Eurocopter sells five AS350 B3 helicopters in India
The acquisition of five AS350 B3 helicopters by three Indian customers was announced by Eurocopter and its Eurocopter India subsidiary at the Aero India 2011 exhibition in Bangalore.
Three of the rotary-wing aircraft were ordered by Global Vectra, whose fleet will grow to seven AS350 B3s; while Summit Aviation and SS Aviation each purchased one. All five are scheduled to be delivered during 2011.
The AS350 B3 has experienced major success in heli-skiing applications at such locations as the Alps in Europe, North America’s Rocky Mountains and Alaska, and the Andes in South America – with operations now extended to the Himalayas in India.
The AS350 B3 also has redefined pilgrim tourism in India, and is flying tourists to places like Vaishno Devi, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Amarnath.