03/28/2013 : The latest version of Ecureuil family to enter the UK market with the AS350 B3e - The AS350B3e, the newest version of Eurocopter’s successful Ecureuil family, is the latest addition to the UK’s important single engine helicopter fleet in Private/Business Aviation.
03/28/2013 : Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family arrives in Bangladesh - Eurocopter makes a breakthrough into the Bangladeshi civil helicopter market with the arrival of the country’s first Eurocopter rotorcraft this year. An EC130 B4 was delivered to R&R Aviation; while an AS350 B3e was showcased to civilian and governmental prospects in a two-day flight demonstration. Both aircraft are light helicopters belonging to Eurocopter’s world renowned Ecureuil family.
03/28/2013 : Eurocopter Japan delivers the first helicopter equipped for high-speed, real-time data transmission to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency - The capabilities of Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) in crisis response and coordination will be significantly improved following its introduction of a Eurocopter AS365 N3 helicopter equipped with a high-speed, real-time transmission system using Earth-orbiting relay satellites – a world’s first.
03/26/2013 : Two Eurocopter EC225 helicopters will be added to Malaysia’s Weststar Aviation Services as their first heavy-lift helicopters for oil and gas operations - Following major orders of the EC225 signed at the Heli-Expo earlier this month in Las Vegas, the sales momentum for this 11-ton class helicopter from Eurocopter’s Super Puma family continues at the Langkawi Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition this week in Malaysia with an order for two units from Weststar Aviation Services.
03/19/2013 : Eurocopter’s new EC175 is praised by pilots, passengers and operators during its U.S. demonstration tour - The Eurocopter EC175’s performance, advanced avionics, handling qualities and operational safety received rave reviews during a U.S. demonstration tour of this next-generation medium-sized, twin-engine helicopter for airlift providers to the off-shore oil and gas sector, as well as the law enforcement and emergency medical services sectors.
03/14/2013 : Police Service of Northern Ireland’s EC145 order marks another Eurocopter helicopter sales success with British Isles law enforcement - The acquisition of an EC145 by the Police Service of Northern Ireland will add another helicopter to this agency’s all-Eurocopter fleet, and reinforces the company’s impressive presence with law enforcement agencies in the British Isles.
03/12/2013 : EADS Appoints Guillaume Faury New CEO of Eurocopter as Lutz Bertling Departs the Group - The EADS Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Lutz Bertling as Chief Executive Officer of Eurocopter and Member of the EADS Group Executive Committee, effective 30 April 2013.
03/11/2013 : Eurocopter underscores its market leadership with 69 helicopter bookings and the latest product line expansion at Heli-Expo 2013 - New orders and commitments for Eurocopter’s helicopter family, along with an unveiling of the latest evolution in its product line, marked the company’s highly successful participation at Heli-Expo 2013 – the rotorcraft industry’s largest international gathering, held this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
03/08/2013 : Pegaso to expand its Eurocopter-built fleet with two more EC155s for heli-lift missions to deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platforms - Las Vegas, Nevada, March 7, 2013 Mexico’s Transportes Aereos Pegaso has ordered two Eurocopter EC155s, with these long-range members of the Dauphin medium-lift twin-engine helicopter family to service oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater regions
03/08/2013 : Avincis and Eurocopter sign a global framework agreement, including the acquisition of 10 EC145 T2 helicopters - Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced a global framework agreement that includes the acquisition of 10 new EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) work.
03/07/2013 : Vector Aerospace is approved as a Eurocopter service center for Super Puma AS332 helicopters - Las Vegas, Nevada, March 6, 2013 Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America today received the certificate with full approval as a Eurocopter-qualified service center for the AS332 helicopter family.
03/06/2013 : Eurocopter reinforces its Gulf of Mexico presence: Apoyo Logístico Aéreo orders another EC135 helicopter for off-shore oil and gas missions - Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5, 2013 Mexican operator Apoyo Logístico Aéreo will expand its fleet of EC135s for operations to off-shore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a third helicopter for its all-Eurocopter inventory of light twin-engine rotorcraft.
