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Eurocopter chasing Russian Air Force utility helicopter order

2nd July 2012 - 11:27 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Marignane

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Eurocopter is chasing a potential order for up to 200 light training helicopters for the Russian Air Force.

The company is offering its AS350 and AS355 Ecureuil family of aircraft for the programme and the company sees the deal as a highly important first step to breaking into the Russian military market.

The deal is, however, subject to the outcome of an evaluation of the aircraft. In recent weeks, Eurocopter has delivered five Ecureuils to an undisclosed Russian operator. These include three single-engined AS350 B3s and a pair of twin AS355NPs. The company will evaluate the aircraft before a decision

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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