LABACE 2022 marks the first regional exhibition introducing the new Agusta VIP brand. Leonardo announced orders for three helicopters including two AW169s and one AW109 Trekker for two different private operators, with deliveries in 2023.
This will be the fifth AW109SP Series SaxonAir has managed and its second aircraft as an owner. SaxonAir has also extended its third-party maintenance agreement with Sloane Helicopters, which has actively supported Leonardo in sales and maintenance since 1995, to support the type once delivered.
In 2021, Volare acquired six Leonardo AW109E 7-seat helicopters from Babcock International. They have since been retrofitted with luxury interiors – involving interior, paint and avionics upgrades. These luxury machines are now available for charter from Volare, or offered for resale.