03/06/2013 : Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group sign an innovative agreement for cooperative marketing and technical support in helicopter leasing - Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5, 2013 An innovative agreement signed by Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group today brings these two industry leaders together for cooperative marketing of Milestone’s growing helicopter portfolio, backed by Eurocopter’s comprehensive Parts-by-the-Hour (PBH) support services.
03/06/2013 : A global leader endorses the EC175: Bristow Group places a major order for Eurocopter’s next-generation medium-sized helicopter - Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5, 2013 Bristow Group, a world-leading provider of transportation services for the offshore energy industry, today signed an agreement for up to 12 EC175s – marking the latest major acquisition of Eurocopter’s rotorcraft, which sets new standards in the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment.
03/06/2013 : Eurocopter launches the EC135 T3/P3 members of its enhanced helicopter family with orders from the U.S., Norway and Italy - Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5, 2013 Eurocopter marked a new milestone in its product line enhancement strategy by launching the improved-performance, updated EC135 T3/P3 helicopter versions at the Heli-Expo 2013 industry show today, signing Air Methods of the U.S., Norsk Luftambulanse of Norway, and Italy’s Aiut Alpin Dolomites as launch customers.
03/06/2013 : Phoenix Heli-Flight expands fleet with new Singles and Twin Engine Eurocopter Helicopters - Las Vegas, March 5th, 2013 Phoenix Heli-flight will soon welcome two new AS350 B2’s, an EC135 twin-engine aircraft and signs MOU for the first Canadian EC145 T2.
02/25/2013 : Eurocopter further expands its enhanced product line and brings a vision for the helicopter industry's future to Heli-Expo 2013 - Marignane, France, February 25, 2013 The latest members of Eurocopter’s helicopter family – including its new EC175, the enhanced EC145 T2 and AS350 B3e – are coming to Las Vegas for Heli-Expo 2013, where the company also is demonstrating its expanded services offer.
02/25/2013 : Eurocopter's EC175 takes on the world: Global tour to demonstrate the performance capabilities of this next-generation medium-sized helicopter - Marignane, France, February 25, 2013 The next-generation Eurocopter EC175, which sets new standards in the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment, is starting an international demonstration tour that enables operators to experience first-hand its exceptional performance, flight characteristics and operational flexibility.
02/14/2013 : Eurocopter and AVIATORS lead the way in emergency medical services in India with a major contract for the EC135 - New Delhi, India, February 14, 2013Marking a key milestone in India’s development of modern heliborne resources to support lifesaving missions, AVIATORS Pvt Ltd signed today, in the presence of French President François Hollande, a firm order for an initial batch of seven Eurocopter EC135 aircraft for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations.
02/14/2013 : Eurocopter grows in Mexico with the inauguration of a production center for high-technology aircraft components - Querétaro, Mexico, February, 14, 2013Eurocopter expanded its global industrial footprint and enhanced the company’s presence in Mexico with today’s inauguration of a new manufacturing center of excellence at Querétaro, which is to produce high-technology aircraft structural metallic components. The event was attended by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, along with other key government, local and Eurocopter officials.
02/14/2013 : Eurocopter highlights its 30 years of commitment in the Middle East Region during IDEX 2013 - Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 14, 2013,During the International Defence Exhibition and Conference - IDEX, Eurocopter is set to showcase more than three decades of experience acquired in the military helicopter sector. Benefiting from its wide diversity of rotary- wing aircraft and their ability to adapt to a broad spectrum of missions, Eurocopter’s product line represents a benchmark – with operational uses ranging from reconnaissance, identification and tracking to deterrence, escort, attack, rescue and survey and troop transportation. The company military capabilities and expertise are displayed at the EADS booth in Hall 8, stand B05 with mock-ups of the NH90 in the naval version, the AS565 Panther and the EC145T2.
02/08/2013 : Eurocopter India retains the market lead in 2012, contributing to its parent company’s strong annual performance - Bangalore, India, February 7, 2013Paced by the sales of light helicopters in 2012, Eurocopter India continued its leadership role in the Indian market last year – capturing a 70 percent share of the new civilian helicopter bookings and 43 percent of registered deliveries in this key geographical region.
02/08/2013 : Eurocopter books a new EC135 helicopter order in India and delivers another to an Indian operator - Bangalore, India, February 8, 2013A record nine units of Eurocopter’s EC135 was sold in 2012, making it the most sought-after light twin-engine helicopter in India. The growing popularity of the EC135 in India was further demonstrated by a new order from one Indian customer and the delivery of an EC135 to another, at the Aero India 2013 exhibition.
