4-May-2010 Source: Eurocopter
Eurocopter will have a high-profile presence at next weekâ€™s 2010 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, underscoring its role as the worldâ€™s leading helicopter supplier for corporate transportation and VIP operators.
With a modern product line of 12 different models â€“ covering everything from single-engine aircraft to multi-mission twins â€“ Eurocopter has sold more than 500 helicopters in the corporate, business aviation and VIP markets during the past four years.
To meet these sectorsâ€™ evolving needs and requirements, Eurocopter is constantly applying the companyâ€™s innovation to develop new products and further enhance its aircraft in terms of comfort, flexibility and style, as well making them even more environmentally friendly.
This includes the 2007 launch of the EC135 by HermÃ¨s, a concept that brings high-end design and elegance to Eurocopterâ€™s popular twin-engine EC135; and Stylence, a combination of style and silence that provides fully-equipped, highly functional in-flight offices for business executives and companies, and which has been applied since 2003 to the EC120, EC130, EC145 helicopters as well the AS350/AS355 Ecureuil family.
â€œWe are committed to bringing ground-breaking and creative products to the market. This will be highlighted again at EBACE 2010, where we will unveil our latest innovation in terms of design and styleâ€, said Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling. â€œThis newest concept will be Eurocopterâ€™s third major initiative of this type in seven years and will further strengthen our offer to corporate and VIP customers worldwideâ€.
Eurocopter also is maintaining its focus on enhancing the eco-friendliness of its helicopters, which is supported by significant investments in improving rotary-wing aircraft performance and specific fuel consumption, as well as lowering emissions and reducing noise levels. Today, Eurocopter is at the forefront of these areas with its internally-funded research and development efforts, along with the companyâ€™s participation in international programs to provide innovative â€œgreenâ€ rotary-wing solutions.
Eurocopter will be exhibiting on Stand 7010 during the 2010 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, which is being held May 4-6 at the Geneva PALEXPO exhibition center.
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approx. 15,600 people. In 2009, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the worldâ€™s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover of 4.6 billion Euros, orders for 344 new helicopters, and a 52 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Groupâ€™s products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 18 subsidiaries on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centres. More than 10,500 Eurocopter helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in more than 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.