03/30/2011 : EADS and Eurocopter, trailblazers for the Greater Paris Aeronautics Center of Excellence, plan to consolidate some activities at Dugny - On March 25, 2011, EADS and its subsidiary Eurocopter Group officially received the backing of the French authorities for their joint project to transfer some activities from Eurocopter's La Courneuve plant, together with a part of EADS’ Suresnes-based research and development activities, to the city of Dugny.
03/28/2011 : Eurocopter to acquire Vector Aerospace Corporation - thus becoming a global player in Aerospace Support and Services - Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS (EUR:EAD) and Vector Aerospace Corporation (TSX:RNO), a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, have entered into a Support Agreement pursuant to which Eurocopter Holding will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vector Aerospace by way of a take-over bid for consideration of C in cash per Common Share (the Offer).
03/17/2011 : Ontario Police Department Orders Third AS350 B2 - American Eurocopter is pleased to announce that the Ontario (CA) Police Department has ordered their third AS350 B2. The aircraft, which will enter service in late spring, will primarily be used for aerial patrol and special operations surveillance.
03/10/2011 : Heli-Expo 2011: New agreements for 68 helicopters validate Eurocopter's competitiveness as the industry moves toward a recovery - Eurocopter booked 68 new orders and agreements during this week’s Heli-Expo 2011 exposition...
03/08/2011 : UTair Aviation signs a firm order for 15 Eurocopter EC175 helicopters - Russia's UTair Aviation today signed a firm contract for the acquisition of 15 EC175 helicopters, extending its long-term strategic partnership with Eurocopter and the Eurocopter Vostok subsidiary in Russia and the CIS.
03/07/2011 : Eurocopter further enhances the product line with evolution versions of four helicopters in its rotary-wing aircraft range - A comprehensive evolution of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line was announced at the Heli-Expo 2011 exposition in Orlando, Florida...
03/07/2011 : Eurocopter expands its product line with the EC145 T2 helicopter, integrating more powerful engines, a Fenestron tail rotor, new avionics and mission capabilities upgrades - The newest member of Eurocopter’s helicopter family was formally launched today with the unveiling of its EC145 T2 – an evolved version of the popular twin-engine EC145 that incorporates new Arriel 2E engines, along with the company’s Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, upgraded main and tail rotor gear boxes, an innovative new digital avionics suite and a 4-axis autopilot. Today’s EC145 T2...
03/04/2011 : Eurocopter to introduce a new era in helicopter flight at the Heli-Expo 2011 exhibition - Eurocopter will unveil its newest helicopter and launch a comprehensive enhancement of the existing product line at Heli-Expo 2011 exposition in Orlando, Florida, underscoring the company’s commitment to innovation for the improved operating performance, efficiency and maintainability of its rotary-wing aircraft.
03/01/2011 : Eurocopter's australia-pacific subsidiary, Australian Aerospace, makes a grand entrance at the 2011 Avalon Air Show - Australian Aerospace Limited, supported by Eurocopter, the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer, brings an impressive line-up of aircraft from its rotary-wing family to the 2011 Australian International Air Show at Avalon.
02/18/2011 : Eurocopter’s presence at IDEX 2011 to focus on its helicopter capabilities for defence, security and civil missions in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf - Eurocopter’s commitment to meeting the operational requirements of governments and armed forces and civil operators in the Arab world with its broad helicopter product line will be highlighted at next week’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi (EADS exhibit stand, Booth B10, Hall 8).
02/17/2011 : Eurocopter pays tribute to its test pilot Jean Boulet, who passed away on February 15 at the age of 90 - Eurocopter pays its respects to its long-time test pilot Jean Boulet. His legendary piloting skills and passion for flying established the Group's place in the history of rotorcraft.
02/11/2011 : Eurocopter sells five AS350 B3 helicopters in India - The acquisition of five AS350 B3 helicopters by three Indian customers was announced by Eurocopter and its Eurocopter India subsidiary at the Aero India 2011 exhibition in Bangalore.
