American Eurocopter reaches 24 helicopters booking for 2012

Eurocopter EC135Eurocopter has booked 56 aircraft so far this year, including 24 from American Eurocopter, for business and VIP use, with the sale of more than 500 helicopters in those markets over the past five years.

Offering 12 different models, ranging from light single-engine, light and medium twin-engine helicopters to heavy twin-engine rotorcraft. Clients may also choose from a variety of interior packages with seating capacities of four to 12 passengers in VIP configurations, providing air transportation solutions to a wide range of customers.

“The takeoff and landing flexibility offered by helicopters provides the crucial missing link for end-to-end transport solutions,” said Patrice Royer, Eurocopter’s director of business and private aviation. “Our helicopters are recognized 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’s latest and most innovative models – including the EC130 T2, the EC145 T2 and the all-new 7-ton-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.

In response to increasing demand for an even more unique travelling experience, Eurocopter partnered with Hermès and Mercedes Benz, to create the EC135 Hermès (known as L’Hélicoptère par Hermès) and the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style. These two highly exclusive designer helicopters have been specially created for today’s world most discerning passengers.

In addition, Eurocopter also introduced the Stylence family of helicopters – a combination of style and silence – for which aesthetics, ergonomics and advanced technology have been merged to provide the ultimate flying experience. Stylence 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, making the ride truly relaxing and enjoyable. The Stylence package currently is offered on five different Eurocopter models: the EC120, EC130, AS350 B2/B3, AS355 NP and EC145.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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