Helitech 2009: Eurocopter’s ‘Hermès’ makes UK debut

Key - Gary Parsons
Key - Gary Parsons

September 24: The star of Eurocopter’s stand in the main hall at Helitech 2009 was its EC135T2 ‘L’Hélicoptère par Hermès’ luxury VIP helicopter, a “state-of-the-art aeronautical product that is harmonised and blended to suit the needs of VIPs who enjoy travelling in style”.
The helicopter is a result of collaboration between Eurocopter and the Hermès Group from Paris, a high-end fashion design company. Five have so far been sold to customers worldwide with two in service; the first began services in Abu Dhabi in May, and the second has just begun service with All Nippon Airways between Narita Airport and downtown Tokyo.
At €6,300,000 (less tax) it is some €1 million more than the standard EC135 VIP fit, so you may just need that lottery win!