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Farnborough 2012: Eurocopter pitches SAR centre of excellence

11th July 2012 - 14:46 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Farnborough


Eurocopter is proposing to establish the UK as a ‘centre of excellence’ for the SAR variant of the EC175, should the aircraft be chosen for the country’s latest SAR tender.

A decision on the Long SAR project is expected early next year, which will see SAR services provided by contracted civilian crews under decade-long contracts across three lots.

Speaking to reporters at the Farnborough International Airshow, Eurocopter UK CEO Markus Steinke, noted that all the competitors – including future EC175 operators Bristow, Bond and NHV – had offered the EC175 as an option as part of their bid.

Steinke argued

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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