02/05/2013 : Eurocopter brings its mission-ready military and civil helicopters To the Aero India 2013 exhibition - Bangalore, India, February 5, 2013The capabilities of Eurocopter’s expanded helicopter product line in meeting a full range of India military, governmental and civilian missions will be at the forefront during this month’s Aero India 2013 exhibition, to be held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, near Bangalore.
01/31/2013 : Eurocopter delivers 10th EC135 Training Helicopter to Japan Maritime Self Defense Force - Tokyo, January 31, 2013Eurocopter Japan successfully handed over the 10th EC135 Training Helicopter (TH135, a variant of Eurocopter’s EC135 T2) to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (MSDF) yesterday. The first TH135 was delivered in December 2009, to begin the replacement of their single-engine training helicopter fleet. The TH135s have been used by MSDF helicopter pilots since November 2011, with instrument flight training as part of the program from April 2012.
01/31/2013 : Eurocopter delivers EC135 T2 to National Police Agency - Tokyo, January 31, 2013Eurocopter Japan delivered a brand new EC135 T2 to the National Police Agency (NPA) on 30 January 2013. It will be the first EC135 to be deployed to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for law enforcement missions in the Tokyo prefecture.
01/24/2013 : Record turnover and boost in order intake in 2012: Eurocopter is heading to future growth - Paris, France, January 24, 2013Eurocopter delivered another very strong performance in 2012, with an all-time record turnover of 6.3 billion euros. The company’s second high record in bookings value marks a return to pre-crisis levels. This places Eurocopter in a strong position to benefit from its broad helicopter portfolio evolution, along with the expansion in services and a growing global footprint.
01/23/2013 : Eurocopter España's first-assembled NH90 helicopter takes flight - Albacete, January 23, 2013This morning a ceremony was held for the maiden flight of the first NH90 to be assembled by Eurocopter España at its facility in Albacete. The event was attended by María Dolores de Cospedal, President of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha, Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenés, Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling and the CEO of Eurocopter España, Francisco Vergé, among other political and military officials.
01/17/2013 : Eurocopter delivers Beijing Capital Helicopter’s first EC135 P2+ helicopter - Beijing, China, January 17, 2013Beijing Capital Helicopter has expanded its Eurocopter-built rotorcraft inventory with the addition of a VIP-configured EC135 P2+ for passenger transport, tourism and emergency medical services operations.
06/28/2013 : Matthieu Louvot appointed Head of Support & Services within Eurocopter - Currently Head of Strategy & Company Development, Matthieu Louvot has been appointed Head of Support & Services within Eurocopter. He will be reporting directly to Dominique Maudet, Head of Global Business & Services.
06/27/2013 : Nepal’s Shree Airlines orders eight light Eurocopter helicopters - Nepal’s Shree Airlines has placed an order for eight helicopters from Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family – comprising five AS350 B3e and three EC130 T2 – for use in search and rescue, aerial work, disaster relief missions and heli-tourism. With this major acquisition, Shree Airlines becomes the largest Ecureuil operator in South Asia.
06/26/2013 : Eurocopter delivers three EC225s to Asian oil and gas operators - The deliveries of three new EC225s to customers in Vietnam and Malaysia further expands the fleet of Eurocopter’s workhorse helicopter deployed worldwide in demanding operating conditions of the offshore oil and gas industry.
06/25/2013 : The Helicopter of the Future: Eurocopter signs first partnerships with 22 innovative companies - Eurocopter today continued its participation at the 50th Paris Air Show by signing the first 22 partnership agreements with innovative French companies selected to form part of the Helicopter of the Future program. These firms will come together in a technological and industrial initiative set up as part of an innovation program launched by the French government two years ago.
06/20/2013 : Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation will perform power grid development with newly-ordered Eurocopter AS350 B3e, EC135 T3 and EC225 helicopters - The development, monitoring and maintenance of Malaysia’s electrical power infrastructure will be performed by Eurocopter’s AS350 B3e, EC135 T3 and EC225 helicopters, which are being ordered by Kris Sakti Aviation.
