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Air Corporate Orders 43 Helicopters from Airbus

Air Corporate Orders 43 Helicopters from Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has received an order for 43 helicopters from Air Corporate, an Italian business aviation operator. The deal is Airbus’ largest commercial helicopter order in Italy. 

Announcing the deal on the concluding day of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), Airbus will deliver a combination of 40 H125 and H130 single-engine helicopters and three ACH160s to Air Corporate. Two more ACH160s were ordered previously. 

The helicopters, which will be delivered over the next few years, will be used for private and business passenger services, along with utility operations. 

“We are experiencing a growing demand for the innovative ACH160 in the Italian market. The ACH160 is a beautiful, safe and comfortable helicopter and the Line configuration with Lounge package configuration guarantees elegance and, at the same time, excellent performance,” the Air Corporate board said in a statement. 

“Equally the H125 remains the helicopter of reference for aerial work missions in Italy due to its unrivaled performance. The H130 is also enjoying great success in our country for tourist flights and passenger transport.”

Airbus Helicopters Head of Europe Region Thomas Hein said the deal further strengthens the company’s relationship with Air Corporate. 

“This order is the result of the years we invested in building and maintaining a strong business relationship with Air Corporate,” he said. “I am proud of the success of Air Corporate in further expanding its fleet and the private business aviation sector in Italy.”

Air Corporate has ordered 28 helicopters from Airbus in the past, with 17 deliveries having been completed in the past two years. 

Earlier this week, Airbus sold its 18th ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter to an undisclosed buyer. 

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