Canadian entrepreneur and private pilot Ashlynne Dale has signed an order to purchase an Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH125.
Dale, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Norwood Sawmills, a globally recognized outdoor equipment and lifestyle brand and a global leader in portable sawmilling technology with 75+ registered patents to its credit, will fly the aircraft for personal use. The helicopter will be based in Ontario.
A longtime aviation enthusiast and pilot, Dale said: “Flying is one of my great passions, and it was clear to me from the beginning that Airbus teams clearly share this same passion for aviation, which is evidenced in the helicopters they build and the support they provide. I did a lot of research when I decided to purchase my own private helicopter, and I was impressed by the welcome I received from Airbus when I first approached them at this very trade show a few years ago. They answered all of my questions, gave me all the time and information I needed, and I’m extremely proud today to officially become a member of the Airbus family.”
A member of the H125 family, the ACH125 combines performance with the highest levels of comfort and elegance. It boasts a sleek design, advanced safety features and a versatile cabin that can be easily reconfigured based on the number of passengers. Delivery of the helicopter with its ACH Line interior is scheduled for later this year.
“The finishes of the ACH Line interior offer the handcrafted, personalized touch that Ms. Dale is looking for and I’m confident that the aircraft will suit her needs and more” said Dwayne Charette, President of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “Prior to final acceptance, the aircraft will be customized at our facility in Fort Erie, Ontario with Ms. Dale’s paint scheme as well as several Airbus Helicopters Canada designed and manufactured options including the cable cutter and floor window. We look forward to delivering Ms. Dale’s new aircraft and wish her a very warm welcome to the Airbus family.”