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Eurocopter Canada Announces Sale of a New EC130 T2 for the Corporate Market

Heli-Expo, Las Vegas, March 6th, 2013

Fox Aviation Purchases First EC130 T2 for Private Use in Canada

Eurocopter Canada announces the sale of a new EC130 T2 helicopter to Fox Aviation of Montreal, Quebec. The aircraft will be flown privately and is the third Eurocopter helicopter in the past 12 years selected by Fox Aviation. First was an EC120, then the EC130 B4 and now the EC130 T2, an evolution of the EC130 B4 helicopter, which was unveiled by Eurocopter at HAI last year and has found a niche across numerous markets.

“The selection of the EC130 T2 was easy due to the enhanced safety features of the helicopter. We ultimately appreciate Eurocopter’s incorporation of all the latest state-of-the-art technologies, materials, systems and avionics,” said Mr. Jean-Jacques Cossette, Owner of Fox Aviation.  “The aircraft is very quiet, extremely comfortable and offers a very smooth ride and provides great visibility, all excellent benefits.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit Mr. Anthony Pecchi

 From Left to right: Mr. Guy Joannes, President and CEO Eurocopter Canada Limited, Mr. Jean-Jacques and Alexandra Cossette, Fox Aviation and Mr. Steve Jaksi, Key Account Manager, Eastern Canada, Eurocopter Canada Limited

Although corporate helicopters in Canada would be considered a niche market, its operators have fully embraced single-engine aircraft including the EC120, EC130, and A350 family. The EC130 T2 is the perfect fit for private use as a light single-engine helicopter including all of the latest technology and a roomy modular cabin that can accommodate 1 pilot plus up to 7 passengers. It is the quietest helicopter on the market: its Fenestron® tail rotor and automatic variable rotor speed control result in a significantly reduced external sound level. The new generation piloting aids, such as the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD®), reduces the pilot’s workload considerably, thus enhancing flight safety.

“The selection of the EC130 T2 by Fox Aviation supports Eurocopter’s focus on product improvements through innovation,” Mr. Guy Joannes, President & CEO, ECL. “Fox Aviation’s commitment to fly Eurocopter and introduce the first EC130 T2 into the Canadian market place is a strong signal that we are on the right track.”

The EC130 has evolved from the vast experience accumulated by some 220 operators; some 410 helicopters have been ordered in 50 countries. The in-service EC130 fleet has logged more than 820,000 hours and the fleet leader has flown 14,500 hours. The EC130 T2’s components are common with the Eurocopter light helicopter range, ensuring a reliable, high performance aircraft.  Its proven technology and simple design provide operators with an extremely high rate of availability.

This newcomer in the successful Ecureuil range is equipped with the brand new Safran Arriel 2D engine. This modern engine has increased reliability and extended time between overhauls as well as, lower fuel consumption.  This substantially increases the versatility of the EC130 T2. Thanks to its optimized maintenance cost and operational benefits; it is truly economically sound combined with the highest level of safety.

About ECL & Eurocopter Group

Eurocopter Canada Limited (www.eurocopter.ca) is a subsidiary of Eurocopter. Eurocopter Canada based in Fort Erie, Ontario since 1984, has additional operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec and a support and customer service network that spans the entire country. Eurocopter Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The EADS Canada network has more than 1,700 employees.  The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 22,000 people. In 2012, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion Euros, orders for 469 new helicopters and a 44 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 more than 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,780 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 148 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.

For more information, please contact:

Eurocopter Canada Limited

Laura SENECAL

Tel : (905) 871-7772

Mob : (905) 321-7738

laura.senecal@eurocopter.ca

Eurocopter Group

Julie GUÉRIN

Tel: +33 4 42 85 59 64

Mob: +33 6 22 00 34 73

julie.guerin@eurocopter.com

Eurocopter Group

Stéphane CHÈRY

 Tel: + 33 (0)4 42 85 60 51 

Mob: + 33 (0)6 23 93 71 23

stephane.chery@eurocopter.com