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Savback Helicopters debuts at AERO Friedrichshafen

Konner Helicopters' K1-S19. Sweden is the latest regulator to award certification in the ultra-light helicopter category

Savback Helicopters, the independent helicopter and fixed-wing sales specialist, is making its debut at the 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s leading general aviation show (April 17 to 20). Hall/Stand No A7-203.

The Sweden-based brokerage is also taking the opportunity to court customer interest for a brand-new Airbus Helicopters’ H160 medium utility helicopter and a light utility H125, both in its inventory.

Savback’s participation at the Show coincides with Sweden’s Civil Aviation Authority awarding certification for Konner’s K1-S19 turbine helicopter – in the ultra-light regulations category (under 600kg MTOW).

Significantly, the helicopter’s 250 shp turbine engine is complemented by a 100 shp electric motor.

Sweden joins Finland, Germany and the OEM’s home country of Italy, in approving operations in this helicopter class.

Accreditation work is now advancing for Norway and Denmark and Savback is confident of achieving this in the next few months.

Konner Helicopters, returning to the Show (Hall/Stand No B5-301) has evolved the design of its ultra-light rotor wing aircraft with the introduction of its cutting edge ‘HAS’ Hybrid Assistance System, which engages an additional electric engine in the event of rotor speed loss, ensuring continued operation at 100% power.

The design eliminates the risk associated with the traditional ‘Dead Man’s Curve’ for the pilot – delivering an unrivalled safety feature.

Michael Savbäck, Savback CEO and founder said: “We are delighted with how country certification is progressing for these remarkable helicopters. This internationally revered Show is the ideal showcase as we step up our marketing efforts.”

Michael heads a team of four participating in Friedrichshafen, alongside Tomasz Kępczyński, Contract and Compliance Director; Axel Mård, Sales & Marketing Coordinator and Kseniia Tsymbalii, Sales and Marketing Assistant.

Savback took delivery of a K1-S19 at the end of March, which it is using as a sales demonstrator. It has also recruited three licensed pilots in Sweden and Norway and identified flying schools in both Sweden and Norway.

Additionally, Savback has employed three skilled and experienced instructors and is educating technicians in every country.