ADAC confirms Eurocopter choice
ADAC Air Rescue has signed its latest order in a framework acquisition agreement with Eurocopter at the ILA Berlin Air Show for the purchase of 14 EC145 T2 and three EC135 P2e helicopters, which are to be delivered between 2013 and 2017.
Signing the accord were ADAC managing director Stefan Wessling and Wolfgang Schoder, Eurocopter executive vice president – programmes.
“We are very pleased that ADAC Air Rescue has once again chosen Eurocopter, marking a continuation of the more than 40 years in our close and successful cooperation,” Schoder said. “With the EC145 T2, ADAC Air Rescue will be operating the newest aircraft in the light twin-engine helicopter category. The EC145 T2 was developed in close consultation with air rescue organizations with the specific aim of further satisfying operators’ exacting safety and performance requirements.”
ADAC has one of the largest helicopter fleets in Europe and the EC145 T2 aircraft are part of a fleet renewal programme replacing the older BK117 helicopters.
“ADAC’s commitments for new helicopters and their associated SAR equipment represent an investment of over 130 million euros in the future of air rescue operations in Germany,” Wessling explained. “Eurocopter is providing an aircraft with unbeatable performance characteristics to replace our BK117 helicopters over the long term.”