Geotech Aviation has ordered an AW119Ke helicopter

AW119KeAgustaWestland has announced that Geotech Aviation has signed for one AW119Ke helicopter with options for four additional aircraft. The helicopter will be used for airborne geophysical surveys serving the mining, oil & gas and environmental industries. The AW119Ke will be based in Sudbury, Ontario. Built in Philadelphia, the first aircraft will be delivered in June 2011.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Geotech Aviation Ltd. to provide an AW119Ke as the newest addition to their operations. Geotech’s airborne geophysical survey equipment leads that market in both sophistication and efficiency, and the AW119Ke was the only aircraft that would allow Geotech to fully exploit their cutting edge technology to its competitive limit. This sale is significant to our presence in the Canadian airborne survey market”, said Lou Bartolotta, executive vice president Sales for North America.

David Lauzon of Geotech Aviation said, “We selected the AW119Ke because it offers excellent value and improved performance. With this new platform, we will have expanded capability and will better serve our customers.”

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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