Inside look at $20,000,000 Airbus helicopter with super advanced cockpit

  • The Airbus ACH175 is one of the most expensive helicopters
  • It can cost more than $20 million, depending on how it is outfitted
  • The helicopter was jointly developed by Airbus Helicopters and Chinese AVIC

Published on Jun 25, 2024 at 11:59 AM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on Jun 26, 2024 at 3:51 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The ACH175 is a multi-million dollar top-of-the-line Airbus helicopter that goes for more than $20 million on the market.

It is one of the largest corporate helicopters ever made and can even hold 12 passengers.

Depending on how it gets outfitted, it can also be one of the most expensive helicopters in the world.

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Airbus corporate helicopter — ACH175

The ACH175 was jointly developed by Airbus Helicopters and Chinese AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation).

Designed to support the oil and gas industry, it can accommodate up to 18 passengers.

However, a corporate layout configuration features 6 to 12 VIP seats within the large cabin.

In terms of size, it is still far from the world’s largest helicopter, but it still stands in the new ‘super medium’ 7 metric tonnes class.

Recently, Airbus has also been developing a half-helicopter, half-airplane hybrid aircraft called Racer.

One of the best business helicopters

The ACH175 is also one of the most luxurious, spacious, and exclusive helicopters in the world.

It’s like having your own personal private jet with comfortable VIP seats.

It also features several noise and vibration-damping technologies even at high cruise speeds, for a smooth flight experience.

Although we have seen many crazy helicopter designs, this one stands out from the rest as a business helicopter.

Unfortunately, it can’t refuel midair like some other military helicopters, it does have a range of 613 nautical miles.

The futuristic cockpit features the Helionix avionics suite with highly customized avionics that largely benefit from Airbus Helicopters’ in-house avionics expertise.

Steve Varsano, founder of The Jet Business, posted a video showcasing the luxurious cabin and the futuristic cockpit of the Airbus ACH175 helicopter.

According to him, the helicopter has a max speed of about 150 knots and can fly for more than four hours.


Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.