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Leonardo secures Brazilian corporate helicopter orders

Posted 15 August 2017 · Add Comment

Leonardo announced that it has secured more orders from Brazilian executive operators, with one GrandNew helicopter sold to a VIP operator in Brazil and three firm orders placed for AW169s.

These aircraft will join the large fleet of Leonardo helicopters in Brazil, which amounts to nearly 200 helicopters across commercial, parapublic and military operators.

The GrandNew and AW109 series are well-established in Brazil, with the GrandNew employed for VIP/corporate transport missions. Orders for more than 360 helicopters from the Grand series have been placed by over 220 customers in nearly 40 countries worldwide.

The country also represents one of the biggest market opportunities for the AW169 (right), as with more than 160 agreements signed for the AW169 to date, including firm orders and options, nearly 20 of them are from operators in Brazil.

The AW169 incorporates several new technology solutions in the rotor system, engines, avionics, transmission and electric power generation and distribution systems and accommodates up to 10 passengers.

Leonardo maintains a strong position in global executive transport market - with 50% share in the multiengine segment - and is looking at increasing the fleet in Brazil and South America.

 

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