Jun 8, 2017: HeliKorea, a provider of helicopter air transportation services in Korea has ordered three GrandNew light twin helicopter for Emergency Medical Service from Leonardo. The first two helicopters will be delivered at the end of 2017 while the third will be added to the fleet in 2018. These aircraft will join two AW169s ordered by HeliKorea in 2016 for EMS missions. With these deliveries, the entirety of the EMS fleet in South Korea will consist of Leonardo helicopters as of January 2018.
In the Republic of Korea, Leonardo has experienced a growth of its presence with over 50 helicopters of different types in service or on order in military, parapublic and commercial roles ranging from naval applications, search and rescue, law enforcement, firefighting and VIP/corporate transportation.