Eurocopter at Helitech 2011

Eurocopter EC145T2Eurocopter will showcase six helicopters at
the Helitech show, the EC145 T2 will be exhibited on Eurocopter’s stand, joined
by EC120, AS350 B3, EC130, EC135 and EC155 helicopters in the static display

The enhanced EC145 T2 has the new Arriel 2E engines, along with Eurocopter’s
Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, upgraded main and tail rotor gear boxes, an
innovative new digital avionics suite and a 4-axis autopilot.

Also at Helitech will be a 1/5th scale model
of Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid demonstrator. The X³ has flown at speeds of more than
220 kts, confirming how this concept will provide extremely productive solutions
to a wide range of missions, including long-distance search and rescue, coast
guard duties, border patrol missions, passenger transport, offshore operations
and inter-city shuttle services.

Eurocopter has a strong presence across the British Isles.
There are some 700 helicopters and 1,700 employees based in England, Scotland,
Wales and Ireland.  With more than 100 helicopters in service with
the UK
armed forces, Eurocopter is a vital part of its defense, security and rescue
infrastructure. The company’s acquisition this year of Vector Aerospace equally
contributes to position Eurocopter as a key military MRO (maintenance, repair
and overhaul) player for the UK
armed forces.

“Here in Duxford, here in UK, we are proud to demonstrate how Eurocopter daily
serves this country, its government and its citizens with our proven products,
our power of innovation and affordable service solutions,” said Markus Steinke,
the managing director Eurocopter UK Limited.

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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