Eurocopter and Hermès recently launched an exclusively new concept of business aviation, the l’Hélicoptère par Hermès, featuring an EC 135 light twin multi-mission helicopter, which was put at the able hands of renowned designers from the House of Hermès. With a spacious cabin, ample storage compartments, unobstructed flat floors, room for four passengers and pilot, lateral sliding doors, the helicopter was first donned with a minimalist yet striking exterior paint scheme. Even the surfaces from floor to ceiling are covered in “Toile H”, a signature
Hermès canvas used to manufacture the firm’s travel ware since the nineteen-twenties. The seats and banquettes are handcrafted for exceptional comfort that is they have used calf leathers and fabrics for upholstery as it softens ambient noise and vibration. Akin to limousines, a sliding glass partition separates the cockpit and the passenger compartment, enhancing privacy whilst allowing light to enter from the aircraft’s fore-section. Eurocopter Senior Executive Vice President, Philippe Harache: “The passenger experience created by Hermès has exceeded our expectations, and is going to delight acquirers who value outstanding design.” Another noteworthy contribution of Hermes would be the complete re-design of the helicopter’s landing gear in an efficient and elegant manner, hence easing access to the aircraft. You can expect this designer chopper to start taking off from 2008.