Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Nov 11, 2011
Eurocopter held a demo flight of the EC225 currently being used by leading global Oil & Gas sector around the world.
The EC225 is the biggest helicopter of Eurocopter range (11 tons class, 19 to 24 passengers’ seats) that belongs to the Super Puma / Cougar family.
Helicopters play a very crucial role in the O&G sector, from initial stages of seismic, scanning and exploration, to transport and emergency assistance. “The oil and gas industry has been growing steadily and is expected to be a huge economic growth driver in India in the years to come. Helicopters represent a crucial element in the industry expansion process with already 15% of India’s helicopter fleet deployed in the oil and gas sector. Eurocopter being the global leader in the O&G segment will continue to play a crucial role by providing also logistical support to this growing sector” said Marie-Agnes Veve, CEO, Eurocopter India.
“Beyond 110 nautical miles, the medium helicopters loose drastically their productivity, it is a fact. It becomes definitely more cost efficient to think about heavy helicopters” said Mickael Melaye Senior Operational Marketing Manager O&G Application.
The EC225 is designed to meet the highest safety standard levels, which is backed by its system redundancy, a highly capable automatic flight control system (AFCS), in all weather conditions.