Eurocopter begins Asian helicopter tour

Eurocopter begins a three week demo tour of some Asian countries.
Eurocopter EC175 helicopter

Eurocopter EC175 (Photo: Eurocopter Jay Miller).

Eurocopter has begun a three week tour of Asia, showcasing the EC145 T2 and EC175 helicopters to operators and prospective buyers.

The two helicopters are being displayed and demonstrated to operators in the oil and gas, VIP, corporate, charter, military and law enforcement segments. Included in the tour will be a two-day symposium in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for the oil and gas sector, where the region’s operators and customers will participate in presentations and workshops related to off-shore helicopter missions.

During the tour, Malaysia and Thailand will be visited by the EC145 T2 and EC175, with Vietnam also on the EC175’s schedule.

Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter’s senior vice president for sales and customer relations, said: “Our upcoming tour enables operators to experience first-hand how the EC175 and EC145 T2 respond to the dynamic Asian market’s requirements for heliborne services across a broad range of missions.”

“In addition, the oil and gas seminar is an excellent forum for the exchange of information and experience in this challenging operational sector for helicopters,” added Lambert.

The EC175 is configured for oil & gas operations and the EC145 T2 is in a VIP corporate configuration.

The full-scale EC175 mockup will be on display in Kuala Lumpur during the symposium, configured as a 10 seat corporate helicopter.

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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