Eurocopter Vostok has delivered the first three helicopters to UTair Aviation. These AS350 B3s are among 20 aircraft ordered from Eurocopter in 2010 by UTair. Certification of the AS350 B3e variant was issued by the area's Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) civil aviation authority in December 2011.
"We are happy to have the new AS350 B3e helicopters in our fleet," commented UTair Aviation CEO Andrey Martirosov. "These helicopters have improved flight safety and high reliability. They are powerful and more efficient, which enables us to offer a competitive product in the helicopter services market to our customers in oil and gas industry."
"With the AS350 B3e now certificated by the IAC, we have initiated deliveries of this latest member in one of the world's most popular helicopter families to UTair Aviation, which is an industry leader in its own right," said Laurence Rigolini, the CEO of Eurocopter Vostok.