The Eurocopter Group, world’s No 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 3.8 billion euros, has set its sights on the fast growing Indian aerospace industry. It is seeking to decisively increase its business platform by means of sales as well as by successful industrial deployment, says Rainer Farid, Eurocopter Regional Sales Director (Asia Pacific). “For that reason, we are not only participating in the Indian Army aviation tender for the Reconnaissance and Observation Helicopters with our proven AS 550 C3 Fennec, but we are currently discussing numerous opportunities for long-term industrial cooperation with the Indian aerospace industry especially regarding the 10 tons class helicopter”, he says. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 13,000 people. Its products account for 30% of the total world helicopter fleet.
Buttressing the India focus