The EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style is the first product in the new Mercedes-Benz Style range. Eurocopter and Mercedes-Benz will be jointly unveiling this luxury model for business and private travel on May 4, 2010 at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2010 in Geneva.
The interior design was made to augment the helicopter’s luxury-class travel offering and features many design cues from Mercedes-Benz including the use of woods and ambient lighting.
It combines the company’s latest developments in cockpit design, avionics and a sophisticated electrical system, and incorporates a hinge-less rotor system and enhanced rotor blades that ensure low noise and vibration levels. More than 315 EC145s have been sold around the globe for a full range of operations and mission applications, and it is the only helicopter of its type that can seat up to eight passengers.
“Only one year after Eurocopter presented the EC145 ‘Mercedes-Benz Style’ concept at EBACE 2010, we now are unveiling the first aircraft and can already announce the initial sale to a European corporate operator,” said Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter’s Senior Vice President Sales and Customer Relations. “These achievements confirm Eurocopter’s successful approach in developing products that meet the demanding expectations of executive and private customers worldwide.”