EBACE Convention News

Eurocopter To Unveil VIP EC175 At EBACE

 - May 20, 2013, 12:55 PM

Eurocopter is unveiling today at EBACE two new versions of the EC175 medium-twin helicopter, a VIP and executive variant. Designed by Peder Eidsgaard of Pegasus Design, a designer of business jet and super yacht interiors, the cabins will combine “flowing lines, symmetry and harmony in materials and colors,” according to Eurocopter.

The EC175 VIP seats six to eight passengers in two seating areas. The forward zone, which incorporates a domed roof, is a club-four configuration, while an aft sofa accommodates three passengers. Options will include electrochromatic windows by Vision Systems, in-flight entertainment with audio and video interfaces, as well as wireless Internet connectivity via satellite links.

The owner will have to choose among three styles. The first one is “avant garde, inspired by modern sport cars,” another brings “French flair, inspired by modern penthouse interiors,” while the third style is “more classical, inspired by the grand villas of Europe,” according to Eurocopter.

The EC175 Executive version will seat nine to 12 passengers. Eurocopter noted that the EC175’s cabin is climate controlled, even when the main rotor is stopped. Featuring “more window area than walls,” it ensures panoramic views for all passengers, the manufacturer said.