15-Feb-2012 Source: American Eurocopter
From Eurocopter booth #1917 at the 2012 Heli-Expo, Era Helicopters and American Eurocopter announced Eraâ€™s acquisition of seven EC135Â® helicopters. With this purchase, Eraâ€™s fleet will include 17 EC135s.
â€œEra and American Eurocopter are committed to aviation excellence by incorporating the latest technology aircraft and training in order to provide the highest levels of safety to our respective customers,â€ said Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter.
â€œEraâ€™s addition seven EC135s highlights this commitment and further reinforces our ongoing relationship with them.â€
Era Helicopters is one of the worldâ€™s most experienced Eurocopter operators from the AS350 to the EC225Â®. It is the largest user of the EC135 in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to select the aircraft for its safety features, industry-leading avionics and rear clamshell doors.
Offshore oil exploration continues to rely on Eurocopterâ€™s EC135 for its combination of power, performance and spacious, flexible cabin to fulfill shuttle and ferry missions. The latest versions of the aircraft, EC135 P2e and EC135 T2e, deliver a max gross weight of 6,504 lbs. and an increase in useful load of 88 lbs. The EC135 has made a name for itself in a variety of other missions in the United States, as well, including air medical, law enforcement, utility, and VIP.