American Eurocopter is doing more than just showing off its offerings at its booth during the NBAA Convention. The company will also offer flying demonstrations of its EC135 and EC155 helicopters during the show.
The six- to seven-passenger EC135 is widely used by air-medical services operators, law enforcement and support missions for the offshore oil industry. The 12- or 13-passenger EC155 is used by law enforcement and offshore operations, as well as for corporate transportation. Its five-blade Spheriflex main rotor and Fenestron tail rotor combine the benefits of high speed and low noise, while being powered by two Turbomeca Fadec-controlled Arriel 2C2 engines.
The company announced that Speedway Aviation, located in New Hampshire, is the first U.S.-based company to order the Mercedes-Benz special edition EC145, featuring leather and wood, an advanced inflight entertainment system and modular passenger cabin components. “We are confident that our clients here in the U.S. will be impressed when they see this special edition EC145 and expect that there will be an increasing demand for the aircraft,” said Treg Manning, American Eurocopter’s vice president of commercial sales and marketing. The Mercedes-Benz package will also be available on the upcoming EC145T2. “We are sure to see the relationship with Mercedes-Benz continue for years to come,” said Manning.
The company is also featuring a VIP version of its EC145 medium-class, twin-engine helicopter at its booth (No. 2546) in the exhibit hall.