Fifth AS350 to Canada Pauls Aircraft Services
Eurocopter, August 06, 2013 - Fort Erie, ON - Eurocopter Canada delivers a new AS350 B3e for utility operations to Paul’s Aircraft Services based out of Yellowknife, NT
Paul’s Aircraft Services’ new AS350 B3e will join their existing Eurocopter fleet of 4 AS350’s. This is the first delivery of the enhanced AS350 B3e to Paul’s Aircraft Services. The addition of the aircraft for Paul’s Aircraft Services will provide a new utility solution for their customers.
“The Ecureuil family of helicopters has proven to be extremely reliable and versatile,” said Mr. Adrian Rosenberg, Chief Pilot / Director of Maintenance, Paul’s Aircraft Services. “The enhancements of the B3e will surely satisfy the continually changing requirements of our customers across North America.”
Paul’s Aircraft Services’ leases their fleet of aircraft to utility based clientele across Canada and the United States. Their newly delivered AS350 B3e will support a variety of missions thanks to its ability to excel in high altitudes and hot conditions, making it the ultimate utility aircraft.
“Paul Aircraft Services’ loyalty to the Eurocopter brand is a great testimony of the success of our aircraft,” said Mr. Romain Trapp, President & CEO, ECL. “We look forward to continue to supporting their fleet of aircraft and operations.”
The AS350 B3e can be configured, and easily reconfigured, with a long list of certified Eurocopter optional equipment for a wide variety of utility missions. With its lifting power capacity, endurance and maneuverability, the AS350 B3e is always equipped for the most rigorous missions and sling work.
The high-performance member of the Ecureuil family, the AS350 B3e, is the reference for all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety and competitive acquisition as well as, maintenance costs.
The AS350 B3e is powered with a Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine including a new generation dual digital engine control system (FADEC), backed up with one independent control system for automatic start-up sequences and care-free engine handling. The AS350 B3e cockpit is fitted with a dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), allowing the pilot to check at one glance the main vehicle and engine parameters – thus reducing his workload and enhancing safety.
About ECL & Eurocopter Group: Eurocopter Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Eurocopter. Eurocopter Canada based in Fort Erie, Ontario since 1984, has additional operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec and a support and customer service network that spans the entire country. Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 22,000 people. In 2012, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion Euros, orders for 469 new helicopters and a 44 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter’s worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports more than 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,780 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 148 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.
Eurocopter AS350B3e Ecureuil C-FKNR ( )