Helistar orders three EC145 helicopters

Eurocopter EC145Colombian operator Helistar has signed a contract with Eurocopter de Mexico, subsidiary of the Eurocopter Group to purchase three EC145 helicopters.

With these three new aircraft, Helistar Colombia’s
largest helicopter company will expand to include seven EC145s. The first two
additional aircraft will be delivered in 2012, followed by the third in 2013.

Helistar currently has a fleet of 18 aircraft, providing services for the
country’s leading energy companies.

Among the broad spectrum of missions offered by the company, Helistar specialises
in passenger transport for the oil and gas sector, which currently is
experiencing strong growth within Colombia. This new purchase follows
the finalisation of a five-year services contract between Helistar and the
Colombian oil company Ecopetrol.

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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