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Tue, 23 July 2019

Airbus Signs First ACH160 in Southeast Asia and Pacific Region

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 archipelago.

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 eight passengers.

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 archipelago.. Click to enlarge.

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 market.”

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.

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