French manufacturer Eurocopter’s latest product promises to set new standards in seating, range, and, in its VIP execution, comfort and style for the industry. Find out more about this twin-engine, medium-class helo’s unmatched appeal and functionality.
Since its announced launch in 2008 on through its first production model flight in 2012, curious customers and next-gen helo fans can now rest assured that, according to recent reports, certification and first deliveries of the much-anticipated EC175 medium-class helicopter are on track for early next year.
Although Eurocopter worked closely with operators to design a new craft that could serve a multitude of missions, from offshore search and rescue to medevac operations, the EC175’s cutting-edge technologies (advanced Helionix avionics and a four-axis autopilot system among them) will benefit elite passengers, as well.
With a largest-in-class cabin featuring ergonomic seating and separate climate control systems for the cabin and cockpit, VIP comfort should be unrivaled. Oversized sliding doors port and starboard and larger windows provide both flawless access as well as panoramic views to passengers.
The five-blade Spheriflex main rotor, a system time-tested on the company’s popular EC225 helo, delivers a quiet, low-vibration flight, adding even more to the passenger comfort checklist.
“The EC175 is the first helicopter to be truly designed with customers in mind, taking into account extensive consultation with operators and end users,” said Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling. “Feedback from throughout the EC175’s US demonstration tour confirms our success in meeting their needs.”