LCD panel
2. Pressurized cabin
For high-altitude flights above low-pressure areas to ease stress on patients
3. "Fly-by-wire (FBW)" control system
Computer-controlled flight system enhances safety and flight controllability
4. High-powered engines / propellers using the latest designs
5. Outstanding seaworthiness
6. Takeoff / landing on water at extremely low speeds
Amphibians' Advantages over Other Forms of Transport
Unrivaled water surface takeoff and landing capability
Land on water with waves 1/3 of its own height.
Land on rough seas with wave height of 3m. Saving lives under harsh conditions!