Eurocopter will highlight its corporate and VIP aviation market leadership at the 2010 EBACE show in Geneva, Switzerland
With a modern product line of 12 different models - covering everything from singleengine aircraft to multimission twins - Eurocopter has sold more than 500 helicopters in the corporate, business aviation and VIP markets during the past four years.
To meet these sectors' evolving needs and requirements, Eurocopter is constantly applying the company's innovation to develop new products and further enhance its aircraft in terms of comfort, flexibility and style, as well making them even more environmentally friendly.
This includes the 2007 launch of the EC135 by Hermès, a concept that brings highend design and elegance to Eurocopter's popular twinengine EC135; and Stylence, a combination of style and silence that provides fullyequipped, highly functional inflight offices for business executives and companies, and which has been applied since 2003 to the EC120, EC130, EC145 helicopters as well the AS350/AS355 Ecureuil family.
"We are committed to bringing groundbreaking and creative products to the market. This will be highlighted again at EBACE 2010, where we will unveil our latest innovation in terms of design and style", said Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling. "This newest concept will be Eurocopter's third major initiative of this type in seven years and will further strengthen our offer to corporate and VIP customers worldwide".
Eurocopter also is maintaining its focus on enhancing the ecofriendliness of its helicopters, which is supported by significant investments in improving rotarywing aircraft performance and specific fuel consumption, as well as lowering emissions and reducing noise levels. Today, Eurocopter is at the forefront of these areas with its internallyfunded research and development efforts, along with the company's participation in international programs to provide innovative "green" rotarywing solutions.
Eurocopter will be exhibiting on Stand 7010 during the 2010 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, which is being held May 4-6 at the Geneva PALEXPO exhibition center.
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 15,600 people. In 2009, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world's No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover of 4.6 billion euros, orders for 344 new helicopters, and a 52 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group's products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 18 subsidiaries on five continents, along with an extensive network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centers. More than 10,500 Eurocopter helicopters currently are in service with over 2,800 customers in more than 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.