This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News
Business Air News
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Why visit ACE ’24?

Related background information from the Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Leonardo appoints Helitech for Asian Kopter distribution
Both parties will greatly benefit from this partnership. The Helitech Asia team with its extensive aeronautical experience in the region is Leonardo's ideal partner to sell the state of the art AW09 with its impressive cabin.
Acquired three years ago by Leonardo, Kopter's AW09 complements Leonardo's product range in the long light single segment.

On the occasion of Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2023 in Malaysia, Leonardo has appointed Helitech Asia as the distributor for its latest generation single-turbine helicopter, the Kopter AW09, in southeast Asia.

At Heli-Expo 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia this March Leonardo had announced preliminary sales contracts for over 50 AW09s with various customers, and these included 10 units and 10 options for Helitech Asia. The southeast Asian company will distribute the AW09 in the markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam, where customers have expressed a strong interest in acquiring the new helicopter.

Both parties will greatly benefit from this partnership. The Helitech Asia team with its extensive aeronautical experience in the region is Leonardo's ideal partner to sell the state of the art AW09, whose outstanding cabin gives the aircraft an unequalled mission capability and versatility, allowing it to perform various missions, ranging from passenger transport, utility, EMS or law enforcement.

Acquired three years ago by Leonardo, Kopter's AW09 complements Leonardo's product range in the long light single segment, introducing an all-new design aircraft to sustain a long-term competitive positioning in this weight category.

Other News
 
AMS AW139s will support radiological security across the US
July 19, 2024
Equipped with specialised radiation detection systems, two AW139 arrivals are a key way the NNSA will perform radiological and nuclear detection activities at large-scale special events.
Aero Facility revealed as AW09 distributor
July 1, 2024
Aero Facility signed preliminary sales contracts for six units in March 2023, and this latest move will extend Leonardo’s distributorship strategy to Japan to address all commercial application requirements in the country.
PHI MRO Services receives Leonardo service centre recognition
June 17, 2024
Leonardo customers will benefit from the advanced service capabilities and technical expertise provided by PHI, ensuring their fleets remain mission-ready and operationally efficient.