Sloane Helicopters orders four AgustaWestland aircraft

                        AgustaWestland and Sloane Helicopters
Sloane Helicopters of the United Kingdom have ordered two GrandNew and two AW169 helicopters. The contract was signed at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas.

Sloane Helicopters has been supporting AgustaWestland’s UK and Ireland sales since 1996. The distribution agreement with Sloane is benefitting its customers by dramatically reducing delivery times which also helps AgustaWestland to maintain its position as market leader in the VIP and corporate transport market in the UK and Ireland.

Emilio Dalmasso, AgustaWestland’s senior vice president Commercial Business, said “This latest contract with Sloane Helicopters confirms the continuing success of the GrandNew in the UK market and the very positive response by customers to the all new AW169, the only new helicopter in its class in over 30 years.”

Jeremy Awenat, managing director of Sloane Helicopters, said: “This commitment underlines our confidence in the AgustaWestland product range and in particular the significant impact that we know the AW169 will have on all sectors of the UK and Ireland market. VIP GrandNews are already successfully operating within the UK and the first EMS GrandNew will be operational in the UK in the summer. “

Photograph: (left to right) Andrea Mirteto, head of Region UK and Ireland, AgustaWestland; Geoff Hoon, MD International Business AgustaWestland; Jeremy Awenat, managing director, Sloane Helicopters and Stephen Mitchell, director of sales, Slaone Helicopters

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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