Airbus Corporate Helicopters all at sea
Airbus Corporate Helicopters has delivered the first of two ACH145S to an existing private customer as the first step in a fleet renewal programme. They will primarily be flown from superyachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Isle of Manbased Luviair will manage and operate the ACH145S, the second of which will be delivered in the final quarter of this year, followed by an ACH160, which will be used for onshore transport. Luviair has operated a fleet of VIP Airbus helicopters for almost twenty years from bases in London, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and aboard some of the largest superyachts. The ACH145S feature a bespoke cabin interior and exterior livery designed by London-based Harrison Eidsgaard.
Airbus has now taken orders for eleven ACH160S, including four for UK customers. It expects to gain EASA certification for this model by the end of 2019, with first customer deliveries about a year later.
Superyachts and ACH145S go together