COHC has ordered seven EC225 helicopters
EC225 Super Pumas have been ordered by CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC)
Eurocopter and COHC have
signed a new agreement for seven EC225 helicopters and paves the way for future
joint ventures involving training and maintenance. The EC225 LP Super Pumas
acquired in this latest order will be delivered by Eurocopter from December
2012 to December 2015 and will be used in COHC’s airlift duties for the
offshore oil and gas industry.
They will join the Chinese operator’s already
large helicopter fleet, which currently includes Eurocopter AS332 L1 Super
Pumas, EC155 B and B1s, and AS365 Dauphins.
“With this new contract, COHC will further consolidate its leadership in China
and Asia, positioning the company in the top 10 worldwide helicopter operations
serving the oil and gas sector,” said Eurocopter choief executive officer Lutz
Bertling “I am very pleased to build on the continued confidence of COHC in our
products and services.”
“We look forward to further
expanding our excellent relationship with Eurocopter through this new
cooperation, which is to offer services that respond to the expanding
helicopter sector in China and Asia,” explained COHC chairman Bi Wei.
“The new training and maintenance capabilities offered through our cooperation
with COHC will provide services that contribute to the safety of flight in the
fast-growing Chinese and Asian markets – which is a priority for Eurocopter,”
added Norbert Ducrot, Eurocopter’s senior vice president for Asia.