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LCI and Sumitomo firm order 14 Airbus helicopters

photo_camera Joint venture has bought helicopters for 20 years

Airbus Helicopters, alongside aviation company LCI, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have announced an order for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters.

This order from LCI and SMFL’s joint venture leasing operation, SMFL LCI Helicopters (SMFLH), consists of 14 firm orders plus 7 options. It is made up of a mix of light twin H145, medium twin H160 and super medium H175 helicopters.

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The new helicopters will be delivered through to 2028 and will be aimed at a variety of operating segments such as emergency medical services, search and rescue, and offshore energy, including wind.

Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, says: “This order for up to 21 latest generation helicopters reflects our combined determination to deliver solutions for operators and end users in a lasting, efficient and pragmatic way.”

LCI and SMFL’s combined fleet currently includes over 40 Airbus helicopters and are deployed by 12 operators in over 10 countries across the globe on a range of missions.


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