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Marenco Swisshelicopter adds 13 additional LOI

March 19, 2015  By Marenco Swisshelicopter

img_8253March 19, 2015, Zurich, Sui. - Marenco Swisshelicopter participated in its fifth Heli-Expo trade show in early March in Orlando, Fla., and announced 13 additional letters of intent (LOI) for the SKYe SH09 helicopter. That pushes the order book to 72 units with deliveries beginning in 2016.

Part of these orders are from commercial operators in the Americas in various verticals ranging from Heli-Taxi in South America to charter and sightseeing in the U.S. The remaining orders are spread throughout the world and include the announced first sale to a professional charter and training operator in South Africa.

During Heli-Expo, the team of Marenco Swisshelicopter reported the results and accomplishments that were performed in 2014 and which led to the first flight and the start of the intensive flight test campaign that is now being actively pursued.

With the presentation of a modified full carbon 1:1 mock-up of the SKYe SH09, the Marenco Swisshelicopter booth was a point of attraction at  the show. The aircraft embodied the latest modifications with the High visibility cockpit and new floor windows as well as the instrument panel that was developed and installed on the flying prototype.

The aircraft was displayed in bright and dynamic colours and generated positive response with confirmed interest from operators and helicopter users around the globe


Bruno Gubser, Marenco Swisshelicopter Chief Operating Officer also reported having reached milestone discussions and agreements with the advance selection of Honeywell, Sagem  and Tencate  as key suppliers in preparation of the serial production of the SKYe SH09 helicopter, the HTS900-2 turbine, the ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite and the TC250 epoxy resin system.


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