GrandNew helicopter sold to Sampoerna

AgustaWestland GrandNewAgustaWestland announced the sale of a GrandNew helicopter to Sampoerna
(PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk.). The helicopter will be used for the
transport of VIPs and officials throughout Indonesia
from Sumatra, through Java, to Sumbawa, Flores and Sulawesi.
The helicopter was ordered earlier this year and is set to be delivered later
this month. This will be the second GrandNew to be delivered to an Indonesian
customer this year.

Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president Commercial Business,
AgustaWestland said “Indonesia is an important and growing market for
AgustaWestland so we are delighted that Sampoerna, after detailed evaluation,
selected the GrandNew for its corporate transport requirements. The GrandNew is
undoubtedly the most advanced helicopter in its class with its advanced
avionics system providing operators with enhanced capabilities and flight
safety features.”

Vincenzo Alaimo,
head of region, South East Asia, AgustaWestland added “With its class beating
cruise speed of 157 knots, range of more than 400 nautical miles and a
luxurious cabin the GrandNew is the ideal helicopter for corporate transport
operations –  it also keeps the
accountants happy due to its low operating costs compared to other

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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