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Eurocopter Sells Two AS350 B3 Helicopters To Hydro One


FORT ERIE, Ontario – Eurocopter Canada Limited is pleased to announce that it has secured a firm order for two AS350 B3 helicopters to Hydro One, the largest electricity delivery company in Ontario.

Headquartered in Toronto, Hydro One plans to use the AS350 B3 helicopters to shuttle employees to remote communities that it services in Northern Ontario. The AS350 B3 is a high performance, single engine helicopter that offers superior ceiling and lift capacity and is ideal for use in rural settings. The aircraft, which can seat six people, offers superior manoeuvrability and visibility, and is powered by a 732 shp Safran Arriel 1D1 engine.

“Hydro One is excited to procure the AS350 B3 helicopter,” said Laura Cooke, president of Hydro One. “We feel that this aircraft will improve our ability to serve remote, northern communities, and ensure that we continue to provide outstanding service to Ontarians.”

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 B3 helicopter continues to be a top seller for our company,” said Marie-Agnes Veve, president and chief executive officer of Eurocopter Canada. “It is unique in its class and is regarded as the perfect single engine helicopter for operators looking for that extra measure of performance.”

About Eurocopter Canada Limited

Eurocopter Canada Limited ( 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:
Tel: + 905 871-7772
Fax:+ 905 871-3599
Eurocopter Canada Limited
Tel: + 33 (0)1 4934 4504
Mob: + 33 (0)6 7283 9067
Christina GOTZHEIN
Tel: + 49 (0) 89 6000 64 88
Fax:+ 49 (0) 89 6000 44 37
Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
Jesus RUIZ
Tel:   +34 91 379.66.04
Fax:  +34 91 379 66 10
Eurocopter España, S.A
Christopher BACH
Tel.:  +49 (0) 906 71 45 65
Fax : +49 (0) 906 71 39 39
Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH 


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