Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) announced the sale of an enhanced AS350 B3e to Coast to Coast Helicopters group â€“ a utility helicopters group. The aircraft will be operated by one of the groupâ€™s operators: Mustang Helicopters.
â€œThe high-performance AS350 B3e offers versatility, space and updated safety features that are well suited for Coast to Coastâ€™s variety of utility missions,â€ said Guy Joannes, President & CEO, ECL. â€œWe are extremely proud to support Coast to Coast to further strengthen its operations and look forward to contributing to the success of its complex missions.â€
The aircraftâ€™s operators, Mustang Helicopters, operate an impressive fleet of 12 AS350 B2 helicopters.
â€œWe have always been impressed with the Astar family of helicopters,â€ said Frederic Allard, President, Mustang Helicopters. â€œThe single engine, light weight AS350 B3e will lend additional support to our utility missions thanks to its effective lifting power capacity, endurance and maneuverability.â€
The AS350 B3e is an evolution of Eurocopterâ€™s single-engine AS350 B3. Its new powerful Arriel 2D turboshaft engine offers state-of-the-art technology for outstanding reliability, simplified maintenance and low operating costs.
Coast to Coastâ€™s fleet is composed of 19 varieties, including medium, intermediate and light lift helicopters and fixed wing, operating from a global network of bases across Canada.
The AS350 B3e is a high-performance helicopter capable of carrying out the most demanding missions in extreme weather and geographical conditions. Additional features of the Turbomeca Arriel 2D turboshaft engine include a new-generation digital FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) and an engine data recorder for condition monitoring. The integration of Eurocopterâ€™s dual-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) in the cockpit allows pilots to check primary aircraft and engine parameters in one glance â€“ thus reducing workload and enhancing safety. Eurocopterâ€™s application of composite materials for the helicopterâ€™s airframe, rotors and main rotor head gives the AS350 B3e the best protection against corrosion, thereby reducing maintenance costs.
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