02/09/2011 : EADS North America's UH-72A Lakota helicopter program continues on-time and on-budget deliveries - Latest contract award, valued at $52 million, brings the total number of Lakotas ordered to 219 for the U.S. Army and Navy
02/09/2011 : Eurocopter to extend its global industrial network with a new production facility at Querétaro, Mexico - Eurocopter will create a new industrial facility in Querétaro, Mexico to support its global production network, further reinforcing the company’s manufacturing capabilities while also augmenting its presence in the Latin American marketplace.
02/07/2011 : Eurocopter brings the AS550 C3 Fennec helicopter to Aero India 2011 for the first time - Eurocopter’s AS550 C3 Fennec helicopter will make its Indian public debut at this month’s Aero India 2011 exhibition in Bangalore, showcasing the candidate for India’s acquisition of new rotary-wing aircraft in reconnaissance and surveillance missions.
02/01/2011 : Eurocopter inaugurates its new North Sea Service Centre with an EC225 helicopter simulator at Aberdeen in Scotland, and signs a key training contract - Eurocopter officially inaugurated its new North Sea Service Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland today, providing a highly capable training, technical support and logistics facility in close proximity to helicopter operators who support the region’s vital oil and gas industry – as well as the emerging wind farm sector. Eurocopter rotary-wing aircraft constitute the largest helicopter fleet in the UK.
01/21/2011 : Stéphane Chéry is appointed Head of International Media Relations for the Eurocopter Group - Stéphane Chéry will join Eurocopter to head the Group's International Media Relations beginning on February 1, 2011.
01/11/2011 : Eurocopter reinforces its South East Asia capabilities with an expanded new facility for the company's Singapore-based ESEA regional affiliate - Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA) today unveiled its new 8,200-square meter Singapore facility, which is a key element for the growth strategy of this Eurocopter regional affiliate in the dynamic South East Asia helicopter marketplace.
01/05/2011 : Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary to modernize 36 AS350 Ecureuil helicopters operated by the Brazilian Army Aviation Command - The Helicópteros do Brasil (Helibras) subsidiary of Eurocopter signed a contract for a major upgrade program on the Brazilian Army’s fleet of 36 AS350 Ecureuils. This modernization includes the rebuilding of three of these aircraft.
06/27/2011 : A high-level endorsement for the new Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering joint venture, which is to assemble and support EC145s in Central Asia - An agreement formalizing the industrial and commercial scope of the Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering joint venture – which will assemble and customize EC145 helicopters at a new facility in Astana – was signed in Paris today by Eurocopter President & CEO Lutz Bertling and Bolat Smagulov, President of Kazakhstan Engineering, in the presence of French and Kazakh prime ministers François Fillon and Karim Massimov.
06/24/2011 : Eurocopter's upgraded Puma Mk2 helicopter for the UK Royal Air Force makes its first flight - The first upgraded Puma Mk2 helicopter developed by Eurocopter in a life extension programme for the UK's Royal Air Force performed its initial flight this week from Eurocopter's facility at Marignane, France.
06/24/2011 : Blueway to expand its Eurocopter fleet with a fourth EC225 helicopter in support of growing North Sea offshore oil and gas operations - Eurocopter will supply a fourth EC225 to Blueway, providing additional airlift capacity as this leading European helicopter operator expands its North Sea oil and gas market services.
06/24/2011 : Eurocopter confirms contract with Héli-Union for 4 EC175 helicopters - Héli-Union is extending its long-standing relationship with Eurocopter by ordering four EC175 for offshore oil and gas missions, continuing this worldwide helicopter operator’s tradition in pioneering the introduction of highly capable new-generation rotary-wing aircraft.
06/23/2011 : Celebrating a helicopter industry icon: Eurocopter honors the Ecureuil family's past and present operating excellence, while looking to the future - Eurocopter is holding a day-long celebration at the Paris Air Show today to mark the Ecureuil helicopter family’s nearly four decades of operational excellence
06/23/2011 : Eurocopter to supply three more EC135 helicopters to the French Gendarmerie police force - Eurocopter is to deliver three additional EC135 helicopters to the French Gendarmerie, and will continue its support services for this police force’s current 12 EC135s through an extension of the company’s existing contract.
06/23/2011 : Eurocopter signs cooperation agreement with the Malaysian government related to the supply of 12 EC725 helicopters - Eurocopter signed today with the Malaysian Ministry of Defence a cooperation contract related to the supply of 12 EC725 helicopters, to be operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force in search and rescue (SAR) and utility missions.
