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Heli-Expo 2013: Eurocopter provides details on Tiger crashes

6th March 2013 - 17:13 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas

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Lutz Bertling, president and chief executive officer of Eurocopter, reviewed ongoing military activities and recent operational crashes involving the Tiger attack helicopter at the Heli-Expo exhibition.

Bertling said that the company’s military activities were ‘mainly about deployment; about getting helicopters in a combat environment; and showing that they are combat proven’.

‘French Tigers have been in Somalia. They have been in Libya. They have been in Afghanistan. And they are now in Mali,’ he said.

‘In Afghanistan alone, more than 1,900 flight hours [were achieved] with never less than 90% availability,’ he added. ‘All missions were performed successfully and there

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