Kaigai Corporation orders GrandNew helicopter


AgustaWestland and Kaigai Aviotech agree to renew a distribution agreement for the sale of AW110Ke as well as AW109 Power and GrandNew helicopters.

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.”