Air Greenland has ordered two EC225 helicopters
Helicopters will be delivered in 2014 and used for search and rescue and passenger transportation
Eurocopter has announced that Air Greenland
has ordered two EC225 helicopters the aircraft will be delivered in 2014.
The EC225 acquisition agreement was signed in the presence of Thomas Hein,
Eurocopter’s vice president sales and customer relations for Central
Europe; Michael Binzer, Air Greenland chief executive officer and
Jens Wittrup Willumsen, Air Greenland’s chairman of the Board. They were joined
by Air Greenland vice president and technical director Peter Bjerre, along with
Florence Cassier, Eurocopter sales manager.
“After a long and hard evaluation, Air
Greenland decided to purchase Eurocopter’s EC225, and we are confident this is
the right helicopter for our operations in the harsh environment in and around Greenland,” Binzer stated. “We are particularly pleased
to expand our long relationship with Eurocopter, and are looking forward to
introducing the EC225 into our fleet.”
Air Greenland already has a fleet of 10 AS350 B3 and two AS350 B2 helicopters, extending
its service capabilities for a range of missions in support of growing offshore
oil and gas air transport services, as well as search and rescue operations.
“This order marks a milestone in Eurocopter’s long relationship with Air
Greenland, and is another endorsement for the EC225’s proven capabilities in
the most severe operational conditions,” Eurocopter’s Hein stated. “We are
especially proud to accompany Air Greenland in its development, and look
forward to contributing to the success of its operations with the EC225.”