Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) is at the Monaco Yacht Show this week to showcase the ACH160 to prospective clients. The aircraft is the centrepiece of a triumvirate of Airbus helicopters which also includes the ACH145 and the lighter ACH135 – all fitted to purpose for yacht operations.
The ACH160 promises to be a striking sight over Monaco’s bay on Thursday, September 26, with a landing and take-off from the 139m Lürssen Flying Fox. The helicopter’s interior concept is the result of a collaboration between ACH Creative Style Studio and Harrison Eidsgaard, one of the most sought after names in the superyacht design industry.
The first two ACH160 are already on the final assembly line at Airbus’ Marignane plant, Airbus said. EASA Certification of the H160 in transport configuration is due by the end of the year and the first ACH160 will be delivered next year.
Head of Airbus Corporate Helicopters, Frederic Lemos, said, “We are thrilled to be at Monaco once more and we look forward to demonstrating the suitability of our helicopter range to the needs of yacht designers, builders and owners.”
PHOTO: The ACH160 in flight