2008-07-28 - Eurocopter + CBP orderUS CBP gets more Eurocopters
Eurocopter liefert mehr Hubschrauber an US-Grenzschutz<br /> American Eurocopter LLC, a subsidiary of EADS North America, announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with additional AS350B3s.
This contract is an Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery contract with a base year and four-one year options. American Eurocopter expects orders of up to 50 additional AS350B3s to the U.S. CBP through the life of the contract. CBP already has an impressive Eurocopter fleet which includes 48 AS350s and 15 EC120s, with five additional EC120s on order. The contract has the potential to total over $150 million. U.S. Customs and Border Protection have requested an aggressive delivery schedule with an initial order of 17 AS350B3s. These aircraft will be produced at American Eurocopter's Mississippi facility. The first helicopter is to be delivered in 2009 with a target delivery schedule of one AS350B3 every 45 days when rate production is achieved.