PICTURES: Eurocopter reveals EC175 in Bristow livery ahead of Heli-Expo

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Eurocopter has revealed the first EC175 in the livery of presumed launch customer Bristow Helicopters, as part of the aircraft's US demonstration tour and debut appearance at the Heli-Expo convention.

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 Eurocopter

The super-medium twin-engine helicopter was pictured in flight at American Eurocopter's headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Compared to the primer-coated EC175 that completed first flight three months ago, the EC175 was displayed in the white, red and blue livery of Bristow.

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 Eurocopter

The aircraft will be displayed at Eurocopter's exhibit booth at the Heli-Expo convention from 5-7 March in Las Vegas.

Eurocopter continued plans for the demonstration tour after delaying certification of the EC175 six months to mid-2013. Entry-into-service for the 7t-type is scheduled for September 2013.

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 Eurocopter