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The international pre-owned helicopter dealer Rotortrade delivered 25 helicopters in more than 18 countries during 2018 – matching its total number of sales for 2017, but with more light and medium twin-engine aircraft than the previous year.
Rotortrade also secured exclusive mandates or took positions on more than 30 helicopters during the same period, developed a certified pre-owned program with Pratt & Whitney Canada and opened offices in Melbourne to cover the Oceania market.
“Our policy, unlike most (dealers), is to offer helicopters we have agreements for. The pre-owned market suffers from a lack of professionalism and we try to do our part to bring more confidence to both buyers and sellers,” said Aurelien Blanc, Rotortrade managing partner.
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“Our strategy to provide high standards and assurance to our customers both on the buy and sell sides have translated in an inventory turn of below 12 months rolling average which we are very happy with especially in today’s buyer’s market,” added senior partner and president Philippe Lubrano. “We will reinvest our profits to continue our aggressive growth strategy and to continue to work for the benefit of operators worldwide.”
Rotortrade is considering expansion to South America, China and Africa as well as additional regional offices in the United States within the next few years, with management focusing its decisions on “identifying the right people at the right time to lead these new ventures,” according to the company.
“We aim to be well represented globally to be close to operators while remaining a small agile company,” Rotortrade stated.