06/20/2013 : Eurocopter breaks ground for new Paris-Le Bourget industrial site - The green light for the start of construction on Eurocopter’s new industrial site, known as “Paris-Le Bourget”, was given today by Guillaume Faury, President and CEO of Eurocopter
06/20/2013 : Eurocopter and SDV expand their joint commitment to the voluntary reduction of CO2 emissions - An innovative total support solution for Eurocopter helicopters in deployed operations was launched with a consortium agreement signed yesterday at the Paris Air Show by its five participants: Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace.
06/20/2013 : New E-HOTS support partnership combines the expertise of Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace - An innovative total support solution for Eurocopter helicopters in deployed operations was launched with a consortium agreement signed yesterday at the Paris Air Show by its five participants: Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace.
06/19/2013 : “Eurocopter and Ramco sign partnership agreement to offer cloud-based maintenance information systems for helicopters” - Eurocopter today announced its global partnership with Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on cloud, mobile and tablets. Both companies will join forces to offer state-of-the-art helicopter maintenance software which will ease the life of operators and maintenance centers.
06/19/2013 : Helipartner Thailand launches its leasing activity with an order for 10 Eurocopter AS350 B3e helicopters - Helipartner Thailand’s order of 10 AS350 B3e highlights the effectiveness and capabilities of this Ecureuil family helicopter to meet the increasing demand for light helicopters in the ASEAN region.
06/13/2013 : Contributing to helicopter flight safety: Helisim and Eurocopter log the 100,000th hour of simulator training for international customers - Marignane, France, June 13, 2013 Helisim today celebrated the 100,000th hour milestone for flight simulator sessions with international customers, marking a key milestone in its training of pilots on Eurocopter helicopters that directly contributes to the safety of operators worldwide.
06/11/2013 : Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter makes aviation history in achieving a speed milestone of 255 knots during level flight - Marignane, France, June 11, 2013 The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has opened the frontiers of aviation by attaining a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/hr) in level flight on June 7.
06/06/2013 : Eurocopter UK receives contract to support the 24 Royal Air Force Puma Mk2 helicopters it is upgrading for the UK Ministry of Defence - Oxford, England, June 06, 2013 Eurocopter UK’s role in maintaining the United Kingdom’s military helicopter capabilities has been further expanded with the award of a three-year support contract for the fleet of 24 Royal Air Force Puma Mk2 helicopters being upgraded by the company to extend their life, enhance performance, mission capability and operational safety.
05/27/2013 : The National Police Agency of Japan acquires four new helicopters from Eurocopter to be deployed to various prefectures - Eurocopter Japan recently signed contracts with Japan’s National Police Agency for a total of four helicopters.
05/22/2013 : Eurocopter to supply EC225 and AS350 B3e helicopters in an expansion of its relationship with China’s State Grid General Aviation Company - China’s largest helicopter operator in the power and electricity sectors, the State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), has ordered one EC225 and two AS350 B3e rotorcraft to support the country’s electrical grid development and build the Chinese company’s business into other airlift duties.
05/21/2013 : Eurocopter brings elegance and luxury to new heights with the VIP and Executive versions of its EC175 - Eurocopter today set new standards in business and private aviation by unveiling the next-generation EC175 helicopter in its Executive and VIP versions, which combine unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin of any medium-sized twin-engine helicopter.
05/14/2013 : Eurocopter opens its Systemhaus helicopter development center at the company’s Donauwörth, Germany site - Eurocopter today officially opened its new Systemhaus helicopter development center at Donauwörth, Germany today in the presence of Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer.
05/06/2013 : Eurocopter becomes Turkey’s preferred supplier of air ambulance helicopters with an order for 17 EC135s to be operated by THK Gökçen Aviation - Eurocopter’s EC135 will perform medical airlift duties throughout Turkey with a fleet of 17 helicopters to be flown by the Turkish Aeronautical Association’s THK Gökçen Aviation commercial arm, marking the latest major contract win for this twin-engine rotorcraft in the international emergency medical services (EMS) marketplace.
