17-May-2012 Source: Eurocopter
Eurocopter’s activity at EBACE was led by a contract signature for the supply of six AS350 B3e helicopters and one EC130 T2 to Eurocopterâ€™s Swiss-based distributor, Europavia.
The new single-engine rotorcraft for Europavia will be delivered to this distributor in 2013-2014, and are to be utilized in multi-purpose missions that include aerial work and VIP transportation. The AS350B3e is Eurocopterâ€™s enhanced variant of its best-selling Ecureuil family that was launched last year, while the increased-performance EC130 T2 was unveiled in 2012 with improved operational performance and increased versatility.
These latest rotorcraft expand Europaviaâ€™s business base with Eurocopter, building on the two EC145 T2s it ordered in 2011, and the initial two Swiss market EC130 T2s announced earlier this year for passenger and utility operations. EBACE was also the occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Eurocopterâ€™s distributor, whose EC135 was exhibited in Eurocopterâ€™s booth.