Eurocopter showing three helicopters at AAD 2012

Eurocopter EC145 AAD staticEurocopter will display a wide range of helicopters including three civil helicopters, the EC130, EC145 and AS350 B3 at the AAD Airshow, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa from 19 to 23 September.

There are more than 650 Eurocopter aircraft in service in Africa – some 31 percent of the continent’s total helicopter fleet – performing a wide variety of missions every day, including national security and border patrol duties, rescue missions, and corporate and offshore transportation.

“Through its significant presence in support of African countries and its commitment to providing them with support they can rely on, Eurocopter intends to remain a preferred supplier of helicopters for civil, parapublic and military applications,” said Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter’s senior vice president for sales and customer relations. “Designed and equipped with state-ofthe- art technology, our helicopters are capable of accomplishing missions in the toughest operating conditions and in the most demanding of situations.”

Thanks to its subsidiary Eurocopter Southern Africa, the Group guarantees technical support for the 250 aircraft currently in service in the southern part of the continent.

“Our investments underscore the determination and desire of Eurocopter Southern Africa to supply its customers with first-class services and to consolidate our long-term commitment to the region,” said Fabrice Cagnat, chief executive of Eurocopter Southern Africa.

Photograph: Eurocopter EC145 in the static display at AAD 2012

Terry Spruce

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