Yellowhead Helicopters orders one AS350 B3e

Eurocopter Canada announces an order for an AS350 B3e to Yellowhead Helicopters.
(left to right) Wayne Woytkiw, key account manager ECL, Romain Trapp, president & CEO ECL, Jacob Foreman, general manager Yellowhead Helicopters,  Carl Foreman, CFO Yellowhead Helicopters and Guillaume Leprince vice-president, Sales & Marketing ECL (Photo: Heath Moffatt/Vertical Magazine)

Left to right: Wayne Woytkiw, ECL; Romain Trapp, ECL; Jacob Foreman, Yellowhead Helicopters; Carl Foreman, Yellowhead Helicopters; Guillaume Leprince, ECL (Photo: Heath Moffatt/Vertical Magazine)

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.

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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