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Eurocopter presents the first EC145 Stylence at EBACE 2009

(PresseBox) (Geneva, ) Eurocopter, the world's leading helicopter manufacturer reaffirms its commitment to Business Aviation at this year's EBACE with the introduction of the EC145 Stylence on its booth no. 7010 in Hall 7. This is the first time that the EC145 enters the market in this configuration.

Business aviation has significantly developed over the recent years and has been making up for 20% of Eurocopter's total sales. Having sold 150 business helicopters last year, Eurocopter remains the World's No. 1 Business Aviation helicopter manufacturer.

"The introduction of the EC145 Stylence at this year's EBACE shows our confidence in business aviation and its future, despite the current economic downturn. It is also proof of Eurocopter's ability to adapt to the ever changing needs of our demanding customers in order to provide them with maximum satisfaction," says Mr. Dominique Orbec, Vice-President Market Development.

For the modern day executives who are constantly racing against time, the helicopter is undoubtedly an important time-saving tool. With an extensive range of 11 helicopters (EC120 - EC225) equipped with a seating capacity for 4 to 19 passengers, Eurocopter is able to respond perfectly to any requirements of its customers.

The EC145 Stylence - A combination of Style and Silence

The latest addition to the Stylence family, the EC145 merges ergonomics and advanced technology to provide fully-equipped in-flight offices for business executives and companies. Business executives can thus work in peace and quiet whilst having access to all telecommunication means such as built-in telephones, internet and emails.

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, AS 355 NP. Since its recent introduction on the market, there have been 5 EC145 Stylence sold in the world - in Germany, Brazil, France, India and Luxembourg.

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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 2008, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world's No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover of 4.5 billion Euros, orders for 715 new helicopters, and a 53 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 10,000 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.