Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter unveiled

Last Updated: Tue, May 17, 2011 13:56 hrs

The EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter, which has already made its presence felt in India, boasts of not just luxury and never-before-seen interiors from the house of Mercedes-Benz but also the power, strength and reliability of Eurocopter, claimed the company.

EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter, which was displayed for the first time at EBACE 2010, has already managed to capture the imagination of the high-flyers in India - highend executives and private operations -who truly appreciate the art of flying in style.

Within a short span of time, EC145 helicopter has already managed to find corporate and governmental customers in India and many others who have shown keen interest in owning this dream machine.

"Only one year after Eurocopter presented the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style concept at EBACE 2010, we now are unveiling the first aircraft and can announce the initial sale in this high-end helicopter series to a corporate operator," said Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter's Senior Vice President Sales and Customer Relations.

Conceived as a styling project led by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Como, Italy, the luxurious interior of the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style is inspired by the automaker's range of high-end vehicles. It features deluxe materials, elegant woods, easily transformable interior and ambient cabin lighting, along with multi-function boxes.

"We are very pleased to have realized the first product of 'Mercedes-Benz Style' with Eurocopter," said Gorden Wagener, head of design at Mercedes-Benz.

"The interior design of the EC145 'Mercedes-Benz Style' helicopter represents the classic passion of the Mercedes-Benz design language and fulfils the very highest expectations in terms of elegance, luxury and comfort," he said.

Eurocopter offers the widest helicopter range in executive and private aviation, comprising 12 different model types in the light single-engine, light/medium twin-engine and heavy twin-engine categories, which accommodate from four to 19 passengers in executive and private configurations.

More than 500 helicopters have been sold in these market segments during the past four years to customers ranging from private owners and charter companies to small/medium enterprises and multi-national corporations, said the company.

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