Helicopters Airbus Helicopters receives first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia
Airbus Helicopters has published, that it has scored its first order for the ACH160 helicopter in Southeast Asia.
An undisclosed new customer from the Philippines has ordered the aircraft. With this order, the customer is set to become the launch operator of this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. The ACH160 will be used for private and business flights, said Airbus.
“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 Philippine region for over 40 years. The manufacturer is the leading company for corporate and parapublic helicopters in the region. In Manila, Airbus Helicopters operates a customer centre, where the company provides MRO services for more than 50 customers.
The ACH160 from the customers features two wide hinged doors and electrical footsteps. Moreover, a new cabin can welcome up to eight passengers. The handcrafted interior gives its passengers a business-jet like experience. Its entry into service is planned for next year.
Moreover, Airbus Helicopters´ HCare First kit will be installed. It is the first of such premium support agreement in the region. The suite features a premium support package for the operator. It enables customers to operate worry-free.
Airbus Helicopter´s H160 is a medium twin-engine helicopter that was initially designed to create new value for customers that are in need of performance, safety and comfort. Airbus has developed several versions of the H160, each of them is suited for different operating circumstances and needs. Most of the H160 are being used for missions like commercial passenger transport, public services, offshore transportation or business services.
The ACH160 is the business version of the H160. Airbus´ ACH portfolio consists of the ACH125, ACH130, ACH135, the new ACH145, ACH160 and the ACH175. The manufacturer has created a market-leading business helicopter family with the ACH series.
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