First North American corporate GrandNew makes Heli-Expo debut

                           AgustaWestland GrandNew
AgustaWestland has announced that the first GrandNew to be delivered to a Canadian customer and the first corporate configured GrandNew to be delivered in North America is making its debut at Heli-Expo 2013.

Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s VP of sales and marketing, said: “We are delighted to see the GrandNew make its debut in Canada as it marks an important first for the type in North America, a market where we see strong prospects for the GrandNew in the corporate and EMS markets. We are also delighted that corporate customers are selecting the GrandNew to meet their transportation requirements recognising its unmatched performance and advanced avionics systems that deliver improved safety and mission capability.”

The GrandNew can carry up to six passengers and has orders for almost 320 helicopters have been placed by nearly 200 customers in almost 40 countries worldwide.

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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