MSH confirms deal with Tronrud Engineering AS
Marenco Swisshelicopter (MSH) has announced the official signature of a launch customer contract with Norway's Tronrud Engineering AS. The Swiss made single-turbine SH09 helicopter will be based in the Eggemoen Aviation and Technology Park, 60 kilometres northwest of Oslo.
Tronrud Engineering AS will operate the SH09 as its corporate helicopter and as a utility and logistics vehicle that will support the development of the industrial park.
The multi-faceted Eggemoen Aviation & Technology Park is the only one of its kind in the country, offering opportunities for industrial development. Spread over a total area of 230 hectares, the industrial park employs more than 300 employees, with high technical competences both at national and international levels.
Eggemoen is home to a diverse and innovative business community ranging from small to large-scale establishments in advanced and sensitive high technology. The park operates with its own airport and benefits from a direct access by road and by train.
The MSH team is excited that the SH09 helicopter has been selected as an important part of the park’s – and airport's – networking tools. The aircraft will certainly help improve connectivity in the region.
Tronrud Engineering AS has since the 1970s been a helicopter pioneer and operator. Its initial interest was materialized at Heli-Expo in 2014, when it signed a Letter of Intent.
Olav Tronrud, CEO notes: "The progress achieved in the past years with the engineering and assembling of two flying prototypes, with a third prototype due in summer 2017, and with the overall maturing of MSH as a company were the factors that led to the decision of entering into a firm agreement."
MSH is increasing the number of SH09 operators in Europe. The company is also working closely on program development, and the phase-in of the helicopter into everyday operations.
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