Canadian Tremblay receives North America’s first ACH130 Aston Martin Edition
By Helicopters Staff
Canadian entrepreneur Charles Tremblay becomes the first customer in North America to take delivery of an ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter.
A licensed fixed-wing and helicopter pilot, Tremblay owns a construction company in Gatineau, Quebec, and will personally fly the helicopter for both personal and business use.
“The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is a truly beautiful helicopter which is ideally suited to the needs of owner pilots,” said Tremblay. “I’m very much looking forward to taking it flying.”
The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is the product of a collaboration between the aeronautical designers at Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) and the automotive designers at Aston Martin. Airbus explains this unique collaboration brings a new level of aesthetics and rigorous attention to detail to the single-engine helicopter market.
The Aston Martin Edition helicopter was completed at Airbus’ facility in Oxford, UK, which manages this special configuration. Additional mission and avionics equipment were installed at Airbus Helicopters Canada in Fort Erie, Ontario, prior to customer acceptance.
“It’s a pleasure to receive this vote of confidence from Mr. Tremblay with the order of this helicopter, which brought together Airbus teams from around the world,” said Dwayne Charette, President of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is both luxurious and extremely practical, particularly with the addition of the Canadian manufactured cargo pods outfitted on Mr. Tremblay’s helicopter.”
Airbus has been a member of Canada’s aerospace community since 1984 and the company notes Airbus Helicopters Canada holds a market share of more than 60 per cent, with a customer base of more than 220 flying some 760 helicopters. Airbus currently employs close to 4,000 people in Canada supporting aerospace throughout the country.