EC145s delivered to Kazakhstan
Eurocopter has announced that they have delivered the first of six EC145s to Kazakhstan. According to the company a total of 45 of the helicopters are to be purchased, and will be assembled by the new joint venture Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering, in which Eurocopter and Kazakhstan Engineering have a 50/50 share.
According to a company statement, the new joint venture will be assembling and customizing EC145s at its facilities near the Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan. The company will also enable Eurocopter to provide its customers in Kazakhstan and Central Asia with better local services for helicopter maintenance as well as training for pilots and technicians. In addition, Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering will be pursuing sales activities throughout the region.
The EC145 is a true standout in the twin-engine, medium-lift class. It offers multi-mission capabilities and is equipped with the latest innovations developed by Eurocopter in cockpit design, avionics and rotor systems. It is certified for flight at temperatures as low as -45°C, making it particularly well suited for the harsh weather conditions and frigid temperatures often encountered in Kazakhstan.
According to Eurocopter the remaining helicopters are to be delivered by the end of 2016.
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