AW189 fleet passes 10,000 flight hour landmark

Finmeccanica has this week announced that the fleet of 26 AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters has exceeded 10,000 flight hours.

This milestone has been achieved less than two years after the first aircraft delivery, and the model is in service with customers in UK, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and the US.

The manufacturer also reported that it has sold over 150 units of the AW189, including firm orders, options and framework contracts, to over 20 customers in 14 countries. Countries that have ordered the AgustaWestland AW189 include Russia, China and Brazil.

Jeremy Parkin

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