06/23/2011 : Malaysia's Aerotree Defense & Services to purchase three EC135 helicopters - Eurocopter today received a letter of intent from Aerotree Defence & Services Sdn Bhd for the supply of three EC135s in a training and light utility role for its business expansion in Malaysia and the region - with options to purchase more of these light, multipurpose twin-engine helicopters.
06/22/2011 : Eurocopter Malaysia signs contract to upgrade Hornbill Skyways' EC135 Fleet - Eurocopter Malaysia today signed a Fleet Upgrade and Retrofit contract for all the 5 units of EC135 belonging to Hornbill Skyways. In addition to retrofitting and upgrading works, the contract also provides for a transfer of technology, with works to be completed by June 2012.
06/22/2011 : Angola's National Police Force bolsters its airborne law enforcement capability with delivery of its tenth Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter - Eurocopter is celebrating the delivery of the tenth AS350 B3 Ecureuil (Astar) helicopter to Angola’s National Police Force’s Helicopter Unit, strengthening its airborne law enforcement capabilities and at the same time, expanding its modern and versatile rotor wing fleet.
06/21/2011 : Eurocopter signs contract to equip German military NH90 TTH helicopters for forward intensive-care air medical evacuation missions - The NH90 FwdAirMedEvac configuration enables military forces to perform evacuation missions by helicopter over any terrain, day or night and in all weather and visual flight conditions – irrespective of the threat scenario. For Germany’s application, the acquisition of FwdAirMedEvac Kits will lead to a deployment of this capability in July 2012.
06/21/2011 : Air Methods Corporation Orders Four AS350 B3 Helicopters from American Eurocopter - American Eurocopter has announced that Air Methods Corporation, the world's largest air medical transportation provider, has ordered four AS350 B3 helicopters. These aircraft will update and expand its extensive fleet that already includes more than 240 Eurocopter helicopters.
06/21/2011 : American Eurocopter Ships First EC155 for University of Michigan's Survival Flight Program to Metro Aviation for completion - American Eurocopter announced that it has shipped the first EC155 bound for the University of Michigan's Survival Flight program to Metro Aviation, the air medical service provider and helicopter completions specialist based in Shreveport, LA, for completion.
06/21/2011 : American Eurocopter Delivers First WAAS EC135 to Paradigm Helicopters - Today, American Eurocopter announced the delivery of the first Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)-capable EC135 in the United States. The aircraft was delivered to Paradigm Helicopters and will be put into operation in the Houston, Texas area.
06/21/2011 : Finnish NH90 helicopters demonstrate their operational capabilities: More than 150 soldiers are airlifted over a 320 km. distance in five hours - The multi-role NH90 helicopter's ability to support large troop movements over long distances were demonstrated during the Finnish Defense Forces' main field exercise this month, in which 157 soldiers were transported 320 kilometers during two operational rotations.
06/20/2011 : Eurocopter Malaysia signs as anchor tenant for a new Helicopter Centre being developed by Malaysia Airport Holding - A new Helicopter Centre will be developed within the Malaysian International Aerospace Centre and will become the hub for all rotary wing operations and activities.
06/20/2011 : Eurocopter recruits more than 300 experienced engineers to support the helicopter industry leader "write the next chapter in its history" - Eurocopter today launched an ambitious program to hire over 300 experienced engineers for its French and German operations as the company further enhances its research and development resources in remaining the world’s helicopter industry leader.
06/14/2011 : Eurocopter innovation takes to the skies at this month's Paris Air Show: the X3 hybrid demonstrator and EC175 will make their public flight debut - Eurocopter’s commitment to innovation will be showcased at the 2011 Paris Air Show, where the company’s high-profile participation is to include the first public flight presentations of its X3 hybrid demonstrator and the new EC175 helicopter.
06/10/2011 : American Eurocopter delivers the 12th AS350 B2 to Los Angeles County Sheriff's department - Grand Prairie, TX – Today, American Eurocopter announced that it has delivered the 12th AS350 B2 to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. This completes the order of 12 AS350 B2 helicopters that were purchased in August 2010 as part of an upgrade program for the department’s Aero Bureau fleet.
