6-Oct-2021 Source: Airbus Helicopters
Canadian entrepreneur Charles Tremblay has become the first customer in North America to take delivery of an ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter.
A prominent member of the Quebec community and a licensed fixed-wing and helicopter pilot, Mr. Tremblay owns a construction company in Gatineau, QC, and will personally fly the helicopter for both personal and business use.
Mr. Tremblay said: “The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is a truly beautiful helicopter which is ideally suited to the needs of owner pilots. I’m very much looking forward to taking it flying.”
The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is the product of a fruitful collaboration between the aeronautical designers at Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) and the automotive designers at Aston Martin, marrying ACH’s key values of excellence, quality and service with Aston Martin’s commitment to beauty, handcrafting and automotive art. It brings a new level of aesthetics and rigorous attention to detail to the single-engine helicopter market.
The Aston Martin Edition helicopter is one of the most distinctive sights in the skies and was completed at Airbus’ facility in Oxford, UK, which manages this special configuration. Additional mission and avionics equipment was installed at Airbus Helicopters Canada in Fort Erie, Ontario prior to customer acceptance.
“Working with a diverse team across the globe to deliver this helicopter has been an extremely rewarding experience for our teams. It’s a pleasure to receive this vote of confidence from Mr. Tremblay with the order of this helicopter, which brought together Airbus teams from around the world,” said Dwayne Charette, President of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is both luxurious and extremely practical, particularly with the addition of the Canadian manufactured cargo pods outfitted on Mr. Tremblay’s helicopter. We wish him the very best with his ACH130 Aston Martin Edition”.
Airbus has been a proud member of Canada’s aerospace community since 1984 and is the leading provider of helicopters to the North American market. With a market share of more than 60%, Airbus Helicopters Canada supports a customer base of more than 220 flying some 760 helicopters. Across all its divisions – Helicopters, Commercial Aircraft, and Defence and Space – Airbus currently employs close to 4,000 people in Canada supporting aerospace throughout the country.