Columbia River Bar Pilots set to receive a GrandNew

AgustaWestland GrandNewRiver Pilots select a GrandNew as fleet replacement for an AW109

AgustaWestland has announced that the GrandNew helicopter has been
selected by the Columbia River Bar Pilots in Oregon. The GrandNew will replace the
existing AW109 Power helicopter that has served as their transport since the
early 2000’s.

The GrandNew helicopter will modernise their ship pilot operations that
service the approaches to the famous Columbia River.
The Columbia
Bar River
is globally recognised as one of the most demanding and treacherous stretches
of water in the world.

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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