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.
05/14/2013 : Eurocopter opens its Systemhaus helicopter development center at the company’s Donauwörth, Germany site - Title: Eurocopter opens its Systemhaus helicopter development center at the company’s Donauwörth, Germany site Donauwörth, Germany, May 14, 2013Eurocopter 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 - Title: Eurocopter becomes Turkey’s preferred supplier of air ambulance helicopters with an order for 17 EC135s to be operated by THK Gökçen Aviation Marignane, France, May 6, 2013Eurocopter’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 - Title: EADS North America delivers 250th on-time, on-budget UH-72A Lakota helicopter to U.S. Army IHERNDON, Va., Apr. 25, 2013The 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 - Title: Eurocopter validates its optionally piloted helicopter capabilities with successful unmanned EC145 demonstration flights at Istres, France Istres, France, April 25, 2013Eurocopter’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 - Title: Eurocopter UK reinforces its British private/VIP market leadership with the delivery of three AS350 and EC120 helicopters Oxford, England, April 24, 2013With 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 - Title: Eurocopter delivers the first Tiger HAD version to the French DGA Marignane, France, April 19, 2013Eurocopter’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 - Title: 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, 2013Future 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 - Title: The Eurocopter Corporate Foundation takes flight: Eurocopter’s new philanthropic organization will support humanitarian causes and help the needy Marignane, France, April 18, 2013Eurocopter 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 - Title: Eurocopter at ABACE 2013: A “century” milestone marks the company’s 45-year presence in China’s helicopter marketplace Shanghai, China, April 16, 2013Eurocopter’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. While maintaining strong product sales, Eurocopter’s China subsidiary has also been multiplying its support and services offerings to meet the increasing helicopter needs in the country.
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.