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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sky Roller: Eurocopter Unveils Mercedes-Benz EC145

Eurocopter introduced the concept for its Mercedes-Benz style EC145, which features various high-end improvements, in early May during EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland. Eurocopter
Automaker Mercedes-Benz is collaborating with Eurocopter to develop a special edition VIP helicopter. The “Mercedes-Benz style” EC145 will incorporate a high-end cabin based on the interior of the R-Class series of cars. A range of colors and materials will be available for operators. Other features will include a multipurpose storage zone in the aft cabin, monitors with DVD players, a partition wall between the cockpit and the cabin, interior lighting resembling the E-Class and S-Class vehicles, and extra storage space. The project originated from the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Como, Italy. Eurocopter says that new Mercedes-Benz style EC145s will be available starting in 4Q11. (From June 2010 Rotorcraft Report)


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