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Russia opens its account for versatile ACH145
The ACH145 from Airbus Corporate Helicopters has been designed with efficiency, reliability, safety, comfort and flexibility in mind. The OEM is hopeful that there will be many orders to come from Russia.
The ACH145 represents a step-up in comfort and performance.

A Russian customer has signed a firm contract with Airbus Helicopters for an H145 helicopter in ACH Line configuration from Airbus Corporate Helicopters. The order is the first from Russia for this latest evolution of Airbus' twin-engine helicopter.

The ACH145's ACH Line interior offers increased ergonomic comfort and acoustic insulation over irs predecessor. Its sliding doors are designed to provide easy passenger access and its cabin allows for a variety of internal configurations. Seating up to nine passengers and offering built-in telephones and internet, the helicopter also features a Fenestron tail rotor and Helionix avionics with four-axis auto-pilot and is certified for single or dual pilot IFR.

“We are confident that this efficient, reliable, safe and super comfortable helicopter will bring enormous benefits to our Russian customer in its business and private missions,” says MD of Airbus Helicopters Vostok Thomas Zeman. “As a VIP and corporate helicopter leader in Russia, we are committed to continuing to boost our presence in this important market and offer our Russian customers the best products and services available today.”

The H145 family, which includes the H145, EC145 and BK117, has accumulated more than five million flight hours, with more than 1,400 helicopters delivered to date. The H145 is a member of Airbus Helicopters’ multi-purpose twin-engine category and has been used for military, law enforcement, HEMS, utility and business aviation applications.

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