Eurocopter revealed its evolutionary EC130-T2 that retains the EC130's external lines, but approximately 70% of the airframe has been modified. The model's more powerful Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine provides the aircraft with a higher maximum gross takeoff weight (2,500 kg for internal loads and 3,050 kg when external loads are carried) and a speed increase of up to 10 kt. At the unveiling, Eurocopter announced seven launch customers had already accounted for 105 bookings.

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