13-Aug-2014 Source: Airbus Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters will be demonstrating the capabilities of its workhorse twin engine EC225 to Myanmar’s rapidly growing oil and gas industry. This will take place at Yangon International Airport this week.
With its operational range and payload lift capability, the EC225 is perfectly suited for deep-water research and servicing flights to offshore areas, which are now being opened to the exploitation of oil and gas resources off Myanmar’s coast.
“This event is made possible thanks to the support of international EC225 operators, namely Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNHS) who generously offered their EC225, as well as Heli Union who is hosting the aircraft at their Yangon base during this demonstration period,” said Derek Sharples, the Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia.
The EC225 is a high-performance heavy twin-engine helicopter in the 10-11 metric ton category, offering superior speed, range, payload, optimal safety and reliability. It is the latest version of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma/Cougar family, which has logged more than four million flight hours in operations around the globe.
Seating up to 19 passengers, the EC225 is recognized as the reference for offshore and passenger transport missions, as well as search and rescue (SAR) operations. Its multi-purpose design enables quick reconfiguration for other missions such as fire-fighting, power-line assembly, disaster management, etc. Having accumulated more than 300,000 flight hours worldwide by almost 1,000 aircraft delivered to some 100 operators, the EC225 validates its capability of performing missions at all latitudes in a full range of conditions.
About Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia
Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia (AHSA) is the regional headquarters of Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer. Established in 1977 in Singapore, AHSA is the training and technical hub, and handles sales and customer support activities of 15 territories in total. In 2013, AHSA achieved a turnover of 112 million euros. With a staff-strength of more than 220 professionals, the company has developed a successful commercial network of Singapore-based sales team and regional sales managers and technical representatives, servicing and maintaining more than 300 helicopters in the region. Website: www.airbushelicopters.com.sg.
About Airbus Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense related services. Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer and employs more than 23,000 people worldwide. With 46 percent market share in civil and parapublic sectors, the company’s fleet in service includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries. Airbus Helicopters’ international presence is marked by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries, and its worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents. Airbus Helicopters’ range of civil and military helicopters is the world’s largest; its aircraft account for one third of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. The company’s chief priority is to ensure the safe operation of its aircraft for the thousands of people who fly more than 3 million hours per year.