03/28/2012 : Eurocopter helicopters provide performance and capacity in meeting the varied mission requirements of India’s military forces - The capabilities of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line to fulfill a full range of mission requirements for the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard will be spotlighted at this month’s Defexpo 2012 exposition in New Delhi.
03/27/2012 : Eurocopter takes the lead at ABACE 2012 to showcase its ability and readiness to support Asia’s growing business aviation market - Eurocopter will exhibit in the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) held in Shanghai from 27-29 March, with two of its most popular helicopter models for business aviation on display – one AS350 B3 Ecureuil on static display and one mock-up of its light twin-engine EC135 at Stand No. P616.
03/21/2012 : All Nippon Helicopter acquires two Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin rotorcraft for electronic newsgathering missions with Japanese broadcaster NHK - Eurocopter Japan has received an order for two new AS365 N3+ Dauphins from All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) to replace two rotary-wing aircraft from its existing fleet for use in electronic newsgathering missions on behalf of Japanese national broadcaster, NHK.
03/20/2012 : Eurocopter confirms its market leadership and strong commitment to Latin American customers at FIDAE - Eurocopter’s participation at the FIDAE International Air and Space Show in Santiago de Chile will underscore its strong presence in Latin America with a competitive range of products perfectly adapted to the growing needs of customers in the region.
03/19/2012 : Eurocopter announces three new bookings including AS350 B3e, EC135 and EC155 for corporate use at India Aviation 2012 - Eurocopter India, a subsidiary of Eurocopter, today announced its first bookings in India for 2012.
03/16/2012 : Eurocopter, the world leader in the civil and parapublic helicopter market, has been named once again France’s most attractive employer - Eurocopter has again come out on top in the Randstad Award survey, after being voted France’s most attractive employer across all sectors for the second year running.
03/15/2012 : Eurocopter's EC225 full-flight simulator in Scotland logs more than 2,000 training hours and receives U.K. certification renewal to pursue operation into 2013 - The latest full-flight simulator in Eurocopter's growing global training network has marked two key achievements as the Aberdeen, Scotland-based EC225 device accumulates more than 2,000 flight hours and passes the government-mandated recurrent evaluation that enables its use into 2013.
03/14/2012 : Japan's Ministry of Defense to acquire a Eurocopter EC225 for passenger transportation - Eurocopter Japan, a subsidiary of Eurocopter Group, will supply one EC225 to the Japan Ministry of Defense, to be operated by the Japanese ground self defense force for passenger transport.
03/13/2012 : Eurocopter soars high in India as its in-country subsidiary leads the Indian civil and parapublic helicopter markets' evolution - Eurocopter India delivered a strong performance during the first year of operation as a full-fledged Eurocopter subsidiary, leading the market with 65 percent of new aircraft deliveries in 2011.
03/05/2012 : Eurocopter’s presence at ABU DHABI AIR EXPO 2012 to focus on its helicopter capabilities for business aviation and private segment - Eurocopter is well-positioned to cater to an expected growth in demand for helicopters, which is a vital complement to business jets for corporate and VIP air transport.
03/02/2012 : EADS North America delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter to U.S. Army - EADS North America delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) today to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at the company's American Eurocopter production facility in Columbus, Miss.
03/01/2012 : Eurocopter delivers a new AS350 B3 to EMSEGURIDAD-Q of Quito - Eurocopter's Mexican subsidiary, Eurocopter de México (EMSA), has delivered a single-engine AS350 B3 helicopter to EMSEGURIDAD-Q, Quito's Metropolitan Public Security and Civic Engagement Logistics Agency. The aircraft will be used in law enforcement missions.
02/23/2012 : Eurocopter concludes the Singapore Airshow 2012 with a landmark agreement for its first civil helicopter sale in Bangladesh - An agreement was signed with R&R Aviation on the last day of the Singapore Airshow for two brand new Eurocopter EC130 B4, marking Eurocopter’s breakthrough into the Bangladeshi market with its first new civil helicopter sale.
02/16/2012 : Eurocopter designates its South East Asia subsidiary as the Asia Pacific training and MRO hub for its world-renowned Dauphin helicopters - As part of Eurocopter’s Vision 2020 to achieve a balanced portfolio with emphasis on growing the Support & Services line of business, its South East Asia subsidiary based in Singapore will serve as a hub for the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, to provide training, major inspection and heavy structural repairs for the medium twin-engine Dauphin family of helicopters.
02/15/2012 : Eurocopter completes another successful Heli-Expo 2012, launching the latest helicopter evolution and logging 191 bookings - Eurocopter has wrapped up a highly successful 2012 Heli-Expo exposition, marking 20 years of helicopter excellence announcing orders and commitments for 191 rotary-wing aircraft, as well as spotlighting the latest innovation in production, safety and services.
02/15/2012 : Vietnam's Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation acquires its fourth Eurocopter EC225 helicopter for offshore oil and gas operations - The Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation of Vietnam (VNH South) signed a contract today with Eurocopter South East Asia for its fourth EC225 heavy helicopter.
