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Capitale Hélicoptère selects the Eurocopter EC130 B4 to Support Utility Missions in Quebec

Heli-Expo, Dallas, Texas – Eurocopter Canada grows its fleet in Quebec with the sale of one EC130 B4 at Heli-Expo 2012

Photo (credit Paul Brou), left to right: Mr. Guy Joannes, President & CEO, Eurocopter Canada, Mr. Stéphane Huot, President -Capitale Hélipro Inc., Mr. Danny Ricard, President – Capitale Hélicoptère Inc., Mr. Guillaume Leprince, VP Sales and Marketing, Eurocopter Canada, Mr. Matthieu Laporte, Sales Representative, Eurocopter Canada

Capitale Hélicoptère has chosen its fourth EC130 B4 aircraft to assist with utility missions throughout Quebec. The sale was confirmed today with Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) at Heli-Expo 2012 in Dallas, Texas.

“The EC130 B4 is a versatile aircraft that is suitable for a variety of missions,” said Guy Joannes, President andCEO,ECL. “We are pleased that Capitale Hélicoptère has chosen another Eurocopter aircraft to meet customer demands.”

With the selection of the EC130 B4, Capitale Hélicoptère’s fleet will have a total of 12 Eurocopter aircraft, including 5 AS350 B2’s, 4 EC130 B4’s, 2 AS350 B3’s and 1 EC120 B.

“Eurocopter helicopters are the cornerstone of our fleet,” said M. Danny Ricard, President, Capitale Hélicoptère. “We look forward to continuing our superior customer support and service with an additional EC130 B4.”

The EC130 B4 is a light 7-8 seat single engine helicopter which offers exceptional qualities of silence, comfort and space. Low external noise emission (-8.5dB better than ICAO requirement), due to the low noise “Fenestron” and the FADEC system (Full Authority Digital Engine Control), in order to optimize noise signature in over-flight without operational limitations.

About the Eurocopter Group and Eurocopter Canada

Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 20,000 people. In 2011, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s number one helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 5.4 billion Euros, orders for 457 new helicopters and a 43 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter’s worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports some 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,300 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 149 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.

Eurocopter Canada Limited (www.eurocopter.ca) is a subsidiary of Eurocopter. Eurocopter Canada based in Fort Erie, Ontario, with operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec – has a customer support network that spans the entire country.

About Capitale Hélicoptère

Capitale Hélipro, as well as its operational subsidiary, Capitale Hélicoptère, (www.capitalehelipro.com) are supported by a skilled workforce that combines thousands of hours of flight experience in all fields of the aviation industry. Their dedicated team has over thirty years of flying and helicopter maintenance experience. Capitale Hélicoptère currently offers the following services; charter, sales, maintenance and helicopter flight training. They offer very competitive rates and supply their clientele with outstanding service across the board.

For more information, please contact:

Laura SENECAL
Tel: (905) 871-7772
Cel: (905) 321-7738
laura.senecal[at]eurocopter.ca
Eurocopter Canada Limited

Julie GUÉRIN
Tel: + 33 4 42 85 59 64
Cel: + 33 6 22 00 34 73
julie.guerin[at]eurocopter.com
Eurocopter Group

Stéphane CHERY
Tel : + 33 (0)4 42 85 60 51
Cel : + 33 (0)6 23 93 71 23 stephane.chery[at]eurocopter.com Eurocopter Group

Colin SIMARD
Tel: (418) 871-4466 
csimard[at]capitalehelicoptere.com   
Capitale Hélicoptère

Website: www.eurocopter.com