Dufour Aerospace announced today that Savback Helicopters will promote and distribute Dufour’s innovative tilt-wing aircraft – Aero2 and Aero3 – in Scandinavia. Dufour expressed confidence that Savback “will bring significant knowledge of use-cases and market prospects, especially in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.”
Savback Helicopter’s tagline is “a breath of fresh air” and Dufour Aerospace “couldn’t agree more”. The Swedish helicopter sales and marketing company, Savback, has over 30 years of experience selling more than 900 helicopters in 75 different countries. They’re known to use their influence to advise clients on the environmental performance of different models of helicopters to enable more environmentally-friendly processes and practices – leading Dufour to partner.
“We strongly believe that Dufour Aerospace’s 8-seater Aero3 provides options for both today’s helicopter market, as well as new use cases which its cutting-edge technology opens up for us,” said Reja Savbäck, CEO of Savback Helicopters. Thomas Pfammatter, CEO and Co-Founder of Dufour Aerospace, added: “Savback Helicopters is a reliable, experienced partner, well-positioned 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, designs and team.”
Dufour shared that while the manned Aero3 is eminently suitable for addressing the needs of Advanced Air Mobility, the company is initially focused on applications that do not require additional new infrastructure, such as Air Ambulance and Search and Rescue.
Why it’s important: This distribution partnership will allow Dufour to be afforded of the increased network of Savback’s clients, and position Dufour as a leading eVTOL company for distribution in Scandanavian countries that Savback has ample experience with. Additionally, this partnership underscores throughput of helicopter to eVTOL aircraft experiences for both customers and operators, and would create a common thread, and natural progression, for helicopter operators to then step forward into the aerial mobility space.
Read the full release on Dufour’s website here.