Eurocopter enjoyed a bumper day at the show yesterday, penning a contract with Swedish Helicopter Service (SHS) for three EC155B helicopters and handing over the keys to the first of three AS332 LR Super Pumas destined for the Hong Kong Government Flying Service.

The Franco-German manufacturer is also set to unveil breakthrough EC145 sales this week as it seeks to make its mark on ‘home turf'.

First up was the Hong Kong hand-over, which marks the start of deliveries in an eight-aircraft deal. Five EC155B1s will be delivered in the second half of 2002, with Super Pumas deliveries being completed by the end of this year.

The Super Pumas are configured for search and rescue missions, with the EC155s primed for VIP and medevac roles. Brian Butt, director of the Government Flying Service, shook hands on the deal with Eurocopter president Jean-Francois Bigay.

The SHS contract will see deliveries beginning in October 2002 with the EC155s servicing the company¹s helicopter shuttle service between Copenhagen International Airport and the Swedish cities of Malmo and Helsingborg. The 12-seat helicopters are configured for single pilot IFR flying.

Source: Flight Daily News