Eurocopter delivers fourth EC225 to DanCopter

                            Eurocopter EC225
Eurocopter delivers its fourth EC225 helicopter to DanCopter, which uses helicopters for oil and gas operations in the North Sea.

The delivery handover was made at the Marignane, France production facility of Eurocopter, and will be followed by the helicopter’s ferry flight to DanCopter’s Esbjerg, Denmark operating base with personnel aboard from DanCopter, Maersk and Blueway.

“This latest helicopter will provide additional resources as the EC225 returns to service on North Sea transportation missions,” DanCopter’s CEO Jens Anders Jensen said. “Safe operations are the top priority for us, and we have confidence in the EC225’s ability to resume its role as a workhorse on our off-shore oil and gas missions.”

The EC225 enables DanCopter to carry 19 passengers to oil & gas platforms some 140 -150 miles out at sea.

“We thank DanCopter, Blueway, Milestone and Maersk for renewing their trust in the EC225, and Eurocopter is fully committed to supporting them in carrying out these very demanding offshore missions,” said Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter senior vice president sales and customer relations.

In addition to DanCopter’s EC225s based at Esbjerg, the company operates Eurocopter EC155 B1 helicopters from England and the Netherlands.

Photograph: © Copyright Eurocopter, Thierry Rostang (left to right): Jensen Jens Anders Jensen (DanCopter CEO), Søren Nielsen (DanCopter pilot), Anders Nørager (DanCopter pilot), Erik Jeppesen (DanCopter technician), Peter Nilén (DanCopter Part M technician), Tom Elmstrom-Christensen (Maersk Operations Support Helicopters and Vessels), Tom Mortensen (Maersk manager Helicopter Operations), Sylvia Browne-Casini (Ostnes Consultant),.Jesper Ladefoged (Maersk head of Operations Support).

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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