Flight test results on the EC175 twin-engine helicopter are allowing Eurocopter to offer customers improved performance. The helicopter maker is betting heavily on the 7-metric-ton EC175 to help combat strong competition in the medium-twin market from AgustaWestland. The revised performance figures for the EC175, being developed with Avic, give the helicopter a 135 nm radius of action with 16 passengers and 190 nm with 12 passengers, representing a 30% improvement over the initial ...

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