Eurocopter is expanding its footprint in China to the South Western region with a landmark agreement signed with Xilin Fengteng for the sale of two helicopters – one EC120 B and one EC135 – for use in multiple general aviation missions.
A signing ceremony was held on Sunday 20 November in Guanghan City between Sichuan Xilin Fengteng General Aviation Co., Ltd. and Eurocopter China for the order of two helicopters – one EC120 B light single-engine and one EC135 light twin-engine helicopter – to be delivered by mid-2012. As a newly registered operator, these will be Xilin Fengteng’s first two helicopters, for use in multiple missions including aerial photography, passenger transport, forest fire-fighting, business charter, emergency medical service, pilot training, etc.
Based in Deyang, Sichuan Province, Xilin Fengteng became Eurocopter China’s first customer in South West China. This success is a result of Eurocopter China’s expansion efforts that included the opening of the Chengdu liaison office for the South Western region in early 2011 – one of its seven offices around the country.