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Eurocopter Sells EC-120 Helicopter To The RCMP

FORT ERIE, Ontario – Eurocopter Canada Limited is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of an EC-120 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada’s federal law enforcement agency.

Headquartered in Ottawa, the RCMP plans to use the EC-120 helicopter to help with surveillance and related police operations. A light, five seat single engine helicopter, the EC-120 is a multipurpose aircraft designed to provide its users with mission flexibility. Equipped with the most modern technologies such as the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), the new generation fenestron, crashworthy seats and fuel system.

“The EC-120 should help the RCMP to improve its operations tempo,” said X. “We are looking forward to bringing this helicopter into service and using it to compliment our law enforcement capabilities.”

Eurocopter Canada is significantly growing its operations throughout the country, including an expansion of its main facility in Fort Erie, Ontario; the opening a new logistics facility in Richmond, British Columbia; and re-establishing its operations in Quebec. Eurocopter Canada forecasts that it will deliver its 500th helicopter in Canada within the next 12 months.

“The EC-120 has a history and track record of use with law enforcement,” said Marie-Agnes Veve, president and chief executive officer of Eurocopter Canada. “The aircraft’s multipurpose design gives police a number of options for its use.”

About Eurocopter Canada Limited

Eurocopter Canada Limited (www.eurocopter.ca) is a subsidiary of Eurocopter. Eurocopter Canada – based in Fort Erie, Ontario – has a customer support network that spans the entire country. Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 14,000 people. In 2007, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s number one helicopter manufacturer in the civil and Para public market, with a turnover exceeding 4 billion euros, orders for 802 new helicopters, and a 53 percent market share in the civil and Para public sectors. Overall, the group’s products account for 30 per cent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 17 subsidiaries on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centers. More than 10,000 Eurocopter helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest range of commercial and military helicopters in the world.

For more information, please contact:

Laura SENECAL
Tel: + 905 871-7772
Fax:+ 905 871-3599
laura.senecal[at]eurocopter.ca
Eurocopter Canada Limited

Cécile VION-LANCTUIT
Tel: + 33 (0)1 4934 4504
Mob: + 33 (0)6 7283 9067
cecile.vion-lanctuit[at]eurocopter.com
Eurocopter

Christina GOTZHEIN
Tel: + 49 (0) 89 6000 64 88
Fax:+ 49 (0) 89 6000 44 37
christina.gotzhein[at]eurocopter.com
Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH

Jesus RUIZ
Tel:   +34 91 379.66.04
Fax:  +34 91 379 66 10
jesus.ruiz[at]eurocopter.com
Eurocopter España, S.A

Christopher BACH
Tel.:  +49 (0) 906 71 45 65
Fax : +49 (0) 906 71 39 39
christopher.bach[at]eurocopter.com
Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH 

 

Website: www.eurocopter.com