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Founded in 2012 in Singapore, Rotortrade Services is a leading international helicopter distributor and exclusive global distributor of Leonardo pre-owned helicopters. The company’s comprehensive range of services includes pre-sales; purchase inspection and evaluation, maintenance and retrofit management and post-delivery; personnel detachment and selected warranty on airframes and engines. Managed by seasoned executives, Chairman Philippe Lubrano, Senior Partner Raymond Lubrano, Managing Partner Aurélien Blanc and CFO & Partner Franck Bouillon, Rotortrade Services has offices in Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, Paris and Singapore as well as affiliations with exclusive network partners around the world.



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HAI Heli-Expo 2020 Roundup

February 21, 2020

It is always exciting to see so many people who love helicopters as much as we do! This year HAI Heli Expo was held in Anaheim, California. Thousands of exhibitors and attendees travelled from all around the world for the three-day frenzy.

While big announcements were scarce, there were a few major headlines this year and most importantly further product improvements and a multitude of new or upgraded products and services.

The show was marred by the sad accident that took place just a few days before the event some miles away. This was another reminder that safety is never to be taken for granted. It highlights the enduring struggle to reach a balance between maximum regulatory safety and ‘real world’ pragmatism.

One thing for sure, the show remains a unique opportunity to hear all kinds of voices throughout the industry and from around the world, feeling the pulse of the market beating strong despite enduring headwinds.

Perhaps the biggest headline was Leonardo buying over Kopter  which in one swoop will put Leonardo on the map to compete in the single turbine segment. Very strong in the medium twin segment, this purchase will be a big test for the organization both promising and challenging. Now the second largest helicopter manufacturer, this purchase will bring Leonardo head on with Airbus Helicopter holding on tight to its more than 50% overall market share.

Airbus Helicopters announced performance enhancements on both their H125 and H135 product lines giving their highly successful types one more boost. Direct Maintenance and Operational Costs will have to be monitored but those operators requiring the additional payload or mission capability will surely be happy. Airbus says it is close to achieving H160 certification which will see the latest type come to market in a difficult environment. While it is targeted at the AW139 market, the home military market will surely give the program the early support it requires.

Sikorsky announced incremental upgrades to the S92 to try to remain relevant in the difficult heavy offshore segment while Bell has stopped providing certification dates for the 525 but stays focused on bringing up the type for offshore starting in Norway. At the same time Bell Flight focuses on the long game and Urban Mobility.
In parallel, consolidation between the predominantly offshore but fast diversifying big market players continues with Bristow and Era coming together.

Offshore reduced growth, overcapacity, consolidation and new types coming to market promises a good show and plenty of healthy competition in the medium and super medium segments. Hopefully the operator will come out winner yet lower production numbers for any helicopter type is usually not a winning formula for anyone notably when it comes to customer support and direct maintenance costs.

Safran HE celebrated a record number of new product certifications and perhaps their biggest win, the launch of the AW189K with Gulf Helicopters.

Pratt & Whitney Canada, the only manufacturer to maintain top spot year after year in customer support surveys is adding capability with a new engine overhaul facility in Brazil where the world’s third-largest P&WC fleet is located.

New helicopter types and product enhancements are clear performance, safety and technological accelerators but  not always synonym with good customer support and reduced life cycle costs despite promises. Hearing from operators around the world, helicopters remain overly expensive to operate and maintain. Helicopter manufacturers have enormous power over the market  but their growth needs to be better aligned with what operators really need.

Case in point are the medium to very large HEMS operators in North America and Europe operating more and more homogenous fleet with very clear requirements: lower maintenance and operating costs, higher reliability (MTBUR and MTUF) and spares availability (new and repair parts).

Closer to home, Rotortrade was happy to announce the latest H225 sale to Air Greenland and associated return to service through HeliOne. Leonardo acknowledged Rotortrade for the  70 helicopters sold in the past seven years of successful partnership.

As we see the pre-owned market more and more dominant but also extremely atomized and muddled, we were proud to announce 2019 RT results of 30 helicopter bookings or almost double the number of transactions representing 150 tons of helicopters across missions, range and countries.

