American Eurocopter Makes 5th Helicopter Delivery

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) -- American Eurocopter Corp. says it has delivered its fifth AS350B3 helicopter to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol this year and it's keeping up with its delivery schedule that calls for almost one helicopter a month.

American Eurocopter is a division of EADS North America, which is a subsidiary of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co., the world's second-largest aerospace company.

All the AS350B3 aircraft are being produced at American Eurocopter's Mississippi facility in Columbus, a plant located on 40 acres at the Golden Triangle Airport.

The delivery schedule calls for an initial order of 17 AS350B3s and the company says the $150 million contract may result in orders for a total of 50 AS350B3s.

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