02/14/2012 : Panama’s Heliflight Maintenance Center is recognized for its first year of operations as a Eurocopter-certified maintenance facility - Heliflight Maintenance Center’s first year of operations as a Eurocopter-certified maintenance operation in Panama was marked today during a ceremony held at the Heli-Expo 2012 exhibition in Dallas, Texas.
02/13/2012 : DRF Luftrettung signs a power-by-the-hour service agreement for its large Eurocopter helicopter fleet - Germany’s DRF Luftrettung today signed a power-by-the-hour service agreement with Eurocopter, ensuring optimized technical support with fixed maintenance costs and minimized downtime for this air rescue organization’s large helicopter fleet.
02/13/2012 : Fleet expansion in paradise: Corail Hélicoptères orders two Eurocopter EC130 B4 helicopters for Réunion island tourism and air taxi flights - Corail Hélicoptères – which operates an all-Eurocopter rotary-wing aircraft fleet – has ordered two new EC130 B4s, bringing this helicopter of reference for worldwide tourism operations into service with the Réunion island operator during 2012.
02/13/2012 : Eurocopter to supply four EC145 T2 helicopters for Scandinavian Air Ambulance’s emergency medical airlift missions - Scandinavian Air Ambulance is acquiring four Eurocopter EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical transportation services in the north of Finland, with these rotary-wing aircraft performing demanding day/night operations over land and water in temperatures ranging from - 45°C to +35°C.
02/12/2012 : Eurocopter recognizes Mexico’s Pegaso for its flight-hour operational milestone with an EC135 helicopter - Eurocopter presented yesterday an award of excellence to Transportes Aereos Pegaso for the more than 2,000 flight hours logged in 2011 by one of this operator’s EC135 P2 helicopters during oil and gas industry transportation missions in the Gulf of Mexico.
02/12/2012 : Air Greenland orders the AS350 B3e helicopter to expand its fleet of Ecureuil family rotary-wing aircraft - Eurocopter signed yesterday a contract to supply Air Greenland with one enhanced AS350 B3e version, marking the latest expansion of this European operator’s Ecureuil single-engine family fleet.
02/12/2012 : Germany's HTM Helicopter Travel Munich will expand its Eurocopter helicopter fleet with the addition of an EC145 T2 - HTM Helicopter Travel Munich today signed a letter of intent to acquire an EC145 T2, adding this enhanced version of Eurocopter’s popular EC145 rotary-wing aircraft to its fleet for the servicing of offshore wind farms.
02/12/2012 : Milestone Aviation Group Signs for 16 Eurocopter EC225 - Milestone Aviation Group and Eurocopter today announced an order for 16 EC225 aircraft. These aircraft are valued at €362 million (US 0 million) and will be delivered over five years, starting in 2013.
02/12/2012 : Eurocopter unveils its new EC130 T2 with optimized performance, comfort and mission diversity - Seven launch customers order 105 helicopters - Eurocopter today unveiled its newest helicopter, the EC130 T2, which features enhanced comfort, improved operational performance and increased versatility for this popular member of the company’s lightweight single-engine product line.
02/10/2012 : Eurocopter's "Joséphine" Project adopts the official title of Paris-le Bourget and is granted the label "Grand Paris" - The project under which the activities at Eurocopter’s La Courneuve site are to be transfered to Dugny – called Project “Joséphine” and officially known as Paris-le Bourget – was granted the label “Grand Paris” at a ceremony attended by Maurice Leroy, the Minister for Cities who is in charge of Grand Paris, Daniel Canépa, Prefect of Paris and the Île-de-France region and Patrick Braouezec, Deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis.
02/09/2012 : Eurocopter spotlights its helicopter leadership with the company's latest products and innovation exhibited at Heli-Expo 2012 - Eurocopter’s 20th anniversary will be celebrated with a high-profile participation at next week’s Heli-Expo 2012 exposition at Dallas, Texas, which is to include the unveiling of its latest evolved helicopter version and the highlighting of innovation that is key to the company’s rotary-wing industry leadership.
01/30/2012 : Eurocopter delivers today the first NH90 TTH qualified in its Final Operational Configuration (FOC) - During a visit by the French Defense Minister Gérard Longuet to its facilities in Marignane, Eurocopter officially delivered the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) qualified in its final operational configuration to the French armament procurement agency today.
01/27/2012 : EADS Board of Directors announces future top management appointments and Board composition - The EADS Board of Directors has met today for one of its regularly scheduled meetings in Amsterdam. During this meeting the following decisions have been taken:
01/26/2012 : Eurocopter de México Delivers a Second AS350 B2 to the Quito Aerial Police Service - Eurocopter's Mexican subsidiary, Eurocopter de México S.A. (EMSA), delivered a single-engine AS350 B2 helicopter to the Quito Aerial Police Service, of the Ecuadorian National Police Force, for use on public security missions.
01/24/2012 : Eurocopter boosts its sales by 12 percent in 2011 and increases order intake by more than 100 helicopters - Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefitted from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services businesses and optimizing internal operations.
