Customers in Latin America, North America, and Asia-Pacific have signed firm contracts for the Aston Martin edition of the Airbus Helicopters H130 (née EC130T2), Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) announced today. Launched in January, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition features interior and exterior designs created by the luxury automaker.
An existing Airbus customer in New Zealand has ordered the first example in the Asia-Pacific region for private use and VIP charter. Meanwhile, in Latin America, an ACH130 Aston Martin edition has just entered service with its undisclosed customer in Guatemala. A third, specially outfitted ACH130 for an undisclosed private customer in Canada is now in completions at Airbus’s facility in the UK.
Aeronautical designers at Airbus Corporate Helicopters and the automotive designers at Aston Martin have worked together closely for over a year to bring a new level of aesthetics and attention to detail to the single-engine helicopter model. “We are delighted with the market reaction to this superb new helicopter,” said Airbus Corporate Helicopters head Frédéric Lemos. “These orders across the world clearly demonstrate the excitement generated by our collaboration with Aston Martin.”