04/26/2013 : EADS North America delivers 250th on-time, on-budget UH-72A Lakota helicopter to U.S. Army - The U.S. Army has fielded the 250th UH-72A Lakota helicopter delivered to Army and National Guard units by EADS North America since 2006. Every Lakota – including an additional five produced for the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School – has been delivered on time and on budget, by an American workforce that is more than 50 percent U.S. military veterans.
04/25/2013 : Eurocopter validates its optionally piloted helicopter capabilities with successful unmanned EC145 demonstration flights at Istres, France - Eurocopter’s ability to integrate unmanned flight capabilities into its helicopter family has been validated by an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) demonstration program, which used an EC145 to fly routes that included deployment of an external sling load and a representative observation mission.
04/24/2013 : Eurocopter UK reinforces its British private/VIP market leadership with the delivery of three AS350 and EC120 helicopters - Oxford, England, April 24, 2013 With a series of deliveries, Eurocopter has further extended its lead in Britain’s private/VIP market and once more confirmed the company’s role as Britain’s civil helicopter hub. Two of the rotorcraft are the AS350 B3e evolved members of Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family, while the third is an EC120 B.
04/22/2013 : Eurocopter delivers the first Tiger HAD version to the French DGA - Marignane, France, April 19, 2013 Eurocopter’s first production Tiger helicopter in the HAD attack configuration was delivered to France’s DGA armament procurement agency today for operation by French Army Aviation units, providing a highly capable combat weapon system that is tailored to the world’s evolving battlefield conditions.
04/18/2013 : Eurocopter expands its Chinese helicopter industry support by donating an Ecureuil light helicopter to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China for training - Shanghai, China, April 18, 2013 Future generations of Chinese aviation technicians will benefit from hands-on training experience with an Ecureuil (AS350 family of helicopters) donated by Eurocopter China to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC).
04/18/2013 : The Eurocopter Corporate Foundation takes flight: Eurocopter’s new philanthropic organization will support humanitarian causes and help the needy - Marignane, France, April 18, 2013 Eurocopter last week held the first board meeting of its new Corporate Foundation, which unites the company’s humanitarian and philanthropic activities worldwide, underscoring the company’s increased commitment to social responsibility.
04/16/2013 : Eurocopter at ABACE 2013: A “century” milestone marks the company’s 45-year presence in China’s helicopter marketplace - Shanghai, China, April 16, 2013 Eurocopter’s capabilities to serve the rapidly-expanding Chinese helicopter market by building on its 45-year presence in the country is being spotlighted at this week’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai.
04/10/2013 : "Eurocopter’s long-term commitment to Brazilian helicopter operators and industry is being marked at the LAAD Defense & Security exposition” - This week’s LAAD Defense & Security exposition will feature a comprehensive lineup of Eurocopter light- and medium-lift helicopters, underscoring the company’s position as a rotorcraft supplier to Brazil’s civil and military operators while also highlighting its role as a strategic partner to the country’s aviation industry.
04/04/2013 : Eurocopter, Turbomeca and WZL 1 to establish two full assembly lines for Poland’s military helicopter acquisition - Eurocopter and Turbomeca (Safran) today announced the signature of industrial cooperation agreements with Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No. 1 (WZL-1) that include the creation of two separate full assembly lines within Poland for the EC725 Caracal helicopter and its Makila 2 turboshaft engines in the framework of this country’s current tender for 70 new multi-role helicopters.
09/26/2013 : Two customers sign up for the VIP version of Eurocopter’s EC175 twin-engine, medium-class helicopter - Eurocopter has signed two customers for the VIP version of its EC175, with these bookings coming only six months after the twin-engine, medium-class helicopter was introduced to the upper-end market with a specially designed elegant and luxurious interior.
09/25/2013 : Eurocopter International Services and Starlite Aviation Ireland expand their partnership with operational quality management support - Operational Quality Management Support (QMS) for Starlite Aviation Ireland’s growing helicopter fleet will be provided for another year by Eurocopter International Services (EIS) under terms of a new contract announced today at the Helitech International exposition in London.
09/25/2013 : PDG Helicopters’ Squirrel fleet attains 200,000 flight hours as the Scottish on-shore helicopter operator marks its 40th anniversary - The expanding Squirrel fleet in service with PDG Helicopters has reached a combined flight time of 200,000 hours, demonstrating the rotorcraft family’s reliability for the most demanding service and its flexibility across a full range of on-shore operations throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.
