Eurocopter and Heli-One announce Team NORDSAR

Eurocopter EC225Eurocopter and Heli-One
have announced the ‘Team NORDSAR’ agreement, it brings together Eurocopter’s EC225
Nordsar version – which is especially designed for SAR missions in the Nordic
region – with Heli-One’s 50-plus year’s experience.

“We are very excited to join
forces in a common bid with Eurocopter, which allows us to combine our skills
and expertise in creating a winning team,” said Lars Landsnes, the Managing
Director of Heli-One Norway AS. “A win of the Norway SAR contract will lead to
significant investments in the future development of Heli-One’s facility in
Sola, securing highly qualified labour and contributing to keeping the
Stavanger region at the cutting edge of helicopter support.”

“Team NORDSAR enables
Eurocopter and Heli-One to join forces on mission capability, quality, safety
and security for a solid, and strong NAWSARH joint bid”, stated Thomas Hein
Eurocopter’s vice president Sales and Customer Relations for Europe. “Heli-One
already is servicing many of the over 120 Eurocopter helicopters operating in Norway,
so we have a shared, strong history of cooperating in this context.”

Photograph © Copyright
Eurocopter, Anthony Pecchi &
 Grant Keats

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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