01/16/2012 : Eurocopter's EC135 proves itself yet again for civil service missions, logging 100,000 flight hours in the German Federal Police’s helicopter fleet - Eurocopter recognized the German Federal Police for reaching the 100,000 total flight hour mark with its EC135 fleet, which performs thousands of operations annually across Germany for law enforcement, home security and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services missions.
01/12/2012 : Kenya Police Air Wing becomes first African customer to operate Eurocopter’s enhanced AS350B3e helicopter - The Kenya Police Air-Wing is expanding its airborne law enforcement and crime prevention unit with the delivery of a Eurocopter AS350 B3e Ecureuil helicopter.
01/12/2012 : Eurocopter Vostok delivers first enhanced AS350 B3e helicopters for UTair Aviation, which will become the largest Ecureuil operator in Russia and CIS - UTair Aviation has received its initial three Eurocopter AS350 B3e enhanced helicopters as this leading Russian and CIS operator builds up the largest fleet of Ecureuil family rotary-wing aircraft in the region.
01/12/2012 : EADS North America awarded $ 212 million production contract for 39 UH-72A Lakota helicopters - The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a $ 212.7 million contract to deliver 39 UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) as part of its total acquisition plan. Thirty-two of these Lakotas will be produced in the Army's Security and Support (S&S) Battalion configuration.
01/06/2012 : Eurocopter's EC175 exceeds its ambitious operational targets and offers 30 percent increased performance - The next-generation Eurocopter EC175 will incorporate significantly increased range and payload capacity when it enters service at the end of this year, and will be the first seven metric ton-category helicopter delivered with such capabilities.
01/05/2012 : Eurocopter's Helibras subsidiary to provide spare parts and services for the entire Brazilian Armed Forces' EC725 helicopter fleet - The Helibras subsidiary of Eurocopter will supply and manage all spare parts, stocks and related technical support for the Brazilian armed forces' fleet of 50 EC725 helicopters, offering significant savings and operational synergies for the country's three military services operating the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft.
06/27/2012 : Eurocopter completes its deliveries of 20 EC155 B1 helicopters for the German Federal Police - The German Federal Police today formally accepted its remaining two EC155 B1 helicopters from Eurocopter to complete an extensive fleet upgrade program involving 20 of these versatile, multi-role, twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft.
06/20/2012 : Eurocopter’s revolutionary X3 helicopter begins its U.S. tour in Texas - Eurocopter today began the U.S. tour of its X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter, which will demonstrate the unique operational capabilities of this advanced transportation system during a month of visits to military facilities and hub locations for civil helicopter operators.
06/19/2012 : Eurocopter establishes Africa’s first full motion Helicopter Simulator - Africa’s first full-motion helicopter flight simulator has been commissioned by Eurocopter in Kempton Park, the world’s leading manufacturer of civil and military rotorwing aircraft.
06/19/2012 : Héli-Union inaugurates its Eurocopter Dauphin AS365 N3/ N3+ Simulator - Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer on the civil and parapublic markets, and Héli-Union, the leading French civil helicopter operator, celebrate today the inauguration of a new simulator for the Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ developed and built in partnership with Thales.
06/12/2012 : Eurocopter’s X3: A revolutionary new spin on the helicopter lands in the United States - The Eurocopter X3 hybrid aircraft has arrived in the United States for a month-long tour to demonstrate this advanced high-speed transportation system’s unique operational capabilities for both civil and military operators.
06/08/2012 : Eurocopter exhibits the largest range of military helicopters at Eurosatory 2012, demonstrating its close links with armed forces worldwide - Backed by the largest range of military helicopters in operation with armed forces around the world, Eurocopter will showcase the versatility and efficiency of its rotorcraft at the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition, to be held June 11-15 at the Villepinte Exhibition Center near Paris.
05/31/2012 : Eurocopter’s EC135 simulator receives Full Flight Simulator Level B certification to provide fully comprehensive training operations in Germany - The EC135 simulator operated by Eurocopter’s Training Academy in Germany has obtained Full Flight Simulator (FFS) Level B certification from Luftfahrtbundesamt, the German Aviation Administration. The simulator provides a multitude of training possibilities to international customers and is the first EC135 FFS in Europe to obtain this certification.
05/30/2012 : Eurocopter and Heli-One introduce “Team NORDSAR” as a tailored solution for Norway’s search and rescue helicopter acquisition - A capable, mission-tailored solution for Norway’s new search and rescue helicopter acquisition is now available with Team NORDSAR. It brings together the extensive resources of Eurocopter and its EC225 NORDSAR helicopter with the in-country aircraft maintenance and logistic support capabilities of Heli-One Norway AS.
05/24/2012 : Eurocopter and Turbomeca inaugurate a training center specializing in engine maintenance in México - Eurocopter de México (EMSA) and Turbomeca México (Safran Group) have signed a cooperation agreement for the training of helicopter maintenance technicians and recently opened their first joint training center in Mexico, which is also the first of its kind on the American continent to offer Spanish-speaking instructors.
05/23/2012 : Eurocopter delivers the first Airbus A350 XWB jetliner passenger door, highlighting its innovative capabilities in composite technology - This month’s delivery of Eurocopter’s initial A350 XWB jetliner passenger door produced at its Donauwörth, Germany facility represents a further milestone in a program that underscores synergies between helicopter production and the construction of carbon fiber aircraft components.
