Eurocopter yesterday at EBACE unveiled the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style, a version of the light twin helicopter that features aesthetic and practical changes to both the interior and exterior. The cabin can seat up to eight passengers in a business layout or can be reduced to four places to accommodate more cargo, thanks to cabin seats mounted on rails that facilitate configuration changes.
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It might have the look and feel of an oversized luxury automobile in the cabin, but it is all airplane. “We were asked to make the passenger feel as if he or she were in a large, luxury SUV, such as the Porsche Cayenne or the BMW X5,” said Franck Burnet, CEO of Burnet Interiors, which was contracted by Grob Aerospace of Germany to build the cabin mockup of the aircraft manufacturer’s new SPn utility jet.