AgustaWestland announces order for VIP AW169

                           AgustaWestland 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.  

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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