More Eurocopter sales at Singapore Airshow
Eurocopter Southeast Asia (ESEA) today announced its first sales contract with Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE) for one EC135 aircraft.
The sale follows the establishment of Eurocopter’s first branch office in Thailand in December last year. The light, twin-engine helicopter will be delivered to the MNRE in December 2010 and will be utilised for exploration & surveillance flights to help preserve natural resources and protect the natural environment of Thailand.
At the Singapore Air Show, Eurocopter Southeast Asia (ESEA) also announced that it has signed its first contract with Vinacopter for the purchase of four helicopters. Vinacopter has purchased four Eurocopter helicopters to serve as the launch fleet for its newly created subsidiary, HeliVietnam, a new commercial charter venture.
The fleet, which will consist of one AS355NP, a new generation light twin engine helicopter, two high performance single engine AS350B3 aircraft and one twin engine EC135, will be used for tourism and VIP transport. Delivery of the AS355NP is scheduled for the first half of 2010 while the remainder of the fleet will be delivered in the second half of 2011.