05/25/2011 : Eurocopter Vostok's presence at HeliRussia 2011 includes the debut appearance of Gazpromavia's EC135 with Russian avionics at the Moscow trade show - The participation of Eurocopter Vostok at this month's HeliRussia 2011 exposition included an initial presentation of Gazpromavia's EC135 equipped with Russian avionics produced by Transas Aviation, along with the presence of an AS350 B3 operated by UTair Aviation.
05/23/2011 : The AS350 B3 Helicopter Proves Its High-Altitude Performance with Rescue on Mt. McKinley - The AStar family of helicopters has become the platform of choice for a variety of missions throughout the world.
05/20/2011 : "UTair's Training Center joins Eurocopter Global Training Network" - Andrei Martirosov, CEO UTair Aviation, and Vladimir Demkin, director of Personnel Training Center (PTC) received from Derek Sharples, Eurocopter Executive Vice President for Support and Services, a certificate of conformity to Eurocopter training standards.
05/17/2011 : Eurocopter unveils the first EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style high-end, multi-purpose helicopter at 2011 EBACE show in Geneva - Eurocopter's EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter – which features an easily transformable interior and is tailored for high-end corporate, executive and private operations – made its world debut at the 2011 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.
05/16/2011 : The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter exceeds its speed challenge: 232 knots (430 km/h.) is attained in level, stabilized flight - Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid helicopter demonstrator has delivered on the promise of pushing the frontiers in rotary-wing aviation by surpassing its original speed target of 220 kts. demonstrating the compound aircraft’s performance, capabilities and maturity.
05/11/2011 : American Eurocopter Delivers Fourth EC145 to Geisinger Medical Center - During an event at the company’s Delivery Center in Grand Prairie, American Eurocopter celebrated the delivery of the fourth EC145 to Geisinger Medical Center’s Life Flight® program. The aircraft is part of an ongoing fleet replacement initiative as the Life Flight program continues to standardize its fleet on the proven and popular EC145 platform.
05/09/2011 : Eurocopter breaks ground for its new high-tech integrated development center in Donauwörth, Germany - A groundbreaking ceremony at Eurocopter’s German site in Donauwörth today marked the official start of construction work on the company’s new integrated development center, part of the Systemhaus project.
04/21/2011 : Eurocopter Holding and Vector Aerospace Corporation Mail Bid Materials - Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS and Vector Aerospace Corporation a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, are pleased to announce that the formal bid circular in respect of the offer by 7762798 Canada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurocopter Holding, to acquire at a price of C.00 in cash per share all of the outstanding Common Shares of Vector Aerospace...
04/19/2011 : Eurocopter delivers the milestone 1,000th Dauphin helicopter to India's Pawan Hans Helicopters - Eurocopter's 1,000th helicopter from its Dauphin family was delivered today to India's Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, the world's largest civilian operator of this successful twin-engine, medium weight rotary-wing aircraft.
04/18/2011 : EADS North America conducts flight demonstrations of its Armed Aerial Scout 72X Technical Demonstration Aircraft - EADS North America is conducting flight demonstrations of its company-funded Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) helicopter at the Nashville International Airport this week to coincide with a nearby military aviation exposition.
04/12/2011 : Eurocopter's expanding presence in Latin America with its Helibras Brazilian affiliate is highlighted at the LAAD 2011 defense show - The EC725 helicopter is spotlighted, underscoring Brazil’s major acquisition of these rotary-wing aircraft and the key industrial role of Helibras in their production
04/04/2011 : Eurocopter poised to lead the business aviation and private helicopter market in China as the country opens up its low altitude airspace in the coming years - As China looks to open up its low altitude airspace in the coming years, Eurocopter is well-positioned to cater to an expected growth in demand for helicopters, which will become a vital complement to business jets for corporate and VIP air transport.
09/30/2011 : CHC Helicopter orders 20 additional Eurocopter EC225s, expanding world’s largest fleet of Super Puma family helicopters - CHC Helicopter has ordered and will incorporate 20 more Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma twin-engine helicopters into its operations over the next several years, CHC and Eurocopter announced today.
09/29/2011 : Eurocopter’s EC225 helicopter Full Flight Simulator at Aberdeen, Scotland logged 1000 hours of training in September, 2011 - Eurocopter’s latest high-fidelity helicopter training device, the EC225 simulator at its new North Sea Service Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland offers unmatched training opportunities for helicopter pilots who fly in the challenging off-shore environment for the oil and gas industry, as well as for crews performing search and rescue missions.
