Falcon receives first EC135 Hermes
Launch customer Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has received its first EC135 l'helicoptere par Hermes at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
"We are delighted to be the first customer for “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès”, which gives us the opportunity to offer a unique travelling experience to our customers” said Salem Al Kayoumi FAS’s Vice Chairman. “This helicopter illustrates a successful fusion between design and technology, where every detail has been created for VIP and business travellers. They are busy and highly demanding, yet wish to travel with utmost comfort and elegance,” he added.
Based on the EC135 “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès” unites what the manufacturer calls the most advanced aircraft technologies developed by Eurocopter with the savoir-faire of Hermès.
The helicopter combines a spacious cabin with a seating capacity for four passengers, ample storage compartment and lateral sliding doors that provided an ideal template for the Hermès designer and craftsmen.
Hermès’ distinctive signature is apparent across the aircraft’s exterior and interior design treatment.
Sliding doors on the helicopter open to reveal an interior configuration that is pure, light-filled and unexpectedly spacious. The cabin was completely redesigned by Hermès Interior and Design to maximise available space.
Canvas “Toile H”, traditionally used by Hermès for travel goods is used to cover the cockpit.
Seats and banquette are handcrafted for exceptional comfort, and upholstered in calf leather, naturally grained and highly resistant.
A sliding glass partition now separates the passenger compartment and cockpit, enhancing privacy while allowing light to enter from the aircraft’s fore-section.
The landing gear has been redesigned to allow for easier and more elegant access to the cabin.