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EBACE 2023: Leonardo back to the exhibition with its Agusta brand

EBACE 2023: Leonardo back to the exhibition with its Agusta brand

Europe’s major executive air transport exhibition EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) is back this year in Geneva, Switzerland on 23-25 May, enabling Leonardo to join the business aviation community to explore the future of the industry. Leonardo will present the latest of its Agusta brand range of dedicated services and will exhibit an AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter in VIP configuration.

With a global fleet of more than 900 helicopters, carrying out a range of passenger missions, including private and corporate transport, charter, scheduled services and VIP/government transport, Leonardo is the global leader in this sector.

The success of Leonardo’s offer to the VIP/corporate transport market continues to grow across geographies. Europe is the largest market for the commercial multi-engine VIP/Corporate helicopters and Leonardo is the leader with 44% of the fleet. Over the last three years, Leonardo’s helicopters deliveries have accelerated moving back to pre-pandemic levels and contributing to the company’s leading position of 55% share of the Europe’s multi-engine VIP/Corporate helicopters market over the last decade.

At EBACE Leonardo will present an exclusive update of on the Agusta brand exclusives initiatives, with a particular focus on the AGUSTA FOR YOU service and maintenance package dedicated to private operators.

The AGUSTA FOR YOU service and maintenance package for private operators is conceived as integral part of the Leonardo VIP offer and it has been already selected by several customers around the world providing turnkey solution in terms of a complete coverage. Developed specifically to meet the needs of corporate rotorcraft operators, it is intended to increase aircraft availability and reduce inventory costs, while optimizing expenses by covering both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of airframe, avionics components and other items.

The AGUSTA FOR YOU plan is available to all the Leonardo helicopters, and it offers on demand possibilities of annual interiors refurbishment, coverage of entertainment system (parts and troubleshooting), coverage of engines in the case of unscheduled events (with performance guaranteed) and engine loan service.

For those customers who decide to maintain their helicopter at Leonardo facilities, the AGUSTA FOR YOU service plan also provides premium services such as: facilitation in the rental of a replacement” helicopter, in case of helicopter on maintenance; fuel arrangements; cabin cleaning service; direct ramp access, when hangars are in a commercial airfield.

Over the next two years, with the aim of extending the possibility to access the AGUSTA FOR YOU services through the entire Leonardo global service network, selected Leonardo helicopters Part145 maintenance centres will be renewed with Agusta-branded areas, bringing premium services closer to VIP clients in the main geographical areas such as Europe, the Americas, South Africa, and Australia.

Leonardo VIP helicopters feature the best Italian craftsmanship, advanced technologies, tailor-made design, cutting-edge solutions and the highest possible levels of comfort.

Leonardo this year is exhibiting on static display a VIP-configured AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter. The AW109 GrandNew features a streamlined, stylish shape and unrivalled elegance in its interior finishes, in addition to advanced avionics. The cabin can be arranged in a variety of configurations, ranging from a luxurious four-seat to a comfortable six-seat design. Wide sliding doors on both sides and electrically retractable steps ensure easy access for all passengers, while the extended baggage compartment provides ample room for luggage. It is the iconic VIP helicopter, for leisure and to enjoy life.