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Airbus Helicopters H145

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Bodepan brings ACH145 to Brazil
An Airbus Helicopters devotee since 1992, Bodepan is placing its trust in the OEM once more by accepting an ACH145, the VIP variant of the H145 with up to 10 leather seats and digital air conditioning.
The ACH145 can take off with 10 people on board and at maximum fuel capacity.

Brazilian corporate operator Bodepan Empreendimentos Agropecuários e Imobiliários (Bodepan) has taken delivery of an ACH145 Line, the first in the world. Utilising the same airframe as standard H helicopters, the ACH variant is equipped with a VIP interior and was announced last year by Airbus Corporate Helicopters. Airbus' Brazilian subsidiary Helibras delivered the aircraft, which is the fourth Airbus machine acquired by Bodepan over the last 26 years. It has flown several models during that time, including the EC135.

"We are very pleased with the acquisition of this new model in terms of performance, space and design," says Bodepan's Odilio Bergamini. "The ACH145 will enable us to make our journeys more comfortable, carrying more passengers. As operators since 1992, we have full confidence in the brand."

Helibras VP Jean-Luc Alfonsi adds: "Enquiries about the aircraft have been growing, especially since the last LABACE, when we presented the first H145 in Brazil. This helicopter is the best biturbine in its category."

The ACH145 Line, formerly known as the ACH Stylence, aims to provide good ergonomic comfort, sound insulation and innovative design. Its sliding doors provide easy access for passengers and its spacious cabin can be configured for a range of functions. Its interior features nine or 10 perforated leather seats, special cabin paint and digital air conditioning. It also has the OEM's signature Fenestron tail rotor, Arriel 2E engines, Helionix avionics and FADEC.

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