Kaan Air signs contract for three helicopters

AgustaWestland AW169AgustaWestland announced at the Airex Istanbul 2012 exhibition that Kaan
Air signed a preliminary sales contract for two AW169 helicopters and a
contract for one AW139 helicopter plus further options for both types. The
contract marks the entry of the AW169 helicopter into the Turkish helicopter

Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president, commercial business,
AgustaWestland, said at the signing ceremony “The contract signed today
confirms that there are good market prospects for the AW169 in Turkey where the
helicopter market is growing and AgustaWestland is the market leader with more
than 60% share of the turbine market in recent years.”

Dalmasso added “The contract for another AW139 demonstrates the
continued success of this model in the VIP/corporate market. There are now
three AW139s operating successfully in Turkey where the aircraft’s high
performance, cabin size and modern safety features are recognised as key
advantages over the competition. A fourth AW139 will be delivered to a
corporate customer in late 2012.”

Ferda Yildiz, chairman of the Board, Kaan Air, said “We are very
proud to buy helicopters that are best suited to the demanding Turkish
operating environment. AgustaWestland helicopters are the most powerful and
fastest in their class, which makes them the preferred aircraft in Turkey.”


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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