AgustaWestland announces order for VIP AW169
AgustaWestland announced the sale of a further VIP-transport configured AW169 light intermediate helicopter in Australia.
The contract was signed with an undisclosed customer during the opening day at the Avalon Airshow on February 26th.
Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “This latest achievement testifies once more how popular the all new AW169 has become among VIP customers in Australia. We are proud to provide our contribution to the future success of this latest leading customer supporting his VIP transport needs with a product which represents a significant step forward compared to anything today offered to the market in its category in terms of performance, flight and mission technology, comfort and cabin space, safety standard and ease of maintenance/reduced operating costs”.
A total of over 70 AW169s have already been sold to more than 30 customers in over 10 countries to perform a range of roles. The programme development is on schedule with all four prototypes now in flight and certification is expected in 2014.