Eurocopter is to step up production of its EC135 light twin. The Franco-German helicopter manufacturer claims to be picking up orders for the eight-seat helicopter "at record speed", with 85 sales confirmed to date. To meet market demand, the production schedule of around 20-30 units for 1997 will be increased to 50 machines in 1998. The first helicopter was delivered in August 1996.

Source: Flight International