Dublin-based UAV Leasing has signed a general representation agreement with MD Helicopters that will allow it to sell and lease that company’s new aircraft. UAV Leasing said it plans to develop an air taxi service using the MD530F turbine light single helicopter, as well as to offer these helicopters to law enforcement customers in concert with UAV Leasing’s long-endurance, unmanned CS23 platform for border patrol or maritime surveillance as part of a turn-key solution to government customers.
The MD530F was particularly suitable for short-haul air taxi service because of its “competitiveness in terms of maintenance and operating costs," UAV Leasing said. The agreement includes Ethiopia, France, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, India, South Africa, Sweden, and Switzerland. UAV Leasing said the addition of helicopters allows it to “tailor modern and effective hybrid airborne solutions and to become a one-stop shop for governmental agencies requiring extremely long monitoring missions as well as rapid deployment platforms.”
UAV Leasing was founded in 2019 by aviation entrepreneur Charles Hergott. The company currently provides consulting services for the implementation of medium and high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned platforms for border patrol organizations.