Airbus Helicopters: Philippines first to order ACH160 in Southeast Asia and Pacific region

Airbus Helicopters: Philippines first to order ACH160 in Southeast Asia and Pacific region

MANILA, Philippines, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters launches ACH160 model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region with an order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines. The helicopter will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago.

The order will feature the ACH160 Exclusive version highlighting two wide hinged doors and electrical footsteps combined with a bespoke cabin. The aircraft can accommodate up to eight passengers in an elegant and refined handcrafted interior for a truly business-jet like experience.

The ACH160 model, equipped with Blue Edge blades and a new canted Fenestron rotor, sets a new benchmark in corporate transportation with a blend of innovative technology, speed, comfort and style.

The order includes HCare First premium support package — the region’s first premium support agreement. Catering to the specific needs of operators requiring worry-free aircraft availability.

Frederic Lemos, Head of Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) commented: “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. We are equally excited to see our ACH products gaining good success in the growing Philippine private travel market.”

Airbus has been leading the corporate and parapublic helicopter market segments in the Philippines for 40 years. Airbus Helicopters Philippines, its Manila-based customer centre, provides maintenance, repair and overhaul, support and service solutions to more than 50 customers.

Airbus Helicopters’ H160 is an innovative medium twin-engine helicopter designed to create added value for customers in terms of performance, economic competitiveness, safety and comfort. It has version for the offshore transportation, business and private, public services, and commercial passenger transport markets. ACH160’s entry into service is planned for 2020.

The ACH helicopter range is renowned for its combination of versatility and comfort. It is well regarded by passengers and pilots for its stylish interiors, smooth and quiet ride allied to its technologically advanced Helionix digital avionics systems ensuring carefree handling and a high level of safety.

The full ACH range consists of the ACH125, ACH130, ACH135, new ACH145, ACH160 and ACH175 variants of Airbus Helicopters’ comprehensive and market-leading family of light and medium models. A range of premium-design aircraft completions, including customised solutions, is available for all models.

Learn more about the ACH

For more information:

Kieran Daly
Head of Communications – Airbus Helicopters UK
+44 7771 389229

Belinda Ng
External Communications – Asia-Pacific
+65 6592 7217

SOURCE: Airbus S.A.S.

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