Helicopters AW169 enters Swiss VIP Transport Market with the first order
- Leonardo Helicopters
Swiss VIP Transport Operator Mountain Flyers has ordered an AW169 helicopter for Helitaxi services.
Mountain Flyers of Switzerland will use the aircraft from Bern Airport. A purchase deal was signed during an official ceremony held at the 18th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition EBACE in Geneva (Switzerland).
The purchase marks the entry of the new generation AW169 helicopter into the Swiss VIP market. To date, there are 20 Leonardo VIP helicopters in the country. The order underlines Mountain Flyer´s ambitions to grow in the Swiss VIP market.
Christoph Graf, Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Flyers, said “We’re thrilled to introduce the most modern helicopter in its category into service to deliver an unprecedented flight experience to our customer base. The AW169 is the perfect fit into our service quality strategy and fully meets the most demanding expectations in terms of navigation, comfort and safety for the task.”
Leonardo´s AW169 is specially-configured and can accommodate 7 passengers in a VIP transport layout. Mountain Flyers will use the aircraft for Helitaxi from Bern Airport. The operator will be able to serve several domestic routes in Switzerland and Europe, using the aircraft´s longer range and greater capacity.
Its customers will benefit from the aircraft´s good comfort, performance and technology. The light intermediate twin engine helicopter features state-of-the-art safety features.
Overall, Leonardo said, that it has sold more than 180 AW169´s to 70 customers in 30 nations worldwide.
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