Charter and corporate demand is fuelling sales of the EC120B into the U.K. and Ireland. Eurocopter reports that there will be additional deliveries of EC120s this year plus deliveries of the new EC130B4, now being offered with the new two-axis autopilot.
Eurocopter's U.K. distributor McAlpine Helicopters has announced the delivery of the 23rd new EC120B designed for corporate roles in the U.K. and Ireland. The EC120B, powered by the Turbomeca Arrius 2F engine, can carry one pilot and four passengers in comfort.
McAlpine Helicopters says that, since 1995, more than 200 helicopters have been sold, averaging one per month.