Leonardo sells helicopters in South America


Leonardo-Finmeccanica has recently sold five helicopters to three customers in South America.

The sales include one AgustaWestland AW169 and two GrandNew helicopters to corporate customers in Argentina, and another two GrandNew helicopters to a corporate customer in Venezuela. All five aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2016.

Both the newly-certified AW169 and the GrandNew meet customer demands for helicopters with quiet and comfortable interiors and safety features. The GrandNew continues to offer the highest levels of luxury, thanks to its low noise, low vibration and spacious cabin.

The AW169 incorporates several new technology features in the rotor system, engines, avionics, transmission and electric power generation and distribution systems, and can comfortably accommodate up to ten passengers in its large, unobstructed cabin.

This means the South American market now has 250 aircraft in a fleet of AW109s, AW119s and AW139s.