Airbus has signed an ACH160 order
from an undisclosed new customer in Philippines, launching
this new helicopter model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region.
The helicopter will
be used for private and business flights within the Philippines
The ACH160, equipped with Blue Edge
blades and a new canted Fenestron rotor, will also feature two wide hinged doors and electrical
footsteps combined with a bespoke cabin capable of welcoming up to
As part of the contract,
the ACH160 will be backed by HCare First – the first such premium
support agreement in the region.
“Launching the ACH160 in Southeast Asia with a new Philippine
customer underlines the global attractiveness of our corporate
helicopters offering to meet the evolving travelling needs of our
customers,” said Frederic Lemos, Head of Airbus Corporate
Helicopters (ACH). “We are equally excited to see our ACH products
gaining good success in the growing Philippine private travel
Airbus has been present in the Philippines for some 40 years
leading the corporate and parapublic helicopter market segments.
Through its Manila-based customer centre, Airbus Helicopters
Philippines provides maintenance, repair and overhaul, support and
service solutions to more than 50 customers.
The ACH160 is expected to enter service in 2020.