The Washington Companies purchase a EC135 helicopter

The Washington Companies of Missoula, Montana, announced the purchase of a Eurocopter EC135 T2e helicopter last week at the 2013 Heli-Expo in Las Vegas.

“As the company has grown, our need for travel between our various company locations grew as well, so the decision was made to purchase a second helicopter,” said Will Clark, flight department manager for The Washington Companies. “We chose another Eurocopter product, the EC135, because of the twin engine design and inherent safety of the aircraft.”

Scheduled for delivery in March, the new EC135 joins the company’s fleet of aircraft, including an EC130. The company estimates the two helicopters will each see about 100 hours of flight time this year.

“We are pleased that The Washington Companies has once again chosen to place its trust in a Eurocopter product and the support of American Eurocopter,” said Treg Manning, vice president-Commercial Sales and Marketing for American Eurocopter. “We work hard every day to earn and keep the business of customers like The Washington Companies.” 

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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