Lakeshore Helicopters orders an AS350 B3e

Recently at Heli-Expo in Dallas, Lakeshore
Helicopters finalised its purchase of one AS350 B3e helicopter from
Eurocopter Canada Limited. This will be the fourth Eurocopter aircraft to join
Lakeshore Helicopters’ fleet, including one AS350 B2 and two AS350 B3 aircraft.

“The AS350 B3e demonstrates
a lot of potential in regards to extra power and lifting capacity,” said Don
Cleveland, chief pilot and operations manager, Lakeshore Helicopters Limited.
“This new aircraft will be a real asset to our current operation and the
reduced operating costs will be an added bonus. Overall, we are very excited
and looking forward to the new AS350 B3e.”

Lakeshore Helicopters will
use the AS350 B3e for its primary operations in oil and gas, pipeline
maintenance, forestry and drill moves. To provide clients with enhanced
comfort and accessibility, the aircraft will be equipped with a Left Hand
Sliding Door. The AS350 B3e will also provide an added safety feature with the
inclusion of an Avidyne TAS620.

“The AS350 B3e is a natural
fit for Lakeshore Helicopters’ mission requirements,” said Guy Joannes,
president and chief executive, ECL. “We are pleased that Lakeshore Helicopters
continues to demonstrate support for Eurocopter aircraft as they commit to
servicing their customers through a strengthened fleet.”

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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