09/25/2013 : CORINE: Eurocopter and SME Partners Set to Roll Out Groundbreaking Eco-Design Tool - Together with its SME and research partners, Eurocopter celebrates today the completion of the development of a groundbreaking eco-design tool at its industrial site in Marignane (Bouches-du-Rhône, France). The result of a collaborative project involving purchaser and suppliers, the new tool will allow the various stakeholders in the industrial chain to significantly enhance the environmental performance of their products.
09/24/2013 : Eurocopter teams with CAE to create an approved EC225 helicopter training center in Norway, featuring a Level D flight and mission simulator - CAE and Eurocopter today announced an agreement for an EC225 training facility in Norway, including a CAE 3000 Series Level D flight and mission simulator that will begin operation in 2015 as part of the Eurocopter-approved simulation center.
09/24/2013 : Eurocopter and Waypoint Leasing establish comprehensive commercial and marketing partnership for helicopter leasing - An agreement signed by Eurocopter and Waypoint Leasing offers value and flexibility to helicopter lessees through the companies’ enhanced commercial and marketing resources.
09/24/2013 : Avincis buys three new EC225 helicopters from Eurocopter - Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced the purchase of three new EC225 helicopters.
09/23/2013 : “Eurocopter presents a “collectable” art helicopter at the Monaco Yacht Show based on the twin-engine EC135” - It is an eye-catching world-premiere in a blue and white Zig-Zag design: At this week’s Monaco Yacht Show, Eurocopter will exhibit a “collectable” art helicopter aboard the Quattroelle, an 86-meter Lürssen yacht, with the EC135’s cabin interior and exterior paint scheme designed by German artist Rita Weber.
09/23/2013 : Eurocopter reinforces its capabilities in the U.S. with the installation of an AS350 assembly line - Beginning in 2014, Eurocopter will install the necessary industrial capabilities to upgrade the American Eurocopter plant in Columbus, Mississippi, to a final assembly and test site for Eurocopter AS350 helicopters, the top-selling civil helicopter in the U.S. market.
09/19/2013 : Eurocopter’s commitment to support and services will be showcased at Helitech International - Eurocopter’s enhancement of its support and services portfolio will be demonstrated at this month’s U.K. Helitech International exposition, underscoring the company’s strategy of offering flexibility, reactivity and cost-effective solutions that are backed worldwide to ensure close proximity for customers and operators.
09/19/2013 : Eurocopter introduces its EC130 T2 and EC145 T2 helicopters to the UK with demonstration flights for private, utility, police and emergency service operators - A series of United Kingdom demonstrations with the EC130 T2 and EC145 T2 are providing first-hand experience with these enhanced versions of Eurocopter’s helicopter family for some 100 invitees taking part in flights conducted this week.
09/17/2013 : “Eurocopter technology transfer sees Brazilian-made countermeasure system integrated on military aircraft” - Helibras has successfully completed flight testing of a chaff and flare countermeasures dispensing system for EC725 helicopters, completing a first-of-its-kind system integration project in Brazil and marking another key phase in Eurocopter’s contract to supply 50 of these Super Puma/Cougar family rotorcraft to the Brazilian armed forces.
09/12/2013 : “Eurocopter to offer in Donauwörth the first Helipad in Europe with improved safety landing conditions” - Improved safety in poor visibility conditions is an advantage that pilots at Eurocopter in Donauwörth are now able to enjoy. The onsite helicopter landing pad at Eurocopter’s headquarters in Germany is the first helipad in Europe to make use of Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) guidance, a highly precise, GPS-supported instrument approach procedure.
09/05/2013 : Henan New Continental Business Aviation of China orders Asia’s first EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style - Henan New Continental Business Aviation of China will acquire two VIP passenger transport helicopters from Eurocopter to commence its chartering business – an exclusively designed EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style, which will also be the first such model to be sold in Asia; as well as an AS350 B3e from the Ecureuil family.
09/04/2013 : “Eurocopter’s capability to meet Chinese rotorcraft market needs will be demonstrated at the China Helicopter Exposition” - Eurocopter’s dedication to the Chinese helicopter market – and its ability to respond to China’s evolving rotorcraft requirements – will be the company’s focus at this year’s China Helicopter Exposition.
