Eurocopter hands over EC145 Stylence Helicopter to German operator

Eurocopter hands over EC145 Stylence Helicopter to German operator

17-Jun-2010 Source: Eurocopter

The VIP-configured EC145 Stylence helicopter which is presented in the ILA HeliCenter Static Display was handed over to ‘Spedition & Helicopterservice Linke GmbH’, a Northern Germany-based logistic company, on June 10th, 2010. The customer will use its new EC145 Stylence mainly for corporate transport missions as well as for helicopter trainings.

At the Berlin Air Show, Eurocopter Germany delivers the EC145 Stylence in Germany to the ‘Spedition & Helicopterservice Linke GmbH” from Wanzleben. The new aircraft is one if the first of its kind in Germany and will transport mainly VIP passengers all over the country.

“The helicopter offers an enormous advantage to corporate customers as it saves them precious time,” said Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO at Eurocopter Germany. “What’s more, the EC145 Stylence can carry eight passengers along with the two pilots. With the enhanced comfort and cabin size offered by this configuration, in-flight meetings can be held.”

The EC145 Stylence that will be delivered to the ‘Spedition & Helicopterservices Linke GmbH’ in Germany offers passengers excellent flight visibility and has sophisticated equipment packages. The helicopter is equipped for single /dual pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) with an automatic flight control system (AFCS), a cockpit voice and flight data recorder (CVFDR), a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) and a navigation system, a so called moving map system. Furthermore the configuration includes fixed provisions for weather radar, rescue winch and an external load hook. The EC145 also offers simplified maintenance and impressive flight endurance (up to 680 km). It merges ergonomics and advanced technology to provide fully-equipped in-flight offices for business executives and companies.

“We are very pleased to be one of the first companies in Germany to receive an EC145 Stylence from Eurocopter. This helicopter combines design with state-of-the-art technology, perfectly developed for the needs of VIPs and business people,“ said Detlef Linke, general manager of the ‚Spedition & Helicopterservice Linke GmbH“ during the delivery ceremony.

The EC Stylence family – A combination of Style and Silence
The latest addition to Eurocopter’s Stylence family, the EC145 merges ergonomics and advanced technology to provide fully-equipped in-flight offices for business executives and companies. If further optional equipment is integrated, business executives can thus work in peace and quiet whilst having access to all telecommunication means such as built-in telephones, internet and e-mails.
After the presentation of the first EC130 Stylence in 2003, the EC145 is the 5th Eurocopter helicopter to enter the Stylence series following the EC120, EC130, AS350 B2 / B3 and the AS 355 NP. Since its recent introduction on the market, five EC145 Stylences have been sold throughout the world.

About Eurocopter
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approx. 15,600 people. In 2009, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover of 4.6 billion Euros, orders for 344 new helicopters, and a 52 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 18 subsidiaries on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centres. More than 10,500 Eurocopter helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in more than 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.

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