Italian Helicopter NEWS

Latest NEWS from the Italian helicopter world

During these days a new helicopter entered into Italfly active fleet … the new Guimbal Cabrì G2, registered I-CABB, will work together with the other three Robinson R22s and two Robinson R44s out of Trento Mattarello’s Italfly mainbase in order to offer the better training opportunities for all the students.

Thanks to Oscar BERNARDI for these first images of the latest delivered Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia‘s Leonardo AW139 I-RJAH … “Horus 3” operating on behalf of AREU 118 Regione Lombardia – Como. Villa Guardia (CO), August 2019.

Back in the Italian Register after a few years, this Agusta A109AII is now registered I-MMLL and operated by Eurotech Srl. This helicopter was previously flying as I-SEIA, from 1987 till 2012, when she was cancelled towards Spain as EC-LQG, and later to Malta as 9H-GFF.

Leonardo Helicopters AW169 ( c/n 69093 ) I-WNDA
Leonardo Helicopters AW169 ( c/n 69098 ) I-WNDB

Thanks to Luigi PISANO and Massimo ANDREINA for these unique images of the two Leonardo Helicopters AW169 ( c/n 69093 ) I-WNDA and ( c/n 69098 ) I-WNDB operated by Weststar NDD Srl … during their delivery flight via Milan Malpensa, August 2019.

Thanks to BABYLO for these images of the new Airbus Helicopters H125 ( c/n 8716 ) … Another great paintjob completed at BABYLO facility in Caiolo Airfield (SO), July 2019.

Agusta-Bell AB47G2A1 ( c/n 1621 ) > CG47G2A1 ( c/n 001 ) I-PNIK

Thanks to Francesco COLASANTO for this action image of the unique CG47G2A1 ( c/n 001 ) registered I-PNIK [ former Agusta-Bell AB47G2A1 ( c/n 1621 ) ] … performing maintenance flight for main rotor balancing & traking at Caiolo (SO), July 2019.

Milan, 12 July 2019 – Acquisition of Aersud Elicotteri, longtime distributor of Airbus Helicopters in Italy, will help strengthen the company’s local footprint.

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri.

Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role in the development of the country’s helicopter market. It has successfully increased Airbus Helicopters’ market share in Italy, particularly in mission segments such as aerial work, business aviation and emergency medical services, thanks to the Airbus single-engine H125 and twin-engine H145 helicopters that are particularly suited to the country’s mountainous conditions.

The company will now fully integrate Airbus Helicopters’ global network of customer centers.

“With over 250 helicopters in service and more than 90 operators in the country, Italy is an important market for Airbus Helicopters, and we are here to stay” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “I would like to thank Aersud Elicotteri which has played a key role in increasing the fleet of Airbus helicopters in Italy over the last 50 years. We are fully committed to providing our local customers with the best-in-class service and support they expect, and to do so while building on the very successful relationship that Aersud Elicotteri has developed with them over the years. I would also like to warmly welcome all of our new colleagues to the Airbus team”.

“Aersud Elicotteri has been an extraordinary adventure on a personal and professional level for two generations of my family and I am very proud of our contribution to the Italian aerospace industry”, said Riccardo Aichner, President of Aersud Elicotteri. “Throughout the years, the people at Aersud Elicotteri have been led by their passion for aviation, putting their expertise and dedication at the service of our customers. I am sure that these same principles will guide the new period we are now starting, under the name of Airbus”.

Airbus Helicopters H125 [AS350B3e] ( c/n 8661 ) I-LGLG

Thanks to Sabry and Nicole WEISS for these fantastic images of the factory new Airbus Helicopters H125 I-LGLG … pacefully resting at Agritur Weiss in Tamion, Vigo di Fassa (TN), July 2019.