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EBACE: Eurocopter keen to demonstrate value of helicopter role

Helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter is headlining its display at EBACE with a corporate configured EC-135 operated by Europavia

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Eurocopter has passed the 500 mark for business and private helicopter registrations over the past five years.

The company's latest models - including the EC130 T2, the EC145 T2 and the all-new 7 ton (7.1 tonne)-class EC175 with seating for 16 passengers - are all available in VIP travelling to complement the existing Eurocopter Dauphin and Super Puma rotorcraft in the medium- and heavy-lift families.

The Franco-German company is calling on more private aviation customers and operators to consider rotorcraft options.

"The take-off and landing flexibility offered by helicopters provides the crucial missing link for end-to-end transport solutions," says Patrice Royer, Eurocopter's director of business and private aviation. "Our helicopters are recognised the world over for their state-of-the-art technology and luxurious interiors, and are ergonomically designed to provide the environment of well-equipped in-flight offices for the ultimate comfort of business travelers."

The company worked with Hermès and Mercedes Benz, to create the EC135 Hermès (known as L'Hélicoptère par Hermès) and the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style. Royer says these exclusive designer helicopters were specially created for today's most discerning passengers.

It has also introduced the Stylence family - a combination of style and silence - which incorporates extra-thick interior insulation and special flooring to further lower noise and vibration levels, along with in-flight office and telecommunications equipment, and a luxurious interior featuring high-quality leather upholstery. The Stylence package is currently offered on five different Eurocopter models: the EC120, EC130, AS350 B2/B3, AS355 NP and EC145.

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