Esperia Aviation Services Signs Contract For Four AgustaWestland Helicopters

Esperia Aviation Services Signs Contract For Four AgustaWestland Helicopters

22-Feb-2010 Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Esperia Aviation Services S.p.A. of Italy has signed a contract for four helicopters including two AW119Ke single engines, one Grand light twin and one AW139 medium twin. These aircraft will be used for passenger transport purposes in the country operating from its headquarters based at Rome’s Urbe Airport and Milan Linate Airport and, periodically, in Sardinia (Costa Smeralda) and North Eastern Italy (Cortina) or other captive touristic areas in Italy. This contract further strengthens the leading role played by AgustaWestland in the Italian commercial helicopter market and reinforces the relationship with the customer who already operates four Grands.
As the best helicopter models in their respective classes in terms of technology, performance, cabin space and comfort as well as safety, the addition of one more Grand and the inclusion of the AW119Ke and AW139 types into its fleet will allow Esperia to even further enhance its operational capabilities and meet its growth plans as a company capable to offer outstanding and diversified services on the helicopter transport market.
The partnership between AgustaWestland and Esperia, launched in April 2008, was aimed at establishing the first helicopter hub in Italy at Rome’s Urbe Airport This collaboration has already seen Esperia committed to building new hangars, hospitality and office areas to offer passenger hospitality services, passenger transport provision and corporate helicopter management services while AgustaWestland is establishing a helicopter maintenance centre for its helicopters. Esperia’s involvement in the development of innovative aeronautical infrastructures and services in Italy perfectly matches AgustaWestland’s efforts aimed at promoting an ever increasing expansion of rotorcraft operations within a modern transportation scenario by maximizing the exploitation of rotorcraft distinguished features in terms of flexibility and safety.
Esperia Aviation Services is a leading operator in the Business Aviation segment offering executive transport and a variety of aviation services. Esperia is also involved in the development of aeronautical infrastructure to guarantee adequate solutions to meet territorial requirements. Esperia’s fleet currently consists of four AgustaWestland Grand helicopters and the company features approximately 1000 square metres areas including hangars and offices. Esperia boasts highly skilled personnel and a constantly improving fleet in order to ensure the highest standards in terms of safety, far exceeding regulations requirements, and quality for a unique transport experience.

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