"Ebace 2023". Air Corporate orders 43 Airbus helicopters
40 single engine aircraft and three ACH-160s
The Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate has placed a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus on the concluding day of "EBACE 2023" (May 23-25 in Geneva).
The aircraft include 40 single-engine helicopters (H-125/H-130) plus three ACH-160s from Airbus Corporate Helicopters in Line configuration with the Lounge package to add to two ACH-160s already on order.
The contract is the largest commercial helicopter order booked by Airbus in Italy and will see the aircraft delivered over the coming years for a range of private and business passenger services as well as utility operations.
The latest announcement expands on 28 additional orders from Verona-based Air Corporate in recent years as part of an ongoing fleet expansion. In the past two years alone, Air Corporate has taken delivery of 17 Airbus helicopters, including the first of two twin-engine H-135s.
Airbus helicopters have been flying in Italy for 50 years and the company is a key player in the Italian helicopter market with 90 customers and a fleet of more than 240 units in service.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency