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Rotortrade paves way for value in pre-owned helicopters
Rotortrade has delivered the first nose-to-tail certified pre-owned helicopter to a European private operator thanks to its partnership and collaboration with both Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney Canada.

Singapore-headquartered Rotortrade has delivered a pre-owned AW109SP for private use in Europe. The helicopter featured warranty from Leonardo on the airframe and was the first pre-owned helicopter to also have engines covered by PWC warranty, providing peace of mind and total commitment from the manufacturers to the end user.

Rotortrade is a fully independent helicopter dealer and also the sole distributor of Leonardo Helicopter pre-owned helicopters. Through the partnership with Leonardo it is able to offer pre-owned helicopters with the full backing of the OEM. Rotortrade also launched with Pratt & Whitney Canada a new CPO (certified pre-owned) service to its customers for all pre-owned PWC 206, 207 and PT6 engines.

Rotortrade president Philipe Lubrano says: “Each party worked hard over several months to deliver this pre-owned helicopter in pristine condition and with maximum benefit to the end client. We are very grateful to Leonardo and PWC and other top tier companies involved for their unwavering commitment and efforts to bring quality products to market and create higher value on the mature yet inefficient pre-owned helicopter market. We will continue to work with OEMs to extend similar CPO products on other makes and models.”

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