Airbus has teamed up with Aston Martin to launch the
ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter.
The special edition helicopter is available in
four different interior and exterior designs generated by Aston
Martin, with deliveries scheduled to begin taking place
from Q1 2020.
The helicopters are
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. Further external liveries are available with other Aston Martin paint colours including Xenon
Grey, Arizona and Ultramarine Black.
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 to provide passengers with
comfortable touch points during their flight.
Each of these special edition
helicopters will have a plaque included on the instrument panel
which shows the partnership logos, the registration of the
aircraft, the edition number and the owner’s name, should they
wish to have it included.
Aston Martin Vice
President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said, “We
have our own set of automotive design principles but in recent
years we have been learning how to apply our principles to other
areas of design, such as architecture, motorcycles and now
helicopters. This first application of our design practices to a
helicopter posed a number of interesting challenges but we have
enjoyed working through them. Beauty is of vital importance to
Aston Martin and to our customers and we think the ACH130 Aston
Martin Edition is an inherently beautiful machine. It provided a
wonderful canvas for our team to work on so we now look forward to
seeing everybody’s reaction.”