Executive Helishares takes delivery of an AW109 at Heli Expo

AgustaWestland announced the handover of an AW109 Power to Executive HeliShares, a Briles Wing & Helicopter Company, located in Van Nuys, California.

Executive HeliShares has selected the AW109 Power and GrandNew helicopters as VIP aircraft of for their fractional ownership program on the West Coast of the United States and currently operates two AW109 Powers and one Grand in Southern California with an additional Grand “Network Helicopter” located in the Bay Area. This latest delivery increases their fleet to five AgustaWestland helicopters, one of the largest corporate VIP fleets in the United States.

Lance Strumpf of Briles’ Executive Helishares said at the handover ceremony “We are pleased to be part of the AgustaWestland family, with their superior products and excellent customer support we are able to offer our VIP clients a level of service and safety that leads the industry.”Strumpf added “We selected the AW109 Power and Grand for their sleek design, speed and comfort, all weather capability and mission reliability. Feedback from our clients reflects the fact that the AW109 design and ultra smooth ride make it the preferred aircraft for our discerning customers. We plan on staying with AgustaWestland for many years and offering their exciting new products to our loyal clients.”

Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s VP Sales & Marketing, added “It gives us great pleasure to hand over another AW109 Power to Briles’ Executive Helishares.  The unrivalled levels of performance, comfort, safety and low operating costs provided by the AW109 Power make it the ideal helicopter for Executive HeliShares’s customers.” 

Briles’ Executive Helishares fractional program offers 1/3 ownership shares with professional management, with guaranteed availability through its fleet interchange agreements. Now it is possible to own a VIP AgustaWestland for less than the price of a new single with comparable operating costs and all the financial benefits of full ownership. The Helishares program features reasonable monthly management fees, generous yearly flight time allocations, and scheduling flexibility taking advantage of the existing fleet and company infrastructure.

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Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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