FREE SUBSCRIPTION Includes: The Advisor Daily eBlast + Exclusive Content + Professional Network Membership: JOIN NOW LOGIN
Skip Navigation LinksHome / News / Read News


LCI Delivers 3rd New EMS Helicopter to Elitaliana

July 09, 2018, 07:05 AM

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has delivered a third new Leonardo AW169 helicopter to Elitaliana S.r.l. in Italy, fully equipped for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations.

The helicopter enters service with Elitaliana on a long-term operating lease from LCI, and joins two other AW169s delivered by LCI in 2016 and 2017, operating from Elitaliana’s EMS bases in Rome and the Lazio region.

“Elitaliana is a proven leader in helicopter operations in Italy, and we are delighted to be supporting their continued growth with the delivery of a third AW169 for their EMS fleet,” said Crispin Maunder, Executive Chairman of LCI. “This delivery to Elitaliana expands LCI’s presence in the Italian EMS market and reinforces our long-held strategy of developing a balanced and diverse portfolio, with the majority of our lease portfolio being concentrated on time critical markets.”

Elitaliana is Italy’s oldest helicopter company, having been founded in 1964, and has developed extensive operational experience in a wide range of areas including EMS, offshore helicopter transport, environmental monitoring, forest fire fighting, and search and rescue.

“We have enjoyed a close collaboration with LCI Helicopters over the past years as Elitaliana continues to refresh our EMS operations,” said Manfred de Windisch Graetz, of Elitaliana. “LCI’s detailed product knowledge and customer attention has been of considerable benefit to us, and we look forward to further cooperation in the years to come.”

Comments From Our Members

You must be an Equipment Finance Advisor member to post comments. Login or Join Now.