Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Eurocopter Expands in Chile, Peru
During this year’s FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Santiago, Chile, Eurocopter inked contracts with several South American operators. The manufacturer will provide AS350B3e variants to Puma Lodge in Chile for heli-skiing, Aeroservi for transport, Servicios Aéreos Los Andes of Peru for mining support, and to an Argentinian province that covers parapublic operations. Heliflight Peru received the first of four AS350B3es and signed for two more EC145s intended for oil, gas and mining operations. The manufacturer has also named the Aeronautical Services and Investment Company (SISA) as its first Eurocopter certified service center in Peru.