Airbus delivers ACH160 to Brazil

Airbus delivers ACH160 to Brazil

26-Jul-2022 Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of at least three ACH160 helicopters to Brazil for customers in the Latin American region.  The aircraft was delivered aboard one of the outsize Beluga aircraft from the Airbus Transport International fleet.  The aircraft picked up the helicopter(s) at Marseille/Marignane between 21-23 July, departing via Toulouse to Dakar in Senegal for a night stop.  It flew on the next day to Fortaleza in northern Brazil, nigh stopping again.  Finally it flew yesterday to Sao Paulo’s Congonhas Airport to offload the ACH160.

Local sources quote two are due to be delivered to Helibras – the Airbus Helicopters group company in Brazil.  At least one of the pair for Helibras is expected to be used by the manufacturer as a demonstrator.

The third ACH160 is for investment bank BTG Pactual, who also fly a Bombardier Global Express 7500 jet.

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