Corail Hélicoptères orders two EC130 B4

Eurocopter has announced that Corail Hélicoptères has ordered two EC130 B4 helicopters.

Both of these helicopters will be delivered to Réunion island in the second half of 2012, joining Corail Hélicoptères’ current Eurocopter fleet which is composed of four AS350s and AS355s.

“The EC130 B4 is perfectly adapted to our flight operations, and it represents a key element of our fleet modernization,” said Alfred Chane Pane, chairman of Corail Hélicoptères.

The company carried more than 22,000 passengers in 2011, and its future development includes the possibility of offering regular helicopter service from Réunion to the island of Mauritius.

“We look forward to extending our successful relationship with Corail Hélicoptères as it introduces the EC130 B4 later this year,” said Olivier Michalon vice president Europe and Central Asia. “Eurocopter stands ready to provide full support for the company’s follow-on operational needs.”

Terry Spruce

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