Airbus Corporate Helicopters has revealed a special edition of the ACH130 helicopter developed with luxury car company Aston Martin.
The helicopter is the first offering from the partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters. The design teams for both companies have worked closely together for more than a year to create the special edition ACh130, which is available in four external liveries with complementary interiors.
Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, said, “We have our own set of automotive design principles but in recent years have been learning how to apply our principles to other areas of design, such as architecture, motorcycles and now helicopters.
“This first application of our design practices to a helicopter posed a number of interesting challenges but we have enjoyed working through them. Beauty is of vital importance to Aston Martin and to our customers and we think the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is an inherently beautiful machine.”
Frédéric Lemos, head of Airbus Corporate Helicopters said, “The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is optimally positioned in the market for hands-on owners who draw satisfaction from personally piloting their aircraft and it generates strong brand-loyalty. They are the perfect partner for us in developing this superb new ACH130 Aston Martin Edition.”