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News > American Eurocopter Delivers an EC135 to Southern California Edison

American Eurocopter Delivers an EC135 to Southern California Edison

May 14, 2008

Southern California Edison took delivery of an EC135 at American Eurocopter’s facilities in Grand Prairie, TX. It is the second EC135 in the fleet and it will be used for the maintenance and installation of power lines over rural and congested areas.

With its advanced design, state-of-the-art technology and quiet Fenestron tail rotor, the EC135 is the most popular light twin helicopter in the United States. Southern California Edison chose the EC135 because of its twin-engine reliability and performance and the safety afforded by its shrouded Fenestron tail rotor. The Fenestron also gives the EC135 one of the most environmentally conscious sound signatures in its class.

Southern California Edison’s EC135 was completed with a certified dual cargo hook which will be used in maintaining and installing power lines in Southern California Edison’s service area. American Eurocopter completed the installation of the dual cargo hook.

This EC135 will join a fleet of helicopters that supports Southern California Edison’s wide service area. An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the largest electric utilities in California, serving a population of more than 13 million via 4.8 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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