First GrandNew VIP sale in Japan

AgustaWestland GrandNewAgustaWestland and Kaigai Aviotech Corporation have announced the first sale
of a GrandNew helicopter for corporate/VIP transport in the Japanese market.
The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered to its customer in late 2012.

The GrandNew in addition to having now been selected for VIP/corporate
transport role in Japan
is all ready in service performing electronic news gathering and emergency
medical services.

The aircraft will feature a five seat “Elite” cabin interior. Orders for more than 300 helicopters from the Grand series have been
placed by over 180 customers in almost 40 countries worldwide, in order to
perform many tasks including VIP/corporate and passenger transport, EMS, SAR,
electronic newsgathering, harbour pilot shuttle, maritime patrol and water
pollution monitoring.

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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