Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) is at the
Monaco Yacht Show this week to showcase the ACH160 to prospective
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 26th September 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
The first two ACH160 are already on the final
assembly line at Airbus’ Marignane plant.
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.
display will be an ACH135, equipped with Airbus’ ACH Line in-house
interior, embarked on M/Y Bintador, a Tankoa-built 50m yacht at
The range is rounded off by an ACH145 based on
the terrace of the Yacht Club de Monaco. This helicopter is
finished in the Mercedes Benz Style Special Edition.
can also see the latest release of the ACH Yacht Interface App, a
tool dedicated to supporting yacht designers and shipbuilders in
integrating ACH aircraft into new yacht projects. This tool
provides key preliminary information for incorporating ACH
helicopters on-board and serves to prevent costly retrofits.
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.”
The Monaco Yacht Show 2019 is on from 25 to 28