09/28/2011 : Eurocopter’s enhanced EC145 T2 helicopter to foster the company’s leadership in UK national resilience - The EC145 T2 evolved version of Eurocopter’s popular twin-engine EC145 – which is making its debut appearance at the annual Helitech helicopter exposition in Duxford – responds to the UK’s demanding emergency services needs.
09/28/2011 : Eurocopter marks 10,000 hours of flight for an EC135 T2 helicopter with the UK’s Chiltern Air Support Unit based in Bedfordshire - Eurocopter today celebrated the 10,000 flight hour milestone for Chiltern Air Support Unit's EC135 T2 helicopter based at RAF Henlow - the Royal Air Force station in Bedfordshire, England.
09/26/2011 : Eurocopter’s innovation, service and support capabilities for the UK market will be spotlighted at the Helitech 2011 helicopter show - Eurocopter’s strong presence in the UK multi-mission helicopter marketplace will be demonstrated at the Helitech 2011 show and conference, which is to include this event’s first appearance of the EC145 T2 – the company’s new generation version of its workhorse twin-engine EC145.
09/15/2011 : Eurocopter showcases its three most successful helicopter versions in China at the country's first exposition for rotary-wing aircraft - During China's inaugural helicopter exposition being held this week in Tianjin, Eurocopter will showcase three of its most successful models currently operating in the country: the AS350 B3, EC135 and EC225.
09/12/2011 : Spain orders a Eurocopter EC225 helicopter for sea search & rescue and pollution control missions - Eurocopter has signed a contract to supply an EC225 helicopter for Spain following its recent success in the country’s competition to select a new rotary-wing aircraft for maritime search & rescue (SAR) and pollution control operations.
09/12/2011 : Air Greenland orders two EC225 helicopters for use in all-weather missions, including search and rescue - Air Greenland has placed its first order for Eurocopter’s EC225 medium twin-engine helicopter, acquiring two of these rotary-wing aircraft for duties that are to include all-weather search and rescue (SAR) and all-weather passenger transportation missions.
09/08/2011 : Eurocopter to supply two EC155 helicopters to the Dalian police in China, the first of which will support this month’s “Summer Davos” meeting - The Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau in northeast China is acquiring two EC155 helicopters from Eurocopter for police missions, with the initial rotary-wing aircraft deployed during an upcoming meeting of the World Economic Forum.
08/25/2011 : EADS North America passes the halfway mark in deliveries of the U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter - EADS North America has achieved another milestone on the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program as the company has delivered more than half of the planned 345 Lakotas to the U.S. Army.
08/18/2011 : Japan Coast Guard to boost its fleet with new EC225 helicopters after intensive rescue missions in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami - Following intensive relief operations after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March, the Japan Coast Guard, Eurocopter Group and Eurocopter Japan have signed a tripartite contract for the supply of three additional EC225 helicopters to the Japan Coast Guard...
08/16/2011 : Eurocopter begins the deliveries of 20 Ecureuil helicopters ordered by UTair Aviation in the largest contract of its type for Russia and the CIS - Eurocopter has delivered the first of 20 Ecureuil family helicopters contracted last autumn by Russia’s UTair Aviation in the largest acquisition of its kind for the Russian and CIS market in the lightweight helicopter segment.
08/16/2011 : Eurocopter’s presence at the 2011 MAKS Aviasalon underscores its helicopter leadership in the Russian and CIS marketplace - Eurocopter is highlighting the capabilities of its helicopter product line for the Russian and CIS market with the company’s participation at this week’s MAKS Aviasalon industry event, being held at Zhukovsky Airfield near Moscow.
08/16/2011 : Eurocopter’s EC145 helicopter will strengthen the Namibia Police Air Wing - Namibia’s Ministry of Safety & Security has ordered a Eurocopter EC145 to expand the capabilities and reach of the Namibia Police Force’s (NAMPOL) Air Wing.
