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Friday, February 28, 2014

AS332 C1e Receives Group of Orders

Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled the latest member of its Super Puma helicopter family: the multi-mission AS332 C1e utility workhorse version, which comes with a standardized equipment definition for more rapid production times and cost-effective acquisition prices.

The unveiling occurred at Heli-Expo 2014, where the first production AS332 C1e was displayed in the livery of launch customer Starlight Aviation Group. This helicopter will be received by Starlight Aviation next month, and follows Airbus Helicopters’ delivery of the No. 2 AS332 C1e last week to the operator, which will use it on a utility and medevac contract for EULEX – the deployment of European Union and civilian resources to Kosovo.

Starlight Aviation placed its initial order for two of the helicopters in November 2012, and has since firmed up two AS332 C1e options for deliveries this December. These acquisitions are part of Starlight Aviation’s fleet renewal and expansion program, and with the rotorcraft joining an extensive helicopter fleet that currently includes 10 Airbus Helicopters SA330 Pumas.

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