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Helicopter is latest addition for ‘glitz and glamour’ Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gets out of his new Airbus H145 helicopter at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gets out of his new Airbus H145 helicopter at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Jerry Jones revealed his newest toy at The Star on Thursday afternoon, touching down in a customized Airbus H145 helicopter.

“To me, it kind of says a little bit of the glitz, the glamour if you will of the Dallas Cowboys,” Jones said.

The tail wing has the Cowboys’ trademark star and it will serve as Jones’ go-to business transportation from his home in Highland Park to The Star, as well as at AT&T Stadium.

It’s a 13-minute trip from The Star to AT&T Stadium, and an 8-minute trip from Jones’ home to The Star.

The helicopter can seat eight-to-10 passengers, and is the self-described “quietest helicopter in production.” Jones’ favorite part is the power of the machine, as it has two Turbomeca Arriel 2E engines.

“If we can just figure out a way to help us make some first downs,” Jones said, laughing. “It is state of the art. We’re excited about it.”

AirBus Helicopters, based in Grand Prairie, is the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer.

Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison

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