Air Greenland partners with Rotortrade to purchase 2xEC225 helicopters for SAR operations
Air Greenland is proud to announce it has taken delivery from Rotortrade of one EC225 fully configured for Search and Rescue missions, with another one to be delivered by June 2020. Rotortrade managed the return to service and customization work to deliver a turn-key solution with a full nose to tail program by the hour coverage.
Air Greenland, on behalf of the Danish State, runs the civilian Search and Rescue helicopter emergency response in Greenland and has decided to enhance its capabilities by purchasing these very recent and low time state of the art helicopters.
These two Super Puma helicopters will enable Air Greenland to be very well positioned to win the bidding of Greenland’s Search and Rescue contract renewal this summer.
Air Greenland works in cooperation with the Arctic Command, the local Police and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center to rescue people in distress from ships and water. They also carry out transfers and medical evacuations for the Greenlandic Department of Health.
Rotortrade Senior Partner, Raymond Lubrano said “We are proud to support a local operator that really has at heart his mission of saving lives and invests smartly to provide the best possible service in even the most extreme conditions “.
Rotortrade is playing a crucial role in the 225 pre-owned market resurrection, clearly leading the way in remarketing but also managing and repurposing the 225 Super Puma platform worldwide.
Air Greenland’s Technical Director, Jørn Rasmussen commented: “The Super Puma remains unbeatable in terms of performances and capabilities. We are fully confident on the type and are fully satisfied with the way Rotortrade has managed the entire project”.
About Air Greenland
Greenland’s national airline Grønlandsfly was founded in 1960. The company changed its name to Air Greenland in 2002 and has undergone rapid development during the last 50 years: From seaplanes to jet planes; and from helicopter services to scheduled services with fixed-wing aircraft. Then, as now, Air Greenland operates in Arctic airspace, which presents a unique range of challenges.
Founded in 2012 in Singapore, Rotortrade is an independent helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters. Its extensive network throughout the spectrum of the industry enables it to carry a broad fleet of aircraft from all major manufacturers. The company’s comprehensive range of end-to-end services includes pre- purchase inspections & evaluations, maintenance & retrofit management and OEM Certified Pre-Owned warranty on selected airframes and engines. Led and privately owned by several industry veterans Rotortrade currently has offices in Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Marseilles, Montreal, Paris, Singapore and Melbourne as well as partnerships with regional market leaders around the world.
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