Test Proving Helicopters and Pre-Purchase Inspections
One aspect of our helicopter management service took us to Milan in February to perform a pre-purchase inspection and test proving flight for this lovely Airbus AS355NP (above)
This is a valuable service for prospective purchasers whom seek expert advice from operators such as ourselves to ensure what they are purchasing is good value, in good condition, flies well and all the equipment works as it should.
On this occasion, the checks were performed at Milano Bresso airfield, near Milan due to the helicopter being based in Verona and was flown in specially by the owner’s pilot.
First impressions were very positive, this is a great aircraft to fly. The NP came out in 2007, and is fitted with two Turbomeca Arrius 1A1 engines and with its improved gearbox has a maximum take-off weight up to 2,800 kg.
Before we recommend any purchase the aircraft will require a thorough pre-purchase survey. Assuming all is well, monies will be exchanged and ownership will be transferred. It would be envisaged to then bring the airframe up to the standards of equipment fit required by the new owner and ensure the helicopter is fit for its intended use.
A used helicopter is a viable alternative to a new purchase and with Atlas Helicopters’ project management, it is a straightforward process to import, refit and re-register a helicopter like this particular Twin-Squirrel.
Helicopter Management and Buying Service
Buying the correct used helicopter at the right time and right price can also lead to high-end gains and if you are interested we’d be delighted to talk you through the process of purchasing, owning, operating, lease back and management options.