Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 B3e to Innukoptères Inc.
The new generation B3e will join Innukoptères’ current Airbus Helicopters fleet to support a variety of missions in Quebec.
Fort Erie, ON, April 3, 2014 – The AS350 B3e will join Innukoptères’ current fleet of 3 AS350 B2’s and will be flown for different utilities projects, including mining industry, tourism and wildlife services.
“Selecting the AS350 B3e was an important next step for Innukoptères,” said Mr. Paul Desmeules, General Director, Innukoptères Inc. “This aircraft will provide accessibility for higher payload and range for our customers, thus expanding our service offerings.”
Founded in 2010, Innukoptères Inc. is a company developed in partnership with the native Innu community of Ekuanitshit (Mingan) and Nunavik Rotors (associated with Air Inuit). It is dedicated to helicopter missions within the Duplessis region on Québec’s North shore.
“Innukoptères’ commitment to Airbus Helicopters Canada and in particular the AS350 B3e is a testament to the reliability of the Ecureuil product line,” said Mr. Romain Trapp, President, Airbus Helicopters Canada. “The AS350 B3e is a powerful workhorse and a natural fit for Innukoptères to enhance its exclusive fleet of Airbus Helicopters aircraft. We are honored to remain a source of support for Innukoptères’ operations.”
The AS350 B3e has been extensively outfitted with a variety of optional equipment including; cargo pods, cargo basket, cargo swing, cargo mirror, long lining enlarged floor window, litter kit fixed provisions, oil, air and fuel filters as well as, a utility avionics package and skytrac system.
The high-performance member of the Ecureuil family, the AS350 B3e outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety and competitive acquisition and maintenance costs. The powerful, high-performance AS350 B3e is designed to carry out the most demanding missions in the most extreme weather and geographical conditions. Its exceptional lifting capability, high endurance, extended range and fast cruise speed make the AS350 B3e the leader in its class.
About Innukoptères Inc.
Serving the Greater Duplessis region of Quebec, Innukoptères’ provides a wide range of services including; construction industry assistance, transportation of workforce and/or equipment, helicopter support for the mining industry, geophysical analysis, scientific personnel equipment and sampling, drill slinging, tourism and the film industry for aerial photography and capturing wildlife.
About Airbus Helicopters Canada
Airbus Helicopters Canada, formerly Eurocopter Canada, is a subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters and a leading supplier of helicopters in Canada. Our helicopters are used across the country in key parapublic and civil roles which include: law enforcement, emergency medical services, oil & gas, mining, firefighting, hydroelectric utilities, environmental surveys, tour and corporate transport. Airbus Helicopters was established in Fort Erie, Ontario in 1984 and has additional operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec as well as a support and customer service network in place to support a fleet of over 670 helicopters in the country. The company is celebrating 30 years of success in Canada this year.
About Airbus Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense related services. Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer and employs more than 23,000 people worldwide. With 46 percent market share in civil and parapublic sectors, the company’s fleet in service includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries. Airbus Helicopters’ international presence is marked by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries, and its worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents. Airbus Helicopters’ range of civil and military helicopters is the world’s largest; its aircraft account for one third of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. The company’s chief priority is to ensure the safe operation of its aircraft for the thousands of people who fly more than 3 million hours per year.
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