Eurocopter Canada Awarded Contract for Two AS350 B3e’s from Canada’s Largest Private Helicopter Operator
Fort Erie, ON, April 15th, 2013
Coast to Coast Helicopters Inc. expands fleet with the selection of AS350 B3e’s
Coast to Coast Helicopters took delivery of two enhanced AS350 B3e’s to increase support for the groups utility helicopters operations. Both aircraft will be operated by one of the group’s subsidiary operations; Mustang Helicopters.
Photo Credit: Vitek Zawada – Image of Coast to Coast Helicopter’s latest B3e to be delivered.
“The purchase of the AS350 B3e’s was an easy decision as the AStar family has continued to demonstrate its reliability and performance in our day-to-day operations,” said Frederic Allard, President, Mustang Helicopters. “Thanks to its effective lifting power, capacity, maneuverability and endurance, the AS350 B3e’s will lend additional support for our utility missions.”
Coast to Coast’s fleet is comprised of a variety of rotary and fixed wing aircraft which provide service to Oil and Gas, Forestry, Hydro, Passenger and Freight Transportation, Mining, Emergency Services and Tourism sectors. With delivery of the new aircraft, Mustang Helicopters’ fleet will be comprised of an impressive 11 AS350 B2’s and 3 AS350 B3e’s.
“We are enthusiastic about continuing to assist Coast to Coast in growing as an industry leader and exceptional Canadian operation with the purchase of both AS350 B3e’s,” said Mr. Guy Joannes, President & CEO, ECL. “We appreciate their continued support and confidence in our product.”
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.
The AS350 B3e cockpit is fitted with a dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), allowing the pilot to check at one glance the main vehicle and engine parameters – thus reducing his workload and enhancing safety. The use of composite material for the airframe, rotors and main rotor head gives the AS350 B3e excellent protection against corrosion and, consequently, reduces your maintenance costs.
Both AS350 B3e’s have a variety of Eurocopter Canada optional equipment installed; Cargo Pods for increased storage, an Enlarge Floor Window for improved longlining capabilities and an Airframe Fuel Filter. Additional options include; Dual Hydraulics for increased maximum gross weight as well as, a Facet Scavenger Oil Filter and AFS Inlet Barrier Filter for bush flying operations.
About Coast to Coast Helicopters Inc.
Coast to Coast Helicopters group is the largest family-owned business in Canada with over 130 aircraft. The fleet is composed of 19 varieties including medium, intermediate and light lift helicopters and fixed wing, operating from a global network of bases. In the last 10 years, four reputable operators from across Canada have joined Coast to Coast, including: Mustang Helicopters, Heli-Excel, Heli-Inter and Exact Air. Coast to Coast offers its clients full coverage across Canada with capable, solid and focused service in the aircraft industry. Their exceptional team of aircraft professionals is composed of over 300 dedicated employees.
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
Tel: (905) 871-7772
Mob: (905) 321-7738
Tel: +33 4 42 85 59 64
Mob: +33 6 22 00 34 73
Tel: +33 (0) 4 42 85 60 51
Mob: +33 (0) 6 23 93 71 23
Coast to Coast Inc.
Tel: (403) 886- 5995