Eurocopter Chile Hands Over The Helo To Multi-Faceted
The Chilean subsidiary of Eurocopter has delivered an AS350 B3e
helicopter to Servicios Aereos Kipreos, making it the first
operator to receive this new version of the Ecureuil rotary-wing
aircraft in the Americas.
This new model joins the helicopter fleet at Servicios Aereos
Kipreos, which specializes in high-precision aerial work, and has
included the Ecureuil AS350 B2 version since 2005.
Eurocopter's AS350 B3e is one of the new and enhanced helicopter
versions unveiled by the company in 2011. "I am delighted to
deliver this latest version of one of our most renowned rotary-wing
aircraft," said Alexandre Ceccacci, CEO of Eurocopter Chile S.A.
"Eurocopter has introduced this new generation of helicopters to
meet our customers' growing needs, such as those in Chile - who
operate in an increasingly demanding environment."
Servicios Aereos Kipreos has carried out aerial operations for
the design and construction of electrical systems since the
company's origins. Among other aerial services, it performs work on
power transmission lines in high-altitude mountainous areas, and is
one of the few operators able to carry out the construction and
maintenance of high voltage lines in Chile.
"In light of the growing market for precision aerial work, we
needed a multi-mission helicopter that can deal with all types of
situations and the exacting demands of these operations," said Jose
de la Fuente, the CEO of Servicios Aereos Kipreos S.A., in speaking
to the company's partners, customers and employees - as well as
representatives of the Chilean Helicopter Association.
The company's new AS350 B3e, to be based in Santiago, will be
used for power line work, along with various other missions, such
as passenger transport, mining support, airborne laser terrain
mapping, heli-skiing, load transportation, filming and fire