Eurocopter Malaysia to upgrade Hornbill Skyways EC135 helicopters


Five EC135 helicopters of Hornbill Skyways will be upgraded at ECM

Hornbill Skyways EC135Eurocopter Malaysia (ECM) has announced that it has signed a fleet upgrade and retrofit contract for all five EC135 helicopters belonging to Hornbill Skyways. Additionally, the contract provides for a transfer of technology, with works to be completed by June 2012.

“ECM, with their fully established facility
in Subang, Selangor, provided the best offer in terms of price, expertise and
commitment. This upgrading of our existing EC135 fleet is necessary to better
serve our needs to perform dedicated missions especially in challenging areas
in East Malaysia,” said Datuk Aidan Wing,
executive chairman of Hornbill Skyways.

“Eurocopter always believes in partaking of
knowledge with their customers and accompanying them whenever possible.
Hornbill’s engineers have been invited to participate personally during the
retrofit process so that they can have the unique opportunity to learn from
ECM’s experts. This transfer of technology is something that we advocate, which
is highly appreciated by our customers,” said Pierre Nardelli, ECM president
and chief executive officer.