Speedway Aviation orders Mercedes-Benz Style EC145 helicopter


New Hampshire’s Speedway Aviation was named as the first US customer to order the new EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter.

The new EC145 helicopter is a colloboration between Eurocopter and Mercedes-Benz.

American Eurocopter has announced Speedway Aviation in New Hampshire is the first US customer to order the new EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter.

The aircraft is the result of a collaborative effort between Eurocopter, the world’s leading producer of corporate and VIP helicopters, and Mercedes Benz, the automotive group that sets global standards for luxury and style. This will be the third special edition EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style to be produced since its introduction in late 2010 and the first to be operated in the United States.

JBI Helicopters of New Hampshire will be managing the newest EC145 Mercedes Benz-Style helicopter for Speedway Aviation once it is delivered to its New England based owners in 2013.

“The Eurocopter product was selected because of its safety record, reliability, and supportability,” said Kurt West, vice president of JBI Helicopter Service. “The Mercedes-Benz Style package was the perfect complement to an already impressive product and the client sees the value in having the leaders in automotive interior design working with the helicopter experts.”

Eurocopter EC145
“It’s the perfect marriage of the safest, most reliable, helicopter in its class and a stylish finish created by Mercedes-Benz,” says American Eurocopter’s vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Treg Manning. “We are confident that our clients here in the U.S. will be impressed when they see this special edition EC145 and expect there will be an increasing demand for the aircraft, particularly since the package will also be available on the next generation EC145T2. Once that aircraft enters full production, we are sure to see the relationship with Mercedes-Benz continue for years to come.”

Created by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Division based in Como, Italy.

“Being able to witness firsthand the vast infrastructure and people standing behind this product was very important,” said West. “Our client demands only the best and we believe American Eurocopter will deliver just that.”