Fourth EC225 helicopter delivered to Chinese Ministry of Transport
Helicopter to be used on search and rescue missions
has announced that the China Ministry of Transport (MOT) has taken delivery of
their fourth Eurocopter EC225. This new helicopter will join the three previous
examples and be used extensively in search and rescue (SAR) missions .
delivered the third EC225 helicopter at the end of June and the fourth aircraft
was handed over in a recent delivery ceremony in Zhuhai, China.
The ceremony was attended by Zhang Jinshan, deputy director of the Rescue and
Salvage Bureau, China Ministry of Transport, Huo Rongmeng, deputy mayor of
Zhuhai, Yue Jianjun, vice president of AVIC International, as well as Bruno
Boulnois, chief executive officer of Eurocopter China.
delivery marks the start to the renewed co-operation between Eurocopter and
MOT/CRS to develop SAR activities in the country. The two new SAR-configured
EC225 will boost the CRS fleet operating along the Chinese coastline.
Boulnois said “Delivering the helicopters is just the first step; we will also
be working closely with MOT/CRS in developing SAR technologies by sharing our
technical know-how, as well as training flight personnel and operators, to
build up a robust SAR network for the country.