MD 900 Explorer   msn: 900-00113

JA02AP, Asahi Shimbun Press.

Photo: O.Maekawa, Tokyo Haneda, 2003.

The second ENG MD Explorer for the Asahi Shimbun Press was handed over on 2 May 2003 to
Aero Partners Inc, the MD distributor for Japan. The twelfth MD Explorer in Japan is the first one
to be certified to operate with an increased take-off weight of 6500 pounds. This helicopter is also
fitted with newly certified dual auxiliary fuel tanks that increases its endurance by 90 minutes.
After delivery it will be based at Tokyo Haneda airport.

Photo: MD Helicopters.

 Airframe History:
 Date: Tailnumber: Owner / Operator:
 JAN 2003 N7063F  MD Helicopters, Mesa, Arizona
 MAY 2003 JA02AP  Asahi Shimbun Press, Tokyo, Japan
     

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