Linfox orders three AW169 helicopters

AgustaWestland AW169AgustaWestland has announced
that Linfox has signed a contract for three AW169 helicopters in full VIP

The aircraft will be used to perform corporate transport
missions in the Melbourne area of Australia. This
order marks the entrance of the AW169 into the Australian corporate/VIP
transport market.

Contracts for more than 50 AW169s have now been signed by
customers worldwide so far since its launch in summer 2010.

Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice
president commercial business unit, AgustaWestland, said “We are very pleased
that Linfox has chosen the new generation AW169 to meet its future VIP
transport requirements as it moves up to a 4.5 tonne category helicopter.
Linfox was the first Australian customer for the AW119 Koala in 2000 and
followed that by buying Grand and GrandNew light twins, so we are delighted we
are able to continue to meet the requirements of this loyal customer.”

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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