Airbus And Aston Martin Team Up On A Special Edition Helicopter

Airbus And Aston Martin Team Up On A Special Edition Helicopter

The Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is a helicopter resulting from a partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH). This is the first such offering from the recently-announced Airbus Corporate Helicopters_Aston Martin_ACH 130partnership that saw the aeronautical designers at Airbus Corporate Helicopters and the automotive designers at Aston Martin worked closely together for over a year, marrying ACH’s key values of excellence, quality and service with Aston Martin’s commitment to beauty, handcrafting and automotive art to bring a new level of aesthetics and rigorous attention to detail to the helicopter market.

This special edition ACH130 helicopter has a choice of four interior and Airbus Corporate Helicopters_ACH130 Aston Martin Edition_Launchexterior designs generated by Aston Martin for helicopter owners and pilots who appreciate the pleasures of possessing and driving high performance bespoke luxury cars.

The four external liveries and complementary interiors are embellished with Aston Martin signature elements, starting with the iconic Aston Martin wings, which are embossed onto luxury leather features throughout the cabin.

The Stirling Green-themed external scheme, which is already flying on the first aircraft, features a painted gradient, which fades into Jet Black on the underside of the helicopter, with Skyfall Silver around the cowlings. Further external liveries are available with other Aston Martin paint colours including Xenon Grey, Arizona and Ultramarine Black.

Inside, the automotive-inspired cabin, which offers a higher level of comfort, is trimmed in Pure Black ultra-suede with a palette of selectable leathers comprising Oxford Tan, Pure Black, Cormorant and Ivory.

Airbus Corporate Helicopters_ACH130 Aston Martin Edition_Interior_Leather SeatsOn the rear of the front seats, the same brogue detailing that is found in the Aston Martin DB11 runs down the centre of the seat; the doors are trimmed with leather to provide passengers with comfortable touch points during their flight. By using materials from the Aston Martin automotive palette the interior of this special edition of the ACH130 sits in harmony with the interior of Aston Martin sports cars.

Each of these special edition helicopters will have a plaque included on the instrument panel which shows the partnership logos, the registration of the aircraft, the edition number and the owner’s name, should they wish to have it included.

Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said: “We have our own set of automotive design principles but in recent years we have been learning how to apply our principles to other Aston MartinPortraitsGaydon, England25th July 2017Photo: Drew Gibsonareas 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. It provided a wonderful canvas for our team to work on so we now look forward to seeing everybody’s reaction.”

Frédéric Lemos, Head of Airbus Corporate Helicopters, also commented: “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. In the same way Aston Martin’s products are cars for drivers who relish being at the wheel and they inspire a comparable attachment to the brand. So they are the perfect partner for us in developing this superb new ACH130 Aston Martin Edition.”

The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is available on request with deliveries taking place from Q1 2020. For further information please visit:


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