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Leonardo appoints Universal Vulkaan Aviation

February 28, 2024

Leonardo appoints Universal Vulkaan Aviation Pte. Limited as its distributor for the Indian Civilian Helicopter Market

National, February 28 2024: Leonardo, a global leading manufacturer of rotary-wing aircraft, has appointed Universal Vulkaan Aviation Pte. Limited as its distributor for the Indian civil helicopter market. This partnership marks an important milestone for both companies, heralding a new era of aviation excellence in India.

The helicopter models available through this partnership in India will include AW109, AW139, AW169 which are renowned for their reliability, safety, performance and state-of-the-art technology. 

The announcement, made at the HAI Heli-Expo in California, underscores Leonardo’s commitment to providing cutting-edge aviation solutions tailored to the Indian market’s evolving needs. As part of the partnership, Universal Vulkaan Aviation Pte. Limited will serve as the distributor of Leonardo Helicopters in India, to deliver unparalleled support and service to customers nationwide.

Stefano Villanti, SVP Sales and Marketing at Leonardo Helicopters said, “We are delighted to be entering this partnership with Universal Vulkaan Aviation Pte. Limited. With India’s booming civil aviation market and the increasing demand for reliable transportation solutions, we believe that our state-of-the-art helicopters are uniquely suited to meet this demand. Our partnership with Universal Vulkaan Aviation Pte. Limited will enable us to deliver innovative solutions that address the unique needs of the Indian market and provide customers with unparalleled service and support.”

“Helicopters have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation for business travel and tourism, including religious tourism, offering unparalleled convenience and flexibility. As part of our partnership with Leonardo, we are excited to bring their exceptional products to the Indian market. As a leading provider of aviation solutions in India, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions with the highest safety standards that meet the unique needs of our customers. We believe that the combination of Leonardo’s cutting-edge technology and our expertise in the Indian aviation industry will create new opportunities for growth and innovation. We look forward delivering world-class solutions to our customers,” said Harinder “Billa” Commar of Universal Vulkaan Aviation Pte. Limited.

The helicopters available through this partnership in India are equipped with advanced technology, superior performance, and safety features. They offer spacious cabins, exceptional range capabilities, and cutting-edge avionics systems, making them ideal for a wide range of applications including corporate travel, tourism, and emergency medical services.

The partnership between Leonardo and Universal Vulkaan Aviation Pte. Limited is expected to create new opportunities for growth and innovation in the Indian aviation sector. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction and service excellence, both companies are poised to make a significant impact in the Indian market.

About Universal VulKaan

Universal Vulkaan Aviation Pte. Limited, a strategic joint venture established to redefine the customer experience in the sales and marketing of Leonardo helicopters in India across all sectors of the civilian commercial market of VIP, Corporate, EMS and tourism. UVA brings together a unique collection of individuals with many years of aviation sales experience from India, Europe and the USA.  Our consortium includes Indian entrepreneur Mr. Harinder ‘Billa’ Commar, owner of Continuum Aviation, a distinguished Indian Conglomerate with 10+ years of Aviation Operations in India, Vulkaan Helicopters, UK-based company with its international leadership and exclusive distributorships with OEMS adding a global perspective to our offerings, and Mr. Greg Evans, Chairman of Universal Weather and Aviation.  The consortium with its decades of experience in aviation and partnerships allows us to offer best in market delivery timelines for new and preowned machines

About Leonardo

Leonardo is a leading global Aerospace, Defence and Security (AD&S) company. With 51,000 employees worldwide, it operates in the fields of Helicopters, Electronics, Aircraft, Cyber & Security and Space, and is a key partner in major international programmes including Eurofighter, NH-90, FREMM, GCAP and Eurodrone. Leonardo has significant industrial capabilities in Italy, the UK, Poland, and the US and also operates through subsidiaries, joint ventures and stakes, including Leonardo DRS (72.3%), MBDA (25%), ATR (50%), Hensoldt (22.8%), Telespazio (67%), Thales Alenia Space (33%) and Avio (29.6%). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), Leonardo reported new orders of €17.3 billion in 2022, with an order backlog of €37.5 billion and consolidated revenues of €14.7 billion. The company is included in the MIB ESG index and has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) since 2010.