Eurocopter civilian helicopters at ILA Berlin Air Show

Eurocopter X3Eurocopter will present its latest civil and military helicopters at the 2012 ILA Berlin Air Show, including the X3 high-speed hybrid demonstrator and the newly-developed EC145 T2 along with a number of their military helicopters.

Eurocopter’s innovative X3 technology demonstrator will be in the spotlight from the air show’s opening, and is to participate in the daily flight demonstrations. This is the first time the hybrid aircraft will be on show in Germany.

“Our X3 and the other helicopters we are presenting at Berlin are proof of Eurocopter’s innovative leadership in the rotorcraft market,” said Lutz Bertling, president and CEO of Eurocopter.

Bertling continued: “Our ongoing investments in breakthrough technologies respond to the needs of our customers, who want helicopters that offer ever higher levels of performance and safety while minimising their impact on the environment. By driving continual growth in research and development, we also are making a major contribution to the future of the aviation industry, and of Germany as a centre for high-tech industry.”

Eurocopter is presenting its EC145 T2 in the static display in the HeliCenter. Also at the air show, an EC135 in an emergency medical services configuration for LPR (Poland’s public air medical rescue operator) and as a police helicopter for France’s Gendarmerie.

In addition, Eurocopter is presenting one of the latest additions to its Ecureuil family, the AS350 B3e.

Terry Spruce

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