09/04/2013 : A “tailor-made” Eurocopter EC135 helicopter doubles emergency medical airlift capabilities for the U.K.’s Devon Air Ambulance - Devon Air Ambulance has added a second Eurocopter EC135 to its helicopter fleet, enhancing the service provider’s own airlift capabilities and further fostering the market presence of this rotorcraft type in medical missions throughout the United Kingdom.
09/02/2013 : Eurocopter and Poland: Meeting the country’s multi-role military helicopter requirements and supporting its industrial supply chain on a global scale - Eurocopter’s participation at Poland’s MSPO defense industry exhibition underscores its long-term commitment to this country, which includes the company’s EC725 Caracal offer for the Ministry of National Defense’s multi-role helicopter acquisition, and its intention to build on well-established partnerships with the Polish industry.
08/20/2013 : Eurocopter delivers an AS365 N3 to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency for operations in Miyagi Prefecture - Eurocopter’s recent delivery of the AS365 N3 is the Fire and Disaster Management Agency’s (FDMA) third helicopter of this model. The brand new aircraft began operations yesterday in the Miyagi Prefecture as a replacement for its BK117 C-2 which was damaged during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
08/20/2013 : SonAir resumes commercial service with Eurocopter EC225 helicopters - SonAir, Africa’s largest oil and gas helicopter operator, has become the first operator to resume passenger transportation flights with the suspended EC225 fleet. Three flights were performed successfully with two EC225s from Luanda to two offshore platforms.
08/19/2013 : DanCopter receives its fourth Eurocopter EC225 helicopter for off-shore transport duties in the North Sea - Eurocopter today delivered a fourth EC225 helicopter to Denmark’s DanCopter A/S – which operates the rotorcraft for crew change missions to offshore oil and gas platforms in the North Sea.
08/05/2013 : Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation receives its first five Eurocopter EC135 helicopters for emergency medical missions - THK Gökçen Aviation, the commercial company of the Turkish Aeronautical Association THK, yesterday received the first five EC135s to provide medical airlift duties throughout Turkey. The helicopters will start operations in August.
08/01/2013 : Belgium receives its first NH90 Naval Helicopter - Eurocopter today delivered the first NH90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) to the Belgium Armed Forces, providing an advanced, highly capable and fully-qualified rotary-wing aircraft for this nation’s multi-role mission requirements.
07/24/2013 : The Eurocopter Foundation partners with two NGOs to advance aeronautical education and aid disadvantaged communities - The Eurocopter Corporate Foundation has launched its first outreach initiatives through agreements with two France-based non-governmental organizations: the Castel Mauboussin Association and Acting for Life.
07/17/2013 : Saving lives from the sky: Eurocopter operators’ helicopters provide a dramatic demonstration of emergency services at the Royal International Air Tattoo - The missions of Eurocopter helicopters will have a starring role in this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) air show, demonstrating the unique capability of its rotorcraft to provide vital police, ambulance, fire and rescue support through the interoperability of equipped UK emergency services.
07/15/2013 : Eurocopter develops a new flight guidance concept for quieter helicopter landing procedures - Eurocopter has successfully demonstrated new landing procedures relying on augmented satellite guidance that can be tailored to more completely comply with the local environmental requirements.
07/11/2013 : Germany's Special Forces Command Set to Fly Eurocopter's EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopter - Eurocopter and the German Federal Ministry of Defense today signed a contract for 15 EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to be used by Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), Germany’s Special Forces Command. With this order, the Bundeswehr has now joined the customer list for the most powerful model in Eurocopter’s proven EC145 family.
07/10/2013 : Eurocopter names Norbert Ducrot as President and CEO of Eurocopter China - Norbert Ducrot has been appointed the President and CEO of Eurocopter China, positioning this experienced Asian region executive to lead Eurocopter’s Chinese affiliate.
12/11/2013 : Eurocopter launches the law enforcement version of its EC145 T2 helicopter with an order from Germany’s Baden Württemberg police - Germany’s Landespolizei Baden Württemberg has ordered six Eurocopter EC145 T2 helicopters, becoming the first law enforcement customer for this evolved version of the popular EC145 twin-engine rotorcraft.
