HeliFlite Featured in the Latest Edition of CJIQ

March 18, 2024

VIP helicopter services are spotlighted in the latest edition of Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly (CJIQ), with a special focus on HeliFlite, the operator of the largest selection of twin-engine, dual-piloted helicopters on the East Coast. As road traffic becomes increasingly congested, the appeal of VIP helicopter transport is growing stronger, and HeliFlite is at the forefront of this evolution.

Francesco Lazzarini, the Chief Operating Officer of HeliFlite, speaks about the undeniable allure of these services, likening the experience of a helicopter ride to that of a “magic carpet.” According to Frank, once you’ve tried it, the experience becomes addictive. HeliFlite’s fleet boasts impressive aircraft such as the Sikorsky S-76, Leonardo AW139, and Bell 429, making it a top choice for those seeking VIP transport.

Continue reading below to learn about the industry’s growth potential, the hurdles it faces, and how companies like HeliFlite are not only navigating these challenges but leading the charge.

Originally published by Helicopter Investor

VIP helicopter services feature in the latest edition of our sister title Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly (CJIQ). We talk to operators on both sides of the Atlantic to understand why helicopter transfers are not proving as popular as they could be with VIP travelers.

Some reluctance to use rotary services is acknowledged by Francesco Lazzarini, chief operating officer HeliFlite. But as road traffic becomes ever more congested, the argument for VIP helicopter transport becomes ever more compelling, he told us. “The helicopter is a magic carpet – once you try it, it becomes very addictive,” said Lazzarini. The North American operator flies a fleet of Sikorsky S-76, Leonardo AW139 and Bell 429 aircraft.

About HeliFlite

HeliFlite operates within a 250-mile radius of their bases in South Florida and New York, providing direct access to Miami Beach, Downtown, Teterboro, and a number of regional cities and areas like the Hamptons or Hudson Valley. With the addition of these new helicopters, HeliFlite continues to provide top-tier private helicopter chartering services to its clientele.

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