DanCopter receives its fourth Eurocopter EC225 helicopter for off-shore transport duties in the North Sea
Marignane, France, July 26, 2013
Eurocopter today delivered a fourth EC225
helicopter to Denmark’s DanCopter A/S –
which operates the rotorcraft for crew change missions to offshore oil and gas platformsin the North Sea.
The handover was made at the Marignane, France production facility of Eurocopter, and will be
followed by the helicopter’s ferry flight to DanCopter’s Esbjerg, Denmark operating b
ase withpersonnel aboard from DanCopter, Maersk and Blueway. Attendees at the EC225 handover ceremony included DanCopter CEO Jens Anders Jensen;Dag Saetre, the Technical Director of DanCopter
parent company, Blueway A/S; Ken Tapping,Technical Director for Milestone Aviation Group, the leasing company that provided the financingfor the EC225 to Blueway/DanCopter; and Jesper Ladefoged, the Head of Operations at Maersk
DanCopter’s customer for the off
-shore airlift services.
“This latest helicopter w
ill provide additional resources as the EC225 returns to service on North
Sea transportation missions,” DanCopter’s
said. “Safe operations are the top priority for
us, and we have confidence in the EC225
ability to resume its role as a workhorse on our off-shore
oil and gas missions.”
The EC225 enables DanCopter to carry 19 passengers on heavy-lift crew change missions toplatforms located 140-155 miles from the coast. Its large cabin and the ability to operate in theNorth Sea environment
with winds, waves and icing conditions
make the helicopter wellsuited for such challenging service.
DanCopter, Blueway, Milestone and Maersk for renewing their trust in the EC225,and Eurocopter is fully committed to supporting them in carrying out these very demandingoffshore missions
Olivier Lambert Eurocopter senior vice president sales and customer relations.The EC225 is an 11-ton-
class rotorcraft in Eurocopter’s Super Puma family. With more than
300,000 flight hours logged in service worldwide to date, it is deployed in civil, military andparapublic operations that range from offshore transportation and cargo airlift to search andrescue (SAR) duties.
In addition to DanCopter’s EC225s based at Esbjerg, the company operates Eurocop
ter EC155B1 helicopters from England and the Netherlands.