Milestone delivery of 1,000th Eurocopter EC135 celebrated


1,000th built EC135 helicopter handed over to ADAC

Eurocopter EC135Eurocopter has delivered the 1,000th EC135 to ADAC. Fifteen years after the first of these helicopters rolled off the production line at the Eurocopter facility at Donauworth, the group’s president and chief executive officer Lutz Bertling handed the keys of the new aircraft to Peter Meyer, president of ADAC.

This latest purchase brings the organization’s
air rescue fleet up to a total of 51 aircraft, including the BK117 and EC145 in
addition to the EC135.

Eurocopter’s relationship with its biggest
German customer in the air rescue sector extends back over more than 40 years.

“The EC135 has helped us to provide an air
rescue service using aircraft that are cleaner, quieter and more
cost-efficient. Therefore we are enthusiastic about its technical qualities.
Its performance has enabled us to establish a national network of emergency
medical service providers that is without parallel in Germany and serves as an
example for similar services elsewhere”, says ADAC president Peter Meyer,
underlining the importance of this helicopter model.

“The delivery of the 1000th EC135 is a
special occasion for Eurocopter, which gives us added impetus to continue
developing our products in close contact with the customer and contributing to
the enhancement of the emergency services network. We have always given special
emphasis to ensuring optimum conditions for rescue missions and the assured
safety of the air rescue teams,” said Bertling.

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