Eurocopter UK delivers three VIP helicopters to British market
Eurocopter UK has announced the delivery of two AS350 B3e and a single EC120B helicopter.
The aircraft were customised in the UK, with the Eurocopter UK subsidiary working on avionics integration, interior cabin design and outfitting, as well as installation of other customer-defined systems such as radar altimeters and iPads.
“Tailored solutions based on British design, parts manufacturing, integration, flight testing and certification have made us the preferred choice of UK customers in this market segment,” said Markus Steinke, managing director of Eurocopter UK Limited. “We are proud to continue the expansion of our unique civil helicopter heritage, skills and customer base, and will continue to extend Britain’s civil helicopter hub even more in the future.”
Currently, there is a fleet of 314 turbine helicopters operated by private and business aviation customers across the UK, which represents the largest market of its kind in Europe, and is ranked third worldwide.
According to Eurocopter, the company has nearly 40% of the turbine helicopter fleet in Britain.
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