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Savback Helicopters, the growing helicopter sales and marketing company, and Dufour Aerospace, an innovative Swiss eVTOL company, have announced the appointment of Savback as distributor of Dufour’s innovative eVTOL aircraft. Sweden-based Savback Helicopters will exclusively represent Dufour Aerospace’s 8-seater Aero3 tilt-wing aircraft in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
“We are convinced that the 8-seater Aero3 from Dufour Aerospace offers options for both the current helicopter market, as well as new use cases that its cutting-edge technology opens up for us,” said Reja Savbäck, CEO by Savback Helicopters.
“We are proud of this partnership, because it shows that Dufour Aerospace has confidence in both our vast experience and our network in the aeronautics industry,” she added. Savback identified the development of new markets across the Scandinavian countries as the key to success.
The agreement with Dufour Aerospace demonstrates the confidence that Savback Helicopters has in the future of eVTOL, and the benefits to be derived from being a pioneer in the urban air mobility sector, worth an estimated 1.5 trillion dollars. dollars by 2040 according to Morgan Stanley. Savback Helicopters has built an enviable reputation with over 30 years of helicopter sales experience and provides in-depth knowledge of user cases and market perspectives entering the vertical lifting market.
The tilt-wing design of Dufour Aéronautique’s family of aircraft combines the ability to take off and land vertically like a helicopter with the efficiency and speed of a conventional aircraft. The Aero3 has a maximum takeoff weight of 2,800 kg (6,173 lbs), a usable weight of 750 kg (1,653 lbs), a top speed of 350 km / h (189 knots) and a range of 1,020 km (551 nm) . The aircraft is designed to meet EASA SC-VTOL (Special Condition for VTOL) standards, using a hybrid electric propulsion system to meet the requirements of operators on multiple platforms.
Thomas Pfammatter, CEO and co-founder of Dufour Aerospace, added: “Savback Helicopters is a reliable and experienced partner, well placed to promote our Aero3 aircraft in Scandinavia. It makes us proud that such an experienced company, strongly anchored in the helicopter market, believes in the real potential of our vision, our designs and our team. “
While the manned Aero3 is perfectly suited to meet the needs of advanced air mobility, Dufour Aerospace initially focuses on applications that do not require additional new infrastructure, such as air ambulance and search and rescue.
This press release was prepared and distributed by Savback Helicopters.