Successful Singapore Airshow for Eurocopter

Eurocopter signed a deal for
two EC130 B4 helicopter with R&R Aviation of Bangladesh on the last day of
the Singapore Airshow. This was the first new civil helicopter sale by
Eurocopter in that country. The first helicopter will be delivered in September
this year with the other delivered in 2013. The helicopter will be used for
medical emergencies but will be re-configured as corporate transport.

“The Eurocopter light and
medium range of helicopters are very popular as they are optimally designed for
use in emergency medical services,” said Bernhard Brenner, chief executive of
Eurocopter South East Asia. “We are delighted to have R&R as our first
civil helicopter customer in Bangladesh,
and it is even more gratifying that our aircraft will be deployed for
humanitarian support. We are committed to provide R&R with our utmost
service to ensure success in their missions.”

A total of six helicopter
deals were signed during the show.

Brenner added “The variety
of helicopter types acquired by our customers in Asia
reflects the non-homogeneity of this region. Thanks to Eurocopter’s
wide-ranging fleet, we are able to offer products that meet the differing needs
of our customers.”

Along with the breakthrough
deal in Bangladesh, the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation ordered an EC120;
Stockwell Investing ordered two EC145 T2s and the South Vietnam Helicopter
Corporation ordered another EC225.

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: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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