Airbus and Aston Martin unveil first collaboration
Posted on 22 Jan 2020 and read 799 times
The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition — the first offering from the recently announced partnership between Gaydon-based Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters — was revealed at the beginning of this month in the French Alps.
Available in four external liveries with complementary interiors, the helicopter is embellished with Aston Martin signature elements, such as the Aston Martin wings, which are embossed onto luxury leather features.
The Stirling Green external colour on the first aircraft fades to black on the underside of the helicopter, with Skyfall Silver around the cowlings.
Inside, the automotive-inspired cabin is trimmed in Pure Black ultra-suede and features the same brogue detailing that is found in a DB11 on the rear of the front seats.
Aston Martin’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman (www.astonmartinlagonda.com
), 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; 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.”