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Amphibian Aircraft with a Proven Track Record

An “amphibian aircraft” is one that can land on either land or water. The seven of them are operated as STOL Search and Rescue Amphibians by JMSDF of Japan's Ministry of Defence. Including its predecessor US-1, our STOL amphibians have been dispatched over 900 times to rescue victims of maritime accidents.

US-1 US-2
  • Performance of the State-of-the-Art US-2
  • Development Story
  • Amphibians around the World
  • Rescue Operations
  • Infinite Possibilities of the US-2

Amphibians' Advantages over Other Forms of Transport

Unrivaled water surface takeoff and landing capability

Land on rough seas with wave height of 3 m. Saving lives under harsh conditions!

Land on water with waves 1/3 of its own height!

Experiment with the PX-S

Excellent Short Take Off and Landing(STOL)capabilities

Commercial airlines require a long runway. Excellent Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities enable the US-2 to take off and land in much shorter distances - both on land and on water.

Farther - Faster -Wider Ranging

The improvements to the engines and the introduction of a pressurized cabin increased speed and extended operational range over the previous US-1A model. These improvements make possible rescue capability for an even wider operational area.

Farther, Faster, Wider Range