On October 8, 2008, Australian
Aerospace, Eurocopter’s subsidiary in
Australia, delivered an additional EC130
B4 to Advanced Flight, which already
has a fleet of seven EC130 B4s, an
EC120 B and an AS350 B3 Ecureuil.
The delivery took place at Australian
Aerospace’s site in New Zealand.
Whilst the delivery proceeded normally,
there was certainly nothing
ordinary about the aircraft interior—
its seats, in particular. In fact, this
helicopter is one of the first in the world
to have seats made from a highly exclusive
type of leather, designed by the
American company Townsend Leathers
in collaboration with the makers of a
renowned brand of cigars. This demonstrates
Eurocopter’s ability to devise
innovative solutions to meet the needs of
its most demanding customers.