Rotortrade establishes headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, for expanded operations

Published On: March 1, 2024

Wilmington, Delaware, 29th February 2024 – Rotortrade, a global leader in the pre-owned helicopter and support industry, is proud to announce the establishment of its new North American headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Rotortrade’s expansion efforts, positioning the company for accelerated growth and enhanced service delivery across the region.

Rotortrade North America will serve as the cornerstone of the company’s operations in the region, acting as the central hub for its business activities and serving as the launching pad for further expansion initiatives. With its prime location in Wilmington, Delaware, the new headquarters will provide a strong foundation for Rotortrade to strengthen its presence and better serve its valued clients throughout North America.

The initial team at Rotortrade North America will consist of seasoned industry professionals, including Bob Brant, VP Head of Region for North America. Bob brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of the North American market, making him an invaluable asset to Rotortrade’s leadership team. Joining Bob Brant will be sales support and administrative staff.  The team will spearhead Rotortrade’s operation in North America, leveraging their expertise to drive success and exceed customer expectations.  The team will also support a growing network of Rotortrade sales personnel located throughout the US and Canada to provide more effective and efficient service.

CEO Quote:

“As we embark on this exciting journey of growth and expansion, Rotortrade remains committed to delivering excellence in all aspects of our business,” said Philippe Lubrano, CEO of Rotortrade. “The establishment of our North American headquarters underscores our dedication to serving our clients with unparalleled quality and service, and we are confident that under Bob’s leadership, Rotortrade North America will thrive and contribute significantly to our global success.”

Joining the Rotortrade team in 2021, Bob Brant brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as Vice President and Head of Region for North America. A distinguished graduate of the US Naval Academy, Bob embarked on his aviation journey as a helicopter pilot in the US Marine Corps. Over the course of his career spanning more than three decades, Bob has established himself as a seasoned professional in aviation sales, representing leading OEMs in both the fixed-wing and rotary-wing industries. His extensive background and industry insights position him as a welcome addition to the Rotortrade leadership team, poised to drive success and innovation in North America.

About Rotortrade:

Established in 2012 by industry expert Philippe Lubrano, Rotortrade has swiftly emerged as a global leader in the pre-owned helicopter industry, dedicated to delivering exceptional services worldwide. With 11 strategically positioned dealerships across the globe, our team of seasoned professionals provides tailored end-to-end solutions and unparalleled service, catering to the unique needs of local markets. As the sole distributor of Leonardo Helicopters, an approved reseller of Airbus Helicopters, and boasting a close partnership with Bell Helicopters, Rotortrade offers unrivaled access to top-tier helicopter brands. Our extensive inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Helicopters undergoes meticulous inspections, ensuring the utmost standards of safety and performance. Leveraging our expertise in streamlining transactions and providing bespoke solutions tailored to local markets, Rotortrade occupies a distinctive position in the helicopter transactions landscape, offering a seamless experience for discerning customers in search of quality-assured aircraft and unparalleled service. Rotortrade stands as the epitome of “Helicopters You Can Trust”. In October 2021, The Helicopter Company, under the Public Investment Fund, acquired a 51% stake in Rotortrade, culminating in a full acquisition in June 2023, further solidifying our commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry.

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