08/05/2011 : Eurocopter delivers the fourth EC225 to China Ministry of Transport for offshore search and rescue missions - The delivery of the latest EC225 to the China Ministry of Transport’s Rescue and Salvage Bureau completes the fulfilment of the contract signed in 2009 for the supply of two EC225 for offshore search and rescue missions, with the earlier unit being delivered end of June this year.
07/28/2011 : Eurocopter's EC135 to enter service with the sea pilots at France's third largest port, Dunkirk - The sea pilots of Dunkirk's Grand Port Maritime will benefit from the reliability and safety of Eurocopter's EC135 when the twin-engine helicopter enters service at one of France's busiest port facilities.
07/28/2011 : Eurocopter and the Mahindra Group sign Memorandum of Understanding for trade partnership to strengthen India's civil helicopter industry - Mahindra Aerospace and Mahindra Satyam - representing the aerospace manufacturing and engineering capabilities of India's industrial house, the Mahindra Group - today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a trade partnership with the Eurocopter Group and its Indian subsidiary, Eurocopter India.
07/22/2011 : Eurocopter and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited sign cooperation agreements to fortify their 50 year long relationship - Eurocopter, the world's leading helicopter manufacturer, and Asia's leading company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), have reiterated their commitment to take their fivedecade long relationship to the next level.
07/21/2011 : Eurocopter officially hands over its 1,000th EC135 helicopter to the ADAC - Eurocopter today delivered the 1,000th EC135 to its new owner. Fifteen years after the first of these helicopters rolled off the production line at the Eurocopter plant in Donauwörth, the group's President and CEO Lutz Bertling handed the keys of the new aircraft on this landmark occasion to Peter Meyer, the President of ADAC, Germany's largest automobile club and one of Eurocopter's longest-standing major customers.
07/12/2011 : Eurocopter delivers the 100th EC225 to Bristow Group - Eurocopter today marked the 100th delivery of an EC225, which was received by Bristow Group Inc. (Bristow) – the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry worldwide.
07/07/2011 : Hélidax Passes the 20,000 Flight Hour Mark with its EC120s - Hélidax, owned by DCI and INAER, has announced that it has passed the 20,000 flight hour mark with its fleet of Eurocopter EC120 Colibri aircraft—in under 13 months of operations.
07/02/2011 : Eurocopter and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia Renew Teaming Framework Agreement to extend its partnership in Indonesia - Witnessed by French Prime Minister François Fillon in Jakarta, Eurocopter and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (also known as Indonesian Aerospace) signed today a new teaming framework agreement
07/01/2011 : Eurocopter Holding Acquires 98.32% Of Vector Aerospace Corporation Shares Following C.00/Share Cash Offer - - Acquisition Bolsters Eurocopter’s Support & Services Activities - Compulsory Acquisition Planned To Obtain 100%
12/22/2011 : Eurocopter delivers two EC225s to Héli-Union for offshore operations - Eurocopter delivered today two EC225s to Héli-Union, a leading provider of commercial air transportation services worldwide. The new helicopters are the first EC225s to join the company's fleet of some 30 rotary-wing aircraft.
12/22/2011 : Eurocopter is selected to provide another EC225 helicopter for the Tokyo Fire Department's Tachikawa Air Squadron - The Tokyo Fire Department has ordered a second EC225 helicopter to further expand its Eurocopter-built rotary-wing fleet, which already has seen significant operational service in Japan - including rescue and recovery efforts following the country's earthquake and tsunami in March.
12/21/2011 : Eurocopter will supply seven EC225 LP helicopters to China's CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co. and develop new cooperative training, maintenance services - CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) has ordered seven EC225 LP long-range helicopters in a new agreement with Eurocopter that also paves the way for future joint ventures involving the two companies in training and maintenance services to serve China’s rapidly-developing rotary-wing market.
12/21/2011 : The Ecuadorian Army reaffirms its commitment to Eurocopter with the delivery of two new AS350 B2 helicopters - Eurocopter has delivered the first two Ecureuil AS350 B2 of nine helicopters contracted by the Ecuadorian Armed Forces in July 2010 under its extensive modernization program.
12/20/2011 : Eurocopter delivers an EC135 “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès” to Capital Air Services of the U.K. - Capital Air Services Ltd. yesterday received a Eurocopter EC135 “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès” – providing this U.K.-based European corporate helicopter charter specialist with a high-end helicopter for customers seeking excellence and optimum comfort.
