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Monday, March 1, 2010

AgustaWestland Receives Maritime AW109 Order


The Bangladesh Navy has placed an order for two AW109 Power helicopters from AgustaWestland. The AW109s will conduct search and rescue, surface surveillance, maritime security and economic zone protection ops. AgustaWestland plans to hand over the helicopters—which will be equipped to fly from the frigate BNS Bangabandhu—in 2011. The agreement also contains provisions for training, including VFR/IFR conversion training, instruction for maintenance engineers and initial operational maritime training with an AW109 Level-D flight simulator. (From March 2010 Rotorcraft Report)

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