Héli-Union signs contract for four EC175 helicopters


EC175 helicopters will used on offshore oil and gas operations

EC175 prototype at Heli-UnionEurocopter has announced that Héli-Union has ordered four EC175 helicopters for offshore oil and gas operations.

The contract signature was officially
announced during Héli-Union’s 50-year anniversary celebration, which was held
at its Toussus-le-Noble maintenance centre near Paris, France,
and included a fly-over of Eurocopter’s first EC175 prototype.

“The EC175 order builds on a highly successful
five-decade relationship with a very unique and important customer, and
Eurocopter looks forward to continuing our partnership as Héli-Union expands
its oil and gas operations into new regions of the world,” said Eurocopter
president and chief executive officer Lutz Bertling. “As with many of
Eurocopter’s other products, Héli-Union provided valuable input during the
EC175’s development, and we will continue to benefit from its expertise once
the helicopter is in service.”

Héli-Union will start taking delivery of the
EC175 at the beginning of 2013.

“The EC175 will bring enhanced operational
capabilities and unmatched passenger comfort for Héli-Union’s oil and gas operations,”
explained Héli-Union chairman and chief executive officer Jean-Christophe
Schmitt. “Eurocopter has been a key partner in our company’s success during the
past 50 years, and our new contract marks an important step in the next chapter
of our operations.”

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