American Eurocopter Shows Off Custom EC145 at NBAA 13

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An EC145 helicopter owned by Ron Pratte of Chandler, AZ is on display at American Eurocopter's booth at NBAA 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada
An EC145 helicopter owned by Ron Pratte of Chandler, AZ is on display at American Eurocopter's booth at NBAA 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada
October 22, 2013, 10:05 PM

American Eurocopter (Booth No. C11606B) selected a unique EC145 to show off at its booth during NBAA 2013. The twin-engine helicopter was outfitted to customer specifications for Chandler, Ariz.-based businessman Ron Pratte. Interior features include a spacious passenger cabin, ideal for carrying business partners and family.

“It’s a time machine,” said Scott Urschel, president of Pylon Aviation, of Chandler, who has advised Pratte on several helicopter purchases. “He uses it to travel between business sites and to transport family and friends.”

In other news the company delivered a customized EC155 equipped for corporate and VIP transport missions to Corporate Helicopters of San Diego, a provider of helicopter transportation services. The twin-engine helicopter can seat up to eight with interior options that include club seats and cabin entertainment system.

“At the end of the day the EC155 fit the missions we wanted and there was great value for the money,” said Ivor Shier, founder of Corporate Helicopters. “The lines look sleek. The quality of the interior is just superb.”

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