The luxurious ACH130 has been a year in the making
As the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters have launched the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition in Courchevel in the French Alps.
The helicopter can be purchased with a range of four interior and exterior designs generated by Aston Martin, developed by the aeronautical designers at Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) and the automotive designers at Aston Martin. Each helicopter is embellished with Aston Martin signature elements, starting with the iconic Aston Martin wings, which are embossed onto luxury leather features, tastefully positioned throughout the cabin.
The Stirling Green-themed external scheme, which is already flying on the first aircraft, features a painted gradient, which fades down into Jet Black on the underside of the helicopter with Skyfall Silver around the cowlings. Other external colours include Xenon Grey, Arizona or Ultramarine Black.
Inside, the automotive-inspired cabin, which offers a higher level of comfort, is trimmed in Pure Black ultra-suede with a palette of selectable leathers comprising Oxford Tan, Pure Black, Cormorant and Ivory. On the rear of the front seats the same brogue detailing that is found in a DB11 runs down the centre of the seat and the doors have been trimmed with leather.
Each of these special edition helicopters will have a plaque included on the instrument panel which shows the partnership logos, the edition number and the owner’s name, should they wish to have it included.