With certification of Eurocopter's new EC175 expected early next year, the manufacturer is working to build interest in the helicopter in the Asian region. Eurocopter has 48 orders for the EC175, predominantly from oil and gas industry operators with a few orders for the VIP version. Despite a lack of orders from Asia, there are “a lot of ongoing discussions” with operators in this region, says a company executive. Overall, the EC175 orderbook is as strong as Eurocopter expected at this ...

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