2008-20-27 - Eurocopter 2500 USAAmerican Eurocopter celebrates 2500th U.S. delivery
2500 Eurocopter-Hubschrauber in USA geliefert<br /> At an event on its booth at the Air Medical Transportation Conference in Minneapolis, MN, American Eurocopter celebrated its 2500th U.S. helicopter delivery with long-time customer PHI, Inc., one of the world's leading helicopter services companies.
The 2500th helicopter is an EC135 that is scheduled to be delivered to the PHI Air Medical Group shortly after AMTC. "This is a momentous occasion for us and we are delighted to share it with our valued friends at PHI," said Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter. "This is a great testament to the history of our company and this achievement reflects American Eurocopter's heritage and its development in the United States." "The delivery of this EC135 to PHI is especially significant, since the very first helicopter delivered into the United States was an SA.3130 Alouette delivered to PHI in 1957," explains Paganini. Since that time, PHI has operated a wide variety of Eurocopter aircraft and PHI's fleet today includes AS350B2/B3 AStars, EC135s and BK117s.