HeliFlite Acquires First AW139 Destined for Part 135 VIP Service on Eastern Seaboard.
MAY 3rd, 2017 – HELI-EXPO, DALLAS, TX – HeliFlite™ today announced the continued expansion of its fleet with the addition of its 13th twin engine/dual piloted helicopter, an AgustaWestland AW139. The aircraft will be finished with a luxury executive cabin, providing ample room for as many as nine VIP passengers.
The aircraft will operate from the firm’s home base at Newark Liberty Airport where it will be made available to the public for charter flights as well as providing service to the company’s growing list of Corporate and VIP contract clients.
Kurt Carlson, CEO of Heliflite noted, “This is a very exciting addition to our fleet because we have seen a growing interest in the AW139 among our client base, and this will be the only VIP configured AW139 available for Part 135 VIP operations on the eastern seaboard, and perhaps anywhere in the United States.”
The purchase is the second aircraft acquired in the last 12 months for the 19-year-old company which also has operations in Chicago and West Palm Beach, Florida.
The HeliFlite combined charter and fractional ownership fleet also includes four Bell 430s, six Sikorsky S-76s, EC155 and a Bell 429, all executive cabin class helicopters. The company exclusively operates twin-engine, dual piloted aircraft that accommodate 6-9 passengers. All aircraft are equipped with state of the art avionics, which according to Francesco Lazzarini, HeliFlite’s Chief Operating Officer, is “a direct reflection of our Safety First culture and our commitment to accurate and safe navigation in any weather.”
This has been recognized in the company maintaining the prestigious ARGUS Platinum rating. It is also endorsed by Wyvern, which recommends the company as a preferred operator.
About HeliFlite: Founded in 1998, HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator offering on- demand charter, a 25-hour HeliCard™, fractional ownership and aircraft management services. HeliFlite operations are headquartered at Newark International Airport (KEWR). The company operates within a 250-mile radius of New York City, throughout the Midwest from its base in Chicago and all of Florida, employing pilots with over 5,000 hours of flight experience on average, and some of the most highly qualified maintenance technicians in the industry. As a result of its professional and customized service, HeliFlite is the preferred operator for Fortune 500 companies, aviation professionals, and affluent travelers for both business and personal use.
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