Eurocopter has received an order for seven EC225 LP Super Pumas from CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co. (COHC) in China for oil and gas transport missions. In addition to the purchase, COHC and Eurocopter are developing a joint venture to focus on cooperative training and launch a Chinese maintenance facility. Deliveries of the EC225s are scheduled to begin in December 2012 and run until 2015.
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