The collaboration between the British car manufacturer and the Corporate Helicopters branch of the European aircraft manufacturer is launched! Their first jointly designed helicopter, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, took its first steps in public on January 3 in Courchevel.
The two brands have been teasing their collaboration for several months. What could Aston Martin and Airbus Corporate Helicopters secretly prepare? A helicopter, it goes without saying, but no other detail had leaked until January 3 and the presentation in Courchevel of the first fruit of this surprising marriage, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition.
Airbus designers worked with their British counterparts for a year to come up with a helicopter in four versions. The different liveries are available in a gradient from English green to black, bronze "Arizona", black "Ultramarine" and the famous gray "Xenon" from the Gaydon company.
For the interior, inspired by that of the DB11, the color palettes and the usual materials of the English manufacturer were used. Leather, from black to white through camel, adorns the 7 seats of the ACH130.
Aston Martin goes further than the car
This diversification is in line with Aston Martin's latest "intrusions" in non-automotive fields: We have our own rules for automotive design and in recent years we have learned to apply them to other markets ".
Aston Martin's Vice President, Marek Reichman, thus refers to the launch of the Automotive Galleries and Lairs service which allows its customers to imagine their homes with their car in the centerpiece and the presentation of the first motorcycle of the English brand at the last EICMA.
The ACH130 is the first of several joint projects between the two brands. Other still unknown flying objects will soon join the catalog for this collaboration. In the meantime, orders for this (very) high-end helicopter are already open and deliveries will take place next spring.
Airbus: a crazy concept of a raptor!
Rapide E: the first electric car from Aston Martin
BelugaXL, the incredible Airbus aircraft
Smart and connected seats in Airbus soon?
VIDEO: visit to the Airbus Helicopters Marignane site