Helicopters Airbus Helicopters opens new customer centre in Italy

Airbus Helicopters has published, that it has opened a dedicated customer centre in Italy.

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The company acquired distributor partner Aersud Elicotteri. With this latest move, Airbus Helicopters has furthermore underlined its ambitions to grow its presence in the country. Aersud has been an Airbus partner for over 50 years.

Aersud played a key role in the development of the country´s helicopter market and is headquartered in the Northern part of the country, near the city of Verona. Airbus now has increased its footprint in Italy and has grown its market share.

With the single-engine H125 and the twin-engine H145, Airbus Helicopters was already able to celebrate success in the Italian market. Operators in the country use the aircraft for aerial work, business aviation and emergency medical services.

Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO said: “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 [...] 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”.

Riccardo Aichner, President of Aersud Elicotteri added: “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 [...] 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”.

To harmonize operations, Aersud will now begin to integrate Airbus Helicopter´s global network of customer centres.

Source © airbus.com

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