AgustaWestland and Italy’s Alitalica signed a collaboration agreement to establish the first helicopter hub in Italy at Rome’s Urbe Airport. Through this agreement AgustaWestland will set up a helicopter maintenance center for its helicopters while Alitalica will offer passenger hospitality services, passenger transport provision and corporate helicopter management services. The helicopter hub is expected to achieve operational readiness in 2009.
The companies will build new hangars, hospitality and office areas. Alitalica will provide AgustaWestland with facilities to carry out commercial helicopter maintenance activities. The collaboration will support the marketing of AgustaWestland helicopters as well as the growth of the VIP/corporate helicopter market in Rome and southern Italy. For related news