So you’ve got an Aston Martin. But your helicopter doesn’t match. What can you do about that?
Well, Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopter to release the “ACH130 Aston Martin Edition”
The helicopters will come in four interior and exterior designs, 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. Which of course is exactly what you want in your helicopter that matches your car.
Colour schemes include:
- 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.
- Xenon Grey
- Ultramarine Black
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.
Airbus adds that
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. By using materials from the Aston Martin automotive palette the interior of this special edition of the ACH130 sits in harmony with the interior of Aston Martin sports cars.
For those who want all the authenticity, 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.”
Frédéric Lemos, Head of Airbus Corporate Helicopters, also commented:
“The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is optimally positioned in the market for hands-on owners who draw satisfaction from personally piloting their aircraft and it generates strong brand-loyalty. In the same way Aston Martin’s products are cars for drivers who relish being at the wheel and they inspire a comparable attachment to the brand. So they are the perfect partner for us in developing this superb new ACH130 Aston Martin Edition.”
What a wonderful first world problem
Admittedly, this product isn’t targeted for someone like me who considers helicopters can sometimes be the best way of converting aviation fuel into noise in the loudest possible way.
Deliveries are set to take place from Q1 2020, with the product available “On request”. Those who have the coins can visit www.airbuscorporatehelicopters.com to either live out their James Bond fantasies, or use the helicopters for the one thing that they can save the most – time.
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