Eurocopter plans Kazakhstan venture
EADS and Eurocopter last month signed a cooperation agreement with sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna to create a public-private joint venture in Kazakhstan. Under the agreement, EADS and Eurocopter will transfer “skills and know-how”
to local partners to “develop a fully integrated and independent helicopter service industry” in the country. Another contract was signed with local operator Sky Service to open the first maintenance center in Kazakhstan. There are 15 Eurocopters in Kazakhstan.