is increasing its order for EC725 Cougar helicopters with additional six helicopters, following an initial order for six made in March 2009. will supply all 12 helicopters to ’s (Secretaría de La Defensa Nacional) beginning in the second quarter of 2011. The helicopters will be used for transport and civil security missions. EC725 is the latest member of ’s Cougar family. This multi-purpose, 11 ton class helicopter is capable of transporting 29 passengers and mission endurance of 5.30 hours.
This contract represents a further consolidation of Eurocopter’s presence in, which is managed by its Eurocopter de Mexico S.A. de C.V. subsidiary. A majority of the country’s government departments have been operating Eurocopter helicopters since 1964, which are utilized in supporting the airlift and transportation needs of the Mexican President, the Navy Secretariat, the Ministry of Defense and other users. over 350 of the company’s helicopters currently in service in this region – representing a market share of more than 50 percent. has recently ordered 50 helicopters for its armed forces. These helicopters will also be produced by , Eurocopters’ subsidiary in .