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LCI transforms AW139 for EMS operations

23rd October 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lease Corporation International (LCI) has completed the transition of a Leonardo AW139 helicopter for Elitaliana in Italy, the company announced on 17 October.

The helicopter has been converted from its previous oil and gas fitout and has been equipped for emergency medical services (EMS) operations. The aircraft is the second of its type to be operated by Elitaliana. It will operate from Elitaliana’s EMS bases in Rome and the Lazio region alongside three AW169 helicopters.

Manfredo de Windisch Graetz of Elitaliana, sais: 'As Elitaliana’s EMS operations in Italy continue to expand, we are delighted to welcome our second AW139 helicopter to the fleet, utilising the skills of our long term partner LCI to seamlessly grow our operations.'

The AW139 was transported to Italy from Malaysia following a long-term lease from LCI to Weststar Aviation Services.

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