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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”.

Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil ( c/n 3680 ) I-DARJ

Thanks to Egidio FERRIGHI for this new image of the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil I-DARJ now operated by Elitellina (still wearing the original Elimed color scheme) … on duty on behalf of AIB Regione Sardegna from Pula (CA) helipad, June 2019.

Eurocopter AS355NP Ecureuil 2 ( c/n 5749 ) M-REEM

Thanks to Gianfilippo COLASANTO for this image of the Eurocopter AS355NP Ecureuil 2 M-REEM [ex I-ERPI] now registered to Kingdom 5-KR-267 Ltd, Cayman Islands, pictured at Caiolo (SO), May 2019.

Eurocopter AS355NP Ecureuil 2 ( c/n 5749 ) I-ERPI
Eurocopter AS355NP Ecureuil 2 ( c/n 5749 ) I-ERPI

After almost 12 years the Eurocopter AS355NP Ecureuil 2 ( c/n 5749 ) I-ERPI was cancelled from the Italian Register and exported towards the Isle of Man as M-REEM in May 2019.

Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil ( c/n 4244 ) I-AMVT
Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil ( c/n 4244 ) I-AMVT

Thanks to Riccardo ZANOLI, Oreste REDA and Airstar Elicotteri for these new images of the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil I-AMVT … during heliski activity in Aosta Valley, March 2019.