12/15/2011 : Eurocopter Romania delivers a new EC135 to the Romanian Ministry of Health - A ceremony was held in Bucharest today for the delivery by Eurocopter Romania, a subsidiary of Eurocopter - the world's leading civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer - of an EC135 helicopter to Romania's Ministry of Health.
12/14/2011 : Australian Aerospace Delivers 15th MRH90 Helicopter - Local defence manufacturer, Australian Aerospace, yesterday delivered the 15th MRH90 (Multi-Role Helicopter), tail number 014, to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) – the second such handover in two weeks following signing of an agreement to overcome Program issues and ensure timely delivery of the world’s most advanced helicopters.
12/12/2011 : Two new orders of Eurocopter EC225 confirmed at LIMA 2011 EC225 remains the preferred heavy helicopter for offshore operations in Malaysia - Eurocopter Malaysia keeps up its 100% market share in the heavy helicopter category for offshore operations in Malaysia with two EC225 helicopter orders confirmed at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2011 (LIMA), in addition to eight others operating in the country.
12/06/2011 : The Royal Malaysian Air Force’s first EC725 helicopter is unveiled at the LIMA 2011 exhibition in a live video broadcast from Eurocopter’s French headquarters - The production roll-out of Eurocopter’s no. 1 EC725 helicopter for the Royal Malaysian Air Force...
12/05/2011 : Eurocopter's state-of-the-art Tiger attack helicopter takes to the skies in Malaysia at the LIMA 2011 exhibition - Eurocopter stands ready to propose its latest-generation Tiger attack helicopter to bolster Malaysia's defense capability as the company showcases this combat-proven multi-role aircraft during flight demonstrations at the 2011 Langkawi Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA).
12/02/2011 : Eurocopter Chile S.A. celebrates 10 years “Ever higher together" - Eurocopter opted for a sunset in the foothills of the Andes near Santiago as the backdrop for the tenth anniversary of the company’s establishment in Chile, which was attended by over 300 guests.
12/01/2011 : Australian Aerospace delivers final Tiger to Defence - A program to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with an unrivalled armed reconnaissance helicopter capability achieved a major milestone today with the delivery of the last production Tiger Helicopter.
11/25/2011 : Eurocopter delivers the first of six EC145s ordered by the Republic of Kazakhstan - Eurocopter delivered the first of six EC145s ordered to date by the Kazakh Ministries of Defense and Emergencies. A total of 45 of the helicopters are to be purchased, and will be assembled by the new joint venture Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering, in which Eurocopter and Kazakhstan Engineering have a 50/50 share.
11/24/2011 : Marlog project: Eurocopter officially ends work on its ambitious program to optimize the Group’s logistics chain - Eurocopter has inaugurated its new logistics platform at its industrial site in Marignane, marking the end to an innovative program to re-engineer the Group’s entire logistics chain and implement a flexible, high-performance tool.
11/21/2011 : Eurocopter expands into South West China through a purchase agreement with Xilin Fengteng - Eurocopter successfully expands its footprint in China to the South Western region, with a landmark agreement signed with Xilin Fengteng for the sale of two helicopters – one EC120 B and one EC135 – for use in multiple general aviation missions.
11/18/2011 : RTE announces the creation of AIRTELIS and selects Eurocopter’s EC225 for new maintenance and support techniques on electrical power lines - AIRTELIS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RTE specializing in heliborne operations, received its first EC225 helicopter today from Eurocopter – the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer in the civil market.
11/16/2011 : Eurocopter reinforces its maintenance, support and commercial presence in the Middle East and Asia - New agreements announced during this week’s Dubai Airshow further enhance Eurocopter’s Middle East and Asia footprint, creating a cooperative maintenance program for Royal Jordanian Air Force AS 332 M1 Super Pumas, establishing customer support services for helicopters with the United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces, and marking the sale of a corporate EC130 B4 to Pakistan.
11/15/2011 : A strong alliance from day one: the DRF Luftrettung orders 25 type EC145 T2 helicopters – once again choosing Eurocopter - Eurocopter and the German air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung signed a purchase agreement last night for 25 helicopters of the newest generation – the EC145 T2.
