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.
After more than 36 years of continous operationg in Italy, this Aerospatiale AS355F1 Ecureuil 2 ( c/n 5180 ), originally registered I-VRVR, is now starting a new life in New Zealand with Airlift Ltd as ZK-ICK. The picture was taken at Ardmore Airfield during September 2018.
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.
Thanks to Stefano MILANOLO for these new images of the AgustaWestland AW139 EI-GOU operated by Weststar Aviation Services [wearing the original Air Born Indonesia color scheme] … overnight in Torino, on the way to Equatorial Guinea for off-shore operations in Africa. Torino Caselle, 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”.
Thanks to Vanny MERLINI for the new images of the Robinson R44 Clipper II I-HUMA operated on behalf of Fly Venice … resting at Venezia Lido Airport, July 2019.
Thanks to my son Vittorio for this image of the Aerospatiale AS350B2 Ecureuil I-ALWE operated by Ely-Fly … while taking off from Eurotech facility for some maintenance activity. Caiolo (SO), July 2019.
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.
Thanks to Gianluca MASTRASCUSA for this image of the factory new Airbus Helicopters H125 registered in June as I-MIAT … operated by E+S Air Srl, the helicopter was pictured while resting at Aviosuperficie Sibary Fly, Cassano Ionio (CS), last July 2019.
Thanks to Davide SUBRERO for these unique images of the factory new Airbus Helicopters H125 [AS350B3e] temporarily registered F-WTAS [and soon becoming I-NICC] … as soon as landed at Star Work Sky homebase in Strevi (AL), inbound from Marignane, July 2019.