After a successful and busy HAI event, Rotortrade sales and marketing team spent 2 days sharing insights gained during the event from around the world and across cultures, translating those into actions to keep improving pre-owned helicopter purchases and divestments.

HAI Heli Expo was a great way to start the year and we look forward to seeing you again at the following events:

•    Helicopter Investor London, 25-25 February (London, UK)
•    AeroExpo Mexico, 3-5 March (Toluca, Mexico)
•    Safety Seminar Amigos de la Aviacion, 18-20 March (Merida, Mexico)
•    FIDAE, 31 March- 5 April (Santiago, Chile)
•    HeliRussia, 21-23 May (Moscow, Russia)
•    EBACE, 26-28 May (Geneva, Switzerland)
•    Aero Expo UK, 11-12 Jun (Marlow, UK)
•    Rotortech Australia, 15-18 Jun (Brisbane, Australia)

And of course, see you next year at HAI 2021 in New Orleans!

Please contact us for more information or to set up a meeting with our team at [email protected]

Leonardo celebrates partnerships and outstanding achievements at Heli-Expo

February 7, 2020

Anaheim, 28th January 2020
As reported by Leonardo:

Leonardo is celebrating at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2020 the longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements of some of its official distributors who have contributed to the growing success and presence of its helicopters worldwide. Among them, Rotortrade has supported the growth of several models in key regions in recent years.

Rotortrade is a leading helicopter distributor and has been the sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters since 2014. The collaboration has led to a total of nearly 70 sales all over the world.

About Leonardo

Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries such as Leonardo DRS (defence electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space).

Leonardo designs and produces an extensive range of advanced helicopters covering all the main categories, from the 1.8 tonne single- engine to the 16 tonne three-engine. Most
of their products are designed for dual-use and ensure a wide range of missions with outstanding performance and safety. Leonardo manages the entire helicopter development and production cycle, including avionics and weapon systems integration.

About Rotortrade

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.

Rotortrade leads the way in managing, re-purposing and re-marketing the Super Puma H225 around the world

February 7, 2020

Poland, 28th January 2020
As reported by Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will perform two Return-to-Service programs for two H225s for Rotortrade, a leading international helicopter distributor. The work will take place at Heli-One Rzeszow, Poland.

Rotortrade had lead the way in managing, re-purposing and re-marketing the 11-ton Heavy Helicopter Super Puma H225 around the world. Heli-One has completed many Return-to-Service programs for operators, working with aircraft management companies and operators to meet operational requirements.

“Heli-One has a proven maintenance history with H225s with a global team of professionals that care about the quality and safety of their work. Rotortrade is a dynamic company dedicated to the full satisfaction of rightfully demanding clients and we have been happy to see Heli-One management shares our values and commitment,” said Raymond Lubrano, Partner at Rotortrade.

“The Heli-One Poland team is excited to perform these two Return-to-Service projects for leading helicopter sales company Rotortrade. These aircraft will perform critical missions in a dynamic environment, and we look forward to offering our full support to any maintenance or modification requirements they may have in the future,” said Christian Drouin, Vice-President Heli-One.

Heli-One has decades of experience supporting the family of Super Puma aircraft including the civilian and military variants of the AS332 (L/L1/L2), H225, and H215. Between the global Heli-One facilities, the company offers complete MRO services including engine and dynamic component overhaul. The two design teams have developed hundreds of major, minor, and repair solutions for the Super Puma including a vast array of cabin and equipment reconfiguration options.

About Heli-One

Heli-One is based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Richmond, Canada; Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One is a leading independent MRO and hold certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers, including Airbus, Sikorsky, Leonardo, Bell, Safran Helicopter Engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and General Electric.
Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd.

About Rotortrade

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 in all categories and mission profiles. 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 industry veterans, Rotortrade has offices in Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Marseilles, Mexico City, Montreal, Paris, Singapore and Melbourne as well as partnerships with regional market leaders around the world.


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