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Friday, September 13, 2013

Japanese Newspaper Buys AW169 for ENG

Asahi Shimbun has purchased an AW169 from AgustaWestland and Tokyo-based Mitsui Bussan Aerospace. The electronic newsgathering (ENG) AW169 ­– complete with a gyrostabilized camera – will join the news organization’s fleet of four helicopters and one fixed-wing business jet. Certification of the variant is planned for 2014, with delivery of the Asahi Shimbum AW169 in 2015 and service entry in early 2016, according to AgustaWestland.

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