Beijing Automotive Industrial Corp. (BAIC) of China has signed a $511 million order for the purchase of 50 AgustaWestland
helicopters. Under the multi-year contract, BAIC will receive several different helicopter types including the AW139, AW169 and AW189. AgustaWestland
is also looking to expand its partnership with BAIC to provide local support, training and aircraft customization services for the growing Chinese para-public helicopter market. The partnership is looking to provide law enforcement, search and rescue, firefighting and disaster relief services in the region.