Eurocopter delivers the 100th EC225 to Bristow Group

martes, 12 de julio de 2011

Eurocopter today marked the 100th delivery of an EC225, which was received by Bristow Group Inc. (Bristow) – the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry worldwide.

Marignane, 12 July 2011

The landmark EC225 was supplied in the oil and gas configuration, but it can be used by Bristow in other missions due to the multi-role helicopter’s designed-in operational flexibility.

Marking the successful association of Eurocopter and this valued customer, today’s EC225 delivery ceremony was held at the helicopter manufacturer’s Marignane, France, facility in the presence of Eurocopter President & CEO Lutz Bertling; Mark Duncan, Bristow’s Senior Vice President – Commercial; and Bristow’s CFO, Jonathan Baliff; who were joined by Wolfgang Schoder, Eurocopter’s Executive Vice President for Programs.

“Eurocopter’s 100th EC225 delivery is a historic moment, and it is particularly appropriate that we are marking this milestone with Bristow, which was the EC225’s launch customer,” Bertling stated. “In addition, this latest delivery of an EC225 to Bristow underscores the helicopter’s capabilities to meet the most demanding requirements,” Bertling added.

“We are looking forward to the introduction of our eighteenth EC225 increasing our capacity to serve the oil and gas market. This aircraft together with the two delivered in June are already contracted to a customer in Malaysia.” said Duncan.

Bristow was the launch customer in the Oil & Gas market for the EC225 when the type was introduced into service in 2005 as well as being the launch customer for the AS332L in the early 1980s. More than 50,000 hours have been logged by Bristow’s EC225s, representing approximately one-third of all flight time accumulated by this helicopter type worldwide. Furthermore Bristow and Eurocopter have a Memorandum of Agreement in place for acquisition of the EC175 for which again Bristow will be the launch customer, underscoring the special relationship and partnership between the two companies.

Bristow Group is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated, and is one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The company has a major presence in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, along with operations in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world – including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia and Trinidad.

The EC225 offers offshore the oil and gas industry superior speed, range, payload, optimal safety and reliability. The helicopter is the latest generation of the Super Puma/Cougar family, which has flown more than 4 million flight hours. The EC225 can accommodate up to 19 passengers for offshore crew change flights.

EC225s are used worldwide in a full range of missions, including offshore, search & rescue, VVIP transport, firefighting, aerial work and law enforcement. The helicopter is designed to meet the highest safety standard levels, which is backed by its system redundancy, a highly capable automatic flight control system (AFCS), and the capability for full deicing – which allows flight in all known icing conditions.


Elektra One at the AirVenture 2011 in Oshkosh

Press conference
with Calin Gologan (CEO PC-Aero GmbH & Developer of the ELEKTRA ONE)
ELEKTRA ONE + Solar Hangar = Energy Autonomy
Tuesday, July 26, 1:30 PM, EAA Press HQ

Presentation from Calin Gologan
ELEKTRA ONE + Solar Hangar = Energy Autonomy
Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 PM – 11:15 PM, Innovation Center
(Stage 1, L09)

EAA Electric Aircraft World Symposium 2011
EAA 2nd Annual World Symposium on Manned Electric Flight
Visionaries of Electric Flight
Calin Gologan : Electric Flight in an Electric Future
Friday, July 29, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM, Eagle Hangar (mainstage B08) (located in the EAA AirVenture Museum)


Electric Flight Showcase oft he ELEKTRA ONE :
Planned on: Wednesday, July 27, between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM

Aircraft Attraction ELEKTRA ONE


Top 11 of 2011: Flying under the Radar at the EAA AirVenture  
Plenty of rare, historic, and just plain 'cool' aircraft to be found

EAA Electric Aircraft World Symposium 2011
Calin Gologan presents:
He will bring the vision of Electric Flight to the attenders:

„We need to convince the bright masses of people that this is the future of leisure aviation as bridge for the future commercial one. Our duty is to protect the environment (CO2 zero emission, use much less energy, low noise emission), our interest to save money. If we succeed to combine both in a safe aircraft we have the solution for future."

Green Flight Challenge Goes Live!

NASA and CAFE Make Official Announcement at AirVenture 2009

The NASA Innovative Partnerships Program and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation announced the CAFE Green Flight Challenge (CGFC), a flight efficiency competition for aircraft that can average at least 100 mph on a 200-mile flight while achieving greater than 200 passenger miles-per-gallon.  The prize for the aircraft with the best performance will be $1.5 million. This is the largest prize ever offered for a general aviation competition. A $150,000 prize for best score by a bio-fueled aircraft is also offered.

The competition is slated for July 2011 at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California.  A variety of innovative experimental aircraft that fly with either electricity, solar, bio-fuel or hybrid propulsion are expected to enter.  Several major universities and EAA aircraft builders have already expressed their intention to form teams to compete. 



About PC-Aero/Dipl. Ing. Calin Gologan:

The Company PC-Aero / Dipl. Ing. Calin Gologan is a design&certification office. It is a small but very flexible and efficient team specialized in structure design and certification of aircraft. It is also specialized in Structure Design, Development and Certification. The experience covers all classes of aircrafts: light, transport and military. The service ranges from the design and certification of single components (STC's) to a complete aircraft certification package. PC-Aero's expertise in design and development, certification and the  experience with certification authorities enables this company to complete a structure certification process of a light aircraft in less than one year. By means of integrating the main structure design, tasks (aerodynamic/CFD, loads, structure calculation/FEM and structure tests) PC-Aero cut down the design/certification costs and time. It can finish the whole structure certification process in less than one year for an aircraft in the four-seater class.


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