Kaigai Corporation orders GrandNew helicopter

AgustaWestland announced that the Kaigai Corporation has signed a contract for the purchase of a GrandNew light twin helicopter. AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation have also agreed the renewal of the successful distribution agreement for the sale of AW119Ke single engine as well as AW109 Power and GrandNew light twins for the Japanese commercial market.

AgustaWestland and Kaigai Aviotech Corporation originally signed a distribution agreement in 2007. Customers in Japan also benefit from local support services, including a spare parts centre, located at the Tokyo Heliport to serve the commercial light helicopter market.

AgustaWestland’s head of region, NE Asia, Andrew Symonds said “The signing of the third GrandNew helicopter through 2012 is evidence that the Japanese market has recognised the GrandNew as a high technology platform equipped with advanced avionics and navigation systems suitable for the highly responsive role demanded by the Dr Heli market. AgustaWestland is also delighted that Kaigai Corporation has agreed to renew the Distributor Agreement demonstrating the faith and commitment its has with the AgustaWestland products.”

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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