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Airbus delivers North America’s first ACH160 to Chartright

June 27, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

The ACH160 is equipped with sound-reducing Blue Edge rotor blades for quieter operations. (Photo: Airbus Helicopters, Dianne Bond)

Chartright Air Group, one of Canada’s leading providers of private aviation services, has taken delivery of Canada’s first corporate ACH160. The helicopter will enter into service immediately, as the first to also be delivered in North America.

“We are excited to be the first private aviation company in Canada to operate the ACH160 for our owner and charter clients,” said Graham Nierop, Director of Sales at Chartright. “With its advanced technology, performance, and high passenger capacity, the ACH160 is set to redefine helicopter charters in the GTA and across Canada.” The helicopter will be available for charter later this summer.

The ACH160 is the premium version of the H160 which was certified by Transport Canada in December 2023.

“This delivery is a landmark moment in Canada for Airbus Helicopters,” said Dwayne Charette, President of Airbus Helicopters in Canada. “The ACH160’s innovative features and superior performance set a new benchmark for the industry in terms of safety, comfort, and efficiency, and we are excited to see the positive impact.”


The ACH160 is equipped with Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix suite and sound-reducing Blue Edge rotor blades for quieter operations. It is powered by two of the latest Arrano engines from Safran Helicopter Engines.


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