Rotortrade Unveils State-of-the-Art European Maintenance Center in Tallard, France

Published On: March 1, 2024

Tallard, 29.02.2024 — Rotortrade, a global leader in the pre-owned helicopter industry, proudly announces the opening of its European Maintenance Center in Tallard, France. This groundbreaking facility is set to redefine helicopter maintenance services, providing comprehensive support to owners and operators, including CAMO and PART145 services.

Full-Service Capabilities for All Major OEMs:

The Rotortrade European Maintenance Center is equipped to service helicopters from all major OEMs, offering a one-stop solution for maintenance needs. The center’s services extend beyond routine maintenance, with a cutting-edge paint shop capable of accommodating any type of helicopter and state-of-the-art retrofit capabilities, enabling it to undertake mission-specific modifications, meeting the diverse requirements of our clients.

Industrial Backbone for Helicopter Maintenance Services:

With a mission to serve as the industrial backbone for helicopter maintenance services, the Rotortrade European Maintenance Center aims to set new standards in the industry. The facility, spanning 1200m2, is capable of hosting up to 8 helicopters simultaneously, providing unmatched service efficiency.

CEO Quote:

Rotortrade CEO, Philippe Lubrano, expressed his enthusiasm for this milestone, saying, “The opening of our European Maintenance Center in Tallard marks a significant step in our global dealership strategy. This state-of-the-art facility is not just a maintenance center; it’s a testament to our commitment to delivering top-notch services to helicopter owners and operators worldwide. We envision it as a hub of excellence in the industry.”

Strategic Growth and Employment Objective:

The European Maintenance Center will initially operate with a dedicated team of 8 skilled professionals, with plans to expand to 15 employees by 2025. This growth aligns with Rotortrade’s commitment to providing unparalleled service and support to its expanding customer base. Rotortrade invites industry professionals, partners, and enthusiasts to explore the new European Maintenance Center and witness firsthand its commitment to excellence in helicopter maintenance.

Key Features:

• CAMO and PART145 services

• Full-service capabilities for all major OEMs

• State-of-the-art paint shop for all helicopter types

• Capacity to host up to 8 helicopters

• Managed by industry expert, Mr. Eros Sullini

From Gerard Pau, Rotortrade VP Head of Region, Europe:

“I am thrilled to witness Rotortrade’s continued expansion with the establishment of the European Maintenance Center in Tallard. This cutting-edge facility not only underscores our commitment to excellence but also positions Rotortrade as a pivotal player in advancing helicopter maintenance standards across the European region.”

From Eros Sullini, Managing Director of the Rotortrade European Service Center:

“I am honored to be part of this exciting venture. Our goal is to elevate the industry benchmarks by offering a comprehensive range of services, from CAMO and PART145 to bespoke mission-specific modifications. The state-of-the-art facility in Tallard reflects our dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction.”

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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