05/22/2012 : EADS North America UH-72A Lakota fleet hits 100,000 flight hour milestone - Lakota fleet achieves 100,000 flight hours with 219 aircraft operating in U.S., Europe, Caribbean, and Pacific with Army and Army National Guard units
05/16/2012 : Eurocopter’s private aviation sector presence is reinforced with new helicopter sales and maintenance agreements announced at EBACE 2012 - Strategic new contracts for Eurocopter’s single engine product lines ...
05/16/2012 : Eurocopter returns to the HeliRussia exhibition in 2012 as part of its presence in a growing helicopter marketplace - Eurocopter's long-term commitment to the Russian helicopter market will be highlighted at this month's HeliRussia 2012 industry exhibition, in which the company is taking part for the fifth consecutive time since the event’s creation in 2008.
05/14/2012 : Christoph Müller Appointed as Head of Communications for Eurocopter Germany - Christoph Müller will become the Head of Communications for Eurocopter Germany as of June 1, 2012, and will report directly to Cécile Vion-Lanctuit, Vice President of Corporate Communications for the Eurocopter Group.
05/11/2012 : Eurocopter’s presence at EBACE 2012 will focus on its helicopter family’s capabilities for business and private aviation - At the annual EBACE meeting in Geneva, which will be held from May 14-16, Eurocopter will showcase its strength in the business aviation and private segments, highlighting the important role of helicopters as an ideal complement to business jets by being the “first mile, last mile” solution.
05/11/2012 : A weekend of discovery: Eurocopter showcases its EC120 for UK owners and operators of lightweight single-engine helicopters - UK private operators and owners of light single-engine helicopters are to explore the advantages of Eurocopter’s EC120 during the company’s Discovery Weekend event, to be held at the Oxford Airport facilities of its Eurocopter UK affiliate on May 12.
05/10/2012 : The Kazakhstan government to acquire 20 multi-role Eurocopter EC725 helicopters - Kazakhstan has signed a letter of intent to acquire 20 Eurocopter EC725 helicopters, marking a major new commitment for this medium-lift rotorcraft.
05/09/2012 : Eurocopter delivers its second EC225 helicopter to the AIRTELIS affiliate of France’s RTE public utility company - Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer in civil and parapublic markets, has delivered the second EC225 to AIRTELIS – a wholly-owned subsidiary of France’s RTE public utility company.
05/04/2012 : Eurocopter's extensive military helicopter presence in the Arab world is showcased by its high-profile participation at Jordan's SOFEX exhibition - Eurocopter's dedication to meeting the operational requirements of governments, armed forces and special mission operators across the Arab world with its broad helicopter product line will be highlighted at Jordan's Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX).
05/03/2012 : Kazakhstan orders eight more Eurocopter EC145s in a government framework agreement for 45 of the twin-engine helicopters - The Kazakhstan government has placed additional orders for eight EC145 helicopters in terms of a framework agreement covering 45 of these multi-role rotorcrafts, which are to be assembled in-country by the Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering joint venture.
05/03/2012 : Jean-Brice Dumont Appointed Eurocopter Group’s Chief Technical Officer and Head of Engineering - Jean-Brice Dumont has been named within the Eurocopter Group as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Head of Engineering.
04/27/2012 : Eurocopter's EC145 helicopter: 500 deliveries and still going strong! - The 500th EC145 helicopter was delivered by Eurocopter today, marking a new milestone for this twin-engine workhorse rotorcraft that continues in high-rate production for international customers.
04/26/2012 : Eurocopter and Kazakhstan: Partnership and capabilities on display at the KADEX-2012 military exhibition - Eurocopter’s participation at the KADEX-2012 exhibition will underscore its helicopter product line capabilities to meet Kazakhstan’s military, government and public protection mission requirements, while also spotlighting the company’s commitment to industrial partnerships in the country.
04/26/2012 : Eurocopter España and TAF Helicopters create a support and services platform for light helicopter operators - Eurocopter España has acquired an 80 percent stake in the new company Sabadell Helicopters Service Center (SHSC), which brings together the aircraft maintenance and repair activities of the Catalonian company TAF Helicopters SL.
04/25/2012 : Two more Eurocopter EC135 helicopters are ordered by the Romanian Ministry of Health for emergency medical missions and public assistance - The Romanian Ministry of Health’s Eurocopter EC135 helicopter fleet will be increased with two additional helicopters ordered as part of a framework contract signed last year covering a total six of the twin-engine rotorcraft.
04/20/2012 : Omni Helicopter International (OHI) receives first Eurocopter EC225 and places order for six additional aircraft of this type - Eurocopter has delivered the first from an initial contract for four EC225 helicopters to OMNI Helicopter International (OHI).
04/19/2012 : Eurocopter South East Asia commences training on its Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ Full Flight Simulator with launch customers from Asia Pacific and Middle East - Eurocopter South East Asia received bookings from five customers from the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions for its duly certified Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ Full Flight Simulator, which commenced operations in early April 2012 at the Eurocopter South East Asia Training Centre located in Singapore.
