At a press conference at EBACE in Geneva this morning, Fred Lemos – head of Airbus Corporate Helicopters – announced that they have now sold the 18th ACH130 Aston Martin Edition. This product starts as a standard H130, but has a very specialist interior fitted at Airbus Helicopters UK facility at Oxford Airport, which is just 32 miles from the Aston Martin production line at Gaydon.
The 11th Aston Martin Edition helicopter recently arrived in Australia after the owner elected to fly his new helicopter all the way from taking delivery of it in the UK. Airbus has already completed the 12th example and the 13th has arrived in the UK and is being worked on.
Parapex Media recently produced this analysis on the deliveries to date, including the range of countries where they are now operated.
A year ago at EBACE 2022, Airbus announced that they had extended the commitment with Aston Martin from 15 to 30 units. ACH130 Aston Martin Edition aircraft are delivered at a deliberately slow rate of four per year to maintain exclusivity.
EBACE opens in Geneva tomorrow for visitors, and continues to Thursday.