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American Eurocopter Delivers another EC130 to Sundance Helicopters

29th September 2008 - 00:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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American Eurocopter today announced the delivery of an EC130 to Sundance Helicopters, one of Las Vegas’s largest and most experienced helicopter companies. This is the third EC130 in the fleet and the company considers the aircraft the next big thing in the helicopter tour industry.

“The EC130 is a great addition to our business because the aircraft features updated technology, a powerful engine and a wide, comfortable cabin that our customers enjoy,” said Jim Granquist, General Manager at Sundance Helicopters. “I think the EC130 represents the coming trend in the heli-tourism industry and we will continue to add these to our fleet.”

The EC130 was designed for the tourism industry and its spacious cabin can comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers. The helicopter is equipped with a Turbomeca ARRIEL 2B1 turbine engine with a fast cruise speed of 130 knots and it also features the Fenestron® tail rotor that provides an environmentally conscious sound signature.

“We are in a high visibility marketplace and the EC130’s lower noise output is appreciated by our customers and the local community,” explains Granquist.          

Utilizing their helicopter fleet that consists of AS350B2s and EC130s, Sundance Helicopters offers several different flightseeing packages and the company carries thousands of tourists, locals, celebrities and film crews to the Grand Canyon every month. Sundance Helicopters operates throughout southwestern United States including Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California.

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