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Customers on three continents have signed contracts for the Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter since its launch earlier this year. The helicopter will enter service in Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific over the coming months. Launched in January, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is a special version of the ACH130 featuring a range of interior and exterior designs created by Aston Martin.
The first example of the model in Asia Pacific has been ordered by an existing Airbus customer in New Zealand. It will be used privately as well as on VIP charter operations. In Latin America the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition has just entered service with an undisclosed VIP customer in Guatemala.
Most recently another undisclosed private customer in Canada has ordered the third example, which will be completed in the UK, where Airbus manages and engineers this Edition, and finally delivered from the Airbus customer centre in Fort Erie, Canada.
The aeronautical designers at ACH and the automotive designers at Aston Martin worked closely together for over a year, marrying ACH's values of excellence, quality and service with Aston Martin's commitment to beauty, handcrafting and automotive art. Frédéric Lemos, head of ACH, says: “We are delighted with the market reaction to this superb new helicopter. These orders across the world, clearly demonstrate the excitement generated by our collaboration with Aston Martin.”