11/10/2011 : Eurocopter in the Middle East: Meeting the needs of a growing, evolving market with a long-term commitment to product excellence and cooperation - Eurocopter’s participation at the 2011 Dubai Airshow will underscore its market leadership in the Middle East with a competitive, capable helicopter product line, as well as the company’s dedication to a continued local presence through partnerships and cooperation.
11/08/2011 : Development of the multi-role NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter is formally completed with its approval in the final operational configuration - The NH90 program has reached a major milestone with the declaration of compliance for the NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) variant’s Final Operational Configuration, This marks the NH-90 TTH’s development completion, and enables deliveries to begin before year-end in the helicopter’s full operational definition.
11/07/2011 : Eurocopter China and Wuhan Helicopter sign contract for the purchase of three helicopters on the occasion of a French ministerial visit - The three helicopters are the first Eurocopter models to be included in Wuhan Helicopter’s fleet, and comprise two AS350 B3e and one EC120 B. Intended for utility missions, they are scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2013.
11/02/2011 : Eurocopter and the Civil Aviation Flight University of China commence China’s very first helicopter ab-initio technician training program to meet the needs of the country’s burgeoning aviation sector - The Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) begins its first helicopter ab-initio technician training class with 15 students, signalling the start of a long-term plan devised by Eurocopter and CAFUC to develop a pool of qualified helicopter technicians to meet China’s future needs in the expanding general aviation sector.
10/26/2011 : Eurocopter begins construction of a new industrial facility in the Mexican state of Querétaro for production of aerostructures and components - A groundbreaking ceremony yesterday marked the official start of construction work on Eurocopter's new manufacturing plant in Querétaro, Mexico, which will manufacture aeronautical components and subassemblies.
10/25/2011 : Baltimore Police Department Orders Four EC120's - Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter announced today that the Baltimore Police Department has ordered four EC120’s to replace its current fleet of four aircraft. The department is one of the leading law enforcement operators of the EC120 in the world. The new helicopters will be part of a fleet renewal program and are scheduled to start delivering in summer 2012.
10/21/2011 : Eurocopter Chile Delivers the First Ecureuil AS350 B3e for the Americas to Servicios Aéreos Kipreos - The Eurocopter Chile subsidiary of Eurocopter delivered an AS350 B3e helicopter to Servicios Aéreos Kipreos today, making it the first operator to receive this new version of the Ecureuil rotary-wing aircraft in the Americas.
10/19/2011 : Eurocopter stands ready to provide the appropriate platforms for future defense needs of the Republic of Korea - In a strong signal of its capacity and capability to provide for South Korea’s defense needs, Eurocopter indicates its interest in participating in the two Request for Proposals (RFPs) likely to be issued in 2012, proposing the Panther platform for the Light Attack Helicopter (LAH) program and the Tiger for the Heavy Attack Helicopter (AH-X) program.
10/18/2011 : Eurocopter reinforces its commitment to strengthen the Republic of Korea’s aerospace industry, and highlights the Surion and its naval derivative - At the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2011, Eurocopter will be showcasing a 1/10 scale model of the Surion at the EADS stand (Hall D, stand no. D12).
10/12/2011 : Eurocopter strengthens its Colombian market presence with Helistar’s order for three more EC145 helicopters - Colombian operator Helistar has signed a contract with Eurocopter de México, subsidiary of Eurocopter Group, to purchase three EC145s.
10/11/2011 : EADS North America readies its Armed Aerial Scout 72X helicopter for competitive fly off demonstration - In anticipation of a competitive flight demonstration, EADS North America’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) is on display at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) convention this week in Washington, DC.
10/05/2011 : Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company orders a third Eurocopter EC225 helicopter for offshore oil and gas operations - The Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) of Vietnam has signed a contract with Eurocopter South East Asia for a third EC225, with an option for another, to be added to its fleet for offshore oil and gas operations.
10/04/2011 : Eurocopter innovation puts the focus on safety with the world’s first flight of a hybrid helicopter combining an internal combustion engine and an electric motor - Eurocopter has successfully tested a hybrid helicopter that combines a turboshaft internal combustion engine with an electric motor for a world premiere, marking a new milestone in its innovation roadmap that opens the way for further enhancements in rotary-wing aircraft safety.