Eurocopter EC175 starts US tour
The next-generation Eurocopter EC175 today started an international demonstration tour at New Iberia, Louisiana. The tour uses the No.1 series production EC175 – which is configured for oil and gas operations.
New Iberia is the first of multiple stopovers across the US through March 15 that enables the helicopter’s evaluation by companies specialized in passenger transport and supply missions for the off-shore oil and gas industry.
Included on the EC175’s U.S. demonstration circuit is a March 5-7 appearance at the Heli-Expo helicopter industry convention in Las Vegas, where the helicopter will be shown on Eurocopter’s exhibit stand.
Follow-on segments of the demonstration tour are planned later this year, bringing the EC175 to several additional regions in the world. During these stopovers, the operators’ field visits will include flights with pilots and passengers, accompanied by presentations on topics that range from operations and performance to Eurocopter’s innovative support and services available for the EC175.