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Eurocopter’s EC175 sets two climb records

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 19, 2013
The EC175 fills the medium-size twin-engine market segment.
The EC175 fills the medium-size twin-engine market segment.

The Eurocopter EC175 medium-sized twin-engine helicopter has achieved two time-to-climb records on its way to certification in early 2014.

The two independently verified records include time-to-climb to an altitude of 6,000m performed in six minutes 54 seconds and time-to-climb to 3,000m, achieved in 3 minutes 10 seconds.

Designed for airlift duties for oil and gas operators, search and rescue, emergency medical services, public services, VIP and executive transport, the 16-seat EC175 will enter service with three customers before the middle of 2014. Fifteen of the helicopters are currently in production.

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