Eurocopter donates AS350 helicopter to Chinese flight university
Eurocopter has donated an AS350 Ecureuil helicopter (Squirrel) to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China for training.
Future Chinese trainees and technicians will be able to get hands-on experience using this donated helicopter. The AS350 helicopter is to be located at the CAFUC campus in Guanghan, Sichuan Province.
“Our well-established relationship with China has always included strong contributions to the country in developing a viable, capable and safe helicopter industry – which includes offering the best training possible to the technicians who will keep its aircraft flying,” explained Bruno Boulnois, CEO of the Eurocopter China subsidiary.
The donated AS350 Ecureuil will provide a full-scale training tool, where students get to receive both ab-initio and type-rating practical training.