Movement of H160 for the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition
Movement of H160 for the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition

Movement of H160 for the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition

December 8th, 2016

Bolloré Logistics was present at the 2016 Japan International Aerospace Exhibition held in Tokyo from October 12-15, 2016.

Held every four years in Japan, this is one of the largest events in Asia-Pacific. For their first participation, Bolloré Logistics Japan marked their presence by successfully handling the transport and logistics operations for Airbus Helicopters’ H160 helicopter (formally launched on March 3rd, 2015 at Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida).

The scope of work of operations included the transportation from the site of Airbus in Marignane, France, to Japan; import formalities (from customs clearance to the supervision of unloading the cargo), transportation to the event and organizing the assembling operations of the helicopter safely and within the time line with the engineer support were orchestrated by Airbus Helicopters personnel.

Once the event had come to an end, our teams organized the disassembling operations of the H160, as well as land transportation of the cargo to the storage warehouse in Narita, where the helicopter was transported in a cargo-plane all the way to Hong Kong.

The export formalities, customs clearance and confirming the cargo arrival at the storage location of the Hong Kong airport were also managed by Bolloré Logistics Japan, as the H160 was pursuing its journey towards China, to be showcased at the Airshow China in Zhuhai with the support of Bolloré Logistics Hong Kong. Then, the helicopter was transported to Singapore for other events.

These operations were challenging, due to the large size equipment, the security issues in regards to handling it, and the transportation to various sites. Our teams of Marignane, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore were able to be reactive and come up with solutions to every client’s request.

Taking advantage of the Group’s network and reliability, Bolloré Logistics France, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore teamed up to provide end-to-end services for this project, therefore showcasing the expertise and know-how of Bolloré Logistics in the aerospace industry.  


About Airbus Helicopters (
Airbus Helicopters is a division of Airbus Group, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. The company's mission is to provide the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in highly demanding environments. Covering around 150 countries, Airbus Helicopters has built a large and growing worldwide network that incorporates 29 customer centers and participations, 26 training centers with 24 full-flight simulators, more than 100 MRO centers, and four technical support hubs.

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