EC135

March 4, 2013 - 12:30pm
The EC120, left, and the EC175 are two Eurocopter models which have seen improved sales in 2012. The manufacturer has also seen growth in the services sector.

Eurocopter released financial results for 2012 last month, logging another year of growth despite continuously eroding deliveries. Services, such as maintenance and training, are set to become Eurocopter’s number-one revenue producing activity, surpassing helicopter production. And during the next five years, the European manufacturer is betting on growth in emerging countries.

March 2, 2013 - 1:10am
European helicopter EMS operators that add a second flight crewmember would need a heavier helicopter to carry the same payload, and there is no plan for the Ministry of Health to make up for the subsequent higher costs.

Eurocopter managed to boost revenue last year despite sagging deliveries, in part on the strength of its service activities. The Marignane, France-based manufacturer plans to ramp up production this year, with the aim of delivering 15 percent more aircraft than it handed over last year.

In 2012, revenue amounted to €6.3 billion ($8.4 billion), a 15-percent increase over the previous year. “This was the second year in a row with double-digit growth,” said CEO Lutz Bertling at the company’s annual press conference in Paris in late January.

February 8, 2013 - 5:26am

India’s Ghodawat Industries placed an order for a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter at the Aero India show in Bangalore this week. The aircraft will be configured for four passengers and is due for delivery in May, when it will replace the customer’s existing EC120 model.

November 2, 2012 - 1:15am
Sion, Switzerland-based operator Air-Glaciers

Sion, Switzerland-based operator Air-Glaciers is updating its fleet of light singles and twins in anticipation of eventually phasing out its Aerospatiale SA316 Alouette IIIs.

October 29, 2012 - 7:20pm

American Eurocopter is doing more than just showing off its offerings at its booth during the NBAA Convention. The company will also offer flying demonstrations of its EC135 and EC155 helicopters during the show.

 
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