Despite taking a major hit last month, AgustaWestland today announced the sale of a further VIP-transport configured AW169 light intermediate helicopter to Australia.
Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland, said, “This latest sale testifies how popular the all new AW169 has become among VIP customers in Australia and elsewhere in the world. We are proud to support this customer’s VIP transport needs with a product which represents a significant advance compared to anything available today in its weight category”.
The programme development is on schedule with all four prototypes now in flight and civil certification to be obtained in 2014, according to an official statement.
A versatile, new generation twin engine light intermediate category helicopter, the AW169 has been designed in response to the growing market demand for an aircraft that delivers high performance, meets all the latest safety standards and has multi-role capabilities. The 4.5 tonne AW169 incorporates several new technology features to provide the highest levels of safety and operational benefits for its customers.
New generation technologies are incorporated in the rotor system, engines, avionics, transmission and electric power generation and distribution systems. The AW169 is set to be the most advanced and cost effective helicopter in its class for EMS, SAR, law enforcement, corporate and offshore transport missions.
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