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RTE contributes to the economic stimulus plan and renews part of its helicopter fleet

Source: RTE-DICAP 18/06/2009

RTE contributes to the economic stimulus plan and renews part of its helicopter fleet

At the centenary celebrations of the Paris International Air Show at Le Bourget, and in the presence of Patrick Devedjian, the Minister responsible for France's Economic Stimulus Plan, Philippe Harache, Senior Executive Vice-President of Eurocopter, and Dominique Maillard, Chairman of the RTE Management Board, the public electricity transmission system operator today signed a contract worth 9m. By signing up to replace part of its fleet from this year, RTE is extending its commitment under the Economic Stimulus Plan. The European helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter, a division of the EADS Group, will supply RTE with a total of four aircraft: three singleengine"Ecureuils" (two B2s and one B3s) and one twin-turbine EC135. These helicopters will all be equipped with Turbomeca (Safran Group) engines.

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