04/17/2012 : Eurocopter targets next phase of growth in Japan through business consolidation and relocation to expanded facility in Kobe Airport - The inauguration ceremony at Eurocopter Japan’s brand new facility at Kobe Airport today marks a new milestone for Eurocopter in a country that has been one of its most successful markets in Asia.
04/06/2012 : Eurocopter completes a successful FIDAE logging 11 bookings - Through its subsidiary in the Southern Cone region, Eurocopter has announced the signing of five contracts and six letters of intent with a number of private and parapublic operators in Argentina, Chile and Peru at this year’s FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Santiago, Chile.
04/06/2012 : The Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie is recognized for its 50 years of Eurocopter helicopter operations - Five decades of Eurocopter helicopter operations by the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie were celebrated today at the 2012 Marrakech Air Show, where a commemorative plaque was presented to the military service.
04/05/2012 : Eurocopter to supply six EC725 combat search and rescue helicopters to PT Dirgantara Indonesia for customization and delivery to Indonesian Air Force - A contract is signed today between Eurocopter and PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace for the supply of six EC725.
04/03/2012 : Eurocopter and Morocco: a long and successful helicopter partnership from the Alouette to the latest EC225 - The key role of Eurocopter helicopters in Morocco’s homeland security, law enforcement, medical airlift, rescue and military mobility will be highlighted at this week’s Marrakech Air Show, where the company is marking five decades of its rotary-wing aircraft operations throughout the North African nation.
04/03/2012 : EADS North America unveils latest evolution of its Armed Aerial Scout combat helicopter for Army's Armed Scout requirement - Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ delivers even greater capability over company's previously developed Armed Scout Technical Demonstrator Aircraft
09/27/2012 : EADS North America begins voluntary flight demonstration of Armed Aerial Scout combat helicopters for U.S. Army - HERNDON, Va., Sept. 26, 2012EADS North America has begun its voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) for the Army’s Armed Aerial Scout helicopter program, flying two aircraft at a high-altitude test site for a series of demonstrations that will showcase the superior performance of the company’s AAS-72X+ offering. Demo flights will showcase AAS-72X+ high/hot performance for Army’s Armed Aerial Scout mission HERNDON, Va., Sept. 26, 2012EADS North America ha...
09/25/2012 : Eurocopter Delivers the First EC145 to the Bolivian Air Force - Eurocopter delivered the first of two EC145s to the Bolivian Air Force last August, during an official ceremony attended by the Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma and the High Command of the Bolivian Armed Forces and the Bolivian Air Force. These helicopters will be used for government officials' transportation and to provide support in the event of natural disasters and emergencies.
09/18/2012 : Eurocopter to supply four EC725 search and rescue helicopters to the Royal Thai Air Force - A contract was signed today between Eurocopter and the Royal Thai Air Force for the supply of four EC725 helicopters, configured for search and rescue missions.
09/18/2012 : Eurocopter to Consolidate its Growing Presence in Africa at the Africa Aerospace & Defense Airshow in Pretoria, South Africa - The pivotal role played by Eurocopter helicopters in Africa in homeland security, law enforcement, rescue missions and military support will be highlighted at the upcoming AAD Airshow, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa on September 19-23. To demonstrate the versatility of its range of aircraft, Eurocopter will present an EC130, an EC145 and an AS350B3 at the EADS static display (chalets 1 to 4), in addition to two 1:10 scale models of the EC725 and AS565 MB.
09/17/2012 : King Juan Carlos I Takes to the Air in the Spanish NH90 Helicopter - Madrid, September 17, 2012 His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, took off this morning from the Cuatro Vientos Air Base in Madrid for a flight in the Spanish variant of the cutting-edge NH90 helicopter, which is being fitted out and tested at the company's facility in Albacete. The first deliveries of this aircraft to the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET) are scheduled for next year.
09/13/2012 : EagleMed Continues Expansion with Purchase of AS350s from American Eurocopter - Berlin, September 13, 2012 Today, at the ILA Berlin Airshow 2012, American Eurocopter announced that EagleMed LLC, one of the oldest and most experienced air medical transport service providers in the Midwest United States, has purchased an AS350® B2 and an AS350 B3. The aircraft will join EagleMed's all-Eurocopter rotor wing fleet and will be utilized to service growth opportunities within the company’s eight-state service area.
09/13/2012 : Med-Trans Corporation Orders 16 EC135s to Support Expanding Business Model - Berlin, September 13, 2012 Today, at an event during the ILA Berlin Airshow 2012, American Eurocopter announced that Med-Trans Corporation, an industry leading air medical provider, has signed an agreement to purchase up to 16 EC135® helicopters. The order includes 10 firm bookings and options for an additional six helicopters. The new EC135s will help Med-Trans sustain its market growth and expansion.
09/13/2012 : Major milestone achieved as Eurocopter hands over its first Puma Mk2 aircraft to the UK Ministry of Defence - Oxford, England, September 13, 2012 The upgrade of UK Ministry of Defence Puma aircraft took a further major step forward yesterday when Eurocopter handed over its first Puma Mk2 aircraft to MOD. This upgrade will significantly enhance the aircraft’s performance, mission capability and safety. The first modified aircraft will fly from Oxford into QinetiQ's Boscombe Down facility where it will support trials.