12/02/2013 : Eurocopter brings its EC175 and EC145 T2 to Asia for a three-week demonstration tour of these new twin-engine helicopters - Two of Eurocopter’s newest members in its twin-engine helicopter family – the next-generation EC175 and evolved EC145 T2 – are coming to Asia for a three-week demonstration tour with operators in the oil and gas, VIP, corporate, charter, military and law enforcement segments.
11/28/2013 : Eurocopter demonstrates the workhorse EC225 helicopter’s capabilities for the offshore oil and gas industry - Eurocopter Canada Ltd. is showcasing the EC225 helicopter in St. John’s this week to demonstrate the rotorcraft’s features and capabilities for the offshore oil and gas community in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province.The helicopter is in St. John’s for three days to highlight its ideal suitability for use as a crew transport aircraft, and in search and r...
11/27/2013 : Eurocopter receives first main fuselage assembly produced by Indonesian Aerospace for EC725 and EC225 helicopters - PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) has delivered the first complete main fuselage assembly it has produced for Eurocopter EC725 and EC225 helicopters, marking a significant milestone in the companies’ industrial partnership.
11/18/2013 : Eurocopter’s EC175 sets two climb records, confirming this new helicopter’s performance capabilities - Eurocopter’s EC175 – which opens new standards for the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment – has achieved two time-to-climb records, further validating its performance as the rotorcraft’s flight manual is submitted to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as part of the certification process.
11/14/2013 : Eurocopter at the 2013 Dubai Airshow: Advanced military solutions and new executive helicopters for the Middle East’s demanding mission needs - With a Dubai Airshow presence dedicated to its customers, Eurocopter will showcase the company’s highly-capable military helicopters – represented at this biennial industry event by the combat-proven EC725 and efficient NH90 – and latest generation of corporate aircraft, including the new EC145 T2 and executive version EC175 being presented for the first time in the Middle East.
11/05/2013 : The National Police of Peru Receives Its First Eurocopter EC145 Helicopter - The Peruvian Interior Ministry has received the first of four twin-engine Eurocopter EC145 helicopters that are set to modernize the fleet of the National Police of Peru. The formal handover was attended by French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who took the occasion of his official visit to Peru to reiterate the cooperation between France and Peru in matters of defense and security.
10/28/2013 : The Lithuanian Air Force orders three Eurocopter AS365 N3 Dauphin helicopters - Eurocopter will supply three AS365 N3 Dauphin helicopters to the Lithuanian Air Force for a renewed countrywide search and rescue service with around-the-clock availability, adding another customer to the list of global operators using this twin-engine rotorcraft for vital life-saving missions.
10/24/2013 : AeroVironment and Eurocopter to Evaluate Potential Joint Opportunities for Expanding their Product Portfolios, Markets and Capabilities - – AeroVironment, Inc., (NASDAQ: AVAV) the world’s highest volume manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and Eurocopter, the leading global helicopter manufacturer, today announced at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting that they have signed a cooperative agreement to explore opportunities for expanding their respective military and commercial product portfolios.
10/23/2013 : First delivery of a Eurocopter EC130 T2 to the Commonwealth of Independent States - Eurocopter has provided the initial EC130 T2 to a customer in Kazakhstan, introducing this enhanced version of its single-engine EC130 helicopter to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and further expanding the company’s presence in a region where demand for rotorcraft is rapidly growing.
10/10/2013 : The Eurocopter Foundation Joins Forces with NGO World Vision Mexico to Provide Support in Zones Affected by the Recent Catastrophes in Mexico - The Eurocopter Foundation and NGO World Vision Mexico have joined forces to distribute food and humanitarian aid to the communities affected by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel. This agreement provides 30 helicopter flight hours to reach communities in the most devastated regions of the country, inaccessible by land.
10/01/2013 : City of Nagoya orders Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin for firefighting and rescue services - Eurocopter Japan has signed a contract to supply Nagoya with an AS365 N3+ Dauphin for operation by the Nagoya City Fire Bureau as an upgrade for the service’s existing helicopter resources. Delivery of this new rotorcraft is planned in 2015 to the Pacific Coast city of Japan, which is the country’s fourth most populous urban area.