Eurocopter completes FIDAE with 11 bookings
Through its subsidiary in the Southern Cone region, Eurocopter has announced the signing of five contracts and six letters of intent with a number of private and parapublic operators in Argentina, Chile and Peru at this year’s FIDAE.
The following bookings have been registered: 4 AS350 B3e, 3 EC145, 3 EC130 T2 and 1 EC155 B1.
The Eurocopter Group showcased its status as the market leader in the region and exhibited six models from its extensive range of helicopters at its static display, among them an EC725 operated by the Brazilian Air Force.
Chilean operator Kipreos accepted the first AS350 B3e delivered to South America last year, and since then this latest version of the famous AS350 B3 has become the helicopter of choice for a growing number of operators in the region. Eurocopter signed three contracts and a letter of intent for the single-engine AS350 B3e at FIDAE.
Signing customers include Puma Lodge (Chile), for tourism and heli-skiing operations; Aeroservi (Chile) for executive transport; Servicios Aéreos Los Andes (Peru) for a range of aerial tasks and mining-support operations; and an Argentinian province for parapublic missions, this last operator also placing an order for an EC145.
Eurocopter completed delivery of the first of four AS350 B3e helicopters for Heliflight Perú, which reaffirmed its commitment by signing a letter of intent for the purchase of two additional EC145s for carrying loads and passengers for oil, gas and mining companies. In addition, the Ayacucho-based maintenance firm SISA (Sociedad de Inversiones y Servicios Aeronáuticos SAC) has first become the service center to be certified by Eurocopter in Peru, the aim of the agreement being to support the country growing fleet of helicopters.
Through its airline company Aeroandina, the Bethia Group has purchased an EC155 B1, a member of the proven Dauphin family offering world-class comfort, safety, range and speed - qualities that have made this helicopter an ideal choice for corporate transportation and a world leader in the VIP market. Delivery of the second aircraft of this kind to the Southern Cone region will be completed in the coming months.