9-Jun-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
Italian premium brand Luxottica will soon take delivery of an AgustaWestland AW139, recently seen test flying from the factory in Italy. With net sales exceeding €7.3 billion in 2013, over 73,000 employees and a strong global presence, Luxottica is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and sales of premium, luxury and sports eyewear.
The company bought a Sikorsky S76B I-LXCA in 1993, and then a Dauphin I-LUXA in 2002. The AW139 – serial 31549 – has been seen flying with test registration I-EASH, but also new registration I-LUXT covered over with a thin sticker.
Luxottica is best known for its premium eyewear brands, including Oakley, Persol and Ray-Ban, while others include Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette while its license brands include Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Starck Eyes, Stella McCartney, Tiffany, Tory Burch and Versace.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com