Yellowhead Helicopters orders one AS350 B3e
Eurocopter Canada announces an order for an AS350 B3e to Yellowhead Helicopters.
Eurocopter Canada has announced an order for one AS350 B3e to Yellowhead Helicopters at the Helicopter Association of Canada conference. The helicopter will be based in Valemount, British Columbia and be used for heli-skiing at Blue River, British Columbia. The aircraft will be delivered in December 2013.
“The Ecureuil family of helicopters has the proven performance and versatility that our customers require,” said Jacob Forman, general manager, Yellowhead Helicopters Limited. “The procurement of the AS350 B3e will undoubtedly enhance our mission capabilities.”
Yellowhead Helicopters currently operate an Ecureuil fleet of nine helicopters. Their aircraft support a variety of missions including; forestry, mining, on shore oil and gas, seismic, pipeline, utility and tourism as well as, emergency services.
“With the steadfast popularity of the AS350 B3e in the Canadian market, Yellowhead Helicopters’ decision to add an additional member of the Ecureuil family to their fleet confirms its reputation as the reference in single engine helicopters” said Romain Trapp, president & CEO, ECL. “We are pleased with Yellowhead Helicopters’ decision to grow their fleet with Eurocopter and we look forward to continuing to support their operations.”
Yellowhead Helicopters has chosen a variety of Eurocopter optional equipment for the AS350 B3e. The aircraft will be equipped with a Longline Window, Litter Kit, complete Utility Configuration and Dual Hydraulics.