Bangladesh Army To Use New Dauphin Helicopters For Peace Keeping Missions

  • 12:00 AM, November 28, 2012
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The Bangladesh Army has inducted two new Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters that will be used for UN humanitarian missions and transport duties. A group of Bangladesh Army pilots were trained to fly the choppers at Eurocopter South East Asia’s Singapore facility in the subsidiary’s AS365 N3+ full-flight simulator. Additional crew members are to follow, including pilots who will be qualified as instructors. “These two Dauphins will significantly enhance our capabilities, as we continue to participate actively in world peacekeeping missions,” explained Brigadier General Abdullah Al Azhar, commander of the ad hoc army aviation group. “The provision of simulator training by Eurocopter South East Asia has greatly facilitated the service entry of the aircraft, allowing our pilots to operate them from the onset with confidence and ease”. “We welcome the Bangladesh Army to Eurocopter’s global family of operators,” said Bernard Brenner, President & CEO of Eurocopter South East Asia. “Their confidence in our products stems not just from the Dauphin’s proven capabilities, but also from our ability to provide them with the full suite of support and services, which comes as a direct benefit from Eurocopter’s policy of being in close proximity to the customers”. Eurocopter’s AS365 N3+ features more powerful Arriel 2C turboshaft engines, an increased gross weight, a 4-axis autopilot and glass cockpit.
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