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News > American Eurocopter Delivers EC120 to Corporate Helicopters


American Eurocopter Delivers EC120 to Corporate Helicopters

July 22, 2008

Aircraft’s sleek design and advanced technology make it a must-have for VIP transport 
 
Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter today announced the delivery of an EC120 to Corporate Helicopters, a helicopter service provider based in San Diego, California. Corporate Helicopters performs a diverse set of missions including VIP/corporate transport, aerial film and photography, EMS, firefighting, television news/ENG, and tourism. This EC120 will serve the VIP/Corporate transport industry.  
 
“The EC120 was chosen because it is more technologically advanced and offers more advantages than its competitors on the market,” explained Ivor Shier, President of Corporate Helicopters. “Customers today are more sophisticated. They want their helicopters to have style and to provide comfort, performance, excellent visibility and low noise signatures. The EC120 offers all of this and more.” 
 
The EC120 is a multipurpose light helicopter designed to provide operators with mission flexibility in a sleek airframe. It is equipped with modern technologies, such as the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) and the new generation Fenestron® tail rotor that provides one of the most environmentally conscious sound signatures among civil turbine helicopters. 
 
Powered by a Turbomeca ARRIUS 2F engine known for its low fuel consumption, the EC120 has become the most widely accepted aircraft in its class since its introduction to the U.S. market in the 1998. The aircraft’s maneuverability and low pilot workload have made it the choice for civilian and parapublic missions across the United States. The EC120 also protects our nation’s borders as part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s fleet.  
 
About American Eurocopter 
American Eurocopter is the American subsidiary of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter's headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Mississippi and its West Coast Regional Support Facility, in Long Beach, CA.



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