LCI the aircraft leasing subsidiary of the Libra Group together with Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company (SMFL) have delivered two new Leonardo AW169s to Italian Helicopter operator Alidaunia on long term operating leases.
The aircraft which are in “state of the art” HEMS configuration will be based in Naples and Salerno where they will provide HEMS cover for the Campania region. Commenting on the delivery Crispin Maunder, Executive Chairman of LCI, says: “Alidaunia is a highly experienced provider of helicopter services, and LCI is proud to be supporting their growing emergency medical services operation. With over half of our fleet deployed on mission critical operations, we have the technical and operational experience to help them deliver this vital service for the people of Campania.” Meanwhile, CEO of Alidaunia, Roberto Pucillo said“LCI’s experience in providing aircraft and support for emergency medical services operations makes them a natural partner for Alidaunia. We look forward to a long and productive partnership between our two companies.”
The delivery brings LCI and SMFL’s joint venture portfolio to 38 units valued at over US$420 million, a doubling in size in less than two years from when the JV was launched in September 2020 with 19 aircraft.