Eurocopter select PW210 engine for X4

Eurocopter has selected the
PW210 engine to power the next generation X4 helicopter. The Eurocopter X4
helicopter is the successor to the AS365 Dauphin and EC155 family. The
PW210-powered X4 is expected to enter into service by 2017.

“With a PW210 engine
you get high power, fast response and the lowest fuel burn in this market segment,”
said Richard Dussault, vice-president, marketing, P&WC. “That means
payload and range benefits that keep our customers’ assets flying efficiently
and reliably.”

“We have focused our
technology on fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and maintenance technologies
that deliver real value to our operators,” added Dussault.

He continued “We have a
long-standing relationship with Eurocopter dating back more than 15
years, This and our long-standing experience in the
helicopter market, gives us unique insight to deliver tailored engine features
and comprehensive customer support for the diverse missions our customers fly.”

“We stand behind our
products and beside our customers with proactive, flexible customer service and
aftermarket solutions to keep them flying and eliminate downtime,” said
Dussault. “With our comprehensive support capability, we are available
around the clock and around the world with flexible service solutions to
support any mission our customers fly.”

The X4 marks the third
application for the PW210 family of engines, joining the PW210S certified in
2011 and the PW210A which is slated for certification in 2013.

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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