AgustaWestland and Shanghai Zenisun signs distributorship agreement

                            AgustaWestland and Shanghai Zenisun
AgustaWestland has announced that it has signed an agreement with Shanghai Zenisun Investment Group of China which is expected to lead to the appointment of Shanghai Zenisun as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China.

The agreement includes a commitment for 15 helicopters, five AW139s, five AW 169s and five AW189s.

Shanghai Zenisun Investment Group is a large conglomerate corporation which focuses on real estate and general aviation. The Chinese company specialises in helicopter sales and operations since 2006.

The company has been in this sector through three of its subsidiaries (Shanghai Kingwing General Aviation Co. Ltd, Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment Co. Ltd, and Shanghai Zenisun General Aviation Airport Development Co. Ltd) for the last seven years, providing a one-stop service for helicopter purchase, import, operation, management, support & training as well as airport construction.

Emilio Dalmasso, senior Vice president Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are delighted to have Shanghai Zenisun, a major operator in the important Chinese market, as our partner. This agreement marks the entry of the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters into the Chinese civil helicopter market continuing the success of this new approach to fleet management.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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