Eurocopter delivers first EC225 to OMNI Helicopter


OHI takes delivery of first of four EC225 helicopter and signs orders another six aircraft

Eurocopter EC225 OMNIEurocopter has delivered the
first of four EC225 helicopters to OMNI Helicopter International. OMNI then
signed another contract for a further six examples. The helicopter will be
operated on the Brazilian oil and gas fields for the Petrobras oil company.

second EC225 from the initial contract will be delivered this May and the
remaining two aircraft of the first contract in 2013. Delivery of the six helicopters included in the
second contract will be completed by mid-2015.

This new helicopter is also
the first EC225 that Eurocopter has delivered to Milestone Aviation Group, as
OHI has decided to partner with this company, a world leader in the helicopter
leasing sector, for the purchase of this landmark helicopter. In the short time
since its creation, Milestone has become a key player in arranging financing
solutions for operators. Eurocopter will work closely with Milestone to find
new opportunities and solutions for its customers around the world.

“We have been working with
Eurocopter for more than ten years now and we’re very pleased to bring the
EC225 into our fleet,” said Rui Almeida, chairman of OHI. “This helicopter will
help us respond to the needs of our main customer, Petrobras, which demands
increasingly more powerful and safer aircraft to guarantee transportation many
miles offshore.”

“The success of the EC225 in
the oil & gas sector boils down in particular to its outstanding
reliability in the most demanding operational conditions,” said Olivier
Lambert, senior vice-president sales and customer relations for Eurocopter. “We
are grateful to Omni Helicopter International for the confidence they have
placed in the aircraft that make up the Eurocopter range, and we are confident
that the new EC225 will guarantee the success of many new projects.”

Photograph Copyright Eurocopter Lorette Fabre


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