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TRK Helicopters buys three Eurocopters

Feb. 27, 2008 - Eurocopter Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of two AS350 B3 aircraft and one AS350 B2 aircraft to TRK Helicopters of Langley, B.C.


February 27, 2008
By Corrie


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Feb. 27, 2008 – Eurocopter Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of two AS350 B3 aircraft and one AS350 B2 aircraft to TRK Helicopters of Langley, B.C.

The AS350 B3 is a high performance, single engine helicopter that offers superior ceiling and lift capacity. The aircraft has the capacity to carry six passengers plus a pilot, and comes with a VEMD multifunction cockpit display to reduce pilot workload and fatigue.

The B3 model builds on Eurocopter’s successful AS350 B2 helicopter, which has proven to be a preferred model in Canada’s civilian helicopter market. TRK Helicopter plans to use the new aircraft it purchased for its tailored helicopter Heli-Ski excursions.

“These new helicopters will be a great compliment to our existing fleet of aircraft, and should help to expand our business in the geophysical work sector,” said Randy Marks, President of TRK Helicopters. “The great performance and service we have received from Eurocopter prompted us to purchase additional helicopters from the company.” TRK Helicopters already operates four Eurocopter aircraft.

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“The Canadian market continues to produce results for Eurocopter,” said Marie-Agnès Vève, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eurocopter Canada. “There is a clear demand in this country for the civilian aircraft we are producing.”

Eurocopter Canada is significantly growing its operations throughout the country, including an expansion of its main facility in Fort Erie, Ontario; the opening a new logistics facility in Richmond, British Columbia; and re-establishing its operations in Quebec. Eurocopter Canada forecasts that it will deliver its 500th helicopter in Canada within the next 12 months.


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