Thursday, September 10, 2015
AgustaWestland Sales Boost Strong Chinese Presence
AgustaWestland will deliver three AW119Kx helicopters to China this year as part of a contract with Sino-US Intercontinental, adding to a total of more than thirty rotorcraft the distributor has ordered since late 2013. The partnership between AgustaWestland and Sino-US has contributed to the OEM's expansion into the Chinese market, as has AgustaWestland's in-country presence through its Shanghai-based Regional Business Headquarters. This latest order comes shortly after the China Civil Helicopter Summit in June, during which AgustaWestland won the Best Civil Helicopter Award 2015 for the high-quality standard, mission capabilities, latest technology, safety and cost-effectiveness of its airframes. The Beijing Public Security Bureau's Police Aviation Team, which operates three AW109 Power and two AW139 helicopters, also won the Best Community Service Award. More than 130 AgustaWestland helicopters have been sold to Chinese customers to date.