Eurocopter Announces Fully-Owned Subsidiary Eurocopter Indonesia

(Jakarta, November 19, 2008) -- In line with its strategy to be a multi-local player with its own facilities in all its key markets, Eurocopter is pleased to announce the setting-up of Eurocopter Indonesia. This brings the number of its subsidiaries and participations to a total of 18 subsidiaries worldwide and enforces the Group's footprint in Asia-Pacific where there are presently 6 subsidiaries in Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. Eurocopter strengthens its cooperation programmes in Indonesia with PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) Eurocopter has been present in the country for more than 30 years through a partnership with PTDI which began in 1976, with the licensed manufacturing of 118 BO 105 helicopters. This first joint cooperation was followed in the 1980s by a full licensed production of 11 Puma SA330 and 19 Super Puma AS332 helicopters. On 21st October 2008, Eurocopter and PTDI signed once again a partnership agreement which aims to set up a local assembly line for the manufacturing of Super Puma MK helicopter airframes. The new role played by PTDI in Eurocopter's Global Supply Chain network directly derives from the lengthy and successful cooperation between the two entities. All the above has contributed to building a strong brand name for Eurocopter in the country. The creation of this subsidiary increases proximity with customers thereby guaranteeing a customized service and reduced reaction time. It is also a proof of the company's readiness to support the Indonesian authorities and industry for their present and future operations.

Source: Eurocopter
Date: Nov 28, 2008