Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH, Static AD_107) has delivered the first ACH130 Aston Martin Edition to a U.S. customer. The helicopter features a special interior and exterior livery created by the sports car maker. In May, ACH committed to producing a second batch of 15 ACH130 Aston Martin Editions of the single-turbine helicopter.
In addition to the partnership with Aston Martin, ACH CEO Frederic Lemos said it continues its long-standing work with Mercedes Benz on fashioning customer interiors for its twin-engine H145 and will make a new product announcement in conjunction with this partnership in 2023.
“We like working with the automotive industry because we feel we have the same constraints when it comes to the cabin, the fact that we work in a very small environment compared to fixed-wing [aircraft],” said Lemos. “By working with them they are always bringing something new to us. We like these partnerships because they push us to do better and bring something new to our customers.”