Eurocopter presents EC145T2 with Fenestron tail rotor
Today at Heli-Expo, Eurocopter performed a dazzling unveiling ceremony on its booth for an evolved version of the twin-engine EC145.
The EC145T2, a scale one mock-up, slowly rolled out towards the crowd, with Eurocopter Group’s President & CEO Lutz Bertling inside the cockpit.
Once outside of the aircraft, Bertling welcomed the spectators and highlighted the evolutions of the aircraft. These evolutions include the company’s Fenestron, new Arriel 2E engines, upgraded main and tail rotor gear boxes and a new modular avionics suite, among others.
With deliveries to begin in 2012, the EC145 T2 will offer significantly improved performance, increased safety, enhanced human-machine interface, improved maintainability and lower operating costs.
Lutz Bertling greeted the representatives of three EC145 T2 launching customers present at the event: José Caparroz Martinez, the Industrial Managing Director of INAER; Mike Stanberry, the President of the US operator Metro Aviation Inc; and Rod Lewis, the President & CEO of Lewis Energy Group.