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In Geneva, Eurocopter has taken the occassion of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition to unwrap its Mercedes-Benz Style EC145 helicopter. Styled for business and luxury private travel, the interior of this EC145 was inspired by the distinctively-styled luxury sedans from Stuttgart.
In keeping with the Mercedes luxury theme, the interior of this
Eurocopter has been clad in deluxe materials, burnished wood trim and
adjustable ambient lighting that owners of E- and S-Class sedans will
Since the cabin of the helicopter is a bit more spacious,
various multifunction enclosures that can be fitted with
customer-specific equipment are distributed throughout the cabin.
Additionally, seat configuration can be varied due to a rail system,
which allows from 4-8 passengers to be seated, or the seats can be
removed entirely to outfit the chopper for a cargo configuration.
Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter’s SVP for Sales and Customer Relations,
“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. These achievements confirm Eurocopter’s successful approach in
developing products that meet the demanding expectations of executive
and private customers worldwide.”
Mercedes design head Dr. Gorden Wagener confirmed that, “We are very
pleased to have realized the first product of ‘Mercedes-Benz Style’ with
Eurocopter. 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.”