Eurocopter South East Asia unveils new FFS


Eurocopter designates South East Asia subsidiary as the Asia Pacific training and MRO hub for Dauphin helicopters as well as a new full flight simulator

Eurocopter AS365 FFSEurocopter South East Asia
recently unveiled a new Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ full flight simulator, this is
part of Eurocopter’s ongoing 2020 Vision project.

The new simulator is housed
at the ESEA Training Centre in Singapore. At the same time, ESEA also received
certification from Eurocopter to be a regional maintenance, repair and overhaul
hub for the Dauphin family of helicopters.

Both these programmes will place ESEA in a position to offer operators of the
Dauphin fleet in the Asia Pacific and Middle East
regions with a full suite of support and services, from training to major
inspections and heavy structural repairs.

Presenting the regional MRO hub certificate to ESEA, Eurocopter executive vice
president for support and services, Derek Sharples said “the deployment of
training and MRO capabilities close to customers will help to achieve our goal
of maximizing fleet safety, mission availability and offering best value for
money. To this end, Eurocopter has already set up 21 training centres and has
over 95 repair centres around the world. The regional hub is our latest move to
further improve our service offerings.”

“The Dauphin has been a very successful product range in Eurocopter, and is the
natural choice for many operators in Asia when selecting a medium twin-engine
aircraft,” noted Norbert Ducrot, Eurocopter senior vice president of Asia. “Countries like Japan,
China and Malaysia
operate the Dauphins for a variety of missions, from public services to
offshore operations. With the hub providing specific specialized services which
till now have only been available in Europe,
ESEA will be able to provide additional support to the network of Eurocopter
subsidiaries in this region, enhancing the subsidiaries’ relationship with
their customers.”

“The selection of ESEA as a regional hub reflects our ability to provide
state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise,” added Bernhard Brenner,
Eurocopter South East Asia president. “Our investment and focus on specialized
services such as full-flight simulator training, design office work and
development of technical solutions, have put us in good stead to meet the
future challenges in the wider Asian market.”