Eurocopter’s EC175 takes on the world

                           Eurocopter EC175
Eurocopter is embarking on a global tour to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the EC175, the company’s latest medium-sized helicopter.

The Eurocopter EC175 is starting an international demonstration tour that enables operators to experience the performance, flight characteristics and operational flexibility of the helicopter.

The helicopter is configured for oil and gas operations will start with a two week tour in the US. The first stop is New Iberia in Louisiana on the Gulf Coast.

The US tour consists of multiple stopovers across the country until March 15, 2013 and includes an appearance at Heli-Expo 2013 being held in Las Vegas from 5-7 March 2013, where the helicopter will be on display at the Eurocopter exhibit stand.

“This remarkable aircraft is living up to its promise, confirming the full capabilities in range, cruise speed and payload lift – all with high comfort levels for passengers and the most interior volume, along with the latest in avionics for pilots,” said Eurocopter president & CEO Lutz Bertling.

“The result is the best-performing, easiest-to-fly, and most cost-effective helicopter in the medium-sized category,” Bertling stated. “We also have undertaken unprecedented actions in optimizing aircraft maturity and ensuring a successful entry in service for the EC175, which is supported by a dedicated task force and tools that include validated support and services deliverables, along with the establishment of training capabilities.”

The Eurocopter EC175 has been designed with many missions in mind, including search and rescue, emergency medical services, public services, VIP and executive transport.

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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