This time we would like to spotlight an outstanding and irreplaceable aircraft in the sky – helicopter! Why? Because it is multifunctional and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as cargo handling, search and rescue, medical and military, transport or even simple aerial observation. In addition to that, for some rich and famous people chopper is a way to travel in style and reach the destination much faster. So let’s take a look at top 10 most luxurious helicopters in the world that cost a fortune, but are the real beauties to admire!
1. Eurocopter Mercedes-Benz EC145
First chopper on the list is designed for the real Mercedes-Benz fans! Since the release of this luxury twin-engine turbine helicopter in 2010, there has been only five deliveries worldwide. The interior was specifically created by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Division which adds an extra price.
2. AgustaWestland AW101 VVIP
This versatile AgustaWestland AW101 VVIP is suitable for both military and civil purposes. It is a combination of advanced technologies, excellent safety features and mission systems. Its huge cabin allows standing in full height and is the largest of its class.
3. Bell 525 Relentless
This model of Bell is currently under development. It is planned that this medium-lift model, nicknamed Relentless, would be the first commercial helicopter to incorporate fly-by-wire flight controls. Bell 525 Relentless can carry up to 16 passengers and is designed to offer best-in-class capabilities to customers, including search and rescue, emergency medical service and VIP transport.
4. Eurocopter Hermès EC 135
The Eurocopter Hermès EC 135 is a Eurocopter EC 135 (twin-engine multi-mission) helicopter, but only with an interior designed by the world’s famous accessories manufacturer Hermès. Calf-leather seats, designer canvas in the interior, leather-trimmed controls and a special pair of binoculars – that is what puts an additional price!
5. MD 600N
This eight-seated, light, single turbine engine chopper stands out with high performance and an increased measure of versatility. MD 600N characterizes with low operating costs and exceptional agility and handling. These features make this model really exclusive!
6. AgustaWestland AW109 Grand Versace VIP
One more high fashion masterpiece in this top! AgustaWestland collaborated with Versace fashion house to create this super luxury version of AW190. The interior is fully covered with Versace leather, design and appearance. AgustaWestland AW109 Grand Versace VIP fully meets all the special VIP passenger needs.
7. Sikorsky S-76C
This luxury medium-sized commercial utility helicopter is more commonly known as Black Hawk. For the passengers it offers a comfortable cabin with the luxury interior. This model of Sikorsky is focused on safety and superior versatility; therefore it serves perfectly for airlines, corporations, hospitals and government operators. Moreover, Sikorsky S-76C is used by the British Royal Family.
8. Eurocopter EC 175
This chopper is designed to be useful for many purposes, such as air medical service, search and rescue missions, oil and gas industry, corporate transportation and many others. The main and significant feature of the Eurocopter EC 175 is that it can hold 16 passengers comfortably inside.
9. AgustaWestland AW119 Ke Koala
This chopper can carry up to six passengers and is most often used by law enforcement agencies. But with its nice leather upholstery, it can perfectly accommodate a group of corporate executives traveling on business trip.
10. Sikorsky S-92 VVIP Configuration
The Sikorsky S-92 VVIP Configuration is designed as a multi-mission aircraft and is voted as one of the safest helicopters by the Federal Aviation Authority in the USA. It can accommodate nine passengers in the large interior cabin which can be configured with seat customization, toilet and even shower possibilities.
Hope you enjoyed our list of the luxurious helicopters! If by now you are convinced enough to pilot one of these “birds“, than Baltic Aviation Academy has just started to provide Private Helicopter Pilot License (PPL(H)) training. Register for the course and soon you will be able to fly one of these beauties!
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