Milestone leases two AW169s to Alidaunia for HEMS
Milestone Aviation Group has entered into an agreement to lease two AW169 helicopters to Alidaunia of Italy, to support its emergency medical services (HEMS) in Italy.
Alidaunia has provided HEMS services in Italy for more than 20 years. One of the helicopters provided by Milestone is an extension of a current operating lease, and the second AW169 will be delivered from Milestone’s order book with Leonardo Helicopters in 2018.
“Milestone is very proud to continue our strong partnership with Alidaunia, a long established and respected helicopter operator and service provider, and the launch customer for our AW169 order book.”
Sebastien Moulin, commercial vice president at Milestone, said: “Milestone is very proud to continue our strong partnership with Alidaunia, a long established and respected helicopter operator and service provider, and the launch customer for our AW169 order book.
“We are very pleased to bring new technology aircraft to Alidaunia’s longstanding HEMS contract in Italy. We look forward to continuing to work with Alidaunia as they serve this essential function for the Italian people for years to come.”
Robert Pucillo, Alidaunia CEO, added: “Alidaunia has built a strong track record in serving several Italian regions and their HEMS needs. Our lease partnership with Milestone continues to be a pillar for our company and our mission. Milestone understands our business as an operator and service provider. Their flexible financial solution and considerable expertise in delivering new aircraft allowed us to pursue the introduction of a new type into our fleet while minimising our financial and operational risk.”