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Blackcomb Aviation adds two EC135s to its arsenal

November 11, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 11, 2013, Vancouver - Eurocopter Canada announces the sale of two EC135s to Blackcomb Aviation. The twin-engine aircraft will be utilized in Blackcomb's specialized power utility work in Western Canada.

Blackcomb Aviation’s EC135’s will be based in Pemberton, British Columbia and provide support for the company’s numerous multi-year contracts with organizations requiring state-of-the-art twin engine aircraft. This will include ongoing support for an extensive range of power utility (hydro) missions in western Canada.




“With safety and efficient service at the core of Blackcomb Aviation’s principal objectives, the decision to add the EC135’s to our current fleet was an easy one,” said Mr. Jonathan Burke, President and COO, Blackcomb Aviation. “Our goal is to supply our customers with an aircraft that will get a diverse range of jobs done in a safe and efficient manner.”

Blackcomb Aviation currently operates a Eurocopter fleet of both single and twin engine aircraft which includes four AS355’s, an AS350 B2, two AS350 B3’s, and an EC130 B4. In addition to power line maintenance and construction projects, Blackcomb Aviation’s aircraft support missions in search and rescue, flightseeing, filming, heli-skiing, and executive travel.

“Eurocopter Canada has recently seen a definitive move toward new twin-engine aircraft for Canadian utility operators, specifically in the hydro market” said Mr. Romain Trapp, President & CEO, ECL. “With the positive response the EC135 has been experiencing in terms of performance and operational efficiency, we are certain that Blackcomb’s procurement of these aircraft will be a perfect fit for their mission requirements.”


For enhanced safety and operational efficiency, Blackcomb Aviation has chosen optional equipment for both EC135’s that includes the latest in Garmin Avionics Packages, Dual Cargo Hook Systems, AAT Stretcher capabilities, plus LARS Flight Data Management and Cockpit Imaging Systems.


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