American Eurocopter has booked its first U.S. order for the Mercedes-Benz Style EC145, which features a VIP package modeled after the iconic car series. Speedway Aviation purchased an EC145 during last week’s NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla. Pembroke, N.H.-based JBI Helicopters will manage the EC145 on behalf of Speedway Aviation following delivery, which is scheduled in 2013. Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design division in Como, Italy created the custom package for the helicopter, which comes with leather/wood interior, in-flight entertainment system and other internal and exterior features.
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EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style. Photo courtesy of Eurocopter