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.

 Bristow EC175


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.

 Bristow EC175 second


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.

Bristow EC175 three 


Source: Flight International