09/12/2012 : ADAC Air Rescue confirms the choice of Eurocopter to renew its helicopter fleet with the EC145 T2 and EC135 - Berlin, September 12, 2012 ADAC Air Rescue today signed its latest order in a framework acquisition agreement with Eurocopter for the purchase of 14 EC145 T2 and three EC135 P2e helicopters, which are to be delivered between 2013 and 2017.
09/12/2012 : Eurocopter signs up for leadership in a European compound rotorcraft demonstration project through the proposed Clean Sky 2 initiative - Berlin, September 12, 2012Eurocopter is to lead the project defining a large-scale compound demonstrator through a multinational European program, applying the expertise gained from the company’s highly successful X3 hybrid demonstrator and its track record of helicopter innovation in integrated systems, flight controls and aerodynamics.
09/12/2012 : Four Tigers Delivered For Deployment to Afghanistan - Berlin, September 12, 2012 A significant milestone in Eurocopter’s Tiger support helicopter program has been reached following the delivery of the first four helicopters to be upgraded for deployment to Afghanistan. This now leaves the German Army in possession of a complete batch of ASGARD helicopters – a vital prerequisite if the Tiger is to be deployed in theater by the end of the year.
09/12/2012 : Eurocopter hands over the first upgraded CH-53GA transport helicopter to Germany's armed forces - Berlin, September 12, 2012Eurocopter's delivery of the first production modernized CH-53GA transport helicopter to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) was celebrated during a ceremony today at the ILA Berlin Air Show.
09/11/2012 : Eurocopter kicks off the ILA Berlin Air Show with a focus on its helicopter product line innovation - Donauwörth, Germany, September 10, 2012 Eurocopter will present its latest civil and military helicopters at the 2012 ILA Berlin AirShow, including the X3 high-speed hybrid demonstrator, the newly-developed EC145 T2, and the enhanced CH-53GA for the German Army – all of which underscore the company’s technological leadership and the capability to meet quality and performance demands of international customers.
08/30/2012 : Eurocopter brings modern and combat proven EC725 helicopter to Poland's MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition - Eurocopter's solution for the Polish Armed Forces will be the theme of its participation at next week's MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition at Kielce, Poland, which is to include the display of a combat proven multi-role EC725.
08/30/2012 : Eurocopter and the Tianjin Free Trade Zone establish a partnership framework for a helicopter completion and customization center in China - In a signing ceremony today witnessed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Eurocopter and Tianjin Free Trade Zone inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the creation of a completion and customization center for Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family of light helicopters in Tianjin through a joint venture.
08/21/2012 : CALSTAR Orders Eight EC135's to Standardize its Fleet - American Eurocopter announced today that California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), with headquarters at McClellan, CA, has agreed to purchase up to eight EC135® helicopters.
07/27/2012 : Eurocopter Delivers Two NH90s to France's DGA for their Deployment by the French Army and Navy - Marignane, July 27, 2012 The French armament procurement agency (DGA) has taken delivery of its second NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) and its seventh NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH), marking an important step forward in the largest European helicopter program launched to date..
07/25/2012 : Eurocopter Bolsters its Presence in Peru and Opens its First Certified Services Center - Lima, July 25, 2012 With a view to increasing the close-proximity services it offers its customers, Eurocopter’s subsidiary in the Southern Cone has put its partnership with Servicios Aéreos de Los Andes SAC on an official footing and has also opened its first certified services center in Peru.
07/23/2012 : Eurocopter's revolutionary X3 helicopter arrives in Washington for final leg of aircraft's U.S. tour - WASHINGTON and MANASSAS, Va. - July 23th, 2012 Eurocopter continues its U.S. tour of the X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter today in Manassas, Va. where the aircraft performed a flight demonstration for dignitaries, local elected officials, company employees and the news media. The Washington, D.C., metro area is the final leg of flight demonstrations for civil and military customers across the country.
07/18/2012 : Supporting airborne security for the Olympic Games: Eurocopter UK’s Maintenance Mission Control Center is ready for the task - Oxford, England, July 18, 2012Eurocopter’s new Maintenance Mission Control Center in Oxford, England is setting new standards in operator support – particularly for the security agencies involved in the upcoming London Olympic Games.
07/18/2012 : Eurocopter EC225 remains the preferred choice for fire-fighting missions in Japan as it concludes a new contract with the Tokyo Fire Department - Tokyo, 17 July 2012The Tokyo Fire Department has signed on another EC225 this month, adding to its Eurocopter fleet of fire-fighting, emergency medical services as well as search & rescue helicopters. This affirms Eurocopter’s leading position in Japan as the preferred choice for such missions, and proves its capability in meeting high expectations.
