JNPA orders two GrandNew helicopters

AgustaWestland GrandNewAgustaWestland and Kanematsu Corporation have announced a contract with
the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to supply two GrandNew helicopters as
part of an on-going programme to modernise the helicopter fleet. The two
aircraft will be operated in Saga and Tottori prefectures.

This is the first order of GrandNew helicopters to the JNPA. The
selection of the GrandNew helicopter brings the number of AgustaWestland light
twin helicopters operating in the Japanese law enforcement market to 25
aircraft.. 

Andrew Symonds, president of
AgustaWestland Japan
said “This latest order is further evidence of the growing success we have
experienced in the Japanese helicopter market in recent years, meeting
commercial, government and military requirements by offering the best solutions
and establishing strong relationships with our local partners. We are committed
to building on this success by offering the best solutions for future
rotorcraft requirements in Japan.”

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: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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