Era Group Inc., as one of the leading global helicopter operators, is announcing its partnership with Leonardo Helicopters to showcase the AW189. The announcement came as they revealed the AW189 helicopters will be on display at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo, which is the world’s largest trade show. Era was the initial customer for the AW189 helicopter in December of 2015.
“Era is proud to have one of our AW189s on display as part of Leonardo’s presence at this year’s Heli-Expo,”
said Chris Bradshaw, President and Chief Executive Officer of Era.
“The AW189 has been an outstanding addition to our diverse and technologically advanced fleet. Its versatility and reliability enhance our ability to provide competitive options for cost-efficient, long-range offshore helicopter transport. In addition, as a full-service operating lessor, Era stands ready to provide operational and technical support to assist other helicopter operators in the launch of their own AW189 operations.”
These aircrafts specialize in long-range missions, and their new design helps to aid in that. The company is excited to show the aircraft’s spacious cabin and cockpit design, which incorporates the latest in advanced situational awareness technologies to reduce crew workload, and improve the safety and effectiveness of all missions. The aircraft comes ready with the industry leading 50 minute “dry-run” option on the main gearbox. It exceeds all certification standards as well as offered reliability and safety that is unparalleled in any other aircraft.
Daniele Romiti, who is the Managing Director of Leonardo Helicopters added,
“We’re pleased to have Era as a long-time partner and launch customer for the AW189 in the Americas, and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their operational growth.”
He also referred to the fact that the collaboration allows them to additionally show the extent to which the aircraft can adapt to a wide variety of specific mission types.
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