07/16/2012 : Eurocopter Sets Up New Development Centers as Part of its Ambitious Innovation Program - Marignane, July 16, 2012 Eurocopter, the world leader in the civil and parapublic helicopter market, is providing its development personnel with the most modern high-performance infrastructures and resources, all in support of its innovation program, a core feature of the Group’s Vision 2020. Following on from the launch of the Systemhaus project at Donauwörth in Germany, which will reach completion at the end of 2012, Eurocopter today officially unveiled its project for the modernization and expansion of development activities at Marignane in France. These investments will allow Eurocopter to cement its status as a technology leader.
07/12/2012 : Eurocopter delivers four EC225s to Blueway Group for operations in the North Sea - Marignane, July 12, 2012Eurocopter will provide the leading Northern European helicopter operator Blueway Group with a total of four new EC225s in 2012. Two of these helicopters are already in service for crew change operations on the Danish continental shelf. The third aircraft was delivered today during a ceremony at Eurocopter’s facilities in Marignane while the final helicopter is to be handed over before the end of the year.
07/09/2012 : Major milestone achieved on Eurocopter's Puma Mk2 helicopter upgrade program for the UK Ministry of Defence - Farnborough, England, July 9, 2012 The upgrade of UK Ministry of Defence Puma aircraft took a major step forward last week with Eurocopter completing its first internal qualification of the Puma Mk2 aircraft. This upgrade will significantly enhance the aircraft’s performance, mission capability and safety. The first modified aircraft will fly into the UK in the coming weeks to conclude test and evaluation activities at QinetiQ’s Boscombe Down facility.
07/05/2012 : Eurocopter's Farnborough Airshow presence to focus on the mission operability and performance of its enhanced helicopter product line - Farnborough, England, July 5, 2012 Eurocopter's participation at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow will highlight the capabilities of the company’s growing rotorcraft family – including the new EC175, a new seven metric ton-category helicopter which is setting the standard for cabin size, mission payload and range performance.
07/02/2012 : Eurocopter’s revolutionary X3 helicopter begins military leg of its U.S. tour - Eurocopter continues its U.S. tour of the X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter today in Huntsville, Ala., where the aircraft will perform the first of several flight demonstrations for military leaders and aviators in several locations across the country.
12/21/2012 : NH90: Eurocopter celebrates two firsts with Belgium and France - Marignane, France, December 21, 2012Eurocopter today achieved a new milestone in its NH90 program with two ceremonies held at its Marignane facility near Marseille in the south of France, during which the manufacturer delivered Belgium’s first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) in the presence of the Belgian Defense Minister Pieter de Crem; along with the French DGA defense procurement agency’s first NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH), in its naval Step B version, to be used by the French Navy.
12/20/2012 : Eurocopter will supply two more AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopters to the Finnish Border Guard for maritime search and rescue missions - Helsinki, Finland, December 20, 2012The Finnish Border Guard is to expand its Eurocopter fleet with the acquisition of two additional AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopters fully equipped for maritime search and rescue missions in the country’s challenging conditions.
12/20/2012 : Meravo will operate Germany’s first Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style - Donauwörth, Germany, December 19, 2012Eurocopter’s EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter will soon fly over Germany: Meravo, one of the country’s most experienced commercial helicopter operators, ordered one of the elegant high-end aircraft in order to enhance its corporate and charter services.
12/13/2012 : Eurocopter UK as part of the Special Projects Multi Aircrafts Platforms Project Team Wins Minister (DEST) Acquisition Award - Oxford, England, December 13th, 2012On 27 November at an award ceremony in Ministry of Defence Main Building, Whitehall, London, Eurocopter UK was presented with a “Recognition of Achievement Award”.
12/12/2012 : Eurocopter's EC175 helicopter confirms its position as leader in the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment - Marignane, France, December 12, 2012Eurocopter has conducted the first flight of its no. 1 series-production EC175, and confirmed the excellent performance of this next-generation multi-role helicopter.
12/12/2012 : Eurocopter completes deliveries of four EC135s to upgrade the helicopter fleet of Finnish emergency medical services provider SHT - Donauwörth, Germany, December 12, 2012The fast-paced deliveries of four new EC135s to Skärgårdshavets Helikoptertjänst Ab (SHT) during the fourth quarter of 2012 is enabling this Finnish operator of emergency medical airlift services and air ambulance flights to modernize its helicopter fleet.
12/03/2012 : Eurocopter delivers the first two Royal Malaysian Air Force EC725s from an order for 12 medium-lift, twin-engine helicopters - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 4, 2012The initial two Eurocopter EC725 helicopters for the Royal Malaysian Air Force were formally presented today during a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, with the first unit being delivered on time and the second unit coming three months ahead of schedule.
11/28/2012 : Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters enter service with the Bangladesh Army for use in humanitarian missions and VIP airlift - Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 28, 2012The Bangladesh Army has marked its formal service introduction of two new Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters, which will be deployed on United Nations humanitarian missions and operated in multi-role transport duties for the republic.
11/28/2012 : Eurocopter Commissions Perth Helicopter Support Centre - Marignane, 22 November 2012 The world's leading helicopter manufacturer, Eurocopter, is to provide a major boost to Australia's booming off-shore oil and gas industry with the commissioning of a modern facility in Perth to support customer helicopters operating within Western Australia's North-West Shelf region.
