Eurocopter Dauphin

October 30, 2006 - 11:53am

Paris-based Héli-Union, which operates a fleet of 35 mostly twin-engine helicopters mainly for oil majors, has signed a draft joint venture operating agreement with Kazakhstan’s leading oil group. As part of the collaborative accord with Euro-Asia Air, in June the company took delivery of Eurocopter’s 800th Dauphin, which began operations in Kazakhstan in August.

October 30, 2006 - 11:35am

American Eurocopter (AE) is to re-engine and upgrade the U.S. Coast Guard’s HH-65 Dolphin fleet under the Deepwater program.

AE will manage the conversion of 11 HH-65Bs to the upgraded HH-65C variant at its Columbus, Miss. facility, with the work planned for completion late next year. The program includes an option for upgrading six additional aircraft.

September 26, 2006 - 5:54am

AgustaWestland A109S Grand

The order book for this uprated 109 variant currently stands at almost 60. AgustaWestland received EASA approval for the type in June (as its first customer, a Briton, took delivery) and FAA certification is expected by next month. The company planned to have delivered five airframes by press time and 10 more later this year.

 
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