Leonardo’s success in the U.K. and Ireland helicopter markets is growing as regional distributor Sloane Helicopters announced new contracts at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2017, recently held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Sloane ordered an AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin helicopter, which will be delivered in 2018. Another VIP-configured GrandNew will be delivered by the distributor to a private customer next year.
Sloane will also hand over an AW169 light intermediate helicopter to a private operator later this year. This will be the fifth VIP configured AW169 helicopter in the U.K. and Ireland markets, further consolidating its market leadership due to its best in class characteristics.