11/15/2012 : The CGAMEC joint venture of Eurocopter, COHC and Samwell Aviation expands its helicopter maintenance capabilities in China - Zhuhai, China, November 15, 2012China’s CGAMEC (COHC General Aviation Maintenance & Engineering Company) joint venture has broadened its helicopter support and services with rotor blade repair approval by Eurocopter, further developing this company’s capabilities as the rotorcraft sector continues to develop and mature in China.
11/14/2012 : EADS North America awarded $181.8 million Army contract option for 34 UH-72A Lakotas - Contract builds on 243 on-time, on-budget Lakota deliveriesEADS North America awarded $181.8 million Army contract option for 34 UH-72A Lakotas.
11/14/2012 : Eurocopter demonstrates its expanding Chinese market presence with a high-profile participation at Airshow China in Zhuhai - Marignane, France, November 14, 2012The China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) will feature Eurocopter helicopters that perform a full range of missions throughout the country – with the focus on its popular Squirrel rotorcraft family.
11/08/2012 : STARLITE Aviation Group Becomes the Launching Customer of Eurocopter's New Super Puma AS332 C1e - Eurocopter and Starlite Aviation Group have signed a contract for the acquisition of two AS332 C1e helicopters, the latest version of the popular Eurocopter Super Puma medium weight helicopter. The contract also includes an option for two additional aircraft. First deliveries will take place before the end of 2013, following EASA and FAA certification.
11/07/2012 : Mission ready: Eurocopter's broad helicopter product line to be presented at the INDO DEFENCE 2012 Expo & Forum - The capabilities of Eurocopter's helicopter product line to meet Indonesia's defense, law enforcement, and search and rescue mission needs will be displayed at this month's INDO DEFENCE 2012 Expo and Forum in Jakarta.
10/29/2012 : EADS North America concludes AAS-72X+ national demo tour for Army's Armed Scout aviators, displays helicopter at AUSA show - EADS North America has concluded a national demonstration tour that allowed Army aviators to experience the capabilities of the company's AAS-72X+ Armed Aerial Scout helicopter offering. The AAS-72X+, an armed derivative of the Army's highly successful UH-72A Lakota, is on display this week at the Association of the U.S. Army annual exposition in Washington, D.C.
10/19/2012 : Eurocopter's Naval and Maritime Helicopters to be showcased at the 2012 Euronaval Exhibition - Marignane, France, October 19, 2012 Eurocopter's extensive range of helicopters for naval and maritime missions will take pride of place at Euronaval 2012, the 23rd Naval, Defense and Maritime Exhibition and Conference, with the company displaying models of the NH90 NFH, the AS365 N3+ and the AS565 MB/Panther (Hall 2A - Stand G70).
10/16/2012 : Ecuador's Ministry of Defense Takes Delivery of the First Two AS550 C3 Fennec Helicopters - Eurocopter delivered the first two AS550 C3 Fennec helicopters to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Defense under a contract signed in 2010 for seven of these helicopters and two AS350 B2s, which were delivered in December 2011. The contract contemplates delivery of two Fennecs per year until 2015.
10/11/2012 : Eurocopter's EC130 B4 Helicopter Makes Its Debut On Reunion Island Today - Fresh from receiving permission from the American authorities to fly over Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Eurocopter's EC130 B4-one of the quietest helicopters in its class-made its debut today on Reunion Island, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010. Delivered to the company Corail Hélicoptères, the aircraft will be used to perform tourism operations and aerial work.
10/09/2012 : Eurocopter showcases the newly upgraded EC130 T2's with special emphasis on its capacity for aerial work in a two week European demo-tour - Eurocopter's newest lightweight single engine helicopter – the EC130 T2 - is completing a two-week demo tour in several European countries to demonstrate its exceptional capabilities for aerial work and heavy lifting operations in mountainous and low altitude environments.
10/09/2012 : Eurocopter's mission-capable helicopters take center stage at the Japan Aerospace 2012 exhibition - The capabilities offered by Eurocopter's current and future helicopter product lines for Japanese civil and governmental operators will be the company's focus at the Japan Aerospace 2012 exhibition in Nagoya. Eurocopter's exhibits will include flight demonstrations by the highly popular EC135 light twin-engine helicopter, as well as scale models of the EC175 and the X3 high-speed hybrid technology demonstrator.
10/04/2012 : Brazilian supply chain expands for EC725s to be built in-country by Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary for the Brazilian armed forces - During the inauguration of the new production facility in Minas Gerais, Eurocopter's Helibras subsidiary signed yesterday a contract with Brazil's InbraAerospace to supply composite armor protection on the Brazilian armed forces' multi-role EC725 helicopters to be assembled in the new plant.
10/03/2012 : Eurocopter's Helibras subsidiary inaugurates a major new Brazilian assembly facility for EC725/EC225 helicopters in Itajubá - Eurocopter marked a major development for Brazil’s aeronautical industry yesterday with the inauguration of its Helibras subsidiary’s new rotary-wing center of excellence in Itajubá, Minas Gerais, where Brazilian Armed Forces EC725 helicopters will be assembled.
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