Check out this Aston Martin inspired helicopter
Airbus has teamed up with Aston Martin to launch the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition. This is the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between the British car maker and Airbus.
Unveiled at Courchevel in the French Alps, this special edition of the ACH130 helicopter comes equipped with a range of four interior and exterior designs generated by Aston Martin.
The aeronautical designers at Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) and the automotive designers at Aston Martin have worked closely together for over a year, to bring what they say is “a new level” of aesthetics and rigorous attention to detail to the helicopter market.
Available in four external liveries with complementary interiors, the helicopters are embellished with Aston Martin signature elements, starting with Aston Martin wings, which are embossed onto luxury leather features, 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 or Ultramarine Black exteriors.
Inside, the automotive-inspired cabin, which offers a higher level of comfort, 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.
Each of these special edition helicopters come with a plaque on the instrument panel which shows the partnership logos, the edition number and the owner’s name.