Eurocopter Canada | An EADS Company

2013 VOL 5, ISSUE 2
APR | MAY | JUNE

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Eurocopter Canada Newsletter
Note from the Director

Note from the Director

Dear Valued Customer,

As we head into Summer I hope that everyone has a safe and successful operating season!

Recently, The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter attained a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/hr.) in level flight. Several days before this accomplishment, the X3 reached a speed of 263 knots (487 km/hr.) during a descent. With these two successes, the X3 has surpassed the unofficial speed record for a helicopter. Here at Eurocopter, we are very proud of this accomplishment!

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Mr. Romain Trapp Appointed President & CEO for Eurocopter Canada Limited

Mr. Romain Trapp Appointed President & CEO for Eurocopter Canada Limited

The Eurocopter Canada Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Romain Trapp as the new Eurocopter Canada President & CEO. Romain joins Eurocopter Canada from Grand Prairie, Texas, following a 5 year term as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for American Eurocopter.

Romain has had an impressive career within the EADS Group where he has gained invaluable industry knowledge across all sectors of the helicopter business. His recent appointment as President and CEO of Eurocopter Canada is a tribute to his success.

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Heli-Expo 2013 Follow Up

Heli-Expo Follow up

This year’s Heli-Expo held in Las Vegas from March 4th to 7th was a big success for Eurocopter. With American Eurocopter, Eurocopter Mexico and Eurocopter Canada collaborating, new and upgraded products were on display, demonstrator unveiled, and support and new services tools launched.

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Want to sell your Eurocopter aircraft? ….. Use the Free Pre-owned Aircraft listing on Eurocopter website today for access!

Want to sell your Eurocopter aircraft? ….. Use the Free Pre-owned Aircraft listing on Eurocopter website today for access!

It is our endeavor to provide our customers’ value adds on an ongoing basis. The Pre-Owned section on our website is another such step to provide our customers solutions for sale of their existing Eurocopter aircraft or in case of interest in buying pre-owned Eurocopter aircraft.

This service is totally free of charge, and is open to owners who want to list their helicopters on our website.

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Rotor Rewards Summer promotion

Rotor Rewards Summer Promotion

All Rotor Rewards members will be entered into a draw for the ultimate Mastering Performance Driving Experience with Mercedes Benz!

Not a member yet? Enroll now & recieve a Eurocopter Canada Cooler Tote Bag and be entered into the draw automatically.

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AS350 Hydraulic Pump Drive Pulley & Bearing

AS350 Hydraulic Pump Drive Pulley and Bearing

Following reported issues with some of the new double row ball bearings, installed on the Hydraulic Pump Drive Pulley - post Mod. 07 9566, Eurocopter France has issued EASB 05-00-72. This EASB requires multiple inspection of the Drive Pulley Bearing at 165 Hours and every 25 Hours afterwards, on aircraft with Single Hydraulic Systems. The intention of the initial 165 Hour interval is to carry out the examination during a 150 Hour Inspection and still maintain a 10% margin for operational convenience.

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e-Tech Pub Phase 2- O.R.I.O.N

e-Tech Pub Phase 2- O.R.I.O.N

Eurocopter is pleased to announce the next phase of the internet based online publications via O.R.I.O.N. - an interactive viewer.

The EC130 will be the first aircraft type launched for this new service and will be available in Fall 2013; all other aircraft types will be released throughout the 1st quarter of 2014.

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AS350B3e Engine Data Recorder (EDR) Self-Closing Cap

Technical Tip: AS350B3e Engine Data Recorder (EDR) Self-Closing Cap

The AS350B3 equipped with an Arriel 2D engine, commercially known as the AS350B3e, has an EDR plug located in the aft cargo hold of the machine. This is an RJ45 style plug to which you can plug a standard RJ45 Ethernet cable to connect a laptop to download Engine Data. There is a Self-Closing Cap that is used to protect and cover this plug.

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Innovation in Safety Award

Innovation in Safety Award

Eurocopter Canada Limited is looking to recognize outstanding achievement in the rotary wing industry with the Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’.

The winner(s) of the ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ will be chosen by a committee selection process and receive a cash prize of $5,000.00 as well as, recognition by your peers. The award presentation will take place at the Helicopter Association of Canada annual conference, November 8th-10th in Vancouver, BC.

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Big Bike Race

Big Bike Race

Recently, Eurocopter Canada employees participated in the 'Big Bike Race' and raised $5720.75 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Way to go team!

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Service Bulletins

EC120
AS350
EC130
     
AS355
EC135
AS365
     
BO105
BK117

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