Quebec’s Capitale Hélicoptère continues growth spurt
November 3, 2011 By Carey Fredericks
Nov. 3, 2011, Fort Erie, Ont. - Eurocopter Canada confirmed Wednesday the sale of an EC130 B4, AS350 B2 and AS350 B3 to Capitale Helicoptere based in Quebec.
With the delivery of three new helicopters in October 2011 from the Eurocopter Canada Limited facility in Fort Erie, Ontario Capitale Helicoptere's fleet will have a total of 11 Eurocopter aircraft consisting of five AS350 B2s, three EC130 B4s, two AS350 B3s and one EC120 B available for the 2011-2012 operating season.
"We are enthusiastic about continuing to assist Capitale Helicoptere grow as an industry leader with the recent purchase of the EC130 b$, AS350 B2 and AS350 B3," said Mr. Guy Joannes, President and CEO, ECL. "We look forward to making a positive contribution to Capitale Helicoptere's quality-driven fleet."
Capitale Helicoptere's rapid growth in the helicopter business is evident through its recent expansions, which will include an impressive new hangar facility located at Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport. With a talented workforce of 29 employees, including 20 pilots, Capitale Helicoptere has become an expert at providing its customers with safe and secure aircraft.
"Saefty resulting from good customer service is not only a top priority for us, but key to our company's success," said M. Danny Ricard, President, Capitale Helicoptere. "Purchasing quality aircraft satisfies our customers and helps us reach our goals for advancement in the industry. The Ec130 B4, AS350 B2 and AS350 B3 are welcome additions to our fleet and we look forward to utilizing the aircraft for various types of charter missions."
For more on Capitale Helicopteres please see Capitale Gains in the Oct/Nov.Dec issue of Helicopters.