Eurocopter displays latest-generation Product Range at ILA 2008
May 29, 2008, Berlin, Germany - Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer in the civil and public services markets, will utilize this year’s ILA in Berlin to highlight its international market strength and its continuing ability to innovate.
May 29, 2008, Berlin, Germany – Eurocopter, the world’s leading
helicopter manufacturer in the civil and public services markets, will
utilize this year’s ILA in Berlin to highlight its international market
strength and its continuing ability to innovate. The company displays
its state-of-the-art military helicopters, the Tiger combat helicopter
and NH90 tactical transport helicopter, both of which are in service
with several European nations as well as Australia. These two aircraft
are joined by a French Air Force EC725 in Combat SAR configuration, and
three of Eurocopter’s successful civil models, the EC120, EC130 and the
EC135 in EMS configuration.
The Tiger, which is under delivery to Germany, France, Australia and
Spain, will be featured in the daily flying display of ILA and
demonstrate its spectacular manoeuverability. The NH90, of which 507
units are on order by 14 nations and Europe’s most successful military
helicopter programme, is under delivery to Germany, Sweden, Italy,
Australia and Finland, with deliveries to further customers to commence
this year. The NH90 will join the flying display as well. Eurocopter’s
EC725, also on display, is in active Combat-SAR service with the French
Air Force and makes its first appearance in Germany. The aircraft has
seen service in Afghanistan and Lebanon, saving numerous lives.
True to the company’s tradition of setting and raising the standards
in the industry, Eurocopter will also participate in ILA’s “Rotor &
Rescue” helicopter conference programme with several presentations of
new concepts and technologies. The company’s renowed MRO capabilities
in the military segment are shown on its booth in the HeliCenter.
Around ILA, several other Eurocopter helicopters will be displayed by
the company’s customers.
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a
Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defence and related
services. The Eurocopter Group employs approx. 14,000 people. In 2007,
Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter
manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover
exceeding 4 billion Euros, orders for 802 new helicopters, and a 53
percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the
Group’s products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter
fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 17 subsidiaries
on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors,
certified agents and maintenance centres. More than 10,000 Eurocopter
helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in 140
countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter
range in the world.