A great moment at Heli-Expo 2008: the EC175 is unveiled to the public.
It is not every day that Eurocopter unveils a
new helicopter in its range to the general public.
Heli-Expo 2008 will undoubtedly go down in
the history of Eurocopter. The commercial
launch of the EC175, the latest addition to
the Eurocopter range, was a great success.
With 111 intentions to purchase, the new aircraft
won over the public and largely surpassed
every objective. Thirteen customers from ten
countries have already selected this new
But the other helicopters of the Eurocopter
range were not left behind either. In total,
120 models were ordered for EMS, law enforcement,
corporate/VIP, tourism, utility and oil &
Another important event at this show was the
delivery of the first EC255 in the United States to
Era Helicopters LLC, a subsidiary of Seacor
Holdings Inc., which will use the aircraft for oil &
gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico. An additional
three EC255s will be delivered to Era
Helicopters later this year, followed by two more
in 2009 and two more in 2010.