GrandNew handover to French customer

AgustaWestland has announced that Societe FCL
of France has taken
delivery of a GrandNew helicopter. The helicopter was handed over at a ceremony
held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate facility in Italy on 23 September 2011. The
helicopter will be used for private and charter services from its base in Paris and also along the Cote d’Azur.

The GrandNew features advanced vision systems to achieve a new level of
situation and terrain awareness. A Synthetic Vision System (SVS), Highway in
The Sky (HITS) and Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS)
provide realistic obstacle awareness in low visibility flying conditions, three
dimensional guidance and detailed terrain maps. These systems provide an
advanced operating capability which sets a new benchmark in safety.

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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