Airbus Helicopters’ Brazilian customer centre, Helibras has delivered the world’s first ACH145 Line to the Brazilian company Bodepan Empreendimentos Agropecuários e Imobiliários.
An Airbus Helicopters statement said: “The ACH145 Line, previously known as ACH Stylence, features increased ergonomic comfort, acoustic insulation and innovative design. Its sliding doors provide easy passenger access and its spacious cabin allows for a variety of internal configurations. The luxurious interior of the delivered aircraft features 9 or 10 seats in perforated leather in tonal harmony with the carpets, special painting in the cabin and state-of-the-art digitally-controlled air conditioning.”
In addition to the shrouded tail rotor (Fenestron) and new engines (Arriel 2E), one of the big advances compared to the previous version of the aircraft (EC145) is the new concept of man/machine interface optimized through the Helionix digital avionics package and a four-axis autopilot linked to the Full Authority Digital Engine Control to reduce crew workload.
Source: Airbus Helicopters