2008-03-16 - EC635 für SchweizEurocopter delivers the first EC635 for the Swiss Air Force
Erster EC635 für die Schweiz<br /> The first EC635 destined for the Swiss Air Force was handed over to the Swiss federal procurement, technology and real estate centre armasuisse at the Eurocopter factory in Donauwörth on 7 March.
Thanks to excellent and intensive cooperation with the customer, this first delivery took place two weeks prior to the contractually agreed deadline. This means that the Swiss Light Transport and Training Helicopter (LTSH) programme is running well on schedule. The contract, signed in April 2006, provides for the delivery of a total of 18 EC635 transport and training helicopters, plus two EC135s for the army's air transport service. The EC635/EC135s will replace the Swiss air force's
Delivery of all helicopters will be completed by early 2010. The first four aircraft will be manufactured at the Donauwörth Eurocopter plant, while the final assembly of the remaining 16 EC635s will be performed by RUAG Aerospace in Alpnach, Switzerland, and the helicopters will be delivered from there. During the entire life cycle, RUAG Aerospace will also be responsible for maintenance levels I and D of the Swiss air force's EC635s/135s.