Airbus Helicopters H145. Photo courtesy of Airbus
Airbus Helicopters has acquired longtime Italian partner Aersud Elicotteri, strengthening its presence in Italy with a dedicated customer service center.
Airbus credits Aersud, headquartered in northern Italy near the city of Verona, with helping the major increase in its Italian market share, particularly in aerial work, business aviation and emergency medical services using the single-engine H125 and twin-engine H145.
With this acquisition, Aersud will now fully integrate Airbus Helicopters’ global network of customer centers, according to Airbus.
“With over 250 helicopters in service and more than 90 operators in the country, Italy is an important market for Airbus Helicopters, and we are here to stay," said Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even. “I would like to thank Aersud Elicotteri, which has played a key role in increasing the fleet of Airbus helicopters in Italy over the last 50 years. We are fully committed to providing our local customers with the best-in-class service and support they expect, and to do so while building on the very successful relationship that Aersud Elicotteri has developed with them over the years.”
“Aersud Elicotteri has been an extraordinary adventure on a personal and professional level for two generations of my family and I am very proud of our contribution to the Italian aerospace industry,” said company President Riccardo Aichner. “Throughout the years, the people at Aersud Elicotteri have been led by their passion for aviation, putting their expertise and dedication at the service of our customers. I am sure that these same principles will guide the new period we are now starting, under the name of Airbus.”