12-Mar-2013 Source: Eurocopter
Eurocopter and American Eurocopter are bringing a new EC175 helicopter, configured for offshore oil and gas industry transport, to the Houston area for demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, March 14-15.
As part of the demonstration tour news media are invited to come see and fly in the EC175 on March 14 at Western Airways, 100 Jim Davidson Dr., at the Sugar Land Regional Airport.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes lunch. There will be briefings about the EC175 from Eurocopter personnel and demonstration flights. A chase helicopter will be available to carry photographers for aerial photos and video.
The EC175 began its U.S. demonstration tour Feb. 25, at Bristow Group in New Iberia, La. It was exhibited at the Heli-Expo 2013 trade show in Las Vegas last week and will make other demonstration stops before arriving in Sugarland. Eurocopter has announced orders for more than 40 of the new helicopters.
The EC175 is designed to carry up to 16 passengers in comfort over long distances, making it ideal for offshore transport. It was developed using the latest design and production tools and incorporates the latest in communications and safety technology.
About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin aircraft, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss