Eight more EC145s for Kazakhstan government
Eurocopter has announced that the Kazakhstan government has placed additional orders for eight EC145 helicopters under a framework agreement covering 45 aircraft. The EC145s are to be assembled in-country by the Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering joint venture, it was announced 3 May, 2012.
The order encompasses six EC145s that will be supplied in a medical evacuation configuration for the Ministry of Emergency Situations; and two which will be operated by the Ministry of Defence for search and rescue missions.
The Kazakhstan government already operates six similarly-configured EC145s, which were assembled and delivered during 2011 to both of the government ministries.
According to the company, with operations adjacent to Astana International Airport, the Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering joint venture is responsible for helicopter assembly and customization, along with maintenance, support and training services. Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering also pursues sales activities throughout the region.
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