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Eurocopter has $ 1 B day as EC 175 orders pour in

Eurocopter has $ 1 B day as EC 175 orders pour in

Eurocopter closed out the second day of Heli-Expo 2008 with new firm orders and options for more than 200 helicopters with a total value estimated in excess of $ 1 billion. Eurocopter president and CEO Lutz Bertling had no difficulty smiling when he announced that of the total firm orders and options taken at show through the first two days, exactly 100 were for the company’s new EC 175. Based on the low-end of reported pricing, the total value of the EC 175 sales booked here would easily top the $ 750 million mark.

AgustaWestland announced sales agreements for 76 helicopters worth about $ 470 million during the first two days of Heli-Expo. Broken down by model, the list includes 30 A109 Grands, 18 AW139s.

MD Helicopters on Tuesday announced firm orders for five MD 902 helicopters in emergency medical service guise to a California hospital. If options are realized, the deal would call for a delivery total of 10 MD 902s in the next seven years. The estimated value of the firm-order contract is about $ 22 million.

While Sikorsky didn’t provide HAI Convention News with an official two-day tally, it announced the combined sale of 16 S-92s and four S-76C++s, worth an estimated $ 317 million, to PHI, Evergreen and VIH.

Based on announced firm orders and options, the major helicopter makers combined inked deals for helicopters here worth an estimated $ 1.83 billion.

According to AINonline

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