and confirms supply-chain milestone with the selection of key partners for the serial production of the SH09 helicopter
After a fifth participation at the Heli-Expo in the United States, Marenco Swisshelicopter is pleased to announce the signature of 13x additional letters of intent for the SH09 helicopter, reaching a total of 72x units in the order-book, with deliveries ranging from 2016 and onwards.
Part of these orders are destined to commercial operators on the American markets for operations ranging from Heli-Taxi in South America to charter and sightseeing in the USA. 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 the Heli-Expo in Orlando, the team of Marenco Swisshelicopter reported the result of the teamwork and accomplishments that were performed in 2014 and which lead to the achievement of the first flight as well as 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 SH09, the Marenco Swisshelicopter booth was a point of attraction on 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.
The Marenco Swisshelicopter Chief Operating Officer also reports 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 SH09 helicopter and for respectively the helicopter HTS 900-2 turbine, the ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite and the TC250 epoxy resin system.