Eurocopter sells five AS350 B3 helicopters in India

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Bangalore, Feb 11 (PTI) Three Indian companies haveacquired five AS350 B3 helicopters, manufactured by Europeanhelicopter company Eurocopter, at the Aero India 2011exhibition here today.

Three of the rotary-wing aircraft were ordered by GlobalVectra, whose fleet would grow to seven AS350 B3s, whileSummit Aviation and SS Aviation each purchased one. All fiveare scheduled to be delivered during 2011.

"The AS350 B3 has become the single-engine helicopter ofchoice for major Indian operators, who are increasinglyadopting it for their fleets," Eurocopter President and CEOLutz Bertling said in a statement.

The AS350 B3 helicopter can carry more passengers in hotand high conditions than any other rotary-wing aircraft in itsclass.

"Seeing this trend, we are confident the AS350 B3 will beinstrumental in developing such segments as heli-tourism,passenger transportation, rescue, aerial work and lawenforcement throughout the country," Bertling said.

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