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Airbus Helicopters H130

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Helibras ACH130 well-suited to southern Brazilian mountains
The geography of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil is coastal and mountainous, calling for a helicopter that can operate in tight spaces. With favourable performance and a fenestron, the ACH130 is a worthy candidate.
The ACH130 is an H130 developed by Airbus Corporate Helicopters.

Brazilian Airbus Helicopters subsidiary Helibras has delivered an ACH130 helicopter to a customer in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. The VIP-configured aircraft is the eighth in this category to enter service in the state and will be used for private transportation. Airbus helicopters account for more than 50 per cent of the fleet in operation in Santa Catarina.

The latest delivery features a dark leather interior with fine embroidery, complementing its pearly exterior. It features a Garmin G500H digital dashboard, GTN750 touchscreen and GTN750 GPS, while its fenestron tail rotor enables operations in confined areas, such as small helipads or yacht helidecks.

The geography of Santa Catarina is composed of coastal and mountainous areas, which demand strong performance in high temperatures and altitudes. Designed to combine comfort, power and load capacity, the ACH130 is able to carry up to seven adults with space for luggage.

Airbus Corporate Helicopters, which was launched in May 2017, offers the executive aviation market consultation and design options, ranging from helicopter cabin interior finishing to exclusive services. Mirroring the established Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) brand, it delivers an end-to-end ownership experience including concierge-style support.

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