Eurocopter delivers new helicopter to Beijing Capital Helicopters

                       Eurocopter EC135 P2+
Eurocopter has delivered Beijing Capital Helicopter’s first EC135 P2+ helicopter. The cemony was held in Beijing on 15 January 2013, where the president of Beijing Capital Helicopter, Mr. Xu Li Dong, accepted the Eurocopter EC135 P2+.

The new helicopter joins the Beijing Capita; Helicopter fleet and is a VIP-configured EC135 P2+ for passenger transport, tourism and emergency medical services operations. Beijing Capital Helicopter will begin operating the new helicopter during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, offering aerial tours over selected tourist attractions.

This brand new light, twin-engine helicopter joins Beijing Capital Helicopter’s current fleet of five Eurocopter AS350 B3 Squirrels.

“Beijing Capital Helicopter has played an important role in developing China’s business aviation sector, and the addition of its EC135 P2+ will further enhance the company’s ability to grow with the market,” said Norbert Ducrot, senior executive vice president for Asia Pacific.

Currently there are 14 EC135 helicopters operating in China performing operations for business aviation, emergency medical services, law enforcement and passenger transport.

“The general aviation segment in China has been growing rapidly, resulting in higher demand for light helicopters in the last few years,” said Eurocopter China CEO Bruno Boulnois. “We have set up a comprehensive support network in the country to cater to the current and future needs of our customers as we anticipate the upward trend to continue.”

Phorograph: Copyright Beijing Capital Helicopters

Terry Spruce

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