Yellowhead Helicopters adds AS350 B3e to its fleet
November 11, 2013 By Carey Fredericks
Nov. 11, 2013, Vancouver - Yellowhead Helicopters’ will introduce the AS350 B3e for heli-skiing in British Columbia.
Yellowhead Helicopters’ AS350 B3e will be based in Valemount, British Columbia, one of many bases situated in Alberta and British Columbia. The aircraft will be delivered in December 2013 and will be used for heliski Operations at the Mike Wiegele world class Heli-sking destination for helicopter skiing, located in Blue River, BC.
“The Ecureuil family of helicopters has the proven performance and versatility that our customers require,” said Mr. Jacob Forman, General Manager, Yellowhead Helicopters Limited. “The procurement of the AS350 B3e will undoubtedly enhance our mission capabilities.”
Yellowhead Helicopters currently operate an Ecureuil fleet of nine helicopters. Their aircraft support a variety of missions including; forestry, mining, on shore oil and gas, seismic, pipeline, utility and tourism as well as, emergency services.
“With the steadfast popularity of the AS350 B3e in the Canadian market, Yellowhead Helicopters’ decision to add an additional member of the Ecureuil family to their fleet confirms its reputation as the reference in single engine helicopters” said Mr. Romain Trapp, President & CEO, ECL. “We are pleased with Yellowhead Helicopters’ decision to grow their fleet with Eurocopter and we look forward to continuing to support their operations.”
Yellowhead Helicopters has chosen a variety of Eurocopter optional equipment for the AS350 B3e. The aircraft will be equipped with a Longline Window, Litter Kit, complete Utility Configuration and Dual Hydraulics for enhanced safety.
The high-performance member of the Ecureuil family, the single engine AS350 B3e excels in harsh conditions and very high altitudes in respect to overall performance, versatility, safety and competitive acquisition and maintenance costs.