Eurocopter EC175 and EC145 T2 on Asia tour
Eurocopter is promoting its latest developments in Asia during a three-week demonstration tour with operators in the oil and gas, VIP, corporate, charter, military and law enforcement segments.
In addition to providing opportunities to experience the performance and capabilities of these rotorcraft, Eurocopter’s Asian tour also will include a two-day symposium for the oil and gas sector, where the region’s operators and customers will participate in presentations and workshops related to off-shore helicopter missions – with topics ranging from support and services to safety and training.
During the December 2-19 tour, Malaysia and Thailand will be visited by the EC145 T2 and EC175, with Vietnam also on the EC175’s schedule.
The two-day oil and gas seminar is to take place in Kuala Lumpur during the Malaysian stopover. This continues such informational meetings organized by Eurocopter during the past 10 years.
Eurocopter is bringing the first production EC175 for the Asian tour, with this rotorcraft configured for oil and gas airlift duties. The EC145 T2 deployed for Eurocopter’s Asian visits is in a corporate configuration, following its presence in the Persian Gulf region for flight demonstrations in Abu Dhabi and at the Dubai Airshow.
The much delayed EASA certification of the EC175 is now targeted in early 2014, which will be the final program step prior to deliveries for the first three customers the same year.
The EC145 T2’s certification and start-up of deliveries are planned in 2014, which also means a delay in respect to earlier plans.